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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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  • Black Bear sighting in Calcasieu Parish?

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:57 AM EDT2017-07-19 10:57:14 GMT
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    A picture shot earlier this spring at a deer lease in the Gillis area could be a rare sighting of two Louisiana Black Bears. The photo got the attention of Justin Lanclos, who manages the Louisiana Bowhunters website.  "There was one gentleman who said they had seen one with a collar and that Wildlife and Fisheries had a tracking device on it, and had seen it travel from Gillis to Sabine Island which is west of Vinton and back," said Lanclos. "Apparently...

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    A picture shot earlier this spring at a deer lease in the Gillis area could be a rare sighting of two Louisiana Black Bears. The photo got the attention of Justin Lanclos, who manages the Louisiana Bowhunters website.  "There was one gentleman who said they had seen one with a collar and that Wildlife and Fisheries had a tracking device on it, and had seen it travel from Gillis to Sabine Island which is west of Vinton and back," said Lanclos. "Apparently...

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  • Louisiana Traveler - Collectible tins

    Louisiana Traveler - Collectible tins

    Thursday, July 13 2017 4:24 AM EDT2017-07-13 08:24:05 GMT
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    It was in 2000 when we first met Louise Bordelon.  She proudly showed me her collection of ornamental tin cans, which at that time, numbered about 400. She started gathering them as a hobby.  "I really don't know. Just seeing a pretty can caught my attention," said Louise. "I could display it somewhere in this big house when all the kids were gone."  Her son Donald was called in to help.  "You at first when she started collecting, it was...More >>
    It was in 2000 when we first met Louise Bordelon.  She proudly showed me her collection of ornamental tin cans, which at that time, numbered about 400. She started gathering them as a hobby.  "I really don't know. Just seeing a pretty can caught my attention," said Louise. "I could display it somewhere in this big house when all the kids were gone."  Her son Donald was called in to help.  "You at first when she started collecting, it was...More >>
  • New book looks into "Lost Lake Charles"

    New book looks into "Lost Lake Charles"

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 7:24 AM EDT2017-06-14 11:24:58 GMT
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    As the city of lake Charles celebrates 150 years, there's a new book shedding light on its history. 

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    As the city of lake Charles celebrates 150 years, there's a new book shedding light on its history. 

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  • Birdhouse artist to display his work at Art Walk

    Birdhouse artist to display his work at Art Walk

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 6:14 AM EDT2017-04-26 10:14:04 GMT
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     A Lake Charles woodworker is gaining recognition for the way he turns local landmarks into birdhouses. 

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     A Lake Charles woodworker is gaining recognition for the way he turns local landmarks into birdhouses. 

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  • Coushatta Farmers Market set to take place May 6

    Coushatta Farmers Market set to take place May 6

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 7:33 AM EDT2017-04-12 11:33:45 GMT
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    Once a month, the town of Elton comes alive on a Saturday morning, welcoming guests from near and far.   

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    Once a month, the town of Elton comes alive on a Saturday morning, welcoming guests from near and far.   

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  • McNeese professor shows off his Alp horn

    McNeese professor shows off his Alp horn

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 8:12 AM EST2017-02-22 13:12:21 GMT
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    The Alp Horn has been around for centuries and is an instrument that immediately makes you think of the Swiss Alps. 

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    The Alp Horn has been around for centuries and is an instrument that immediately makes you think of the Swiss Alps. 

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  • Lake Charles Sesquicentennial events planned

    Lake Charles Sesquicentennial events planned

    Friday, February 3 2017 8:18 AM EST2017-02-03 13:18:05 GMT
    Source: American PressSource: American Press

    The year was 1967. America was heavily involved in the Vietnam War, Lyon Johnson was president and Lake Charles was celebrating its 100th birthday.  There was a multi night centennial extravaganza at McNeese Cowboy Stadium and a huge parade through downtown Lake Charles. "As I glance at the pictures, I can hear the sounds of the (Lake Charles High School) Kilties, as they march down," said Centennial Chair and former mayor Willie Mount. "The smell of restaura...

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    The year was 1967. America was heavily involved in the Vietnam War, Lyon Johnson was president and Lake Charles was celebrating its 100th birthday.  There was a multi night centennial extravaganza at McNeese Cowboy Stadium and a huge parade through downtown Lake Charles. "As I glance at the pictures, I can hear the sounds of the (Lake Charles High School) Kilties, as they march down," said Centennial Chair and former mayor Willie Mount. "The smell of restaura...

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  • Moss Bluff skydiver helped develop BASE jumping

    Moss Bluff skydiver helped develop BASE jumping

    Thursday, January 12 2017 5:05 AM EST2017-01-12 10:05:36 GMT
    Source: Dewayne BruetteSource: Dewayne Bruette
    DeWayne Bruette of Moss Bluff is a familiar site at McNeese Cowboy football games. He's one of several Parapokes who sky dive into the stadium with the American flag at each home game. "Parachute rides are fun. Free fall is the closest I'll ever get to this side of eternity to get an out of body experience. You're weightless and you feel free. Literally." But back in the early 1980s, Bruette was arrested for trespassing after jumping off the tallest building west of the Mi...More >>
    DeWayne Bruette of Moss Bluff is a familiar site at McNeese Cowboy football games. He's one of several Parapokes who sky dive into the stadium with the American flag at each home game. "Parachute rides are fun. Free fall is the closest I'll ever get to this side of eternity to get an out of body experience. You're weightless and you feel free. Literally." But back in the early 1980s, Bruette was arrested for trespassing after jumping off the tallest building west of the Mi...More >>
  • LOUISIANA TRAVELER: Relive the magic with the Muller's Christmas trains display

    LOUISIANA TRAVELER: Relive the magic with the Muller's Christmas trains display

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 9:18 PM EST2016-12-08 02:18:03 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Andy Buckley is reliving a childhood memory: operating  model trains.

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    Andy Buckley is reliving a childhood memory: operating  model trains.

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