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                                                                                                                                  I HEALTHY IMAGE
ADVERTISER                                 PAGE ADVERTISER                                                    PAGE
                                                                                                                                  Your Image Is Our Specialty
ACME SIGNS COMPANY, L.L.C . .16 HAYLEIGH’S CHILDCARE                                                       . . . . . . . .17
                                                                                                                                      People have many        scale special events,        you can expect:
                                                                                                                                  choices on where they       including several with          • knowledgeable,
AMERICAN PRESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 HAMILTON HOUSE                                  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6   do business. Your           national celebrities         experienced and
                                                                                                                                  success often comes            • developed image         professional
                                                                                                                                  down to the perception      campaigns for numerous       representation
AMERISAFE, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 HEALTH SYSTEMS 2000 . . . . . . . . .10                                         people have of your         products and service            • unsurpassed
                                                                                                                                  business. Keeping your      lines                        attention to detail
                                                                                                                                  name in front of your          • written thousands
                                                                                                                                                                                              • complete
ANGELS BABIES CHILDCARE                                        HEALTH SYSTEMS 2000 . . . . . . . . .11                            target audience in a        of news releases and
                                                                                                                                  variety of positive ways    feature articles
  & DEVELOPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6                                                                                      is a vital key in              • created and                • integrity
                                                               HEALTHY IMAGE CONSULTING . . .2                                    maintaining and             launched numerous               • prompt response
                                                                                                                                  increasing your             publications, from           and availability
AUGIE’S SCOOTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . .25                                                                                      competitive edge.           conceptual planning to          While our approach is
                                                               KENNY FUSELIER & CO. . . . . . . . . .26                               We can help. Healthy    distribution                 always professional, we
                                                                                                                                  Image has worked with          • worked with             know the value of a
AVON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18                                                                    small local companies       executives to develop        sense of humor and
                                                               LA MAISON                                                          and large international     their strategic goals        understand that a
                                                                 PROPERTIES, L.L.C. . . . . . . . . . .22                         corporations to do just        • developed
BARRETT CONSULTING, APC . . . . .4                                                                                                that. In every situation,   brochures and direct
                                                                                                                                                                                           positive outlook is the
                                                                                                                                                                                           best point of view. We
                                                                                                                                  each client receives the    mail pieces that get         consider ourselves
BIJOUX                                                         LAKE CHARLES STEEL                                                 benefit of our positive     results
                                                                                                                                  approach to public             Owners Kristy             fortunate to be able to do
   SULPHUR’S FINE JEWELER                           . . .3       & PIPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27         relations and marketing     Armand, Christine            what we enjoy every
                                                                                                                                  communications. We          Fisher and Barbara           day.
                                                                                                                                  have had the privilege of   VanGossen are graduates         For more information
BLAZIN TRUCK PARTS                                             MIMOSA BOUTIQUE                    . . . . . . . . . . . . .24     working with numerous       of McNeese State             about Healthy Image,
  & ACCESSORIES, L.L.C.                     . . . . . .12                                                                         businesses at all stages    University and have          please call 312-0972.
                                                                                                                                  of their growth. Over the   over 60 years of
                                                               MYRTIS MUELLER REALTY                             . . . . .21      years we have:              combined experience in            Healthy Image
BUDGET BLINDS                                                                                                                         • obtained national     marketing, public
                                                                                                                                                                                              836 University Dr.
                                                                                                                                  and international news      relations and advertising
  OF LAKE CHARLES . . . . . . . . . . . . .8                   NINA P’S CAFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4             coverage                    in Southwest Louisiana.         Lake Charles, LA
                                                                                                                                      • coordinated large-    When you work with us,             337-312-0972

CAMERON STATE BANK                    . . . . . . . . .14      NOMICA GUILLORY/
                                                                 EXCELLENCE IN YOU L.L.C. . .22
CLOSET KARMA            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
                                                               PDI OF THE SOUTH, INC.                       . . . . . . . . .7
DR. ROBERT JANOT                . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
                                                               PEGGY’S THREADS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
  ASSOCIATES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 THE PERFECT FIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
                                                                                                                                             we’re quick.
                                                                                                                                                              Perception is reality in today’s competitive world.
                                                               QUILTS BAYOU              . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
                                                                                                                                                              Every business needs a positive image,strong
                                                                                                                                                              name recognition and a healthy bottom line.
  VICKIE WICKS            . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
                                                               RAU FINANCIAL GROUP . . . . . . . . .17                                                        Healthy Image specializes in:
FIRST FEDERAL BANK . . . . . . . . . . .19                                                                                                                     • advertising
                                                                                                                                                               • graphic design
                                                                                                                                        we’re creative.
                                                               SOUTHERN RECORDS
FIRST FEDERAL INSURANCE                         . . . . .3       STORAGE, INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16                                                 • communication
                                                                                                                                                               • website content
FIRST FEDERAL INVESTMENTS .26 STACEY’S ARMOIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . .12                                                                                     • strategic planning
                                                                                                                                                               • community relations
GASTON FINANCIAL                                 SYLVIA’S BISTRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9                                                            • media relations
  CONSULTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24                                                                                   we’re connected.           No hype,just results.
                                                 UNITED OFFICE SUPPLY
HAIRSAY FAMILY SALON . . . . . . . . .9            AND EQUIPMENT CO., INC. . . . .8                                                   337.312.0972
                                                                                                                                      836 University Drive
“Women In Business” is a special American Press advertising section.
            The cover was designed by Sarah Cooley.
               All claims made are those of the advertisers.                                                                      00557762
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                                      W r gold                                I BIJOUX’S

                                       r   r                                  Your full service jewelry store
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                                                                              would like to invite you
                                                                              to come into to our store
                                      Sell your unwanted gold,                and let us assist you with
                                                                              exceptional personal
                                      silver & platinum jewelry!              service. We are a full
                                      Highest Prices Paid!                    service jewelry store. We
                                                                              can take care of all your
                                      Use your “old gold” cash & receive an
                                                                              jewelry needs including
                                      additional 10% off your purchase        jewelry and watch
                                      that day. We will donate cash to the    repairs, watch batteries,
                                      American Cancer Society.                bead stringing,
                                                                              appraisals and custom
                                                                                 Bijoux is an exclusive         Annette St. Romain, Owner, Bernadine
                                                                              Master IJO Jeweler. Our          Hebert, Mary St. Romain, Janis Granger,
                                                                              store was chosen for              Chris Baldwin, Seated Woody Bearden.
                                      Our refiner is buying old               membership in the              (Not pictured Adrienne Hanks and Pam Savoy)
    a special                                             ,
                                      and broken jewelry flatware,
                                      precious metals and coins.
                                                                              Independent Jewelers
                                                                              Organization. IJO is an      est, dependable and           moments of your life.
                                                                                                           extremely helpful. We are     Our commitment to
    3 day eVent 3 days only
                                                                              organization which only
                                                                              accepts jewelers with the    happy to educate our
                                                                                                           customers on diamonds
                                                                                                                                         excellence and superior
                                                                              highest ethical standards                                  quality assures you that
    o        b r 29 10 m–7 m          o     b r 22 10 m–7 m                   and superior professional    and gemstones. We are
    o        b r 30 10 m–5 m          o     b r 23 10 m–5 m                                                passionate about our          you will be thrilled
                                                                              integrity. Group purchas-
    o        b r 31 10 m–3 m          o     b r 24 10 m–3 m                   ing power allows Master      work. It is our sincere       beyond all your expecta-
                                                                              IJO Jewelers to pass a       pleasure to help our cus-     tions.
                                                                              significant savings on to    tomers find that unique          Come in and let us
            1705 Maplewood Drive                                              their customers while        piece of jewelry that will    “WOW” you today!
             Sulphur, LA 70663                                                maintaining the highest      express their love for
                                                                              quality products.            each other and be an
              (337) 625-9971                                                     Here at Bijoux we are     heirloom for generations
           www.bijoux nejewelry.com                                           committed to our cus-        to come. We feel honored
00558425                                                                      tomers. Our staff is hon-    to share in the special

     First Federal Salutes                                                                       LIFE • HEALTH • PERSONAL • COMMERCIAL

           Women in Business

                                                                                                                         Lake Charles
                                                                                                                   (337)  421-1252
                                                                                                                    (337) 421-1255

                                                                                                                   (318)   561-1070

    Sharilyn Fontenot, CPSR, CPIW      Pam Thompson, CPSR, CPIW                  Donna Vilar, LUTCF
    Account Manager                    Senior Account Executive                  Account Executive


                                                                                      I BARRETT CONSULTING, APC

                                                                                      Tax • Accounting • Litigation Support
             BARRETT                                                                      Barrett Consulting, APC
                                                                                      originated in February 2008

                                                                                      in Lake Charles and subse-
                                                                                      quently moved its practice
                                                                                      to Moss Bluff.
                                                                                          Barrett Consulting offers
                                                                                      a wide range of tax,
          Certified Public Accountants                                                accounting and consulting
                                                                                      services. Tina Demarest
                                                                                      Barrett, President explains
     • BUSINESS CONSULTING • TAX • ACCOUNTING                                         “The most important aspect
                                                                                      of our practice is partnering
     • LITIGATION SUPPORT • BUSINESS VALUATION                                        with our clients to provide
                                                                                      timely, valuable services.
                                                                                      Our greatest success comes
                                                                                      from the rewards we experi-
                                                                                      ence when we are an inte-

      Tina Demarest Barrett                                                           gral part of making our
                                                                                      client’s businesses and
                                                                                      financial lives successful.”         Tina Demarest Barrett, Owner/President;

         Donna L. Arabie
                                                                                          In today’s ever changing     and Donna L. Arabie, Owner/Secretary-Treasurer
                                                                                      environment and difficult
                                                                                      economic times, businesses      clients’ continued success.      office at 375 Sam Houston
                                                                                      and individuals require         As explained by Ms. Barrett,     Jones Parkway directly
                                                                                      timely results of financial     “We enjoy not only the pro-      across from the Market

            375 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy.                                               information to implement
                                                                                      proactive financial decisions
                                                                                                                      fessional relationships with
                                                                                                                      our clients, but the personal
                                                                                                                                                       Basket. If you’d like to
                                                                                                                                                       schedule a free consultation,
               Lake Charles, LA 70611                                                 necessary for their contin-
                                                                                      ued success. Barrett
                                                                                                                      ones as well.”
                                                                                                                          Since its origination in
                                                                                                                                                       please give us a call at (337)
                                                                                                                                                       855-0032. The CPA, never
                 Fax: 337.855.8762                                                    Consulting strives to pro-
                                                                                      vide services that include
                                                                                                                      early 2008, Barrett
                                                                                                                      Consulting has grown to
                                                                                                                                                       underestimate the value.

