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See Well this Summer Tips for Getting Kids to Brush their Teeth Regularly An Allowance Allows Real World Money Lessons Summer Bummers: Dealing with Summers Itches & Stings

Summer Youth Camps and Other Fun Things To Do Celebrate Memorial Day Explore SWLA with Lake Area Adventures Grosse Savanne Tours You-Pick Farms Offers the Freshest Produce in Peak Season Spend a Day and Explore the Creole Nature Trail Where to Swim in SWLA/Swimmer’s Ear Self-Fish Dreams

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As a country and as a community, at this point in time and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re not exactly certain what this summer will look like. But we do know one thing for certain – we can still have a fun, enjoyable summer! Our 2020 Summer Guide includes several articles on exciting activities for the whole family, a listing of youth camps to keep the kids entertained and learning, and a few stories to help you stay healthy this summer.

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Let's See Where Your Child is Endin the School Year! sylvan Let's see where your child is ending the school year!

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Watch performers online when they stream their performances for everyone and more!

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Sylvan Offers 337-474-9998 In-Center or Live, On-Line Classes and Camps! Offer Good Through May.

Call Today 337-474-9998 sylvanlearning@msn.com


SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS AND OTHER FUN THINGS TO DO

General Interest CALCASIEU PARISH PUBLIC LIBRARY 2020

Summer Reading Program VIRTUAL adventure beginning May 22nd! Earn online badges, watch performers online, and pick up crafts to create at home. www.calcasieulibrary.org 

CLUB TABBY

Space is limited. Contact us today! Dates are to be determined, but will occur in June and July pending the re-opening of businesses. 12-3pm

Mon-Fri, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (extended hours available until 4:00 p.m. for $15/day) Ages 4-12 for girls and boys www.clubtabby.com, 337-478-3600 See ad in this section for more details.

Creative Camps for Your Mini Maker!

Your child’s safety is our top priority. AVAILABLE We have split our camps TO KIDS into half day sessions for FIRST most ENTERING weeks*, so we can keep camp GRADE AND sizes small and clean roomsUP. between sessions.

EACH CREATIVE CAMP RUNS MON-WED 9AM-2PM

Sewing, Crafting, & Painting Projects

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SEWING – PAINTING – CRAFTING

Mathnasium of Lake Charles (337)478-0550 Mathnasium.com/lakecharles 4534 Nelson Road

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Beach/Pool Creations June 3-5

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Unicorns & Rainbows AGES 7+ All Supplies Included. Totally Trendy No Experience Needed. Creations June 1-5: 9am-12pm OR 1pm-4pm Creations June 22-24: *1pm-4pm $125 PER CAMP FreeCOST: Camp T-Shirt. Discount on Multiple Camps. July 8-10 June 10-12 Unicorns & Rainbows Mermaids Campers Will Need Provide Sack Lunch & Drink. & Sea Creatures DISCOUNTS FORtoMULTIPLES June 8-12: 9am-12pm OR 1pm-4pm

Each will includeNEEDED Sewing, Crafting, and Painting Projects. NOCamp EXPERIENCE

Animal Planet

ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED June 9am-12pm OR 1pm-4pm To register, visit nichecreativestudio.com or 15-19: call (337) 477-3810. 4706 Common Street, Lake Charles

Cooking Creations Mermaids & Sea Creatures

18” Doll Creations July 15-17

Fun in the Kitchen Animal July 13-17: *1pm-4pm

Creations Fun in the Kitchen

June 29-Jul 3: 9am-12pm OR 1pm-4pm

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July 6-10: 9am-12pm June 24-26 OR 1pm-4pm

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To register, visit nichecreativestudio.com or call (337) 477-3810.

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SYLVAN LEARNING SUMMER 2020 ACADEMIC CAMPS

Dates and Times of Camps to Be Announced Camps will be offered both In-Person and Live On-line Reading Readiness Camp Early readers develop the building blocks and writing skills through fun, phonics and multisensory activities! Camp Read Students boost their Reading Comprehension skills for all school subjects! Camp Math A fun way to stay focused on math, practice math facts, and build a strong math foundation! ACT Prep Classes Individualized Small Group PREP Classes. It will include skills, strategies, and test practice.   Study Skills Boot Camp/Back to School Preparation Develop time management, organization and test taking for a great start to the school year!

