Columns/Opinions

Tue
03
Jun

As lawmakers complain, Jindal’s poll numbers climb

Last week when higher education officials were scrambling to figure out whether they would need a seed loan to cover cash-flow payments, Gov. Bobby Jindal was in New York attending a meeting of the Republican Governor’s
Association. The following day, when the Appropriations Committee passed a $75 million supplemental bill to re-balance the current fiscal year budget, he was in Florida speaking to the American Federation for Children 
 
Tue
03
Jun

Christians can’t endorse same-sex marriage

Rev. Franklin Graham, son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said that “true followers” of Jesus “cannot endorse same-sex  marriage” regardless of what President Barack Obama, the Congress, the Supreme Court,
or the media say about the issue, adding that marriage was “settled by God Himself” and cannot be modified by man 
 
Tue
03
Jun

Re-crossing “The Pond” - a year later

This writer has always heard that time flies when you’re having fun, but I’m pretty sure it passes quickly regardless. Either way, it’s been exactly a year now since I returned from Europe, so pack a bag and come with me
as I revisit my unforgettable U.K. trip. I’ve had the privilege of flying over the Atlantic or “Pond” quite a few times, but this time was extra special to me  
 
Tue
27
May

Finding humor in death – obituaries shared

Obviously, death is something we all must face one day and most people would not equate humor with this occasion - yet some apparently do.  This writer recently spotted two articles online regarding a man’s self-penned obituary and another obituary written by a man’s son. Both are witty, memorable and have become Internet sensations   
 
Tue
20
May

Statistical Frauds

The “war on women” political slogan is in fact a war against common sense. It is a statistical fraud when Barack Obama and other politicians say that women earn only 77 percent of what men earn — and that this is because of discrimination  
 
Tue
20
May

Remember veterans, troops on Monday

For 145 years, we have paused on the last Monday of May to remember and honor those Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. On May 5, 1868, the Grant Army of the Republic established
Memorial Decoration Day as the national day to decorate the graves of the Civil War soldiers with flowers 
 
Tue
13
May

Graduation day hold special memories

Almost 150 LaSalle Parish seniors will participate in graduation exercises this week with ceremonies at La- Salle High School on Thursday night and at Jena High School on Friday night 
 
Tue
13
May

Graduation message for all

Amid all the congratulations, heartfelt speeches and   encouraging cards, graduates across the country look toward the future with a mix of uncertainty and hope. Many already have a job or plan to continue their education, but
a large number have a current outlook filled with seemingly endless possibilities  
 
Tue
06
May

Mothers play an important part in society

Sunday is a very special day of the year – the day that we honor our mothers. For many of us, it will be a day that we do something special for our mother who is still with us; for others, like me, it is a time to reflect on how
special our mothers were and how we still miss them.  
 
Tue
06
May

When love finds you…you will know

This writer wasn’t necessarily  going to broach the subject of love and engagements again in my column, but I just happened upon an article online regarding unexpected stories of finding love and I couldn’t not share this
with you, readers. 
 

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