RETHINKING THE WAY WE BUY AND SELL
CLASSIFIED AD PHOTO-TAKING TIPS
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RETHINKING THE WAY WE
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RETHINKING THE WAY WE BUY AND SELL.
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Contents Cajun Classifieds | July 2012 - Introductory Issue
IN THIS ISSUE
FEATURES P2 | RETHINKING THE WAY WE BUY AND SELL 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. P4-5 | CAJUN CONNECTIONS In the local know—things to do, people to see, places to go! P11 | CLASSIFIED AD PHOTO-TAKING TIPS Following these quick and easy tips will ensure you get the best response to your classified ad.
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u CAJUN CONNECTIONS 4-5 | In The Local Know u AUTOMOTIVE 6 | Cars 6 | Trucks 7 | Vans/SUVs 7 | Motorcycles 7-8 | Marine 8 | Parts/Access/Misc u EMPLOYMENT 8 | Work Wanted u MERCHANDISE 8 | Lawn/Farm Equipment 8 | Appliances 8 | Furniture 8-9 | Miscellaneous 9 | Electronics u REAL ESTATE 9-11 | Homes For Sale
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In the local know—things to do, people to see, places to go!
EVENTS Summer Pops July 14
he summertime favorite is back as the Lake Charles Symphony hosts the annual Summer Pops concert. This year’s concert will get you on your feet in no time as I Hear a Symphony will be performing “Motown’s Greatest Hits.” Held in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum, don’t miss your chance to hear Motown favorites such as “ABC,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “My Girl” and more! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts 7:30 p.m. General Admission Tickets are $20 and $25 and can be purchased online at www.lcsymphony.org as well as local music stores, the Lake Charles Civic Center and the Symphony office. Reserved table seating is available by calling the Lake Charles Symphony office at (337) 433-1611. Visit www.lcsymphony.org or check out the Symphony on Facebook for updates and more concert information.
Cajun Music & Food Festival July 21-22
eady to pass a good time? Head on over to the 25th annual Cajun Music & Food Festival to get your fill of all your favorite Cajun specialties and more! Celebrating its silver anniversary, the festival will have historical items on display throughout the festival and aims to preserve the Cajun traditions and heritage through music, dancing and food. New to the festival this year will be a children’s washboard band playing on Saturday, July 21 on the Children’s stage from 1 to 3 p.m., and the children’s Cajun waltz dance contest on Sunday, July 22. The festival also showcases some of the
best Cajun foods in the area such as jambalaya, chicken & sausage gumbo, shrimp etouffee and more. After all the amazing food, work it off by entering the “Dancing with the Cajun Stars” dance contest in the Cajun Waltz and two-step. There will also be a children’s area with a poster contest and other games
available. On Sunday, the family can enjoy a French mass at 8 a.m. followed by a coffee and donut social. Come out as we celebrate our past as it builds towards our future! Organized by the Lake Charles chapter of the Cajun French Music Association, the festival has been chosen as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society for many years. This award is a coveted honor among 12 member states. The festival is held at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles and the hours are from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Sat., July 21, and 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sun., July 22. Admission is $7 for adults and children 12 and younger get in free. For more information, contact (337) 217-0880 or www. cfmalakecharles.org.
Marshland Festival July 27-29
very year the small town of Hackberry makes its way over to the Lake Charles Civic Center for the annual Marshland Festival. Featuring music from all over Cajun Country, the two-day festival celebrates the life and landscape that makes Southwest Louisiana our home. The festival helps raise funds for 14 schools and church organizations and features exhibits, games, arts and crafts booths, food, live entertainment and is a tribute to the marshes that are famous in Southwest Louisiana and along the Creole Nature Trail AllAmerican Road. Bring your dancing shoes, because the crowd is always on their feet dancing and celebrating our unique landscape. Live music, begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 27, and ends at midnight. On Saturday, July 28, the music will begin at 11 a.m. and go through the day, ending at midnight. The Marshland Festival has been chosen as a Top 20 Event by the
Southeast Tourism Society for the third quarter of 2012. This award is a coveted honor among 12 member states. For more information, visit www.marshlandfestival.com.