                                                                                                                                                       Barrett Consulting, APC
                                                                                                                      include a professional and
                                                                                      not only reporting on                                            375 Sam Houston Jones
                                                                                                                      administrative staff of eight.
                                                                                      results of operations but                                                Parkway
                                                                                                                      They welcome you to come
                                                                                      also business and financial     by and visit their Moss Bluff        Moss Bluff, LA
          CPA      The CPA, Never Underestimate the value                  00558155
                                                                                      planning to assure their                                              337-855-0032

                                                                                      I NINI P’S CAFE

                                                                                      “You will leave satisfied!”
                                                                                         Nina P’s is owned
                                                                                      and operated by two
                                                                                      sisters Penny Fontenot
                                                                                      and Paulina Bourque.
                                                                                      The Cafe’s name
                                                                                      derived from their
                                                                                      nicknames “Nina” and
                                                                                         Nina P’s is a quaint
                                                                                      cafe. They offer you
                                                                                      the choice of dining
                                                                                      inside or out on the
                                                                                      patio. You can please
                                                                                      your appetite with

             NOW OPEN SATURDAYS!
                                                                                      their many appetizers,
                                                                                      plate lunches, gumbo,
                                                                                      New Orleans’ style Po-
                                                                                      Boys, spuds, salads,                              Co-owners
                       Plate Lunches Served Daily                                     and a variety of din-                 Paulina Bourque and Penny Fontenot
                                                                                      ners. They also pro-
                • Gumbo • Poboys • Burgers • Salads                                   vide sandwich trays.            ing faces in an enjoy-           Louisiana Gambler’s
                                                                                         You’re sure to leave         able atmosphere,” says           Hotline is (877)770-
    1600A W McNeese St • (Next to SJ Welsh Middle School)                                                             owners Penny                     7867.
                                                                                      satisfied will all home-
                                                                                      cookin’ and fresh food          Fontenot and Paulina
                                                                                                                                                        Nina P’s Cafe 1600 A
                                                                                      at Nina P’s Cafe.               Bourque. “We hope to
                       Gambling Problems 1-877-770-STOP                                                                                                 West McNeese Street
                                                                                         “At Nina P’s we              keep the business in               Lake Charles, LA
                                                                                      strive to serve the best        the family for years to                  Hours
                                                                                      home-cooked food in             come.”                              11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
     Mon-Sat 11-3                                      337-479-2201                   town and always greet             They also offer non-                Mon.- Sat.
                                                                           00561757   customers with smil-            smoking video poker.                   479-2201.
                                                                                               THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009    ADVERTISING SECTION      AMERICAN PRESS        5


Vision Source dedicated to “Excellence in Eye Care”
  BECKY JANOT, has been in        mostly with Dr. Janot. Many of     American Optometric                working for 4 years with a         Janot’s Vision Source, Mandie
the optical busi-                 you will know Tina from Moss       Association, in July, 2008.        group of medical physicians.       worked as a technician for a 2
ness for the past                 Bluff, where she worked for 4      Shana is a 2008 graduate of        Judy has 20 years experience       doctor ophthalmic practice in
22 years. She was                 years.                             McNeese State University with      in the optical field having        Ohio.
systems adminis-                                                     a degree in biology.               worked as an office manager,
trator for a multi-                  SHONNA                                                             frame consultant, contact lens       MADISON
doctor and multi-                 DAIGLE, a certi-                     ANGIE                            assistant, exam room techni-       WALL works as
location practice                 fied paraopto-                     BLANCHETTE                         cian and front desk assistant.     an intern at Dr.
for 10 years.                     metric (CPO), has                  has been working                   For 10 of those years, Judy        Janot's Vision
Becky then served as Manager      been in the opti-                  with Dr. Janot for                 worked with Dr. Janot, and         Source, joining
of Client Services for Marchon    cal field for near-                almost 4 years.                    she is glad to be back working     our team in June,
Delta Systems, an optical soft-   ly 17 years. The                   She serves as a                    part time as a recall secretary    2009. She is a
ware / hardware company           majority of her experience has     frame consultant                   and general office assistant. In   junior at Louisiana Tech
based in New Orleans,             come during her work with          and front desk                     July, 2008 she received her        University majoring in biology
Louisiana. Returning to the       Dr. Janot. Shonna serves as Dr.    assistant. Angie brings to our     Certified Paraoptometric           with an emphasis on pre-
Lake area after 2 years, Becky    Janot's chief exam room tech-      office her experience in retail    (CPO) certification by the         optometry. Madison has been
continued her client service      nician.                            customer service, an area in       American Optometric                a patient of Dr. Janot's, long
role with Delta, working out                                         which she worked for nearly        Association.                       before her interest in optome-
of her home. In May, 2005,           SHANA                           20 years before joining the                                           try as a career. She has
Becky returned to optical sales   HARRISON is                        Vision Source family. In July,        MANDIE                          already gained much optical
as an administrator. She is a     an American                        2008 Angie received her            MCDANIEL is                        and patient care experience
nationally certified paraopto-    Board of                           Certified Paraoptometric           an optometric                      from her internship which will
metric (CPO).                     Opticianry certi-                  (CPO) certification by the         technician with 9                  greatly enhance her optomet-
                                  fied optician who                  American Optometric                years experience                   ric training in the future.
  TINA HARE is a nationally       has 12 years                       Association.                       in the ophthalmic
certified paraop-                 experience in the optical field.                                      field. In the past,
tometric assistant                In addition, she is a nationally     JUDY                             Mandie has worked as a surgi-
(CPOA). She has                   certified paraoptometric assis-    ENGLISH                            cal coordinator and contact              Dr. Robert Janot
worked in the                     tant (CPOA), having passed         returns to the                     lens specialist for 4 doctors in      2245 Maplewood Drive
optical field for                 the national certification         Sulphur Vision                     a large ophthalmological prac-          Sulphur, LA 70663
over 18 years,                    examination, given by the          Source office after                tice. Just prior to joining Dr.            337-625-2020

                                                                                  2245 Maplewood Dr. • Sulphur, LA
                                                                                 www.janotvision.com • 337-625-2020

                                            Tina, Angie, Shana, Madison, Dr. Janot, Becky, Mandie, Shonna, Judy


                                                                                            I HAMILTON HOUSE

                                    Your Life Is                                            Traditional Gift Giving
                                      of TREASURE-                                              Do you like shopping
                                                                                            unique gift shops that
                                                 Keep It Precious                           have that special some-
                                                                                            thing to offer? If so, then
                                                                                            a visit to Hamilton
                                                                                            House is a must on your
                                                                                            next shopping trip. They
                                                                                            have all the something
                                                                                            specials in one store.
                                                                                                Owner Barbara Stacy
                                                                                            and her staff have creat-
                                                                                            ed a delightful shop
                                                                                            filled with unique gift
                                                                                                                            Let Barbara Stacy and Amber Myers help you in
                                                                                                                                       finding that special gift.
                                                                                                “We offer a wide
                                                                                            selection of gifts, jewelry,
                                                                                                                           platters, crystal bowls      Make Hamilton House a
                                                                                            candles, Fit flops, and
                                                                                                                           and decorative accents.      “must-stop” on your next
                                                                                            soon to come, a new line
                                                                                                                           Their really cool gift       shopping trip!
                                                                                            of bedding. Our atmos-
                                                                                                                           wraps are a must-see.
                                                                                            phere is customer friend-
                                                                                                                               At Hamilton House,
                                                                                                                           customers are number
                                                                                                When you enter the
                                                                                            door, the relaxing music       one and their satisfaction
                                                                                            and perfumed air are a         is top priority. “We want         Hamilton House
                M-F 9:30-5:30 • SAT 10:00-3:00                                                                             our customers to feel          1847 Maplewood Dr.
                                                                                            delight to the senses.
               1847 MAPLE WOOD DRIVE                                                                                       welcomed and comfort-                Sulphur, LA
                                                                                            Stroll the aisles lined                                            337-625-2472
                  SULPHUR • 625-2472                                                        with beautiful pewter          able shopping with us.”      hamiltonhouse926@bellsouth.net

                                                                                            I ANGEL BABIES CHILDCARE AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER LLC

                                                                                            Around the clock childcare
                                                                                              Angel Babies is a 24/7       ples who need a night
                                                                                            Class A childcare center       away,” Tiffany states.

                                                   D                                        opened by three sisters
                                                                                            over a year ago. Tiffany
                                                                                            Miller, CEO; Tracy
                                                                                                                           We have contracts with
                                                                                                                           the casinos, hospitals,
                                                                                                                           and refineries. We serve
                                                                                            Williams, Executive            Calcasieu, Allen, and
       3 Sisters + 1 Vision = Exceptional Childcare                                         Director; and Vernessa         Jeff Davis Parishes.
                                                                                            Guillory, Executive               Most mothers would
                                                     Class A Childcare                      Director, believe “your        not be able to work
                                                     24 Hr. Service, Seven Days A           hours are our hours.”          unless they had the
                                                        Week                                  We accept children           childcare they needed,
                                                                                            from 6 weeks old to 12         states Tiffany. Angel
                                                     Open All Major Holidays                years of age, and offer 3      Babies provides excel-
                                                     Moms Day Out Program                   hot meals, 3 snacks,           lent customer service
                                                                                            excellent curriculum           and meets the needs of         ~ The Dixie Chicks ~
                                                     3 Hot Meals, 3 Snacks                  and exercise programs.         the entire family             (named after mother)
                                                                                            We participate in the          because we strongly                 Centered:
                                                     After School Program                   Quality Rating System          believe in customer               Tiffany Miller,
                                                     Tutoring Program                       (QRS) and are open all         service, states Vernessa.              CEO
                                                                                            holidays, weekends,            “Everyone is greeted                   Left:
                                                     Child Care Assistance                  and whenever you may           when they arrive and             Tracy Williams,
                                                        Accepted                            need our services. We          when they leave. We             Executive Director
                                                                                            offer a moms day pro-          offer convenience for                 Right:
                                                     Participate in QRS Program             gram and after school          those 1st, 2nd and 3rd          Vernessa Guillory
                                                     Onsite Library                         programs that extends          shift workers,” states          Executive Director
                                                                                            until midnight, due to         Tracy.
                                                     4 Separate Playgrounds                 hours our mother’s               So next time you can’t      Angel Babies Childcare
                                                                                            work.                          find anyone to watch         and Development Center,
                                                                                              “Our business is             the kids, remember to
                320 EAST MILLER AVENUE                                                      essential to the success       call Angel Babies
                                                                                                                                                          302 E. Miller Avenue
                                                                                            of single parents, grand-      because your hours are
           IOWA, LA 70647 • 337-582-1975                                         00481434
                                                                                            parents, and even cou-         our hours!                       Iowa, LA 70647
                                                                                                                                                              337-582-1975      00558467
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Giving you quality care in your very own home

