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Union training program free for students

By Frank DiCesare / American Press

The region’s welders and pipefitters union is seeking to train craftsmen for the industry work that will come online in the

next few years, all at no cost to its students.

Roy McGraw, training director of United

Association Local 198, said individuals who want training in crafts

such as we ...



Calcasieu Point Landing boat launch to be closed for repair work

Calcasieu Point Landing’s boat launch

will be closed for several months so that crews can replace and repave a


concrete ar ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Campout for a Cause begins today

A local radio station host believes spending the night in a tent in a parking lot is a small price to pay to help alleviate hunger in Lake Charles.


(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Phillips 66, CCOA volunteers deliver baskets

Devyn Dellafosse, 7, was having a hard time finding the energy she needed Saturday morning and understandably so. She spent most of Friday night ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Cole shows off new home for ministry

Pearl Cole was still getting adjusted to her surroundings Friday morning after a ceremony marking the official opening of

the new Abraham’s Ten ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Fast start enough to lift St. Louis

The St. Louis Saints used a strong start to secure an opening-round 60-46 victory over Baton Rouge Career Academy Monday evening

to tipoff the Whitne ...

(Kirk Meche/Special to the American Press)

Towner leads Rads over Lady Hounds

WESTLAKE ­— The Westlake Lady Rams opened the Lakeside Bank Holiday Classic in style, beating Welsh 55-34 in the opening round.

The Rams (1-0) ...


Apparently some weary can find rest

The SEC’s big boys took a late November slumber last weekend.

Some did it by way of a true bye week, like LSU, which plays Texas A&M Thursd ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Nebraska flaws never improved in McNeese's season

Artistically speaking, it was the perfect ending to an imperfect season.

A period or an ellipsis would not suffice to finish the tale of the 2014 McN ...

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The Light Up the Lake Christmas boat parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 along the Lakefront Promenade. (Special to the American Press)

Calling for all parade entries by land or sea

The city of Lake Charles is calling for entries in two annual parades scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 6, as part of the Light

up the Lake Christmas Cele ...

St. Nicholas Center for Children will sell hot chocolate and cookies Nov. 24 during its St. Nick's Sweet Shoppe event. (Rick Hickman / American Press Archives)

Sweet treats at St. Nick's Sweet Shoppe

St. Nicholas Center for Children, 2519 Ryan St., is hosting a fundraiser benefitting United Way of Southwest Louisiana 10

a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24 ...

(Frank DiCesare / American Press Archives)

Reins of Hope to benefit Family and Youth

Unique endeavors and coming up with creative methods to better serve the community are things the Family and Youth Counseling

Agency is known for in ...

Members of the Pride of McNeese Cowboy Marching Band will perform during McNeese’s Fall Band Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in the Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre. (Rick Hickman / American Press)<br />

McNeese Fall Band Spectacular Concert on stage tonight

McNeese State University’s Department of Performing Arts annual Fall Band Spectacular is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov.

21, in the Shearm ...

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