NEWS West Calcasieu Events Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
he official groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming West Calcasieu Events Center was held Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. The center is an indoor facility which will complement the existing outdoor arena. “This phase of the West Calcasieu Community Center development is one which has been anticipated for many years. The Events Center will not only benefit West Calcasieu, but also Southwest Louisiana, by provid-
ing another venue for various events. The City of Sulphur welcomes this new facility. It will truly compliment the West Cal Arena,” said Mayor Chris Duncan of Sulphur. Adrian Moreno, the executive director of the West Cal Arena is looking forward to the next phase of the development getting off to a great start: “This groundbreaking event is exciting news for everyone in Southwest Louisiana. The indoor facility will allow more flexibility with the types of events that can be accommodated at the West Calcasieu Arena and ultimately in Southwest Louisiana as a whole.” The facility will be a 45,000 square foot multi-purpose center with a 15,000 square foot main banquet hall that can be divisible into three separate rooms. The new structure will also feature four separate meeting rooms that can be used individually or as three self-supported meeting/event rooms with a full catering kitchen and support area. The facility will cost just under $10 million. “We have a number of events that
we are looking forward to having in our area like Mardi Gras balls, weddings, family reunions, meetings, conventions, tradeshows and a variety of special events. This facility is going to be a wonderful asset to showcase this part of Louisiana,” said Tab Finchum, president of the West Calcasieu Association of Commerce. “Having multiple options for groups and event planners is a real plus whenever the bureau is looking either to bring new group business to the area or assist an existing client. Many events are planned years in advance, and the staff at the bureau is looking forward to promoting the West Calcasieu Events Center leading up to the opening and beyond,” said Shelley Johnson, executive director of the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau. The anticipated opening will occur in the spring of 2014. For more information on the West Cal Arena, visit www.westcalarena.com or (337) 528-9378. By Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau
CARS 1953 Buick Riveria Super, Two-door hardtop classic. Under the hood is a Straight Eight motor. This car came from Oklahoma with very little rust. $3,500 Asking $1,000 for the Straight Eight motor. Please contact 337-532-0610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
$1,000 1962 Chrysler Newport 361 V8 Fac. 3-speed on the floor. Does run, but needs restoration. $1,000 or best offer. Call 337-912-9441 for more details.
2011 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW (Single Rear Wheel) Lariat truck. 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel. Only 31,000 Miles.
‘95 Toyota T-100 DX XtraCab. Only 144,000 miles. Very cold air conditioning, sturdy bed liner. Runs great. Call or text 304-2704 for more information.
TRUCK + RV
$80,000 FOR BOTH
2011 32’ CrossRoads Recreational Vehicle — Patriot Edition with only 5,000 miles. Asking $80,000 for both. Sound like a great deal? Call Sammy
today at 905-1349 for more information.
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$700 1946 Chevy Rat Rod cab. $700 a piece or 2 for $1200 (See Our Other Listing). Contact 337-532-0610 or email@example.com.
$700 1952 Chevy Rat Rod Cab. $700 or both for $1200 (See Our Other Listing). Contact 337-532-0610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
$15,000 VANS/SUVS CONT.
$2,300 ‘92 4X4 4 Runner. Rebuilt Engine and good tires. Electric Windows/Sunroof. Please Call 337-540-2202 for details.
2006 Toyota 4Runner 2 WheelDrive Sport Edition V6. 117,000 miles. Excellent condition. Looks and drives great, new tires. Only one owner. Well maintained vehicle. Call (337) 802-5570.
‘01 Lexus RX 300. 115,000 Total milage. Engine and tires replaced. 3.0L V6 engine. Leather interior with wood trim. Factory tape/CD player. Heater repair needed. Asking 8,500 Negotiable. Call 802-2848.
MOTORCYCLES Custom 2003 Honda VTX 1800, it is truly one of a kind. Conversions include: Sumo-X Fat Tire, Exhaust Pipes, Polished Aluminum Rims, Smooth Ride Shocks, Bullet Turn CALL FOR PRICE Signals, Hyper-Charger, Single Seat, Rear View Mirrors, and Pull-back Handlebars. Contact Trey @ 337-302-3579 for price and to see this beauty in person.
$11,500 2007 Softail Deuce 7400 miles Price negotiable. No wrecks! Kept out of weather! Zero problems! Has about half a year on an extended warrany! Contact Daniel at email@example.com.