                                                                 as leisure activities such as   our administrative staff       into their home and have
                                                                 shopping and Bingo.             cannot be found in any         placed an enormous level
                                                                    We have provided serv-       other agency.”                 of trust on our agency,”
                                                                 ices for many years to resi-       Other key employees         McCloskey said. “It is our
                                                                 dents of Lake Charles and       are Tracie Poullard, vice      responsibility to live up to
                                                                 have a long standing repu-      president of operations,       that trust and ensure they
                                                                 tation of compassion and        Gwen Levings, director of receive the best possible
                                                                 going the extra mile for        Medicaid services and
                                                                 our consumers.                  Peggy Kelley, program          care and service from our
                                                                    PDI was founded in           development director.          agency at all times. Our
                                                                 1987 to serve the needs of         At PDI, our consumers       staff will do whatever it
                                                                 individuals with specific       are often remarking that       takes to see that our con-
                                                                 home care needs that            having us have eased the       sumers are satisfied with
                                                                 could not be met through        minds of themselves and        their services.”
              L to R: Tracie Poullard, VP of Operations;         traditional home health         their families knowing
           Peggy Kelley, Program Development Director and        services. We began provid-      their loved ones are being
                 Margaret McCloskey, Administrator               ing services to the Lake        so well taken care of. Our
                                                                 Area in 1992 through the        presence allows both the
   PDI of the South pro-              Our services include all   Louisiana Medicaid              consumers and their fami-
vides in-home non-med-             areas of daily living such    Waiver program.                 lies to focus on other areas
ical care to persons with          as bathing, grooming and         “Our staff is always         of their lives knowing the
various illnesses and dis-         dressing, meal prepara-       professional and responds       care they need is there
abilities. Our services            tion, light housekeeping,     quickly to the needs of our     whenever they need it.
allow these individuals to         etc. Other specialized        consumers,” Owner/                 McCloskey says that
remain independent in              services include trans-       Administrator Margaret          consumer satisfaction is          PDI of the South, Inc.
their own homes through            portation to and from         McCloskey said. “Our            her number one priority.
                                                                                                                              710 W. Prien Lake Rd., Ste. 100
the utilization of various         medical appointments,                                                                          Lake Charles, LA 70601
                                                                 consumers and staff are            “In all that we do, we             337-479-0048
state programs and insur-          post-surgical care, medica-   always treated like family.     keep in mind that our con-
ance companies.                    tion management as well                                                                        www.pdihealthcare.com
                                                                 The level of dedication by      sumers have allowed us

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                                                                                                  I BUDGET BLINDS

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                                           HUGE SELECTION OF                                         Budget Blinds of
                                • Shutters • Blinds • Draperies                                   Lake Charles offers a
                                                                                                  rich selection of quality
                             • Shades • Woven Woods • Arches                                      window treatments.
                                                                                                  Window treatments
                                                                                                  include shutters, blinds,
                                                                                                  shades, draperies and
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                                                                                                  ing window covering          Budget Blinds vehicle,      store began operating
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                                                                                                  own private line of          Free in-home consulta-
                                                                                                                                                             of Lake Charles
                                                                                                  window treatments,           tions, estimates, profes-   www.budgetblinds.com
                                                                                                  signature series and         sional measuring and
                                                                                                  select series.               installation are avail-        (337) 436-2323
www.budgetblinds.com                                              of Lake Charles                    Budget Blinds makes       able to homeowners


                                                                                                  I UNITED OFFICE SUPPLY
                                          20% OFF                                                 Largest locally owned office supply store
                                          TimeMist                                                    in SWLA approaching 21 years
                                             In stock dispensers
                                                                                                     United Office Supply
                                               and Fragrances                                     and Equipment Co., Inc.,
                                            While supplies last        All sales are FINAL        located at 4013
                                                                                                  Maplewood Drive in
Acapulco               Fruit                                                                      Sulphur was purchased
Splash                                                                                            by Carolyn Cockrill in
                       French Kiss                                                                January 1989. The busi-
Baby Powder            Green Apple                                                                ness was in desperate
Bayberry               Herbal Spring                                                              need of attention. In the
Cherry                 Lavender                                                                   past 20 years Carolyn
Citrus                                                                                            has worked very hard
Citrus Sunrise                                                                                    and many long hours to
                       Maui Wow Wee                                                               build up the business to
Country                Mulberry Mist                                                              where it is today...the
Garden                                     Passion Violet            Spring Flowers
                       Orange                                                                     largest locally owned
Dutch Apple &          Blossom             Pina Colada               Vanilla Lei                  office supply store in
Spice                                      Pine                      Voodoo Berry                 Calcasieu Parish.
                       Pacific Peach
Forbidden                                                                                            United Office Supply                   Carolyn Cockrill, Owner
                                                                                                  sells office supplies,
             We are the largest locally owned office                                              office furniture, office     delivery, with no mini-      United Office Supply
               supply store in Calcasieu Parish                                                   machines, copier and         mum order amount, so
                                                                                                  computer supplies, jani-                                 and Equipment Co., Inc.
                                                                                                                               call UOS and save your
As always, we offer free delivery in Calcasieu Parish                                             torial supplies, promo-      gas! They even do desk-     4013 Maplewood Drive
    and fast, friendly, personal customer service                                                 tional products, printing,   top deliveries. Credit,           Sulphur, LA
                                                                                                  business cards, wedding      debit & pro cards are
                                                                                                                                                            337-625-2442 or 474-
                       unitedoffice@att.net                                                       invitations, rubber
                                                                                                  stamps, TimeMist prod-
                                                                                                                                  Visit Carolyn and her    5589 www.unitedoffice-
                                                                                                  ucts and so much more.       staff today and experi-
                          337-625-2442                                                               Fast, personal service    ence the locally owned
                                                                                                  is what you’ll find at       personal service for                Email:
            00558550      337-474-5589                                                            UOS. Each order has free     yourself.                     unitedoffice@att.net
                                                                                 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009        ADVERTISING SECTION          AMERICAN PRESS         9

                                                                        I HAIRSAY SALON

                                                                        “Where style is created”

                                                                           Hairsay wants to recog-
                                                                        nize our dedicated styl-
                                                                        ists: Amanda is back!
                                                                        Amanda rejoins Julie
                                                                        Davidson, owner/manag-
                                                                        er; Stephanie January,
                                                                        Lindsay Meaux, Bethani
                                                                        Gaspard, and Heather
                                                                           Hairsay Salon offers
                                                                        colors, cuts, high-lites,
                               FOR GUYS & GALS                          perms, hair straightening
                                                                        and facial waxing, at fam-
                                                                        ily oriented pricing. All
           COLORS                                                       services are available for
                                                                        men, as well as, women                  L-R: Bethani, Julie, Lindsay & Heather.
                                                                        and children.                                Seated: Amanda & Stephanie.
           HI - LITES
                                                                           At Hairsay we realize
                                                                        you can’t come in every          rience over and over             the place to call. Late and
           PERMS                                                        day, so we will teach you        again…”.                         early appointments are
                                                                        to manage your style for a          Hairsay stylists remain       available, but walk-ins are
           CREATIVE TO CLASSIC                                          lasting effect. We will          up to date on the latest         always welcome.
                                                                        even recommend the best          cuts, styles and chemical          “We appreciate our
           CUTS & STYLES                                                                                 services, like high-lites, by    loyal clients and welcome
                                                                        products for hair prob-
                                                                        lems or to help maintain         taking local and regional        new-comers,” states
           UP-DO’S                                                      your colors and perms.           classes and use of national      Davidson.
                                                                           “The expert experience        salon journals and com-
                                                                        of our team of stylist and       puter training programs.
           FACIAL WAXING                                                their compassion for             “It is important to each of
                                                                        keeping our clients happy        us that we are the best we
                                                                        is what makes us the             can be,” states Davidson.
                                                                        place to go for a really            If you are looking for a          4328 Lake Street
                                                                        great hair style!”               special occasion or classic
                                                                                                         style, or something wild             Lake Charles, LA
              4328 lake st. | 478.6567| walk-ins welcome                Davidson says “We strive
                                                                                                         and new, Hairsay Salon is              337-478-6567
                                                                        to give you the best expe-

  Sylvia’s Bistro
                                                                        I SYLVIA’S BISTRO & PIZZERIA

                                                                        Where everyone is welcome!
                        329 Broad Street                                   Sylvia’s Bistro and
                                                                        Pizzeria has lots to offer!
                                 337.433.8028                           Formerly Rikenjacks
                           www.sylviasbistro.com                        Brewery, this great find is
                                                                        considered by many the
                           Tues-Sat 3pm-Until                           “best kept secret in Lake
                                                                        Charles”. Aside from being
                                                                        the only restaurant in town

                     Brick Oven
                                                                        offering brick oven style
                                                                        pizza, they offer the most
                                                                        extensive drink menu and
                                                                        alcoholic beverage selection

                      N.Y. Style                                        around. Sylvia’s proudly
                                                                        features live music twice a
                                                                        day, everyday. The stellar             David Herpin, Sylvia and Jillian Cagle

                   Pizza & Salads
                                                                        crew tops it off with great
                                                                        service and the ambience         tainment to fit any budget!        Sylvia is joined by Jillian
                                                                        and atmosphere is one               Though primarily              Cagle, an upcoming
                                                                        found only at Sylvia’s.          licensed as a bar at this        songstress who has been
                                                                        They are the largest enter-      time, Sylvia plans to one        with her for 10 years. Jillian
                                                                        tainment venue in SWLA,          day separate the pizzeria        helps out with all aspects of
                            Catering Available                          featuring not only local         from the bar making the          the bistro. Also on staff is
                                                                        musicians, but also many         pizzeria more family friend-     David Herpin, one of the
                Live Entertainment Nightly                              famous touring musicians,
                                                                        comedians, and artists who
                                                                                                         ly. Sylvia considers her
                                                                                                         business as her home and
                                                                                                                                          best bartenders in town.
                                                                                                                                          He has created the exten-
                                                                        perform there regularly as       pours her passion and soul       sive drink menu consisting
                                                                        they pass through the Lake       into it. She can found           of more than 300 cocktails!
                                                                        Area. Some regular musi-         everywhere! Whether in the       His decade of experience
                           DAILY HAPPY HOURS                            cians include Neal Smith,
                                                                        Mr. Lanny Lamb, Tommy
                                                                                                         kitchen, at the door, or sit-
                                                                                                         ting with the band, she
                                                                                                                                          and amazing personality
                                                                                                                                          combined with his vast
                                  3-7pm 2 For 1 Drinks                  Withrow, Carroll Bird (also
                                                                        the cook!), and Sylvia her-
                                                                                                         remains the anchor of
                                                                                                         Sylvia’s, integrating her tal-
                                                                                                                                          knowledge of the trade
                                                                                                                                          make him one of the many
                                                                        self. The venue is also          ented hand as a culinary         “stars” of Sylvia’s.
                        Tue.      $3 Martinis                           available for private parties,   genius and adding her              Come & enjoy today!
                        Wed.      Ladies Night 2 FREE Cocktails         anniversaries, weddings, or      Latin percussion to every        Sylvia’s Bistro & Pizzeria
                                                                        any other special event.         evening. All who enter
                                                                                                                                               329 Broad Street
                        Thu.      Open Blues Jam @ 8 p.m.               Sylvia’s packages can            Sylvia’s are welcomed with
                                                                                                                                           Lake Charles, LA 70601
                                                                        include personalized             open arms by Sylvia as well
                                                                        menus, themes, and enter-        as by her staff.                       (337) 433-8028
00558517                                                                                                                                   sylvias329@bellsouth.net

                                                                                                                              I HEALTH SYSTEMS 2000
               HOME HEALTH CARE 2000                                                                                          Celebrating 15 years of quality service
                             “We re There When You Need Us”
                                                                                                                                In 1994, Ms. Lisa

