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MREs

MREs

When I was a 12-year-old kid living on the West Coast, my best friend and neighbor, Scott, and I were always hanging out and...

[Read More...] admin November 19, 2020
Bigger And Better Adventures

Bigger And Better Adventures

These are extremely trying times.  We have been at our current home for over 30 years. In the last few months, we have unceremoniously...

[Read More...] Rocke Fournet November 19, 2020
A LONG, STRANGE TRIP SO FAR

A LONG, STRANGE TRIP SO FAR

Tigers Defense Struggles To Gain Traction In Re-Arranged Schedule Story By Ron Higgins  It has been nine months since LSU accepted the national championship trophy...

[Read More...] admin November 19, 2020
Traditions

Traditions

Some years ago, our son played football for Sulphur High. He played throughout his high school career. But some of the neatest activities were...

[Read More...] Bill Coyne November 19, 2020
PICKING UP THE PIECES

PICKING UP THE PIECES

Artists and Volunteers In The Lake Area Team Up To Give Back By Kerri Cooke The Capital One tower in Downtown Lake Charles holds...

[Read More...] Kerri Cooke November 19, 2020
The Stayers Of Hurricane Laura

The Stayers Of Hurricane Laura

Some admitted feeling brave – until that first tree cracked.  Whole families hid in halls, with pillows and sofa cushions ready to soften the...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot November 19, 2020
‘Don’t Forget Lake Charles’

‘Don’t Forget Lake Charles’

In mid-October, The Louisiana Budget Project’s newsletter The Daily Dime ran a story that carried the headline “Don’t Forget Lake Charles.” The headline reflected...

[Read More...] Brad Goins November 19, 2020
All These Weeks After Hurricane Laura

All These Weeks After Hurricane Laura

What I can’t get over is how ugly it still is, all these weeks after Hurricane Laura. What a hurricane could do in one...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot November 19, 2020
Size 75 Shoes For Social Distancing

Size 75 Shoes For Social Distancing

Cobbler Grigore Lup of Cluj, Romania, was disturbed to see people ignoring social distancing guidelines put in place for the COVID-19 pandemic. So he...

[Read More...] admin November 19, 2020
BBBS Seeks Mentors

BBBS Seeks Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana is recruiting caring adults to pair with youth who are on a waiting list for a mentor....

[Read More...] Brad Goins August 20, 2020
Burmese Python Snakeskin Masks

Burmese Python Snakeskin Masks

Brian Wood, owner of All American Gator Products in Dania Beach, Fla., is taking face masks to a whole new level by fashioning coverings...

[Read More...] admin August 20, 2020
Reaching New Heights

Reaching New Heights

New Phillips 66 LC General Manager Jolie Rhinehart Brings Energy And A Passion For People To Her Job ~ By Karla Wall At the young...

[Read More...] Karla Wall August 20, 2020