MINDEN — When Minden Mayor Roger Jones stepped into Minden High School science teacher Steve Zeliff's classroom recently it was Jones first time there in decades and he was shocked.
"It was sure a rude awakening when I walked into that science room and it looked like it did in 1958 when I was a senior," he said at the Minden City Council meeting Monday when Minden Public Schools representatives spoke about the $25.9 million bond issue for a new high school. "It hasn't changed a bit."
"Your name's still carved into the desk?"
Council president Ted Griess asked jokingly.
Jones responded that the carving was sanded down but his chewing gum was still there.
Minden Public Schools patrons are receiving mail ballots this week for the nearly $26 million bond election, and associated special property tax levy of 20.4 cents per $100 valuation, to build a new high school west of C.L. Jones Middle School and make renovations to East Elementary and C.L. Jones.