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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 eyecatching, full-color 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. You can go to to place your listing today or join us on Facebook to see how we are “Rethinking the Way We Buy and Sell.”

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Standard Text-Ad Package BASIC TEXT AD* / $10 • 3 lines of text (104 Characters) • Additional lines may be added to this package at a rate of $2/per line (36 characters/line) • Add online-only photos for $1.00 each. *Ads featuring HOMES FOR SALE or AUTOMOBILES valued at $600 or more require the purchase of a premium photo-ad package.

Premium Photo-Ad Packages STANDARD PICTURE AD / $20 • 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)

GOLD PICTURE AD / $40 • Full-color picture (1/8) + 5 lines of text (285 Characters) • Online ad includes 10 photos + 1400 characters of text • 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)

PLATINUM PICTURE AD: / $80 • 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 Cajun Classifieds home page under the “Featured” section • Featured Real Estate items may be chosen by Cajun Classifieds 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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Contents Cajun Classifieds | FEBRUARY 2013



P4 | CAJUN COUPONS See how we’re Rethinking the Way We Clip and Save. P5-7 | CAJUN CONNECTIONS In the local know—things to do, people to see, places to go! Featured Events, Events Schedule, & Exhibits.

u AUTOMOTIVE 8 | Cars/Trucks/SUVs 8 | Parts/Access/Misc 8 | Marine 8-9 | RVs

P18-19 | ALL THINGS MARDI GRAS SWLA’s Mardi Gras Heritage, Events Schedule, and Fun Facts!

u EMPLOYMENT 10 | Work Wanted

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Deadline for Submission of Listings and Business ads for March Issue: 2.21.13 Office Phone 337.965.0303 Office Fax 1.888.519.2438

Mailing Address One Lakeshore Drive Suite 135 Lake Charles, LA 70629 Office Hours Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

FEATURES 4 | Cajun Coupons 5-7 | Cajun Connections 18-19 | All Things Mardi Gras!

MERCHANDISE 10 | Furniture 10 | Electronics 11 | Sporting Goods 11 | Lawn/Farm 12-13 | Miscellaneous

u REAL 14-22 | 15 | 17 |

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u RENTAL PROPERTY 17 | Homes for Rent

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

Fusion Five’s End of the Human Race February 16 (First wave starts at 9am)


he end of the human race is near! On Saturday, February 16, Fusion Five will host the End of the Human Race Zombie Run. Zombies and the survivors will battle it out in Roanoke, LA for Fusion Five’s first annual fundraiser. Fusion Five was created as a way for young professionals to band together, taking leadership roles in Southwest Louisiana as a way to improve awareness, stimulate involvement and create meaningful relationships with other professionals in the area. To help support this cause, register to be a zombie or a runner and celebrate your survival at the Brain Bash, where there will be food, beverages and music provided by The Lochness Mobsters. Visit for registration and more information, or like them on Facebook!




In the local know—things to do, people to see, places to go! SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA

FEATURED EVENTS MARDI GRAS • See Page 18-19 for our Mardi Gras Section! THE CARIBBEAN COVE’S MUSIC FEST • February 8th-11th Location: The Caribbean Cove @ Isle of Capri Casino. Times: Fri: 5pm-2am, Sat: 4pm-1am, Sun: 3pmMidnight, Mon: 8pmMidnight. Admission: Free Notes: Four Days of FREE Live Entertainment! Open to public 21 and up. VALENTINE’S DAY • February 14th Buy roses for that special someone. Don’t have a special someone? Buy yourself a drink. Don’t drink? Prepare yourself for a rough night. 28TH ANNUAL CENTRAL GULF COAST BOAT, SPORT & RV SHOW • February 15th-17th Location: Lake Charles Civic Center Times: Fri: 1-8pm, Sat: 10am-8pm, Sun: 11am5pm. Admission: Adults: $7, Children ages 6-12: $2, Under 6: Free. Notes: Friday Night is Family Night - All children 12 and under admitted free with adult and get to fish once for free at the Fish-ORama Trout Pond!


FUSION FIVE’S END OF THE HUMAN RACE ZOMBIE RUN! • February 16th Location: Roanoke, LA Time: First wave of runners starts at 9am, last wave @ 10:45am. Admission: Registration is $55 for runners, $25 for zombies. Notes: Fusion Five’s first annual zombie run fundraiser. Visit VFA VENGEANCE 1 MMA • February 16th Location: Lake Charles Civic Center Rosa Hart Theater Time: 7:00pm MSU MEN’S BASKETBALL • February 19th MSU vs. Southeastern Louisiana University @ Burton Coliseum, 7:30pm • February 28th MSU vs Oral Roberts University @ Burton Coliseum, 7:30pm • March 2nd MSU vs University of Central Arkansas @ Burton Coliseum, 3:00pm MSU SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT • February 21st McNeese State University Performing Arts Theater Time: 7:30pm Notes: For more info, Call 475.5428 or email


ALMOST, MAINE • February 20th-24th Location: McNeese State University Performing Arts Theater Times: Feb 20th-23rd @ 7:30am, Feb 24th @ 2:00pm. Notes: “Almost, Maine,” is a romantic comedy that takes a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance throughout Love’s journey. Call 475.5428 for additional information or email adacoordinator@ DISNEY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY SCHOOL PERFORMANCE • February 21st-24th Location: Central School

Arts and Humanities Center. Times: Thursday 10am (School Performance) FriSat 7:30pm, Sun 3:00pm. Admission: 12 & Under: $13; 13 & Older: $15. FENCES • February 23rd-March 10 Location: Lake Charles Little Theater. Times: Please visit for specific dates and times Admission: For ticket information, please visit Notes: This sensational drama won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play in 1987 and the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2010.

