Monday, May 20 2013 6:55 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:55:55 GMT
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The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Monday, May 20 is Greg Lyon from Welsh.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:58:26 GMT
Source: Louisiana State Police
Authorities are urging motorists to avoid I-10 West and East bound at mile marker 25 due to a tanker truck on fire. Fire crews are still working to extinguish flames on an 18-wheel oil tanker. LouisianaMore >>
Louisiana State Police is investigating an oil tanker tractor fire on Interstate 10 that caused major traffic delays Sunday afternoon. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 01:05:04 GMT
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local governmentMore >>
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five-parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local government and the political scene.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:55 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:55:58 GMT
An arrest has been made in the 1962 death of Mary Horton Vail. Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962, her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident. TheMore >>
Mary Horton Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962. Her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 6:17 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:17:04 GMT
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case. On May 17, 2005, 28-year-old Loretta Chaisson Lewis went missing. Three days later, her body was found floatingMore >>
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case.More >>
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For 27 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 over 23 residents.
"We started out to be primarily for combat veterans coming home from Vietnam with post traumatic stress disorders," said Stegin. The Vietnam era is winding down. We thought our job was over, 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 he 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 "Night to Remember" dinner in March. For more information on tickets, call 337-589-4407.