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Sharing some fond memories of Central School

The Way I See It by DON WEST When I was in the second grade at Central School, Moby Miller pushed me off the slide and broke my right arm. He is still trying to make up with me for that dastardly deed, but I don’t forgive and forget that easily. He calls me from […]

The Mt. Sinai maze

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Second visit to Mt. Sinai for more tests and seeing my kind and knowledgeable doctor completed. Round two! Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the United States. In 2011-2012, Mount Sinai Hospital was ranked as one of America’s best hospitals […]

You can’t “un-ring” a bell!

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Many myths surround the idea of the role of the doctor: they are not all wealthy, they are not all without bedside manner, and many rarely have time to take even a short vacation. Fortunately, many will do the best they can for you, and if they believe you need […]

The most precious gift is family

The Way I See It by DON WEST I grew up with a cane fishing pole in my hands on every occasion possible. There was an irrigation canal that made a dogleg on East Division and I spent many hours sitting on the bank there waiting for that big bite. Most of the time all […]

Taking a stand

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY A small, white cross stands upright in a ditch off a rural highway as a reminder to passers-by of someone’s life and death. That emblem is seen in many places, but this particular one represents Gary Conner, my brother-in-law, my baby sister’s first love. When their vehicle was struck by […]

Laughter through pain

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Some of us remember the famous silent era comic actor, Charlie Chaplin. He was known for his unusual antics on screen. Of laughter he said, “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.” A serious quote from a man who made his living making people laugh! If you […]

There is nothing free in this life

The Way I See It by DON WEST My brother, Tim, sent me a list last week that I find quite interesting, so I am passing it along to all of you for your consideration. The list is about social conundrums. A conundrum is a thought or communication that is puzzling or confusing. For example, […]

Influencing lives: A tribute

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY While doing my research for my articles and columns, I discovered that May is Honor and Remembrance Month. As I began writing this column today, I knew this theme was fitting. As a mom, I recall one of the best decisions I made was allowing my daughters to have jobs […]

Our voting process should be protected

The Way I See It by DON WEST We have all heard the tongue-in-cheek comments about “vote early and often” or “if you don’t think the dead come back to life check Chicago’s voting records”. There may be some truth to these humorous comments, but little validity. My question is why anyone would be against […]

Do voters like to be spoon-fed?

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH It was after I had written about 738 front-page articles and editorials regarding the proposed 10-year, half-cent sales tax connected to a new parish jail that a friend asked, “So, what’s this jail tax about?” We were having supper together. I dropped my fork and replied, “Have you not […]

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