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Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA
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Updated Nov 19, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Inform yourself. Arm yourself with knowledge. If you read it on Facebook, run it through Snopes.com to see if it's legitimate. If it's on a local information page, don't accept it at face value – go to a City Council meeting. Dig deeper.

Posted Nov 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Being a pet owner means that you sometimes discover weird things about animals. Our cat sometimes smells like a donut.

Posted Nov 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Tuesday, December 2 through Thursday, December 4, the VFW Post 7321, Calcasieu Parish Human Services Department, Alexandria VA Medical Center, and Louisiana Department of Labor will host the first homeless veterans “Stand Down” event.

Posted Nov 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

There has been much discussion surrounding the choice 29-year-old Brittany Maynard made in choosing to leave this world via a fatal dose of barbiturates prescribed by her doctor. She and her family moved to Oregon shortly after her diagnosis of...

Updated Nov 6, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Wednesday morning, the day after Election Day, I had an interesting conversation with the manager of a business.As I paid for my things, we engaged in our usual small talk, and of course, she wanted to hear the results of our election in...

Posted Nov 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Once again our little family has made its annual trek to the west in order to attend the Texas Renaissance Festival. The trip has become somewhat of tradition for us, evolving over the course of the past decade.

Posted Oct 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Taking children old enough to talk, yet not old enough to think before they do, into the public realm is not for the faint of heart. 


Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The White family had a guest this past weekend. Her name is Alien Annie. She is a handmade alien sock doll with one eye, a twist of purple yarn for hair and she travels with a pillow and blanket, a backpack that doubles as her car seat and a rather...

Updated Oct 20, 2014 at 4:06 PM

The tiny house movement is passing me by. And I am so okay with that.

Updated Oct 19, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Everyone I know was surprised when I told them I was going to attend my 65th high school reunion. Heck, I was amazed myself that I had survived all those years since El Dorado High School bid us goodbye.

Updated Oct 19, 2014 at 1:49 PM

The body is a complex system that is usually capable of healing itself when injured, but there are times when wounds simply won't heal. This can lead to serious complications, including extensive infection and even amputation.

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