OPPORTUNITY: Team Leader (3rd Shift)

AS A TEAM LEADER, YOU WILL: 

  • Supervise utilizing strong interpersonal skills 
  • Use technical knowledge of manufacturing processes, as applies to such supervision 
  • Utilize computer skills to facilitate processes and software used 
  • Pursue objectives with organizational skills to meet goals 
  • Work with personnel at all levels of the organization 

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS: 

  • Two (2) year Associates Degree, plus one year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Excellent communication skills; both oral and written 
  • Great computer skills (Excel and Word 

BENEFITS:

We offer medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide flexible time-off plans, including parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave.  

Shift is 11:00 p.m. until 7:30 a.m.  Overtime requirements are based on customer needs to meet business objectives. 

If qualified and interested, please apply online at www.emerson.com 

Equal Opportunity Employer 
Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.  


OPPORTUNITY: Quality Engineer

AS A QUALITY ENGINEER, YOU WILL:

• Investigate quality defects and perform RCA
• Lead and/or contribute to structured problem-solving for corrective and preventive actions
• Analyze no-conformance trends and evaluate the effectiveness of CAPA
• Identify improvement opportunities and drive actions for improvement by analyzing manufacturing processes and conducting process capability analysis
• Lead initiatives to improve non-conformance PPM and cost of quality
• Perform new product and process qualifications
• Direct quality support team members engaged in measuring and testing products and tabulating data concerning product or process quality

REQUIRED EDUCTION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

• BS degree in engineering or engineering technology with exposure to quality and lean manufacturing, plus two years of related experience
• Strong interpersonal skills with hourly, engineering and management
• Strong computer skills required
If qualified and interested, please apply online at http://www.emerson.com

BENEFITS:

We offer medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide you flexible time-off plans, including parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.


OPPORTUNITY: Manufacturing Engineer

AS A MANUFACTURING ENGINEER, YOU WILL:

  • Evaluate and improve existing equipment and tooling and fixture designs in a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Develop creative solutions to manufacturing process design-related issues
  • Solve complex design/tooling issues
  • Collaborate with diverse groups of people, to include hourly employees, and upper management
  • Relay difficult concepts to multiple business groups

REQUIRED EDUCTION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:

  • BS degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred) or equivalent experience and previous design experience for Assembly processes
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Inventor
  • Familiar with other CAD software packages, to include Solid Works, NX, and Pro-E
  • Strong problem-solving experience

If qualified and interested, please apply online at www.emerson.com

BENEFITS:

We offer medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide you flexible time-off plans, including parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.


Reward Offered: For Information Regarding the Theft of Two Jet Skis

Between April 26 and May 10, 2022, two jet skis were removed from a storage area located off Highway 71/84 in south Red River Parish. One was a 1998 red Kawasaki and the other was a 2012 blue Yamaha along with a white double trailer that carried both jet skis.

Entrance was gained by cutting the chain to a locked gate. The matter is being investigated by the Red River Parish Sheriffs office.

A reward is being offered to the anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the theft.

REWARD OFFER: $1,000.00
CONTACT:  The office of Red River Parish Sheriff Glen Edwards
PHONE:  318-932-6701
* All Callers will remain anonymous.


Former NSU hoops coach McConathy considering state Senate run

A DIFFERENT ARENA? Former Northwestern State basketball coach Mike McConathy, a Bossier City native, is considering entering politics as a candidate for revamped state Senate District 31.

When he left Northwestern State In March as the winningest college basketball coach in state history, Bossier City native Mike McConathy wasn’t sure what the future held.

Three months later, he’s considering scratching an old itch. McConathy, who counts Louisiana Political Hall of Famer and longtime influential state legislator Billy Montgomery of Haughton among his primary mentors, is considering running for the state Senate in a redesigned district spanning parts of 10 parishes in northwest Louisiana.

With the anticipated revamp of Senate District 31, incumbent Sen. Louie Bernard of Natchitoches announced last week he will not seek a second term. Bernard previously served 24 years as Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court and after over 40 years of public service, the still energetic 71-year-old said he’s going to serve out his term until 2023 and enjoy family life.

