Category archives for: Editorial Columns

Priscilla and the Oreos

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD We are animal lovers in our house. When I was growing up, my parents always had animals in our home as well. That’s just the way it was. I don’t understand how anyone can say they simply don’t like animals or how anyone can hurt an animal. […]

I needed those words of wisdom

Behind the Scenes by KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Being such a sports oriented person, I don’t get to get out much and hear a lot about other stories that take place in our area. This past week I had the pleasure to hear Kim Thibodeaux and Tom and Kim Precht speak about events that have changed their […]

Technology and I do not get along

The Way I See It by DON WEST Modern technology astounds me; it perplexes me; it frustrates me; and it entertains me. I have about 1,000 apps on my phone and I use about three of them. The rest of them, I don’t know what they are, how they work, or I am just not […]

Phone etiquette?

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Party lines. No, not lines going into a party. Party phone lines. Anyone remember them? I do, and I know that some of us did listen to others’ conversations . I admit it. It was just too easy. I was only a kid after all. In 1930, 63 percent of […]

Someone might be watching

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Anyone who has ever worked any public service job will tell you that it is never easy, especially if you’ve ever worked in the food service business. I’ve had my share of food service jobs, then later retail service, and much later, public service in a government […]

Happy birthday, son

The Way I See It by DON WEST It was around 8 p.m. on this date 41 years ago that my son, Matt, was born. Wow! Has it been that long? Funny how time slips away and I sometimes struggle to remember names or put names with faces. Funny how I can go to the […]

Dance to the music

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Growing up in the Benoit family could almost guarantee you that you would be a dancer and lover of music. Music of nearly every kind was part of our lives. My oldest sister, 10 years my senior, had a very cool record player that played 45’s and long-playing records (LPs). […]

Ebola gets all the attention

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH It’s been a lonely week. I feel like one of three people left in America who does not believe Ebola will end the world in a few days. Everyone else is building underground shelters and stockpiling weapons. I know we all will die one day, and I believe Earth […]

Tolerance: It’s a jagged little pill

The Way I See It by DON WEST I have said many times, “If you continue to do the same thing, you should expect to achieve the same results.” Who’s not guilty of that at one time or another? I think each of us can own that at some time in our lives. It seems […]

Grandkids keeping it real!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Just when you think you are smart and a get a little bit cocky, God gives you grandchildren. Their innocence and sheer honesty keep us humble. My six year old grandson Slade was asking his mother what did the “Granny in the red house” teach in school? She answered: “English.” […]

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