Friday, May 24 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:20:27 GMT
For a family in Lake Charles, one phone call changed everything. The aftermath of the Moore, Okla. tornado revealed the loss of a loved one. One of the children who died at a school destroyed by the tornadoMore >>
A family in Lake Charles mourns the loss of a young relative in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
Friday, May 24 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:43:00 GMT
The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a bank robbery suspect. The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon. Investigators say a black male subjectMore >>
The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:33:22 GMT
A kindergartner at T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School in Lake Charles read 875 books in one school year. Sophia Moss is 5-years-old and she loves to read. "A lot of the days I read books. It's justMore >>
Sophia loves to read. She even wrote her own book and did her book report on it! And even though she's just beginning her academic career, it's only the beginning of her story.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:24:38 GMT
Southwest Louisiana is doing its part in the Oklahoma tornado recovery effort. In Westlake, people from all over Southwest Louisiana donated items for the tornado victims. It all started with one manMore >>
Southwest Louisiana is doing its part in the Oklahoma tornado recovery effort.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:51 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:51:00 GMT
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday: Lake Charles: The City of Lake Charles will observe the Memorial DayMore >>
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday:More >>
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Leonard Myers has been an active volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America for decades. To hundreds of Westlake Scouts, he's been a mentor who has guided them to successful careers. He says his love of the outdoors kept him involved all these years. He is a veteran of the Korean War.
"It was just a natural thing to keep going with the Scouts with my son, who is an Eagle," said Myers. There was no reason for quitting since I was having so much fun."
Myers credits the many volunteers of Troop 86 to its success.
"The leaders are actually supposed to take a back seat, except to teach. The older boys are supposed to teach the younger boys and this works out really well."
Over the years, many community leaders have gone through Myers' mentorship at Troop 86.
"If Scouting isn't fun, the boy won't stick to it. No boy will come to work. They're supposed to have fun. Then we'll get the work out of him."
In his retirement years, Myers has built birdhouses and lighthouses and donated them to churches and Scouting, to raise money for non-profits.