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NEW HIRES Connor Davis, Teacher, Minden High School, Temporary-Authority-to Teach, replacing Benjamin Bower who transferred to another position, effective January 10, 2023. Shakima Turner, 7-Hour Food Service, North Webster Junior High School, replacing Mollie Cooper who resigned, effective January 6, 2023. Erin Cornelius, 7-Hour Food Service, Minden High School, Open Position, effective January 6, 2023. […]

Personnel hires/promotions and board appointments topped the Minden City Council agenda on Monday night. The Council approved two new Police Department Hires: Anthony Crittenden and Cadyn O’Connor as full-time Police Officers, subject to passing all applicable tests. The Council also approved the promotions of Officer First Class Reece Tewell and Office First Class Christopher Coyer […]

The regular monthly meeting of the Webster Parish School Board was called to order by Board President Charles Strong Monday evening. The meeting began with a presentation by Scott Walker of Taylor and Sons to recognize the February Employee of the Month, Tanya Pesses Cole, 1st grade teacher at Browning Elementary School. The board approved […]

Funeral services for William Matthew “Bill” Barkas, Sr. of Minden will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at First Methodist Minden. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will follow at Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach, LA. Barkas was born on February 25, 1937, in Manila, […]

Rev. Frank M. Jones, Sr passed away January 30, 2023, at the age of 83. He was a retired Methodist Minister, having served churches in Louisiana for over 30 years. His parents, Rev. J.A. Jones and Lou Anna Welliford Jones preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dyann Jones; […]

Graveside services for Jeanne L. Hurtle will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Gardens of Memory in Minden, Louisiana with Father Kallookalam officiating. Jeanne was born September 18, 1933, in Fort Monroe, Virginia and entered into rest January 28, 2023 in Minden, Louisiana. She was preceded in death by her daughters, […]

Funeral services for Bonnie R. Ashley will be held Monday, January 23, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana with Tracy Winget officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Church of Christ Cemetery in Marion, Louisiana. The family will receive friends Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 prior to the service. […]

Janice was born on November 20, 1948, to Jack and Faye Smith. Janice was a life-long resident of Minden. She raised three strong independent daughters and took so much pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Janice was a member of First Baptist Church in Minden and enjoyed her Sunday School class and getting visits from […]

Reuben Allen “Rock” Tuggle, 86, of Homer, LA moved to his heavenly home on January 8, 2023. His work on Earth was done and Jesus called him home. Rock was born on November 29, 1936, in Homer, Louisiana to W. S. and Velma Krouse Tuggle. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Phillip […]

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning on Tuesday January 10, 2023, the outside lane of US-371 Northbound over I-20 in Webster Parish will be closed. This closure is scheduled to take place from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. This is necessary to allow DOTD crews to make bridge repairs. Restrictions/Permits: Load width […]

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