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Drama queens and kings

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Approximately 22 years ago, I was privileged to be an educational advisor for a group that was wanting to revive community theatre in our parish. We hoped to use The Strand as our venue. I was seriously ecstatic about the idea, something I had wanted for so long (as if […]

Enjoy the silence

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH I finally had to disconnect. After weeks of feeling like I was on 24-hour call, I logged onto my various social media sites and made a wonderful decision – to log out. Like most people today, I have chained myself to technology. Unfortunately, I threw away the key and […]

Left foot, right foot

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Do you ever doubt your instinctive ability to get from point A to point B without stumbling in between? I do. I do all of the time. Because, you see, I’m a natural born klutz. I literally stare at my feet as I’m taking each step to […]

Consider the source

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY People will often disappoint us, sometimes even those closest to us. People will speak ill of us and hurt our feelings. We are usually surprised at these incidents. It happens: sometimes unintentionally and sometimes they seem to think it is “for our own good.”  I always love that one: “I […]

Getting old ain’t for sissies

by SARAH MORRISON STEPHENS A couple of years ago I sat around my dining room table at my beloved lake house on Lake Bistineau in Louisiana with two of my friends I have known since grade school. I had come in for the weekend to visit and the next morning found us sitting watching the […]

The new kid in town

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD It isn’t easy being the new kid in town. Sometimes it’s exciting. Sometimes it’s scary. It’s always interesting, but it’s most definitely not easy. It’s not easy for the faint of heart and it’s a huge asset to have a strong, outgoing personality.  Most people are born, […]

We must all become better listeners and learners

The Way I See It by DON WEST Each week, many of my readers pick up the paper wondering if I am going to be beating up the liberal administration in Washington or reminding the conservatives of our need to love and care for one another.  Many would say that this column is “mindless swill”. […]

Cherish our children

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I was fortunate to grow up in a family with seven siblings, and for the most part, we were physically well. We played, and ran around, and drove my poor parents to distraction. If they were still with me, I wager to say they would have not changed a thing.  […]

Hopefully, more of old Jennings can be preserved

The Way I See It by DON WEST Having grown up and been a member of the community most of my life, I drive down Main Street and see the progress that is being made with the new city hall and I smile. Though government always has its critics, and I certainly can be counted […]

Tech savvy? Not this lady….

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY When my grandson, who was a mere five years old at the time, had to show me how to take a picture with my IPad, I knew I was in over my head. I had to ask what a “selfie” was and that was just the beginning.  A few years […]

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