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  • Oakdale Origami instructor vying for Guinness record

    Oakdale Origami instructor vying for Guinness record

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-04-26 11:05:50 GMT
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        An Oakdale man who has taught the art of origami for years, is now trying to beat a Guinness world record. We first met Jayson Merrill back in 2001, while he was teaching origami to McNeese Leisure Learning students.  #2 Jayson :12 Origami is a Japanese word for paper folding. It's been around for about 3 thousand years. It actually originated in China. Then the Buddhist monks had taken it to Japan.  Merrill has since written three books on the art.  H...

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        An Oakdale man who has taught the art of origami for years, is now trying to beat a Guinness world record. We first met Jayson Merrill back in 2001, while he was teaching origami to McNeese Leisure Learning students.  #2 Jayson :12 Origami is a Japanese word for paper folding. It's been around for about 3 thousand years. It actually originated in China. Then the Buddhist monks had taken it to Japan.  Merrill has since written three books on the art.  H...

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  • La. Traveler - The Arbored Hidesman

    La. Traveler - The Arbored Hidesman

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 8:28 AM EST2018-02-14 13:28:52 GMT
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    Finding art in an old piece of wood or leather is the passion of a Moss Bluff man who calls himself "The Arbored Hidesman." Caleb Comeaux found himself combing the beach one day when he came across some driftwood. He took some home and began working with it and a new hobby was born out of nature. "I have a respect for it. I see the growth and the life. I studied biology in school. That's why I went for it. I respect what nature is, it's beauty and everything in it. Mu...More >>
    Finding art in an old piece of wood or leather is the passion of a Moss Bluff man who calls himself "The Arbored Hidesman." Caleb Comeaux found himself combing the beach one day when he came across some driftwood. He took some home and began working with it and a new hobby was born out of nature. "I have a respect for it. I see the growth and the life. I studied biology in school. That's why I went for it. I respect what nature is, it's beauty and everything in it. Mu...More >>
  • Memories of the rodeo - two brothers meet the stars

    Memories of the rodeo - two brothers meet the stars

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 1:10 PM EST2018-01-31 18:10:16 GMT
    JOHN GUILBEAUXJOHN GUILBEAUX
    This film reel of the 1964 rodeo parade through downtown Lake Charles gives just a glimpse of just how big the yearly spectacle had become. Uncovered by Westlake resident Loren Victory, the video shows the Lake Area's fascination with the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo. "It was a huge parade with a lot of horses," said John Guilbeaux. "They would have a lot of people. There was even a float called a hoosegow, which was a western term for a jail. For people...More >>
    This film reel of the 1964 rodeo parade through downtown Lake Charles gives just a glimpse of just how big the yearly spectacle had become. Uncovered by Westlake resident Loren Victory, the video shows the Lake Area's fascination with the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo. "It was a huge parade with a lot of horses," said John Guilbeaux. "They would have a lot of people. There was even a float called a hoosegow, which was a western term for a jail. For people...More >>
  • Lake Charles artist teaches water color technique for scarves and ties

    Lake Charles artist teaches water color technique for scarves and ties

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 7:26 AM EST2017-12-20 12:26:00 GMT
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    Nancy Melton has been a water color instructor for McNeese's Leisure Learning program for years. Lately she's been teaching a technique that produces a water color look on fabric. "We discovered we could have the beautiful look of watercolor on other things," said Melton. "So we discovered silk, one of the most perfect surfaces for our paint. We also discovered an unbelievable way to do it using tissue." No paint here, just a certain bleeding issue where the colo...

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    Nancy Melton has been a water color instructor for McNeese's Leisure Learning program for years. Lately she's been teaching a technique that produces a water color look on fabric. "We discovered we could have the beautiful look of watercolor on other things," said Melton. "So we discovered silk, one of the most perfect surfaces for our paint. We also discovered an unbelievable way to do it using tissue." No paint here, just a certain bleeding issue where the colo...

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  • Christmas model trains running at Brimstone Museum in December

    Thursday, November 30 2017 6:55 AM EST2017-11-30 11:55:23 GMT
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    Last year's train display in the front windows of the Muller's building was so popular, it's been moved to a larger venue. 

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    Last year's train display in the front windows of the Muller's building was so popular, it's been moved to a larger venue. 

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  • Space Center Houston has Apollo 11 module through March

    Space Center Houston has Apollo 11 module through March

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 7:38 AM EDT2017-11-01 11:38:09 GMT
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    For the first time in history, the command modules from the first and last lunar landings are on display in one location and that's here at Space Center Houston. 

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    For the first time in history, the command modules from the first and last lunar landings are on display in one location and that's here at Space Center Houston. 

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  • Vinyl record collectors on the rise

    Vinyl record collectors on the rise

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 6:49 AM EDT2017-10-11 10:49:03 GMT
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        The sale of vinyl records has hit a 25-year high, since its hey day in the 1980s

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        The sale of vinyl records has hit a 25-year high, since its hey day in the 1980s

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  • "Boudreaux the Louisiana Mosquiteaux" written by Sulphur man

    "Boudreaux the Louisiana Mosquiteaux" written by Sulphur man

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-09-20 12:45:06 GMT
    Stacy Bearden (Source: KPLC)Stacy Bearden (Source: KPLC)

    Sulphur native Stacy Bearden has always loved to draw and read. So he put both of his talents together to write a children's book that is now available from Pelican Publishing. It's called "Boudreaux the Mosquiteaux."

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    Sulphur native Stacy Bearden has always loved to draw and read. So he put both of his talents together to write a children's book that is now available from Pelican Publishing. It's called "Boudreaux the Mosquiteaux."

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  • Music collector remembers the day Elvis died 40 years ago

    Music collector remembers the day Elvis died 40 years ago

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:16:26 GMT

    It may not be the largest collection of Elvis recordings in the world, but it's certainly one Gary Doucet is proud of. 

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    It may not be the largest collection of Elvis recordings in the world, but it's certainly one Gary Doucet is proud of. 

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