As one might expect, there was more than a fair share of opponents, including the editor of the Richland Beacon-News. Here’s an editorial that ran, questioning the wisdom and need for quarantine.
“I know, our grandfather, Ruben Scott, came here in the 1830s from North Carolina. He was with a group that banded together and came south. They stopped in Arkansas, and a Scott went to Natchez, Miss., and a Jones went on to New Orleans.”
Mr. Kalil, the son of immigrant parents from Lebanon, held the mayor’s post from 1970 until 1994. For ten years prior to that, from 1960 until his election as mayor in 1970, he was a member of the Board of Aldermen. Active in state levels as well, Mr. Kalil was a member and leader of the Louisiana Municipal Association, serving in 1974 and 75 as its president. For the remainder of his life, he was a valued member of the LMA Executive Board. In addition, he served on the Louisiana Municipal Retirement System and had been chairman of that board for the past 20 years.
DHS 1945-46 sophomore class Members of the 1945-46 sophomore class at Delhi High School were, back row, Claxton McDaris, Combs Copes, C.W. Coleman, Henrietta McKeithen, Mary Vee Ryals, Joyce Hicks, Christine Gunderson,… Read More
LOUISE HICKS, one of the thousand guest children at the big Christmas celebration given by George B. Franklin & Son at Holly Ridge, receives a gift from Santa Claus.
The Richland Parish Beacon reported the first bale of cotton had been ginned for 1967 on August 6th of that year. (Bonus points: The #1 song on the radio that week was… Read More
IN SOUTH PACIFIC Headquarters, 13th AAF, Southwest Pacific. Corporal Henry A. Buie, whose wife, Mrs. Peggy McCrary Buie, lives at 500 Erin Street, Monroe, Louisiana, has been on foreign duty for fifteen… Read More