Pre-teen girls experience many rapid changes in their minds and bodies. Sorting those out and knowing what is normal can be difficult while combatting the messages they receive from a media invested in convincing them that they need to buy products to make them better.
The local non-profit organization Destiny Driven Youth, founded by Cynthia Beverly, President, honored 12 college graduates under the age of 30 at the Black Excellence Celebration held at the St. Peter Claver Mission Chapel Saturday night in Sulphur.
VINTON — When retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Corey Goodwin got an email earlier this month from his Wing Commander, Col. Samantha Weeks, asking that Christmas cards be sent to a sick child in Vinton, he decided he could do more.
LAKE CHARLES — Though Thanksgiving is not yet upon us, the 1911 Historic City Hall in Lake Charles was bedecked in Christmas cheer Thursday as representatives from throughout Calcasieu Parish announced upcoming holiday events in their municipalities.
Audrey Hepburn once said, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Volunteering time and talent not only helps others; it also helps the one giving back.
Though mosquito season in Louisiana typically runs through October or November, increasingly warmer winters are enticing the pesky critters to overstay their welcome.
WESTLAKE — Sadness and grief are a part of the human condition. But when those feelings remain, despite every attempt to relieve them, medical intervention may be necessary.
LAKE CHARLES — The Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana has hired Bantam Strategy Group in partnership with Toole Design Group, two experienced bikeshare firms, to study the feasibility and implementation of a multi-city bikeshare system serving the City of Lake Charles and City of Sulphur.
MOSS BLUFF — Louisiana’s Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser announced Wednesday that Sam Houston State Park is on track for major improvements, in large part, as a result of the state’s settlement with BP for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
WESTLAKE — On the first of October, laws passed during the last Louisiana Legislative session regarding financial abuse protections for the elderly and disabled will take effect.
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.
When local author Heather R. Key decided to donate copies of her latest children’s book to a worthy cause, she knew just who to contact.
Setting a precedent in Calcasieu Parish and serving as a model for future endeavors of its kind, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the parish’s first STEM school at E.K. Key Elementary on Monday, August 20.
SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall spoke at the West Cal Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday about the $10.2 million culinary, gaming and hospitality center planned for its main campus in Lake Charles.
A team of Sulphur High School students unveiled the end result of their vision to address a community need at an event held at Our Lady’s School Wednesday.
Sulphur resident Connie Dronette will begin her two-year term as National Director for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas on Aug. 20.
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.
VINTON — Most children are taking advantage of these last few days of summer vacation by sleeping in, swimming, or playing video games.
With school just around the corner, West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital’s Director of its Shots for Tots program and immunization specialist, Christa O’Neal, is expecting a full office this next week.
CHICAGO (AP) — Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer's disease, a major study finds.
The Sulphur City Council authorized Mayor Mike Danahay to join other entities in Calcasieu Parish in conducting a feasibility study concerning a bike sharing program at a special City Council meeting Monday following a public hearing on an ordinance approved at the regular meeting earlier th…
Louisiana businessman and philanthropist, Jackson William (J.W.) Stine, celebrated his 100th birthday at a private family gathering yesterday.
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.
More than 200 students gathered at the West Cal Events Center with their families and instructors Thursday night for the Southwest Training Center’s Fall and Spring semesters graduation.
While LifeShare Blood Centers are no longer in the blood shortage crisis that created an urgent need last week, the Fourth of July holiday is right around the corner — requiring a stocked blood bank.
The City of Sulphur would like to remind residents that peak months for water usage are May through September of each year. As set forth in the city’s water conservation ordinance, the schedule for outside watering during these peak months is as follows:
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.
Sulphur City Council members read to Maplewood Elementary students at a Spring Into Reading literacy event held at CIRCLE Center West Monday, May 14.
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.
VINTON — Long-time Ward 7 Rec District employee James “Cuz” McCardle will be retiring soon. But it was abundantly clear at a ceremony held here in his honor Saturday, that he’ll not be forgotten by Vinton residents any time soon.
Sulphur Police Detective Greg Martin spoke about ways to identify, prevent, and address elderly abuse issues at the Sulphur Senior Center, on Maple Street Thursday.
The Louisiana Department of Health announces a new, interactive and user-friendly website for the Louisiana Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC), louisianawic.org. Stocked with healthy living tips, the new website provides easy-to-use information about applying for WIC and for…
The cucumber family, properly known as the Cucurbitaceae (cu-cur-bit-A-cee-ee), provides a wide variety of vegetables popular for the spring, summer and fall home vegetable garden. Members of the cucumber family, called cucurbits, that can be planted now and into April include summer squash,…
Those in attendance at the Green Cleaning program held at the Sulphur Regional Library Friday received a history lesson along with tips on mixing and using non-toxic, cost effective cleaning solutions.
Spring-like weather has arrived in Sulphur just in time to usher in the latest in the Sulphur Parks and Recreation family — Maplewood Commons.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers are expected on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun as Mardi Gras caps the Carnival season in a city with a celebration of its own, its 300th anniversary.