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Sewing and Crafting Camps 4706 Common St. Ages 7+ Unicorns & Rainbows June 1-5: 9:00 a.m.-noon OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.    June 29-Jul 3: 9:00 a.m.-noon OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.         Mermaids & Sea Creatures  June 8-12: 9:00 a.m.-noon OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.    July 6-10: 9:00 a.m.-noon OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.          Animal Planet June 15-19: 9:00 a.m.-noon OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.   Totally Trendy June 22-24:  1:00-4:00 p.m.      July 27-31: 9:00 a.m.-noon           Fun in the Kitchen July 13-17: 1:00-4:00 p.m. July 20-24: 1:00-4:00 p.m.      nichecreativestudio.com or call 337-477-8310

Fit-4 Algebra or Geometry Classes We get students ready for Algebra or Geometry using an engaging mix of activities that prepare students for the years to come! STUDY SKILLS

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Academic Skills Testing Let's Academic Make This Skills Summer Count! Sylvan offers Testing for your child. Sylvan can help parents learn their child’s strengths and weaknessesSylvan and readiness the next school year. Can HelpforGet sylvanlearning@msn.com, Your Child Back on337-474-9998 Track! Offers CAMPSylvan MATHNASIUM In-Center or Live, On-Line

Mon – Fri, 12:00and – 3:00 p.m. Dates TBA Classes Camps! Call Today 337-474-9998 Grades 2-8 $199 Face-to-face teaching and fun math STEM activities and games. sylvanlearning@msn.com

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MCNEESE STEM ACADEMY

Grades 1-8 For details, see www.mcneese.edu/STEMacademy, call 337-562-4137, or email lmcknight@mcneese.edu

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Let's make this summer Let's Make This Summer Count! count! Let's Make This Summer Count! Sylvan can help get Can you Sylvan Help Get Sylvan Can Help Get childChild backBack on on Track! Your Your Child Back on Track! track! Sylvan SylvanOffers Offers In-Centeror orLive, Live, On-Line On-Line In-Center Classesand andCamps! Camps! Classes Call Today 337-474-9998 Call Today 337-474-9998 sylvanlearning@msn.com

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THE ART FACTORY

1753 Common St., Lake Charles. See website for prices Little Kids’ Camp, ages 3-5 9:00 – noon

Wild About Art (animal art) June 8 – 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Big Kids’ Art Experience (half-days)

Fiber Art June 22 – 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Big Kids’ Art Experience (full days)

Christmas in July July 6-9, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

For camps above, see website for dates

Make It! Build It! Shape It! July 13-16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Nothin’ But Mud (all clay) May 26 – 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Wheel Pottery Experience June 1-4, 9:00 a.m. - noon July 20-23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Also check out their website for Backyard Studio ZOOM options! www.theartfactoryswla.com, 337-602-6975

5 DAY SUMMER CAMPS Monday - Friday • 10am - 2:30pm | Ages: 4 -12 Extended hours available until 4pm/$15 daily

Cost: $30/Day | $60/3 Days | $100/Week Our Camps are loads of fun for BOYS and GIRLS! Your child will enjoy the day making friends, having fun in the sun, crafts, and games! Campers lunch for your convenience $5.99 or bring your own! Register in store or by phone today 337-478-3600.

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The Arts continued DR. FRANCIS G. BULBER YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Mid-Summer Music Madness Classes offered in Violin, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Ukulele July 6-10 and July 13-17 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. McNeese State University Ages 7-18 fgbyo.com, 337-582-2466 (TENTATIVE, PLEASE CONFIRM)

THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE COMPANY

Extreme Theatre June 15 - 19, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 pm Ages 8-18 $150

Wild Things July 7-July 9, 10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Ages 5-8 $65 Kidz In Showbiz July 27-31 Ages 5-8: 10:00-11:15 a.m. Ages 9-18: 10:00 a.m.-noon $85 To register, www.childrenstheatre.cc, 337-433-7323

Sports and Fitness THE STABLES AT LE BOCAGE

Horsemanship camps for beginner, intermediate & advanced students www.thestablesatlebocage.com, 337-905-5867

JUSTIN HILL BASEBALL YOUTH CAMPS AT MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY

All Skill Levels for All Age Groups Hitting, Pitching, Base Running, Fielding & More! www.cowboybaseballcamp.com, Cowboybaseballcamp@gmail.com

LAKE CHARLES YACHT CLUB

Beginner sailing lessons June 1-5, 5:30-7:30 (weather permitting and assuming the stay-at-home order is lifted) Free for ages 12 and above Bring your own life jacket Located at far west end of North Beach Contact Sheron Faulk at Ship to Shore to register sfaulk@shiptoshoreco.com, 337-474-0730

Classes for Older Kids” Education is not only for youth! McNeese State University’s Leisure Learning Office offers 300 courses online, from Accounting and ACT Prep to Photography and PowerPoint. Upgrade your job skills, forge a new career path, or explore an area of interest from home. For more information about courses and costs or to register, visit www.mcneese.edu/leisure or www.ed2go.com/mcneese.

