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Pet owners have responsibilities

The Way I See It by Don West When I was a younger man, after my tours in Vietnam, I became quite interested in what was then referred to as “guard dogs.” They were generally of the German shepherd breed (my favorite), Rottweiler or Doberman.  I did a considerable amount of research and some hands-on […]

The bond of ‘brothers’

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey This past year I had waited to be part of a play ironically named “It’s Only a Play.” It is one of my favorite Broadway plays. I also looked forward  to having three of my brother’s comrades from his time in Vietnam visit with my family. It is true for […]

We’re all gonna die

I’m Just Sayin’ by Sheila smith “Try not to get upset Let it all go by Because how can it be that bad If we’re all gonna die?” Dawes I prayed for Lester Holt’s soul and safety, popped some popcorn and settled in for the sideshow some called a presidential debate. For about 10 minutes, […]

Disaster looms

The Way I See It by Don West I just have one comment about the debate the other night: “Even with duct tape, you can’t fix stupid, but it does help to muffle the sound.” If you think this presidential campaign has shown us the ultimate in stupidity, just wait until one of them ends up […]

Superwoman I am not

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey Drink water, exercise regularly, don’t  smoke, and eat healthy foods. These are the advisements  we all have been told many times over, probably. I have done that and some, but genetics has its own agenda! If I didn’t know better, I would think that it has a sense of humor. […]

Public service nightmare

In My Own Little World by Aubrey Broussard In my younger years, I had several jobs involving public service, particularly in the fast food and retail industries. I know many people who have lasting and fulfilling careers in these industries, and enjoy the public interactions necessary when working in any service-oriented occupation. I, however, was […]

Use your time wisely

The Way I See It by Don West A friend of mine recently sent me a quote regarding the final days of Alexander the Great and his last wishes. He gathered his people to tell them that when he died he wanted the very best doctors to carry his coffin. This would demonstrate to others, and […]

Day by day

Lessons Learned by Glenetta Shuey The one thing I have learned over the years is that every person  has his own story to tell. We all have troubles and  trials that make life difficult at times, to say the least. Through experience and having my dad as a role model for so many years, I […]

Have we forgotten the true tragedy?

I’m Just Sayin’ by Sheila Smith “And a lie, Mr. Mulder, is most convincingly hidden between two truths.”   The X-Files By now you have read or heard of the contents of Ethan Brown’s book, “Murder in the Bayou.” In fact, I imagine many around the state and nation have become acquainted with its existence. First […]

Don’t wait to enjoy life

The Way I See It by Don West A train ride through the Royal Gorge, watching white water rafters and kayakers plying the waters of the Arkansas River; standing on the deck or looking out the bedroom window at deer feeding in the yard; dinner and entertainment with brother and sister-in-law; an RTV ride up to […]

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