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Mural Man: Jeremy Price

Mural Man: Jeremy Price

Kerri Cooke January 23, 2020 Comments Off on Mural Man: Jeremy Price

One Artist’s Quest For Beauty, Fulfillment And Opportunity Story By Kerri Cooke • Photos by Chris Brennan You might not know the name Jeremy Price, but I’d be willing to bet you have noticed his

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Playoff Heartbreaker … Again

Playoff Heartbreaker … Again

Rick Sarro January 23, 2020 Comments Off on Playoff Heartbreaker … Again

The ineptitude and inconsistency of the NFL referees struck again in the Superdome and again cost the New Orleans Saints dearly. The ineptitude and inconsistency of the NFL’s head of officiating struck again from

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Cast Iron Pat

Cast Iron Pat

Karla Wall January 23, 2020 Comments Off on Cast Iron Pat

Dream Big Then Make It Happen: Local Cook Pat Darbonne Talks About Appearing On The Today Show By Karla Wall   If you need proof that persistence pays off and that big dreams do come

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I Spy

I Spy

Kristian Bland January 9, 2020 Comments Off on I Spy

Is your TV spying on you? Maybe. By Kristian Bland The “internet of things” has been growing rapidly over the past few years, with “smart” functionality being added to everything from televisions to refrigerators,

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Ben Herrera, 121 Artisan Bistro

Ben Herrera, 121 Artisan Bistro

Karla Wall January 9, 2020 Comments Off on Ben Herrera, 121 Artisan Bistro

Chef’s Spotlight By Karla Wall Before Ben Herrera, owner and executive chef of 121 Artisan Bistro, came to Lake Charles in 1998. A native of Boulder, Colo., he was working as a chef in

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Accomplishing Dreams

Accomplishing Dreams

admin December 19, 2019 Comments Off on Accomplishing Dreams

Members Of Girlie Girls Gain Self-Esteem And Build Solid Futures By Brad Goins Anita Barker founded the Girlie Girls Mentoring Program on June 1, 2013. The program is dedicated to girls 13-18. Its mission

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School Threats

School Threats

admin December 19, 2019 Comments Off on School Threats

A Lagniappe Roundtable Discussion Threats Since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 the number of school shootings in the United States has been on the rise.  Each time they occur they receive extensive

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121 Artisan Bistro

121 Artisan Bistro

Bill Coyne December 19, 2019 Comments Off on 121 Artisan Bistro

121 Dr. Michael DeBakey Dr. •  Lake Charles, LA Table Salt • By Bill Coyne It seems as if Southwest Louisiana gains a new restaurant every week. People flock to the latest opening to

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Cripple Bayou Two-Step

Cripple Bayou Two-Step

Brad Goins December 19, 2019 Comments Off on Cripple Bayou Two-Step

Cripple Bayou Two-Step: By Norman German DVille Press, Donaldsonville, La., 2019. • 207 pp., paperback, $16.95 A Review By Brad Goins Set in the Lake Charles of 1994, the protagonist of our mystery novel is

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Chef Michael Elliot

Chef Michael Elliot

Karla Wall December 5, 2019 Comments Off on Chef Michael Elliot

Golden Nugget Lake Charles Chef Spotlight • By Karla Wall For Michael Elliot, property executive chef at Golden Nugget Lake Charles, cooking is more than a vocation. “Cooking is my passion,” he says.  Elliot

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