Rita Lebleu, Author at Southwest Daily News

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Homeownership assistance program launched for teachers and first responders

Teachers and first responders may qualify for down payment assistance, and the program is not limited to first-time home buyers. Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) launched ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, January 20, 2023 11:11 am

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Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off coming to Lake Charles in June

The 16th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off will be hosted in Lake Charles for the first time since its inception in 2004. Lieutenant Billy Nungesser made ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, January 18, 2023 11:00 am

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Sulphur residents will be able to vote on changes to city charter

City of Sulphur residents will be able to vote on changes to the new city charter in the next election. In the meantime, they can ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, January 13, 2023 10:47 am

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Derek Gaspard, owner of Insane Sausages, says ‘it was challenge to see how crazy I could get’

Derek Gaspard, owner of Insane Sausages, is opening a second location in Sulphur. For the uninitiated who have heard the name of Gaspard’s place and ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, January 4, 2023 12:00 pm

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Navarre called to ‘disciple disciples’

There was a time when Barrett Navarre seemed to have it all. Now he knows he does. His father, the late Billy Navarre, opened his ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, December 24, 2022 10:36 am

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City, parish opening warming stations for homeless

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the City of Lake Charles and Sulphur Christian Community Coalition will be opening warming stations for the homeless. United Way ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Thursday, December 22, 2022 10:00 am

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Cooking is Carl Vincent’s way of serving others

Carl Vincent was asked, “If you could have anybody prepare a meal for you, alive or dead, who would you choose and what would you ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Wednesday, December 21, 2022 10:21 am

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‘True Mayor of North Sulphur:’ Wilmer Dugas recognized for decades of service

At the Monday Sulphur City Council meeting, Council Member Joy Abshire referred to him as the “True Mayor of North Sulphur.” She was talking about ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, December 16, 2022 11:00 am

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Internet outage causes havoc in SW La.

SOS. That was found in the upper right hand corner of many AT&T-served cell phone screens Thursday morning. Service was off beginning at around 8:30 ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, December 16, 2022 7:00 am

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Horseshoe Casino opens

Late Monday morning until well after noon, eastbound traffic – mostly Texas plates – was backed up onto the interstate before the I-10 Calcasieu River ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Tuesday, December 13, 2022 9:03 am

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