                          Home Health Care 2000
                                                                                                                              Walker, CEO of Health
                    At                                           ,                                                            Systems 2000, was work-
                    our goal is to provide preeminent quality home                                                            ing in the field of nurs-
                                                                                                                              ing and saw a need for
                    health care which demonstrates our continued                                                              home health care in Lake
                    commitment to excellence, professionalism and                                                             Charles. Home Health
                    genuine compassion.                                                                                       Care 2000 was created
                                                                                                                              and she worked from
                    Alexandria                                        (318) 445-3795                                          home for the first 6
                                                                                                                              months. Many of her
                    Baton Rouge                                       (225) 293-2500                                          patients considered her a
                                                                                                                              “hospital on wheels”
                    Crowley                                           (337) 785-1004                                          because she was able to
                                                                                                                              come to the customer
                    DeRidder                                          (337) 462-1644                                          instead of making the
                                                                                                                              customer come to her.
                    Jennings                                          (337) 616-2300                                          As needs grew, so did
                                                                                                                              her business. Today,
                    Lafayette                                         (337) 593-1198                                          Health Systems 2000
                                                                                                                              consists of 6 different
                    Lake Charles                                      (337) 439-5444                                          business entities includ-
                                                                                                                              ing: Home Health Care
                    LaPlace                                           (985) 652-8977                                          2000, Pediatric Home
                                                                                                                              Care 2000, Hospice Care
                    New Iberia                                        (337) 364-1518                                          2000, Health Staffers
                                                                                                                              2000, Home Medical
                    Oakdale                                           (318) 335-0973                                          Equipment 2000, and
                                                                                                                              Home Health Care 2000
                    Opelousas                                         (337) 594-0009                                          – Personal Care Services.                      Lisa Walker
                                                                                                                                Health Systems 2000’s
                    Ville Platte                                      (337) 506-2283                                          offices spread across a       ple their patients see on   important,” she explains.
                                                                                                                              50-mile radius, from          a daily basis. “Many of     “Every time the phone
                                                                                                                              Alexandria to LaPlace.        our patients look for-      rings it’s a potential cus-
            • Nurses                                                                                                          They are a preferred          ward to seeing our staff.   tomer. Someone you
                 Medication Management, Wound Care, Catheter Care,                                                            provider for many insur-      They’re able to help        talked to three months
                 Blood Pressure Monitoring, Ostomy Care, Diabetic                                                             ance companies in the         them with all their daily   ago may need your serv-
                 Instruction, Venipuncture, Intravenous Therapy                                                               area. “We’re able to          activities,” explains Ms.   ices. Every contact is a
            • Home Health Aids                                                                                                offer quality health care     Walker.                     potential customer.”
                 Assistance with personal hygiene and activities of daily living.                                             and health care educa-          What has made Health      Health Systems 2000
                                                                                                                              tion throughout the com-      Systems 2000 and Ms.        employs over 300 people
            • Therapists- Physical, Occupational & Speech                                                                     munity,” explains Ms.         Walker so successful for    and services over 1500
                 Therapy may be prescribed by the physician to assist the                                                     Walker. “We’re your one
                 patient in his rehabilitation, maximize independence to
                                                                                                                                                            the past 15 years? “You     customers per year.
                                                                                                                              stop shop for all your        have to know your busi-       At Health Systems
                 perform activities of daily living and to assist with
                                                                                                                              medical needs through         ness and be the authori-    2000, their goal is to pro-
                 communication, cognition and swallowing problems
                                                                                                                              your lifetime. Dealing        ty in your industry,”       vide preeminent quality
                 resulting from injury of disease.
                                                                                                                              with one company              explains Ms. Walker.        home health care which
            • Light Therapy 2000                                                                                              makes it easier on the        “You have to be on top      demonstrates their com-
                 This therapy can be used on post surgical wounds, diabetic                                                   customer and their            of all the changes and      mitment to excellence,
                 wounds, poor circulation and chronic pain. The therapy must                                                  insurance company.”           constantly stay on top –    professionalism and gen-
                 be administered by a physical therapist under the care of the                                                  Health Systems 2000 is      especially when it comes    uine compassion. And
                 physician.                                                                                                   Joint Commission              to health care.”            that’s just what they are
            • Home Medical Equipment 2000                                                                                     accredited with a seal of     Throughout her entire       doing today.
                                                                                                                              approval for maintaining      career, Ms. Walker has         For more information
            • Hospice Care 2000
                                                                                                                              a high quality standard       always been respectful      about their services or to
            • Home Health Care 2000                                                                                           of health care. They also
               “Personal Care Service”
                                                                                                                                                            to anyone who deals         set up an appointment
                                                                                                                              have a great relationship     with her business.          or consultation, call 562-
            • Pediatric Home Care 2000                                                                                        with the Southwest            “Customer service is        1140 today!
            • Medical Social Worker                                                                                           Louisiana community.
                                                                                                                              They provide health
            • Nutritional Counseling
                                                                                                                              fairs, health care screens,
                                                                                                                              and many educational
     Home Health Care 2000 is a for-profit organization certified by Medicare and Medicaid as a provider. Home Health Care    programs to the commu-                       1901 Oak Park Blvd
     2000 bills Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial Carriers directly for all qualified patients. We also accept payment from
     all major insurance companies**, Workman’s Compensation**, Veterans Administration and Private Funds.                    nity. Many times their                      Lake Charles, LA 70601
     **A co-pay may apply.                                                                                                    nurses are the only peo-                         227-562-1140
                                                                               THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009     ADVERTISING SECTION        AMERICAN PRESS       11
                                                              00558358                                                                                     00558352

                                                                         I THE 2000 HEALTH FOUNDATION

                                                                         Providing help that makes a difference
                                                                            In 2005, Lisa Walker,
                                                                         CEO and founder, saw a
                                                                         need to help those with
                                                                         diabetes and hospice care.
                                                                         Louisiana is the 2nd high-
                                                                         est state in the United
                                                                         States for death related to
                                                                         diabetes. Also, she recog-
                                                                         nized that there is a
                                                                         national nursing shortage.
                                                                            The 2000 Health
                                                                         Foundation offers a vari-
                                                                         ety of services to the
                                                                         Southwest Louisiana com-
                                                                         munity. They offer infor-
                                                                         mation in the self-man-
                                                                         agement and care of dia-
                                                                         betes at the Diabetes
                                                                         Information Resource
                                                                         Center located on 2013
                                                                         Oak Park Boulevard in
                                                                         Lake Charles. They also
                                                                         have available supplies,
                                                                         diabetic shoes and other
                                                                         items needed in the daily
                                                                         care of diabetes, in addi-
                                                                         tion to individual counsel-
                                                                         ing. Annual scholarships
                                                                         for nursing students have
                                                                         totaled over 100 in num-
                                                                         ber. The foundation is
                                                                         very excited to be Partners                  Stephanie Morris
                                                                         in Education with Sacred
        Providing Help That Makes a Difference                           Heart St. Katherine Drexel    the time to buy your tick-     the title of “The 2009
                                                                         Catholic School. In the       ets! Nine community            Dancing with the Stars”
                                                                         future, the 2000 Health       celebrity couples will         champions. The audience
Our goals are to increase diabetes awareness, care and                                                 dance the cha-cha, salsa,      will also pick a winner for
                                                                         Foundation hopes to offer
education, provide respite care for hospice patients, serve              a certified diabetic educa-   swing, and more. The           the “People’s Choice
as a partner in education to Sacred Heart St. Katherine                  tor along with a dietician    dancing couples include:       Award” by voting for
Drexel Catholic School and provide nursing scholarships.                 to provide classes on self-   Jon Eric Chretien & Dr.        their favorite dance cou-
                                                                         management of diabetes        Adrienne Breaux, Bobby         ple through donations to
For information on the self-management of diabetes                       all year long.                Dower & Leslie Harless,        the foundation.
visit The 2000 Health Foundation Diabetes Information                       The 2000 Health            Harry Williams & Ann             There will be a VIP pre-
                                                                         Foundation has a compas-      O’Reilly, Bob Pastor &         gala party starting at 4pm
Resource Center located at 2013 Oak Park Blvd
                                                                         sion for everything they      Laura Leach, James &           that includes dinner, live
in Lake Charles.
                                                                         do. “Being able to pro-       Bertha Coleman, James &        entertainment by Scott
                                                                         vide assistance to our        Loretta Spruel, Anthony &      Gertner of Houston, TX
Help make a difference! Support the 4th Annual                                                         Cecelia Bartie, Lauren &       sky bar, a live auction by
                                                                         community is a very ful-
Platinum & Pearls Gala/ Fundraiser featuring                                                           Phil D’Albuquerque, and        auctioneer Dr. Clark
                                                                         filling mission and I am
“Dancing with the Stars” on Sunday, November 1, 2009                     most grateful for the sup-    Christin Bennett & Rudy        Gunderson, and a silent
at the Lake Charles Civic Center. For more information                   port that we receive from     Garca. The dancers have        auction. The tickets for
visit hhc2000.com click on Platinum & Pearls Gala,                       Southwest Louisiana in        been trained by Jay and        the VIP pre-gala party,
ticketmasters.com, Lake Charles Civic Center or                          relation to our annual        Maria Cotto and have           which includes tickets to
call (337) 562-1140.                                                     fundraiser, Platinum and      been practicing for the last   the show, are $100 and
                                                                         Pearls,” explains             12-16 weeks for the event.     show-only tickets are $50.
                                                                         Executive Director,           The dance competition          All proceeds benefit dia-
All Proceeds Benefits Diabetes, Hospice & Education
                                                                         Stephanie Morris.             will start at 6pm at the       betes, hospice care & edu-
                                                                         “Without Southwest            Rosa Hart Theatre. The         cation.
                                                                         Louisiana supporting that     dancers will compete for
                                                                         fundraiser, we would not
                                                                         be able to carry out our
                                                                         mission. It’s very exciting
                                                                         that we can help change
                                                                         lives and make a differ-
                                                                            The Annual Platinum
                                                                         and Pearls Dancing with                  2013 Oak Park Blvd Suite #210
                                                                         the Stars Gala is Sunday,                   Lake Charles, LA 70605
                                                                         November 1st. Now is                             227-480-0045


