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RETHINKING THE WAY WE BUY AND SELL. When buying or selling a home, vehicle, electronics, antiques, services, or just about anything under the Louisiana sun, Cajun Classifieds has you completely covered from cover to cover. Each month we take the traditional approach to buying and selling through classified advertising and turn it on its head. Our publication’s attractive print quality and convenient size provides plenty of space to display “for sale” items in simple text, or paired with eye-catching, fullcolor images. By organizing our classified ads into clear, easy to navigate color-coded categories, we’re helping buyers find what they’re looking for with ease, and sellers sell their goods much faster. The added value of our relevant articles and expert tips, combined with the power of our website’s classified advertising engine, means more eyes on your ads in every single issue.

Contents Cajun Classifieds | June 2013 u AUTOMOTIVE 8 | Motorcycles 8-9 | Cars 8-9 | SUVs 8,10 | Parts/Access/Misc 9-10 | Trucks 10 | Marine u BUSINESS SERVICES 11 | Miscellaneous

u MERCHANDISE 14 | Electronics 14-15 | Furniture 16 | Lawn/Farm Equipment 16 | Miscellaneous 16-17 | Sporting Goods u PETS 16 | Cats & Dogs

u EMPLOYMENT 11 | Help Wanted 11 | Work Wanted

u REAL ESTATE 18-28 | Homes For Sale 20,25 | Land/Lots For Sale 19 | Commercial Property

u COMMUNITY 11 | Garage Sales

u RENTAL PROPERTY 29-30 | Homes/Apartments

FEATURES P4 | CAJUN COUPONS Clip, Chill & Save this Summer with Cajun Coupons P5-7 | CAJUN CONNECTIONS In the local know—things to do, people to see, places to go! Featured Events, Events Schedule, & Exhibits P12-13 | AN AMERICAN DREAM - TOLD THE LEBANESE WAY Two brothers. Two businesses. One Dream. P26-27 | WISE UP ABOUT WEIGHT LOSS Becoming a healthier, happier you with Weight Wise and Performance Evolution.

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• 3 lines of text (104 Characters) • Additional lines may be added to this package at a rate of $2/per line (36 characters/line) • Up to 2 Online Only Photos • Listing must be minimum $15 value *Ads featuring HOMES FOR SALE or AUTOMOBILES valued at $600 or more require the purchase of a premium photo-ad package.

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Deadline for Submission of Listings and Approved Business ads for July Issue: 6.20.13 (Thursday) Office Phone 337.965.0303 Office Fax 1.888.519.2438

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ASK US ABOUT OUR RATES FOR PROMOTIONAL INSERTS & OUTSERTS, AND ONLINE ADVERTISEMENTS! Cajun Classifieds Magazine is published the first Thursday of each month. Manuscripts, photographs, comments, and questions are invited. Return postage must accompany all materials submitted if return is requested. Cajun Classifieds reserves the right to edit, categorize, revise, or refuse any classified advertisement. In addition, Cajun Classifieds has the right to terminate any ad at any time for any reason. Parties posting ads are responsible for the accuracy and content of their ads. Cajun Classifieds will not be liable for any damages arising out of errors or omissions.

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Full-color picture (1/16) + 4 lines of text (142 Characters) Online ad includes 5 photos + 1400 characters of text Additional lines may be added to this package at a rate of $2/per line (36 characters/line) Free “For Sale” sign included (Must pick up at our office)

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Full-color picture (1/4) + 5 lines of text (285 Characters) Online ad includes 20 photos + 1400 characters of text One main photo will be placed on the home page under the “Featured” section Featured Real Estate items may be chosen for placement on the publication’s front cover Additional lines may be added to this package at a rate of $5/per line (58 characters) Free “For Sale” sign included (Must pick up at our office)

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CAJUN CONNECTIONS In the local know—things to do, people to see, places to go!

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4th of July on the USS Orleck | July 4th

Party by the Pool’s Liquid Society: Eli Young Band | July 4th

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ickets for Liquid Society are $10-$20 at www.ticketmaster.com, 1.800.745.3000; at L’Auberge through the Business Center or Legends at L’Auberge. Tickets may also be purchased the night of the show at Legends. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8:30 p.m. Must be 21 years old to enter. Location: L’Auberge Casino Resortby the Pool! 777 Avenue L’Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601 Times: 7 p.m. (Series of Concerts runs Thursdays May 24 - August 30) Contact: 337.395.7569 Admission: $10-$20 TO SHOWCASE YOUR EVENT IN CAJUN CLASSIFIEDS CALL 337.965.0303

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he City of Lake Charles is making plans for the 22nd annual Red White Blue & You Celebration. Join us for the parade, concerts and fireworks! Starting at 6pm, the parade will roll from Mill Street heading south on Lakeshore Drive, east on Clarence, north on Ryan, west on Broad, returning to the origin. Follow the parade to the front lawn of the Lake Charles Civic Center for a patriotic program beginning at 7:15 p.m. with various local musicians. If inclement weather prevails, the program will be moved into the Civic Center Coliseum. The fireworks extravaganza will begin at 9:15 p.m. For more information and parade entry forms call 337.491.9159. Location: Lake Charles Downtown and Lake Charles Civic Center 900 Lakeshore Drive Contact: Denise Fasske 337.491.9147 Admission: Free

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Location: USS Orleck Naval Museum 604 N. Enterprise Blvd. Lake Charles, LA 70601 Times: 10am-3pm Contact: Ron Williams 337.214.7447 ron.williams@ussorleck.org Admission: $7 Adults, $6 Seniors 60+, $5 Active Military, $5 Children 12-6, Free 5 & under

Red, White, Blue and You! | July 4th

4th of July Patriotic Concert | July 4th Location: Prien Lake Park 3700 West Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles, LA 70601 Time: 7pm Admission: Free Cajun Connections Events Provided by Lake Charles/ Southwest Louiaiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. All events subject to change. JUNE 2013

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JUNE 5TH • Jen Kober’s Homegrown Comedy Show @ L’Auberge - Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill, 9pm. Admission: $10. JUNE 6TH • Kenny Wayne Shepherd @ L’Auberge’s Party by the Pool Liquid Society, 7pm. Admission: $10-$20. JUNE 7TH • Downtown at Sundown @ Downtown Lake Charles, 6-9pm. Free. JUNE 12TH • Jen Kober’s Homegrown Comedy Show @ L’Auberge - Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill, 9pm. Admission: $10. JUNE 13TH • Party by the Pool’s Liquid Society: Robert Randolph . @ L’Auberge Casino Resort, 7pm. Phone: 337.395.7569 Admission: $10 JUNE 15TH • Juneteenth 2013 - 150th Anniversary 11 a.m. - until @ Lake Charles Civic Center. Contact Faye Blackwell for more info. Phone: 337.491.9955

