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Older and wiser

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY A       s of yesterday, I am another year older and possibly wiser. That’s debatable, according to my children. This has been a year of serious changes in my life and much reflection on my part. I began my 62nd year of life knowing that I had some […]

Keep the faith

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH Eight or nine years ago, I penned a column about a Christmas miracle my family experienced when I was about 12. This week that miracle kept giving. You see, the miracle began when my late mother, who had very strong faith in Jesus, prayed. Mom prayed daily but often […]

Christmas commercialism and the reason for the season

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I love Christmas, but as I grow older, I’m beginning to feel that, in all of the hustle and bustle of the season, on top of the extra spending, it often feels as though the joy of the season is sometimes lost in all the chaos and […]

Please keep Christ in your Christmas

The Way I See It by DON WEST As the years pass, so too, do the lives of those we love. Spouses, parents, siblings, friends, and acquaintances complete the life cycle and go on to hopefully a greater reward. Hopefully, the afterlife is free from strife, stress, jealousy, greed, and is filled with only peace, […]

Christmas “Gifting”

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY You may be surprised to learn that according to the Oxford English Dictionary, “gift” has been used as a verb for nearly 400 years. Here’s an example from 1801 from the text, The History of France: “Parents were prohibited from selling, gifting, or pledging their children.” Ummmm, OK then! Even […]

Just hit “send”

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH People complain. We all do it, though some more than others. Any person who works with the public knows complaints are common, too, even when no problem exists. However, you do see your fair share of legitimate complaints, too, and most people try to correct the issue. At the […]

We’re taking over

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I come from a large family. When I say large, I mean “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” large. If you haven’t seen the movie, you may not get the reference, but it’s about a large, loud, somewhat obnoxious (in a lovable way) family who tends to get […]

We have all lost touch with what matters

The Way I See It by DON WEST It’s been said many times that though we grew up poor, we never knew we were poor because few had anything. Most had a roof over their heads, clothes on their backs and were able to provide food for themselves and family. Anything more than that was […]

The beat goes on!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY The Beatles: how I loved them, especially Ringo and Paul! How disparate, right? What can I say, I was 14 and had tastes and interests that were quite diverse. When Sunday night came around and the Ed Sullivan Show was about to begin, you could count on me to be […]

Life is a garden, weed it

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I have what some people might call an ‘impulsive nature.’ I actually don’t, not really. I am just very sure about what I want, how and when I want it and a plan to get it. I don’t really believe in beating around the bush or wasting […]

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