Columns

Wed
03
Feb

There is No Silver Bullet

By Stephen Waguespack 

Throughout life, we often find ourselves on a quest for that one silver bullet to solve our problems. The problem with that simple approach is that most of life’s challenges are complex and multi-faceted, demanding a similarly complex solution. 

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Wed
03
Feb

DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard 

Many moons ago, representatives of stock performances came to small towns to stage a play using local talent. Since graduating seniors usually had some appearances before the lights they were sought out to perform for the professional who came into the community to teach drama and take the proceeds from these country volunteers.

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Wed
27
Jan

The Table

By Stephen Waguespack 

There is a subtle, yet significant, distinction between being “at” the table or being “on” it. If you don’t believe it, ask the Thanksgiving turkey how much he enjoys his seat at the table every year. Last week, to kick off our 41st year, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) hosted the newly inaugurated Gov. John Bel Edwards as the keynote speaker.

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Wed
27
Jan

DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard 

There are some interesting things happening on elk hunts in the western states, some which are long remembered. We hunted with three doctors from North Little Rock, Arkansas. One an ophthalmologist who was called “Money Bags” by the OB-GYN and the anesthesiologist. The wealthiest wanted badly to call up a bull elk on his own and take him with a large rifle.

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Wed
20
Jan

DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard

 

Wed
20
Jan
Wed
13
Jan

DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard 

William Allen White was editor and publisher of a small newspaper in Emporia, Kansas, who became the voice of democracy in these United States and friends of leaders, including presidents and world elected men and women whose thoughts and actions fill history books of yesterday and today. He did not like FDR nor his plans including the CCCs, nor his giveaways to Russia and the British.

Wed
13
Jan

Guest Column: New Year...New Plan

Stephen Waguespack 

The New Year’s holiday is not only marked by fireworks and parades, but it is also a time to reflect upon the last year while looking ahead to the future’s possibilities. As a state, we must also reflect on ways we can improve our approach in the new year.

Wed
06
Jan

DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard

The New Years Resolutions have come and gone by now and we face new problems from with and without as this country faces another year with a president outfitted with a congress with new ideas and a new governor who is a democrat near handcuffed by republicans with a majority vote.

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Wed
06
Jan

When Should Really Means Shall

By Stephen Waguespack

Lawyers love to fight about the nuances and subtle distinctions in the English language in order to achieve a specific result. Politicians do as well. In the last legislative session and throughout this fall’s gubernatorial campaign, politicians have argued a clear distinction between the words “tax” and “revenue.”

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