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January 2, 2004The MLK Coalition of Southwest Louisiana will commemorate the birthday of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., with activities ranging from prayer and song to discussion and reflection.This year the breakfast is sponsored by Foley Department Store.The event special guest speaker is Dr. Joseph Palmore, senior pastor of Kainos Community Church of Houston, Texas.A renowned preacher, lecturer and community leader, Palmore has pastored Kainos for six years. He has overseen the church burgeoning growth to a membership of more than 5,000. He has published several stage plays and written books, and works as a community activist.”We are very pleased to have Dr. Palmore as guest speaker this year,” says Sheletta Smith, with the MLK Coalition. “His views on civil rights, social justice and humanitarianism mirror King I hope this program will provide us a chance to reflect on the ways that Dr. King impacted our lives, and how social justice is not just for a select group, but for all of us.”During the breakfast, civic awards will be given to outstanding African Americans in the community.The first black dean at McNeese State University , Dr. Brenda Birkett will be honored along with lake area physician Susan Jones and Westlake Police Chief Gary “Stitch” Guillory.The Lake Charles Boston High School Chorus will perform at the breakfast.For required reservations call (337) 494 7294 by Jan. 13. at the Foreman Reynaud Community Center , located at 215 Albert Street in Lake Charles.”We challenging everyone to come out and help make a difference in the community. Dr. King primary message was about change. So, we want to take this day to honor him by making a civic contribution.” says Faye Brown Blackwell, executive director of the MLK Coalition. “We selected an area that really needs our help. We going to go in, and make a difference, in memory of Dr. King! We passing on the legacy of his dream.”To sign up, call Bessie Fletcher at (337) 491 9955.Celebrations of King life will also take place during the annual MLK Parade on Monday,
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January 19th in downtown Lake Charles. at the Lake Charles Civic Center and continues down Lakeshore Drive, east on Mill Street, south on Enterprise Boulevard and west on Broad Street. following the parade and features a gumbo cook off, gospel showcase, ethnic food, music, merchandise, balloon art, clothing, jewelry, and more.For parade or booth information, call Tammy Toussant at (337) 491 9955. at the Lake Charles Civic Center in the Rosa Hart Theatre. The play features Tomeka Scott of the R Group XScape. For ticket information, call the box office at (337) 491 1432. A Three on Three Basketball Tournament tips off on January 17th at Washington Marion High School . For information call PlayMakers at (337) 496 8101. at the Foreman Reynaud Community Center at 215 Albert Street in Lake Charles. A candle light vigil honoring the memory of Dr. on the front steps of the Lake Charles Civic Center. For additional details, call Larry Benton at (337) 491 9955. at Club Millennium at 210 Division Street in Lake Charles. A Zydeco Dance happens on January 10th at the KPC Hall at 2526 Opelousas Street. and features Dora The Zydeco Bad Boys, Leroy Thomas and more. For all media related inquiries, call Sheletta Smith at 337 494 7294.CPSB officials discuss where approved $50 million is goingCPSB officials discuss where approved $50 million is goingUpdated: Thursday, March 15 2018 1:43 AM EDT2018 03 15 05:43:24 GMTBack in November Calcasieu Parish voters said no to four out of the five school bonds. So the school board’s response was to approve $50 million out of the general fund for capital improvements. That left some residents questioning the decision, and school board member Eric Tarver has an explanation. Tarver says this was another way to try and fix much need repairs on schools, and while it might seem like a lot of money, it won’t replace the $200 million they asked for d.Back in November Calcasieu Parish voters said no to four out of the five school bonds. So the school board’s response was to approve $50 million out of the general fund for capital improvements. That left some residents questioning the decision, and school board member Eric Tarver has an explanation. Tarver says this was another way to try and fix much need repairs on schools, and while it might seem like a lot of money, it won’t replace the $200 million they asked for d.LOUD BOOM: Pressure release at Westlake Chemical Polymer unit shakes SWLALOUD BOOM: Pressure release at Westlake Chemical Polymer unit shakes SWLAUpdated: Thursday, March 15 2018 1:04 AM EDT2018 03 15 05:04:23 GMT
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