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Not fooling me!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I have always disliked April Fools’ day. If it would fall on a school day, I would beg my Momma to allow me to stay home. That was never going to happen of course. The reason I dreaded this day was because some of the pranks were embarrassing and often […]

Join my church and unburden your business

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH Sometimes when a law is passed, people only see rights being taken away, not given. I, however, sometimes see opportunities created. Case-in-point: Last week, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a “religious objections” bill that prohibits state and local laws that “substantially burden” the ability of people — including businesses […]

And Aubrey was her name….

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD You’ve never known the struggle of having an unusual or unique name until you try to find a personalized key chain in a souvenir shop. Growing up with a name like Aubrey, that’s a struggle that I am intimately familiar with. Although throughout my life, I’ve occasionally […]

Life is what happens while we’re making plans

The Way I See It by DON WEST Recently I have had the pleasure to reconnect with some dear friends from whom I have been separated because – well because, as my friend quipped, “Life is what happens while we are making plans.” He is right, you know. We always have a plan; we plan […]

Pride with prejudice?

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I remember distinctly the day I assigned the novel Pride and Prejudice to one of my advanced senior English classes. Mostly, I heard moans and some unnecessary comments. However, there were a few true readers like myself who seemed excited at the idea of reading this classic Austen novel. Often […]

‘I get a feeling that I should have been home yesterday’

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH When I was 18, I had the opportunity to move to New York City. My airfare would have been covered and I would have lived rent-free for six months while I found work and established residency to receive college assistance. It had been a dream of mine for many […]

The art of miscommunication

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I miss the lost art of spoken conversations that involved the inclusion of intimate interactions. I miss the art of reading a person’s moods and emotions by watching the level of their shoulders, the tension or relaxation in their posture or the way we show all of […]

Big brother

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Those who know my “back story” know that I lost a brother in Vietnam in 1970, two months short of my high school graduation. He gave up his young life exactly 45 years ago today. I lost my protector, my confidante, and my brother that day. I write this column […]

This is news about the newspaper

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH So one day the now-former Jennings Daily News (JDN) Editor Rebecca Chaisson called me into her office and asked if I wanted it. “You want my title, too? I sorta want to work less hours. Part-time, to be exact,” she said. “I don’t really care as long as I […]

Growing up too quickly

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Of all of the phases we go through in life, I think the pre-teen, teenage and early adulthood years may be the most difficult. Think about it. When you are a little kid with minimal responsibility, you are not thinking of anything but little kid stuff. The […]

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