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When did abortion become normal?

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH Abortion is legal. That is never going to change, no matter what political tactics the GOP employs or the outrageous attacks launched against abortion supporters and providers (like those blatantly edited Planned Parenthood videos from last year supposedly depicting price haggling over fetal tissue). Still, that does not mean […]

Stop coddling criminals

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I’ve noticed an increasing trend in current events, regarding what I feel is an unwarranted consideration towards the privacy and respect for criminals. One of the most popular topics on social media right now is the social disappointment, bordering on outrage, of the sudden leave of an […]

Compassion is a virtue that should not be abused

The Way I See It by DON WEST “Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these.” This quote has been attributed to a number of different people but the consensus […]

I am woman

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY As to my heritage, I am mostly Cajun, but my great-grandmother was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. According to my husband, that explains so much! I find it interesting sometimes how many cultures and perspectives one can experience in a lifetime. Aside from my Cajun heritage, I have been fortunate enough […]

He started it

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH As he continued to slither his way across the USA Friday, Donald Trump told supporters in Fort Worth that if he becomes president, he plans to target newspapers as enemies of the state. The Associated Press wrote that Trump said he would “open up our libel laws so when […]

It’s past time to stop the spending

The Way I See It by DON WEST The Legislature is in session. Be very very afraid. The Legislature is in Special Session, consuming more tax dollars and wasting more time, trying to correct the mistakes that they made during the regular sessions, so be very very afraid. The main concern of this Special Session […]

Second chances

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I can still hear my Dad’s voice say these words: “Excuses, excuses, excuses!” He didn’t like them and seldom let us use one. Neither did Ben Franklin obviously as he is known to have said: “One that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Personally, I […]

This is not an issue

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH For most of my life, I lived in a rural area, so of course I experienced rural joys: coyotes crying in the dead of night, raccoons pilfering from crawfish ponds, possums on the porch eating with the cats, snakes falling from a rafter onto my head, bobcats lounging just […]

Let me make art

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD School programs such as sports, music and art are an important part in a young person’s life. These extracurricular activities are proven to encourage emotional and mental development, cultural balance and help to develop confidence and leadership skills, while also broadening horizons and stimulating growth by exceeding […]

Don’t talk to us about new taxes, fees or revenues

The Way I See It by DON WEST Though the presidential battle is raging, we certainly have more pressing issues right here at home. Unless you live in a vacuum, you must have noticed that we have a new face in the Governor’s Mansion. But the message has not changed. The politicians still believe that […]

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