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The Joy Of The Trophy Bass

The Joy Of The Trophy Bass

What a great fishing trip! The following is a true story: It had been a sizzling hot day, with the fishers having very little...

[Read More...] Rocke Fournet August 17, 2017
Cooking For A Good Cause

Cooking For A Good Cause

By Mario Pacetti I recently had the opportunity to judge a jambalaya cook-off at the Burton Coliseum for the B.A.A.K. Poker Run. I solicited...

[Read More...] Mario Pacetti August 17, 2017
Crime In Calcasieu Parish

Crime In Calcasieu Parish

I run the Republican Roundtable. The Roundtable puts on monthly forums with a panel of experts to address current issues. The July forum was...

[Read More...] Michael Kurth August 17, 2017
Bovine And Buttercup

Bovine And Buttercup

Art work by Southwest Louisiana artist Yelena Koehn will be featured at the  “Bovine And Buttercup” exhibit at RealArt DeRidder at 108 West 1st...

[Read More...] Brad Goins August 17, 2017
Fall Festival Guide: Headliners

Fall Festival Guide: Headliners

By Justin Morris Our beloved Bayou State has some pretty bountiful resources, and if you want to look at the things that Louisiana has...

[Read More...] Justin Morris August 17, 2017
Tab Benoit: Voice Of The Wetlands Festival

Tab Benoit: Voice Of The Wetlands Festival

Where Guitar Firepower Meets Wetlands Activism Story By Brett Milano Photo By Jerry Moran How did one of Louisiana’s meanest guitar-slingers become a tireless wetlands...

[Read More...] Brett Milano August 17, 2017
The Louisiana Opal

The Louisiana Opal

Leesville Is The Home Of The State’s Rarest Gem By Brad Goins The Louisiana Opal, also known as the Louisiana Sand Opal, was briefly...

[Read More...] Brad Goins August 17, 2017
Over 30 New Laws Now In Effect

Over 30 New Laws Now In Effect

Part of the policy yield from six lawmaking sessions held over the past 18 months is several new laws recently enacted. They included the...

[Read More...] Jeremy Alford August 17, 2017
The Feels

The Feels

July ended with some nice mornings.  On the last July Sunday I had church under a tree, dressed in my jammies, no humidity, a...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot August 17, 2017
My All-Time Favorites

My All-Time Favorites

Weird News is forever, but this is my last “News of the Weird” column, as I am now exhausted after almost 30 years in...

[Read More...] Chuck Shepherd August 17, 2017
Bust A Sweat

Bust A Sweat

As we round the corner into the dog days of August, the tropical heat Louisiana is known for is beginning to cook. Triple digit...

[Read More...] Rocke Fournet August 3, 2017
Dare To Speak Freely

Dare To Speak Freely

What would happen if every current or former athlete, head coach, general manager and commissioner were given the most potent truth serum known to...

[Read More...] Rick Sarro August 3, 2017