Minden Press-Herald

Sunday
Jul 13th

Everything was Normal Until . . .

Note: One of my most favorite people, Ms. Dot Colvin, passed away recently. This is a piece I wrote about her a few years ago.

In the early 1940's, long before Ms. Dorothy Jeanne Sallier (Dot) Colvin was our school librarian, she was a teenager growing up Port Sulphur, Louisiana. Located in the heart of Plaquemines Parish, Port Sulphur was a company town built in the 1930's for the employees of the Freeport Sulphur Company.

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Of Course, It’s All in the Course

Of Course, It’s All in the Course

School bells have rung across the nation, and kids are all in their places with bright shining faces. From pre-kindergarten to high school, we parents and grandparents ho...

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Regarding the Know-It-Alls in Life

When I was in junior high school, one of my best friends had a shirt with the words "Know It All" really large. A closer look revealed the following sentence: "People who...

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Coach Facing Toughest Challenge

Coach Facing Toughest Challenge

In Haynesville, there's a name that gets mentioned quite often when folks discuss the sport of football. That name is Franklin, as in Red Franklin and his son David. Both...

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A Child of God

Have you ever had somebody you loved and respected very much teach you a lesson that you still remember to this day? I have. My lesson giver was my 6th grade teacher Ms. ...

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