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Stop Attacking People, Gerald

Stop Attacking People, Gerald

In Oakland, Calif., Gerald the turkey has been an institution for some time, regularly queueing up with carpool riders near Morcom Rose Garden. But...

[Read More...] admin December 31, 2020
Writing In The Year 2020

Writing In The Year 2020

New Testament parables were meant to be understood by the people of their times.  Seed and soil, fruit and tree, sheep and shepherd, you...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot December 31, 2020
Mount Trashmore

Mount Trashmore

What Does Your Storm Debris Say About You? By Brad Goins Not long after Laura hit, local government sent out a press release that...

[Read More...] Brad Goins December 31, 2020
Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020

Each December I write a tongue-in-cheek column about Christmas gifts I think fit the times but that you won’t find in any stores or...

[Read More...] Michael Kurth December 31, 2020
Toni Jo & Burke

Toni Jo & Burke

The Bungled Crimes Of Lake Charles’ Most Famous Murderer By Brad Goins Toni Jo Henry was only 24 when she became the first and...

[Read More...] Brad Goins December 31, 2020
Bakers Lead Food Service Recovery

Bakers Lead Food Service Recovery

As Lake Charles slowly recovers from two hurricanes, journalists from outside of the area occasionally make the effort to cover the story. In a...

[Read More...] Brad Goins December 31, 2020
Jeanne’s Bourbon Street BBQ

Jeanne’s Bourbon Street BBQ

915 Sampson, Westlake, LA Barbecue is a major player in the food scene here in Southwest Louisiana. Each pit master has their own style,...

[Read More...] Bill Coyne December 31, 2020
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Deck the halls with boughs of holly! Christmas is upon us, and it’s a great time of the year. These holidays provide everyone a...

[Read More...] Rocke Fournet December 31, 2020
Bill Hicks Was Right About Everything

Bill Hicks Was Right About Everything

(Except Remembering His Gig In Lake Charles)  By Todd C. Elliott The holy trinity of stand-up comics of the last half of the 20th...

[Read More...] Todd C. December 16, 2020
The Pendulum Swings Our Way

The Pendulum Swings Our Way

Just me and some dogs, porch sitting on a November-in-Louisiana morning, so wonderful I’m wondering if nature is apologizing for August and September. The sun is gentle, breeze is...

[Read More...] Pierre Fontenot December 10, 2020
‘Obstinately Optimistic’

‘Obstinately Optimistic’

James Johnson Has Learned How To ‘Move Forward’ In Spite Of Major Adversities By Brad Goins   Fr Johnson, the new millennium brought the...

[Read More...] Brad Goins December 10, 2020
Gnats

Gnats

By Kristian Bland On the big list of use-less creatures Noah could’ve left off the ark and no one would have even cared, gnats...

[Read More...] Kristian Bland December 10, 2020