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The Call Of The Wild

The Call Of The Wild

Brad Goins November 21, 2019 Comments Off on The Call Of The Wild

Former Hunting Guides Share Fun Times and Life Lessons By Brad Goins Kane Mitchell of Pedestal Bank, Beau Barbe of the Drew Estate, George Paret of Gordon’s Drugstore and Hal McMillin of the Calcasieu

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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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Forensic Files

Forensic Files

Brad Goins November 7, 2019 Comments Off on Forensic Files

An Interesting Look At CPSO Lt. Beth McGee’s Violent Crime-Solving Detective Work By Brad Goins The first stirrings of Beth McGee’s passion for law enforcement can probably be traced back to a time when

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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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