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Someone’s “Idol”

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Ashalun Brown is a naturally talented singer. She is also a local talent. Raised in Lake Arthur, she has been singing most of her life. She is also on her way to an exciting new adventure. This ebullient young woman was a participant in Fox 29’s Lake Area Idol Search […]

Vacation stay-cation

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Last week, I took my first vacation since joining the team here at the Jennings Daily News. Prior to the time off, I had arranged a personal agenda, made work arrangements and organized my week off with a few stay-cation projects and activities in mind. Shortly before […]

Short stuff

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I have been vertically challenged all my life; in real-life terms, I am short! I was the second in line at my high school graduation, behind my classmate, Roseanna Istre. She was just a inch shorter. Believe it or not, I grew about two inches during my college years. I […]

Jesus and Technology

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Technology is amazing. It’s also fragile and may easily crumble under pressure. If there’s one thing I learned about today’s fast-paced, modern high tech world, is that it comes with a lot of problems. With a lot of problems, you need a lot of prayers to Jesus. […]

Like family

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY The statement that “a dog is man’s best friend” was first recorded as being made by Frederick II, King of Prussia, referring to one of his Italian greyhounds as his best friend. The term was likely popularized though by its use in a poem by Ogden Nash, a well-known poet […]

Take my money and go

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH The coworker was selling those delicious little $1 chocolate candy bars for a fundraiser – a school fundraiser that was underway a month before campuses opened. “It’s for my kid,” she said as she hoisted the cardboard briefcase the candy comes in onto my desk. “It’s still summer,” I […]

Beware of the bad apples

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD My mama used to tell me, “Be careful who you keep company with. When you associate with trouble makers, it will be assumed you are just alike.” Growing up, I kept a very limited and tight-knit group of friends, none of which were an unsavory bunch. On […]

Let’s place blame where it belongs

The Way I See It by DON WEST Well, it did not take long for the anti-gun advocates to come out and start ranting about the need for more gun control laws. The tragic events that have taken place recently in the Lafayette theatre and the senseless killing of the trooper from Iowa have re-awakened […]

Love you most!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY In all our families, we all have adages that have become personal to us. Some have been passed down from generation to generation. As a Cajun, I grew up with some unique sayings. After I became a mom, I began to develop my own little secret words with my girls. […]

When the levees broke

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH When the buses overflowing with displaced citizens started coming through Jennings that day, the cafe was overwhelmed. We were situated right off Interstate 10, and next to two hotels, so of course travelers would be coming through to use the restroom or make purchases. Some of those people could […]

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