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Coast Guard assists two boaters on Prien Lake

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The United States Coast Guard assisted two boaters when their boat began taking on water Tuesday morning. A small crew from Coast Guard Station Lake Charles witnessed the 17-foot boat taking on water while on patrol at 8:15 a.m. After removing the two passengers, the...
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Survival in words: Eunice Gauthier’s letter

Today is the 65th anniversary of the monstrous Hurricane Audrey making landfall in Southwest Louisiana. The coastal hurricane would claim some 390 lives — the exact number has never been determined — and leave $150 million in damage on its path of destruction. Recorded as the most powerful...
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Carol Ann (Hockey) Nunez

BELL CITY – Carol Ann Nunez was born Jan. 25, 1937, to the parents of John B. and Alice Hockey. Carol Ann passed away in her home on June 22, 2022, at the age of 85 years, surrounded by her loving family. Carol Ann was the matriarch of a...
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Restore LA Holds Hurricane Recovery Meeting for Calcasieu, Cameron, and Beauregard Parishes

Those impacted by Hurricanes Laura and/or Delta are invited to attend a public hearing to discuss the state's action plan for hurricane recovery and learn how to receive assistance. Restore LA has scheduled a meeting on Tuesday, June 28 beginning at 6pm at the Allen P August Multi-Purpose building, 2001 Moeling Street in Lake Charles. This is for residents in Calcasieu, Cameron and Beauregard Parishes. The Restore Louisiana webpage has a link to the power point presentation.
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Mona Sharon Arceneaux

Mona Sharon Arceneaux, 67, of Hackberry, La., passed away June 12, 2022. She was born Sept. 24,1954, and was a 1973 graduate of Barbe High School. She attended McNeese State University, Texas Academy of Arts, and also received a “Culinery Arts” degree from Sowela Technical School. From a young age, she began learning the art of painting from her grandmother, Gladys McCall. She was very talented and has been commissioned by numerous people for her artwork. Throughout her years, art brought her joy and peace.
HACKBERRY, LA
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Daisy Jones: Volunteering my reason to get up in the morning

Having grandparents around is good for everyone. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana wants to make more of them available in Cameron, Jeff Davis and Calcasieu parishes. Volunteers 55 and older are being recruited to serve in its Foster Grandparent Program to work one-on-one with students struggling with reading and math.
CAMERON, LA
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Entergy program focused on reliability and resiliency

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - One of the biggest obstacles facing Southwest Louisiana families following a hurricane is days without electricity. Now, Entergy is working to alleviate that concern with a new program focused on reliability and resiliency. “Entergy is building a large scale project that we’ve had in planning...
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