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THE STORY OF ARSENE LEBLEU

THE STORY OF ARSENE LEBLEU

admin August 8, 2014 0

Deep in the southwest corner of Louisiana lies a region famed in American history as the “Neutral Strip.” This 40-mile-wide stretch of wilderness and marsh land, located principally on land that is in present-day

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CARETAKERS OF THE CALCASIEU

CARETAKERS OF THE CALCASIEU

Karla Wall August 7, 2014 0

The  emergence  of the Lake Area as a major petrochemical and refinery center in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s,  and the phenomenal growth expected over the next few years, are due to one

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CRUISIN’ THE CARIBBEAN

CRUISIN’ THE CARIBBEAN

Michael Kurth August 7, 2014 0

I don’t know what happened in the world in the past two weeks; Cathy and I have been cruising the Caribbean.  To paraphrase Kenny Chesney: No news, no politics, no problems … almost. The

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Louisiana Bad Boys

Louisiana Bad Boys

Brad Goins August 7, 2014 0

By Brad Goins Purple Haze is the name of what’s known by racers as a “outlaw fuel-altered” car. Instead of asking, What’s so unusual about this car? this writer is inclined to ask, What’s

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WALNUT GROVE: VISION BECOMES REALITY

WALNUT GROVE: VISION BECOMES REALITY

Kristy Armand July 29, 2014 0

By Kristy Armand What a difference a year makes. A year ago, a few homes were under construction. Commercial buildings were more frames than solid walls. There was much more dirt than grass.  Although

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TIME OUT FOR CAREGIVERS

TIME OUT FOR CAREGIVERS

Brad Goins May 14, 2014 0

The New CARC Respite Center Provides Social Opportunities To The Elderly And  Those With Disabilities • By Brad Goins   Since June of last year, the highly respected local health and social services organization

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‘FEARLESS LITTLE CRAWFISH’

‘FEARLESS LITTLE CRAWFISH’

Brad Goins May 14, 2014 0

A New Book Shows How The Crawfish Embodies Key Features Of Cajun Culture      Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean by Sam Irwin. Foreword by Marcelle Bienvenu. American Palate (The History Press): Charleston,

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COOKIN’ WITH FIRE

COOKIN’ WITH FIRE

Angie Kay Dilmore May 14, 2014 0

Local Firefighters Really Know How To Dish Out Some Four-Alarm Food • By Angie Kay Dilmore • Photos By Jamie Hartnett   Hard work goes hand in hand with hearty eating. And who knows

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IT’S ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE KIDS

IT’S ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT THE KIDS

Karla Wall May 14, 2014 0

Calcasieu School Superintendent Wayne Savoy Looks Back On Almost 40 Years In Education • By Karla Wall   Calcasieu Parish school superintendent Wayne Savoy, who in January announced his retirement after nearly eight years

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‘THIS TREMENDOUS PROMISE’

‘THIS TREMENDOUS PROMISE’

Brad Goins May 14, 2014 0

Former Local Paula Gant Helps Guide D.C. Through The Transition To Energy Abundance • By Brad Goins   Like millions of Americans, Paula Gant can remember spending many hours of her childhood sitting in

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