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Email: fbbkzwa@aol.com Admission: Adults $10, Kids 12 & Under FREE • SOS Band, 7 p.m. @ Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, Vinton, LA JUNE 17TH • Father’s Day Event 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. @ USS Orleck Naval Museum Contact: Ron Williams, 337.214.7447 or ron.williams@ussorleck.org for more information. Admission: $7 Adults, $6 Seniors 60+, $5 Active Military, $5 Children 12-6, Free 5 & under. JUNE 19TH • Jen Kober’s Homegrown Comedy Show @ L’Auberge - Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill, 9pm. Phone: 800.745.3000 Admission: $10. JUNE 20TH • Party by the Pool’s Liquid Society: Tate Stevens @ L’Auberge Casino Resort, 7pm. 337.395.7569 Admission: $10-$20. JUNE 21ST • Don Gay Championship Bull Riding @ Burton Coliseum. Events begin at 7:30 p.m Tickets start at $10. JUNE 22ND • Lafitte’s Ladies vs. Cowboy Capital Rollergirls. Doors open at 6 p.m., Game begins at 7 p.m. @ The Grindhouse in Lake Charles Admission: Adults $12 Presale, $15 at the door/ $6 Children under ten. Visit www.gulfcoastrollergirls. com for more information. JUNE 2013

• Don Gay Championship Bull Riding @ Burton Coliseum. Events begin at 7:30 p.m Tickets start at $10 Email: skkeenan@live.com for more information. JUNE 26TH • Jen Kober’s Homegrown Comedy Show @ L’Auberge Casino Resort - Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill, 9pm. Phone: 800.745.3000 Admission: $10. JUNE 27TH • Party by the Pool’s Liquid Society: DJ Pauly D @ L’Auberge Casino Resort, 7pm. Phone: 337.395.7569 Admission: $10-$20.

JULY 3RD • Jen Kober’s Homegrown Comedy Show, 9 p.m. @ L’Auberge - Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill, 800.745.3000. Admission: $10 JULY 4TH • Happy Independence Day! Check 4th of July events on page 5!

SWLA RECURRING EVENTS & EXHIBITS

Seussical The Musical Location: Lake Charles ACTS Theatre May 10th - June 27th Time: Performances Fri & Sat: 7:30pm. Sun: 3pm. Visit www.actstheatre.com for more information.


Elvis: Grit & Grace 6/14/2013 thru 9/7/2013 Times: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: 1911 Historic City Hall, Lake Charles Contact: Denise Fasske Phone: 337-491-9159 Email: dfasske@cityoflc.us Admission: Free

Age of Dinosaurs Exhibit Location: Henning Cultural Center, Sulphur May 9th - June 27th Time: Mon-Fri: 10am-Noon & 1-5pm, Sat: 10am-2pm. Notes: Dinosaur Art Exhibit Admission: Free

Charlestown Farmer’s Market

Location: Behind 1911 Historic City Hall, Lake Charles Time: Saturdays: 8am-noon.

Cash and Carry Farmer’s Market

Location: Historic Cash and Carry Building; 801 Enterprise, Lake Charles Time: Tuesdays: 4-6pm

Window On The West

Location: Lake Charles 1911 Historic City Hall Now through July 20th Time: Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm, Sat: 10am-2pm. Notes: View works by artist that were among the first to cast an eye over the place depicted. Admission: Free

Summer Series: Lake Charles Community Band

June 10, 2013 – June 24, 2013 Recurring weekly on Monday Times: 7 p.m. Location: Prien Lake Park Admission: Free

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AUTOMOTIVE / CARS / MOTORCYCLES 2005 Honda Gold Wing 30 Anniversary Edition : 39k miles with ABS brakes. Matching Bushtec Quantum sport grand touring trailer. Gold Wing and Trailer has show quality custom paint job, cost $16,000, with hologram and crush $18,000 glass in clear coat. Garage kept. Additional photos and details of the many extras online. Call Ron @ 409.794.2662 or 713.614.1520. /0676

2007 BMW 525i: 80k miles. 6 cylinder. Runs great, leather seats, moonroof, very attractive metallic grey exterior. Asking $17,999. Call Joe @ $17,999 337.540.0312. /0658

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid: Only 60,000 miles. Excellent condition. Only $10,900. Bobby LaFleur Auto Sales - Call Anytime: 337.855.7400. /0727

2009 Nissan Altima: New body style in very nice condition. Only 71,000 miles. Just $11,900. Bobby LaFleur Auto Sales - Call Anytime: 337.855.7400. /0728

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee: 83,225 miles. Needs radiator and transmission repair. For more information, call Ramon at Lake Charles Import Service @ 337.494.1191. /0693

C5 Chevrolette Corvette Targa: Glass top. Never been used. Top still has protective paper/coating on it. Please contact if interested at 337.842.9402. $500. Only serious inquiries please!!! /0659

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2013 Kia Optima LX GLI: Alloy wheels. 18,263 miles. Priced to move at $18,995. For additional information, please call 337.564.0622. $18,995 /0716

$16,995 2012 Toyota Camry LE: Alloy wheels and touch screen display. Only 29,998 miles. Priced to move at $16,995. Call 337.564.0622. /0718

CALL 2012 Chrysler 300: Touchscreen display, push button start, only 10,183 miles. LIKE NEW. Call 337.564.0622 for price and payment options. /0722

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2012 Chevrolet Impala LT: Alloy wheels, sunroof. Only 33,073 miles. Priced to move at $15,495. Call 337.564.0622. /0719

2012 Dodge Avenger SE: Chrome alloy wheels. 38,271 miles. Priced to move at $14,495. Call 337.564.0622. /0720

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2012 Ford Mustang: Premium V6 with tan leather, alloy wheels and 31,577 miles. Call 337.564.0622 for price and payment options. /0723

2012 Nissan Sentra S: Power windows & locks, steering wheel radio controls. 48,501 miles. Great on Gas. Call 337.564.0622 for price and payment options. /0724 JUNE 2013

2012 Nissan Rogue S: Only 17,374 miles. Priced to move at $17,995 For additional information, please call 337.564.0622. /0717

CALL 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT: 5.9 Cummins Turbo Diesel with 104,000 miles. Call 337.564.0622 for price and payment options. /0721

CALL 2011 Mazda 3 Touring Edition: 34,266 miles. Great on gas. Call 337.564.0622 for price and payment options. /0725

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Prestige Automotive - 1240 East Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles. 337.564.0622

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AUTOMOTIVE / TRUCKS / RVs / MISC Truck and RV Combo: 2007 Dodge 3500 - white, dual wheels, 4 door, automatic 6.7 Cummins diesel with 124,000 miles. 2004 Everest 34’/5th Wheel $48,000 Camper - 3-slides, rear living. Both in good condition! This Truck + RV Combo can be yours for $48,000 OBO/NEG. Call 337.515.8101 or 337.912.2153. /0505

