Minden Press-Herald

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Jul 13th

Josh Beavers

Opinion - Josh Beavers

In Memory of a Mayor and a Friend

In Memory of  a Mayor and a Friend

The news greeted me early Thursday morning via rumor. With a single phone call, rumor turned to fact. And the sad fact was that after two decades, Minden had lost her mayor. And what a loss he was.

My memories of Bill Robertson are many and they are professional and pleasant. He is the only mayor of Minden I have ever known. From my earliest days at the Press-Herald, the mayor has been at City Hall. I covered him during his joys (impressive and resounding reelections, the Recreation Complex, etc). I covered him through his trying times (lawsuits, disputes with city personnel and community members). And I covered him during some of Minden's brightest moments as a community.

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Opinion - Josh Beavers

A Love Story

A Love Story

The story of Samuel and Dee Waller is a love poem that stretches seven decades.

The couple married in the summer of 1942, and up or down, thin or flush, in 71 years they'v...

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Opinion - Josh Beavers

Two Beautiful Words

Two Beautiful Words

I do not pretend to know someone else's pain. But I can scarcely deny that the hardest moments in my own life have centered on loss. The loss of trust, the loss of financ...

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Opinion - Josh Beavers

D-Day: Remembering Those Who Changed the World

D-Day: Remembering Those Who Changed the World

Yesterday was the anniversary of the sacrifice that changed the world.

Nearly 70 years ago, more than 160,000 troops participated in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944....

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Opinion - Josh Beavers

Minden Answering the Call

Minden Answering the Call

Their words tell the story.

"I will survive and always remember your good deed."

Another note of gratitude reads in part, "My family appreciates this so much. Thank you for...

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