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La. Conference of United Methodist Church announces 3 area ministerial appointments – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Beam – 2023-09-05 12:00:17

SUMMARY: The Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church has announced three ministerial appointments in the Lake Charles area. Rev. Frances Hooton is the new superintendent of the Lake Charles- District, Rev. Tracy L. MacKenzie has been appointed lead pastor at St. Luke-Simpson United Methodist Church, and Rev. Steven J. Porter is the new pastor of Moss Bluff United Methodist Church. Hooton will oversee 74 UMC churches in the district, which stretches from Lake Charles to Lafayette. MacKenzie brings over 35 years of ministerial experience and will lead St. Luke-Simpson into a continued season of outreach. Porter has served as a pastor in the Louisiana Conference for 38 years.

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Names in the News: People shaping the future of Lake Area business – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Crystal Stevenson – 2024-02-25 05:02:22

SUMMARY: EXIT Realty in Lake Charles and Sulphur welcomed Anna Schnack, Kayla Scarborough, and Patricia Castro to their teams. Visit Lake Charles appointed Richert “Ricky” Self and Jay Kumar to its board of directors. Self, selected by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, leads the Port of Lake Charles and has extensive experience in port management. Kumar is a hotelier and real estate professional involved in philanthropy. Both are alumni of McNeese State University. Lance Armentor was named president and CEO of Opelousas General Health System (OGHS), bringing experience from various executive healthcare roles and a background in business and health administration.

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Cowboys keep Wade’s promise with latest win – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-02-24 19:59:27

SUMMARY: Will Wade, McNeese State's new head coach, saw his promise fulfilled as the Cowboys achieved their 24th win, defeating a depleted Incarnate Word team 87-71. Despite this win and leading the Southland Conference with a 24-3 record, Wade expressed dissatisfaction with his team's defensive effort, allowing 50 second-half points. Christian Shumate's impressive performance continued with his fourth consecutive double-double, nearing the program's record. McNeese dominated with a significant early lead and despite a less effective second half, they aim for a regular-season title and a double-bye in the upcoming tournament. Published February 24, 2024.

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Trump wins South Carolina, beating Haley in her home state – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Associated Press – 2024-02-24 18:06:13

SUMMARY: Donald Trump triumphed in the South Carolina Republican primary, surpassing former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in her own state, and is on course for a third GOP nomination. Trump has dominated the early primaries, and his South Carolina win casts doubt on Haley's campaign, as she struggles to find a state where she can secure a victory. Both Trump and incumbent President Joe Biden are gearing up for a potential rematch in the general election, with Trump criticizing Biden's performance and policy decisions, while Biden counters by attacking Trump's stance on issues like NATO and Ukraine. Despite robust fundraising, Haley faces a challenge in maintaining momentum going into Super Tuesday.

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