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2006 GMC Diesel: 1 ton dually with flatbed. 205k miles. $10,000. 2007 Legend 40’ flatbed trailer - $6,000. $15,000 for both. Call 337.660.1321. /0668 and /0669

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1996 Heavy Load Hauler: Well built channel iron. Goose Neck. $4,200. For additional information, please call 337.496.8471. /0636

2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab: 5.9 Cummins Diesel Engine with 59,232 miles. Red with running boards. One owner. Asking $24,750 $24,750. For additional information, please call 337.496.8471. /0634 JUNE 2013

2007 Blue Wave 20 Foot: Includes a 140 Suzuki 4 Stroke, radio, trolling motor, center console, and cushioned seats $18,500. Call $18,500 337.496.8471. /0635

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2007 Legend 40’ Flatbed Trailer: Trailer only - $6,000. 2006 GMC diesel 1 ton dually with flatbed. 205k miles - $10,000. $15,000 for both. Call 337.660.1321. /0668 and /0669

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Business Opportunity! Would you like to own your own business? Would you like to retire in the next 2-5 years? And would you like to earn every month, what takes most people a year to earn? Plus a BMW and Bentley. If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, then contact me and I will show you how. Pam Guillory: 337.488.2918 or pamguillory52@gmail.com. /0497

Lawn Service: Anderson’s Lawn Service - over 30 years of experience! Free quotes! Call Harold Jr. @ 337.532.1100. /0647 Homemade Cookies and Pies: Baked to your request from scratch. Cookies: $10 for Baker’s Dozen. Pies: $15. Call 337.707.3517. /0654

Plexus Slim: the all natural way to lose weight. Do you dream of a healthier you? We did - and look at the results on these “Before” and “During” photos of our family. Our weight-loss journey isn’t over yet - but we are already seeing results with Plexus Slim! Diabetic Safe. All Natural. Reduces Binge Eating. Helps Lose Unwanted Weight and Inches by Burning Fat - Not Muscle. For more information call Laurie Hebert, 337.304.5727 and/or visit: www.lauriehebert.com and www.mendrinkpink.com. /0607

Egyptian Cuisine: Learn How to Cook and Eat Like an Egyptian: From buffet-style catering for home/office parties to intimate cuisines. Services include: grocery shopping, meal planning, and a personal chef. Samia specializes in vegetable and multi-cultural cuisines. For reference, call Alice Fontenot at OLQH @ 477.1236. Call Samia directly at 337.656.8854. /0681 JUNE 2013

Plumbing and Refinishing: Affordable Plumbing and Refinishing: License 6125. Senior Citizen Discounts. Remodeling, Sewer Cleaning, Backflow Preventer, Insulation, and Testing. Call Our Business Line: 337.589.7323 or Cell: 337.656.6111. /0670 Personal Transport for All Needs: Need someone to drive you to the store, to the pharmacy, or just to get out and about? I have a certified chauffeur license and am looking for work. Please contact me @ 337.656.8854. /0680 Looking for Personal Assistant: For small business in Lake Charles. Must be organized and knowledgeable on spelling/grammar, and basic computer skills. Part-time hours. $8.00/hour. Call 337.656.8854, email samiaheard@bellsouth.net. /0678 ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES HERE FOR AS LITTLE AS FREE CALL 337.965.0303

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Pet Sitting/Dog Walking in Lake Charles: Looking for someone to care for your pet or walk your dogs while you are away to work or vacation? I will take care of your best friend like they were my own! Call Samia @ 337.656.8854. /0679

Garage Sale: Giant Garage Sale in Lake Charles: Taking place June 15th, from 8am-3pm. Men and women’s clothing, furniture, music and video games, lawn/farm equipment, computer equipment/tablets and nooks/electronics, and much more. Come out and see us at 1810 Bilbo Street near the corner of Ryan and Sallier! /0674

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That’s Sew Holly: Quality handmade items for special people and special days. These beautifully crafted items serve as thoughtful gifts for any occasion. All items are ready to ship unless otherwise noted. And I am now offering a 15% discount with the coupon code CAJUN15. You can view and shop my work on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/thatssewholly and on Facebook. /0605

Sales Position: Now recruiting for a rewarding career in sales. As a sales agent, you will have freedom and flexibility, competitive commissions, and unlimited growth potential. To learn more about this opportunity, call Mike at 337.842.0488. /0673

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An American Dream

–Told the Lebanese Way

Quality is in the name. And that name is, “Homsi.” A name and business that is synonymous with quality and diversity when it comes to alcohol and tobacco products.

If you have had an event to prepare for, an after-work drink that called your name, a tailgate before a football game, a last second present for your second cousin or a well-planned gift for a romantic night – you probably know the name “Homsi” well.

And it’s not just that, for purchases over a $1000 they will deliver your purchased selection to you – a wonderful bonus when planning a large gathering or stocking your home/business. In addition to their vast selection, Homsi’s Tobacco & Beer also has some of the best boudin around. Made with pride at their Broad Street location, Homsi’s Deli, their delicious, homemade sausages and mild or spicy boudin selections are made fresh daily and delivered to their Kirkman Street location – giving you a one-stop opportunity to prepare for your 4th of July festivities.

If you haven’t been to either of Homsi’s locations on Broad or Kirkman Street you should go. And when you do, you will have the pleasure of meeting the owners, George and Sam Homsi. Behind the brother’s confident smiles and businessman bravado, you will immediately find kind, generous men willing to help you prepare for any occasion or need. George and Sam’s generosity, mixed with their stores’ convenient locations and diverse inventory of alcohol and tobacco products, makes this the one-stop shopping experience for gettogethers of any size. Homsi’s Tobacco & Beer on Kirkman Street boasts the largest selection of wine, domestic and imported beer, liquor, and tobacco products in the Lake Charles area. Not only that – they offer a “Lowest Price” guarantee – so any advertisement that claims a lower price will be matched if that ad is brought to the store. This isn’t your ordinary grocery store stock either – the world is your

HOMSI’S Largest Selection of Wine, and Imported & Domestic Beer

Over 500 Import/Micro Beers Available We Sell Beer Kegs • We’ll Match Any Ad In Town

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marketplace at Homsi’s. Wines from regions across the globe grace their many shelves. Beer from countries near and far are within hand’s reach in their walkin cooler. A dizzying display of liquor bottles of all shapes and sizes appear like a kaleidoscope against their back wall – giving you options for any occasion. Feel like trying something different or impressing your friends with an imported selection? One of Homsi’s knowledgeable staff will help walk you through the selections based on price, preference, and pairing. This comes especially handy when you want to experiment with mixed drink combinations for those very special occasions or when making a bulk purchase for weddings, school or family reunions, or other large events. Homsi’s makes it even easier to choose them for your alcohol and tobacco needs by generously offering a free bag of ice with any purchase of a case of beer – helping you keep it cold on these warm, summer days.