McConathy grew up with a first-hand perspective on public service. His father, John McConathy, was the Bossier Parish Superintendent of Schools for 20 years and later was a key collaborator in the development of the modern Bossier Parish Community College campus between U.S. 80 and I-20 in Bossier City.

Among his accolades, the former NSU coach is enshrined in the university’s Hall of Distinguished Educators for his service as a faculty member at Northwestern, and in 2012 he earned an elite Pillar of Education award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches for leading the Demons’ program into continuing educational outreach in area schools. His program was noted for its wide-ranging community service endeavors, and its academic performance – a remarkable 90 percent of his players earned degrees at NSU.

“This is something that has been on the back of my mind for quite some time, because I’ve known people who have served and are serving in Baton Rouge who have made a tremendously positive impact for the people they represented, and for the entire state, for that matter,” said McConathy.

“When Louie made his announcement, I had quite a few friends suggest I ought to consider this. I’m now in the process of visiting with people who have a real understanding of political life and public service,” he said, “along with many dear friends and most of all, my family members, so I can make the best possible decision for all concerned.”

The new District 31 has roughly 70 percent of its population located in Bossier, Caddo, Natchitoches and Sabine parishes, with portions of Webster, Bienville, DeSoto, Red River, Rapides and Winn included. That fits the geographic footprint which was the base of McConathy’s recruiting area and team rosters from 1999-2022 at NSU and for 16 years previously at Bossier Parish Community College.

“Some people might wonder how my career in coaching would translate to serving in Baton Rouge in a legislative body, in the political arena. In coaching, to succeed you have to nurture relationships with a variety of people from high school and college students, to colleagues and opponents, throughout a campus community and a fan base with avid alumni of all ages and backgrounds. You have to listen, you have to be responsive, you have to collaborate, and at the same time, you cannot compromise your values and your integrity.

“We all know politics can be a tough business to navigate, now more than ever. Heck, I’ve spent over 40 years trying to find middle ground with the referees,” he laughed. “As long as we understand each other, we can find paths to the best possible outcomes.”

McConathy said if he runs, he would do so as an independent, not affiliated with a political party. The only announced candidate so far is Shreveport Republican state Rep. Alan Seabaugh, who has served in the state House since 2010 but is term limited there.

Photo by CHRIS REICH, Northwestern State


Reward Offered: For Information Regarding the Theft of Two Jet Skis

Between April 26 and May 10, 2022, two jet skis were removed from a storage area located off Highway 71/84 in south Red River Parish. One was a 1998 red Kawasaki and the other was a 2012 blue Yamaha along with a white double trailer that carried both jet skis.

Entrance was gained by cutting the chain to a locked gate. The matter is being investigated by the Red River Parish Sheriffs office.

A reward is being offered to the anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the theft.

REWARD OFFER: $1,000.00
CONTACT:  The office of Red River Parish Sheriff Glen Edwards
PHONE:  318-932-6701
* All Callers will remain anonymous.


Journal offering three $3,000 scholarships at NSU for undecided 2022-23 students

Students who aren’t sure where they’ll go to college this fall are encouraged to apply for the Journal Services NSU Scholarships, which will award three new Northwestern State University students up to $3,000 in the next school year.

Applications are being accepted beginning today through midnight June 8. A link to a simple online application form is available at the bottom of this story.

The scholarships are designed to assist Class of 2022 high school students who haven’t settled on a college choice, as well as students currently enrolled at other higher-education institutions who are considering transferring to NSU in Natchitoches.

They are being provided by Journal Services, LLC, the business that serves local and area residents by providing the framework for the Red River Parish Journal. Journal Services, LLC, is based in Natchitoches and supports 12 journals covering north central and northwest Louisiana.

“We know there are students who haven’t decided yet where they’ll go to college this fall. We know that in many cases, money is a key factor in making college accessible,” said Bill Vance, general manager of Journal Services, LLC. “We are providing three game-changing scholarships bringing eager students to NSU to take advantage of the excellent academic programs here, and to live in a community where there are plenty of opportunities to find part-time jobs and to have a great student experience.”

