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Wedding is another milestone

By Jim Beam/American Press

A granddaughter who has brought extra meaning and purpose to our lives and made them richer and fuller is getting married

this weekend. I have been fortunate to be able to chronicle the major developments in Jessica’s life.

I remember in late-1987 when Jo Ann and I first learned we were goin ...



Small-business workshops scheduled in December

The Imperial Calcasieu Regional

Planning and Development Commission will be one of five organizations

involved in a series

of events called the Sma ...

(Google Earth)

Property proposal for Moss Bluff discussed

A proposal to change how new businesses develop their properties along four major corridors in the Moss Bluff area would boost

property values and im ...


City may create basketball ordinance

Mayor Randy Roach said it’s time to

start the process over when it comes to creating an ordinance focused on

basketball goals

on city neutral ...


Calcasieu Point Landing boat launch to be closed for repair work

Calcasieu Point Landing’s boat launch

will be closed for several months so that crews can replace and repave a


concrete ar ...

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W-M beats Sulphur for Tourney Title

By Warren Arceneaux

Washington-Marion led wire-to-wire behind a dominant defense to beat Sulphur 57-31 in the champions ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Young, wide-eyed Cowgirls face big test in Texas A&M

The young McNeese State Cowgirls have

no idea what they’re getting into when they visit No. 7 Texas A&M

tonight, and in coach

Brooks Dona ...


It's a blind date starring... LSU and Texas A&M?

When it comes to dealing with LSU football, the SEC office is like your best buddy’s well-meaning girlfriend.

You know the type. Nice girl. Goo ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

W-M takes second round against SLC

The second verse was the same as the first as Washington-Marion edged St. Louis for the second time in as many weeks, this

time winning 79-74 in the ...

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The Light Up the Lake Christmas boat parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 along the Lakefront Promenade. (Special to the American Press)

Calling for all parade entries by land or sea

The city of Lake Charles is calling for entries in two annual parades scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, as part of the Light

up the Lake Christmas Cele ...

St. Nicholas Center for Children will sell hot chocolate and cookies Nov. 24 during its St. Nick's Sweet Shoppe event. (Rick Hickman / American Press Archives)

Sweet treats at St. Nick's Sweet Shoppe

St. Nicholas Center for Children, 2519 Ryan St., is hosting a fundraiser benefitting United Way of Southwest Louisiana 10

a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 ...

(Frank DiCesare / American Press Archives)

Reins of Hope to benefit Family and Youth

Unique endeavors and coming up with creative methods to better serve the community are things the Family and Youth Counseling

Agency is known for in ...

Members of the Pride of McNeese Cowboy Marching Band will perform during McNeese’s Fall Band Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in the Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre. (Rick Hickman / American Press)<br />

McNeese Fall Band Spectacular Concert on stage tonight

McNeese State University’s Department of Performing Arts annual Fall Band Spectacular is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.

21, in the Shearm ...

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