15TH ANNUAL “CONNECTIONS COUNT!” CONFERENCE • February 27th-28th Location: L’Auberge Casino Resort Times: Visit for details on event schedule. Admission: Registration fee is $200. Fee covers two lunches, snacks during breaks, workshops, and CEUs for qualifying participants. Notes: Join professionals

and practitioners from the four corners of Louisiana and beyond as we connect to expand, enhance, and share our knowledge and expertise for the benefit of children, youth, and families in our collective communities. Speakers from California, Georgia, and Texas, as well as local speakers delivering interesting and exciting information. Attendees marked it as one of the best conferences they have ever attended. Visit



Cash and Carry Farmer’s Market Location: Historic Cash and Carry Building; 801 Enterprise, Lake Charles Time: Tuesdays, 4-6pm The Caribbean Cove Live Entertainment Location: The Caribbean Cove @ Isle of Capri Casino Time: Wed-Sat, 8pmmidnight. Pueblo to Pueblo Location: Lake Charles 1911 Historic City Hall March 15-May 25th Time: Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm, Sat, 10am-2pm. Visitors will be introduced to styles of Pueblo pottery. Admission: Free Cajun French Music Association Jam & Dance Location: CMFA Facility, 3481 E. Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles. Recurring monthly on the first Friday. 50 Greatest Photos by National Geographic Location: Lake Charles 1911 Historic City Hall Now through April 13th. Times: M-F 10am-5pm, Sat, 10am-2pm. Admission: Free

Musician’s Open Mic Night Location: Luna Live, Downtown Lake Charles Time: Recurring weekly on Monday Gallery of Fine Wine & Spirits Weekly Tasting Location: 429 Ryan St, Lake Charles Time: Thursdays, 6pm Friday Nite Live Music Location: Cigar Club, Lake Charles Time: Recurring Weekly on Fridays, 9pm Admission: Free Club 7 Radio Location: Cowboys Night Club Time: Recurring weekly on Fridays Admission: $8 Charlestown Farmer’s Market Location: Behind 1911 Historic City Hall, Lake Charles Time: Saturdays, 8am-noon. Otis & Henry’s Live Entertainment Location: Otis & Henry’s @ Isle of Capri Casino Time: Thursdays and Fridays 6-9pm.

Cajun Connections Events Provided by Lake Charles/SWLA Convention and Visitors Bureau. All events subject to change. FEBRUARY 2013


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AUTOMOTIVE / CARS / TRUCKS / SUVs 1998 Chevrolet Corvette: Targa Top. Excellent Shape - Garage Kept. Only 95,000 Miles. Additional Photos Online at $13,900 Bobby LaFleur Auto Sales - Call Anytime: 337.526.1111. /0484


2006 Hummer H2 - Truck: Leather Roof, Heated Seats. One Owner - NonSmoker. Only 63,000 miles. Asking $29,000. Additional Photos Online. Bobby LaFleur Auto Sales - Call Anytime: 526.1111. /0485



1986 Prevost Lady Liberty XL 40 Foot: 175,000 Miles. Detroit Diesel Engine. Interior in excellent condition. Asking $55,000. Price is Negotiable. More photos online. Call Ricky @ 540.9527. /0357




$6900 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche: Excellent Condition - Garage Kept. Asking $6,900. Bobby LaFleur Auto Sales - Call Anytime: 337.526.1111. /0487

2002 Cadillac Deville: Pearl White. Only 54,000 - Great Condition. Asking $8,900. Bobby LaFleur Auto Sales - Call Anytime: 337.526.1111. /0486



2008 G3 Pontoon LX 22C: Yamaha 115HP motor w/ ~100 hrs. Dual axle trailer. AM/FM/CD player w/ Ipod input. Change room, Bimini top, boat cover, stainless prop. fish finder. Call 337.794.3778. /0352


$1500 2012 Dodge Ram Factory Rims and Tires: Only 5200 miles. $1500 OBO. For more information, call Wade @ 337.499.6085. /0493 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Mirrors: Passenger and Driver Side Mirrors. Fits other models. Excellent condition - we simply purchased larger ones. Connections for mirror power and heating intact. Asking $100. Call/Text 337.526.0944. /0251

$400 Toyota Tundra Bed Cover: Fits 05-06. Silver color. Asking $400 OBO. Call/Text Debbie @ 337.302.3324 for more information. /0481


