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BBBS Seeks Mentors

BBBS Seeks Mentors

Brad Goins August 20, 2020 Comments Off on BBBS Seeks Mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana is recruiting caring adults to pair with youth who are on a waiting list for a mentor. The agency is launching a recruitment campaign for its community-based

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Music School Gets New Studio

Music School Gets New Studio

admin August 6, 2020 Comments Off on Music School Gets New Studio

The SWLA Music School has moved into a large new studio space  at 343 Broad St., between Mama Reta’s and Panorama Music House. The Music School will be housed in the back section of

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It’s Still About The COVID

It’s Still About The COVID

Brad Goins July 16, 2020 Comments Off on It’s Still About The COVID

After all this time, most of the news (around here, anyway) still seems to be about COVID-19. To take one example, at this very time, lots of Louisianans can’t help but be thinking about

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Is It Really All That Bad?

Is It Really All That Bad?

Brad Goins July 2, 2020 Comments Off on Is It Really All That Bad?

In a May 19 article, the Louisiana Budget Project made the bold statement that “Louisiana was less prepared for a recession than any other state in the nation before the COVID-19 pandemic.” The reasons

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KLLR Radio And PushVenue.com

KLLR Radio And PushVenue.com

Brad Goins June 18, 2020 Comments Off on KLLR Radio And PushVenue.com

Some time ago, Killer Websites owner Chad Moreno launched KLLR Radio as a streaming station that gives independent and unsigned artists a worldwide online platform for their music. It’s a free service that enables

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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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