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  • SW La. woman hopes to send Mardi Gras to troops

    January 25, 2012 9:42 AM

    HATHAWAY, La. (AP) - A soldier's wife in Hathaway is on a mission to send a little Mardi Gras to troops in the Middle East. Sherri Arrington's goal is to gather enough Carnival novelties and other Louisiana souvenirs to decorate a dining hall for nearly a thousand troops at a... more »
  • 28th South West Louisiana Zydeco Festival

    September 1, 2010 6:31 AM

    PLAISANCE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's oldest zydeco festival gears up this week with a parade and a free jam session at what organizers say is one of the oldest zydeco clubs still standing. The 28th Annual Original Southwest "La-La" Zydeco Music Festival on Saturday in Plaisance will culminate three days... more »
  • SW Louisiana Starting One-Stop Economic Center

    July 5, 2010 7:09 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A seed has been planted that officials hope will bear fruit for generations of Southwest Louisiana residents to come. McNeese State University, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the city of Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance last week signed the charter for... more »
  • Rabies Confirmed in South West Louisiana Horse

    July 1, 2010 9:10 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says a Jefferson Davis Parish horse has been confirmed to have rabies. The horse, a 6-year-old thoroughbred mare from the Jennings area, was taken to LSU's veterinary school in Baton Rouge on June 27 after exhibiting abnormal facial twitching symptoms. Strain said... more »

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