Commentary

Wed
24
Feb

On the Bright Side

“What do you do?”

“I’m a stay-at-home mom,” I replied with eye contact and a smile.

The “what do you do” question doesn’t bother me, though, because I dearly love my calling, or in my case — my answered prayer.

You see, for many years while my colleagues were praying for a promotion, I was pleading with God to let me be at home with my babies.

 

 

 

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Wed
17
Feb

Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – How Will My Wife’s Benefits Be Affected by My State Pension?

Dear Rusty: I am 73 and receive a pension from my state’s Police and Fire Pension Fund. I took a full pension, so my wife only gets a widow’s pension when I die, and this is only a fraction of what my full pension is. I also get a small Social Security benefit, about $95 a month, and that amount is pro-rated because of the amount of my state pension. My wife is 71 and receives a Social Security benefit of about $600 a month. When I die, can she get a portion of my Social Security benefit? And will it increase since she will not be getting my full state pension? Signed: Retired Public Servant

Wed
17
Feb

Project celebration continues observance of Teenage Dating Awareness Month

Project celebration continues observance of Teenage Dating Awareness Month

Teenage Dating Awareness Month is the whole month of February. Project Celebration, Inc is joining the nation is helping teens and adults understand the warning signs and that it can happen anywhere.

Digital abuse is real:

All communication in a healthy relationship is respectful, whether in person, online, or over the phone. It’s never okay for your partner to use words or actions to harm you, lower your self-esteem, or manipulate you. Digital dating abuse is the use of technologies like texting and social media to bully, harass, stalk, or intimidate a partner. You never deserve to be mistreated, online or in person.

COVID-19 and its impact

Wed
10
Feb

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

RESULTS

The way many of our politicians talk with such exaggerated and optimistic figures, it is interesting to find out what the results really are. When the U.S. census was released recently we found that our population in Louisiana has decreased by 13,000 people to make it one of 16 states to lose population between 2019 and 2020.

Wed
10
Feb

Brigadier General Chuck Yeager left ‘a legacy of strength, adventure, and patriotism’

Brigadier General Chuck Yeager left ‘a legacy of strength, adventure, and patriotism’

Chuck Yeager

Before there was a U.S. Space Force, there was a U.S. Air Force and before that there was the Army Air Corps and a genuine American hero by the name of Chuck Yeager. He passed away on December 7, Pearl Harbor Day, with not enough fanfare. Oh, there were news reports about his death at the age of 97, but not enough of a sendoff for someone who did what he did with his life. Perhaps it was because the COVID crisis was taking up so much of the media’s time; or maybe it was because it’s not in fashion these days to celebrate the accomplishments of daring, gallant, stout-hearted men like Brigadier General Yeager.

Charles Elwood Yeager had what author Tom Wolfe called “The Right Stuff.” He enlisted in the U.S. Army in September of 1941 and distinguished himself right from the get-go.

Wed
10
Feb

On the Bright Side

Scott and Meagan Chisholm of Zionsville, Indiana, were visiting friends last November when their 23-month-old twins, Levi and Lainey, were involved in a near-fatal drowning.

Miraculously, Lainey made what doctors have called a “truly miraculous” recovery. But MRI results showed that Levi has extensive brain damage and will have a long road to recovery.

Immediately, Meagan began clinging to her unwavering faith in Christ. She and Scott set up a Facebook page called “Light for Levi and Lainey” to chronicle their journey, share their faith, and ask for the prayers and encouragement of others.

As a result, thousands have come together, many that the Chisholms do not know personally, to pray for Levi and to support the family.

 

 

 

Wed
03
Feb

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

IMPEACHMENT OF TRUMP

The Democrats do not want to let go of their hatred for former President Donald Trump. Rather than take care of the nation’s business, which they need to do so desperately, they want to try to have a trial to impeach him. With their majority in the House and a very angry Democratic Chairman they are letting that take precedent. One impeachment trial has already taken place which resulted in an acquittal last year. The president has already been defeated and as a private citizen and some say there is no justification or legal precedent to do this. They absolutely hate him.

Wed
03
Feb

Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty – Delayed Claiming; Am I Now Getting the Right Amount?

Wed
03
Feb

Patchwork

Last week I was deemed a non-essential employee by the Natchitoches Times, owners of our local newspaper, The Sabine Index.

I got the news over the telephone and to tell the truth I was hurt and shocked.

The caller told me that employees of the Index would be researching and writing Looking Back. They also offered to let me continue writing Patchwork for no pay.

 

 

 

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Wed
27
Jan

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

BIDEN

In my article of December 18th, 2020, I specified that we need to look above personalities and look at the platform of the candidates. Well, those who voted against Trump because they just didn’t like him now have a Democratic platform. Let’s see what is taking place now that we predicted.

Illegal Immigration: Biden has already said he is going to do away with many of the programs that will hold them at the border and he is going to grant amnesty to many thousand others. He also stated he would abandon the wall construction. Get ready for the aftermath of crime and disease and sanctuary cities.

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