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Filling a pew

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Coming from a large family, I don’t remember many vacations. With eight children, it was just too expensive. As an adult, I have taken every opportunity to vacation, though many of my trips are medically related. In my youth, the one event though that was done as a family was […]

Thank you to the red and blue

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15, as Peace Officers Memorial Day, as well as the beginning of Peace Officer Memorial Week. In an effort to recognize, honor and show appreciation to all area law enforcement agencies throughout the parish, several businesses, […]

It’s time for rediscovery

The Way I See It by DON WEST Sometimes it seems that no matter how old we get, how mature we think we are, how humorous we try to be, we would be better off having said nothing. I can hear my mother’s voice again, “Let people think you are stupid, don’t open your mouth […]

A word’s worth

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY The written word has always fascinated me: its origins, various meanings, and the way the most prestigious authors have chosen to use those words. Charles Dicken’s famous first lines in  Tale of Two Cities (1859) drives home my point: “It  was the best of times, it was the worst of […]

Where’s the fire?

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Do you know if town workers are bleeding the town lines (smoke testing) and you have a leak in your sewer lines, it looks like your house is on fire? It’s true. I found out that fun fact just this week. When I first moved into my […]

Time and experience are the best teachers

The Way I See It by DON WEST Newsweek magazine reports that those who were born between 1977 and 1994 are designated as “millenials.”  Having been raised under the mantra “follow your dreams” and being told they were special, they are overall confident. While largely a positive trait, that confidence sometimes seems to overflow into […]

Artists in residence

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I was in a class this past week observing one of my student Interns. Her lesson for the class was for her students to use the Socratic method in order to get answers about the novel they were reading. In addition, she asked that they also draw a picture of […]

A word before you go

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH Dear Graduate, We probably do not know each other and that’s okay. However, since I have been in your shoes before, I thought I might give some insight into the life that awaits you now that you are entering the real world. I know you will not listen to […]

Raising responsible adults

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I think one of the worst things a parent can do for their child is everything. Let me explain. As parents, when our children are young, it is our natural instinct and job, to catch them when they fall, make their environment comfortable and safe, and protect […]

Socialism is the creed of ignorance

The Way I See It by DON WEST “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston Churchill The platform of some of those campaigning for the office of President of the United States leans heavily on the […]

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