Category archives for: Editorial Columns

Ebola gets all the attention

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH It’s been a lonely week. I feel like one of three people left in America who does not believe Ebola will end the world in a few days. Everyone else is building underground shelters and stockpiling weapons. I know we all will die one day, and I believe Earth […]

Tolerance: It’s a jagged little pill

The Way I See It by DON WEST I have said many times, “If you continue to do the same thing, you should expect to achieve the same results.” Who’s not guilty of that at one time or another? I think each of us can own that at some time in our lives. It seems […]

Grandkids keeping it real!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Just when you think you are smart and a get a little bit cocky, God gives you grandchildren. Their innocence and sheer honesty keep us humble. My six year old grandson Slade was asking his mother what did the “Granny in the red house” teach in school? She answered: “English.” […]

Let’s go doctor shopping

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH I called four separate physicians’ offices before I realized I was going to keep getting the same answer: “We will need some information. We will then give the doctor your information. The doctor will review it and let us know if you have been accepted as a patient.” I […]

Single parent super mom

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I’m a single mom with a full time job. Oh, don’t feel sorry for me, because I sure don’t. But here’s the thing: we single-parent families still have to achieve the same ultimate goals at the end of the day that double-parent families do. We still have […]

Table that thought!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY You know how it is: there are some things we love about our present life, but we all miss some things about our yesterdays! I know I do. I miss our Sunday dinners. But let me clarify for those who were not raised in South Louisiana: dinner was lunch for […]

A life of creativity

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD In our house, creativity was never an option, it was a necessity. Raising creative, artistic children isn’t always easy, but it’s always interesting. No child ever has a cookie cutter personality and this is especially true for children who think outside of the box. My siblings and […]

We must not abide violence in any way

The Way I See It by DON WEST So, we are running bombing missions to certain areas of Syria, to supposedly cripple ISIL, a synonym for a crazed group of Islamic rebels. Those who are in the target area will probably pay the ultimate price, but they supposedly consider themselves martyrs and their only desire […]

Where were the parents?

Since Sunday morning, Jennings Daily News (JDN) reporters have been hearing much about homecoming after-parties that were held in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) this past weekend. A lot of what has been said – as well as confirmed – has not been very surprising. After all, if you put a large group of people together, […]

I believe…

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Believing in something or someone isn’t always easy. We have to possess faith. That is not always inherent to our nature. I don’t exactly remember when or where or how old I was when I heard the following quotation, but it has always stayed with me: “I have the courage […]

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