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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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That Southern Boom

That Southern Boom

Brad Goins September 19, 2019 Comments Off on That Southern Boom

Lake Charles Buccaneers Keep MSU’s Cannons Firing By Brad Goins Faithful fans of McNeese football know that each time the Cowboys score, they are saluted by a blast from a cannon. It’s not a

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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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Missing A Beat  For The Moon Landing

Missing A Beat For The Moon Landing

Brad Goins August 15, 2019 Comments Off on Missing A Beat For The Moon Landing

How Neil Armstrong Booted A Sulphur Band Off Of National TV By Brad Goins Like many who witnessed the event when it happened, young Sulphur resident Maurice Fontenot was deeply moved when he saw

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Good-Bye Marty Bee

Good-Bye Marty Bee

Brad Goins August 15, 2019 Comments Off on Good-Bye Marty Bee

The recent death of local artist Marty Bee no doubt had many locals thinking about the numerous funny cartoons he produced. One I thought was especially hilarious skewered the trend of steampunk. Bee drew

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Louisiana’s Cat Man

Louisiana’s Cat Man

Brad Goins August 5, 2019 Comments Off on Louisiana’s Cat Man

Sins of a Cajun Boy: The Legendary Story of Louisiana’s Famous Cat Man is a new autobiography that tells the story of master burglar Danny Singleton, who began his criminal career as a youth

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Lake Charles’ New Mural

Lake Charles’ New Mural

Brad Goins July 19, 2019 Comments Off on Lake Charles’ New Mural

Luke Saucier spends a lot of his time in the headquarters for his company Southern Janicorp, which is located in a building at 1800 Kirkman St. The north exterior wall of the building is

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A Satisfying Listen

A Satisfying Listen

Brad Goins July 8, 2019 Comments Off on A Satisfying Listen

Local jazz violinist Jairus Daigle just dropped his new CD EnMotion. Let’s take a look at it. I’m not sure whether Daigle is trying to blend light classical melodies with jazz or is just

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