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for Region 7, an eight–parish area; he is a member of the Imperial Calcasieu Regional Planning and Development Commission and presently serves as chairman of the Wastewater committee. He has been the chairman of every major Calcasieu Parish Police Jury committee as well as serving as former president and vice-president of the Police Jury. District 13 includes Sulphur, west of Beglis Parkway and unincorporated areas west and north of Sulphur. For more information, visit www.facebook. com/francisandrepont-policejury.

Lake Area Medical Center Welcomes Dr. Blake LeBlanc, ENT Lake Area Medical Center welcomes Blake LeBlanc, M.D. an Otolaryngologist (ear, nose & throat specialist) to its medical staff. Dr. LeBlanc has joined the medical Dr. Blake LeBlanc practice of Brad LeBert, M.D. and Bridget Loehn, M.D., at the ENT & Allergy Clinic located at 1920 W. Sale Road in Building F, Suites 3 & 4 in Lake Charles. For more information please call (337) 312-8564.

IBERIABANK Names Mancuso as Loan Portfolio Manager IBERIABANK, the 128-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, is pleased to announce the recent naming of Matthew Mancuso as Loan Portfolio Manager Matthew Mancuso for Southwest Louisiana. Matthew Mancuso joined IBERIABANK as an intern working closely with the Commercial Banking team. He can be reached by phone at (337) 312-7025.

Senator Ronnie Johns Announces ReElection Campaign State Senator Ronnie Johns has announced his candidacy for reelection in District 27 in the upcoming October 24 election. A well-respected businessman and active Senator Ronnie Johns community volunteer, Sen. Johns was elected without opposition to the open Senate seat in District 27 four years ago. He previously served as a State Representative for three terms from 1995 – 2007. Sen. Johns currently serves on the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget and is the Vice-Chairman of the Judiciary-B Committee. District 27 covers most of Calcasieu Parish, including Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, Westlake, Sulphur and Carlyss. For more information, visit

SOWELA Technical Community College Names Dr. Wendi Palermo Dean of Nursing & Allied Health

City Savings Bank Announces Assistant Branch Managers

Marlene Manuel

Monica Thompson

City Savings Bank is proud to announce Marlene Manuel and Monica Thompson as assistant branch managers for two of its local branches. Marlene Manuel now serves as assistant manager for the Lake Street branch in Lake Charles. Manuel brings nearly 20 years of banking experience—10 of which as a loan specialist—to her position. Monica Thompson has been named assistant manager of the Sulphur branch. Thompson has 15 years of extensive lending and management experience, and she volunteers regularly in the community. For more information, call (337) 463-8661.

SOWELA Technical Community College is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Wendi Wendi Palermo Palermo to its staff as the Dean of the School of Nursing & Allied Health. As the college continues its priorities of enhancing our academic enterprise through the delivery of top tier teaching and student success, Dr. Palermo will be a key person in conveying these efforts. She will facilitate and provide exemplary leadership to the School of Nursing & Allied Health. For information, call (337) 421-6594.

Home Instead Names Van Dyke New Marketing Representative Troy Van Dyke has joined Home Instead, a home care service provider offering personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives Troy Van Dyke of aging adults and their families, as their new Marketing Representative. After working for 30 years in the business development and marketing fields, Van Dyke transitioned into the senior living industry four years ago. He has experience in both assisted and independent living. For more information, call (337) 214-4925.

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