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Grey Wolf HalfTon Towable 5th Wheel: Demo Model. Includes Double-slide (Both In Rear) giving the Unit an 11’ Rear Width. Queen Bed in Front. Sleeps REDUCED PRICE! $16,900 $15,900 6. Demo Model Comes With Full Warranties. Now Clearance Priced at $15,900! Come By R. Alan Kite, LLC or Call Us Today! 337.855.6994. /0202

2013 XLR HyperLite: Hyperlite Bumper Pull Toy Hauler With a Slide Option. An Aluminum Frame and Fiberglass Exterior Makes This the Perfect Weight for CALL FOR PRICE Most 1/2 Ton Vehicles! Also Includes Marine Grade Plywood 3/4” Flooring and Block Foam Insulation. Come By or Call Us Today! 337.855.6994. /0199

2013 R-Pod: (Tailgater Special) Introducing the ALL NEW R-POD! Weight Range from 2200-2800 lbs. 4-Cylinder Towable and Ultra-Lite Design. CALL FOR PRICE Independent Suspension and AllAluminum Framing. Optional Outside Kitchen Equipped with Large Sink Basin, Grill, TV, and Versa Track Storage Shelving. Come By or Call Us Today! 337.855.6994. /0196

2013 Sandpiper: Introducing Our Newest Line: SANDPIPER. Luxurious Fifth Wheels at an Affordable Price! This Exciting New Series Offers You All of the CALL FOR PRICE Comfort and Quality You Have Come to Expect From Traditional Sandpiper Products Combined With Lower Tow Weights. Come By or Call Us Today! 337.855.6994. /0197

2013 Surveyor Sport & Surveyor Select: The True, Super Lightweight Travel Trailers. The Surveyors Utilize Construction Techniques That CALL FOR PRICE Greatly Reduce Weight While Still Providing Durability and Strength. Name Brand Appliances, Very Durable and Attractive! Come By or Call Us Today! 337.855.6994. /0200 & 0201

2013 XLR Thunderbolt: Nothing Catches Your Attention Like a Thunderbolt. This 5th Wheel Toy Hauler Comes Fully Loaded and Can CALL FOR PRICE Be Yours Today! Call 337.855.6994 or Come By R. Alan Kite, LLC in Moss Bluff for More Information. /0198


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WORK WANTED Affordable Plumbing and Refinishing: License 6125. Senior Citizen Discount, Remodels, Sewer Cleaning, Tub, Tile, Reglazing. 3080 Colors To Choose From. Call 337.589.7323 for additional information. /0208 Private Tutoring: Kelly White Allain, M.Ed. Private Tutor for All Grades/Subjects with Flexible Hours/Hourly Rates. Call 842-8020. /0223

Custom Performance Computers: Built to your specifications and budget. From intense gaming to graphical design - we build it for you! Want to learn how we do it? Watch us build it right in front of you at our office or your home. Email customPPC@ /0494 ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE FOR ONLY $10/MTH CALL 337.965.0303





Bose 201 Series III Speakers: Moved and have no room for these speakers anymore. 10W-120W/ CH. Their wish is to coexist with an owner that will let them make sounds. Please help them. Text 304.2704. /0447 Mino HD Flip Hand Camcorder: Black. Very Handy and Easy to Store. Hooks Up Easily to your Computer’s USB port for Easy Storage of Video and Picture Files. One Owner - Great Condition. Asking $75 or best offer. For additional information, Call/Text 802.3576. /0317



Samsung 42” DLP HDTV: Brand new lamp, works great. $300 OBO. Please Call 337.304.3397. /0430

$475 $80 Nintendo DS: XL Super Mario 25th Anniversary Edition for Sale! Text Me if Interested. 802.3576. /0400



Washboard Magazine Rack: 18” tall x approx 9 1/2”. This cool magazine rack is a custom built piece made out of vintage washboards and would be a great piece for any room! $40. Email for additional information. More photos online. /0383

Antique Duncan Phyfe: Dropleaf pedestal table and 4 chairs. Asking $450 or best offer. Additional photos online. Email Mgaylewhite@ or call/ text 337.515.1252 for additional information. /0361

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Solid Wood Table With 6 Chairs: Great condition. Table is shown with leaf. Purchased from Barewood Furniture. Asking $475. Call 337.429.6647 for additional information. /0429

$250 2 Piece Leather Furniture Set: Bradington-Young Seven Seas Collection. Real leather. Great condition. Set originally cost $1000. Email for more information. /0432

3-Leg Cow Lamp: When a Taxidermist and Electrician Meet! Pictures Appear on Shade When Lamp Turned On. This is a Must Have for Your ManCave, Bachelor Pad, or Hunting Camp. Get a Leg Up on the Other Guys! $60. Call 802.2848 for additional information. /0394 $60