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2122 BROAD ST LOCATION, WE SERVE: Boudin • Cracklins • Spicy, Mild, Italian, Green Onion, and Deer Sausages Pork Chops • Stuffed Pork Chops • Ribeyes

ALSO SERVING BOUDIN AT KIRKMAN ST LOCATION! 2612 Kirkman St­. 337.439.2323 2122 Broad St. 337.439.2770 Lake Charles, LA 70601


With their convenient locations, diverse inventory, and personal attentiveness to their clients, “Homsi” is a name you should come to know. After-all, the quality is in the name. Come by and see why Homsi’s Tobacco and Beer is the best in town.

is a sampling of all the popular Lebanese dishes Cousin’s has to offer. This dish includes a small Hummus, small Baba Ghanoush, two Meat Grape Leaves, Tabouli, Fried Kibbie, and one of each of the Chicken, Beef, and Kafta Kabobs. Kabobs are served on a bed of rice with grilled onions – all for a very affordable $30 – making it a great “date” meal. And for dessert you must try the renowned Lebanese treat, “Backlava” – which can be made up of either walnut or pistachios mixed between layers of phyllo dough and sweetened with honey. This sweet dessert is the perfect complement to the spices of the entrees. But it’s not just about the food. The first thing you notice when walking into Cousin’s is the beautiful bar – which boasts a wide selection of wine, liquor, and on-tap beer. A large flat screen television is available for important sporting events but doesn’t take away from the cool and romantic ambiance Cousin’s offers its dining guests.

Cousin’s Lebanese Cuisine – a restaurant specializing in food delicacies from across the Mediterranean – offers some of the best

food of any kind in the Lake Charles area. Located directly next to Homsi’s Tobacco & Beer on Kirkman Street, Cousin’s provides lunch and dinner every day of the week, and now offers a special brunch on Sunday’s which features a wonderful buffet of both classic Mediterranean and traditional American foods. The Sunday brunch is an excellent way to end the week with good food paired with a refreshing Mimosa…or two. Some of the classic Lebanese dishes they offer include: Hummus, Kibbi, Baba Ghanoush, Grape Leaves, Falafel, Tabouli, Fattouch, and a wide selection of Chicken, Beef, Shrimp, and Lamb Kabobs. To most people’s surprise, it is actually Cousin’s steaks that are the most revered, and come highly recommended by anyone who has tried one before.

Another experience of Cousin’s is that the owners, Sam and George Homsi, often walk the restaurant and attend to each customer’s needs. Sam and George are brothers…and so you ask, “Why Cousin’s?’” The story goes – that once upon a time, maybe thirty or more years ago, from the Mediterranean country of Lebanon, young Sam and George Homsi journeyed to America to fulfill their dreams of happiness and prosperity. George Abraham,

If you have never experienced Lebanese cuisine – then the most appropriate dish for the firsttime customer is “The Lebanese Way” – which

a first cousin to Sam and George’s grandfather, supported and encouraged their aspirations, and served as their boss and mentor as both young adults grew into men. Through his infinite generosity, Mr. Abraham assisted George and Sam to fulfill their dreams, and with his love in both praiseful and critical teachings, affectionately referred to the young men as “Cousin.” That moniker caught on quickly with the staff as George and Sam began their own businesses, and the staff too began calling George and Sam “Cousin.” So immeasurable and indispensable was Mr. Abraham’s support to George and Sam that they decided to emulate and cherish him the best way they knew how when the opportunity arose to start this restaurant. “Cousin’s” is a tribute to George Abraham’s inspiration to Sam and George’s dream – a dream made real. Come to know George or Sam well and they may honor you by calling you “Cousin,” a term you should wear proudly. Sam and George are distinctly aware that without their friends and customers their dreams would be impossible to fulfill. The Homsi’s and Cousin’s tale is a wonderful story full of different dreams coming together to form one prosperous and rewarding outcome for the businessmen brothers and the community they serve. This is a story of an American

dream…delivered the Lebanese Way. – By Christian White, with Contributions from George and Sam Homsi

REAL. TRADITIONAL. LEBANESE FOOD.

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ELECTRONICS Digital Photo Frame: comes with wood frame, adjustable stand for vertical or horizontal placement, and charging cable. Simply download images to USB drive - will play and rotate as many images as the USB drive allows! $15.00. Call 802.2848. /0618

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Samsung Digimax S500 Camera: 5.1MP with 3x zoom. USB adapter, case, and 512mb SD card included. Text 802.2848 for more information. /0582

Kodak C160 EasyShare Digital Camera: Teal Blue. Used with some minor scratches to exterior but in good overall condition. $20 OBO. Text 802.2848. /0570

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ELECTRONICS

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MERCHANDISE

Barnes & Noble Nook Color Tablet: Includes two chargers and still in the original box. Works great! No scratches on the screen. There is a very small scratch on the outside upper corner. $100 OBO. Text 802.2848 if interested. /0628

$350 Ipad 2: 32GB WI-FI. Great condition! Includes case. The 16GB starts at $399 without a case. Get double the capacity and a case for $350. Text 337.304.2704. /0623

$75 Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS with Heart Rate Monitor: A perfect item for walkers/runners just in time for summer! Originally $350 - selling for $75. Email blanco311@yahoo.com /0648

Otterbox for IPhone 4S: Comes with 3 layers of protection. Yours for $20. Text 802.2848. /0686

Timex Ironman Triathlon Watch and Garmin GPS Transceiver: All in great condition. $30. Email blanco311@yahoo.com. /0649 PS3 Games: Modern Warfare 3 and Madden NFL 2013: Both in excellent condition in box. Asking $20 for both. Will meet anywhere in Lake Charles. Text 337.802.2848. /0660

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Complete Bedroom Furniture Set: Excellent condition. Queen size bed w/ matching armoire, 2 night stands and dresser w/ mirror. Will deliver within 30 mile radius of Moss Bluff. Armoire and dresser photos online. Call 794.7208. /0523

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Solid Wood Baby Bed: Distressed paint with ornate knobs. Excellent condition. A beautiful piece that defines a room! Asking $1000 OBO. Call to negotiate! 337.707.3517. /0653

Queen Size Sleigh Bed: In good condition. Asking $650. Call or text 337.214.2148 for more information. /0554

Matching Dresser & Lingerie Chest: In good condition. Call or text 337.214.2148 for additional information. /0555 $500


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Three Elegant Custom Couches: Custom couches in excellent condition. Set includes a full size couch, love seat, and over-sized chair w/ extra pillows included. Purchased for over $8,000, asking $1,500. More photos of set online. Call/ text 337.532.1834. /0622

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$100 Solid Oak Bar: Good condition except for small hole/dent in the front bottom. Reverse w/ wine rack and shelves. Text 965.0303. /0630

Stonebridge Sofa and Chair: $650 for both. Excellent condition. Blues and brown. More photos online. 337.855.3046 or 337.794.0523. /0664

