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Daddy Hit the Long Ball
Dike is a little piece of Texas in Hopkins County sitting six miles north of I-30 on Texas Farm to Market Highway 69. Right after World War II and into the early 50’s, Dike fielded a team in the Ho...
Jun 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jun 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sin tax will generate money to pay for health care costs caused by tobacco products
Louisiana’s tax on cigarettes is one of the lowest in the nation, but efforts in the legislature to increase the taxes and dedicate new revenues to health care programs continue to fail because of ...
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Surfing the Internet
In looking for interesting things to talk about besides dogs, I decided to surf the Net. I started with the Mississippi River. Hernando De Soto discovered the Mississippi River in 1541. This seems ...
Jun 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: Thank you, Louisiana State Senator Robert Adley for sponsoring Senate Bill 173! It is a consumer bill! This bill allows all employers, small and large, to have access to the de-identif...
Jun 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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The New Rule Rules in Budget Debate
The confusion and frustration that engulfed the House of Representatives the day before could not dim the sunny attitude and beaming smile of Rep. Brett Geymann. “I think it’s great!” exclaimed the...
Jun 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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TOPS shift great idea
Louisiana legislators are moving toward the approval of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to permanently shift some funds from the state’s tobacco settlement to the TOPS scholarship program, and that will r...
May 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Christmas Night Dike Black Powder Anvil Shoot
During the late forties and early fifties, The Jap Hatley Family was at the core of a group of men and boys who shot anvils with black powder on Christmas Night in front of George Duncan’s General ...
May 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Smoking in Bars
The Health and Welfare Committee of the Louisiana Senate has approved a proposal to expand the state’s ban against smoking in public places to include bars and lounges, and legislators should have ...
May 28, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor, Hooray! Hooray! J.T. really laid it on the line regarding the city’s newest scheme to save the town’s “White Elephant,” the events center. The only problem is, as J.T. and others have ...
May 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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