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The Daze of the Lockdown

The Daze of the Lockdown

admin June 18, 2020 Comments Off on The Daze of the Lockdown

Lagniappe’s three lead writers report on their experiences during the lockdown.   CORONAVIRUS NOTEBOOK By Brad Goins Until mid-March, I’d followed the coronavirus story in a curious, and entirely casual, manner. I felt no

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Something Wild And Different

Something Wild And Different

Brad Goins June 18, 2020 Comments Off on Something Wild And Different

A Self-Proclaimed ‘Coonass’  Brings It To The Naked And Afraid TV Show On Discovery By Brad Goins Those who want to appear on the Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid program typically submit videos that show them exercising

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‘Infestation Without Representation’

‘Infestation Without Representation’

Brad Goins April 2, 2020 Comments Off on ‘Infestation Without Representation’

So far, federal efforts to fight the coast-destroying nutria rodent have been isolated to Louisiana. A new bill, co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, would expand the effort to include all states

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The Big Book Sale

The Big Book Sale

Brad Goins March 5, 2020 Comments Off on The Big Book Sale

It’s time once again for the Up Fronter to inform all readers that the biggest book sale of the year is coming up fast. The annual book sale at the Episcopal Church of the

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Paving The Road To Opportunity

Paving The Road To Opportunity

Brad Goins 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

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New Master Of Southern Humor

New Master Of Southern Humor

Brad Goins February 6, 2020 Comments Off on New Master Of Southern Humor

After practicing law in Lake Charles for 26 years, Andy Johnson now lives in Baton Rouge. Johnson’s making his first foray into publishing at the age of 63 with his new novel The Otis

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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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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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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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