14ft. Wellcraft Flat Bottom Aluminum Boat. 25 Horse Nissan Motor with a 2 Stroke, 45lb. 12 Volt Minn Kota Hand Control Trolling Motor. Total of 40 hours. Good Condition, Never Been in Salt Water. Call/Text 337-304-6948.
$1,000 18-foot Aluminum Boat, including motor, and trailer. Motor currently not working. Call Kyle at 337-855-7311.
$600 2002 Model South Fork Aluminum Boat. 16x42 Tunnel Hull. Some modifications, no trailer or motor. Contact Jeffrey Picard 337-884-1136.
$600 Wilderness Systems Tarpon 130T Tandem Kayak. Paddle and extra seat included. Call Jonathan at 540-4144.
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$250 1993 Dagger Vesper Kayak 13’10” 45lbs. Stable, quick, good maneuverability on small rivers or streams. For smallmedium paddler. Call 474-3237.
$1,800 1998 25-horsepower Tohatsu tiller handle electric start stainless steel prop. Contact Cody Fuselier 513-9524.
4 Wheeler Ramp. Metal. Foldable and Easy to Store. Great Condition. Must Sell! $80 Negotiable. Contact AshleyRodrigue87@gmail.com.
WORK WANTED Tutoring. Kelly White Allain, M.Ed. Private Tutor for All Grades/Subjects with Flexible Hours/Hourly Rates. Call 842-8020.
Stainless Steel Double Sink. Fits over the counter and includes faucet and sprayer. 6” deep. $20. Call Marie at 562-9584. Charcoal Grill. In Excellent Condition. Only Used Twice! $10. Call Marie at 562-9584.
4 Wood Display Cases with ash veneer. Plexiglas protective covers. Average size 33x27x7”. Call 842-7640 for more information.
$175 2-in-1 Elliptical Cross Trainer & Exercise Bike - practically new. Please call 436-7251 and ask for Sister Jeannette.
Number One Saints Fan Seeking the Rights to New Orleans Saints Season Tickets, 2012 and Beyond. Call Patrick at 244-9772.
$350 $100 Sears Craftman lawn tractor, 20 hp 42” deck. Needs tires. Call Kyle at 337-855-7311 for more information.
Solid mahogany French flower caned chair. Louis XV type with center flower design. Back made with double cane, cabriole legs and front apron carved with acanthus leaves. Call 337-794-9282. Solid Pinewood Table and 4 Cushioned Chairs. Excellent Condition. $375. Call 337-275-1825.
$250 Solid Wood Computer Cabinet. Excellent Condition. Asking $250. Please Call 302-1225 for more details.
TO PURCHASE AD SPACE CALL 337.965.0303. Solid Pinewood Table, Four JULY 2012 cushioned chairs, in excellent condition,
Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Carrier with matching green and brown Chicco Stroller. Less than 3 years old and in good condition. Asking $150 for both items, negotiable. Call Lori: 794-0352. Chicco Double Stroller, black and gray. One year old and in excellent condition. Asking $100. Call Lori: 794-0352. Sit and Stand Stroller. Asking $50. Call Lori: 794-0352.
Infant Carrier. 2 years old, black and grey. Baby Trend brand. Great condition. $40 Call Lori: 794-0352. Cookie’s Collectibles. Booth #9 at the French Quarter Antique Mall. 3529 Ryan St. Lake Charles, LA 477-8606. Bring This Ad In and Receive a 15% Discount From Booth #9!
XBox 360 Pro Edition. Next To New Besides Being Opened, Played Once. Everything Still In Plastic. 2 controllers, Headset, All wiring, 20gb Hard Drive. Comes With Games. Asking $200. Email Schuyler at firstname.lastname@example.org. 4 GA. (Gauge) 1800 Watt Amplifier Installation Kit Made By Phonics Digital. 17Ft.-25ft. Cables In Box. $40 Neg. Email email@example.com. 42” LG Flat Screen, 1 1/2 years old, $450 firm. Call (337) 275-1825.
HOMES FOR SALE Beautiful Home for Sale in Welsh. For sale by Owner. Newly Renovated 2-Story at 501 S. Polk in Welsh, LA. 3 Bedrooms, 2 $160,000 Bathrooms. Move-inReady! Only $160,000 for 2222 sq. ft. of charm and character. Call 337 377-8186.
Infant Swing. Multi-directional movement. Comes with built-in children’s tunes and speakers as well as MP3 capabilities. Excellent condition. Asking $60. Call Lori: 794-0352.