                                                                                         I BLAZIN’ TRUCK PARTS & ACCESSORIES

                                                                                         For real heavy-duty truck parts
       TRUCK PARTS SPECIALISTS                                                              With the urging and en-
                                                                                         couragement of our many
                                                                                         loyal customers and
                                                                                         friends, the dream of
                                                                                         Blazin’ Truck Parts &
                                                                                         Accessories became a reali-
                                                                                         ty in March 2009.
                                                                                            Our main focus is
                                                                                         heavy-duty truck and trail-
                                                                                         er parts and chrome and
                                                                                         stainless accessories. We
                                                                                         also carry parts for boat,
                                                                                         utility and cargo trailers.
                                                                                         We offer convenient deliv-       Sabrina McCoy, owner; Scott McCoy, manager;
                                                                                         ery services and after-          Arthur Fourcard, warehouse manager; Benny
                                                                                         hours call-out.                  Coleman, outside sales; Allen Cormier, inside
                                                                                            In addition to our com-
                                                                                         petitive pricing and exten-        sales; and Heather LaFleur, accountant.
                                                                                         sive truck parts inventory,     a customized, well-main-        expectations of every cus-
                                                                                         we are THE LARGEST              tained truck. When your         tomer.
                                                                                         chrome shop in Southwest        truck breaks down, the last
                                                                                         Louisiana. We also boast        thing you want is to have
                                                                                         an extremely convenient         to go from store to store to
      Driveline • Wheel & Brakes • Exhaust • Suspension                                  location, right off I-10 with
                                                                                         plenty of truck parking.
                                                                                                                         find the parts you need.
                                                                                                                         Our extensive knowledge
     Chrome & Stainless Accessories • Truck & Trailer Parts                                 Due to the success of
                                                                                         this location, we have
                                                                                                                         ensures that our customers
                                                                                                                         get the right part the first
                                                                                         plans for a second location     time, every time. And if
                                                                                         in the near future.             we do not have what is
         DELIVERY & AFTER HOURS CALL OUT AVAILABLE                                          Our experience sets us       needed, we know who to          Blazin’ Truck Parts and
                                                                                         apart. Our sales staff          call to get it quickly and at      Accessories, LLC
                  76 Years Combined Experience                                           boasts of 76 combined           the best price.                   5925 Wright Road
                                                                                         years of experience in this        We hope our customers        Lake Charles, LA 70615
               Customer Service - Satisfaction is our #1 Priority                        industry, including 15          recognize Blazin’ as a fami-    Exit 36, behind Cash Magic
                                                                                         years mechanical experi-        ly-owned business and feel
      5925 Wright Rd • Lake Charles • 337.310.PART (7278)                                ence. For many drivers,         as though we are treating          Casino & Truck Stop

             (Exit 36 Behind Cash Magic Casino & Truck Stop)                             there’s no substitute for       them like part of our family.    (337) 310-PART (7278)
                                                                                         the satisfaction of driving        We strive to exceed the       sales@blazintruck.com

                                                                                         I STACEY'S ARMOIRE

                                                                                         What's in your closet?
                                                                                           At Stacey’s Armoire, a        Cafe.”
                                                                                         local clothing boutique,          Stacey opened her
                                                                                         a woman can find                boutique three years ago
                                                                                         everything needed to            and is proud of her suc-
                                                                                         make her stylish                cess. Stacey was recog-
                                                                                         wardrobe complete —             nized by the Louisiana
                                                                                         women’s apparel and             Small Business
                                                                                         accessories, chic casual        Development Center
                                                                                         and career wear, misses         with the Small Business
                                                                                         sizes 2-16, handbags,           Star Award.
                                                                                         shoes and jewelry.                “I would like to take
                                                                                           Hot brand names such          this opportunity to
                                                                                         as Tribal Sportswear,           thank the Lake Area for
                                                                                         Spanx, French Dressing          these past years in busi-
                                                                                         jeans, Hyde leather             ness,” she said. “Also to
                                                                                         belts, Jessica McClintock       my family and friends,
                                                                                         handbags, Foxcroft              for the support you pro-             Stacey Vezinot
                                                                                         Wrinkle Free Shirts and         vided me, I truly appre-                 Owner
                                                                                         Pure Color Denim —              ciate and love all of
                                                                                         which is one of Oprah’s         you!”                           Meagan and Molly.
                                                                                         favorites — are all avail-        Stacey is an energized        Stacey extends a special
                                                                                         able at Stacey’s.               leader in the fashion           invitation for people to
                                                                                           Layaway, alterations,         industry with 18 years          stop by and visit.
                                                                                         gift certificates and free      of experience. She has a
     WOMEN’S APPAREL & ACCESSORIES                                                       gift wrapping are avail-        bachelor’s degree in
                                                                                         able.                           home economics with a
                                                                                           “We offer personal            primary focus in fashion
                                                                                         service with personal           merchandising from
                                                                                         attention,” Owner               McNeese State
                                                                                         Stacey Vezinot said. “We        University.
                                                                                         are in a great location,          Stacey is married to          201 W. College St., Ste. C
                                                                                         conveniently located            Matthew Vezinot, and             Lake Charles, LA 70605
                                                                   00558571              near Gaidry’s and Chez          they have two children,               337-562-8191
                                                                                  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009     ADVERTISING SECTION       AMERICAN PRESS      13

                                                                            I EDWARD JONES - VICKIE WICKS

                                                                            It’s about serving others
HELPING OTHERS                                                                 I have two wonderful
                                                                            employees. First is Senior
                                                                                                          Branch in June of 1995. In
                                                                                                          1998 she became a limit-
                                                                                                                                       the individual is of
                                                                                                                                       utmost importance. This

               REACH THEIR DREAMS IS
                                                                            Branch Office                 ed partner with Edward       is my passion, serving
                                                                            Administrator Alicia          Jones and in 2001 the        others. We provide quali-
                                                                            Thibodeaux of Lake            Regional Leader for          ty, long-term investment
                WHAT WE ENJOY MOST.                                         Charles, LA. She has been
                                                                            with our office and
                                                                                                          SWLA and SE Texas
                                                                                                          financial advisors.
                                                                                                                                       opportunities that include
                                                                                                                                       a broad mix of municipal,
                                                                            Edward Jones for 11           Growth has transformed       government and corpo-
                                                                            years.                        Edward Jones from a          rate bonds; mutual funds;
Life’s richest rewards come from helping those around us live                  She is married to          regional firm of only 304    common stocks; and tax
their dreams. Maybe it means lending a hand to a friend.                    Gregory Thibodeaux, and       offices in 1980 to a         advantaged securities.
                                                                            they have two children,       national and global pres-    Our firm was founded in
Supporting an organization devoted to the community. Or                     Gabriel and Amelia. She       ence. Currently her          1922 by Edward D. Jones,
simply pitching in when a little extra help is needed.                      has a BS degree from LSU      region has 52 financial      Sr. After working a rural
                                                                            in Social Work and is         advisors, and they plan      territory in Missouri and
                                                                            originally from Crowley,      to continue growing their    Illinois, Ted Jones, the son
Whatever the dream, whoever the dreamer, life’s better for all              LA. She currently gives       financial advisors as the    of our founder, positi-
                                                                            back to our community         population grows in          ioned the company in the
of us when we can help make things possible when they might                 by serving on the             these areas. In 2006         increasingly competitive
not have been before.                                                       Allocation and Review         Wicks was named              marketplace as a special-
                                                                            Committee for the SWLA        General Partner. She is      ist in providing invest-
                                                                            United Way. She has been      currently on the Board of    ment advice to rural
                                                                            a key to customer service     Directors for the SWLA       Americans. In the 1970’s,
                                                                            with her knowledge and        United Way, serving as       though, the firm realized
                                                                            expertise in the financial    Chairman 2007-2008. She      that the appeal of
                                                                            services industry.            also serves on the Family    Edward Jones was not
                                                                               Second is Senior Branch    and Youth Counseling         based on geography.
                                                                            Office Administrator          Foundation Board and is      Rather, the firm appeals
                                                                            Jeanne Cryer of Sulphur,      a member of the Better       to a certain kind of
                                                                            LA. She has been with         Business Bureau. She has     investor anywhere. In the
                                                                            our office and Edward         been a Rotarian for 15       1980’s, the firm began
                                                                            Jones for 7 years. She is     years with the Greater       expanding into metropol-
                                                                            originally from Long          Lake Charles Rotary Club     itan areas, starting with
                             Vickie V Wicks                                 Island, NY, and brings        and served as its presi-
                                                                                                          dent in 2001. Vickie is a
                                                                                                                                       Chicago and Dallas.
                                                                                                                                       Edward Jones now con-
                               Financial Advisor                            over 16 years of banking
                                                                                                          McNeese State University     ducts the majority of its
      Alicia                                              Jeanne            experience to our office.
                                                                            She is married to Robert      graduate with a BA in        business in urban and
   Thibodeaux             609 West Prien Lake Road         Cryer            Cryer and they have two       Liberal Arts and holds       suburban markets.
    Senior Branch          Lake Charles, LA 70601       Senior Branch       children, Christina and       the AAMS designation.        Although the firms’s size
                                                                            Anthony. Currently she        She is a member of Our       has changed, its set of
 Office Administrator         337-477-2356           Office Administrator   gives back to our commu-      Lady Queen of Heaven         business principles
                                                                            nity with involvement in      Catholic Church. Vickie      retains the same focus.
                                                                            Girls Scout Troop 2034 in     has been quoted in the       First, the firm serves just
                                                                            Sulphur since 2004 and is     book, “The Girls’ Guide      one client: the serious
                                                                            active with the American      to Power and Success,”       long term investor.
                                                                            Cancer Society’s “Making      written by Susan Wilson      Second, the firm’s invest-
                                                                            strides against breast can-   Solovic. She is on page      ment philosophy empha-
                                                                            cer walk.” She is a key to    15, which mentions her       sizes quality and a well-
                                                                            our customer service with     positive attitude philoso-   balanced portfolio, and
                                                                            her wide knowledge of         phy and her business         lastly, it believes personal
                                                                            the banking industry.         success in Lake Charles,     relationships are key.
                                                                               I’m very proud of these    LA. She can be heard on      Thus, the Edward Jones
                                                                            ladies, and they are my       LA 92.9 every afternoon      brand appeals to a careful
                                                                            partners in business.         for the market update        and considering kind of
                                                                            They have achieved a          and on Friday mornings       investor who prefers a
                                                                            great deal within the         on KAOK AM radio with        long-term relationship
                                                                            Edward Jones community        market updates on the        with his or her financial
                                                                            as well by both becoming      Joe & Fran Cironi pro-       services firm. We are
                                                                            limited partners with our     gram, “Random                proud to serve SWLA and
                                                                            firm. Edward Jones is         Thoughts While               thank all of our cus-
                                                                            owned by its employee’s       Shaving.”                    tomers in SWLA for
                                                                            and is not a publicly trad-     The Edward Jones phi-      doing business with
                                                                            ed company.                   losophy is that service to   Edward Jones.
                                                                               Vickie Wicks, Financial
                                                                            Advisor, is married to
                                                                            Michael Wicks of Lake
                                                                            Charles, and they have
                                                                            one son Michael
                                                                            Donovan Wicks who                       Making Sense of Investing
                                                                                                                               Member SIPC
                                                                            attends McNeese State
                                                                            University. She started in
                                                                            the financial services
                                                                                                               Vickie V. Wicks,               337-477-2356
                                                                            industry in 1991 as an            Financial Advisor
                                                                            investment representa-                                            vickie.wicks@
                                                                            tive for a local bank (for-     609 W. Prien Lake                edwardjones.com
                www.edwardjones.com                                         merly Premier Bank). She              Road
    00557991            Member SIPC                                         opened her Edward Jones       Lake Charles, LA 70601
14   AMERICAN PRESS   ADVERTISING SECTION   THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009                                                                                                    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009     ADVERTISING SECTION   AMERICAN PRESS   15

     While women have made tremendous strides over the years, owning and
     operating a successful business is still a challenge. Cameron State Bank offers support, resources,
     and information to help women in business and those with an entrepreneurial spirit build and maintain successful businesses.
     Your trusted banking officer will take the time to gather insight into your business goals and work hard to provide you with
     timely and personalized solutions.

