Category archives for: Editorial Columns

Watch your kids and show some gratitude

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I hope everyone had a wonderful time at the Jeff Davis Parish Fair and festivities last weekend. I myself am not really a ‘fair’ person, but I did enjoy covering the festivities for work purposes, as I am a people watcher by nature. I love just sitting […]

Politics equals insanity

The Way I See It by DON WEST Well, both of my loyal readers have told me that I should continue putting out this fodder for as long as I can, so let’s see what’s happening out there in election land. I haven’t heard anything from Nancy Pelosi so I guess I haven’t stepped on […]

BFFs (best friends forever)

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY A few years ago, I was in the Hallmark store, and I saw a bracelet with the letters BFF engraved on it. I knew what it stood for because my granddaughters had filled me in on some of the new lingo! BFF equals best friends forever. Soon, I began seeing […]

I hate being sick

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I don’t know anyone who actually enjoys being sick. I may be biased, but I truly believe that I hate being sick more than anyone else, ever, on the whole planet. As many of you might have come to realize, my life is usually spent in the […]

Nieces, nephews, and then some

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I am the mother of girls, but I always wanted a boy. Then I had grandsons, and I questioned myself. I jest, of course. The real reason I wanted a boy was because I remember how close my momma was to my brothers, and I could see the special bond […]

These kids are too expensive

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH I need people to stop sending their children to my house to sell me things. I am broke and fluffy, and the children are not helping. Since making the fateful decision to move from the country to the city, there have been some cultural changes I have had to […]

Let me give you a hug

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I’m a hugger. I always have been. I think I get it from my mother because she’s a hugger too. Growing up, she was always embarrassing us by hugging us at school and in front of our friends. Now I do it to my kids, but they […]

In their debt!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY While Hippocrates, the so-called father of medicine, lived in the early 5th century B.C., the famous oath that bears his name emerged a century later. No one knows who actually penned it. The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest binding documents in history. Written in antiquity, its principles are […]

No guns allowed

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH Before I get too far into this piece, let me go on the record and say I support the Second Amendment, believe guns have a rightful place in the hands of law-abiding citizens and feel there are useful and important reasons to own firearms. With that said…. A business […]

Do what you’re told

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Giving blood is one of the easiest and most important life saving steps almost anyone can take to help another individual. Granted, there are those who are simply not able to donate and there is absolutely no reason to feel shame in that. But if you are […]

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