Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-05 00:05:51 GMT
It's a big operation in a small town. The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books. "We're talking thousands, 23 pallets, each box could have 24 to 40 books in them," saidMore >>
The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books.More >>
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The Volunteer Center SWLA is asking for volunteers to help man the phones to assist with those seeking assistance stemming from Hurricane Isaac.
Executive Director Beverly McCormick said, "Thousands and thousands of calls are pouring in to 211 at our office located at 1023 Common Street in Lake Charles and we need volunteers to assist us in responding to these calls."
She said volunteers would help provide information and referrals about the available resources to the citizens affected by the hurricane.
The 211 system automatically sends calls to centers outside New Orleans when the call volume is too much for one center.
"We have the database and the resources of all the available resources in the New Orleans area and current area are being poured into us, faxed into us, e-mailed into us, called into us. And we're keeping a database of all these available resources," McCormick explained.
McCormick said that those resources change by the minute.
"Shelters open, shelters close. Food distribution sites open and close. Food stamp assistance is available at certain times, certain parishes. All this data is kept current and is consistently fed to the volunteers answering the 211 telephones," she added.
For further information and to volunteer to take a shift, contact McCormick at 337- 513-4616 via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call or e-mail rather than stopping by.
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