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SW La. school lunch menus Nov. 29-Dec. 3

The following menus for Nov. 29-Dec.3 for area schools have been submitted by supervisors of food services. Menus ...

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New meets old, young Cowgirls introduced to ULL rivalry

For the young Cowgirls everything is a new experience. Several of the McNeese State players even got their ...

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column:GOP critics become experts

Some Republican leaders in the Louisiana Legislature and others in the GOP have apparently decided that they are ...

college football

Bye, bye, Bébé: Orgeron wins final game at LSU

BATON ROUGE — Things couldn’t have looked much more bleak for LSU late against Texas A&M. It bordered ...

Gene Dark

‘The Brutality of War’: Written over a decade ago, Gene Dark’s memoir about his time in Vietnam is still a compelling read

Gene Dark of Lake Charles doesn’t talk much about his year serving in Vietnam as a U.S. Marine. ...

95th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

‘Celebration Gator’ alerts nation Louisiana is back

The 95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade featured a taste of Louisiana this year as “Celebration Gator” made ...

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Logansport beats Basile with quick strikes

BASILE — Going into the Class 1A quarterfinals, No. 9 Basile knew it couldn’t give up big chunks ...

Class 1A quarterfinals

Tornado defense stymies Hornets

GRAND LAKE — No. 6 Haynesville dominated possession and field position en route to a 17-0 Class 1A ...

Amos Jones

FAITH & FAMILY: House fire brought him closer to God

Amos Jones is 92, but he vividly remembers the day he cried out to God. It was Labor ...

Christmas lights

Jennings in process of amping up Christmas lights

JENNINGS — Mayor Henry Guinn remembers as a child seeing Christmas lights throughout the town. It was a ...

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Orgeron’s dream coming to end, coaching final home game

Not to start any coaching rumors or anything, but FlightAware.com on Thursday night showed a big jet flying ...

crime

Beauregard man charged in father’s death

A Beauregard Parish man has been arrested in connection with the death of his father who was discovered ...

roadwork

Overnight work on underground utilities starts next week

The city of Lake Charles contractors will be performing work on underground utilities from 7 p.m. until 7 ...

Meet Your Neighbor

Carheel working to give people opportunity, skills for employment

McDonald Carheel said he created a quote that he repeats while helping people secure the job of their ...

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Volunteers rewire, restring, restore Founders Park light display

JENNINGS — Mayor Henry Guinn remembers as a child seeing Christmas lights throughout the town. It was a ...

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Historic City Hall exhibits open for Thanksgiving weekend

Southwest Louisiana families are invited to view traveling cultural exhibits free of charge at Historic City Hall Arts ...

sulphur

Photo Gallery: Community celebrates Thanksgiving

Hundreds attend the annual community Thanksgiving dinner Thursday morning at the Sulphur Parks and Recreation Center. The meal ...

college football

Scooter Hobbs column: Hate to lose budding A&M rivalry

So this comes just when things were looking so promising, too … Just when it looked like LSU ...

mcneese state cowboys

Pick on someone your own size, St. Francis offers Cowboys measuring stick

After playing above their pay grade and below, McNeese State will get a look today at a team ...

basile bearcats

Basile believes in ball control, will play keep-away from Logansport

The Basile Bearcats have overcome a few challenges this football season. They had no preseason scrimmage or jamboree ...