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Top 50 Locally Owned Businesses

Top 50 Locally Owned Businesses

Brad Goins June 23, 2017 Comments Off on Top 50 Locally Owned Businesses

The Boom Triumphant  Slumping Oil Prices Weren’t A Serious Threat To The Far-Reaching Boom Of 2016 And Early 2017 By Brad Goins There were two big themes in the reports of this year’s Top

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Toga Grill

Toga Grill

Mario Pacetti June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Toga Grill

4439 Nelson Rd. • Lake Charles •337-477-4142 By Mario Pacetti Recently, my friend Sammi Chloun and his family reopened Toga Grill after the completion of their remodel and expansion. The only thing I ever

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Pierre Exits The Stage

Pierre Exits The Stage

Brad Goins June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Pierre Exits The Stage

A Reminiscence Of Russ Bordelon By Brad Goins For more than 30 years, Russ Bordelon was the voice of Pierre — the Cajun everyman who was the narrator of Russ’ Lagniappe magazine column titled

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Germs

Germs

Kerri Cooke June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Germs

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go In The Water By Kerri Cooke Summer is synonymous with beaches and bikinis. The hot weather of Southwest Louisiana makes swimming an ideal activity to

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WE LIKE MIKE

WE LIKE MIKE

Brad Goins June 4, 2017 Comments Off on WE LIKE MIKE

The Stories Of The Six Mike Mascots And The Louisiana Tigers Who Came Before Them By Brad Goins   The LSU Tigers had been around half a century before fans got really serious about

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Ron Yule’s Big Book

Ron Yule’s Big Book

Brad Goins May 25, 2017 Comments Off on Ron Yule’s Big Book

Cajun Dancehall Heyday: A History of Traditional Cajun Music in the Lake Area of Southwest Louisiana and the Golden Triangle of Texas by Ron Yule. (2017, DeRidder, Fiddle Country Publishing, 365 pp.) Review By Brad

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Deadwax

Deadwax

Justin Morris May 25, 2017 Comments Off on Deadwax

What Was And What Remains Of Goldband Records By Justin Morris As was the case with many young men of the day, it was the petroleum industry that first brought young Eddie to Southwest

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1910 Restaurant And Wine Bar

1910 Restaurant And Wine Bar

Danny Garrett May 25, 2017 Comments Off on 1910 Restaurant And Wine Bar

By Danny Garrett Vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian or carnivore. No matter what label you fall under, you deserve a fine and casual dining experience. You know this type of experience. Your meal is meticulously prepared

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Lillie’s At Golden Nugget

Lillie’s At Golden Nugget

Mario Pacetti May 25, 2017 Comments Off on Lillie’s At Golden Nugget

By Mario Pacetti A couple of weeks ago, Chelsea and I decided to have our date night at Lillie’s at the Golden Nugget. The only place at the Nugget we were fond of was

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All Hail The Queen

All Hail The Queen

Danny Garrett May 18, 2017 Comments Off on All Hail The Queen

Miss Contraband 2017 Callie Brevelle’s Crowning Achievement: Six Lifelong Contraband Titles By Danny Garrett  Callie Brevelle of Lake Charles is only 20. Yet she already has a resume that is as full as it

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