Home for sale in Moss Bluff: Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms. 2157 square-feet. Located in the quiet, $195,000 restricted Jamestown subdivision of Moss Bluff. For more information call Sammy @ 905-1349.
Moss Bluff: Custom French country 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Home has crown molding, brick accents, open concept, & high ceilings. Kitchen has custom cabinets, granite, & an island. Home has an $269,900 amazing master bedroom and extended porch with custom outdoor kitchen. MLS#120637. Century 21 Mike D. Bono. Call Nikki @ 337-302-7994.
Lake Charles: Beautiful 3BR/2.5BA home in South Lake Charles with granite kitchen, custom cabinets, island and bar area. Home also has open/split floor plan, $309,900 elegant crown molding and built ins with a master bathroom that is truly too good to be true. MLS#117916. Century 21 Mike D. Bono. Call Nikki @ 337-302-7994.
STARKS: 5,700 sqft. custom cypress log home with 4 beds, 3 baths situated on 110 acre horse training facility with 3 barns, 40 stalls, stocked ponds, and 1/2 acre race track. Master suite has jacuzzi tub, walk-in $2,200,000 shower, and huge closet. Kitchen has custom cedar cabinets, 5x12 island, granite counters, bar, and dumb-waiter. MLS#118783. Century 21 Mike D. Bono. Call Nikki @ 337-302-7994.
Lake Charles: Adorable 3 bedroom 2 bath home in South Lake Charles close to St.John School. Home has high ceilings, newer A/C, huge yard, office, 2 car $189,900 garage, alarm system, great landscaping, new floors, a slab poured for a shop, and a privacy fence. MLS#120498. Century 21 Mike D. Bono. Call Nikki @ 337-302-7994.
Sulphur: 2100 sqft 3Bed/2Bath home in Maplewood school district with two large living areas for entertaining. High ceilings, hardwood floors, & beautiful beams give it $169,900 lots of elegance & charm. Brick floors in home are lovely & large fenced yard with huge porch is perfect. MLS#119960. Century 21 Mike D. Bono. Call Nikki @ 337-302-7994.
Lake Charles: Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath home in South Lake Charles on quiet dead end street. Home is over 2300 sq ft with neutral colors throughout. Features $179,900 two living rooms & an office. Kitchen appliances remain. Ceramic tile. 2 car garage with 1/2 bath. Beautifully landscaped yard with covered patio. Home comes with home warranty. MLS#119684. Century 21 Mike D. Bono. Call Nikki @ 337-302-7994.
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Century 21 Mike D. Bono Each office is independently owned and operated.
HOMES FOR SALE
HOMES FOR SALE Kinder: Cute 2BR/1BA cottage on large corner lot. Nice hardwood floors. Covered back porch. Storage shed under carport. Located a few miles from $62,000 Coushatta Casino. Great Starter home or investment property. Keller Williams Realty. Call Candice @ 337-309-4292 for more details.
PURCHASING A PHOTO AD PACKAGE? Remember these photo-taking tips! 4x6 Horizontal
• Take a horizontal picture • Make sure your item fills the frame • Make sure your item is well lit • Take a high-resolution photo (ex. 4x6 at 300dpi)
Following these tips will ensure you get the best response to your classified ad!
Lake Charles: 1707 12th Street. Adorable 3BD/1BA Cottage. Central Air/Heat, updated kitchen and bath. Bonus room off living room could be used as formal dining $75,000 or office. Covered wood deck in back. Metal Storage building. Fully Fenced. Must see! Owner may do rent-to-own if the terms are right! Keller Williams Realty. Contact Chase @ 274-2127 or Chris @ 526-9647.
Keller Williams Realty Each office is independently owned and operated.
Waterfront Estate: Incredible 4Bed, 3 Bath/2 half bath with gorgeous lake views on 2.87 acres. 200’ water frontage on west fork of Calcasieu River. Main house boasts 3901sf, wood and $599,900 saltillo floors, granite, game room. Boat dock, decks, gunite pool and spa. 1400sf 2BD/1.5BA guest house. 351sf pool house. 25x30 Shop. Boat dock. Gated security. Stamped concrete drive. Keller Williams Realty. Contact Chase @ 274-2127 or Sophia @ 302-2111.
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RETHINKING THE WAY WE BUY AND SELL.
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