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HORSEMANSHIP CAMP HORSEMANSHIP CAMP The Stables at LeBocage The Stables at LeBocage Beginner, Intermediate Beginner, Intermediate Advanced &&Advanced

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Justin Hill Baseball CAmp ALL SKILL LEVELS FOR ALL AGE GROUPS Hitting, Base Running, Pitching, Fielding & More!

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For most of us, Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. The holiday often means a day off work, barbecues, pool parties, and if we’re lucky, sunshine and warm breezes. But do we consider the history behind the holiday? The origins of Memorial Day date back to post-Civil War to honor the soldiers who fell in battle. Initially known as Decoration Day on May 30, Memorial Day, the last Monday of each May, became a federal holiday in 1971. Sharon Schweitzer offers these tips for honoring those who gave their life for our freedom:

REMEMBER THE ROOTS

Memorial Day’s predecessor, ‘Decoration Day,’ was honored by the decoration of Arlington graves with a flag, flower, or candle. It was also honored by wearing a red poppy, the idea and work of Ms. Moina Belle Michael. Poppies, candles and flags are commonly displayed in communities across the country.

CELEBRATE THE PRESENT BY INVITING MILITARY OR VETERANS

Host an event and invite veterans or military – Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Play taps and have a moment of silence with your guests. Support a local military parade. Write letters to veterans with your children. Volunteer at your local VA. Provide red poppy party favors to honor the day.   12

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VISIT A MUSEUM OR MONUMENT

Memorial Day is the perfect time to look into special events at a local museum or monument honoring those who have defended our country. For example, Washington D.C. is home to the country’s largest parade on this weekend. Arlington National Cemetery provides roses for visitors to place on graves as they pay their respects. Local museums may have extended hours.

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The National Moment of Remembrance was created by President Bill Clinton to observe a full minute of silence at 3:00 p.m. (local time) on Memorial Day, to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all. Whether you listen to taps, have a moment of silence, visit a graveyard, museum, or monument, take the time to salute those who gave their all.

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Thank a veteran or service member today. Post on social media, create an environment that celebrates in an authentic way and educates those around you on the true meaning of the last Monday in May. Above all this Memorial Day, strive to be grateful for our freedom and loved ones. Many have served for our freedom and expressing gratitude this Memorial Day weekend honors them and their sacrifices. Schweitzer is an international etiquette expert, author, and the founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide. http://www.protocolww.com/

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Want to go on an adventure? Lake Area Adventures provides opportunities for residents and visitors alike to get outside, have fun, and enjoy the outdoors and all our region has to offer. Lake Area Adventures (LAA) offers kayak and boat rentals (paddle boats, pontoon boats, ski boats & aluminum boats), guided river and bayou tours, swimming lessons, SCUBA diving instruction and dive trips, and paintball. LAA provides guided tours or sets you up with necessary equipment and maps for self-guided excursions. Whether you want to go fishing or just paddle around to enjoy the sights and sounds of SWLA, you’ll have everything you need for your whole family to have a great time in the outdoors. The folks at LAA are flexible and do not limit their scope of services. They work with their clients to put together events that perfectly suit the needs of patrons and go out of their way to meet requests. If you have an idea for an outing, LAA can make it happen. They plan activities for the whole family, from grandparents to toddlers. An afternoon of flag football, a tree climbing competition, a weekend of learning survival skills? These guys can get the job done! Lake Area Adventures also works with businesses to plan team-building events such as obstacle course racing, mud racing, and company picnics with boat tours. So, when was your last adventure? LAA is located at 5959 Common St., Lake Charles. For more information, call 1-888-902-2016, see their website, www.lakeareaadventures.com, or find them on Facebook.

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Located near Bell City, Grosse Savanne Eco-Tours offers two-hour and half-day boat tours through a wide variety of habitats including fresh and saltwater marshes, cypress swamps, coastal prairies, pine forests, and agricultural fields. It’s the perfect environment for birders, photographers, and all varieties of outdoor enthusiasts to view wildlife in their natural habitat.