     We’re proud of our female officers and supervisors...Keep up the great work!
     Esther Abrahams    Real Estate Loan Officer                        Connie Johnson      Branch Manager             Gloria Sullivan    AVP/Customer Service Manager
     Bonnie Barrilleaux Personal Banking Officer                        Sumer Jones         AVP/Branch Manager         Trudy Sullivan     VP/Loan Operations Manager
     Terry Berry        AVP/Accounting                                  Bonnie Kotara       Loan Operations Officer    Dana Swift         Branch Supervisor
     Gail Brame         VP/Commercial Lending Officer                   Renee Lassiter      Accounting Supervisor      Ann Trahan         Branch Manager
     Vickie Buckels     VP/Loan Review Officer                          Lisa Ledano         Loan Operations Officer    Misti Trosclair    Banking Officer
     Barbara Chaisson   AVP/Branch Manager                              Terrie LeBlanc      CTR Specialist             Shively Verrette   VP/Comptroller
     Christa Charlet    Branch Manager                                  Rochelle Mallett    Personal Banking Officer   Carolyn Viator     CTR Specialist
     Janice Constance   Personal Banking Officer                        Kelly Manuel        Branch Supervisor          Mary Williams      Sr VP/Branch Administrator
     Mary Didelot       VP/Cashier                                      Peggy McGinnis      Exec Asst to President
     Stacey Corbello    Investment Executive/                           Janet McNeese       Assistant Vice President
                        Mallard Investments                             Angel Mefford       AVP/Sales Coordinator
     Brenda Didier      Asst Branch Manager                             Christina Miller    Branch Operations Officer
     Sheila Dougharty   Asst Branch Manager                             Melissa Miller      Loan Operations Officer
     Gina Finley        Branch Supervisor                               Crystal Moreau      Personal Banking Officer
     Brenda Fontenot    Elite Club Director                             Amy Nyberg          Personal Banking Officer
     Aimee Gilmore      Asst Branch Manager                             Lisa Pinder         Assistant Vice President
     Tonya Goss         Asst Branch Manager                             Paula Pool          VP/Human Resources Officer
     Dorene Gothreaux Sr VP/Regional Manager                            Karen Quinilty      Administrative Assistant
     Brandy Grantham    Asst Branch Manager                             Deborah Richard     VP/Operations Officer
     Jeanette Gueringer Banking Officer/Audit                           Kelley Schexnider   AVP/Branch Manager
     Leslie Harless     VP/Marketing Director                           Jamie Schiro        AVP/Branch Manager
     Gwen Himel         VP/Branch Manager                               Annetta Sharp       VP/Internal Auditor
     Sonja Howard       Asst Branch Manager                             Sylvia Smith        AVP/Human Resources


                                                                                         I ACME SIGNS

                                                                                         “We Can Get You Noticed”
                                                                                            Acme Sign was estab-
                                                                                         lished in the early 1920’s by
                                                                                         Paul M. and Ruth Love, Sr.
                                                                                         in Natchitoches, LA. In the
                                                                                         late 1920’s, the Love’s relo-
                                                                                         cated the company to
                                                                                         Shreveport. In 1942, they
                                                                                         moved the company down
                                                                                         to Lake Charles, where it
                                                                                         has been ever since. The
                                                                                         company was later handed
                                                                                         down to their son, Paul M.
                                                                                         Love, Jr. and his wife,
                                                                                         Virginia. In 1986, their
                                                                                         daughter Mary and son-in-
                                                                                         law, James McDaniel, took
                                                                                         over the business. Their
                                                                                         daughter Laura joined the
                                                                                         company in 1991. Their
                                                                                         other daughter Julie works
                                                                                         at Acme Sign part time.
                                                                                                                              Seated are James and Mary McDaniel.
                                                                                            Acme offers you knowl-
                                                                                         edge and experience for all        Standing are Laura McDaniel-Jackson and
                                                                                         of your signage needs. We                        Julie Pascale.
                                                                                         design, manufacture, and
                                                                                                                         ital printing that is available   no job is too big or too
                                                                                         install all types of exterior                                     small.
                                                                                                                         today. Our trained and expe-
                                                                                         and interior, illuminated and                                       So, give Acme a call
                                                                                                                         rienced service and mainte-
                                                                                         non-illuminated signage.                                          today!
                                                                                                                         nance crews can handle any
                                                                                         Along with our top-notch
                                                                                                                         kind of repair or service
                                                                                         lighted signs, we also offer
                                                                                         logo design, business cards,    problem.
                                                                                                                            We have built a solid rep-
                                                                                         banners, magnetic signs,        utation for dependable and
                                                                                         large format digital printing   professional service. We are
                                                                                         and so much more.               also excited about the con-          2709 Hodges St.
                                                                                            Our fully computerized       struction of our new build-
                                                                                         art department allows us to
                                                                                                                                                           Lake Charles, LA 70601
                                                                                                                         ing that should be complete
                                                                                         offer the most up to date,      in early 2010. Our job to get          337-474-0521
                                                                          00558419       technical designing and dig-    your business noticed, and        www.acmesignllc.com

                                                                                         I SOUTHERN RECORDS STORAGE, INC.

                                                                                         Records Management Specialists
                           ...An extension of your office.                                                                                                    Document
Specializing in Records Management                                                                                                                         Reproduction
                                                                                                                                                           Information your office
DOCUMENT STORAGE                                                                                                                                           needs on a day-to-day
 • Secured Off-Site Records Storage - Facility Security with Access Control                                                                                basis can be digitally
   Systems                                                                                                                                                 scanned, turning bulky
 • Fire Protection Data Safe Storage                                                                                                                       boxes into space, time
 • 24-Hour Monitored Security                                                                                                                              saving CDs. Electronic
 • Controlled Temperature Storage                                                                                                                          images can be viewd
 • Box Sales / Copy and Fax Services                                                                                                                       from the disc or imported
DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT                                                                                                                                        into any existing software
 • Bar Code Tracking System                                                                                                                                system.
                                                                                            Left to Right: Pat Dow (owner) Robby Mendelson,                   Document
 • Strict Authorization Policies                                                            John Hess, Craig East, Debbie Bass, Frank Todd,
 • File Retrieval/Delivery                                                                                                                                 Destruction SRS, Inc.
                                                                                         Seth Gaskin, Donald Citizen Not Pictured: Mary Smith,             provides a safe, secure
 • Member PRISM (Professional Records & Information Services                                     June Hopes, Lynn Pittman, Chris Lewis
   Management)                                                                                                                                             environment for the
                                                                                            Southern Records             climate controlled envi-          destruction of confiden-
DOCUMENT REPRODUCTION                                                                    Storage, Inc. is a locally      ronment, with 24-hour             tial information.
 •Digital Document Scanning                                                                                                                                Outdated, confidential
 •No Additional Software Needed for Viewing Images                                       owned and operated              monitored security and
                                                                                         company providing               access controlled systems.        materials are securely
DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION                                                                     secure, confidential and        Also available is fire pro-       destroyed and recycled.
 • Purge / Shred Out-Dated Materials, Monitored by Video                                 cost effective document         tection data safe storage.           Whatever your record
   Surveillance System                                                                   management services for            Document                       management needs - SRS,
 • Certified Records Destruction, Member (National                                       the business community          Management A sophisti-            Inc. guarantees 100% sat-
   Association For Information Destruction)                                              of SWLA since 1998.             cated bar code tracking           isfaction.
                                                                                         Services include docu-          system is utilized to cre-
 24 HOURS / 7DAYS / WEEK                                                                 ment storage, document          ate, maintain, retrieve                 outhern
135 West Sallier Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601                                          management, document            and manipulate records.                 Records Storage, Inc.
                                                                                         reproduction and certi-         Our customers are
337.436.9441                                                                             fied document destruc-          assured of accurate                  Please contact us at
Fax (337) 433-4128 • 800-321-5449                                                        tion.                           retrieval of their records.             135 W. Sallier
Minority/Locally Owned, Pat Dow                                                             Document Storage             Prompt pickup and deliv-                 436-9441 or
www.southernrecordsstorage.com                                                           Records are stored in a         ery on a daily basis.             www.southernrecordsstorage.com
                                                                                                                        THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009       ADVERTISING SECTION          AMERICAN PRESS       17

                                                                                                                  I HAYLEIGH CHILDCARE

                                                                                                                  Owner: ‘Children should have fun’
                                                                                                                     After 19 years of experi-    ing environment.
                                                                                                                  ence in childcare, Priscilla       “We believe children
                                                                                                                  Bennett, owner and direc-       should have fun! After all,
                                                                                                                  tor of Hayleigh Childcare,      the experts agree that pre-
                                                                                                                  was blessed to open her         school-age children learn
                                                                                                                  own childcare center. She       most through play. These
                                                                                                                  said she stepped out in         carefree years are short,
                                                                                                                  faith, and a dream came         and soon the children will
                                                                                                                  true.                           be exposed to a much
                                                                                                                     She named the center         more structured form of
                                                                                                                  after her first grandchild.     learning. We provide a
                                                                                                                     Bennett said the thing       structured program with a
                                                                                                                  that sets her center apart      learning curriculum.
                                                                                                                  from others is her years of     During the month, many
                                                                                                                  experience and a loving         activities take place which
                                                                                                                  environment for the child       help promote basic skills        Priscilla Bennett is
                                                                                                                  of the future.                  (letter and number recog-          the director of
                                                                                                                     “Parents love the atmos-     nition, color and shape          Hayleigh Childcare.
                                                                                Childcare Assistance              phere there and are very        recognition, large motor
                                                                                                                                                                                  a year of training sessions
                                                                                6 weeks - 12 years                pleased,” she said. “Most
                                                                                                                  of my clients are from
                                                                                                                                                  skills, small motor skills,
                                                                                                                                                  etc.). We will assign home-     with Excellence for
                                                                                                                  birth until school-age. We      work, and we apprecitate        Children and Success by
                                                                                   QRS Program                    all share tears at pre-K
                                                                                                                  graduation time, but they
                                                                                                                                                  your help in assisting your
                                                                                                                                                  child with his/her home-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Six,” she said. “This helps
                                                                                                                                                                                  my philosophy to provide
                                                                                                                  always come visit.”             work, as well as assisting      a secure, enriching and
                                                                                      Class A                        “I believe parent/provi-     the teacher when asked.”        loving environment for
                                                                                                                                                                                  your children to grow,
                                                                                                                  der communication is key           Bennett has received an
                                                                                                                                                                                  while offering parents
                                                                                Open 6 am - 6 pm                  to a successful childcare
                                                                                                                  relationship,” Bennett
                                                                                                                                                  Administrative Training
                                                                                                                                                  Scholarship. She has also       peace of mind, knowing
                                                                                 Monday - Friday                  said. “I strive to demon-       been awarded Child              their children are safe.
                                                                                                                  strate the ability to work      Development Associate

                                                                                                                  with families to develop        credentials in recognition        4820 Nelson Road
                                                                                                                  children’s physical and         of outstanding work with        Lake Charles, LA 70605
                   337.474.2060 (Office) • 337.842.7501 (Cellular)                                                                                                                     337-474-2060
                                                                                                                  intellectual capabilities in    young children.
                  4820 Nelson Road • Lake Charles                                                                 a safe and healthy learn-          “I participate in 12 hours   hayleighchildcare@yahoo.com


