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‘Use the basement’ and other sayings

‘Use the basement’ and other sayings

In the old (1910) High School Building (it was located on the site of the present Minden High School Building) that also housed the elementary grades, the bathrooms were in the basement. Children learned to say that they had to use the basement instead of using the word "bathroom". That hung over to the time we used the new (1925) high school building. The bathrooms were not in the basement there but on the first floor. We still said "use the basement." My son asked me why we used the word "basement" instead of saying "bathroom" and then I remembered that the bathrooms were in the basement in the old 1910 building which was where the elementary grades were back in the thirties.

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Community News

Camp Minden Graduate Receives Scholarship

Camp Minden Graduate Receives Scholarship

Preston Ponder received a $20,000 scholarship from the National Youth Foundation at the Louisiana National Guard’s Youth ChalleNGe Program Gala in New Orleans June 28.

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Community News

Local woman honored

Local woman honored

SPECIAL TO THE PRESS-HERALD

Noella Broussard Bostick, second born of the seven sisters of the Philogene-Josephine Broussard Family was given honors by her sisters and fami...

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Community News

The United Christian Home is in need of the following

Food
canned spinach or greens, oatmeal, pasta sauce, sugar (1 lb. bags/boxes)

Household Items
bar soap, fans, sheets (queen and king), towels

Clothing
boys’, girls’ and womens...

Community News

Around Town

Thursday, July 10

Faith Baptist Church will hold their revival at 7 p.m. nightly until Saturday, June 12. Speaker shall be Brother Lane Garner. Special music nightly.

Frida...

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Community News

Richland state bank ranked with nations strongest banks

BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation's bank rating firm, commends Richland State Bank for proving once again that it is a steadfast and invaluable part...

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Cameos of Minden

July 4 a time to honor, celebrate

July 4 a time to honor, celebrate

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on July 2, 2003.

Birthdays are special, and some are more special than others. Since I observed a special birthday — m...

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