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By Derenda Grubb, GRI, ABR, CRS
(CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s)
Comments 22
Déjà vu  (pronunciation;French)"already seen";  is the experience of feeling sure that one has witnessed or experienced a new situation previously (an individual feels as though an event has already happened or has happened in the near past).  This is the definition provided by Dictionary.com.  T...

By Derenda Grubb, GRI, ABR, CRS
(CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s)
Comments 9
Governor Bobby Jindal had to love his trip to Lake Charles on Tuesday! He was here to help officially announce that a $100 million manufacturing plant will soon be built in Lake Charles. The facility, to be located on Port property off Big Lake Road not far from Trunkline LNG, will be the first n...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 0
Want to satisfy your hunger for more photos and information about those marvelous kids that made us so proud in Williamsport? Simply go to the page on KPLCTV.com dedicated to the South Lake Charles Little League.  They offer videos, slide shows, and stories. As we've come to expect, KPLC did a gr...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 4
Some would say that is was not a banner weekend for the team from South Lake Charles. Obviously, it would have been great to be watching our guys right now in the final game of the 2008 World Series. At the end of the day, the South Lake Charles Little League team spent all or part of their summe...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 4
Not satisfied  with being the first team from Lake Charles Louisiana to advance out of Little League World Series (LLWS) pool play, the South Lake Charles (SLC) Little League team took a shot at the semi-finals last night and won 6-1 against the team representing the Southeast region, Tampa, Flor...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 0
Are they having fun, or what! These are photos provided by Kennon Fontenot's mom. Here, Dugout, the mascot for the Little League World Series is leading the kids from both teams in a dance. Before every game, the South Lake Charles team says a prayer. Below, Kennon Fontenot at work as Shortsop. H...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 2
Kennon Fontenot's mom, Shelley Fontenot, provided me these "misc" photos today from Williamsport and Lamade Stadium. I've always thought of Shelly Fontenot as kind and considerate, but the photos I am having to endure that illustrate all the fun they are having borders on cruel and unusual punish...

By Derenda Grubb, GRI, ABR, CRS
(CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s)
Comments 4
Friday, July 11, 2008, our world lost a true icon in the world of medicine and more important a true Humanitarian. Lake Charles Native Son Michael DeBakey passed from our world. I wish I could take credit for the coining of the phrase “King of Hearts”, but I must report that I read this in the ve...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 8
  I "interviewed" Shelley and Nick Fontenot via e-mail this week to offer a parent's perspective on Little League and the World Series. Like the engineer she is, Shelley's answers are in blue and Nick's are in orange. What are your official titles at work? Assistant Engineer with the City of Lake...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 4
Tonight, the South Lake Charles Little League represents the Southwest Region in the World Series. The game will be televised on ESPN. It starts at 7:00 Central, 8:00 Eastern time. Thess are photos of the Fontenot and Ryder families after previous victories (Louisiana State Championship and Regio...

By Emily Richard
(Progressive Mortgage & Associates)
Comments 5
To those how have known me for the last couple of years you would know that I am such a graceful (yeah right) person while walking - I have sprained my ankle three times! After being seen by a number of orthopedic doctors who couldn't find anything wrong with me other than being less than gracefu...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 1
The South Lake Charles Little League  is now enjoying Williamsport, PA and will compete in their first game of the Little League World Series at 8:00 Eastern, 7:00 Central time, this Saturday, August 16th.  Like other pool games, it will be televised on ESPN. With many of the regional tournaments...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 11
In a nail biting game against a very talented Texas team, South Lake Charles prevailed tonight (ok, last night if you're paying attention to the time on this blog) and heads to Williamsport for the Little League World Series. Hopefully, before heading back to Lake Charles, I'll have a chance to ...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 1
I was already a  fan of Matt Redd, President of Redd Properties, LLC. Matt is the ultimate "idea guy."  More to the point, he can take a good idea, tweak it, and make it happen locally.  Such was the case a few weeks ago when Redd Properties hosted a bus tour of Lake Charles commercial properties...

By Derenda Grubb, GRI, ABR, CRS
(CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s)
Comments 14
I've written before about Calcasieu Parish's new, beautiful Prien Lake Park. Recently, the Southwest Louisiana Association of REALTORS held what I hope will be our first annual picnic and Bar B Que at this wonderful facility. A busy bunch, we REALTORS! We work hard, and sometimes do not take time...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 3
It is a few hours short of a week ago that my favorite restaurant of all time went up in flames.  From my office, where I am writing this, I stare sadly at the remaining shell of DeAngelos and wonder what the other "regulars" are doing.  We have consoled each other via the phone or e-mail and bee...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 5
Margaret Place is generally considered the oldest recorded subdivision in Calcasieu Parish and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012.  In the mid-90's, under the leadership of then Mayor Willie Mount, and with the assistance of the Calcasieu Historical Society, a city Historic District was...

By Derenda Grubb, GRI, ABR, CRS
(CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s)
Comments 4
The 12 day annual Contraband Days festival will be held in Lake Charles the first two weeks of May, 2008!  These photos of previous years are courtesy of the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitor's Bureau.  Click here to see more and larger photos of Contraband Days and other scenes of Lake ...

By Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS
(Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB)
Comments 5
In Lake Charles, this is an authentic Arts and Crafts Bungalow located in Margaret Place, a city historic district in Lake Charles, LA.   While the property has always been a residence, there are several reasons to support its potential as an ideal bed and breakfast: Within walking distance to St...

By Derenda Grubb, GRI, ABR, CRS
(CENTURY 21 Mike D. Bono & Co.'s)
Comments 0
Louisiana is experiencing a far different labor atmosphere than much of the nation. Where other areas may be experiencing layoffs, we have a shortage of skilled labor and are in a hiring/labor-luring war with Southeast Texas for technical and industrial labor force, as discussed in length on the ...

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