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Memorial Mommy


The whole experience of expecting a newborn, caring for one and building a family can be overwhelming as future parents work towards gathering enough and the right information to have the pregnancy and parenthood be a success. At Lake Charles ...

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The 1910 Fire: 105 Year Anniversary


The Calcasieu Courthouse, “Old” City Hall and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral all have one thing in common… If not for a single event that took place on a windy day back in 1910, the most photographed buildings of downtown Lake ...

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 “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning Years ago, way before parenting blogs existed, there was Erma Bombeck, a newspaper columnist and author who wrote a parenting column that was insightful, poignant, and often hilarious. I was ...

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Tips from Tip

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Another Rip-Off I have been almost obsessive in my columns regarding sales promotions that are designed to confuse the customer. Nothing in the consumer area is shiftier, more aggravating and leads to lingering distrust like deceptive advertising. Why businesses want ...

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We Are SWLA!

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Bayles Announced as Chennault Airshow Director Mary Jo Bayles has been appointed Chennault Airshow director. A native of Columbia, La., Bayles was the assistant to the previous Airshow director. Randy Liprie joins Bayles as her assistant director. The 2015 board ...

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Visit Costa Rica, Period.

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SARAPIQUI, Costa Rica—I’m here with my wife, Susan, in the rain forest on an “adventure tour” to mark our 30th wedding anniversary. The trip was her idea, as if spending that much time with someone like me is a cause ...

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Home (DreamWorks, 2015)

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 “My hands are in the air and I just don’t care!” exclaims Oh. That’s a pretty good summary of the newest DreamWorks movie. Home, stars Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) as Oh, who is an alien. His race, the ...

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