A successful applicant from Red River Parish will join 110 other local students who attend Northwestern. Among the university’s 81,000 alumni, 435 currently live in Red River Parish.

Applicants are asked to provide their high school GPA (and college GPA if applicable), and also, report their ACT score along with listing honors, extracurricular activities and other relevant information on the form. That information will provide a basis for selecting the three winners.

The scholarship awards are for $1,500 cash per semester in the 2022-23 academic year. To renew the scholarship for the Spring 2023 semester, winners must post at least a 2.7 Fall semester GPA at NSU.

Scholarship winners must live in Natchitoches Parish during the upcoming school year. They are also required to have in-person, face-to-face instruction for 75 percent of their classes in 2022-23.

Students who have already accepted financial aid awards from Northwestern are not eligible to apply.

APPLICATION:  To Apply – Click Here


NSU Slated to Receive $52 million in Capital Outlay funding

Among a group of bills given final legislative approval by the Louisiana House, House Bill No. 2 presents a comprehensive Capital Outlay budget. This bill has yet to be signed by Governor John Bel Edwards. Once the governor signs the legislation into law, the Section sends agencies letters notifying them of capital outlay appropriations and of the procedures required to initiate funded projects.

Health Performance Center, Planning and Construction – Payable from State General Fund (Direct) Non-Recurring Revenues

$5,000,000

Renovation of Roy Hall, Planning and Construction – from General Obligation Bonds (Priority 5)

$9,765,000

Replacement of John S. Kyser Hall, Planning and Construction – Payable from General Obligation Bonds

Priority 1 – $3,907,680
Priority 5 – $33,195,000
Total – $37,102,680


Podcast: Louie Bernard talks about re-drawing the Senate and House of Representative Maps


Senator Louie Bernard joins Billy West Live to discuss the recent Legislative Session regarding re-drawing the Senate and House of Representative Maps

Senator Bernard updates the public regarding his new Senatorial District and the process of how the lines for not only his district was redrawn but also how Natchitoches Parish was divided into 3 separate House of Representative Districts


ROAD CLOSURE: LA 507 near Womack in Red River Parish

On Tuesday, The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advised motorists that beginning on Monday, January 10, 2022, LA 507 just east of its junction with LA 514 near the Village of Womack in Red River Parish will be closed.

This closure is scheduled to take place until Monday, January 24, 2022. It is necessary to allow the contractor to perform a cross drain replacement. This work is part of an ongoing construction project to provide a mill and asphalt overlay on a section of LA 514 and LA 507 east of US 371.

Alternate route: Detour signage will be in place.

Restrictions/Permits: Total road closure at the specified location. All vehicles will need to detour.

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.


Battle Planning Underway

Happy New Year from the Pleasant Hill Battle committee. They are beginning to get organized for the annual re-enactment of the Battle of Pleasant Hill. That was the last major victory for the Confederacy in the Civil War.

The committee said, “It is officially Battle season for our committee! Planning never stops and is year round but when January hits things start to get busy!

The annual event will be the second weekend of April. If you have never been it is quite a show. In addition to the battle re-enactment, there are many other events to make it a great family weekend.

The committee said, “Our website will be updated soon with all of the information you’ll need to know to plan your visit and support our re-enactment.”


Legislative Update

By Gabe Firment

“They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.” Ronald Reagan spoke these words in his famous 1964 “A Time For Choosing Speech” that would launch the “Great Communicator” into national political prominence. Reagan’s words ring just as true today as they did during the tumultuous times our nation was experiencing almost 60 years ago when the future 40th President of the United States warned in his speech that those who would sacrifice freedom for security were destined to a pitiful existence under the yoke of totalitarianism.

