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Top 5 Things To Do In Lake Charles If You Don’t Like Mardi Gras

It's time for Mardi Gras in the great state of Louisiana and although we are not the originators of the Mardi Gras festivities, We do it big over here. Now there are some who don't necessarily like the fun, beads, adult beverages and other activities that go along with the holiday and I have a few tips on how to make it through with no problems. This is for those who live here or plan on visiting during this exciting time.

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(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Encourage Yourself – Upgrade Your Health With Sharmitta Rideau

Sometimes the best encouragement and motivation, comes from yourself.  After all you are responsible for your own well being right?  Encourage yourself and don't look for others to hold you accountable.

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Erik Tee
Erik Tee
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The Big Game 48 Tailgate Party Recap With Fox 29 [PHOTOS]

Man I had a great day today hanging out with the crew from Fox 29 for the Big Game 48 Tailgate Party that we had at Market Basket today. There was hundreds of folks who came out and got registered for the big prizes including a flat screen tv and a recliner. Check out some the photos from today's event!

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Traditional Mardi Gras Run
Traditional Mardi Gras Run (Getty Images)
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Cajun Courir De Mardi Gras Documentary From 1975 [VIDEO]

The Courir De Mardi Gras is translated to"Mardi Gras Run" and is a tradition in South and central Louisiana. It's where a group of revelers get together and go house to house in a community to collect items for a gumbo and once it's done is results in a big cook out and dance.

Here is a really cool video I found from 1975 from the documentary "The Good Times are Killing Me".

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Astrid Riecken/Getty Images
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Calcasieu Parish Shelters Open To The Homeless During Freezing Temperatures

With the freezing temperatures upon once again, it's important to remember not all us have a warm, dry place the get out of the cold.  If you or someone you know is in need of shelter during this winter storm there are a few shelters in our area that can help them.

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(Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Lifetime)
(Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Lifetime)
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Mary J. Blige’s Father Stabbed Following A Domestic Dispute With His Ex-Girlfriend [VIDEO]

Mary J. Blige‘s father remains in serious condition following a domestic dispute with his former girlfriend in Battle Creek, Mich., yesterday (Jan. 23).

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Ice Sign
Ice Sign (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Louisiana State Police Tips On Driving In Deteriorating Weather Conditions

With deteriorating weather conditions anticipated tonight and tomorrow, the Louisiana State Police has issued tips on how to handle driving if you have to get out in the weather tonight or tomorrow.

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Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
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Ice Cube Gets Him Name On The Famous Goodyear Blimp — Tha Wire [VIDEO]

Who would've thought that after all these years, Ice Cube would really get his name on the famous Goodyear blimp?  Twenty years later, his lyrics have come true.

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Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images
Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images
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Tyler Perry’s ‘Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned’ Comes To Lake Charles [VIDEO]

Tonight it's going down, as Tyler Perry's hit stage play stops in Lake Charles.  One of the plays main stars, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, called into The Midday Show and gave us the rundown on what to expect. Get all the details here!

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MLK School Holiday march
MLK School Holiday march
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The Full Story Of How Lake Charles Won The Right To Have A MLK School Holiday [VIDEO]

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day everybody!  The old saying is true, "you gotta know where you've been, to know where your going."  In part II of my interview with retired educator Dr. Nancy B. Shepard, she explains how the MLK School Holiday came about here in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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Dr. Nancy B. Shepard
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Dr. Nancy B. Shepard’s Martin Luther King Jr. Poem [VIDEO]

The national holiday celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is fastly approaching. In tribute, I would like to share a poem by retired educator Dr. Nancy B. Shepard.

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Keith Frank
Keith Frank (Photo Provided by Keith Frank Management)
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Our Legendary Lundi Gras Party With Keith Frank Is March 3rd — Advanced Tickets Now On Sale

It's finally here!  Our legendary Lundi Gras party is coming your way!  The 4th Annual Lundi Gras Party is set for Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at Yesterdays Nightclub in Lake Charles.

Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco band will perform live!

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