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‘Happiness is a warm puppy’

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey I am a dog lover. Much of the time that my children were growing up, we had several dogs of different breeds. My two favorites were a lovable purebred golden retriever and a feisty runt of questionable breeding. Cinnamon was our retriever who loved our kids and was quite protective. She […]

A lesson in faith, patience and timing

In My Own Little World by Aubrey Broussard After a particularly joyful weekend, I received a profound blessing during my church service last Sunday morning followed by an immediate attack on my circumstances that night. Let me explain. Christians believers know that after a significant spiritual breakthrough, we are likely to experience direct attacks meant […]

Start with today

The Way I See It by Don West Traditionally for most Catholics, Lent has been a time of deprivation, a time when one should give up something to help us better understand our relationship with God. It was suggested that if we removed a bad habit like smoking, drinking, eating, gambling or other passion to […]

All dogs go to Heaven (Vol. II)

I’m Just Sayin’ by Sheila Smith Yoda the rescued dog was adored by my sister, her husband and their three boys the minute they brought the then-eight-week-old pup home two years ago. Everything was a toy to him and every human a potential friend. He had the most adorable underbite that he used to inhale […]

Society is disconnected

In My Own Little World by Aubrey Broussard I heard a program on the radio last week about how we as a society have slowly adopted the general attitude that independence from one another is somehow better than connection. As a community, we’ve become more focused on our solitude than each other. Each of us has […]

Where did all this come from?

The Way I See It by Don West Fifty years ago, I was into my fourth week of US Navy boot camp and wondering what I had got myself into. Fast forward 50 years and we are preparing for a garage sale on Saturday – and I am wondering what I have got myself into. […]

Cajun and proud

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey When I was growing up, I remember being somewhat embarrassed by the label “Cajun”. My parents went out of their way to make sure that we did not use the Cajun dialect. Now, of course, being Cajun seems to be all the rage. On my many visits to New York […]

Do great things with humility

In My Own Little World by Aubrey Broussard One of the most difficult things in life is doing good for our fellow man and without expecting anything in return. We might say we don’t want anything but in truth, when we do something for others, even just for the sake of gratitude, that’s wanting something. […]

God Bless Charlie

The Way I See It by Don West This past Saturday, a standing-room only crowd gathered to pay homage to a local hero, Donald “Charlie” Gillett, a casualty of the Vietnam War. A friend of his, some time ago, approached the leaders of the Town of Welsh and requested that the La. 99 overpass at […]

Something new

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey Getting ready for a trip is one thing,  but getting ready for a trip that entails a long stay in combination with a surgery that is quite complex and a bit scary was my predicament two weeks ago. As someone who truly dislikes cold weather, this  was also going to […]

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