Category archives for: Editorial Columns

Unsung heroes

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I think every community is filled with everyday, unsung heroes but I think ours are the best. They go about their daily lives and duties with modest diligence and seek no attention, reward or acknowledgement. With humble perseverance, they serve our community in so many ways, going […]

Would the average voter recognize a leader?

The Way I See It by DON WEST I’m no Senator John McCain fan. As a matter of fact, I thought the GOP did a great injustice to its followers when they ran him for president instead of vice president behind Sarah Palin. But, the American people spoke; they elected “hope and change” and now […]

No language barrier!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Recently, one of my Norwegian girls and her family came to America to visit. We met in Savannah, Georgia, at the home of one of her closest high school friends, Marti LeMaire Tomlin. My former student, Jessica Akselsen, lived with my family during her senior year and speaks fluent English, […]

And then the Republicans went crazy

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH If you think people are going to vote Republican in 2016 to dig us out of holes where we were placed by Democrats, think again. The GOP has turned on itself and has no leadership or unity. The party, furthermore, is plagued by the hypocrisy of its own beliefs. […]

Taser Crazy

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I’ll try almost anything once, twice if it’s fun and three times if I’m a glutton for punishment. In my year with the newspaper, I’ve had more opportunities to explore my adventurous nature than I have previously. I’ve entered a burning building, flown in a helicopter and […]

The joys of retirement

The Way I See It by DON WEST I would like to publicly thank my son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Melanie, for inviting us along on their vacation and allowing us to spend some time with the grandchildren. It seems that we all lead such busy lives that we rarely get the chance to slow […]

What makes us special?

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY As a teacher of English, I am always aware of the connotations that certain words imply. As a result, I have always made it a point with my students, children, and grandchildren to make a distinction between the dictionary definition (denotation) of a word and its connotative meaning, which refers […]

Tolerating the intolerant

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I can’t help but notice how intolerant and easily offended people have become in today’s society. I admit there have been times when I have also been guilty of taking things too personally and I’ve learned that being offended doesn’t always mean you should be. However, it’s […]

Traveling woes

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY It’s summer, as we in Louisiana well know by simply stepping outside. People from other states just think they know about about hot weather! The humidity is stifling. In these summer months, most people get a chance to travel while school is out. As a veteran teacher, I remember well […]

It’s been a great year, folks

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD As a Jeff Davis Parish resident, a Jennings city resident and a Jennings Daily News (JDN) employee, I’ve recently reached a milestone in my journey to this area; my one year anniversary. Yes, folks, it’s already been a year since I joined the JDN team and became […]

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