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Spotlight On Leesville And Vernon Parish

Brad Goins August 22, 2014 Comments Off on Spotlight On Leesville And Vernon Parish

Vernon Parish prides itself on its citizens’ habit of greeting tourists and other visitors with a warm welcome and old-fashioned hospitality. Such friendliness, in tandem with the relaxed, small-town atmosphere of the area, make

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Fall Festival Guide

Karla Wall August 20, 2014 Comments Off on Fall Festival Guide

You’ll find world-famous cuisine — gumbo, jambalaya, etoufee, world-class barbecue, German cuisine, and the much-loved carnival midway standbys: funnel cake, corn  dogs, hot dogs and burgers. Browse the numerous booths offering unique arts and

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Dog Potty

Chuck Shepherd August 20, 2014 Comments Off on Dog Potty

Enric Girona recently donated his prototype of a pet commode to the town of El Vendrell, Spain. Owners would train their dogs to use the station — a hole in the ground with a

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SAVING PAR

Austin Price August 11, 2014 Comments Off on SAVING PAR

Doomsday forecasting is one of the great human pastimes. Whether it be old folks grousing about how the obvious immorality and stupidity of youth culture — with particular emphasis on baggy pants and loud

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BARBE BUCS: SEVEN AND COUNTING

Rick Sarro August 11, 2014 Comments Off on BARBE BUCS: SEVEN AND COUNTING

Songs are written about winning championships. Movies are made and books are written about titles won. Memories and bonds are forged when players and coaches race onto fields in celebration and trophies are raised

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CAJUN NATION

Brad Goins August 8, 2014 Comments Off on CAJUN NATION

If You’re In Southwest Louisiana, You’re In Cajun-Land. Here Are A Few Tips For Appreciating It All   Story By Brad Goins Photos By Jesse Hitefield   Reality television has not been kind to

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THE STORY OF ARSENE LEBLEU

admin August 8, 2014 Comments Off on THE STORY OF ARSENE LEBLEU

Deep in the southwest corner of Louisiana lies a region famed in American history as the “Neutral Strip.” This 40-mile-wide stretch of wilderness and marsh land, located principally on land that is in present-day

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CARETAKERS OF THE CALCASIEU

Karla Wall August 7, 2014 Comments Off on CARETAKERS OF THE CALCASIEU

The  emergence  of the Lake Area as a major petrochemical and refinery center in the late ‘40s and early ‘50s,  and the phenomenal growth expected over the next few years, are due to one

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CRUISIN’ THE CARIBBEAN

CRUISIN’ THE CARIBBEAN

Michael Kurth August 7, 2014 Comments Off on CRUISIN’ THE CARIBBEAN

I don’t know what happened in the world in the past two weeks; Cathy and I have been cruising the Caribbean.  To paraphrase Kenny Chesney: No news, no politics, no problems … almost. The

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Louisiana Bad Boys

Brad Goins August 7, 2014 Comments Off on Louisiana Bad Boys

By Brad Goins Purple Haze is the name of what’s known by racers as a “outlaw fuel-altered” car. Instead of asking, What’s so unusual about this car? this writer is inclined to ask, What’s

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