Leather Chair and Ottoman: Excellent condition. Very comfortable. Email blanco311@yahoo.com. /0629 Brown Filing Cabinet: 2 drawers. Good condition - $20. Call 802.2848. /0620

$100 Leather Barber Chair: Purchased new one year ago and in excellent condition. $100 OBO. Call/Text: 337.802.2848. /0671

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$40 ACE Wheelbarrow: Good condition Asking $40.00 OBO. Text 337.802.3576. /0683

Black&Decker Weedeater & Blower: Electric. 2 batteries and charger. Text 802.3576. /0684

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$90 $15 3’ x 5’ Bicentennial ‘Merican Flag (1776-1976): Perfect Condition. $15. Call/Text: 802.2848. /0452 Jim Beam Collector Bottle: Labeled: “100 Years of Progress. Laramie, Wyoming. Centennial Jubilee. 1868/1968.” $20. Email blanco311@yahoo.com. /0380

1969 ROHM .38 Special: Six shot revolver with 100 rounds. Asking $300. Please text 337.244.6725 for additional information. /0726

Ping Pong Table: Brand new - never been used or put together. $70 OBO. Pick up in Sulphur or I can meet you. Call 337.563.9781. /0675

Above Ground Pool: Intex Pool. 22’ diameter, 4’ deep. Filter, salt generator, etc. All for $1200. Call 337.302.7252 for more information. /0651

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Ruger Air Hawk Combo Air Rifle: Excellent condition. Includes a box of 500 pellets Asking $90 OBO. Call or Text: 337.802.2848. /0663

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Ladybug is beautiful, black/ white adult cat. /0611

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Maverick is a very sweet, quiet, black/white young cat. /0610

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Siberian Husky Puppies: Adorable males and females. Asking $300. Email linsay510@ gmail.com. /0672 Hobo Hotel: You can visit any of the listed cats at Hobo Hotel, 650 E. School Street, Lake Charles, or call 337.439.2428. Adoption hours are M-F: 10am-5pm, and Sat: 2pm-5pm. Adoption fee is $80 (spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations). Visit us at www.hobohotelforcats.com or on facebook!


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Smith & Sons Honing Steels: Honing steels are the best way to maintain your blade’s cutting ability without having to stop to re-bevel your edge. Our hones are hand ground from D-2 steel and fold into a handmade leather sleeve $55 for storage. No diamonds, coatings, or gimmicks. Regular price: $65. Sale: $55. Stop by, call 337.527.6468, or email orders@smithandsonsknives.com for more details. /0690

Smith & Sons Smitty Special: This Smitty Special is truly one-ofa-kind featuring a two piece handle crafted from Steller’s Sea Cow rib bone and oiled Bighorn Sheep horn. D2 carbon tool steel blade. Signature premium $350 filework on spine. Vertical full grain leather sheath. Free sharpening for life! Regular price: $400. Sale price: $350. Stop by, call 337.527.6468, or email orders@smithandsonsknives.com for more details. /0688

Smith & Sons Pocket Knife Sheaths: Our world famous pocket knife sheaths are the perfect way to carry your cherished folder safely. The sheath mounts on your side at an angle, making your knife easily accessible from any position-even sitting! from full grain 50% WITH PURCHASE OF TRAPPER Handmade leather at our shop in Sulphur. Now through June 15, buy any regularly priced Trapper style knife and get 50% off the sheath (Regularly priced $35). Stop by, call 337.527.6468 or email orders@smithandsonsknives.com for more details. /0691

Smith & Sons Ranch Hand Nighthawk Edition: The new Nighthawk edition of our popular Ranch Hand model is getting special pricing for this Father’s Day! D2 carbon tool steel blade. Signature premium filework on spine. G-10 composite handle (colors and patterns $195 may vary). Vertical full grain leather sheath. Free sharpening for life! Regular price: $260. Sale price: $195. Limited availability through June 15. Stop by, call 337.527.6468, or email orders@smithandsonsknives.com for more details. /0689

Smith & Sons Delta: This Smith & Sons Delta features a premium cut of Muskox horn as its beautifully crafted handle. D2 carbon tool steel blade. Signature premium filework on spine. Vertical full grain leather sheath. This piece CALL FOR PRICE is truly a collector’s dream! Free sharpening for life! Stop by, call 337.527.6468, or email us at orders@smithandsonsknives.com for additional details and pricing. /0682

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10% Off all in-stock Benchmade models: Benchmade knives are known the world over for being some of the highest quality and hardest working American made knives. Now through June 15 we will take 10% off all in-stock, regularly priced Benchmade 10% OFF BENCHMADE knives. Sale also applies to many of our other brands, including: Case, Boker, Puma, Spyderco, Lion Steel, Zero Tolerance, CRKT, and more! Stop by, call 337.527.6468, or email orders@smithandsonsknives.com for more details. /0687

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Ingle Safari Realty, LLC - 765 E. Bayou Pines Drive - Lake Charles, LA 70601 - 337-478-1601 - ringle@inglesafari.com

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$249,900 Sulphur - 7238 Pirates Cove: Spectacular 3/2 home with views of lake from every room! Open/ split floor plan, wood floors, granite counters. Wrap-around deck, 2 boat slips, 1 boat lift. MLS# 123366. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0511

$399,900 Moss Bluff - 1752 S. Perkins Ferry Road: 3/4 home on Calcasieu River w/ views from front and back. 80’ of water frontage with deck, boat slip and boathouse with lift. 3 master-sized suites with bathrooms. MLS# 121986. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0188

$224,900 Iowa - 2504 S. Manchester: 3/3 country home on 3.8 acres, totally fenced with electric iron gate entrance. Property with 13’ deep pond w/ bass & brim. 24’x30’ metal shop. MLS# 124364. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0695

$699,000 Ragley - 328 Sid Cormier Road: 5/3.5 home on 15.9 acres. Workshop, stables, outdoor kitchen/apt. with full bath. Granite, custom cabinets, stainless app, office, huge gameroom/5th bedroom upstairs. MLS# 123558. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0543

$285,000 Moss Bluff - 2846 W. Fork Road: 3/2 Cypress home built to resemble a mountain cabin located on navigable waterway. Cypress used throughout. Eat in kitchen with granite. Living room with office loft. Must see! MLS# 124118. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0698

$244,900 Moss Bluff - 1229 Tan Tara Circle: 3/2 home in restricted neighborhood. Backyard with covered patio and inground pool, poolhouse w/ bathroom. 22x30 workshop w/ electricity. RV/boat awning on driveway. MLS# 123656. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0700 JUNE 2013

$349,900 Moss Bluff - 1630 Hollow Cove Lane: Beautiful 5/3.5 French Country home. Open/split floorplan. Hardwood/ceramic floors throughout. 12’ ceilings in living, 10’ throughout. MLS# 123508. Call Robbie @ 304.0481. /0512

