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David Otho Johnson

David Otho Johnson, age 67 and formerly of Jackson, died on October 20, in Golden, Colorado, of pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otho S. Johnson, Jr. and Dorothy Day Johnson, infant sister Dorothy Day Johnson, and uncles, Bill Day and Dr. Kirby Day.



George Worley Newton

George Worley Newton was born in Monroe, LA, and spent his formative years in Shreveport, graduating from Byrd High School where he was both active in sports and a cheerleader. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University and a member of Zeta Zeta chapter of DKE. His “brothers” there remained close and dear to him throughout the years.


Falling Down

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Northsider attempting to replenish disappearing trees

Greenwood Cemetery’s typically serene atmosphere was disturbed recently by the sounds of chainsaws and other heavy equipment.

Crews had descended on the historic site to remove a 100-year-old oak tree, on the advice of experts.









Expanding Medicaid bad idea

By JAMES TAYLOR,

When policymakers debate “Medicaid expansion,” they are properly considering whether to expand Medicaid to able-bodied, childless adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. For some reason, the ACA deemed this population as most worthy of coverage, offering a 90 percent funding match.



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