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Bobby Jorden, Grosse Savanne’s Eco-Tour Division Manager, says summer is their busiest season. The two-hour boat marsh eco-tours are particularly popular. Jorden enjoys showing off the lush vegetation of the coastal prairie, flowering plants, birds and waterfowl, snakes, turtles, frogs, and of course, alligators! “Alligators are the number one animal species visitors request to see,” he says. “And we’ve got plenty of them!” Jorden has a degree in natural resource conservation management from McNeese. On his tours, he highlights the region’s culture and the ecology behind what visitors see on the tour. “It’s fun to be able to share that with people.” For bird enthusiasts and photographers, Grosse Savanne Eco-Tours is a great way to bird watch and capture those perfect shots. Southwest Louisiana is one of the top ten birding areas in the country. Over 400 species can be seen at various times of year. Spring migration extends through May, and Jorden says he’s been seeing numerous neo-tropical species as they layover in Southwest Louisiana to rest and eat. A bird rookery in a cypress swamp is available as part of a half-day or longer tour. “It’s a well-established rookery with a large population of colonial nesting birds such as great egrets, roseate spoonbills, herons, and ibis. It’s the crown jewel of the eco-tour program. Jorden is flexible and caters his tours to the interests of individual groups. Contact Grosse Savanne Eco-Tours via their website, www.grossesavanne-ecotours.com. 358 Chalkley Rd. Bell City, La. thriveswla.com

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Looking for a fun, outdoor activity that adds health and nutrition to your life? Visit a You-Pick produce farm this summer. There’s no way to get fresher food than by picking it yourself and taking it home. Consider these tips from pickyourown.org to ensure your adventure is pleasant and productive:

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Always call, email, or check a farm’s social media pages to confirm that the farm is open and has produce to harvest before you head for your destination. Nature rarely follows a schedule. Some farms have plumbed toilets, but unless you are a fan of port-o-potties, “go” at home before you leave. Also know if you need to take your own containers or if the farm provides buckets or baskets for picking.

WHAT TO BRING

Fields can be muddy, so dress appropriately. Wear boots or old athletic shoes, not heels or flip-flops. Pack an effective bug spray in case of mosquitos. Take sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, and water or something to drink. If you are allergic to bee stings, take your epi-pen, just in case. Many farms provide picnic tables, so you may want to pack a picnic lunch.

WHEN TO ARRIVE

Many crops, especially berries, ripen daily, and are picked over by late morning. Go as early as the farm opens for best selection and easiest picking. Going early also avoids the heat!

PICKING TIPS

Know how to tell when the produce you are picking is ripe and how to pick and store it. When you return home, prepare and store the produce as quickly as possible. The farmer is a great resource for this information.

UNDERSTAND THE COSTS

Know beforehand how much the produce costs per pound and approximately how much you will pick. It’s best to bring cash, but you can ask beforehand if a farm takes credit cards.

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WHERE TO PICK

The eastern half of Southwest Louisiana is home to several youpick farms. They grow berries, figs, citrus, vegetables, and are waiting for you to come pick till your pails brim over. At the time of this writing, most farms were not yet open and available for comment. Call, email, or check a farm’s website or social media platforms to verify a farm is open and ready for business before you make the drive.

Blueberries

Strawberry season is basically behind us, but blueberry season generally runs from the end of May to early July. Find blueberries at the following locations:

MCCART FARM

1208 Highway 357, Opelousas, La. On Facebook page, @mccartfarm mccartfarm@gmail.com (If you ever dreamed of owning a blueberry farm, this one’s for sale!)

BLUEBERRY HILL FARM

557 Don Guilbeau Rd., Arnaudville, La. 337-662-5100 daphney@daleytower.com

BAYOU BLUES BLUEBERRY FARM

1113 Donnell Rd, Broussard, La. On Facebook cdisher@yahoo.com

Other P roduce:

FOUR OAKS FARM sells mayhaws through May 15439 Dalton Road, Kaplan, La. 337-319-6538 goldiehebert@yahoo.com POINT BLUE FARM LLC offers blackberries, blueberries, cucumbers, figs, herbs/spices, citrus, pecans, tomatoes, other vegetables, honey from hives on the farm, fresh eggs, a picnic area and farm animals. 125 Prairie Rhonde Road, Ville Platte, La. 337-363-2499 @LowlineRanch on Facebook RobinLewis.co@hotmail.com


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Travel through the marshes and along the coastline of Cameron Parish and experience Louisiana’s own “Outback” – the 180-mile Creole Nature Trail, a designated All-American Road/National Scenic Byway. You’ll find opportunities to fish, hunt for crabs, and observe alligators and other wildlife.