$180,402 Ragley - 114 Lamar Williams Road: New construction homes in Pine Ridge Estates subdivision. This 3BR/2BA home features 10’ ceilings, granite counters, island bar. Must see! MLS# 124427. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0696

$267,500 Lake Charles - 1539 Tuscany Lane: Beautiful 3/2 French Country new construction. 10’ ceilings throughout. Kitchen features island w/bar, pro series stainless appliances. MLS# 123636. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0699

$225,000 Lake Charles - 615 N. Lake Court: Great 3/2 family home. 2 living rooms, spacious kitchen with island. Ceramic and stained concrete floors. 2 car garage w/ bathroom. 30x40 metal shop. MLS# 124025. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0694

$289,900 Lake Charles - 2736 Rue Calais Drive: 4BR/2BA in restricted subdivision. Split floorplan, living with FP, kitchen with island and large pantry. Fenced back yard, covered patio. MLS#124375. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0697

$279,900 Westlake - 2425 Bertrand Lane: Spacious 5/3.5 home. Kitchen with granite, eat in bar and breakfast area. Master with double vanities, his and her closets, private exit to patio. Wood and ceramic tiles throughout.. MLS# 124045. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0701


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HOMES / COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE: Ingle Safari Realty, LLC - 765 E. Bayou Pines Drive - Lake Charles, LA 70601 - 337.478.1601 - www.inglesafari.com

Moss Bluff - 1126 Chariot Drive: Spacious 3BR/2.5BA home w/ 9 & 12 foot ceilings, crown moulding, high columned arch doorways, wood floors in living areas that flow into the large sunroom and out $279,500 onto the wooded ceiling back porch. Kitchen features loads of cabinetry and an island cooktop with downdraft venting. MLS# 124397. Call Twila @ 337.912.9913. /0702 Lake Charles - 3409 Common Street: Many possibilities such as a hair salon, retail boutique or an office await your future business in this location close to I-210 and Common Dwelling is sold “as $199,000 St. is� but may be easily renovated or removed to suit your needs. MLS# 123962.

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$203,500 Lake Charles - 1905 W. McNeese Street: Classic 3BR/2.5BA. Great location with convenience to schools and shopping. MLS# 124393. Call Twila @ 337.912.9913. /0703

$109,000 Lake Charles - 1000 16th Street: Adorable 3BR/2BA cottage with huge shade trees and fenced back yard. Roomy kitchen w/ pantry. Appliances included. MLS# 124018. Call Twila @ 337.912.9913. /0704

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Guidry Realty Group, LLC - 710 W. Prien Lake Road, Suite 101 - Lake Charles, LA 70601 - 337.474.2100

Iowa - 5619 Kade Daniel Drive: Beautiful 4/3 home with country living. Open floor plan. Inviting front porch and rear covered patio. Master suite with whirlpool tub and separate shower, large REDUCED! MOTIVATED SELLER! $223,300 walk-in closet. MLS# 123771. For additional info, call Jody Guidry @ 337.513.5148 or Maria Mott @ 337.302.0783 /0577

Sulphur - Magdalena Drive: New construction 3/2 starter home. Open living area, custom kitchen cabinets, granite and tumbled marble backsplash, ceramic and wood flooring, neutral $207,500 colors. MLS#124016. Call Maria Mott @ 337.302.0783 or Jody Guidry with Guidry Realty Group, LLC @ 337.513.5148. /0637

Moss Bluff - 475 N. Perkins Ferry Road: This 2BR/1.5BA townhome is just what you’ve been looking for! A home without all the hassle of grueling yard work at a price you can afford. $73,000 Only $73,000. MLS# 120512. Call Donna Reed with Guidry Realty Group, LLC @ 337.438.3357. /0472

Lake Charles - 811 N. Goos Boulevard: Investor’s special or 1st time home-buyer. Completely refurbished home on a double lot for only $63,000. Don’t let this opportunity pass $63,000 you by! MLS# 123145. Call Donna Reed with Guidry Realty Group, LLC @ 337.438.3357. /0469

$107,000 Lake Charles - N. Goos Street: Vacant land for sale in north Lake Charles perfect for new home or developer. Only $8,000. MLS# 122930. Call Maria Mott @ 337.302.0783. /0473

Longville - 156 Longville Church Road: Gorgeous 2 year old 3BR/2BA Mobile Home on 1.7 tree-lined acres! MLS# 122010. Contact Donna K. Reed at 337.438.3357. /0470

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Welsh - 19425 Rostrom Road: This precious 3/2 country home on 1 acre lot has been completely renovated from top to bottom. Call Jody Guidry @ 513.5148 or Donna Reed @ 438.3357.

Iowa - 16235 Cheyenne: New Construction, Custom from shingle to floor. Granite countertops, custom cabinets, lavishing tiled floors. Call Guidry Realty Group @ 337.474.2100


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$244,500 Lake Charles - 4117 Pleasant Street: Completely remodeled 3 Bedroom/2 Bath home within walking distance to Queen of Heaven School. 2,000 Sq.Ft. Spacious living and dining with oversized windows. All new appliances and bathroom fixtures throughout. Granite in kitchen and baths. 450 sqft separate living quarters above garage that could be used for apartment, pool house, or game room. Master bedroom has his/ her closets with Jacuzzi tub. Beautiful backyard patio with swimming pool! $244,500. Call Darren Gaspard 337.304.8008 or Mark Duplechin 337.540.8168 to schedule a showing! /0655

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Lake Charles - Broad Street: This is a commercial residence for sale/lease/ rent. Restoration will be needed but is an excellent investment opportunity. Two stories, storage area, parking area, fireplace, and covered porch. Front features large oak tree. 3 Bed/3 Bath. $600/ month for rent/lease “as is.� Contact seller for selling price. Call 337.656.8854 or email samiaheard@bellsouth.net. /0677

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$169,900 Moss Bluff: This spacious 4 bedroom/2 bath 1900 sqft. home in great subdivision features a gorgeous inground salt-water swimming pool, 2 car garage, security system, wood burning fireplace, fenced back yard, 2 huge walk-in closets in master bedroom, walkin pantry, and new roof. Home resides in Moss Bluff school zone. For more information, please contact Kaci at 337.526.5616. /0667


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UNDER CONTRACT Lake Charles - 904 Chartres Street: Located in the Canal Place neighborhood, this beautiful 3 Bedroom 2 Bath plus office French Country style home is perfect for family and entertaining. Features tall ceilings, crown molding, granite countertops, numerous built-ins, and a spacious open living, dining, and kitchen floorplan! 2,560 Sq.Ft. Asking $298,000. Contact Jon @ 337.540.4144 additional information. /0682

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HOMES FOR SALE Moss Bluff: 2010 16x80 Deer Valley Home. Wind Zone 3. 3 bed 2 baths. Taped and floated walls, AC vents in ceiling, crown molding and base boards, black GE appliances. Set up in Moss $39,900 Bluff mobile home park move in ready. Matching storage shed. $39,900 Serious buyers call 337.884.2472 or 870.273.6282. Leave callback number if no answer. /0650

