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WESTLAKE — September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. In recognition, representatives with the Calcasieu Medical Reserve Corps and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Health and Human Services taught seniors how to address some medical emergencies at the Westlake Senior Center Monday.

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Immunizations don’t stop once you leave school, according to Christa O’Neal, immunization specialist with West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. In fact, they never stop from birth to death.

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Going forward, the Sulphur Senior Center at 601 Maple Street bears a new name. The complex was rededicated Saturday as the Birdie Aikens Senior Center, in memory of the first principal of the first colored school in Sulphur, built on the property.

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Occasional memory loss is a normal part of the aging process. And that may make it difficult to differentiate between what is to be expected as we get older, and what is a sign of dementia.

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's health department is sending notices Thursday to 37,000 people who are elderly and disabled, many in nursing homes, warning the financing paying for their care could be drying up.

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For Carlyss resident Delton Menard, growing from a boy to a man was not a slow process; being thrusted into the middle of a world war will do that to a person. Menard, a Technical Sergeant who served his country in the U.S. Army Infantry, has seen combat in the Philippines and was days away …

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Sulphur’s Dave Sensat, junior past department commander for the Disabled American Veterans Louis L. Lust Chapter 17, spoke at the Sulphur Senior Center Thursday regarding local disability services for veterans.

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Nutritionist Sharnet Nixson spoke to seniors at the Sulphur Senior Center Wednesday about eating balanced meals.

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“We are in a prosperity period,” said Sulphur Public Works Director Mike Daigle on Wednesday. “The past couple of years have really been prosperous for the City, so we’ve bought a lot of equipment, so we can better serve the public.”

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At the Monday meeting of the Sulphur City Council, the Sulphur Armed Forces Committee honored Cpl. Linus J. DeVillier for his service in the United States Army.  

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At first glance it may appear that Lottie Romero has never broken a fingernail or had sweat dot her brow. But first impressions can be deceiving and, in the case of Lottie, it would be true.

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After working in the health care field for many years, Jena Cruz, the new coordinator for Sulphur Senior Center, has found her niche. She has been in the medical industry working as a private home health aide, CARC employee, direct care worker and has worked with developmentally disabled people.

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Calcasieu Council on Aging (CCOA) hosted its annual Senior Citizen Halloween Bash Thursday, Oct. 27 at SPAR in Sulphur. The popular event once again drew seniors from not just the Sulphur area but Westlake, Moss Bluff, Iowa, Vinton, Lake Charles and many other towns throughout the parish.