With the coming of the new year it is natural to recall the events of the past and look forward to the year ahead. In the next few weeks I intend to preview the upcoming legislative sessions, including the critical three week redistricting special session that begins February 1st to undertake the redrawing of political boundary lines that must occur every 10 years. However, I think it is appropriate to briefly take a retrospective look at 2021 before considering what lies ahead in 2022 and beyond.

As I reflect on my first two years as a state legislator it occurs to me that as President Reagan suggested there are simple answers to every vote I cast, to every decision I must make, and to every question I am asked. The answers to the problems we face are not really complicated – the problem is that so many leaders lack the moral courage to take a principled stand and simply do the right thing. Has there ever been a time in our nation’s history when we have displayed such an embarrassing dearth of courage as the past two years? What happened to the heroic American spirit that led our Founding Fathers to declare their independence with “a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence” and to bravely assert that “we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor”?

Instead, we have countless citizens in our nation and state today who have allowed themselves to be paralyzed by fear when incompetent D.C. politicians threaten “a winter of severe illness and death” for free Americans who choose to exercise bodily autonomy and not take a vaccine that has been proven incapable of preventing transmission of the coronavirus. At this point in our history it seems that a strong dose of courage would be more beneficial to most Americans than vaccines, boosters, and “science”. I must agree with Winston Churchill who once said that “without courage all other virtues lose their meaning”. If we do not have the courage to act upon our principles and virtues, then we have lost our moral authority and have no right to challenge those who would strip away our freedom and liberty.

Unfortunately, today we are reaping the harvest of years of governing by cowardice, appeasement, and moderation. Parents who show up at school board meetings are branded terrorists, stating that there are only two biological sexes is considered hate speech, and assembling to worship during a pandemic can get you arrested. We have submitted to lockdowns, mandates, vaccine passports, and contact tracing all in the name of elevating the greater good by “temporarily” sacrificing our individual rights. Reagan was right when he declared in his 1964 speech that “Somewhere a perversion has taken place. Our natural, unalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.”

It would be easy to accept defeat and say that 2022 will be no better than 2021 or 2020, and that we should all just go along with the crowd and accept our fates. However, I cannot reflect on last year without recalling the tremendous acts of courage that I witnessed right here in District 22 and across Louisiana. I am encouraged by the hundreds of men and women in my district who have taken a stand and chosen to sacrifice their livelihoods instead of caving to unconstitutional federal mandates. I have been emboldened by local officials and law enforcement officers who have bravely asserted their independence by ignoring immoral dictates from Baton Rouge and Washington D.C. I have been inspired by concerned parents who show up at school board meetings to fight for their children and stand against the teaching of critical race theory and radical LGBTQ propaganda in our schools. I have been humbled by the resilience of my own children who despite having their lives turned upside down by the coronavirus restrictions have maintained their optimism and hope for a brighter future.

As Christians we know that for those who love God all things are working out according to His divine purposes. However, this great assurance is not an excuse to separate from the world, rather it should be our motivation to engage the world and live fearlessly in service to Him. For as long as I can remember my favorite Bible verse has been Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” My prayer for 2022 is that I can follow this commandment to be strong and courageous and to meet the challenge offered by President Reagan that at the Time For Choosing I will always do that which is morally right despite the political, social, or economic consequences.

Please know that it is a tremendous honor to serve as your District 22 state representative and I am always available to be contacted at (318)765-9606 or gfirment@legis.la.gov. Happy New Year and God Bless!


Great Year Wish

On January first, Red River schools offered this New Year Greeting:
As we celebrate a brand new year, we offer our heart-felt gratitude to all the staff in the Red River Parish School System for their devotion and efforts to help our students grow in knowledge and develop habits that will assist them in becoming the best they can be.

Congratulations to all for a great 2021. We look forward an even greater 2022 to come.


Next Woman Church is February 8

Red River Woman Church said, “We hope to see you at this wonderful and blessed event with Cindy Hockenjos as our guest speaker. Worship Music Provided by Olivia Hockenjos.”

Woman Church is held at The Shop on highway 507. The date is February 8th at 6:00 pm.


Kids Winter Retreat

Clara Springs Camp has Kids Winter Retreat coming soon. The flyer said this camp is for grades 1st-6th.