$258,000 Lake Charles 2769 Bronze Street: Custom built 4BR/2.5BA 1 owner home listed below appraisal. Split floor plan with trey ceilings in living and master. Kitchen w/ island and walk-in pantry. Master bath with Jacuzzi tub and shower. Foam insulation, security system, 2-car air-conditioned garage, 20’ wide driveway w/ 2 guest spots. Pool table, washer, dryer, and fridge remain with home. No down payment and no closing cost. Call Joseph @ 337.912.0872. /0632

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$97,900 Lake Charles: 28 x 80 Palm Harbor home. Very spacious open floor plan. Wonderful kid friendly neighborhood. Just around the corner from St. John Elementary. 1 mile southeast of Graywood Estates. Home is bricked on bottom instead of skirted. Very spacious driveway and 3 car covered carport. Large 20 x 20 shed on slab. All home, carport and shed have metal roof. Truly a must see! For more information, call 337.526.7230 (owner financing will be considered). /0665

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Lake Charles - 8082 Clearview Drive: Great Location in South Lake Charles. Acre Lot...Mobile homes allowed. Land already has water well and septic system. House on property has no value. Land being $35,900 Sold “As Is.” Make your offer today! MLS# 124332. Call Candace Devillier @ 309.4292. Keller Williams Realty - Lake Charles. Each Office Independently Owned and Operated. /0705

$326,500 Iowa - 5831 South 40 Court: Custom 3/3 beauty with country feel but close to town! Open floor plan, cook’s dream kitchen with high end appliances, granite counters, island, custom cabinetry. Lower level with stained concrete, woodburning FP, dining with cypress wainscot. Bonus room above garage perfect to entertain, wired speakers inside and out, fully landscaped yard with sprinkler system. MLS #123541. Call Candace Devillier @ 309.4292. Keller Williams Realty - Lake Charles. Each Office Independently Owned and Operated. /0537

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Keller WilliaRealty - Lake Charles - 825 Ryan Street (2nd Floor), Lake Charles, LA 70601. 337.433.1171 Each office is independently owned and operated.

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Lake Charles - 1914 Enterprise Blvd: Cute 3 BR/2 BA Cottage Style Home in Central Lake Charles. Original Wood Flooring Throughout Most of Home, Cast Iron Fireplace, and Updated $115,900 Kitchen. MLS# 123090. Call Candace Devillier @ 337.309.4292 Keller Williams Realty Lake Charles. Each Office Independently Owned and Operated. /0441

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a major illness occurs such as diabetes, hypertension, acid reflux, poor skin and hair growth, bone deterioration, teeth and gum disease, an overall weakened immune system, morbid obesity, heart disease, kidney disease, and much more. As a Registered Nurse I can tell you first hand that these negative trends won’t “kill you” in the sense that you immediately fall over and pass away. The reality is more horrifying in most, if not all circumstances, when people don’t lose their unhealthy weight. What often occurs when you develop one or more of the before-mentioned illnesses is that they slowly break you down over the course of months and years – leading to an undesirable quality of life and devastating financial standing due to expensive medications, chronic hospital stays, and eventual excessive measures to preserve what health you still have. All this is avoidable if you simply seek help when you recognize your unhealthy weight gain.

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ealizing you’ve gained unhealthy weight is never fun. Most people arrive at that defining moment when they step on a scale for the first time in months and see a horrifying number staring back at them. For others, their weight hasn’t changed at all, but their favorite jeans don’t fit quite right anymore. And for the truly unfortunate ones, it’s a new illness that is discovered when you make your visit to the doctor. That’s the bad news…the good news is there is something you can do about it. The two roadblocks we all face when beginning our weight loss journey are the physical restrictions related to our actual weight, and the mental limitations related to fears and excuses in making adjustments to lifestyle. The excuses we give ourselves for not reaching our health goals are limitless – from demanding work schedules, balancing family time with personal goals, the thought that joining a gym is too expensive or gym workouts are too monotonous, a lack of local alternative food choices, and most popular, genetics. The first step over those roadblocks is to understand that you are not alone in this journey – we all have

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or will go through unwanted weight gain at one point, or more, in our lives. Better yet, you have experienced partners in health at your disposal who can turn those fears and excuses into results. Readers – it’s time for all of us to wise up about weight loss. It’s time to find the better, healthier version of ourselves. It’s time to learn about a couple of local businesses in the Lake Charles area that know a thing or two about healthy eating and exercising. This month we join Weight Wise and Performance Evolution to learn how they can set you on the right path to maximizing and maintaining your health goals. Let’s start with our greatest “love/hate” relationship – for convenience, let’s call this “Food.” It’s simple science. When you eat healthier…you feel better. When you eat unhealthily…you don’t feel so good. This may be one meal, but then you do it again the next day, and then the next. A few poor dietary decisions and you form a habit and that habit turns into weight gain, and that weight gain leads to depression and eventual apathy regarding your own health. This unhealthy cycle continues until JUNE 2013

Eating “healthier” is the obvious solution. But how many of us truly understand what we are consuming every meal. Many of us are neither trained dieticians nor trained to recognize false claims on products sold at stores.

A large majority of people today make simple and completely avoidable dietary mistakes when shopping or dining out. That is why owners of Weight Wise, Dr. Kathy Tracy and Amber Menard, start new clients off with an education on the basics of weight loss, most importantly, reading food labels. Providing simple tips and formulas, as well as teaching what “Red Flags” to avoid, helps you the consumer, recognize what you are putting into your body. Remember, you are the only buffer to what you eat and drink – and if you are a parent of a child – you are their only buffer. That is why Weight Wise also assists in meal planning based on your entire family – because without a solid support system at home, negative trends will most likely continue. Weight Wise also offers four separate clinics around Southwest Louisiana staffed with teams of knowledgeable professionals who can assist with dietary and general health questions, provide options for weight loss products and treatments, and simply serve as your resource when the best treatment is an open door and a soundboard for your concerns. With Weight Wise you get support, knowledge, and power. But most importantly…you get on the right path to health.


