Category archives for: Editorial Columns

What if it’s Bush-Clinton (again) in 2016?

Again? Really? There are more than 300 million people in America, yet the same two families keep popping up when it comes to picking a president. The possibility of a Bush-Clinton matchup in 2016 is increasingly plausible. After months of hints and speculation, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said he’s actively exploring a bid for […]

Wrapping it up

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Now that the 2014 Christmas season is wrapped up and in the bag, I hope that everyone’s Christmas wishes and dreams have come true. I hope everyone received wonderful gifts without going broke, ate lots of rich holiday foods without gaining too much extra weight and most […]

A simple “thank you”

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Remembering to say thank you is something we all should do more. Common  courtesy, right?  As human beings we are flawed, and as a result, we often go about our lives a bit too self-absorbed, too focused on us. My Momma was famous for reminding us that “a simple ‘thank […]

What’s that moving under the tree?

In My Own Little World by AUBREY BROUSSARD Few things are more heart warming for a child than seeing a cuddly new kitten or puppy under the Christmas tree on Christmas morning; until it piddles on your presents. Pets can be a wonderful addition to any family. I for one am a huge advocate for […]

‘Tis the season for giving

The Way I See It by DON WEST What if each of us decided that for each gift we will give to loved ones this Christmas, we would spend $1 less for that gift? It’s just a small amount, and the recipient, I am certain, wouldn’t feel neglected. If you plan to give 10 gifts […]

A special one

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY Over the years, I taught hundreds of children: some gifted beyond belief, some needy, some charismatic, some simply lovable! However, of all these wonderful people, one stands out among them. I had been teaching 11 years when I met this uncommon young man. Reggie was a freshman in high school […]

Cutting the apron strings

In My Own Little World by Aubrey Broussard I’ve been told that if your teenager doesn’t tell you they hate you at least once in their lives, you’re not doing your job as a parent. If that’s true, then I must be Mother of the Year. I have three teenagers. If I don’t actually hear […]

Not all law enforcement is corrupt

The Way I See It by DON WEST I’ve seen some of the videos and read some of the news reports about the confrontations between police officers and the public. While thinking about the confrontations, the disagreements, the public protests, the violence, the vandalism, the looting and destruction of private and public property in the […]

Embarrasing my children

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY I miss the days when my girls were little. I miss their hugs and smiles as I entered the door. I never gave much thought to the fact that when they grew up there wouldn’t be so many hugs and not nearly as many smiles at the sight of good […]

Pets are basically fluffy devils

I’m Just Sayin’ by SHEILA SMITH It is Christmastime once again and everyone is making shopping lists and checking them twice. An item on many of those lists is a pet, but sadly many of those will be re-sold, abandoned or re-homed by March or April. Unless you are personally willing to feed, water, medicate […]

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