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DeRidder mayor: Wildfire communication updates smoother now – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Emily Burleigh – 2023-08-29 20:08:23

SUMMARY: During a City Council meeting in DeRidder, concerns were raised about the city's communication with residents during a recent wildfire. One resident expressed confusion and panic after nursing homes were evacuated and they did not receive updates until afterwards. The mayor explained that the evacuation was ordered as a precaution due to the fire's unpredictable nature. The city has been posting regular updates on their website and social media, but some residents without access to these platforms were left out of the loop. The mayor and councilman both acknowledged the need to improve communication and learn from the experience.

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Judy Coe McInnis  – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – obitsamericanpress – 2024-02-22 05:00:22

SUMMARY: Judy Coe McInnis, aged 83, from Big Lake, passed away on February 18, 2024. Born in Lake Charles on February 12, 1941, and a 1959 LaGrange High School graduate, Judy was a majorette leader, part of the Homecoming Court, and recognized for her fashion sense. She married Jim McInnis, and after his law studies in New Orleans, they returned to Lake Charles, where Judy joined The Junior League and worked as a tax preparer. An adventurer and hostess, she enjoyed travel, games, and community. Judy is survived by her daughter, siblings, and granddaughters; a memorial service is set for February 24. Donations can be made to a chosen charity.

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Banners: 2024 cultural series runs March 1-April 26 – American Press

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www.americanpress.com Staff – 2024-02-22 04:34:45

SUMMARY: The McNeese Banners Series is scheduled from March 1 to April 26, 2024, featuring 15 events, including musicals, theater, art exhibits, and film screenings. Individual event tickets are $20 and several events are free, with special rates for educators and students. Highlights include “Broadway's Next Hit Musical,” “Yesterday and Today: An Interactive Beatles Experience,” and a diverse range of acts like Ethiopian band QWANQWA, Lightwire Theater's “Ugly Duckling,” and Trout Fishing in America. Opening with a Broadway musical parody, the season includes award-winning musicians, interactive experiences, journalism-focused lectures, and ends with a performance by Trout Fishing in America. Memberships and tickets can be obtained through www.banners.org.

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BREAKING: Southland suspends 8 for brawl – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-02-21 17:15:38

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