Rita Lebleu, Author at American Press


LC Community Band Christmas concert set for Friday

If it’s Christmas music that’s needed to set the holiday mood, hear favorites for free. At 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, the Lake Charles Community ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Thursday, December 1, 2022 4:40 am

Cook of the Week

At Two Sisters Pecan House, find mismatched furniture, great food

Carolyn Clark worked in a pharmacy with her late husband, Larry, in Merryville before opening Two Sisters Pecan House in DeRidder. “We tried to keep ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, November 30, 2022 3:38 pm


Second Harves, Water’s Edge holding drive-thru food pantry drive

Thanksgiving dinner cost an average of 20 percent more this year than last, according to a report from the American Farm Bureau Federation. More people ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:10 am


Westlake sets rules for revenue from Horseshoe Casino

At the Monday Westlake City Council meeting, a measure was introduced that will prevent the city from using revenue from the Horseshoe Casino for payment ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 11:14 am


Welcome the Christmas season at free events throughout December at Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center

Mark Saturdays in December for a “fruitful” Downtown Lake Charles family shopping experience, Christmas card crafting, storybook time and snowglobe gazing. Matt Young, director of ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 10:07 am


Holiday Express making stops in DeQuincy, Leesville

Enjoy A Railroad Town Christmas in DeQuincy. The Holiday Express pulls into town there on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m. and then it chugs ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 6:09 am


Snow returns for 2022 Christmas Under the Oaks

Don’t merely dream of a white Christmas. See snow. In Sulphur on Saturday, Dec. 3, bundle up and bring the family out to Sulphur’s largest ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Monday, November 28, 2022 11:14 am

Faith & Family

Joseph Larvadain: ‘Helping people is just the right thing to do’

Thank God for Good Samaritans, and, thanks to Walton Baggett of DeQuincy for sharing this “good news” story. Good Samaritan Joseph Larvadain said, “I didn’t ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, November 26, 2022 8:47 am

Meet Your Neighbor

Sulphur woman being inducted into Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame

On Sunday, Dec. 4, Judy Gremillion Gill will take her place in the Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame.  Her induction and the coronation of the ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, November 25, 2022 9:42 am


Moss Bluff family win new roof for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving came early for one Moss Bluff family. Walter Collins, Michelle Shoddy and their three boys, Thomas, Tanner and Tyler, had roof damage after the ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, November 23, 2022 1:08 pm

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