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Officer, Educator, Patriot

Scott E. Raymond July 19, 2019 Comments Off on Officer, Educator, Patriot

Major John Stills, U.S. Army, Retired Story And Photos By Scott E. Raymond Today, Major John Stills, United States Army, (Retired), age 76, has retired twice: once, from the U.S. Army and, secondly, from a

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Sulphur Mayor Mike Danahay

Scott E. Raymond May 9, 2019 Comments Off on Sulphur Mayor Mike Danahay

Story By Scott E. Raymond • Photos By Lindsey Janies Elected in March and sworn in in May of 2018, Mike Danahay is approaching the end of his first year in office as mayor of the city

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Retired Justice Jack Watson

Scott E. Raymond May 9, 2019 Comments Off on Retired Justice Jack Watson

90 Years And Going Strong By Scott E. Raymond In September, retired Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jack Watson reached a milestone that many others never realize: he turned 90.   When I recently interviewed

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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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Clay Higgins

Scott E. Raymond May 17, 2018 Comments Off on Clay Higgins

Profile By Scott Raymond • Photos Courtesy of Congressman Clay Higgins Office On first meeting Louisiana Third District Congressman Clay Higgins at his Lake Charles office, this writer is impressed with his relaxed, self-confident manner

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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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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’

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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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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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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