Columns/Opinions

Tue
10
Feb

Neighborly across The Pond

Maybe it’s time for Americans to give back a bit to where we started from – across the Pond in what is now the United Kingdom. This year marks 240 years since the American Revolution began. And now some pieces of our nation’s history are set to head across the Atlantic to London in the near future via the Smithsonian
 
Tue
27
Jan

Let us use wisely the time God gives us

Have you ever given serious thought to how long you will live? Rev. Wilmer Todd is a guest columnist for The Times in Houma, and his column a couple of weeks ago got me to thinking about life – and how well we live with the
time we have 
 
Tue
27
Jan

A Little Dash of La. History

This writer is continually surprised by the history within our unique state. It’s usually seems we know the historical places but not much of the actual history, so I was thrilled to stumble across an article “Small Town, Big History” regarding St. Francisville.
 
Tue
20
Jan

Situations teach us about how to live

I am glad to get back to a normal work week and not have so many Saturdays in a row. Holidays and early deadlines tend to wreak havoc in the newspaper business. But I am glad for the time off and for the chance to get most of the family together to celebrate Christmas. 
 
Tue
20
Jan

Who needs a day’s first meal?

This writer admits she’s not too keen on eating breakfast – healthy or not. I’m just one of those people who wake up and can’t eat right away. But if I don’t plan for breakfast by mid-morning I’m quite hungry and end up grabbing
something unhealthy. 
 
Tue
06
Jan

Beginning my 48th year as your editor

January 1 marked the beginning of my 48th year as your editor and publisher. My, where has the time gone? It seems just yesterday that I took over the reigns of this newspaper at the ripe old age of 27. Actually, I moved to Jena
in early October 1967 to begin working as editor for the late R. W. Wagner, who had owned the paper for the previous 25 years.
 
Tue
06
Jan

The real deal to steal the bride

In celebration of this writer’s one-year of dating my now husband and over one month of marriage, I thought we’d take a look at the background  of a few wedding traditions via Christian Fiction author Amy Lillard.
 
Tue
30
Dec

Keeping the message of Jesus simple

My wife and I were in a service during a recent Sunday to hear our son, Charlie, deliver the morning message. It had been four years since  he delivered his first sermon in the same church, and it was obvious how much he
has improved as a speaker delivering God’s word during those four years.  
 
Tue
30
Dec

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Well, a new year is upon us - and wow what a year it has been for this writer. One of the greatest blessings God has given me walked into mylife last December. I got to marry him last month and spend a fantastic two weeks
with him on our honeymoon in Europe.  
 
Tue
23
Dec

Yes, Virginia . . . there is a Santa Claus!

One of my favorite articles at Christmas time is one written by the editor of The Sun newspaper in New York City way back in the year 1897 - more than one hundred years ago
 

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