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Correction on Hero's for Holden - 05/29/11 11:49 AM
Yesterday I posted about Hero's for Holden. It's a non-profit organization that is hosting benefits to raise money for this sweet little boy who's mother almost killed him in a drug binge. I accidently posted that the benefit concert was May 5th when it is actually June 5th. I am sorry for posting the wrong date and it has been corrected. Thank you Ron Marshall for taking the time to watch the video and comment to let me know I had posted an incorrect date. I'm reposting this because I want to help spread the word to get this little boy (2 comments)
Heros for Holden- June 5th - 05/28/11 02:54 PM
There will be a benefit held at the Burton Coliseum Sunday June 5th from 11am to 10pm. Entertainers will include Tracy Byrd, Wayne Toups, Jerry Jeff Walker, Zona Jones, Foret Tradition, Damon Troy, Jivin’ Gene, Skeeter Jones and The Beer Can Band. A non-profit organization is attempting to raise $500,000. For a little bit of background, Holden’s mother cut off his genitals. He has had major surgeries and will need many more through the course of his life. He looks like such a happy child. If you can make it please come by, if not, the family is accepting donations. No (2 comments)
Second Annual Mayor's Progressive Family Fitness Fun Day! - 05/27/11 03:08 PM
Saturday June 4th is the Second Annual Mayor’s Progressive Park Family Fitness Fun Day at the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds from 10 am to 2pm. There will be several Challenge activities such as a Chicken Run, Jump Rope, Zydeco Workout. Anyone that completes all of the Mayor’s Fitness Challenges will receive a completion certificate. There will also be activities inside the civic center.
Boudin - A Cajun Delight! - 05/26/11 01:08 PM
Each area has something they are famous for. Down here in Cajun Country there are several; one of which being Boudin. Pronounced boodan, it is a staple for most Cajun families. Simply put, boudin is a type of sausage. One of the earliest recipies for boudin can be traced back to a French Fur Trapper by the name of Toussaint Charbonneau. He was contracted by Lewis and Clark and although he provided very little information to them, he did make sure their bellies were full!
There are MANY different types of boudin. Boudin Blanc, Crawfish boudin, Shrimp boudin, (2 comments)
HOW DO I LOVE THEE FHA??? Top 5 Reasons to Consider FHA! - 05/23/11 10:43 AM
This article has some great information. Especially for anyone that has limited understanding or dealings with FHA. With my first house I went FHA and the low downpayment was a life-saver! :) Enjoy! Via Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage: There are many things that people should know about FHA loans. They're great for a variety of reasons, but I'm going to give you my list of favorite reasons for considering and FHA mortgage. First time homebuyers can generally come in with less of a downpayment. Truthfully, conforming or conventional loans generally want 5% down. FHA loans only need 3.5% down. How cool (6 comments)
Sam Houston High School - Moss Bluff - 05/20/11 05:18 PM
Season Football Tickets Season Football Ticket Sale Dates: Monday thru Friday: July 18,2011-July 22, 2011 4:00p.m.-6p.m. Unsold Reserved Seating will open to the public on Saturday, July 23, 2011 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Sales Reopen to Public beginning August 8, 2011 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12-1) If you are currently a season ticket holder, you must purchase your tickets 7/18/2011-7/22/2011 to retain your current seats. All unsold seating will be sold on a first come, first served basis after 7/22/2011. 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR 7/18-22/2011: Football Season Tickets Sales Begin For Current Season Ticket Holders (4:00 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday) 7/23/2011: Season (0 comments)
What's going on in Lake Charles, LA - June 2011 - 05/19/11 05:48 PM
Downtown at Sundown Concert Series5/13/2011 thru 6/3/2011Recurring weekly on FridayTimes: 6-9 p.m.Location: Downtown Lake CharlesAddress: Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601Contact: Denise FasskePhone: 337-491-9159Email: email@example.comAdmission: Free Party by the Pool's Liquid Society: Sick Puppies6/2/2011 Times: 7 p.m. (Series of Concerts runs Thursdays May 5 - August 11)Location: L'Auberge du Lac - by the Pool!Address: 777 Avenue L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601Phone: 337-395-7569Admission: $10 Downtown at Sundown Concert Series: City Heat6/3/2011 Times: 6-9 p.m.Location: Corner of Broad & Ryan StreetsAddress: Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601Contact: Denise FasskePhone: 337-491-9159Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAdmission: Free Catch - A - Concert6/6/2011 thru 7/4/2011Recurring weekly on MondayTimes: 7-8:30 p.m. MondaysLocation: (0 comments)
Lake Charles, La Hurricane Season 2011 - Are you ready? - 05/19/11 01:06 PM
Well folks, it's that time of year again. For most of us, this is old shoe. For any newcomers to Hurricane Ally here are some tips and info for getting through Hurricane Season. Hurricane Season runs June 1st through November 30th. KPLC offers great videos on preparing for the Hurricanes. Click HERE to view. Here is a link for a checklist of things you need. Don't worry about not hearing about an evacuation. It will be all over the news, airwaves and just about anywhere else. Generally we do not tend to evacuate for a Cat 1 or 2 and the further (0 comments)
Home Warranty - Do I really need one?- Lake Charles, La Real Estate - 05/17/11 11:36 AM
You see it in the comments all of the time. "HOME WARRANTY INCLUDED!" Or "SELLER WILLING TO PURCHASE A HOME WARRANTY!" But what is it? A Home Warranty is protection. It is a contract that protects a resale home buyer or current homeowner against the cost of unexpected repairs or replacement of major systems and appliances that break down due to normal usage. Let's say you live here in Southern Louisiana. In the middle of July, your Air conditioning fan goes out. What should have cost you a ton in labor and parts is a set standard fee. It depends on (9 comments)
Wanda D. Kendall - St. Jude - 05/16/11 02:25 PM
Wanda D. Kendall - Tribute Page I recently created a tribute fund through St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in honor of my late mother in law. Please help us make a difference by contributing in honor of our loved one. St. Jude Hospital has become a world renowned research facility in the area of pediatric cancers such as leukemia. Children from all across the U.S. as well as 60 foreign countries have been admitted to St. Jude without regard for the family's ability to pay. St. Jude relies on the generosity of people like you to continue vital research and patient (2 comments)
Whats Going on in Lake Charles - May 2011 - 05/10/11 03:24 PM
There is always something going on in our city! Take a look at a few things going on for the month of May. May 11, 2011 - Cigar Club -Martinis and Music Wednesday 8:00pm to 11:00 pm. May 12, 2011 - AP WorksMay 12, 2011 at 8:00 AM through May 21, 2011 until end (9 days +)1911 Historic City Hall Arts and Cultural Center L'Auberge Du Lac Casino Resort -Party by the Pool - Liquid Society L'Auberge Du Lac Casino Resort Event Center -Gin Blossoms May 13, 2011 Downtown at Sundown Concert -Chubby Carrier-Corner of Broad & Ryan Streets 6:00pm - 9:00pm Westlake Family Fun (0 comments)
The Most Horrible Advice I've Ever Seen in Print - 05/04/11 12:55 PM
MSN has an article up today in their real estate section titled "House Hunting? Time for Homebuying Negotiation Bootcamp." All I can say is Wow! Don't hire a buyers agent and if you do don't tell them your max? Really? I did not get into real estate to screw over my clients! I have plenty of clients tell me, "Hey I qualified for $180,000 but I really don't want to spend more than $130,000." It is my job as their agent to provide them with excellent service and heed their wishes. I'm also not a pushy agent. There is a certain (5 comments)
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