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THE BEST MEDICINE

THE BEST MEDICINE

February 19, 2015, No Comments on THE BEST MEDICINE

Thank God for small favors and great doctors. There’s nothing like facing a life-changing event to properly adjust your priorities. In fact, most everyday crises we face are in reality rather trivial. A serious illness has a way of sorting through all the fluff and getting down to the core. Once you’ve been there, »

Making ‘The Best’ Cover

Making ‘The Best’ Cover

December 17, 2014, No Comments on Making ‘The Best’ Cover

By Brad Goins   As the deadline for Lagniappe’s 21st annual Best of Southwest Louisiana approached, Lake Charles photographer Lindsey Janies was given the assignment of photographing a modernized version of Jeannie — the magical pixie who popped out of a genie’s bottle in the 1960s sitcom. This new Jeannie would be the official »

“THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE”

“THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE”

May 1, 2014, No Comments on “THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE”

State Police Troop D’s Grant-A-Wish Program Is Making Dreams Come True For Sick Children In Southwest Louisiana By Angie Kay Dilmore   Seventeen-year-old Harrison Veuleman was born with cerebral palsy and has spent most of his life in a wheelchair. According to his mother Amy, he’s a huge football fan. One of his dreams was to »

THE BEST DEAL FOR ONLINE BACKUP

THE BEST DEAL FOR ONLINE BACKUP

March 5, 2014, No Comments on THE BEST DEAL FOR ONLINE BACKUP

You really need to back-up your computer. Some folks use an external hard drive, and others use an online back-up service that sends your back-up files into the “cloud.” I use both, and having that type of redundancy in place has saved me from potential disasters. The last time I wrote anything about online »

THE BEST PART

THE BEST PART

February 7, 2014, No Comments on THE BEST PART

Deer season is winding down, but with no shortage of exciting stories.  Every day is a different adventure out in Mother Nature —one you can’t experience unless you get up early and show up.  When the hunting is “on,” it’s a really special adventure you can’t experience unless you get up early and show »

McNeese Cowboys: Spring Forward to Fall

McNeese Cowboys: Spring Forward to Fall

September 20, 2021, Comments Off on McNeese Cowboys: Spring Forward to Fall

Story by Rick Sarro  Photo Courtesy of MSU Sports Information McNeese is part of a unique football fraternity as one of a small number of teams that played a spring season just a few months ago only to return to the turf to play yet another set of games this fall. You thought the »

Reacting To A Plane Crash

Reacting To A Plane Crash

March 4, 2021, Comments Off on Reacting To A Plane Crash

A Cessna crashed in the coastal marsh, and I reacted to the bad news, even though I did not know either victim.  I reacted because people I knew reacted, and their emotions rippled my way.   My sister was one of them.  High school classmate of one of the two men, knew him back »

Gnats

Gnats

December 10, 2020, Comments Off on Gnats

By Kristian Bland On the big list of use-less creatures Noah could’ve left off the ark and no one would have even cared, gnats and mosquitoes are right. up at the top. And after this year’s hur-ricane season, we’ve had more than our fair share of both. All the standing water left after a »

Paving The Road To Opportunity

Paving The Road To Opportunity

February 20, 2020, Comments Off on Paving The Road To Opportunity

CARC needs your help. Since even some longtime residents may not know what this vital community organization does, let’s start with a thumbnail history. Incorporated in 1957, CARC has a history of providing and improving services for people with disabilities. In the years between 1981 and 1988, CARC acquired six community homes and three »

Paul’s Rib Shack

Paul’s Rib Shack

January 27, 2020, Comments Off on Paul’s Rib Shack

4800 Nelson Road • Lake Charles, LA Review By Bill Coyne It’s only fair to preface this by warning that if you’re a vegan or vegetarian, or for whatever reason find yourself on a plant-based diet, this place isn’t going to appeal to you in the least. This is for the carnivore, the lover »