Rita Lebleu, Author at Southwest Daily News

Community

City begins redistrict prep, first new filter tanks arrive for water plant

Redistricting and a visit from Miss Louisiana were highlights of the Sulphur City Council meeting held Monday. Also at the meeting, Mayor Mike Danahay gave ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Monday, September 20, 2021 10:11 am

Hurricane Ida

Vinton couple felt inspired to help

Kaitlyn Guidry, mother of four and owner of Olive and Cedar (decorating services) was out to dinner with her husband Tanner Aug. 29. They were ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Monday, September 6, 2021 12:44 pm

Hurricane Ida

Lending a helping hand, Care Help reaches out to battered Southeast La.

Care Help in Sulphur was ready to “pay it forward” two days after Hurricane Ida made landfall at Port Fouchon on Aug. 29. Care Help ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Monday, September 6, 2021 12:39 pm

Community

HALO: Helping people through personal tragedy

Individuals who struggle with the shock and sadness when a loved one dies from suicide can be reluctant to talk about it. Jody Barrilleaux gets ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, August 28, 2021 9:58 am

Community

Through the eyes of a child: Robinson finds beauty in photography

Seeing the world through the eyes of a child can help put life back in focus. Five-year-old Alex Robinson finds beauty in the backyard and ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, August 28, 2021 9:32 am

Rebuilding SW La.

Sulphur resident Roy Vaussine happy to be back home

Two days before the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Laura, 86-year-old Roy Vaussine celebrated being back home. His is the 50th Hurricane Laura-damaged home that Saint ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, August 28, 2021 9:30 am

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Amariah Jasper honored by Vinton Town Council

Amariah Jasper was honored at the August Vinton Town Council Meeting. In a week-long event that focused on recognizing and developing leadership skills among 400 ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:33 am

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Weather, other factors have slowed John Stine Road improvements

Westlake’s John Stine Road is being improved, but hurricanes and other weather events coupled with the challenge of getting manpower and certain materials has caused ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:20 am

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At Vinton Town Council meeting: Victim’s advocate program proves beneficial to area

David Duplechain, with the Family and Youth Counseling Agency, told Vinton officials and council members at the August 17 meeting about the state-funded victim’s advocate ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Saturday, August 21, 2021 9:03 am

bed availability

Hospital sounds alarm over surge, lack of bed space now a local problem

West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital sounded a clear alarm Thursday in a special press conference. The COVID-19 surge has reached a critical level due to a ... Read more

by Rita Lebleu, Friday, August 20, 2021 9:22 am