Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Apr 23rd

Opinion

Josh Beavers

Note to a Reader and Remembering Pearl Harbor

Note to a Reader and Remembering Pearl Harbor

In an earlier edition of the Press-Herald, a submitted feature article referred to one of our readers as a "black lady." Her race had no bearing on the article and should not have been included. Our articles, both created by our news team and those submitted, generally only refer to someone's race if skin color has bearing on the story.

This was brought to my attention via an email from this lady's daughter. I could have handled the email better, becoming defensive rather than extending a proper apology that one of our articles was offensive to a long-time subscriber. Since then, I have conversed with our subscriber and spoken to her daughter. I see the error I made, and I am regretful for making it.

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Chamber Banquet (Save the Date: Jan 21, 2014) and Shop Local this Christmas

Before I run through the upcoming activities of the Chamber, I'd like to say thank you to some very special people. Our Board of Directors is losing six members whose ter...

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A priceless memory of a WWII veteran

This Saturday, December 7, will be a busy day, full of Christmas and seasonal activities in Minden. But veterans and patriots will find quiet moments throughout the day t...

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Showcasing Webster’s Tourism Opportunities

Showcasing Webster’s  Tourism Opportunities

Editorial is much more valuable than a paid advertisement. Most publications today use freelance writers. That is why the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau is...

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Have a Little Fun Each Day

Someone once said that laughter is the best medicine, and I believe it wholeheartedly. Therefore, you may quite often see me laughing. Some of those times, though, I laug...

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