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Amazing Adventures With The Generation Gap

Amazing Adventures With The Generation Gap

Brad Goins January 23, 2020 Comments Off on Amazing Adventures With The Generation Gap

A couple of years ago, the Up Fronter wrote a feature story about local DJs Stormi and Wes Guidry, who engineer the Generation Gap show on McNeese station KBYS-FM. I’d heard the two were

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Cathedral Before And After

Cathedral Before And After

Brad Goins January 9, 2020 Comments Off on Cathedral Before And After

Some people associated with the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in downtown Lake Charles are happy that the recent renovations at the Cathedral are getting nationwide attention in the Liturgical Arts Journal.   In a Nov.

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It’s That Time

It’s That Time

Brad Goins December 19, 2019 Comments Off on It’s That Time

It’s once again time to start gathering donations for the area’s largest annual book sale. Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is collecting new and used books in good condition for the massive sale,

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Celebration Of Life

Celebration Of Life

Brad Goins December 5, 2019 Comments Off on Celebration Of Life

The Celebration of Life event, which is slated for Dec. 1, will commemorate musicians who are no longer with us as well as those who are still very active on the stage. They’ll be

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Give Up The Ghost

Give Up The Ghost

Brad Goins November 21, 2019 Comments Off on Give Up The Ghost

You may have noticed some articles by Cheré Dastugue Coen in Lagniappe from time to time. She is especially interested in travel, and often contributes to Lagniappe’s summer Weekend Escapes features. As a writer,

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Creole Trail Rides

Creole Trail Rides

Brad Goins November 7, 2019 Comments Off on Creole Trail Rides

In an article she prepared for the latest issue of 64 Parishes, author Zella Palmer described a recent gathering of Southwest Louisiana Creole trail riders that took place in the West Cal Arena in

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Miss Teen America Is Westlake Resident

Miss Teen America Is Westlake Resident

Brad Goins October 17, 2019 Comments Off on Miss Teen America Is Westlake Resident

Jillian Elliott of Westlake was recently crowned Miss Teen America 2019. Elliott is a senior at Westlake High School, where she serves as captain of the Cheer Squad and president of the Mayor’s Youth

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Resting Places

Resting Places

Brad Goins October 3, 2019 Comments Off on Resting Places

Local photographer and writer Gary Waggoner has just published a hardbound “photo journal” titled Historical Cemeteries Of Imperial Calcasieu. Unless you have a really big thing for cemeteries, you’ll be most likely to value

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Happy Birthday, Mom

Happy Birthday, Mom

Brad Goins September 19, 2019 Comments Off on Happy Birthday, Mom

Here’s a photo of my mother Margie Schrader enjoying a cupcake with lots of pink icing at a recent birthday party. She’d just turned 88. The Up Fronter also sends a big shout-out to

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The Progress Of Jeanie, The Hero Dog

The Progress Of Jeanie, The Hero Dog

Brad Goins September 5, 2019 Comments Off on The Progress Of Jeanie, The Hero Dog

For a few years now, Lagniappe has been following the saga of “local canine hero” Jeanie The Three-Legged Dog. There’s a book about her. She frequently appears on various media venues around the country.

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