Now, before you expires your envy at Smitty’s incredible health and vigor, listen to some facts about his physical condition. He’s so blind he has to be led around on a friend’s arm to get from place to place. He’s so deaf that admirers had to shout their congratulations in his ear.
Rounding out the mayor’s office is his communications director (salary of $102,000) and his economic development/film industry advisor (salary of $103,000). A few of these staff positions are civil service; the large majority are not, and, thus, there is no job security.
For more than a year, we have struggled to gain stability for the nation’s farmers while a longterm farm bill was in limbo. I am happy to hear our congressional leaders have finally resolved their differences and voted in favor of a five-year farm bill.
I then engage the mechanism. Off to do a couple of things, then back to the Bunn. Lately, it has begun to emit a long, plaintive sigh which terminates in a sort of last-gasp gurgle, and then belches out a puff of steam. When that happens, I know that Mr.
Thompson won a hotly contested election to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2011 against Duke Lowrie. Many political observers noted that his campaign tactics reached a new nadir for “dirty” politics in that election — even by Bossier standards.
OK, back to “Sea Hunt.” I have a Monroe friend named Ben Dillingham. He owns Bayou Divers, a scuba diving company, and Ben teaches private scuba lessons as well as classes at ULM and Tech. One of his students told me once that his jaw muscles were terribly sore after the first lesson.
The first fire was reported last Tuesday afternoon in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Emergency crews and investigators had their hands full after an explosion at a home on Independence Circle that was the result of an out of control meth lab. Capt. Shawn Nelson of the New Philadelphia Police Department told reporters that when they arrived at around 2:30 p.
Nichole Bourgeois continues to cost the Bossier Parish School Board (BPSB) big bucks — and there is no end in sight. Like an ostrich, Bossier Superintendent D.C. Machen stands by his man — ah, woman — and the state law that says only he, not the school board, can remove a principal.
After all, every Christian struggles with temptation. Wouldn’t it be great if God equipped us with some sort of guiding gizmo to keep our feet on the narrow path? Perhaps a batteryoperated New Testament which, upon contact with evil desires, would...