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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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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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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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Laughing With Kinfolks

Laughing With Kinfolks

Brad Goins May 3, 2018 Comments Off on Laughing With Kinfolks

Have you ever seen Kinfolks — the quarterly magazine published by the Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society? To get a subscription, you’ll need to become a member of the Genealogical Society. Annuals membership fees are

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What’s The Song In That Commercial?

What’s The Song In That Commercial?

Brad Goins April 20, 2018 Comments Off on What’s The Song In That Commercial?

I guess if one were looking for a single symbol of Southwest Louisiana, Community Coffee would do as well as any. Even people who don’t drink it routinely see the logo and coffee dispensers.

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The Great Big Eye

The Great Big Eye

Brad Goins April 5, 2018 Comments Off on The Great Big Eye

It’s been a while since the Up Fronter wrote about Southwest Louisiana’s premier surrealist painter: Lafayette’s Amy Guidry. Guidry’s work has appeared in many national magazines. But there’s nothing wrong with making a mention

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What Denial Is All About

What Denial Is All About

Brad Goins March 15, 2018 Comments Off on What Denial Is All About

Just what happens during Lent? For 40 days, you deny yourself a particular pleasure. Ideally, it’s a pleasure that’s holding back your spirituality or quality of life. For instance, if I eat too much

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It’s That’s Time Again

It’s That’s Time Again

Brad Goins March 1, 2018 Comments Off on It’s That’s Time Again

Habitual readers of Up Front may have been wondering when the Up Fronter would inform the world of the big annual new and used book sale at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. Well,

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