Got to admit, I boogied to these guys early on at a few places around town. They were good as a teen band then. Of course I also went to gig’s played by Jimmy Clanton and Rod Bernard among others…Hell of a band back then…Put todays young bands to shame…But times change and ideas on what is music change also..
Seeing that the group played at the Casino in Marksville this past weekend brought on this flashback.
I am so sick of the same old tired stories being published by the local blogs, that I have decided to change direction.
I see that there is no hope for change in our current city government, no matter what. To criticise them for their short comings is liking beating a dead horse.
Until we clean house and put in more responsible people, we have no hope in progressing our city .Change is what we need. Change is the last issue on their mind. So I throw in the towel.
There are many other interesting things in Central Louisiana than rehashing the short comings of our present city government. I know personally most of our city officials and know they could do better, but there are a few dud’s in the bunch that are misguided in their efforts. They will not change. I may make comment’s on our city government, but they will be few and more in disgust than anything else.
So with that being said..lets move on.
Alexandria High school was the forerunner of Bolton High School. It was located behind the Catholic cathedral in the place the school board office’s are located today. From what I can determine our first football team was established in 1909. I am not a rabid sports fan, so I could be wrong. unfortunately there are no names on the back of this photograph. You may know some of the young men pictured, they may be your great-uncle or even father or grandfather. If you think you know one of the team members, please comment.
As you can see the football has AHS 1909 on it. Wonder if they had a winning season?
I remember playing on the steps pictured as a youngster in the late 1940′s.
(Am I giving away my age?)
On April 4, 1923 a tornado ripped it’s way through Pineville, Louisiana.
It roared down Main Street and slanted through the back section of Louisiana College doing moderate damage to that facility…. Damage was severe from the river to just before the College grounds…. Various reports placed the death toll at from 15 to 20 people. Some of the photographs taken the day after the storm vividly paint a picture of mass destruction. I am publishing three of those detailed photographs. Not a pretty sight.
In the bottom photograph you can just make out the Guaranty Bank Building in downtown Alexandria.
A look into the past.
(Photographs are from the Louisiana History Museum and are copyright. Not to be used without the LHM permission.)
…Well here we go …from the Sheriff’s race right back to the boring subject of Tiffany Sanders. Have we not wasted enough time and money on this subject? At this point wo gives a damn? Lets face it..the City council hates the mayor and the mayor hates the city council. There is no middle ground. I would love to lock the whole bunch in the council chambers and not let them out untill they can… with out the benefit of legal counsel reach some sort of half-assed agreement to try to work together in some vague way to benefit the city and not the pocketbooks of all the legal firms in Alexandria.
The whole week to week comedy of errors just continues with zero common ground found on anything what-so-ever.
We have a fantastic, vibrant, city full of promise.
An economic field of gold to be mined under the right guidance.
Tourist possibilities that stagger the imagination.
A city government that borders on the edge of insanity.
And we bicker on the same tired subject’s day after day, while reality just passes us by.
What can we do about it?
I do not have a clue.
Who was he?
I came across this photograph a while back ..It is unique because it shows an early street vendor.
For some reason the image haunts me.
We know it was taken in Alexandria, La.
From a colection from this area.
It makes you wonder when you see the image.
Who was he?
What was his name?
Where did he live?
Are any of his family members here in Alexandria today.
What did he sell?
A century old image etched forever in time.
lets take comments on what the next big issue will be in the blogosphere??
Nominations are now open…
What’s your guess?
Or do you have one?
Well……the radio, TV and newspaper media have made a truckload of money. Helped stimulate the economy in some perverted way.
At least the fools in this scenario are well-defined.
All the peacock’s are lined up and ready for their victory dance Saturday night.
Who will win? Who will I vote for? Makes no differece.
At least we have a clear picture of all the candidates, never mind the horns, tails and excessive drool.
Vote..and be proud of who you put in office. Feel safe in knowing their true character… They have shown it well.
Makes you feel real good.., don’t it?
Let’s get back to having fun with our ineffective and neutralized city government.
Hell of a way to end a day..with no hope at all…
Putting aside the insane ramblings of other blog’s about Central Louisiana… How do you go about making a non biased decision about the two men running for Sheriff?
Both have done a good job in the position. One in the past and one in the present.
If you were to believe the advertising each has run, then both have been dishonest and deceitful in their terms in the office.
So who should be the one to serve the Parish?
At this point…. if you could vote for a write in, I probably would.
This race is a classic example of Louisiana politics out of control…
I for one am sick and tired of the stupidity.
Who will I vote for?
Give me a quarter.
Let’s hope the best man win’s….
I am ashamed of both of them.