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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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There is a lot to do in Southwest Louisiana. Here are your highlights for the weekend and beyond:
Mardi Gras events in SWLA:
Krewe of the Golden Years: Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center, located at 900 Lakeshore Drive. Admission is free for seniors 60 and up.
Mardi Gras Merchants' Parade: Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Downtown/Midtown Lake Charles. For more information, call 337-661-3361.
First annual Mardi Gras Ball:Feb. 8 at the Knights of Peter Claver Hall, located at 2526 Opelousas St. in Lake Charles. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a presentation at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from Johnnie Syas at 474-9641 or Sybil Irving at 497-1422. Tables are first come, first served, and semi-formal attire is suggested. The Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver #141 are hosting this event.
Chinese Dragon Workshop: Feb. 4 with classes beginning at 11 a.m. in the ArtSpace at the Children's Museum, located at 327 Broad Street in Lake Charles. Class is limited to 20 children. Celebrate Chinese New Year by making a Chinese dragon! For more information, call 337-433-9420.
Bariatric seminar: Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Benjamin Mount Boardroom of Women & Children's Hospital, located at 4200 Nelson Road in Lake Charles. Board-certified general surgeon Richard Shimer, M.D. will discuss the three surgical weight loss procedures offered at WCH. Admission is free. Call 475-4760 to reserve your place.
Scrabble and Chess Game Night: Feb. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Stellar Beans, located at 319 Broad Street in Lake Charles.
Isn't She Lovely?:Feb. 8 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, located at 2001 Russell Street, Lake Charles. This is a Valentine's Day event for mothers and sons. For more information, call 337-217-4760.
SWLA Beekeepers Association presentation: Feb. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the War Memorial Civic Center, located at 250 West 7th St. in DeRidder. The presentation is entitled "Removing Bees from Walls & Structures."
SWLA Agricultural Economic Development Initiative: Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Civic Center, located at 250 West 7th St. in DeRidder. The initiative aims to develop agriculture and forestry assets in Beauregard Parish and SWLA through discussion and planning.
Business after Hours: Feb. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at merKay Fine Jewelry, located at 919 N. Lake Arthur Ave. in Jennings. Refreshments will be served, and there will be door prizes. The Jeff Davis Business Alliance is hosting this event.
Estate Planning seminar: Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Vernon Parish Library. This seminar is free and open to the public and will be led by Mr. H. Gregory Walker Jr. of the Estate Planning Law Center in Alexandria. Coffee will be served. For more information, call the library at 337-239-2027 or 800-737-2231.
Director's Favorite exhibit: through April 20 at the Carriage House at the W.H. Stark House, located at 610 W. Main St. in Orange, Texas. The exhibit showcases the 50 favorite items of Managing Director Patsy Herrington, who is retiring after 33 years of working for the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. The Carriage House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 409-883-0871 or visit www.whstarkhouse.org.