Category archives for: Editorial Columns

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I hope everyone, especially all dads, step-dads, grand fathers, pet dads and single moms pulling double-duty had a wonderful Father’s Day last weekend. See how easy, pleasant, thoughtful and considerate that was? Not once does that greeting of love extend any negativity at all. It’s actually kind […]

We all need to be more accepting and forgiving

The Way I See It by DON WEST The promise is that one day I will meet my Maker face to face and will have to answer to my sins. After some recent soul-searching, I have come to the conclusion that God will need to set aside the better part of the day on which […]

Mutual friends

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Mutual friends are people through whom you connect to other friends. For example, you are friends with Adam, and Adam is friends with James. We all know someone in that way. Often these so-called mutual friends eventually become our friends. This was and is the case with my friend, Linda. […]

Dixie, we have a problem

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH American irony: The US Treasury is going to put a woman on the $10 bill to assuage feminists. However, in South Carolina, the Confederate flag was the only flag not lowered at the state capitol after the racially motivated slaughter of nine black citizens inside a church last Wednesday. […]

Love for one another should not be conditional

The Way I See It by DON WEST Who’s going to fill their shoes? Who’s going to be responsible? Will you step up or just sit back and say someone else can do it? This country is full of people who just sit back and let others do. In every family there are those who […]

Picture it!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I have never liked being photographed. I must have a low self-esteem according to some. However, in my opinion, unbiased as it is, I simply do not like to take pictures because they generally turn out like some distorted version of myself. Whatever. I had this validated for me by […]

Don’t shoot the messenger

By Aubrey Broussard The truth doesn’t stop being the truth just because some people may not like it. When you have a specific job to do that entails sharing facts, you can’t always make everyone happy. As a matter of fact, no matter what you do, someone will always be unhappy with any part of […]

Surrounded by talent

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY When God handed out artistic abilities, I must have had my Zumba music on too loudly and didn’t hear the call. There are talented artists on both sides of my family. Of course, I married into one of the most talented families ever! I was definitely out of my element. […]

Get informed

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD If there’s one thing I’ve learned about people in all of the different jobs and experiences I’ve had, it is how little the general public tends to understand about federal, state, parish or even city governmental organizations and processes. If I had not had some of the […]

Don’t feel too secure on your next flight

The Way I See It by DON WEST Anyone who has flown the “friendly skies” since 9/11 is well aware of the new security measures that we have deemed necessary to prevent terrorists from repeating the dastardly deeds done on that fateful day. You should also realize that this undertaking has been perpetrated by the […]

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