Adventure Point, 2740 Ruth St. in Sulphur, is the best place to launch your Creole Nature Trail journey. This unique visitors’ center is especially geared to kids, with exciting activities to introduce the whole family to the culture of Southwest Louisiana. Listen to Cajun music and pretend you are part of the band. Imagine you’re hidden in a duck blind, hunting ducks in the marsh. Smell the mouthwatering aromas of Cajun and Creole cooking. Explore the wildlife of Southwest Louisiana – alligators, nutria, and birds, to name a few. The knowledgeable staff can answer questions and offer maps and helpful brochures. Visit the gift shop for souvenirs. Stop for provisions at Brown’s Food Center in Hackberry. This small-town store supplies everything you’ll need for your excursion – gas, food and drinks, bug spray, fishing supplies, cold beer, and other outdoor necessities. There are several wildlife refuges and sanctuaries along the Creole Nature Trail. Most offer elevated walkways through the marshes that keep your feet dry while allowing you to get up close to this natural habitat and the variety of species that live there.

Explore the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge on the west side of the Creole Nature Trail, and Pintail Wildlife Drive in the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge on the east. You’ll find birds in abundance as well as alligators along this three-mile driving loop. Southwest Louisiana is home to numerous unique birds, reptiles, and animals. Nutrias are in the rodent family. They have brown coarse fur similar to beavers, long thin tails like opossums, and orange teeth like . . . nothing you’ve ever seen before. They’re an invasive species and detrimental to the landscape, as they feed on large quantities of marsh grass. Also look for Roseate Spoonbills. These distinctive wading birds have long flat rounded beaks and stunning hot-pink wings. While not particularly unusual, red-eared slider turtles are easy to identify and are in abundance in Southwest Louisiana. Look for the red dot near their ears. Stroll along the sand and surf at Holly Beach, a prime location to find a wide variety of seashells. Clams, conchs, coquinas, cockles . . . approximately 30 different types of shells can be found along 26 miles of natural coastline. You’ll see gulls, brown pelicans, and if you’re lucky, dolphins can also be spotted. On the topic of dolphins, the Calcasieu Ship Channel and surrounding waterways are home to legendary Pinky the Albino Dolphin. Word on the water is there are actually two pink dolphins who call Southwest Louisiana home. If you are fantastically fortunate, you may spot one of these rare creatures as you cross the Cameron Ferry. Avian enthusiasts flock to the bird sanctuaries along the Creole Nature Trail, especially during migration seasons (March – May and September – November). Southwest Louisiana lies in the path of one of the busiest flyways and is annually home to over 400 species of birds, making it one of the Top 10 birding destinations in the country. Look for Peveto Woods west of Holly Beach, and Rockefeller Refuge in Grand Chenier. For more information on planning your day along the Creole Nature Trail and Adventure Point, see visitlakecharles.org. thriveswla.com

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Where to Swim in

Looking for a place to cool off this summer? Here’s a list of most of the community pools in the lake area. Please note: At the time of publication of this issue, we do not know the status of these facilities in response to the coronavirus outbreak. They may still be closed. Please call or check their websites.

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entices guests outdoors with their tropical garden pool complex. Just a hint of imagination will transport you to the relaxing Caribbean. There’s a family pool you can enjoy with your children or a quieter adult pool area with its own bar -- your choice. Grab a floatie and gently meander down the Lazy River along lush green vegetation, beneath jungle island bridges, and around the island. Hop into one of two Jacuzzis, backstroke to the swimup bar. The pool complex is open to L’Auberge guests only, but beach access is free and open to the public.

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Laps in the 25-meter pool, little kid, middle kid, and big kid slides, a wading pool/splash pad combo, and even a supply life jackets for those who need them. Concessions available. Don’t bring floaties; only coast guard approved floatations are allowed. Look for half price sessions in the evenings and military discounts on Sunday’s. 415 Park Rd, DeRidder

Numerous public pools are located throughout Lake Charles and operated by Ward 3.