                                                                                                                  I RAU FINANCIAL GROUP

                                                                                                                  Charting course to financial serenity
                                                                                                                     Denise Rau founded           recommendations for             addition to Rau, the staff
                                                                                                                  Rau Financial Group near-       growing and preserving          includes LPL financial
                                                                                                                  ly five years ago with one      wealth, minimizing taxes,       advisors Eva Abate, Mark
                                                                                                                  goal in mind — to help          estate planning, insurance      Eckard and Denise
                                                                                                                  families achieve “financial     — and more.                     Wilkinson.
                                                                                                                  serenity.”                         “The first thing I do           The firm offers an
                                                                                                                     “I’m asking my clients       when I talk to a client is      extensive range of finan-
                                                                                                                  to trust me with their —        ask them to tell me what        cial services including
                                                                                                                  and their family’s —            things are most important       financial planning, invest-
                                                                                                                  future. This is not some-       to them in their life,” says    ments, retirement plan-
                                                                                                                  thing I take lightly, espe-     Rau.                            ning, trust services, real
                                                                                                                  cially in light of the cur-        “Then together we look       estate investment services
                                                                                                                  rent instability in the         at where they are spend-        and insurance products.
                                                                                                                  national economy. I want        ing their money. Very              Rau Financial Group is
                                                                                                                  to help them not only           often, they will find that      located at 133 Jefferson
                                                                                                                  save money through              they are not actually           Street in Lake Charles.
                                                                                                                  sound investments, but          spending the most money         Call 480-3835 or visit
                                                                                                                  also to help ensure their       on the things that are          www.raufinancialgroup.
                                                                                                                  ability to meet their life      most important to them.         com for more information.
                                                                                                                  goals without anxiety. I        That is why they are not           Securities and financial
                                                                                                                  want them to feel secure        happy with their financial      planning offered through
                                                                                                                  about their personal            situation.                      LPL Financial. Member
(337) 480-3835 • 133 JEFFERSON DRIVE                                                                              finances, regardless of            “I work with them to         FINRA/SIPC.
                                                                                                                  what happens on Wall            get these elements
    www.raufinancialgroup.com                                                                                      Street.”                        aligned. Once that hap-
                                                                                                                     As a CERTIFIED               pens, they are on track for
                                                                                                                  FINANCIAL PLAN-                 achieving their financial
                                                                                                                  NER®, Rau takes a com-          and life goals, and feeling
                                                                                                                  prehensive approach to an       much more confident
                                                                                                                  individual’s financial life.    about their financial secu-      Rau Financial Group
                                                                                                                  She considers a client’s        rity.”                            133 Jefferson Street
 LPL Financial representatives offer access to Trust Services through The
 Private Trust Company N.A., an affiliate of LPL Financial. Advisory Services,
                                                                                                                  goals, stage in life, person-      Rau Financial Group               Lake Charles
 Financial Planning & Securities offered through LPL Financial. Member                                            al circumstances and risk       has grown tremendously                 480-3835
                                                                                                                  tolerance, and then makes       since its beginning, and in     www.raufinancialgroup.com

                                                                                     I AVON

                                                                                     “The Company for Women”
                                                                                        Avon is a global compa-       and health care insurance,
                                                                                     ny with over 5 million           personal savings plan, and
                                                                                     independent sales repre-         your own personalized
                                                                                     sentatives in more than          website with an online
     Reps Needed Part Time & Full Time                                               100 countries. In every          store to service your cus-
                                                                                     Avon book, you’ll find a         tomers anytime, anywhere.
               Worlds Largest Direct Sales                                           variety of products for            With Avon’s own science
                                                                                     every budget. Each book          and research lab, it’s no
          122 Years of Success   Free Training                                       has over 700 products            wonder Avon is #1 in anti-
                                                                                     under $10. From skin-care,
                 Set Your Own Schedule                                               make-up, jewelry, daily
                                                                                                                      aging skincare. Our
                                                                                                                      newest skin care product
                                                                                     needs, men and women’s
                 No Inventory Required                                               cologne assortments, gift
                                                                                                                      “Anew Reversalist” is the
                                                                                                                      only skin care product on
                 Only $10 Start Up Fee                                               assortments and more;
                                                                                     Avon has it.
                                                                                                                      the market with activin, a
                                                                                                                                                          Jo Crewell,
                                                                                                                      key to skin repair.
                                                                                                                                                       District Manager
            Be Your Own Business      Benifits                                          Avon offers an unlimited
                                                                                     potential income and unre-
                                                                                                                      Wrinkles are a result of
                                                                                                                      micro-injuries to the skin.   money and enjoying life
                                                                                     stricted personal growth to
                                                                                                                      This product is designed      on their terms. Whether
                                                                                     all of their sales represen-
                                                                                     tatives, regardless of their     to boost activin to help      you want a new house, a
                                                                                     age, educational back-           reactivate skin’s repair      new car, money for vaca-
                                                                                     ground, or previous work         process, which dramatical-    tion, money for Christmas
                                                                                     experience. You can start        ly reverses visible wrin-     or just to help pay those
                                                                                     your business today for          kles. Coming in October       monthly bills, Avon gives
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           DISTRICT MANAGER JO CREWELL                                               your own hours, free train-
                                                                                     ing, no required order size,
                                                                                                                      to get it. Why not you!
                                                                                                                      Join us today. Many repre-
                                                                                                                                                       District Manager
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                                                                                      I QUILTS BAYOU

                                                                                      SWLA’s premier quilt shop
                                                                                         Many say that quilting
                                                                                      is about leaving a part of
                                                                                      yourself for future genera-
                                                                                      tions. That’s just what
                             Southwest Louisiana’s                                    they believe at Quilts
                                                                                      Bayou. In April 2004, Ms.
                               Premier Quilt Shop                                     Sandee Golla and Ms.
                                                                                      Vonda Wright opened
                                                                                      Quilts Bayou because they

                                   15% OFF
                                                                                      knew there was a need.
                                                                                      “You do not need to have
                                                                                      artistic skills to become a
                                                                                      quilter. Our friendly and
                                                                                                                         Front L-R Vonda Wright, Tammy Landry,
                                 Anything in the store                                knowledgeable staff are
                                                                                      prepared to help you with        Sandy Nourrcier, Edie Hixon, Kitsey Edwards,
                                           with this coupon                           all of your quilting needs,          Sandee Golla, Back L-R Wann Hart,
                                                                                      “states Ms. Wright.                     Brenda Peavy, JoAnn Enright
                                                                                         Quilts Bayou offers
                              Owners Vonda Wright & Sandee Golla                      beautiful quality fabrics, a    and events. “We want          lence and superior quality
                                                                                      wide variety of threads,        our customers to feel wel-    sets us apart from chain
                                      “Where stitching                                books, patterns, notions,
                                                                                      kits, gifts and gift certifi-
                                                                                                                      come and comfortable,
                                                                                                                      and know they are impor-
                                                                                                                                                    stores,” state the owners.
                                                                                                                                                    “Quilts Bayou is where a
                                                                                      cates. They also offer
                                        and laughter                                  classes in beginning quilt-
                                                                                                                      tant to us, “explains Ms.
                                                                                                                                                    party is going on all the
                                                                                                                                                    time. Feel free to stop by
                                                                                      ing, purses and totes,
                                      go hand in hand”                                hand embroidery,
                                                                                      machine and hand
                                                                                                                         “I look forward to each
                                                                                                                      visit to Quilts Bayou.
                                                                                                                                                    and see our wonderful
                                                                                                                      Whether I’m looking for a
                                                                                      appliqué, along with sea-       certain something or just
                                        Monday-Friday 9:30-5:00                       sonal classes for children.     want to browse and relax,
                                                                                      Workshops to improve            there is always an inviting
                                             Sat 9:30-3:00                            your skills, retreats, and      atmosphere. If I need an
                                          327 W. Prien Lake Rd                        event nights and breakfast
                                                                                      clubs with a pre-cut kit,
                                                                                                                      item, they do everything
                                                                                                                                                         Quilts Bayou
                                                                                                                      possible to meet my
                                               337.477.9322                           are open to anyone, at any
                                                                                      skill level. Check our
                                                                                                                      needs, “explains one of        327 W. Prien Lake Rd
                                                                                                                      Quilts Bayou‘s customers.     Lake Charles, LA 70601
                                            (across from Prien Lake Mall)             website, quiltsbayou.com,          “As a small business,           337-477-9322
                                                                                      for the latest news, classes    our commitment to excel-
                                                                                                       THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009          ADVERTISING SECTION            AMERICAN PRESS               19

                                                                                               I THE PERFECT FIT

                                                                                               Look great with a perfect fit
                                                                                                  Located in beauti-
                                                                                               ful downtown Lake
                                                                                               Charles, The Perfect
                                                                                               Fit offers a new con-
                                                                                               cept in shopping.
                                                                                               Owner Barbara
                                                                                               DuBose, with 36
                                                                                               years’ experience,
                      Fashion Consultant                                                       provides an inviting
                                                                                               atmosphere in which
               Professional Custom Fitting                                                     to sit, relax, and                       Barbara DuBose, Owner/Consultant;
                                                                                                                                     Jamie Scimemi, Administration/Bookkeeper;
                                                                                               enjoy personal atten-
                                                                                                                                               Edith Lee, Seamstress
              Mother of the Bride & Groom                                                         For any special                create glamour and                    Barbara believes
                                                                                               occasion or seasonal              sophisticated fashion.              that no matter what
           Special Orders - Special Occasion                                                   wardrobe need,                    Our ladies will look                your size or budget,
                                                                                               Barbara brings                    their best at every                 you deserve to look
                                                                                               designers in to help              occasion from an                    great and feel great
                                                                                               the lady choose styles            afternoon lunch,                    about what you wear.
                                                                                                                                 board meetings,                     Come by or call 433-
                                                                                               and colors.
                                                                                                                                 cocktail parties or a               5855 for your
                                                                                                  To ensure the “per-            black tie event for                 appointment.
                                                                                               fect fit” Barbara takes           that significant wed-
                                                                                               custom measure-                   ding. To accent your
                                                                                               ments and gives per-              attire, choose from a
                                                                                               sonal attention to                variety of fashion                        312 Pujo Street
           312 Pujo Street • Lake Charles • 337.433.5855                                       detail with the use of            handbags & jewelry.                      Lake Charles, LA
               Barbara DuBose • www.Perfectfitlc.com                                           luxurious fabrics to                                                           433-5855


                                        Karla O’Reilly                                                                 Alana Corry
                                        Senior Vice President, Private Banking                                         Asst. Vice President, Retail Banking
                                                                                 Pam Whiteard                                                                 Liz Katchur
                                                                                 Vice President, Business Banking                                             Asst. Vice President, Cash Management


    Women In Business
           Lake Charles • Sulphur • Westlake • Moss Bluff • DeRidder • Natchitoches • Oberlin • Oakdale • Alexandria • Pineville


                                                                                           I CLOSET KARMA

                                                                                           A little shop with a lot of class
                                                                                              After working in con-
                                                                                           struction for over 11 years,
                                                                                           Tina Abshire decided to
                                                                                           take her part-time hobby

