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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 >>
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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.
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Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
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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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Plenty of changes are taking place in school cafeterias and now, Food Services with the Calcasieu Parish School Board is disconnecting and removing the deep fryers from the cafeterias in all of the schools across Calcasieu.
It's all about making the school lunches healthier by cutting out the fried foods which are high in fats and looking toward alternatives.
Also, there are specific guidelines that Food Services has to follow and by not using the deep fryers, those guidelines can be met, according to Food Services Director Patricia Hosemann.
These guidelines were set at the state and federal levels, she said.
"The fat content is very hard to meet with just baking, much less frying anything," Hosemann said.
Each meal served at lunch must only contain 10 grams of fat.
"In the past, we've allowed fried chicken and the fries and other items, and we just need to cut back," she said.
And Calcasieu isn't the only parish to cut back. Cameron Parish removed fryers from the cafeterias 16 years ago. In East Baton Rouge Parish, fryers haven't been in the cafeterias since the 70s, according to Hosemann.
"Instead of frying the chicken, we will oven bake it," she said. "It is healthier for you."
The old fryers that don't work will be sold at the food services' surplus sale on Nov. 10. The fryers that do work will be sold on eBay to get some money to put toward other equipment for cafeterias.