Category archives for: Editorial Columns

Let’s play the renaming game

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH I think it’s time we realize there needs to be a team-renaming revolution across the athletic board, on the professional and collegiate levels. Many team names are offensive to scores of individuals and groups and it is time this country becomes the epitome of political correctness. We need to […]

The sky is falling?

The Way I See It by DON WEST There was a report from the Washington Post regarding possible global warning. The Commerce Department in Bergen, Norway, reports that icebergs are melting and the seals may be finding the water too warm. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers point to unheard of changes in the […]

Good people are still out there

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Some days you see and read about people being cruel to their fellow man. Reasons vary from greed to sheer meanness. I have witnessed enough of that myself to know that sometimes there is no reasonable explanation. On the other hand, I also have been privileged to see people do […]

Big kids still need their dads

I’m Just Sayin’ By SHEILA SMITH “We’re still just children. We may have lost some of our innocence, but we’re really nothing but little boys and girls.” from “Off Magazine Street” by Ronald Everett Capps I do not remember the topic of conversation. All I remember is telling my mother, “You’re an adult, though. It’s […]

If I build it, no one will come

The Way I See It by DON WEST Drought then flood, then drought, then flood. We must be in Southwest Louisiana. We have about a zillion dollars invested in our yard with flowers, dirt, fertilizer, plant food, mulch, fruit trees, berries, tools, labor and all the other paraphernalia that accompanies home ownership. So, if the […]

Dad’s brand of humor

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY When it comes to dads, many of us would argue that ours is the best! I would be among them. My dad passed away on Dec. 26, 2008, at 85. He is sorely missed. When you mention the name Norace Benoit in Lake Arthur, you get such wonderful comments and […]

Here comes the BOOM

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH Let’s cut to the chase on this fine Sunday: the use of tannerite needs to be banned or face serious restrictions. Yes, I know this column is going to make several people unhappy. You know what makes me unhappy? When my house shakes with every tannerite explosion. Especially in […]

Sharing some fond memories of Central School

The Way I See It by DON WEST When I was in the second grade at Central School, Moby Miller pushed me off the slide and broke my right arm. He is still trying to make up with me for that dastardly deed, but I don’t forgive and forget that easily. He calls me from […]

The Mt. Sinai maze

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Second visit to Mt. Sinai for more tests and seeing my kind and knowledgeable doctor completed. Round two! Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the United States. In 2011-2012, Mount Sinai Hospital was ranked as one of America’s best hospitals […]

You can’t “un-ring” a bell!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Many myths surround the idea of the role of the doctor: they are not all wealthy, they are not all without bedside manner, and many rarely have time to take even a short vacation. Fortunately, many will do the best they can for you, and if they believe you need […]

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