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$450 Springfield 1863 58 Caliber Black Powder Rifle: Muzzle-loader. Navy Arms Co. Stock and barrel in overall good condition - with some very mild rusting to the barrel. Purchaser also receives caps, Civil War era reproduction powder horn, cap case that fits on belt, and also a leather reproduction over-the-shoulder Civil War era carrying sack. All for $450. Email for more information. /0460

Condition and Ready to Shoot! Stamped with two war eagles on stock. Purchase comes with pistol, clip, and black holster (More Photos Online). Email steven_ for additional information. /0462 Camelbak Hydration Pack: Excellent condition. Black/ gray without bladder. 2 zippered pouches. Reflectors for night runs and rides. $15. Call/Text: 802.2848. /0435

$225 Uberti Navy Single Action Colt Percussion Revolver: Serial Number: 126711. The revolver is marked on the top of its barrel with: “Uberti USA, Lakeville, CT.” Cylinder has naval battle scene and words “Engraved 13 May 1843,” “Engraved By W.L. Uirnslly, New York”. Email /0461 Bike Rack: Allen Sports. Fits on just about any car. Holds up to 4 bikes. Asking $30. Call/Text: 8022848. /0345



Ping G15 Irons: 4 through Pitching Wedge. Black Dot. Regular flex. Used only four times - twice on range and twice on the course. Hunt and fish too much and don’t have time to pick up the new hobby...but you can! Asking $350 OBO for all. Call/Text $295 337.581.2710. /0360 Walther P1 Kal 9mm: Great

PETS/LIVESTOCK $400 7mm Rem. Mag. Vanguard Rifle by Weatherby: Outfitted with bolt-action and fitted Redfield Lo-Pro Scope. Used - Stock and Barrel in good condition. Leather padded strap. Asking $400. Email steven_ /0464

Remington 11-87 “Special Purpose” 12 Gauge Shotgun: 3” Chamber-loading. 28” Barrel. Bead Sight. Some scratches to stock though otherwise in very good condition. $245. Email steven_djr@ for more information. /0463


Troy Bilt Lawn Edger: W158 cc, 4-cycle gas edger. New blade. Adjust to multiple height. Multiple cutting positions to choose from. Asking $180. Call 337.526.9304 for additional information. /0475 $180

$300 / $400 American Eskimo and Keeshond Mix Puppies: 3 girls, 2 boys. Mom is smoke colored, dad is white (see insert!). Females are $400, males are $300. Contact April Carrell @ 337.370.4927. /0444

Lucy is 5. She is a well mannered, laid back, mellow girl who is house and crate trained. Does well with children. More info @ /0427 FEBRUARY 2013

Millie is a 4 year old fawn boxer girl. She is fun, does well with children and is crate trained. More information @ /0426




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$160 Civil War Chromolithograph: Kurz & Allison of “The Fort Pillow Massacre” which took place April 12, 1864. Frame and Glazed: 21.5 x 27.5. Email blanco311@yahoo. com. /0384

Antique Wooden Ship Pulley: This huge, heavy nautical piece looks great on any office desk, bookshelf, or in a boathouse. Great condition - still functions. /0437

$100 Authentic Christian Dior Sandals: New in Box - Never Worn. Size 36 EUR (Size 6). Retails over $500. Call/Text 405.8241. /0368

$40 Cast Bronze Relief Plaque of General Ulysses S. Grant: Signed, 1885. Height 9.5”. Email /0389

$140 Eugene Marioton Plaster Sculpture with Bronze Finish: Comes with matching pedestal. Sculpture alone measures 21w x 9d x 31.5h. Stamped: “Eug Marioton” along with “Austin Prod, Inc 1983” at base. Full picture online. Contact /0458 Jim Beam Collector Bottle: Labeled “100 Years of Progress. Laramie, Wyoming. Centennial Jubilee. 1868/1968.” 11” tall. Great showpiece for a kitchen or bar. Photos online. $35. /0380 Mounted Steer Skull: On Barn Wood. Very Nicely Done! $40. Call/Text 802.2848. /0395



Signed O/B Still Life Table Setting of Fruit: Dated Mid 20th Century. This very attractive artwork has been placed in a gold leaf deep well frame. Signature of L. Arnstead noted on back from framing gallery. Image 11’’ x 14’’, frame 15’’ x 18’’. Email blanco311@ for details. /0381

Cast Aluminum Hand Painted Figurines: Each ~9.5” tall. Includes Davy Crockett, Johnny Rebel, Doc Holiday, Geronimo. Email blanco311@ /0401, 0402, 0403, 0404.

