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T-Doug’s Cajun Cuisine

admin May 2, 2024 Comments Off on T-Doug’s Cajun Cuisine

                You would think getting two couples together for dinner would be easy, but when you’re both very active in two completely different worlds, it’s not. After

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Fast Times Speed Is A Way Of Life For Jerry Dellaportas & Recoil Racing

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STORY BY  MADELAINE B. LANDRY PHOTOS BY TYSON GRENZEBACH In his seminal bestseller, “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell explored the popular view that success is a product only granted to the magnificent geniuses who walk among

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Meet DeRidder Mayor Misty Clanton

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  By Diana Vallette  Misty Clanton is DeRidder’s first female mayor, but that’s never mattered very much to her. “Your office is beautiful, definitely the result of a woman’s touch,” I tell her, sitting

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A Boozy Experience

A Boozy Experience

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                Bags & Brew Cornhole Tournament I’ve learned that men in their late thirties spend a lot of time talking about the good ol’ days when they

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Southwest Louisiana Economic Outlook

Southwest Louisiana Economic Outlook

admin April 11, 2024 Comments Off on Southwest Louisiana Economic Outlook

AGreek philosopher once said that the only constant in life is change.  When we began this year, we projected that one or two LNG facilities would be making final investment decisions (FID). When President

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TRANSPORTATION UPDATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION, ROAD WIDENING …  AND DID SOMEONE SAY A NEW BRIDGE?

TRANSPORTATION UPDATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION, ROAD WIDENING … AND DID SOMEONE SAY A NEW BRIDGE?

admin April 11, 2024 Comments Off on TRANSPORTATION UPDATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION, ROAD WIDENING … AND DID SOMEONE SAY A NEW BRIDGE?

After years of much talk and seemingly little action, things picked up in early 2024 in the effort to get the long-awaited I-10 Bridge replacement project moving. According to La. DOTD spokesperson John Guidroz,

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Area Educational Systems  MORE STUDENTS, MORE PROGRAMS, NEW BUILDING

Area Educational Systems MORE STUDENTS, MORE PROGRAMS, NEW BUILDING

admin April 11, 2024 Comments Off on Area Educational Systems MORE STUDENTS, MORE PROGRAMS, NEW BUILDING

Calcasieu Parish Schools A Sign Of Recovery: Increasing Enrollment For the second consecutive year, enrollment for Calcasieu Parish schools has increased. Enrollment for August, 2023 (for the 2023-2024 school year), was 27,000 students, up

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HITTING THE SNOOZE BUTTON SWLA Economy Is Still A Sleeping Giant, But Will Hit The Snooze Button A Bit Longer

HITTING THE SNOOZE BUTTON SWLA Economy Is Still A Sleeping Giant, But Will Hit The Snooze Button A Bit Longer

admin April 11, 2024 Comments Off on HITTING THE SNOOZE BUTTON SWLA Economy Is Still A Sleeping Giant, But Will Hit The Snooze Button A Bit Longer

In last year’s annual report, I talked about Will Wade just being hired and I said the team needed “rebuilding,” — a “rebirth.” I referred to the basketball program as a “sleeping giant.” I

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FIGHTING FENTANYL

FIGHTING FENTANYL

admin April 11, 2024 Comments Off on FIGHTING FENTANYL

“People love to say you can’t die from smoking marijuana, but in 2024, you absolutely can.”  — Tonya Doucette, Project Trey Trey Comeaux was a charismatic and happy kid who lived with his mother,

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Cajun French Music Association

admin March 21, 2024 Comments Off on Cajun French Music Association

I love it when my phone dings with new opportunities. Renee Smith, CEO and backbone of Lake Charles Pitbull Rescue, sent me a message asking if I’d be available to check something out.  I was

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