Rita Lebleu, Author at American Press

legislature

Stine pushes storm victims’ insurance reform package

State Sen. Jeremy Stine, R-Lake Charles, District 27, promised to give storm victims a voice in Baton Rouge if he were elected in 2021. He ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Sunday, July 3, 2022 5:30 pm

Faith & Family

Pastor Bares: ‘Gospel is all around us’

Anyone who has ever heard the Rev. Weldon Bares in person or online, read his newspaper column, “liked” his post on social media or heard ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, July 2, 2022 7:26 am

Cook of the Week

Chef Don Gillett: Still in the kitchen, but now he’s instructing

Lake Charles native Chef Don Gillett began his career as a prep cook 36 years ago at Chez Oca, named for its owner, Chef Fernando ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 7:15 am

supreme court

Louisiana one of nine states with ‘trigger law’ that outlaws abortion

Abortion is no longer legally available in Louisiana. The Supreme Court ended the nation’s constitutional protection on Friday and earlier this week, Gov. John Bel ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, June 24, 2022 2:30 pm

Cook of the Week

Cotten’s Downtown burgers even better than a ‘homeburger’

When it’s time to satisfy the craving for an old-fashioned or specialty burger, trust Kate Cotten and Will Ward. Kate Cotten is the owner of ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:52 am

Faith & Family

All the pieces in place for new Life Christian Academy campus

Life Christian Academy is ready to begin construction on its new, pre-K-12 campus, according to Stefanee Nelson Tolbert, co-founder and principal. “We started the project ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, June 18, 2022 7:35 am

sulphur

Feedback welcomed: Public gets chance to have say in their park

RSVP now to be part of the Sulphur Center Circle Park redesign. Who better to help make design decisions about a community park than the ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, June 17, 2022 9:31 pm

Meet Your Neighbor

101-year-old cowboy, his wife reflect on life, love

Evelyn Carlton Gearen could have been anything she wanted to be. Today, at 97, she wants to be home taking care of her husband, Pete, ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, June 17, 2022 5:02 am

Hurricane Recovery

Capital One Tower declared blighted; attorney assures rebuild planned

The Capital One Tower was declared blighted at Wednesday’s Lake Charles City Council meeting — but plans are underway for a rebuild that includes wind-resistant ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 8:36 pm

Chef of the Week

Pair used downtime from pandemic to perfect recipe

Mushrooms are out of the dark and available at the Lake Charles Cash & Carry Farmer’s Market on Tuesday afternoons. At the ALL CAPS gourmet ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 5:27 am

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