Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:49 PM EST2013-12-05 03:49:20 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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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
John F. Kennedy Elementary is skipping the cookies and taking on more nutritious snacks.
"Now, we're all doing something different and I'm so excited about it, because anything that's going to promote healthiness with our children, we love it," said Principal Dinah Robinson.
After two years of applying, the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program is making its way to the school.
The concept is healthy and simple: Eat lunch, then grab a sample of fruits and vegetables.
The elementary is the only school in Calcasieu with the program.
The goal is to educate students on eating healthier snacks and increase the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat.
"A lot of things they may not be used to, but they're excited about trying something new," said Robinson.
And school officials said the program gains support from not just students and educators.
"Parents are excited about this because it gives their children an opportunity to try new fruits and vegetables in the school that perhaps they couldn't have at home," said Cafeteria Manager Linda Doucet.
And while eating healthy at school is a plus, school officials said a lot of concern comes from what students eat outside of school.
"Hopefully, they'll take it out to the home, beg for it at home, so mom can go to the store and get the same thing," said Robinson.