• Power Centre Indoor Pool – 3210 Power Centre Parkway, 70607

• 2nd Ave. Aquatics Center – 1100 2nd Ave., 70601

• University Aquatics Center – 1001 Central Parkway, 70605

• Foreman/Reynaud Aquatics Center – 215 Albert St., 70601

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SOLUTIONS FOR SWIMMER’S EAR During summer, many families spend hours in the pool or at the beach, relaxing and cooling off in the water. One unwelcome side effect for all this water fun is otitis externa, an ear infection also known as swimmer’s ear. According to Dr. Bridget Loehn, ENT & Allergy Specialist with Imperial Health, swimmer’s ear can affect both children and adults and often occurs when water becomes trapped in the ear canal. The skin inside the ear becomes moist, which dilutes the natural acid in the ear that prevents infections, thus allowing bacteria to grow. Dr. Loehn says ear pain is the main sign of swimmer’s ear. “Pain can be severe and is usually worse when the outer part of the ear is pulled or pressed on. It may also be painful to chew.” Other symptoms include itching in the ear canal, swelling in the ear or lymph nodes, feeling of fullness or stuffiness in the ear, muffled hearing and discharge from the ear.

Swimmer’s ear is not a life threatening ailment, but if your child has any of these symptoms you should see a doctor right away. Dr. Loehn says there are some complications that can occur with swimmer’s ear if not treated, such as temporary hearing loss, recurrent outer ear infections, bone and cartilage damage and more widespread infection. “Treatment depends on the severity of the infection and how painful it is,” says Dr. Loehn. Antibiotic ear drops may be prescribed to fight the infection, possibly mixed with a steroid to reduce swelling of the ear canal. In some cases, the doctor may need to remove pus and other buildup from the ear. This helps the ear drops work better. For more severe infections, oral antibiotics may be prescribed. Over-thecounter pain relievers often can manage ear pain, but a prescription pain medicine may be needed if it’s severe. Once treatment starts, most children will start to feel better in a day or two. Swimmer’s ear is usually completely healed within 7 to 10 days of starting treatment.

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Dr. Loehn says it’s important to keep water out of your child’s ear during treatment. “We recommend no swimming during treatment and using cotton balls to protect the ear from water while showering or bathing.” As a preventive step, using over-thecounter drops of a dilute solution of acetic acid or alcohol in the ears after swimming can help prevent swimmer’s ear, especially in kids who get it often. Drops are available without a prescription at drugstores, but should not be used in kids who have ear tubes or a hole in the eardrum.

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SHARES A LITTLE SUNSHINE ON THE WATER WITH SWLA SENIORS, THE DISABLED, AND THE DISADVANTAGED As a child, Paula Self Michalko and her siblings grew up on the water with their father, Lee Self, an avid angler. Boats and fishing are in their blood. Even today, her extended family comes together for an annual fishing tournament. “We compete for top honors, but the memories we make far exceed any catch of the day.” A few years ago, Paula convinced her husband, Paul, to buy a boat small enough for her to handle by herself but big enough to take a few grandchildren tubing. That’s when she realized how much she missed having a boat. Then as she began to plan for retirement, an idea started forming in her head, “with a few nudges from God,” she says. She thought of elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged people who share her passion for the water, but live with circumstances that limit their ability to enjoy it. Paula researched and discovered there are non-profits elsewhere in the country that do exactly what she imagined. They used handicappedaccessible pontoon boats to take people boating and fishing. Next, Paula had to raise the money needed for a pontoon boat. Or so she thought. Friends Jamie and Charmayne Yelverton heard about her idea, and they donated a pontoon! All the boat needs is a new motor. Fast-forward to January, 2020 and Self-Fish Dreams is an approved 501c3 non-profit offering three different twohour excursions: Fishing the Prien Lake area, Cruising the Contraband Bayou, and Cruising Lake Charles enjoying views of the lakeshore and the beautiful homes along Shell Beach Drive.

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NO MEMB T A E JOIN A R Y E T ? CC TODAY ES S ! Passengers will board the pontoon boat using the floating dock at Prien Lake Park or at Global Marina on Bayou D’Inde in Sulphur. Guests must meet one of the following criteria: be at least 65 years old, have a disability (children and adults), or be disadvantaged in some way and have approval by the organization. The pontoon boat is wheelchair accessible for guests with limited mobility. Those unable to live independently must bring a “deck hand” along for the trip. Excursions are free and made possible by volunteers who share a passion for boating. For volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please see their website. Self-Fish Dreams is hosting a raffle to raise money to buy the needed motor for their pontoon. The prize is a Jon boat package with motor and trailer. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. Prize drawing on May 16. See website for details. Contact information: 337-794-3247, www.selffishdreams.org, selffishdreams@gmail.com, or on Facebook, @Self-fishdreams.

