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What makes us special?

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY As a teacher of English, I am always aware of the connotations that certain words imply. As a result, I have always made it a point with my students, children, and grandchildren to make a distinction between the dictionary definition (denotation) of a word and its connotative meaning, which refers […]

Tolerating the intolerant

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I can’t help but notice how intolerant and easily offended people have become in today’s society. I admit there have been times when I have also been guilty of taking things too personally and I’ve learned that being offended doesn’t always mean you should be. However, it’s […]

Traveling woes

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY It’s summer, as we in Louisiana well know by simply stepping outside. People from other states just think they know about about hot weather! The humidity is stifling. In these summer months, most people get a chance to travel while school is out. As a veteran teacher, I remember well […]

It’s been a great year, folks

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD As a Jeff Davis Parish resident, a Jennings city resident and a Jennings Daily News (JDN) employee, I’ve recently reached a milestone in my journey to this area; my one year anniversary. Yes, folks, it’s already been a year since I joined the JDN team and became […]

We will soon be a nation gone under

The Way I See It by DON WEST One of the many parables in the Bible is the story of the woman’s faith who believed that if she could only touch the robe of Jesus as he passed by, her hemorrhaging would be cured. As I always attempt, I tried to put those words written […]

Friends from the first (grade)

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY My first memories of school were the sight  of nuns in these long robes and many children about my size, but I had no idea who they were. This new environment was scary to this 5 year old. I just wanted to go home to stay with Momma. The irony […]

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I hope everyone, especially all dads, step-dads, grand fathers, pet dads and single moms pulling double-duty had a wonderful Father’s Day last weekend. See how easy, pleasant, thoughtful and considerate that was? Not once does that greeting of love extend any negativity at all. It’s actually kind […]

We all need to be more accepting and forgiving

The Way I See It by DON WEST The promise is that one day I will meet my Maker face to face and will have to answer to my sins. After some recent soul-searching, I have come to the conclusion that God will need to set aside the better part of the day on which […]

Mutual friends

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Mutual friends are people through whom you connect to other friends. For example, you are friends with Adam, and Adam is friends with James. We all know someone in that way. Often these so-called mutual friends eventually become our friends. This was and is the case with my friend, Linda. […]

Dixie, we have a problem

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH American irony: The US Treasury is going to put a woman on the $10 bill to assuage feminists. However, in South Carolina, the Confederate flag was the only flag not lowered at the state capitol after the racially motivated slaughter of nine black citizens inside a church last Wednesday. […]

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