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Candy over candidates

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH In my lifetime, and especially my near decade with the Jennings Daily News (JDN), I have seen the best side of Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) and its residents, so I know just what this area is capable of when it wants. However, there are times when I would like […]

Quit complaining

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Lately, I can’t help but notice, that as a society, we are some of the biggest whiners and complainers I’ve ever seen. Here in our area, we live in the best community, with the most beautiful city, towns and parish, yet we have the biggest complainers. We […]

It takes a lot of work

The Way I See It by DON WEST I can’t take credit for it, but I can pass it along because it is so profound. It was a picture of an elderly couple and someone asked them the question, “What is the secret to your 65 year marriage?” The response was so simple, yet so […]

The perks of getting older

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY My dad used to tell me that the “… golden years weren’t so golden – more like brass.” I always thought that was funny, but I didn’t really get it until I turned 60. Of course, he always had a myriad of sayings over the years, mostly corny, but always […]

Tough love

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD It should never be difficult to love our children, but for many, there comes a point in our lives when we have to give them one of the hardest types of life lessons: tough love. It’s a natural desire to not only protect our children from harm […]

How many will exercise their right to vote?

Saturday will be a busy day across the parish and state as voters head to the polls to decide several seats. Unfortunately, it seems few of us are concerned with how each office on the ballot can effect our future. Last Friday, Secretary of State Tom Schedler said he only expects a 40-50 percent voter […]

We are all God’s hands, feet and voice

The Way I See It by DON WEST Bobbye and I have recently had the opportunity to do some traveling outside of our immediate area and took notice of something many of us might never even think about. Since we have been raised in predominantly Catholic Country, with a large Catholic community, we become spoiled […]

The ripple effect

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY A classwork management theorist named Jacob Kounin coined the term “ripple effect” in 1970 to describe the positive effect teachers may exert on students. According to Kounin, the effect occurs when a teacher asks a student to stop a distracting or destructive behavior. He observed that when a teacher asked […]

This is why they laugh at us

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH There is a survey for every topic imagineable, so it should come as no surprise that there is an annual survey conducted to determine what Americans fear most in the current year. The Chapman University Survey of American Fears 2015 was released recently and charted the fears of 1,541 […]

Watch your kids and show some gratitude

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I hope everyone had a wonderful time at the Jeff Davis Parish Fair and festivities last weekend. I myself am not really a ‘fair’ person, but I did enjoy covering the festivities for work purposes, as I am a people watcher by nature. I love just sitting […]

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