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Sep 18th

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Minden’s ‘Rosie the Riveter’

Minden’s ‘Rosie the Riveter’

She was a cultural icon, this woman called Rosie the Riveter, and she represented tens of thousands of women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, stepping in to fill the jobs vacated by men in the military or working alongside men who served their country in a different way.

After Pearl Harbor pulled the United States into the global war, attitudes changed more from necessity than social conscience. Women traditionally were expected to stay home and raise a family. Blacks found it difficult to find high-paying industrial jobs. Now to meet military and civilian demands, both groups found themselves working, often side-by-side.

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Local News

Two arrested on multiple drug charges

Two arrested on multiple drug charges

SPRINGHILL — Two north Webster Parish men are facing a variety of drug-related charges as the result of an undercover operation successfully conducted by members of the N...

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Law Enforcement

Police Blotter: August 18-24

City and parish law enforcement officers made the following arrests during the period August 18 through August 24.

James H. Carrell, 46, of the 600 block of Buddy Brown Ro...

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State News

Judge hears request to block abortion law

BATON ROUGE — An abortion rights organization wants a federal judge to block enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law while its lawsuit to overturn the law makes its w...

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Local News

Shooting marks Webster's first homicide

Shooting marks Webster's first homicide

Webster Parish investigators are looking into the parish's first reported homicide of 2014 after the discovery of a man's body in a wooded area off Walter Lyons Road.

Sher...

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Local News

Elected officials not among raise recipients

Elected officials not among raise recipients

In response to word on the streets that salary and benefit raises are in the works for Minden's mayor, city council and police chief, Mayor Tommy Davis confirmed Monday t...

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Local News

Rate, fee hikes in city’s future

Rate, fee hikes in city’s future

The city's proposed $30.3 million budget, which is available at Minden City Hall for public viewing, is "tight," the mayor said, and with revenues for the city "flat," fe...

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