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THE LULL EFFECT

THE LULL EFFECT

Brad Goins August 7, 2014 0

The greater Southwest Louisiana area may be preparing for an economic boom. But at the moment, downtown Lake Charles is experiencing something quite a bit different from a boom. Those who’ve long wished for

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MSU PROF GETS MEDIEVAL

MSU PROF GETS MEDIEVAL

Brad Goins August 7, 2014 0

As someone who reads history books on a regular basis, I’ve long felt that current historians give medieval history the short end of the stick. If this is the case, an MSU professor of

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HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE WALK IN SULPHUR

HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE WALK IN SULPHUR

Brad Goins March 5, 2014 0

Melissa Mosley works at Recon Engineering, where two of the staff have been personally affected by Huntington’s Disease. The company’s created a committee that’s intended to increase area awareness of the disease. Part of

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LAKE CHARLES COMMUNITY BAND

LAKE CHARLES COMMUNITY BAND

Brad Goins February 23, 2014 0

The Lake Charles Community Band has resumed its practice of holding rehearsals every Monday night. They run from 6:30-8 pm at the Lake Charles Boston High School choir room, which is on 7th Street,

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ABOUT TOWN

ABOUT TOWN

Brad Goins February 7, 2014 0

— From Clovis the Cat comes word that the Hobo Hotel for Cats and Kittens is seeking donations of art works by Lake Area artists. These local works of art are needed for the

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MY LAME COLUMN

MY LAME COLUMN

Brad Goins January 23, 2014 0

Ain’t life full of little ironies? I’d just finished my last Up Front for 2013. I figured I wouldn’t be getting any new material for a while. After all, the office email action was

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ALL I NEED IS A COUPLE MONTHS OFF

ALL I NEED IS A COUPLE MONTHS OFF

Brad Goins January 8, 2014 0

OK, I know that considering what time of year it is, I shouldn’t be writing this column. But I’m going to try to make it right. First, I want to apologize to everyone for

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WORK N PROGRESS

WORK N PROGRESS

Brad Goins December 21, 2013 0

My grandmother Goins used to tell me, “You know what you like.” Area musicians tell me that what Lake Charles likes is cover bands. A new one, Work N Progress, is trying to take

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‘LOUISIANA PURCHASED’

‘LOUISIANA PURCHASED’

Brad Goins December 4, 2013 0

I guess I shouldn’t be publicizing another Louisiana periodical in this column. But, as we all know, the Times-Picayune has had a run of bad luck recently. It’s finally gotten some good news with

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BRODY MEAUX

BRODY MEAUX

Brad Goins November 20, 2013 0

Brody Meaux is the 14-year-old son of Lake Charles residents Jimmy and JoAnn Meaux. Brody has the rare genetic disease MeCP2 duplication syndrome. MeCP2 is a neurological condition that occurs almost entirely in males.

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