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RICHEST ACREAGE ON EARTH

RICHEST ACREAGE ON EARTH

Karla Wall December 4, 2013 0

From Sulphur Mines To Oil To Salt Brine For Industries, Sulphur Has Been One Of Most Productive Areas In The Nation The wave of exiled Acadians settled in SWLA in the late 1700s. They were followed

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A STRONG YEAR FOR SWLA

A STRONG YEAR FOR SWLA

George Swift December 4, 2013 0

By George Swift, President/CEO, Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance   This year, our region has benefited from unprecedented industrial announcements for future developments that will total more than $58 billion. This amount makes Southwest Louisiana

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MAXIMUM SECURITY GOLF

MAXIMUM SECURITY GOLF

Brad Goins December 4, 2013 0

Louisiana’s ‘Prison View’ Golf Course Promises Arresting Views And Captivating Play   If you’ve dismissed the story that there’s a public golf course on the grounds of Angola as an urban myth, you have

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BULLYING IN SWLA: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

BULLYING IN SWLA: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Karla Wall November 20, 2013 0

Bullying Roundtable: Local Experts Discuss Options Available To Victims And Bullies And Their Families   Bullying has been in the forefront of news in the last couple of years, with several cases of kids committing

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LEN PAULEY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE

LEN PAULEY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE

admin November 20, 2013 0

After Losing His 15-Year-Old Daughter Hannah To Suicide In 2011, Len Pauley Is Raising Awareness Of Bullying In An Effort To Save Lives ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Everyone knows the saying “sticks and stones may break your  bones,

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PEACEFUL WARRIOR: JOSH QUAYHAGEN

PEACEFUL WARRIOR: JOSH QUAYHAGEN

Karla Wall November 20, 2013 0

Local Martial Artist Spreads Anti-Bullying Message Local mixed martial arts fighting sensation Josh Quayhagen may have made a name for himself by fighting others. But his message to his students and the youths he

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WILL OUSLEY: ARTIST, POET AND ‘FREAK’ OF BAGDAD

WILL OUSLEY: ARTIST, POET AND ‘FREAK’ OF BAGDAD

C. Janet Austin November 20, 2013 3

Lake Charles is on the east side of the Calcasieu River, and Westlake, of course, is on the west side. The Calcasieu River turns into the northwest corner of the lake. Before the river

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EARLY DAYS IN WESTLAKE AND BAGDAD

EARLY DAYS IN WESTLAKE AND BAGDAD

Brad Goins November 20, 2013 0

Westlake began to come into being 200 years ago, when Calcasieu River was called Rio Hondo, and both Texas and the Spanish administrators of the Louisiana territory were laying claim to the lands between

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WENDY COLONNA’S MUSICAL AND PERSONAL ‘RESURRECTION’

WENDY COLONNA’S MUSICAL AND PERSONAL ‘RESURRECTION’

Brad Goins November 7, 2013 0

By Brad Goins Wendy Colonna, one of the best known musicians of our area and of Austin as well, just came within a hair’s breadth of giving up music altogether. She was in the midst

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Mayor Roach Honors Leaders in the Arts

Mayor Roach Honors Leaders in the Arts

admin October 11, 2013 0

On Friday, October 11th, in the Benjamin W. Mount Auditorium at Central School, the Arts Council of SWLA and the City of Lake Charles recognized the contributions of the creative workforce during the annual

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