Category archives for: Editorial Columns

Valentine’s, Schmalentine’s

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Ah, l’amore! Love is in the air! Or is it? With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, nothing excites single people more than a holiday designated to highlighting everything that we don’t have in our lives. Or as I like to call it, Single Awareness Day. Seriously. Why is […]

Finally a mom!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I didn’t become a mother until I was 29 years old. It was actually 33 years ago today: February 11, 1982, on our 4th anniversary. It was a day of celebration for sure. On the way to the hospital that day, as I was wincing from the pain, my husband […]

Isn’t that just like a woman?

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH I have never been a feminist and, as a woman, I am totally okay with that. I am slightly egalitarian in the sense that I believe a person’s worth is not enhanced or diminished by their gender, race or social status. (Egalitarians, however, also believe everyone is equal despite […]

Bragging on blessings

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I think there is a fine thin line between expressing ample gratitude for the blessings bestowed upon us on a day-to-day level, or even something that someone has worked extra hard over a long period of time to accomplish and using that gratitude as an excuse to […]

You call that local?

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH “Keep it local.” When I first joined the Jennings Daily News in 2006, this was more than a motto; it was a rule, a way of life and what should always be at the forefront of our goal when delivering news. I slowly learned why keeping it local is […]

A community bonded together

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I know that no community is perfect, but every day that I live in this one, I’m more and more convinced the people here are pretty awesome. I witnessed something last weekend that I’ve never seen before and to be perfectly honest, never expected to see, especially […]

Saying goodbye to ‘Dad’

The Way I See It by DON WEST He would have reached his 90th birthday on February 22, a milestone he looked forward to achieving, but it was not to be. The doctors told him 10 years ago that they would monitor his prostate cancer, but that would not be the cause of his death. […]

Pawns are for games

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Most of my writings are of a lighter nature. Today, I chose to write about something that has always weighed heavily on my heart. I have witnessed it as a teacher, mother, and grandmother. That something concerns children and their fragility and vulnerability. Not many things bother me as much […]

Learning from Ervin

by SARAH MORRISON STEPHENS I am still trying to digest the news. I find it hard to believe that a figure that played huge in my formative years as a reporter is now on Hospice. Ervin Trahan, who was the chief deputy of the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office when I began my formal career […]

Get outta my bubble

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I’m one of the most outgoing social butterflies that you will ever meet. I am friendly, affectionate and will openly give out hugs to people that I love or have become friends with. But I’m a stickler for my personal space, not just in my home, or […]

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