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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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Through ceremonies like one held on Nov. 4 in Dry Creek, we show appreciation to the men and women who served the United States during the Vietnam War. The conflict in the 1960s and 70s divided the country and many Vietnam vets came home to hostile attitudes.
"When we came back, it was a whole different world," said Vietnam Veteran Jim Stanley. "It was so different that we were not allowed to fly in military uniform when we traveled. We had to travel in civilian clothes."
But as the years went on, and the nation became involved in other wars, people started to come around and recognize that these soldiers were only doing what their country asked. They began holding appreciation ceremonies.
"It brings some closure to the Vietnam stigma that has always been placed on me, as well as all the other Vietnam Vets."
"As life goes on, we've got to learn to forgive and love our Patriots. And worry about the ones in Afghanistan and Iraq.and other wars that's going on because it's a never ending battle."
But the terror of war in Vietnam isn't over for many.
"A lot of our veterans still have nightmares and they visit Vietnam sometimes every night, you know," said veteran Terry Courville. "It's not a closure yet to Vietnam veterans."
So, this week, we honor those who fought in the Vietnam War as this week's Hometown Patriots.