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Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Scott E. Raymond June 7, 2018 Comments Off on Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Rich In History And Grandeur Story And Photos By Scott E. Raymond When 19-year-old University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) student Mike Richard first came to work at Rip Van Winkle Gardens in the spring

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W. Brent Lumpkin

W. Brent Lumpkin

Scott E. Raymond July 6, 2017 Comments Off on W. Brent Lumpkin

A Conversation With Commercial Real Estate Developer, W. Brent Lumpkin By Scott E. Raymond When I meet commercial real estate investor, developer and broker W. Brent Lumpkin at his downtown Lake Charles office for this

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Officer On Deck

Officer On Deck

Kerri Cooke April 20, 2017 Comments Off on Officer On Deck

Former Navy captain and fighter pilot Randy Robb By Scott E. Raymond When Randy Robb watches a pilot perform aerobatics at an airshow, it’s probably safe to say his mind is keenly in tune

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Vic Stelly

Vic Stelly

Scott E. Raymond November 4, 2016 Comments Off on Vic Stelly

THE LIFE AND CAREER OF A SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN STORY BY SCOTT E. RAYMOND PHOTOS BY JASON CARROLL & SCOTT E. RAYMOND For Victor “Vic” Theodore Stelly, the first memorable impressions were probably set in

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Hal Y’all Doin’

Hal Y’all Doin’

Scott E. Raymond October 21, 2016 Comments Off on Hal Y’all Doin’

STORY BY SCOTT E. RAYMOND PHOTOS BY LINDSAY JANIES A tall and fit-looking 60, when Hal McMillin first greets this writer, he enthusiastically begins the visit by showing some photos of family, friends, colleagues and

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CALL FOR VETS

CALL FOR VETS

Brad Goins May 18, 2016 Comments Off on CALL FOR VETS

On several occasions, the Up Fronter has mentioned the special ceremonies and presentations provided by the Chapter 1996 Military Order of the Purple Heart to honor the military service of veterans at their wakes

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LC STRONG: MARSHALL J. SIMIEN, JR.

LC STRONG: MARSHALL J. SIMIEN, JR.

Scott E. Raymond February 18, 2016 Comments Off on LC STRONG: MARSHALL J. SIMIEN, JR.

Story By Scott E. Raymond Photos By Lindsey Janies “One of the most important things that happened to me was that I left Lake Charles, then I came back,” says Marshall J. Simien, Jr.,

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FULL CIRCLE

FULL CIRCLE

Scott E. Raymond December 3, 2015 Comments Off on FULL CIRCLE

Oliver G. “Rick” Richard, III Story By Scott E. Raymond Photos By Lindsey Janies Rick Richard’s life, when told, unfolds like a best-selling novel of a small-town native’s unlikely road from relative obscurity to

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