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SEE WELL this Summer (and all year long)

May is National Healthy Vision Month, and the good health of your eyes is, literally, in your hands. Well-washed hands, that is. That’s the message from Dr. William Hart of Hart Eye Center, who offers guidance for people as coronavirus concerns, allergies and summer weather challenge our eye health. Wearing Contacts in a COVID-19 World The virus that causes COVID-19 can enter the body through the eyes, nose and mouth. Mucous membranes provide a pathway to infection from touching, sneezing and coughing. As for infection by hand-to-eye contact, “it’s rare, but it’s simply a matter of being smart,” Hart says. That’s especially true for people who wear contact lenses. Hart recommends this process: • Take your contacts out every night. • Soak them overnight in a solution formulated with hydrogen peroxide — such as Clear Care, widely available in stores. • Wash your hands when you wake up. • Hold your contacts in your palm and treat them with a solution such as Opti-Free, which rinses away the hydrogen peroxide and adds a beneficial film. Clean Hands are the Key In this COVID-19 era, our hands are our enemy, says Hart. “They’re touching doorknobs, TV remotes, and surfaces — and then we touch our face. Rub our nose. Rub our eyes.” Hart says hand washing is even more important than wearing a mask. Oil on your hands helps absorb the virus. Soap breaks up oil on the skin. It also breaks up the coating on the coronavirus to destroy it. “You should really wash your hands once an hour, basically, if you think about all that a person comes in contact with. And wash for at least 20 seconds with soap. Soap is better than hand sanitizer.”

Attacking Allergies Allergy season makes it difficult for your eyes and nose. Proper medications reduce the misery to your eyes. In a time of allergies, we unconsciously touch our eyes as well, because they’re itchy. “That itch is because of histamine,” Hart says. “So antihistamine drops, lubricating drops, can help.” Hart says items such as Refresh gel drops — which coat and lubricate the eye — and Pataday are among the useful over-thecounter treatments. Gotta Wear Shades “Wear sunglasses,” Hart recommends. Shades that are certified for ultraviolet (UV) protection — which are the only kind you want to buy — are for good health as well as comfort and style. UV rays can have a negative effect on the lens of the eye that can lead to long-term problems such as cataracts. “You see that with farmers, offshore workers, industrial workers, other people who are outside,” he says. “They need to be careful. There can even be some retina damage, not just cataracts, from lack of protection. People need to protect themselves from the toxic effects of sun rays.” The outer eyelids are the thinnest skin on the human body. Sunglasses can protect them — particularly those of people who have fair skin. The risks can run as far as basal cell carcinoma, a skin cancer. For more information, visit harteyecenter.com or call 337-439-4014.

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Tips for Getting Kids to Brush their Teeth Regularly by Kristy Como Armand

Parents often struggle with how to get their children to brush their teeth regularly. The good news is that for those parents who put in the effort, their kids will usually develop good oral hygiene habits. Summer is a good time for parents to focus on helping their children develop good daily brushing habits. “It’s important for parents to start good oral hygiene habits with their children at a young age,” says Eric Sanders, DDS, with Sanders Pediatric Dentistry. “It may seem like a difficult task, but it’s important enough to keep working on. For most kids, the habits they develop in childhood are those they’ll continue into adulthood.”

DR. SANDERS PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN LEARN GOOD ORAL HYGIENE HABITS: TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT. Discuss the reasons why they need to brush regularly, so they know why they are doing it. Picture books on the subject can support the lessons.

PRAISE THEIR EFFORTS. Rather than focus on where they fall short, keep it positive and congratulate them for their efforts. They can always go back and improve areas missed, but positive reinforcement goes a long way.

MAKE IT FUN. When parents make brushing time fun, little kids are more likely to want to participate. Have a brushing song or fun routine that goes along with getting the job done each day.

KEEP THEM ACCOUNTABLE. Until kids are around eight or nine years old, parents may need to supervise children to ensure proper brushing. It may be inconvenient, but establishing lifelong habits will benefit them greatly in the long run.

GIVE THEM REWARDS. Kids love to get rewards, even if it’s a sticker added to their sticker chart. Once they meet their brushing goals, take them to the store to pick out a book. This will help reinforce the habit.

“The last thing parents want to do every morning and evening is argue with their kids about brushing their teeth,” adds Dr Sanders. “When you make a plan and stick to it, you’ll generally be more successful in getting them to form the brushing habit.”

For more information about children and dental hygiene, or to schedule an appointment, visit www.sanderspediatricdentistry.com or call (337) 433-5437.

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An Allowance Allows Real World Money Lessons by Kristy Como Armand

As summer begins, kids will have more things they want to do and places they want to go during the break – especially as shelter at home orders are relaxed and they gain back some freedom. Most of these will cost money, making summer a great time to consider an allowance system if you don’t have one in place already.

