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We Deliver

We Deliver

Brad Goins August 16, 2018 Comments Off on We Deliver

Four Women Business Owners Dedicated To Excellence in Service By Madison DeJean and Brad Goins Looking for a company dedicated to excellence in service? You can count on these local women business owners to

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Organic And Fresh

Organic And Fresh

Brad Goins July 19, 2018 Comments Off on Organic And Fresh

Local Coffee Crafters Explain What Makes Their Grinds Distinctive By Brad Goins A journalist can easily delude himself into thinking that because he works at a magazine he’s somehow at the center of things and

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Lucky Tiles

Lucky Tiles

Brad Goins July 19, 2018 Comments Off on Lucky Tiles

The very first Lake Charles Lucky Tiles Mah Jongg Tournament will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Lake Charles Bridge Club, 1600 W. McNeese St. Now, this may seem a little early

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A New Homage To Creoles

A New Homage To Creoles

Brad Goins July 5, 2018 Comments Off on A New Homage To Creoles

Down through the years, Lagniappe has run several stories about what exactly a Creole is. I think I might even have written a couple of them. If you think you’d like 335 pages of

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Punch Drunk

Punch Drunk

Brad Goins June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Punch Drunk

You probably get even more tired than I do of reading about do-nothing Louisiana legislators in this column. Well, I’m here to tell you that now — finally — two Louisiana legislators have accomplished

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Higher Calling

Higher Calling

Brad Goins June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Higher Calling

A Newfound Dedication Leads A Lake Charles Artist To Great Success In Italy Story By Brad Goins • Photos by Lindsay Johnson & Cocoa Laney When Lindsey Johnson got her bachelor’s in art from McNeese

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It’s Not Fashionable. It’s Fassionable!

It’s Not Fashionable. It’s Fassionable!

Brad Goins June 7, 2018 Comments Off on It’s Not Fashionable. It’s Fassionable!

In the paragraphs of Up Front, I’ve often praised the intellectual rigor of Attorney General Jeff Landry. But my praise never before soared to the heights it did on April 27, when Landry demonstrated

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Inspirational Jazz

Inspirational Jazz

Brad Goins June 7, 2018 Comments Off on Inspirational Jazz

Mickey Smith, Jr., Uses His Sax Playing And Teaching To Keep Music Thriving In The Community By Brad Goins As a child, Mickey Smith, Jr., didn’t grow up on a steady diet of the

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On The ‘Coushatta Co-Ed’

On The ‘Coushatta Co-Ed’

Brad Goins May 17, 2018 Comments Off on On The ‘Coushatta Co-Ed’

Jennifer Reeser is one of the products of McNeese’s much-lauded master’s poetry program who’s managed to gain a great deal of recognition by writing verse. Her poetry has been published in the big journals,

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Paddle Royale

Paddle Royale

Brad Goins May 3, 2018 Comments Off on Paddle Royale

TEAM CITGO IS UNDEFEATED AFTER FIVE YEARS OF THE LOCAL DRAGON BOAT RACE. WHAT’S THEIR SECRET? By Brad Goins The sixth annual Dragon Boat Race will take place on Saturday, April 28. The event

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