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$350 U-Turn 8 Slot Candy Vending Machines: Start Your Own Business! U-Turn 8 Slot Candy Vending Machines. All in Great Condition. $350/each. 7 Total Machines for Sale. Call Virginia @ 513.7618. /0490

$40 Vintage Litho of Dry Sack Sherry: Measures 14”x18”. Great for a wet-bar or social room. Bottom says “Sherry Sir?” Call/Text 802.2848. /0405 Painting of two 18th Century men on horseback riding outside town: Captured in a wood frame. Photos online. 14”x12”. $35. /0459 Pritchard/Strong Company Railroad Lantern: 1900’s. Antique - great condition. Measures 8” Round x 14”. $60. /0376 Sierra Bullets Display Board: Vintage Bullet Display Board - Great Showpiece for Hunting Camp or Man-Cave. 7 tips missing. $20. 802.2848 /0393

$20 Each, $50 for all

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Antique Brass Rayo-Pony Lantern: 1908. Cold blast. A great edition to any porch or mantle. Similar models selling online for $120-150. Yours for $60. Call/text 802.2848. /0375 Antique L/W Tubular Brass Lantern: 6” x 11”. Circa 1900’s. $60. For more info, /0392

Vintage Red Globe City of Stockton Oil Street Lamp: Great display piece in any room! Call/Text 802.2848. /0396 Antique Marine Signal Lantern: Polished metal base and top. History unknown. Glass in excellent condition. Photos online. $35 Call/Text 337.802.2848 /0399


Vintage Fiberglass Fireman’s Helmet: Patch denotes the Orbisonia-Rockhill Fire Dept in Pennsylvania. $80. /0387

Takamine Guitar - EG523sc: 6 string - with case. Call/Text: 337.513.8507. /0422



Vintage Cairns Painted Aluminum Fireman’s Helmet: White with Red “C” on Badge. Great showpiece for your home/office or gift! $100. /0382 Assorted Cairns Leather Fireman’s Patches: Eight total. $100 for all! Email /390 Fender Jaguar Special HH Guitar: With case. $600. Call 513.8507. /0419

Seven Piece Decanter Set: European Cut Crystal. One decanter with six matching glasses. Celebrate in style! Email to set up a time to meet. /0391

Fender Blues DeVille “212” Amp: Late 90’s model. $500. Call/Text: 337.513.8507. /0424

2010 Taylor 814ce Guitar: Comes with hard case. Like new. $2500. Call 337.513.8507 for additional information. /0420

Yamaha G-65A Guitar: Guitar Body in Good Condition. Needs new strings. $110. Contact 337.764.3724. /0457

Takamine Guitar - EG5235c: 12 string - with case. $500. Call/Text: 337.513.8507 for additional information. /0423


$1000 Vintage 1979 - Ibanez Musician: Mint - neck through with original hard case. Call/ Text: 337.513.8507. /0421

“Tiger Mardi Gras” 11 x 14 Watercolor Print by artist Susan L. Hebert of Dream in Color, LLC: This and other artwork can be found at LeBleu’s Landing (Henning Dr. in Sulphur), Louisiana Market (Hodges St. in Lake Charles), and Harrington Gallery (Tamarack St. in Sulphur). You can also view more work @ and on Facebook. Asking $30. /0450 FEBRUARY 2013

$30 “Burlesque” 11 x 14 Watercolor by artist Susan L. Hebert of Dream in Color, LLC: This and other artwork can be found at LeBleu’s Landing (Henning Dr. in Sulphur), Louisiana Market (Hodges St. in Lake Charles), and Harrington Gallery (Tamarack St. in Sulphur). You can also view more work @ and on Facebook. Asking $30. /0449


Vintage (8 Panel) Fiberglass Fireman’s Helmet: Badge notes “Alexanoria” & “VFD.” A great piece to showcase in an office or den. Email blanco311@ /0388

$125 George Rodrigue print titled, “Sour Crude-Resid Conversion - Lake Charles Refinery 1983”: Measures: 27” x 31” in wood frame. Timely for Lake Charles Area. Autographed twice by Rodrigue. Blanco311@ /0451


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HOMES FOR SALE Castle Real Estate, Inc - 3519 Patrick Street, Suite 255, Lake Charles, LA 70605. 337.480.6555

Lake Charles - 4705 DeSoto Street: 3BR/2BA home near MSU and Stadium! New electrical, plumbing, AC system, energy efficient windows, new doors, light fixtures and flooring. Remodeled kitchen $147,500 features granite, tumbled marble, new cabinets and tile floors. Gas range plus built-in microwave. Stacked washer and dryer maximize space in the laundry room. MLS# 123200. Call/Text Amanda Cox at 337.965.0057 for more info. /0480

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Lake Charles - 800 W. Claude Street: Move-in ready 4BR/3BA home in quiet neighborhood. The flow between living, dining & kitchen is great for entertaining. Enjoy the vast sun-room and abundant $189,900 storage. Laminate floors throughout with wood burning FP. The 4th bedroom works well as an additional master, large office, or media room w/ attached bath. MLS# 123017. Call/Text Amanda Cox at 337.965.0057. /0467

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$249,900 Welsh - 19425 Rostrom Road: Finally some peace and quiet! This precious 3/2 country home has been completely renovated from top to bottom with $134,900 an effective age of 3-5 years. Open floor plan with nice size bedrooms all on a large 1 acre lot. MLS# 119172. Call Jody Guidry @ 513.5148 or Donna Reed @ 438-3357. /0468

