Category archives for: Editorial Columns

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 […]

Rising above

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY As a sports fan, I watch these amazing athletes move so easily, and I think of what it must be like for a child to be in pain since they can remember. We take our health for granted. Those of us who have loved a child with a disability or […]

Sorry adults are stupid, kids

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH “I don’t know what they want from me It’s like the more money we come across The more problems we see” from “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” by Notorious B.I.G. I went to the ATM to withdraw cash, only to discover I had no cash. In fact, my account was […]

Two for one

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY On February 11 of 1978, I became a married woman. Granted, my mother’s sigh of relief probably could be heard around the world. After all, I was 24 years old! I had always insisted that I would finish college before I became a wife. Then, after a bit, I began […]

Don’t judge everything you see

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, especially in this job, it’s that not everything you see is what it appears to be, and not everyone you meet is who they seem. I remind my children often that not everyone who is nice to you […]

Do your research before voting

The Way I See It by DON WEST Did you notice that the Iowa primary is over and the New Hampshire primary is next? Do you actually give a hoot or feel all the time, effort, and money spent will ever amount to a hill of beans when it comes to actually making this country […]

Celebrating a beautiful life!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Today is my sister-in-law’s birthday. It is one of the first birthdays in nearly 40 years that I will not be able to celebrate with her. In February of last year we had our ritual lunch with our girls and her best friend. I had bought her three gifts, all […]

Watching generational history repeat itself

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I think one of the hardest jobs we have as parents is to watch our children repeat our own worst mistakes. Going through the adjustment of learning to be a responsible adult can make the ages of 18 to 24 some of the most difficult years of […]

Government cutting everything but their salaries

The Way I See It by DON WEST So…. do I hear some discontent with our new governor? What could it be? Is he threatening to cut education, healthcare, veterans’ benefits, welfare, food stamps or medicaid? Well, maybe not all of those yet, and some he doesn’t have much control over. But he is no […]

Take me to the movies, please!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Growing up in a small town like Lake Arthur and coming from a large family limited my opportunities to know much about the big world out there. Going to a Catholic school for 12 years was a strong influence in my life as well. It was my Dad’s wish to […]

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