When giving children an allowance, Schiro recommends giving the money in denominations that encourage saving. “For example, if the amount is $5, give them five onedollar bills and encourage them to set aside at least one dollar in savings. For children who are old enough, the best way to encourage them to save is take them to the bank so they can open their own bank account as soon as they are old enough.”

There are many different schools of thought when it comes to giving children an allowance. Some parents believe an allowance should be tied to household chores; others argue that doing household chores should be viewed as a child’s contribution to the family, not as a money motivator. Some pay out weekly, while others dole out on a monthly basis. Some say five bucks is enough; others say ten. When it comes to the logistics of allowance, there are no right answers – the method of developing a family allowance is an individual decision that depends on the personal values and budget of each family. However, one thing is for certain, according to Jamie Schiro, Vice President/ Market Manager with Lakeside Bank: An allowance should not be viewed simply as a fistful of dollars given to a child to spend impulsively. Instead, she says it should be viewed as an opportunity to teach invaluable skills about money management. “Many parents hand over a few dollars here and there when their child asks for it,” she says. “That money quickly disappears down the hall and out the door, with no discussion about how it is spent – or saved.” Research shows that the financial lessons kids learn in their youth usually carry into adulthood. “If they understand that saving and being responsible with their money is important,” says Schiro, “it’s more likely they’ll develop good money management skills in adulthood. Helping them manage their allowance is a great hands-on way to start them off with a strong foundation.”

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Opening the account can also help parent and child develop a budget together. If your child loves $40 video games, for example, that can be worked into the budget, just as the parent would work household expenses into the adult budget. Another aspect of allowance that often goes overlooked is the opportunity to teach charitable giving, Schiro says. “An allowance presents an excellent opportunity for parents to teach children how to support causes that they believe in and give back to their communities. Even little children will have an idea of what’s important to them. Once you’ve had that conversation, search for charities that are in line with what you’ve discussed and show them how to make a contribution. Whether it’s a donation to their church, a pet shelter or a local food bank, it helps your child realize they are part of a larger community and they can play a role in the welfare of that community.”

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Summer Bummers

Mosquitoes: Over-thecounter topical sprays and lotions are great ways to discourage mosquitoes, and a hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion will usually stop the itch.

Dealing with Summer’s Itches & Stings by Lauren Morris

Summer may be the season for fun and relaxation, but it’s also the season for stings and bites. “Warm weather brings with it a multitude of itchy skin problems caused by bites, stings, allergic reaction, rashes and other irritants,” says Dr. Melissa Rasberry, family medicine physician with Imperial Health Urgent Care. Fortunately, most of these do not require a visit to the doctor, but it’s not always easy for parents to determine what is causing the problem and the best way to treat the itch.

BITES & STINGS In Louisiana, bug bites and stings are a nearly unavoidable seasonal hazard. Dr. Rasberry provides guidance for treating the most common.

Ants: Ant bites are similar to mosquito bites, with the exception of those from fire ants. The same topical anti-itch treatments recommended for mosquitoes will also help minimize discomfort from fire ant bites. Bees and Wasps: With bees and wasps, a red ring or bump appears at the site of the wound. The important thing to remember is that bees’ stingers often remain in the wound. Remove the stinger to prevent getting more venom into the skin. Wash with soap and water, use antiseptic ointment, and treat with ice, aspirin, antihistamines, hydrocortisone cream and/or calamine lotion. “Fortunately, the itch from most bites and stings will only last a day or two. If your child has a more severe allergic reaction, you should see a doctor for more specific treatment,” advises Rasberry.

POISON IVY & POISON OAK A poison ivy/oak rash takes 10 days or longer to heal. Dr. Rasberry says a small percentage of people experience an extreme reaction to exposure. If this occurs, immediate medical attention is needed. “If you know your child is allergic, become familiar with where these plants typically grow and what they look like,” advises Dr. Rasberry. If contact does occur, wash with cold running water as soon as possible. “If you do this within five minutes, it will help prevent spreading.” Relieve itching of mild rashes with cool showers, calamine lotion, and soaking in a lukewarm bath with an oatmeal or baking soda solution. Over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams are not typically strong enough for poison ivy rashes. If rash areas are large or the reaction severe, see a doctor immediately. Dr. Rasberry advises parents to plan ahead and stock up on first-aid supplies. “When it comes to treating summer itches and stings, it’s better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it.”

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