Lake Charles - 2136 LaCache Drive: Beautiful 3BR/2BA French home in LaFitte Landing near Lakeshore Drive and the Downtown area. Open floor plan is great for entertaining. Large kitchen has tons of cabinets with breakfast area and bar, granite countertops, and stainless appliances. Large master bedroom and bathroom. Master bath features corner tub, separate shower, granite countertops, and double sinks. Other upgrades include tall ceilings, quality fixtures and wood flooring, custom gas burning fireplace, prewired for speaker system, 2 car garage & widened driveway. Extremely well-kept home in great location and neighborhood. Call 302.2155. /0489

Lake Charles - 309 W. College Street: Prime Commercial Property! Perfect for retail, store front or office building, This property has 172 feet of road $400,000 frontage off of College street between Ryan and Lake streets. MLS# 122043. For more info about these two commercial lots, call Jody Guidry @ 513.5148 or Donna Reed @ 438-3357. /0471

617 Hawkins Street: New construction 3BR/2BA with carport. 1500 SqFt Living. 1892 SqFt Total. All stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, energy $156,000 efficient. A 10 x 12 outside workship/storage building also included. For more information, call 337.515.5349. /0488


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


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Ingle Safari Realty, LLC - 1200 E. McNeese St. #B - Lake Charles, LA 70607 - 337-478-1601 -




Lake Charles - 4210 Beau Chene Drive: Stunning custom builder’s home. 4BR/3.5BA. Kitchen with custom cabinetry, triple sink, granite countertops. Living room boasts 18’ ceilings with $515,000 triple and double stacked crown molding, built-ins. Large master suite w/tray ceilings, Jacuzzi tub, separate shower, large walk-in closet. Bonus study/gameroom upstairs and office w/built-ins. MLS# 121742. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0124

Moss Bluff - 1752 S. Perkins Ferry Road: Beautiful 3BR/4BA home on west fork of Calcasieu River with picturesque views from front and back of home. 80 of water frontage $420,000 feet with deck, boat slip and boathouse with lift. 3 huge master-sized suites with attached bathrooms. Lots of custom cabinets in kitchen, eat in bar. Double-sided fireplace between living and dining. MLS# 121986. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0188 Lake Charles - 3142 Lark Lane: 5BR/3BA home on large corner lot. Grand foyer with 20 ft ceilings, formal living and dining, media room upstairs. Master suite with Jacuzzi and separate $365,000 shower, walk-in closets. Additional 2 bedroom mother-in-law quarters, 3 car garage plus additional RV storage, intercom, central vacuum system. MLS# 120862. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0123

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$245,000 Moss Bluff - 963 Chapel Lane: Spacious and elegant 4BR/3BA home in restricted neighborhood. Fenced in yard, covered boat storage on slab and extra storage building. MLS# 121108. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0185

$184,900 Moss Bluff - 218 Cob Circle: Very nice 3BR/2BA updated home on acre lot. Updated kitchen with antiquated cabinets. Huge yard with 24x32 insulated shop with heat/AC. MLS# 121924. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0476

$179,900 Iowa - 16265 Cheyenne Drive: 3BR/2BA builder’s home. Stained concrete floors, eat-in kitchen, custom cabinetry, brick island, MBA w/ double vanities, jetted tub, separate shower. MLS# 121957. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0266

$182,500 Moss Bluff - 3190 N Perkins Ferry Road: 6 Year old 3BR/2BA home. Large bedrooms. MBA with Jacuzzi and oversized walk-in closet. Ceramic and Wood Floors. MLS# 123038. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0474

$179,900 Lake Charles - 675 Lakewood Street: Very nice end-unit 3BR/2BA townhome in desireable community with pool & clubhouse. Living w/ 17’ vaulted ceiling, FP. Wood floors, granite countertops. MLS# 120917. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0477

$285,000 Westlake - 132 Villa Drive: Stunning views from this 3BR/2BA Calcasieu Riverfront home. Waterfront on both sides. Bonus room. Open floorplan. Property has bulkhead and lots of wood decks. Hot tub remains. MLS# 117302. Call Robbie @ 337.304.0481. /0190

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Westlake - Bagdad Road: Great waterfront property on navigable canal that leads to the Calcasieu River. Servitude for use of canal. Corps of Engineers permit good through 2/14. More land $130,000 available if desired. Buyer to obtain own survey and use seller’s closing attorney. Restrictions and utilities that affect subject property must be verified by purchaser. MLS# 121383. Call Petey Miles @ 337.274.2650 /0479 Lake Charles - 1721 Whispering Woods Drive: This lovely 3BR/3BA home features an awesome location with all new interior design. Spacious modern living area with a fireplace and shelves. Kitchen $185,000 book features travertine tiled countertops, newer appliances and recently painted cabinetry. Garage has been transformed into a heated and cooled workshop. In the backyard is a very large gunite pool that will need renovation. MLS# 123093 Call Twila @ 337.912.9913. /0478

