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Volunteering benefits both the community and the individual

The Women’s Commission of Southwest Louisiana, Inc., celebrated their 32nd anniversary in 2022. The organization was created in 1990 to create an enriching charitable and ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Monday, November 28, 2022 5:45 am

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Spirit of giving: 5,352 items collected for needy families

During the first two weeks of November, students at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School gathered canned food and dry goods for their annual school-wide Thanksgiving ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Thursday, November 24, 2022 4:20 am

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Deputies pull over drivers to give turkeys — not tickets

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office dispatched 10 deputies to hand out Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets to drivers this week. This was the 10th year ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 2:55 pm

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Donelon: Claims of insurance crisis in Louisiana true

Since the double-punch of Hurricanes Laura and Delta in 2020, 11 residential property insurance companies doing business in Louisiana have been declared financially insolvent and ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 4:36 am

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UPDATE: GoFundMe account set up for woman’s funeral expenses

A GoFundMe account to cover the funeral expenses of Stephany Fong, 32, has been organized by Sylvia Avery and Amanda Keller. “At this time, we ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 12:11 pm

education

Do the math: Students gain access to digital education tools

The Calcasieu Parish School Board has been added to ST Math and Phillips 66 Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex’s grant program. Through their partnership, four Calcasieu ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:19 am

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UPDATE: Body of missing woman found in submerged car

The body of Stephany Fong, 32, was recovered from a submerged vehicle Monday night, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said. Mancuso said while foul play ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Monday, November 21, 2022 6:36 pm

Volunteer of the Week

Volunteers prepare Thanksgiving food baskets for seniors

Three hundred and fifty homebound senior citizens in Southwest Louisiana had Thanksgiving food baskets delivered to their homes this weekend. This is the 16th year ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Monday, November 21, 2022 5:45 am

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Calcasieu School Board OKs cooperative endeavor agreement

The Calcasieu Parish School Board voted unanimously Thursday to approve the cooperative endeavor agreement between Urban Strategies, Inc. (USI) and the Housing Authority of the ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Friday, November 18, 2022 9:53 am

Teacher of the Week

Assistant Principal Nancy Johnson: Students must feel safe, loved to reach their potential

Lake Charles native Nancy Johnson, 40, has happily dedicated 18 years of her life to education. Johnson graduated from McNeese State University with her Bachelor’s ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Thursday, November 17, 2022 8:53 am

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