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Obituaries

Obits published Thursday, April 20, 2017

Patricia Adams, 60, King’s Funeral Home. Zelia ‘Maw Maw-Lila’ Simien-Bohanan, 74, King's Funeral Home. Eula Mae Roy Breaux, Matthews & Son Funeral Home. George J. Darbone, Combre Funeral Home. Larry Warren Dickerson Sr., 66, Hixson Snider Funeral Home. Sherrie Dodson, 50, James ...

News

The Daily American and The Lake Charles Daily Press served Lake Charles from 189 ...

150th anniversary: American Press chronicling city's events for 122 years

Newspapers are the eyes and ears of the world; they are how the world comes to know about itself.

In Lake Charles, those eyes and ears are the Americ ...

The front page of the March 23, 1967, edition of the Lake Charles American Press ...

150th anniversary: City pulled out all stops for centennial celebration

Lake Charles celebrated its 100th birthday in 1967 during nine days packed with activities of every description. The observance

began when a crowd es ...

A Shell Beach Drive boat house is nearly covered with water after Hurricane Rita ...

150th anniversary: Lake Charles no stranger to hurricanes

Over the last 150 years, the city of Lake Charles and its location along the Gulf coast has been the target of major hurricanes,

with Audrey, Rita an ...

A colored postcard from around 1900 shows a view of Ryan Street in downtown Lake ...

150th anniversary: Downtown, lakefront heart of the city

Downtown Lake Charles and its lakefront have long shown themselves to be the heart of the city — historically, culturally

and economically. And ...


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Sports

A view of McNeese State University around 1970. Ryan Street is at bottom right.  ...

150th anniversary: McNeese vital to area's economic development

When McNeese State University was first established in 1939 with a class of 140 students, it was called Lake Charles Junior

College, a division of Lo ...

The Bucs' Antonio Gauthier is tagged out by Sam Houston catcher Silas Ardoin as  ...

One run all Barbe needs for title share

The top-five matchup between No. 2 Barbe and No. 3 Sam Houston on Thursday didn’t disappoint the sellout crowd at Barbe High

School.

The game ...

Emily Hart rounds the base Thursday after hitting a home run. (Rick Hickman / Am ...

Lady Bucs going back to state

A change in attitude produced a binge of big hits for the Barbe Bucs softball team, which earned a second consecutive trip

to the state tournament wi ...

Former LSU basketball coach has accepted a position as associated head coach at  ...

DeRidder native, former LSU basketball coach takes job in Nevada

Former LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones is back in the game.

The University of Nevada announced Wednesday that Jones will be joining the Wolf Pack a ...


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Scene

Couples hit the dance floor at the 28th annual Cajun Music & Food Festival a ...

150th anniversary: Lake Charles 'Festival Capital of the State'

Festivals have always been a part of Louisiana, and Lake Charles is certainly no exception.

Nicknamed “Festival Capital of the State,” th ...

Cuba Gooding Sr. lead vocalist of the legendary r&b/pop group The Main Ingre ...

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," has died.

Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father o ...

Glad Tidings Church will host a car and truck show 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Ap ...

Glad Tidings revs up for annual car and truck show

Glad Tidings Church will host a car and truck show 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

The third annual event has become a labor of love for event ...

ACTS Theater will perform

ACTS Theatre presents musical 'lovingly ripped off' from 'Holy Grail' movie

ACTS Theatre will bring its 50th season to a close with the Tony Award-winning musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” based on

the cult ...


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