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The West Calcasieu Chamber of Commerce is planning its first foray into festivals. Chamber Fest is scheduled for Saturday, May 29. CSE Federal Credit Union is title sponsor.

The Westlake Group was one of the first companies to participate in the Sulphur Senior Center Partners in Elderly Program three years ago — and have continued their annual donation ever since.

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Hurricane debris collection within the city limits of Sulphur may have come to an end; however, as long as residents follow Waste Management’s guidelines, certain items — even when placed outside the residential trashcan — will be picked up.“This might sound like a small detail, but this is …

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Sulphur City Court and the Ward 4 Marshal, in partnership with the city of Sulphur and Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office, is offering a Clean Slate Amnesty Program April 19-May 14 to settle outstanding warrants issued prior to Jan. 1, 2021.

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Earlier this year Sulphur native Jamison Trouth participated in the revived "Nutria Rodeo" held in Venice, La. He knew he'd be passing a good time with Paul Cozic, a spear-fishing buddy and Brett Ryan, a tuna boat captain, but he didn't realize he'd be helping Louisiana preserve its coastlin…

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed Westlake Police Chief Christopher J. Wilrye to the Law Enforcement Executive Management Institute. Wilrye was selected from 330 Louisiana police chiefs and will serve as a certified municipal chief of police.

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There will be a regular meeting of the Sulphur City Council at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, that will include a proclamation to Sulphur’s own Trinity Beer as being part of the first historic class of female Eagle Scouts. This meeting also serves as a public hearing on ordinances introduced at…

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A more exciting treat than candy lit up the eyes of Vinton Elementary students as they dropped their coins into a new vending machine — books, 300 of them, all brightly colored and beckoning. This is the first school in the district to have such a machine.

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Thom Trahan and Kathryn Godsey from the Brimstone Museum and Henning Cultural Center in Sulphur are looking ahead and on the hunt for unique items, taxidermy, art, furnishings, paintings, drawings or sculptures that “make you linger and wonder.” They’re preparing for the Henning House a grou…

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When the Sulphur City Council meeting was held Monday, one of the agenda items included hearing from Paul and Michelle Knox. The couple requested approval to place two recreational vehicles on their property at 211 West Lincoln St. The agenda state the RVs would be there “while home is being…

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Sam Houston State Park will not be open for a while, but campers who want to enjoy the great outdoors might want to make reservations for “glamping” at one of the state’s parks.

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Every debris pile removed, every tarp replaced with shingles and every “now open” businesses banner is a sign of recovery, inspiring hope. In Sulphur, where the city motto is “faith, family, community,” the sight of churches in various stages of repair is a reminder. Hurricanes might destroy…

Southern Outfitters Design — along with 16 other sponsors — will host a Feed the Community outreach event 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at 200 N. Huntington St. (the Care Help/Wise Penny Thrift store). A complimentary meal and bag of nonperishable donated items will be handed out at the d…

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Wheeler’s Family Entertainment Center in Moss Bluff has closed its doors. It was the last remaining skating rink in Southwest Louisiana. In a way, it marks the end of a way of having fun and getting a little exercise future generations will never know.“We’re ready to get out, but I cried whe…

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Wednesday marked five months since Hurricane Laura razed a swath of south Louisiana. Nearly six weeks later, Hurricane Delta followed much the same path. The storms left behind more than a million tons of debris in Calcasieu Parish, the last of which is currently being hauled away.

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Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso announced 2020 property taxes notices are currently being mailed. Taxpayers can choose to pay their 2020 property taxes online on the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office website at www.cpso.com by using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express cre…

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking President Joe Biden for $3 billion to help Louisiana with its ongoing recovery from the 2020 hurricanes, saying Tuesday that he's filed a request with the new White House similar to what he asked of the prior administration.

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About a dozen people gathered in the parking lot of the Sulphur Senior Center Tuesday to gather information about COVID-19 vaccines from June McBride, RN, Infection Prevention Coordinator with West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital.

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The state’s health department, on Wednesday, reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases and related hospitalizations since March — with 6,882 new cases reported over a 24-hour period and 1,993 total hospitalizations.

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Like much of Calcasieu Parish, the last several months of 2020 were a blur of recovery and rebuilding after the summer hurricanes for Westlake.

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Most U.S. residents won’t have access to a COVID-19 vaccine until around May or June of 2021, according to Admiral Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Much like the holidays that preceded it in 2020, Thanksgiving figures to be different this year. An ongoing pandemic has changed the way much of the world lives their lives, including how holidays are celebrated.

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VINTON — Gov. John Bel Edwards joined state transportation officials and legislators Tuesday to break ground on a $152 million project that will widen a nearly 11-mile stretch of Interstate 10 from four lanes to six.

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With a youthful lineup under first-year head coach Carol Turner, the Sulphur Tors girls basketball team will lean on a trio of seniors to guide them this season.

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The Sulphur Tors overcame a pair of destructive hurricanes to get back on the football field this season, but the coronavirus pandemic finally caught up with them.

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After being pummeled by both Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta, the 105-year-old Southern Pacific Railroad Depot that housed the Brimstone Museum was deemed too structurally unsound to repair by the museum’s board.

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Sulphur native Leroy Ballou, Jr., left his hometown at the age of 17, but his love for the city remains strong after 50 years away.

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A representative from the Small Business Administration spoke to the Sulphur City Council Monday regarding low-interest loans they offer to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

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While most of the Division I field at the LHSAA volleyball state tournament are regulars, the Sulphur Tors are the new kids on the block, making their first appearance since 2003. But that doesn’t worry head coach Bridget Coppels.

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The parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sulphur, its fellowship hall and a couple of its Sunday School rooms have been transformed into a disaster relief workers camp, complete with a command center for detailed work orders and bunk barracks.      

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Recovering from Hurricane Laura is tough enough for residents in West Calcasieu, but to have a incessant reminder piled in front of your home makes it a battle each and every day.

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The mandatory evacuation issued for Calcasieu Parish ahead of Hurricane Delta’s Oct. 9 landfall will be lifted at noon today. The announcement by local officials at a briefing Monday comes less than a week after it was issued Oct. 7.