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IF TOMMY JUMPED OFF THE BRIDGE, WOULD YOU DO IT?

IF TOMMY JUMPED OFF THE BRIDGE, WOULD YOU DO IT?

Remember when you wuz a kid, and you used de excuse dat your best friend Jack or Mary had done something, so why couldn’t...

[Read More...] Pierre Sez August 20, 2015
THE ULTIMATE “FILLING” STATION

THE ULTIMATE “FILLING” STATION

A Taste Of Fatboy And Skinny’s In Leesville Story And Photos By Angie Kay Dilmore Take a step back in time and FILL UP...

[Read More...] Angie Kay August 20, 2015
MY GREAT BURGER ODYSSEY BEGINS

MY GREAT BURGER ODYSSEY BEGINS

I’ve been working on research over the past several months to find my favorite burgers in SWLA, and I wanted to make sure I...

[Read More...] Mario Pacetti August 20, 2015
KAPLAN, LA., DOG TRAINER HAS EARNED WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION AS TRAINER TO TOP PROTECTION, NARCOTICS AND EXPLOSIVES DOGS

KAPLAN, LA., DOG TRAINER HAS EARNED WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION AS TRAINER TO TOP PROTECTION, NARCOTICS AND EXPLOSIVES DOGS

By Karla Wall For Roger Abshire, owner of USK9 Academy in Kaplan, La., and recognized as one of the top protection, police and detection...

[Read More...] Karla Wall August 20, 2015
MULTIFAMILY HOUSING MARKET BOOMING IN LAKE CHARLES

MULTIFAMILY HOUSING MARKET BOOMING IN LAKE CHARLES

By Karla Wall The coming economic expansion will impact all areas of life in SWLA — indeed, the effects are already beginning to be...

[Read More...] Karla Wall August 20, 2015
NEW LOOK … SAME BOOK: New Orleans Saints Preview

NEW LOOK … SAME BOOK: New Orleans Saints Preview

One of the first things Sean Payton had on his things-to-do list was make sure his equipment managers had enough of that white tape...

[Read More...] Rick Sarro August 20, 2015
DOLLARS & SENSE / FROM RETRO REAL ESTATE TO ADAPTIVE REUSE • PART II

DOLLARS & SENSE / FROM RETRO REAL ESTATE TO ADAPTIVE REUSE • PART II

Story And Photos By Angie Kay Dilmore “Adaptive re-use is good stewardship of resources,” says Adley Cormier, Preservation Advocate for the Calcasieu Historical Preservation...

[Read More...] Angie Kay August 20, 2015
FEMALE FIREFIGHTERS IN SWLA

FEMALE FIREFIGHTERS IN SWLA

By Lydia Crochet It’s no secret that firefighting is a male-dominated profession. In fact, if you search the internet for “female firefighters,” the first...

[Read More...] Lydia Crochet August 20, 2015
GEYMANN IN THE RUNNING

GEYMANN IN THE RUNNING

If Congressmen Charles Boustany and John Fleming run for the U.S. Senate next year, the 3rd and 4th Districts will become open seats. Already...

[Read More...] Jeremy Alford August 20, 2015
THERE’S A LOT TO DO IN LEESVILLE

THERE’S A LOT TO DO IN LEESVILLE

Story And Photos By Angie Kay Dilmore If you’ve ever driven north on Highway 171 toward Shreveport, you may think you’ve been to Leesville....

[Read More...] Angie Kay August 20, 2015
WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?

In The Brave New World Of School Nutrition, There’s No Place For Buttery Rolls Or Chili Dogs By Brad Goins If you’re a grandparent...

[Read More...] Brad Goins August 20, 2015
WHERE IS UNCLE WALTER?

WHERE IS UNCLE WALTER?

Who speaks the truth out there?  Where do I go for facts?  Who are these people dressing up like reporters and authorities, and these...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot August 20, 2015