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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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Ralph "Pie" Sonnier stays busy in his Sulphur workshop, putting together his latest creation, a water well drilling rig. It's just one of several wooden models he has assembled from hand over the years. "IMore >>
Ralph "Pie" Sonnier stays busy in his Sulphur workshop, creating one-of-kind pieces from various kinds of wood.More >>
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End of life decisions are incredibly tough to make, yet every day, family members make arrangements for the death of a loved one. But what about for a beloved pet? I take you inside the region's onlyMore >>
Six hundred family pets were cremated at the region's only retail pet crematory, Pet Angels in Lake Charles, last year. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how the operations work and talks to a family that knows the pain of losing pets.More >>
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Travis Matte and the Kingpins will take the stage at "Downtown at Sundown" in Lake Charles from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Since 2004, the group has blended together various musical stylesMore >>
Travis Matte and the Kingpins will take the stage at Downtown at Sundown in Lake Charles from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, May 24.More >>
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Eight local girls from the Lake Area are now the proud recipients of several awards, after giving their time to help out veterans in the community. Members of the Junior Auxiliary of Unit One American Legion in Lake Charles were recently presented the awards by Mayor Randy Roach.
"We have several children that go once a month to the Veterans home in Jennings," said sponsor Mary Ann Rothermel. "They help all the veterans. They play bingo with them. They serve them. They make sure that they are just gonna have a great day."
Seeing the girls in action is inspiring to Rothermel.
"If you would go to Jennings and you would see the faces of these veterans, you would know that our youth make an impact on how they feel. They are happy, they feel wanted. They feel wanted, necessary, needed."
The girls also took part in the Post's annual Poppy sale and other activities. The goal is to teach the girls patriotism and responsibility.
"It certainly builds up a sense of pride. It gives them time in the community. It gives them leadership. It certainly builds esteem. It's just an overall wonderful program."