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Out-of-state students spend summer vacation helping area residents

Young people from Texas, Oklahoma and other states continue to spend summer vacations here to help mitigate the lingering aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Some pay ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, June 15, 2024 5:45 am

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Area woman recipient of National Caregiver of Year Award

Elmer Johnson feels blessed in her role of listening, helping. To her, it doesn’t feel like a job. Most employers have had at least one ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, June 14, 2024 5:45 am

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Free legal workshop on wills, affidavits set for Saturday

The expense of consulting with an attorney keeps plenty of folks from putting their house, property and business affairs  in order. A free workshop Saturday, ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Thursday, June 13, 2024 4:59 pm

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Preserving the past: Ryan Street historic district could become reality

New construction along Ryan Street is one of the signs that Southwest Louisiana is building back stronger. But refurbishing and developing certain old, historic commercial ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Thursday, June 13, 2024 4:11 am

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Juneteenth Freedom Festival: Family fun, fireworks, food and more in lineup for area’s 4-day celebration

Four days of Juneteenth celebrations are coming to Southwest Louisiana. Starting this Friday, the SWLA Center for Health Services will present the Juneteenth Freedom Festival, ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Thursday, June 13, 2024 2:22 am

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Police Jury considering I-10 beautification project

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury plans to take the lead in an Interstate 10 beautification project and announced an $11 million “conditional award” that could ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, June 7, 2024 3:28 pm

Community Band

Lake Charles Community Band concert to present tribute to Grammy winners

What do Beyoncé, Adele, Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift have in common? Yes, all are Grammy winners, and the greatest hits of these Grammy winners ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, June 7, 2024 9:48 am

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‘Streamlined, flexible, transparent’ ITEP process is in the works

The state is working to make its Industrial Tax Exempt Program (ITEP) program more attractive by streamlining the process, shortening the timeline between application and ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Thursday, June 6, 2024 4:52 pm

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Area property owners encouraged to submit storm damage online

Residential property owners in Westlake, Sulphur and Lake Charles who have damage to their homes  — not vehicles, fences, barns, etc. — from the May ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Thursday, June 6, 2024 1:30 pm

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McNeese online nursing program ranked in top 5 for affordability

Louisiana has been named the most affordable state for online nursing programs in 2024, and McNeese State University’s program helped garner that recognition. “Our RN ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:41 am

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