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Bovine And Buttercup

Bovine And Buttercup

Brad Goins August 17, 2017 Comments Off on 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 St. in DeRidder. Gallery hours are Wed.-Sat. from 11 am-3

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The Louisiana Opal

The Louisiana Opal

Brad Goins August 17, 2017 Comments Off on 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 mined in the Catahoula Formation, which is located near Leesville.

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Creole Proud

Creole Proud

Brad Goins August 3, 2017 Comments Off on Creole Proud

A Rough Guide To Distinguishing Between Louisiana’s Cajuns And Creoles By Brad Goins One way to distinguish between Cajuns and Creoles is to look at where they came from. Cajuns came from the Acadians, who

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Journey Into Outsider Art

Brad Goins August 3, 2017 Comments Off on Journey Into Outsider Art

A few years ago, the Historic 1911 City Hall in Lake Charles hosted an outstanding exhibit of outsider and folk art. Now, Lafayette is taking up the cause. “Spiritual Journeys: Homemade Art From The

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Downtown Update

Downtown Update

Brad Goins August 3, 2017 Comments Off on Downtown Update

PEPPER POPSICLES, OSTRICH FEATHERS AND GOAT’S MILK SOAP Diversity Is The Big Thing In This Year’s Downtown Development By Brad Goins It’s time for Lagniappe’s annual update on new businesses and business developments in downtown Lake

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In Doubt? Close It.

In Doubt? Close It.

Brad Goins July 20, 2017 Comments Off on In Doubt? Close It.

Southwest Louisiana schools continue to close because rain is in the weather forecast. Let’s take the case of McNeese State University — one of the area’s educational institutions for people who are the age

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A Fond Look At What’s Been Lost

A Fond Look At What’s Been Lost

Brad Goins July 20, 2017 Comments Off on A Fond Look At What’s Been Lost

Lost Lake Charles by Adley Cormier.  Charleston, S.C.: The History Press, 2017,  136 pp., $21.99 A Review By Brad Goins Photos provided by McNeese Archives Adley Cormier isn’t the first person to publish a

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On A Mission From God

On A Mission From God

Brad Goins July 6, 2017 Comments Off on On A Mission From God

Stephen Hebert Is Driving His Bluesmobile In The Great American Race Story By Brad Goins Photos By Jason Carroll – monsoursphotography.net Special Thanks To Port Aggregates Stephen Hebert retired young. Today he lives with his family in his

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An Informative Q & A Session With The Alliance For Positive Growth

An Informative Q & A Session With The Alliance For Positive Growth

Brad Goins July 6, 2017 Comments Off on An Informative Q & A Session With The Alliance For Positive Growth

Curated By Brad Goins Goins: I gather your growth so far has been pretty brisk. Why are people so interested in your group? Is your group meeting some need that has gone unaddressed? APG:

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Lemme Tellya Bout Exports

Lemme Tellya Bout Exports

Brad Goins July 6, 2017 Comments Off on Lemme Tellya Bout Exports

Wallethub just came out with a list of the country’s worst state economies. Louisiana did not finish at the bottom of the list. That honor went to West Virginia — the state that usually

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