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Ok, so you’re eating healthier, reading food labels and even cutting out those sugary drinks. But your weight loss goals still seem like a distant dream. Here comes that simple and cruel science again. If you don’t burn calories – you won’t lose weight – no matter how well you eat. If Weight Wise is the tool to get you on the right path to dietary wellness, Performance Evolution is the resource that will get you running down that path at a pace you wouldn’t dream you were capable. Performance Evolution is not your standard “gym” – they implement a fun and variable system of physical fitness based on the combination of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), body toning, athletic explosion and core exercises – all of which are built on the foundation of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

Josh Quayhagen, the young and energetic owner of Performance Evolution, knows a thing or two about maximizing a person’s physical fitness in a short amount of time. Going 6-1 in his first seven fights of his Mixed Martial Arts professional career – Josh’s expertise on finding daily motivation, overcoming physical and mental roadblocks, and developing a healthy regimen of exercise and rest is an invaluable asset to his clients. Just as Weight Wise teaches you to read and decipher food labels to make healthier dietary choices, Performance Evolution’s knowledgeable staff of professionally-trained fighters and personal trainers can offer you free personal consultations, training and goal outlining, and nutritional guidance – all to maximize the work you are putting inside and outside the gym. And the best part, these aren’t just trainers – these are men and women with families, people who have other careers and challenges just like you – so you always have an

empathetic ear to voice concerns, and a community of like-minded people all looking to better themselves, and you, in mind and body. While the Performance Evolution building is located on 17th Street in Lake Charles, upon joining you will immediately learn that the world is your gym. Your membership is not just limited to their boxing ring, punching bags and mats, free weights and resistancetraining bands – you will also take your training outside the gym on scenic runs, outside sporting events, and other enjoyable activities that give you the opportunity to show off your improved physical fitness. Also available to you as a member of the Performance Evolution team is participating in informal local events like the Warrior Dash or step it up in more formal competitions all over the area. Performance Evolution classes include: Kid’s Karate and Sports Fitness, Body Toning and Ripping, Women’s SelfDefense, Adult Karate, MMA Striking and Wrestling, Muscle Building Circuits, Boxing and Kickboxing, Judo and Clinch, Jiu-Jitsu and Ground, and Athletic Explosion and Power Workouts. These allow members to change up their routine to challenge themselves in new ways and discover the true potential we all have within us. Looking to get your kids involved this summer in a proactive program – check out Performance Evolution’s FREE Summer Camp sponsored by “The Lake Charles’ PEaceful Warrior Program.” Young men and women, ages 11-17, are invited to come out starting in June. This program runs until schools start back. For more information on this and other Performance Evolution services, please contact “PE Gym” on Facebook or call 337.304.8227. At Performance Evolution, they say, “We can’t get you into the best shape of your life…but YOU CAN!” By Christian White - Contributions from Dr. Kathy Tracy, Amber Menard, and Josh Quayhagen JUNE 2013

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2013 32x66 Deer Valley Mandevilla: Strongest Builder in the industry! 3BR/2BA, 1980 sqft, windzone III, Energy Star insulation package, 2x6 exterior walls, 2x8 floor joists, 2x4 interior walls, 1/2� drywall, oak cabinets, Thermopayne windows, crown moulding, upgrade stainless appliances, fireplace, and glamour bath with ceramic tile shower. /0641

2013 Clayton Laredo 16x80: 3BR/2BA windzone II, 1178 sqft. Largest kitchen available in a single-wide with over 20 cabinets. Glamour bath, storm windows, OSB wrap construction, very open f loor plan, upgrade insulation makes this home very energy efficient. /0638

2013 Deer Valley Weeksbay 32x86: Largest doublewide with over 2500 Sq.Ft. living, 4 bedroom/3 bath, huge master suite, ceramic tile shower in master bathroom, stainless kitchen appliances, fireplace, and energy star insulation package. /0642

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JUNE 2013

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Le Chateau Apartments - 4404 Canal Street: Le Chateau Apartments wants you! Located conveniently in the heart of Lake Charles our 199 unit complex offers covered parking, outdoor pool, communitycentered clubhouse, and is pet-friendly with several pet stations located around our professionally-landscaped courtyards. Units offer washer/dryer connections, wheelchair accessibility, large closets, high-speed internet/cable/phones in every room, and covered balcony/patio areas. Rates for 1 Bed/Bath: $575 for 780 Sq.Ft. and $610 for 900 Sq.Ft. 2 Bed/Bath: $650 for 900 Sq.Ft. and $705 for 1200 Sq.Ft. 3 Bed/2 Bath: $815 for 1200 Sq.Ft. We offer 6 or 12 month lease terms. Bring in this classified to receive an additional 5% off. Must present Ad for Discount to apply. For more information on available units call Leasing Consultant Brian Pitre at 337.477.5214, email us at lechateauleasing@mmiprops.com or stop by our office today! /0657

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$250 MILITARY DISCOUNT On Your Purchase or Refinance Opened May- September 2013 For Active & Retired Military Personnel With Military ID & the Purchase of Owner’s Title Insurance Fred D. Houston, Sr., Marketing Representative 337.433.5350 or fhouston@mahonytitle.com

748 B AYOU P INES D RIVE , S UITE B, L AKE C HARLES , LA 70601 337.433.5350

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Ingle Safari Realty, LLC - 765 E. Bayou Pines Drive - Lake Charles, LA 70601 - 337.478.1601 - rentals@inglesafari.com

RENTALS

HOMES FOR RENT Lake Charles - 1043 Deesport #B, #C, and #D: 2BR/1.5BA units available in fourplex. 1000 sqft. Pets conditional. $600/ month, $300 deposit. Call Ingle Safari Realty @ 337.433.9898. /0711 Lake Charles - 1201 Meadow: 3BR/1BA house. Moss Bluff - 279 Victoria #13C: 2BR/1BA 1300 sqft. No pets. $700/ unit in fourplex. 950 sqft. month, $700 deposit. Call Pets Conditional. $600/ Ingle Safari Realty @ month, $600 deposit. Call 337.433.9898. /0707 Ingle Safari Realty @ Ragley - 190 White 337.433.9898. /0712 Oak: 3BR/2BA mobile Welsh - 301 W. South home. 1300 sqft. $800/ Street: Commercial month, $800 deposit. Building with 1184 sqft., Call Ingle Safari Realty @ furnished. $1450/month, 337.433.9898. /0708 $1450 deposit. Call Ingle Safari Realty @ Lake Charles - 1101 337.433.9898. /0713 Deesport: 1BR/1BA unit in fourplex. 800 sqft. Lake Charles - 518 Pets conditional. $525/ Belden: 3BR/2BA house. month, $525 deposit. Call 1300 sqft. No pets. $850/ Ingle Safari Realty @ month, $850 deposit. Call 337.433.9898. /0709 Ingle Safari Realty @ 337.433.9898. /0714 Moss Bluff - 217 W. Lake Charles - 1045 Deesport #B: 2BR/1.5BA unit in fourplex. 1000 sqft. Pets conditional. $600/ month, $300 deposit. Call Ingle Safari Realty @ 337.433.9898. /0706

Presidential: 5BR/5BA house. 2000+ sqft. Pets conditional. All bills paid. $3000/month, $3000 deposit. Call Ingle Safari Realty @ 337.433.9898. /0710

Moss Bluff - 1182 Musser Road: 3BR/2BA house. 1800 sqft. Pets conditional. $1600/ month, $1600 deposit. Call Ingle Safari Realty @ 337.433.9898. /0715 JUNE 2013


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