This year the dates are February 4th and 5th. The cost is $65 per camper.

Registrations must be done using the camp’s online registration link.

For churches: clarasprings.wufoo.com/forms/z14mg9rt1iaerxb/

For individuals: clarasprings.wufoo.com/forms/zi2nzdq0c27png/

You can also find out more information on the Clara Springs website: clarasprings.com/2022-events/kids-winter-retreat


About Those On-The-Job Incentives

By Teddy Allen

Last year began in bizarre fashion at the U.S. Capitol with a mass breaking-and-entering that included a guy dressed up like either Buffalo Bill or an elk that Buffalo Bill had bagged. Dude had paint on and everything, like he was going to a Buffalo Bills game.

Then it ended with the passing at age 99 of the priceless, charming, beautiful Betty White, our devilishly funny, loveable, television great-grandmomma.

So no, 2021 was not the greatest year, sort of like the maiden voyage of the Titanic wasn’t the greatest boat ride.

But there were some good things, especially if you were named new head football coach at LSU. Friends of the university paid the fired coach $17 million to leave and hired a new one — Brian Kelly of Notre Dame — for 10 years at $95 million, give or take.

That’s serious dough, but the incentives are what put this contract over the top.

For every full season Kelly lasts, he receives an extra $500,000 the next July;

If he wins a championship, he gets an extra $500,000;

If LSU is bowl eligible — and the Tigers have been every year since 1999 — he gets an extra $500,000. Because who couldn’t use an extra $500,000, right?

And all this time I’d thought your salary was your incentive, at least your main one.

Not so when it comes to corporate ’Murica. Then it’s all Monopoly money.

In addition to incentives, the LSU coach gets an allowance – 50 hours of travel each year on LSU’s planes and a loan of $1.2 million for a house and two cars, interest free (as if!).

Good for him.

Plus, if LSU wins a title and later fires him, the school owes him 100 percent of his remaining salary. If he’s fired without cause and hasn’t won a title, the school owes him 90 percent of his remaining salary, which he’ll have to figure out a way to squeak by on.

Gnaw on those numbers for a moment: this means that with no titles won — say by 2026 — the school could fire him, would have invested $50 million for nothing, and would still be on the hook for about $40 million more. Kelly’s agent must be descended from the people way back in the day who negotiated for Manhattan Island and the Louisiana Purchase.

We all know the money in college coaching has reached boggle-the-brain levels, but this amount of mostly guaranteed money for a decade is hard to conceive, especially with the new NIL and transfer portal phenomenon still working themselves out.

True, LSU has more than a few rich and loyal supporters, but that’s a lot of football money. So much is invested in the coach, it’s going to be nearly impossible to fire him. Is there any way you think this will turn out well?

(Yeah, me either.)

But good for people making as much money as others are willing to pay, and who am I to tell super-rich people how to spend their money? So … good luck.

Kelly’s giant payday inspired me to check my own contract to see if A) I had one and B) if there were any incentives in there. Like, turn in a story without typos and I get a box of Moon Pies. A small box, but a box just the same.

Or write something that makes at least a little sense, I get an oil change. Write something semi-poetic and BOOM!, Cracker Barrel gift card.

Tried. Didn’t happen for me. Kelly gets incentives; my salary — I’m a big food and shelter guy — is my incentive.

Kelly gets an interest-free car loan. If I do not pay my non-interest-free car note on time, I have to pay a late fee; there’s my incentive again — avoiding a late fee.

And I’m scared to ask the bosses about a buyout; they might cut my salary and give me more work to do, sort of a buyout in reverse.

So I have incentives. Just not the same as Kelly and a lot of other coaches.

But on the bright side in my world, sometimes I get a Saturday off. And, I’m not responsible for beating Alabama.

times I get a Saturday off. And, I’m not responsible for beating Alabama.

Contact Teddy at teddy@latech.edu


4H New Year Calendar

Happy New Year from Red River Parish 4-H! Mark your calendar for some great events taking place in the next few months.

