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Don’t post that

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I rely heavily on social media; including the good, the bad and the ugly sides of it, but I don’t live by it. Social media can be a valuable tool in the world of journalism and networking, but it can also be a burden. I know many […]

Simply be there

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY When someone loses a loved one, we do our best to help them through those initial days. We are at their side with offers of help: everything from simple tasks to the difficult days following the funeral. Then, life goes on, as we know it. For them, however, the pain […]

Teenage years overload

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD As the mother of three teenagers, all born within a four-year time span, high school dance and graduation spending and preparation stress is multiplied. Although my oldest is now out of high school (just barely, so she is technically still a teenager), there was a time when […]

I might share my crayons with you

The Way I See It by DON WEST I doubt crowds will be lined up to visit me once they put me in the home. If I ever reach the stage where I can no longer care for myself, I am putting all who know and love me on notice – I am releasing you […]

I am no salesman

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH Does everyone but me have a side job? It seems most people are selling something on the side that is homemade; refurbished; pyramid-schemish; health-nutty; crafty; cosmetic; or scent-related. And drugs. Some people are selling that, too. Some try to convince you it can change your health. “You should try […]

Why I don’t need feminism

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD At one time, feminism in the United States was a very necessary driving force in the advancement of women’s rights and equality. However, as our society has made progressive movement in changing laws and regulations regarding the rights of the “weaker sex”, I think for the most […]

It’s the spending – have a clue

The Way I See It by DON WEST Pay attention to these two statistics. There are approximately 1.4 million Louisiana citizens on Medicaid. Of those 1.4 million, approximately 3 percent or 42,000 spend 42 percent of those dollars. Let me repeat 3 percent spend 42 percent of the dollars. What’s wrong with this picture? According […]

A safe place

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Teachers, in my opinion, always have had a challenging job. In addition, we also must be sure our classroom is a safe place. I mean that literally. I taught for years before the incidents at Columbine High School and Sandy Hook Elementary School occurred. Those tragic school shootings made me […]

Dealing with the difficult parents

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH (My note: I am not speaking on behalf of any school, agency or board in this parish. This is my homegrown opinion.) It Started on a Monday James Ward Elementary was being evacuated due to a bomb threat. My first thought was, There is no bomb but somewhere there […]

Politics used to be private

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD I remember when discussing political views was considered a social faux pas. When I was growing up, a person’s political position, social opinions, sexual orientation or religious views were not discussed outside of the home. They were private and no one else’s business. The year Dave Treen […]

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