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The local industrial company blamed for black dust in a North Lake Charles neighborhood appealed to the City Council Wednesday night. They were asking for an exception to operate in two buildings on theirMore >>
The Lake Charles City Council ordered company Industrial Carbon Services to stop operations until they get the proper permits to operate. The company is blamed for polluting a North Lake Charles neighborhood with black dust released during the processing of petro coke.More >>
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The Welsh Police Department would like to ask for the communities help in locating a suspect that is on the run from police. Officials want you to be on the lookout for 33 year old Damien Guidry. GuidryMore >>
The Welsh Police Department is looking for a suspect who escaped after being brought to the police station Wednesday night.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:54 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:54:12 GMT
"What we want do is we want to take our samples, Gladys, Bud, Claude, and Brittany, and see what the PH of their clear substance," said a McNeese professor. It's all still a mystery. Test tubes … petriMore >>
With nearly 100 different class offerings in dozens of subjects at McNeese, more than 500 children are expected to participate this summer at McNeese in subjects like forensic science.More >>
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The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Public Library: Calcasieu Parish Public Library System and Sulphur Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide the community with an easy andMore >>
Sulphur Parks and Recreation and Calcasieu Parish Public Library have partnered to participate in the Little Free Library project, first launched in 2009 in Wisconsin. More >>
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For 26 years now, the City of Refuge has been a place hundreds of combat veterans and their families have called home. Founded by Burt Stegin, the old Shady Oaks motel currently has 23 residents.
"We started out to be primarily for combat veterans coming home from Vietnam with post traumatic stress disorder," said Bert Stegin, founder. "The Vietnam era is winding down. We thought our job was just about done, but now the Iraq veterans are coming home with the same problems."
The refuge gets no government money, because it is a faith-based ministry. Their biggest need right now is a new kitchen and dining room.
"It'll be a multi-purpose building. Our old kitchen/dining room was severely damaged during hurricane Rita. We've patched it up to make do. The termites hold the mortgage, so we're just about at the end of that run."
Board member Houston Fruge says he's seen so many positive stories come from the shelter and that's why he and other volunteers lend their support.
"It's kind of like being saved from drowning," said Fruge. "There's one gentleman that was there, he had a wife and a young boy and was in a bind. We managed to find him a job. He worked a little bit. I think he pretty much got back on his feet."
To help raise money for the new construction, the City of Refuge is holding a fundraising dinner and auction on February 11 at the Isle of Capri. For info, call 337-532-4271.