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New Year’s Musings

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We have started off the New Year with all the traditional trappings and have the normal burning desire for a great 2015. I’m not going to bore you with all the healthy blah-blah-blah; you really don’t want to read about ...

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Where Art Thou, Puck?

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Believe it or not, I wasn’t much into ice hockey when I lived in Yankee Land. I was of the minority opinion among the folks up there that ice was better used for margaritas rather than for playing a game. ...

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Rodeo…the NEW “Old West”


Rodeo. It is being touted the New “Old West.” The sport of rodeo, in fact, is said to be the only sport that derived from an actual industry–ranching. As the story goes, rodeo was born in 1864 when two groups ...

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Champagne Bingo Fundraiser Jan. 31

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The Lake Charles Symphony announces its third annual Champagne Bingo Fundraiser at the Lake Charles Country Club, Saturday, January 31 from 11 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Guests will be invited to enjoy a glass of champagne punch or sparkling beverage as ...

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New Year, New Events!

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With a new year comes new opportunity and I project that 2015 will be full of them. I hope you make the most of every opportunity to better not only yourself, but also those around you, particularly those in need. ...

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Tortilla Soup

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Tortilla soup originated in Mexico. Spanish explorer Hernando Cortez and his conquistadors discovered the Aztecs making and eating flat corn breads that the Spanish named “tortillas” in 1519. The Spaniards used tortillas and other native Mexican ingredients to create tortilla ...

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Influenza is Dangerous for Children


Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Each year, many children get sick with seasonal influenza; some of those illnesses result in death. Children commonly need medical care because of influenza, especially before they turn ...

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Jackie Tabor: On a ROLL!  

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What better time to start working on a new you than at the beginning of a new year? Jackie Tabor, owner of ROLL Indoor Cycling on Ryan St. in Lake Charles, is a fitness enthusiast. And enthusiastic she is. She’s ...

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