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Entertaining angels unaware

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Not everyone gets the opportunity to be a part of a world traveler’s journey. But very recently, my family and I did. Last week, in the middle of a very busy day, I received a phone call from the parish library, informing me they had a visitor […]

Service is about availability, not ability

The Way I See It by DON WEST Recently, during his homily, the priest said service is not about ability but availability. Apparently God has put us here on this earth for service to each other and to mankind. Yes, God has given each of us talents, but each does not have the same talent. […]

Theatre love

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Theatre geeks? Acting nerds? No matter what you call those of us who are lovers of theatre, we are undeterred by it. We love the acting, the costumes, the accents, and all that goes along with the wonderful world of the stage! We “geeks” have always had an avid interest […]

The end of another summer is here

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD It feels like just yesterday, students of all ages were squealing with delight as they entered those first carefree days of summer with wild abandon. Kids from the first grade to the twelfth wrapped up their final days of the school year, filled with hopeful anticipation and […]

These years are less than golden

The Way I See It by DON WEST “A mind is a terrible thing to waste” is a line from an advertisement for the United Negro College Fund. My mind has become a “wasteland”.  Information goes in, but can’t seem to find its way out again. Strange, but I can remember something that happened when […]

Advocates for our students

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Imagine learning to read, and for you the letters seem backwards or even upside down. You might see text seeming to jump around on the page. Even simple words seem difficult to a dyslexic person. Doctors estimate that at least 10 percent of the population has dyslexia. The term “dyslexia” […]

Put it on the card

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH I walked into the multi-million dollar building and approached an employee. “Hi, I’d like to pay my bill,” I said, and presented my debit card. “Oh,” she laughed, “we don’t take those but we do take checks.” I was somewhat taken back. A business, in the year 2015, in […]

Seek greatness outside the box

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD You ever notice how when we have huge personal decisions to make, we always turn to the people around us for advice? Sometimes the advice is offered, even though it isn’t sought out, and sometimes, in our confusion or frustration, we request it. That can be beneficial, […]

Reunited we stand

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY In May, I received an email that left me a bit unsettled. Michael McQueen was the sender. He was my brother’s Platoon Leader. Mike and I were somewhat acquainted through email related to Garland’s time in Viet Nam. He was issuing me an invitation on behalf of my brother to […]

To be young again

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARDA How many times have we, as fully functioning adults, looked at young people and thought, “Ah! To be so young again and know what I know now.” I used to think the same. Then my own children became teenagers and I got over it. Sure, the young […]

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