Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Apr 17th

Fourth on the Fifth

Fourth on the Fifth

Hope everyone enjoyed the fruits of the labors of so many this Independence Day past. Celebrations ranging from huge fireworks displays to backyard barbeques with family and friends have become as integral to this uniquely American holiday as bacon is to eggs; as hot dogs are to a ball game; as futility is to Congress.

Your humble observer cannot celebrate a Fourth of July without thinking of those 56 independent yet collective thinkers who attached their names to one of the most important documents ever penned by humans. Their act of defiance to the most powerful nation on the face of the earth at that time defined the American spirit; a spirit forged by a burning desire to be free.

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A History Lesson on the Founding of this Nation and Why We Celebrate

A History Lesson on the Founding of this Nation and Why We Celebrate

Independence Day is the national holiday of the United States of America commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July ...

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My Funny Wasn’t So Funny to Teacher

My Funny Wasn’t  So Funny to Teacher

One of my greatest enjoyments in life is making others laugh; guess that's why I was the class clown in high school. Although I can honestly claim success on occasion, th...

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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 may...

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Changing Uniforms

Changing Uniforms

Even die-hard LSU fans will have to agree there's something special about former University of Alabama star running back Glen Coffee. It's a story that occurs infrequentl...

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