Clubs meet at Red River public schools January 11 through 12. The Junior Leader meeting is January 13.

The Magnolia Bend Club meets on January 17. The club at Riverdale Academy meet January 19.

For other events and upcoming dates to remember see the chart below.


The Last Gunfight

By Brad Dison

During the summer of 1871, Mike Williams worked as a jailer for the Abilene, Kansas, Police department. Mike and the town’s marshal became close friends. At the end of the summer, Mike took a job as a saloon keeper but helped the police anytime he could. On October 4, 1871, Mike received a letter from his wife in Kansas City in which she said she was terribly sick and requested him to come home as soon as possible. Mike made arrangements to leave at 9:45 pm the following evening on the Denver Express train from Abilene to Kansas City.

On the following day, Thursday, October 5, a large group of Texas cowboys (some sources say as many as 50) had planned to attend the Dickinson County Fair in Abilene. The cattle season had just ended, and the large group of cowboys were eager for entertainment. Bad weather, however, made the cowboys change their plans. Rather than going to the fair, the large group spent the evening barhopping along Texas Street. Among the group was Phil Coe, a gambler who people regarded as “a man of natural good impulses” when sober but was a detestable character when plied with alcohol.

The cowboys “compelled several citizens and others to ‘stand treat,’ catching them on the street and carrying them upon their shoulders into the saloons.” The cowboys even “compelled” the town marshal in the same manner. The marshal went along, not out of fear, but to keep an eye on the rowdy group. The marshal was friendly but firm. He told the group to keep order, or he would stop them. Coe glared at the marshal.

The drunken cowboys paid little attention to the marshal’s warning and got rowdier with each passing moment. They considered the marshal “green” because he had been on the job less than six months. At around 9 p.m., the drunken cowboys made their way toward the Alamo Saloon. Suddenly, someone fired a pistol. The marshal stepped from the shadows to quell the “spree.” He demanded to know who had fired the shot. Several of the cowboys had pistols in their hands. With a cold, glossy gaze, Coe said he had fired at a stray dog. Before the marshal had a chance to respond, Coe pulled another pistol and fired twice. One of the shots whizzed between the marshal’s legs and struck the sidewalk behind him. The other shot left a hole through the tail of the marshal’s coat.

“As quick as thought,” the marshal pulled his pistols and began returning fire. Three of his shots took effect. Two bullets struck Coe in the stomach. One bullet struck another man who ran in between Coe and the marshal. Several people at the scene received minor injuries from the gunfight. One Abilene newspaper reported that “the whole affair was the work of an instant.”

The marshal watched the drunken cowboys for a moment just in case someone else was trigger happy. Their attention, along with the marshal’s, quickly turned to the injured men. Coe writhed in agony on the ground. The marshal failed at first to recognize the second man he had shot during the gunfight. When he was able to take a closer look, he realized the gravity of the situation. When Mike heard the first shot, shortly before his train to Kansas City was scheduled to depart, he ran to help the marshal. He ran around the corner of a building just as Coe and the marshal began firing.

This was Phil Coe’s last gunfight. He “lived in great agony” and died three days after the shooting spree. This was Mike Williams’s last gunfight. He died within seconds of being hit in the chest by a bullet from the marshal’s gun. The marshal was terribly distraught. Although he paid all of Mike’s funeral expenses, Mike’s death haunted him for the rest of his life. This was also the marshal’s last gunfight. Less than two months after the gunfight, the marshal was relieved of his duties. He never worked in law enforcement again. He died five years later while playing poker. The marshal’s name was James Butler Hickok. You and

I know him as “Wild Bill” Hickok.

Sources:
1. The Abilene Weekly Chronicle (Abilene, Kansas), October 12, 1871, p.3.
2. Parsons Weekly Sun (Parsons, Kansas), October 14, 1871, p.2.
3. Rosa, Joseph G. “Hickok’s Last Gunfight.” Historynet. Accessed December 31, 2021. historynet.com/hickoks-last-gunfight.htm.