Category archives for: Editorial Columns

Government spending has got to stop

The Way I See It by DON WEST If you are one of the regular readers of this column, you won’t be surprised to find out that I am perturbed with our politicians in Baton Rouge. Though the economy for the last several years has been growing, the oil industry has been flourishing, tourism has […]

One more time

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I have had a rough couple of months. This is not a ploy for pity. It is the simple truth. I will not lie – I feel a little broken. It is difficult to imagine the magnitude of pain and shock associated with the traumatic death of a loved one. […]

Help us honor the motherhood workforce

What’s so special about Mother’s Day? It honors some of the strongest, most selfless women we are privileged to know. So why not take the time to show her just how special she is by sharing your story with the Jennings Daily News? Next month, mothers throughout the world will be honored, and for good […]

Bag Lady Syndrome

W omen carry everything in their purses and their cars. I know I do. When I say everything, I do mean everything. To view the contents of my purse, one would think I’m preparing for the apocalypse or that I’m living out of it, and in a sense, I am. As a mom, I have […]

Volunteering has multiple benefits for youth

Volunteerism can help young people grow into well-rounded, responsible individuals. When volunteering, kids can learn new skills, foster new friendships and contacts, and improve both their social and interpersonal skills. In addition, a 2011 study from researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine found that people are generally happier and healthier when giving […]

Parents should be assets in youth sports

Sometimes kids set better examples than adults, especially when it comes to sports. Consider the ongoing investigation into a female head coach who suffered a broken nose in Youngsville. Police investigations are ongoing to identify a man accused of punching and breaking her nose. The head coach for the Broussard Youngsville Youth Association was punched […]

A sister’s love

I have four sisters, three who live close to me. My oldest sister is 10 years older than me, and my “baby” sister is 10 years younger. My poor mother should have been given some kind of medal for raising eight children, especially five girls. My sisters are my friends. I don’t get to see […]

Learning to say yes to life

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I used to be afraid of everything. I don’t just mean a slightly unpleasant feeling every now and then; I’m talking full-fledged, debilitating fear. I never tried new things, spoke out, took road trips or ventured outside of my comfort zones. I remember as a teenager, I […]

This country needs a true leader, not a liar

The Way I See It by DON WEST The old saying, “Into every life a little rain must fall” coincides with Hillary’s announcement on Sunday that she will run for president of the United States. As if this week wasn’t bad enough with Tax Day looming, the dark cloud of a woman who wouldn’t know […]

Get outta my lane

From My Perspective by ROGER POLLARD Louisiana R.S. 32:71. Most people don’t know it by title, and by my experiences, most people apparently don’t care. What R.S. 32:71 defines is the law that slower traffic must keep right. The wording is as follows, “On multilane highways keep right except to pass and move right if […]

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