Starks - 11538 HWY 109: Impress your guest with this high end, 4BR/3BA elegant country cypress and stone secluded home on 20 acres! Ideal layout for a corporate retreat, 1,550,000 highly selective ranch, or hunting lodge worthy of a famous country music star! Spectacular views of the rolling landscape, stocked ponds and timberland. Distinction and quality throughout. MLS# 123040. For additional information, call Justin Babineaux at 337.540.4041. /0295



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Lake Charles - 2618 Hodges Street: 3BR/2BA home with nice yard. $1100/$1100. Available now. Call Ashley Matte with Ingle Safari Realty, LLC @ 337.540.5808. /0482

Moss Bluff - 244 Victoria Drive: Spacious 2BR/1BA duplex. Pets are conditional. Available Now. $575/$575. Call Ashley Matte with Ingle Safari Realty, LLC @ 337.540.5808. /0483


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17 FEBRUARY 2013

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE MASKS Southwest Louisiana’s Mardi Gras Heritage


ardi Gras, two words that speak a thousand. A day’s worth of celebration that demands an entire month of festivities. Through the evolution of this annual celebration, Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday, has taken the historical parade route that began in medieval Europe – passing through Italy in the 17th century to the French House of the Bourbons – and from there, the traditional revelry of “Boeuf Gras,” or fatted calf, followed France here to the Gulf Coast states. In Southwest Louisiana, Mardi Gras’ French influence is as rich as our gumbo, sprinkled with the zest of Africa by way of the Caribbean Islands, spiced just right with Latin American traditions passed down from of our heavy Spanish heritage, and made even more potent from the additions of new traditions formed every generation, every year. To me, it is that intertwining thread of history and heritage that makes Mardi Gras as symbolically strong as any other celebration. It is a celebration of human life…a celebration for all the different parts that make us unique! And that is what makes the next twist so important in educating ourselves to Mardi Gras’ symbolic acts of peace and goodwill. Mardi Gras, mixed with all of our influences, is defined by a single act of anonymity – putting on a mask. And now, putting on your disguise, you become a symbol of the celebration, and no matter your race, gender, wealth – you become one with the parade and the community. And for that moment, however brief, a kind act – laced in tradition and completely anonymous – is shared between two people…a token of prosperity in the form of beads or a doubloon is offered. That moment and the magic it presents is the true reason why Mardi Gras has become so defining of the good people here in Southwest Louisiana. No longer judged for their exterior, but for their generousity, Mardi Gras participants enjoy the act of Charity. And despite the loss of conscious connection to Ash Wednesday and the 40 days of the Lenten season – a good and decent act is still committed and the true point of both Christianity and Mardi Gras delivered. So let your shouts be loud this Mardi Gras, let your throws be strong, and let your acts of goodwill inspire others to follow you in a long parade line. Because life is uncertain, and beautiful. We must celebrate each other for what our pasts bring to the present and to the future. Because once the parade ends…the masks come off. This year, try to pretend they didn’t. ­–Christian White


February 5th • Krewe of the Golden Years @ Lake Charles Civic Center, 9am-2pm • Senior citizens who have passed down Mardi Gras traditions celebrate the season with food and a Mardi Gras ball. Free to seniors 60 and up. ▉

Friday, February 8 • Merchant’s Parade: Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles, 7 p.m. ▉

Saturday, February 9 • Carlyss Mardi Gras Trail Ride Begins and ends at West Cal Arena in Sulphur. Line up at 6am, starts at 8:30am. Admission fee for trail riders is $5. • World Famous Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-off @ Lake Charles Civic Center, 8am-2pm You will not want to miss this taste-from-every-pot event or the live, hot Southern and Cajun music that comes along with it. Admission is $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. • Krewe of Omega Parade: Downtown Lake Charles, 2 p.m. • Krewe of Barkus Parade @ Lake Charles Civic Center, 3pm; Fantastically disguised canines parade in full Mardi Gras attire, all vying for the title of “Mystical Dog.” Entry fee applies.

• Zydeco Dance @ Lake Charles Civic Center, 3-5pm Live bands playing Mambo and Zydeco. • Krewe of Cosmos Presentation @ Sulphur High School Auditorium, 6:30pm The Krewe of Cosmos presents their royal court in style with skits, songs and more. • Krewe of Illusions @ Lake Charles Civic Center, 7:30pm Celebrate Mardi Gras with the 24th annual presentation of the Krewe of Illusions. Tickets are $30 for orchestra (formal attire required). $18 for balcony reserved seating and $15 for standard balcony seating (casual attire). ▉

Sunday, February 10 • Taste de la Louisiane @ Lake Charles Civic Center, 11am2pm; Pots and pots of all-youcan-eat traditional Louisiana cuisine for a $7 admission fee. • Children’s Day @ Lake Charles Civic Center, Noon3pm; Old-time Louisiana culture, arts and crafts, Mardi Gras music and magic. An education station complete with safety and health information. • Children’s Parade: DowntownMidtown Lake Charles, 3:30pm; A purple, green and gold parade for the young and young at heart. • Lighted Boat Parade @ Lake Charles Civic Center, 7pm Be dazzled by the glowing boat parade on shimmering Lake Charles.

Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”) or Shrove Tuesday, is the last day of feasting before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.


Monday, February 11 • Sulphur Mardi Gras Parade, 11am • Royal Gala @ Lake Charles Civic Center, 7pm The Cinderella moment of the season features the 2013 courts of more than 50 krewes with kings, queens, royal dukes and duchesses, captains, courtesans and jesters. Tickets are $5 in advance, or $6 at the door. Children 5 and under are admitted for free.

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The average Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras costume weighs more than 50 pounds. The construction of most Southwest Louisiana costumes begins as early as the day after Mardi Gras. Most of the caps that you see on the costumewearers began as a simple piece of aluminum foil. That Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras is the second largest in the state behind New Orleans. That there are more than 50 krewes involved with Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras. That the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu contains the largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes in the world. Cajun Mardi Gras costumes are often made of shirts and pants that feature large, colorful fringes.

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The tall, pointy hats typically seen at a Cajun Mardi Gras celebration are called “capuchons” and are meant to parody the headdresses of France’s noble ladies. One of the earliest recorded Mardi Gras celebrations believed to have taken place in Southwest Louisiana was on Tuesday, February 21, 1882. The first Miss Mardi Gras of Imperial Calcasieu was crowned in 1983 and the title went to Miss Christine Marie Campbell. The Royal Gala held on Lundi Gras each year is the only event in the state that allows the public to see the Krewe’s Royal Courts in costume. –Events and Facts Provided by the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau. Events Subject to Change.

FAT TUESDAY, February 12 • Iowa Chicken Run @ Knights of Columbus Hall, 10am Ride a float, catch a chicken and finish with some gumbo and live music for a toe-tapping good time. Admission $8 in advance and $10 at the door for adults. • Motorcycles, Hot Rods and Classics Parade DowntownMidtown Lake Charles, Noon • Krewe of Krewes’ Parade: Downtown-Midtown Lake Charles, 5pm; Hundreds of elaborate krewe floats, costumes, beads and more wind through the city in the culmination of the Fat Tuesday celebration.



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Lake Charles - 2306 LaCache Drive: Breathtaking 3BR/2BA home with pool near Lakeshore Drive and proposed development by the port. Cherry hardwood $249,900 and travertine floors throughout. Kitchen w/ granite, an island, and bar. MLS#123178. Call Nikki Pruitt @ 337.302.7994. Keller Williams Realty - Lake Charles. Each Office Independently Owned and Operated. /0492

Sulphur - 214 N. Stanford Street: Adorable 2BR/2BA home on large lot with many beautiful trees. Fantastic hardwood floor. Many creative and innovative $84,900 details throughout. Back room could be used as 3rd bedroom. All appliances stay. MLS# 122457. Call Nikki Pruitt @ 337.302.7994. Keller Williams Realty - Lake Charles. Each Office Independently Owned and Operated. /0491



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Kinder - 221 11th Street: Investors Special...Cottage Style home in Kinder centrally located. 3BR/1.5 BA. Hardwood floors throughout most of home. Great Rental History. Home Sold AS IS. No repairs will be done. Don’t $52,000 let this one slip away! MLS# 122616. Call Candace Devillier @ 337.309.4292 for a showing. Keller Williams Realty - Lake Charles. Each Office Independently Owned and Operated. /0310

Lake Charles - 2682 Princess Avenue: A Rare Find In Southeast Lake Charles. One-owner 3/2 home nested on a 2 acre corner lot. Pride of ownership shows in this one! Flood Zone X. Barn on property - so bring your horses! Pecan and Fig Trees. MLS# 122283. Call Candace Devillier @ 337.309.4292. Keller Williams Realty - Lake Charles. Each Office Independently Owned and Operated. /0256


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$120,000 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 Wood Burning Fireplace, and Updated Kitchen with Brick Paver Floor. MLS# 123090. Call Candace Devillier @ 337.309.4292 today for more information. Keller Williams Realty - Lake Charles. Each Office Independently Owned and Operated. /0441

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Lake Charles - 1102 Inverery Drive: Great 4BR/2BA home with office in Highland Meadows subdivision. Large MBA with Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and built-ins. Walk-in closets in 3 bedrooms, split floor $169,000 plan, neutral colors, privacy fenced yard. MLS# 123140. Call Jennifer Forest @ 337.515.8512. Keller Williams Realty - Lake Charles. Each Office Independently Owned and Operated. /0445

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Lake Charles - 230 W. Oak Lane: This charming 4/3 home is located on a spacious corner lot with beautiful live oak trees, ample parking, game room with built-in desk, original hardwood floors, large laundry room, lots of cabinets and large pantry. A must see! MLS# 122135. Asking $169,900. Call Jennifer Forest @ 337.515.8512. Keller Williams Realty - Lake Charles. Each Office Independently Owned and Operated. Office Address: 825 Ryan Street (2nd Floor), Lake Charles, LA 70601. Office Number: 337.433.1171. Agent Licensed by Louisiana Real Estate Commission. /0431

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