                                                                                           full-time. “I decided to
                                                                                           hang up the hardhat and
                                                                                           put away the steel toe
                                                                                           boots,” Tina explains. “I
                                                                                           told myself, it’s now or
                                                                                           never.” And with that
                                                                                           said, Closet Karma was
                                                                                              Opening its doors
                                                                                           August 7th, Closet Karma
                                                                                           is continually growing its
                                                                                           inventory and customer
                                                                                           base. They carry women’s
                                                                                           designer resale items
                                                                                           including apparel for all       Owner Tina Abshire and her son, Tory Abshire
                                                                                           sizes, shoes, accessories,
                                                                                           and even hand-made jew-         what you will find.”            ing with the customers
                                                                                           elry from local artists. “All      When customers visit         and seeing them find that
                                                                                           our items are carefully         Closet Karma, they find a       perfect outfit. I can’t
                                                                                           selected before being           boutique atmosphere with        imagine doing anything
                                                                                           added to our inventory,”        a relaxing, and friendly        else.”
                                                                                           explains Tina. “Trends          environment. “I love put-         See new arrivals daily
                                                                                           come and go, but real           ting outfits together and       on www.facebook.com
                                                                                           style and quality last for-     accessorizing them,”            /closetkarma.
                                                                                           ever.” Closet Karma is the      explains Tina. Whether it’s
                                                                                           only resale shop in Lake        an outfit for church, the
                                                                                           Charles exclusively for         office, a special event or a
                                                                                           women. “Quality is quali-       little something for your-
                                                                                           ty and it follows the prod-     self, walk in and I’ll take
                                                                                           uct,” explains Tina.            care of the rest!”
                                                                                                                              “I can’t very well call it        Closet Karma
                                                                                           “Besides, what’s more fun                                          2640 Common St.
                                                                                           than walking in a shop          a full time job, I enjoy it
                                                                                           that you just never know        entirely to much,” Tina         Lake Charles, LA 70601
                                                                                                                           explains. “I love interact-          337-513-7805

                                                                                           I PEGGY’S THREADS

                                                                                           “We can make anything fit”
                                                                                              Peggy Manuel has
                             Just Alterations                                              been sewing and making

                     re Than                                                               alterations of all kinds

                                                                                           for over 20 years now.
                                                                                           She started in a consign-
            e’r alterations
                                                                                           ment shop and has since

                                                                                           opened her own shop on
           W                                                                               Enterprise Boulevard.
                                                                                           “We can make anything

                          all kinds                                                        fit any body type,”
                                                                                           explains Ms. Manuel. “I
                                                                                           work hard to please my
             • Hems and Zippers • Dyeable Shoes                                            customers and people
                      • Handmade Gifts                                                     know me for my hon-
           • Wedding Dress and Formal Alterations                                             At Peggy’s Threads,
                • Help Planning Your Wedding                                               they are able to deliver
                                                                                           quality work in a timely
                    • Wedding Decorations                                                  fashion, offering very              Kathleen Breaux, Peggy Manuel (owner)
                                                                                           reasonable prices for                         and Tiffany Verret
                  • Tuxedo Rentals • Flowers                                               their customers. Their
                                                                                           services include alter-           “I love helping peo-           Make your appoint-
               Nothing Is Too Big                                                          ations of any kind
                                                                                           (hems, pants, suits,
                                                                                                                           ple,” explains Ms.
                                                                                                                           Manuel. “ I am always
                                                                                                                                                           ment or consultation
                                                                                                                                                           with Peggy Today.

                 or Too Small!                                                             shirts, dresses, costumes,
                                                                                           uniforms, dance outfits,
                                                                                           zippers, wedding dress-
                                                                                                                           willing to go the extra
                                                                                                                           mile. I will meet people
                                                                                                                           by appointment, after                Peggy’s
                                                                                           es, formal wear, etc.) and      hours. At Peggy’s
                  Call Peggy to schedule an                                                dyeable shoes. Ms.
                                                                                           Peggy also can help plan
                                                                                                                           Threads, we stand by all
                                                                                                                           of our work.” Most new               Threads
                   appointment 562-9910                                                    your special day from           customers are sent to
                                                                                                                                                            2915 Enterprise Blvd
                                                                                           flowers, decorations,           Peggy’s Threads by
                  2915 Enterprise Boulevard                                                                                referrals.                      Lake Charles, LA 70601
                                                                                           tuxedos and more.
                                                                                00558366                                                                        337-562-9910
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                                                                                               Donna Reed         Sheila Peterson    Connie Stutes     Pat Browning
                                                                                                438-3357             794-1288          884-5152          802-0836

                                                                                                         Rhonda Reeves        Jeff Pitre        Gina Mueller
                                                                                                           513-2153           540-3334            302-7204



Dedicated + Motivated + Committed = Success
   Myrtis Mueller began a career    Bluff. In 1993, her youngest         during the hurricane evacua-
with South Central Bell in 1955.    daughter, Gina received her          tions of 2005 and 2008. They are
After 20 years and many com-        license and joined the business.     an established full service Real
pany/management changes, she           During the past 22 years,         Estate Company and their
was ready for a more challeng-      Myrtis Mueller Realty has main-
ing career. Myrtis became inter-    tained the status of a family        agents are trained on all phases
ested in Real Estate and            business. With Sheila Peterson       of the business. They work with
received her salesperson’s          as the Broker, Gina Mueller as       many Relocation Companies
license in 1975. After three        the Processor/Office Assistant       through-out the United States
years as a part time agent, she     and Jeff Pitre as the Office’s Top   and service all of Southwest
resigned from 23 years of serv-     Producer, Myrtis keeps her           Louisiana.
ice with the Phone Company to       hands on the business but now           Myrtis’ family was raised in
further her Real Estate career.     has more time to spend with the
She has always been a self moti-    grandkids. In 2005, the business     this area, so this has always
vator. Clients have referred to     moved across the street from its     been home for them. They have
her as “The Lady that matches       original location. The new office    witnessed first hand, the
the Family with the Home”. As       gives the company opportunity        changes in Southwest Louisiana
a full time agent, Myrtis           for future expansion.                - expanding of its schools,
received numerous sales awards         Currently, everyone at Myrtis     development of subdivisions
and retained the honor of “Top      Mueller Realty is a licensed         and growth of businesses as
Producer” with the Southwest        agent – Pat Browning, Donna
Louisiana Association of            Reed, Connie Stutes and              well as the challenges of the real
Realtors. This was the era          Rhonda Reeves, along with            estate industry. Myrtis’ daugh-
before pagers, cell phones, e-      Myrtis, Sheila, Gina, and Jeff.      ters and son take pride in their
mail and fax machines.              This provides a benefit over the     Mom’s accomplishments and
   Myrtis received her Broker’s     company’s competitors since          strive to continue her legacy of
license in 1985 and worked as       employees in a real estate office    treating clients like they would
an Associate Broker until           are limited with their tasks.                                                                   Myrtis Mueller
                                                                         want to be treated. The thriving
January, 1987, when Myrtis          When calling their office (337-                                                               Myrtis Mueller Realty
Mueller Realty was established.     855-7062), you will talk to an       company is continually reward-
                                                                         ed with satisfied clients, repeat                  1037 Sam Houston Jones Parkway
She opened her office with her      agent, not an answering service.
daughter, Sheila and son, Jeff in   Their phones are monitored 365       business and new referrals.                                Lake Charles, LA
one of the oldest homes in Moss     days a year, as they were even                                                        (337) 855-7062 www.realtymm.com
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                       With Actress, Professional Fashion Model,                     With more than 10 years      el to Tucson, Arizona, to
           and Mrs. Louisiana; 3rd runner-up to Mrs. America - Nomica Guillory    of experience in the fash-      compete in the nationally
                                                                                  ion industry, Nomica            televised Mrs. America
                                    Learn Etiquette Skills                        Guillory is ideally suited
                                                                                  to provide you with the
                                                                                                                  Pageant, where she placed
                                                                                                                  third runner-up.
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                                                                                     Guillory, a former pro-
                                                                                                                     She has appeared in the
                                                                                                                  MTV show, “So What Do
                                    Professional Model’s                          fessional fashion model,
                                                                                  has appeared in several
                                                                                                                  You Want to Be?” as well
                                                                                                                  as several television com-
                                        Walk I and II                             national magazines and          mercials and college intro-
                                                                                  catalogs. Her professional      ductory videos.
                                     Nutrition Tips and                           experience includes walk-          In creating Excellence In
                                       Figure Analysis                            ing the runways of              You, Guillory decided to
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                                                                                  Randolph Duke, Geoffrey
                                       Be Your Best You!
                                                                                                                  who would like to maxi-
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                                                                                  Oscar de LaRenta, St. John         Excellence In You will         The camp will cost $175,
                                             SPACES LIMITED                       and Christian Dior.             host a model’s camp work-      which goes toward the
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    Lake Charles, LA 70616                $100 non-refundable deposit at          such as Dillard’s, Foley’s      girls age 14-18. The camp      girls. Spaces limited.
                                                                                  and JCPenney.                                                     The vision of Excellence
      337-370-1281   www.excellencenyou.com                                          Guillory taught model-
                                                                                                                  will teach etiquette, make-
                                                                                                                                                 In You is to impact the
                                                                                                                  up application, model’s
                                                                                  ing and self-improvement                                       lives of youth; encourag-
             October 23 - 25: Ages 10-13                                          skills for four years at the
                                                                                                                  walk I and II, fashion
                                                                                                                                                 ing and empowering them
                                                                                                                  trends and nutritional tips.
             November 6-8: Ages 14-18                                             Mayo Hill School of                The camp will take place    to become exceptional,
                                                                                  Modeling in Houston. She        at Best Western Richmond       productive citizens.
           COSTS INCLUDE: Professional Training, 2 lunches, snacks,               also holds degrees in nurs-     Suites. It is not an
                1 dinner, Model’s Tote bag and Training Guide                     ing and mass communica-         overnight camp. The last            337-370-1281
                                                                                  tion.                           day of camp will include a            Nomica@
            This interactive workshop will give you the knowledge needed             Guillory won the title of    fashion show in which the
             and the skills required to lead you in the right direction for
                                                                                  Mrs. Louisiana-America in       young ladies will demon-       www.excellencenyou.com
                  excellent personal and professional development.                2006, allowing her to trav-     strate what they have

                                                                                  I LA MAISON PROPERTIES, LLC
00561452                                                                                                                                                               00561454

                                                                                  Making clients feel successful in
                                                                                  their real estate dealings
                                                                                     Cheryl O'Neal opened La                                     pany is also in the process
                                                                                  Maison Properties (llc) in                                     of acquiring additional
                                                                                  August of 2009. A licensed                                     agents.
                                                                                  real estate broker, Cheryl                                       Cheryl loves the quote,
                                                                                  had a vision for the type of                                   "the strongest survive, but
                                                                                  company and services she                                       the best succeed." "We're
                                                                                  wanted to provide. It is                                       not out to be the biggest.
                                                                                  basically a three-fold plan.                                   Our focus is on being the
                                                                                  First, to honor the LORD.                                      best. When the ink is dry,
                                                                                  Second, to provide service                                     we want our clients to feel
                                                                                  that goes above and                                            successful in their real
                                                                                  beyond. Third, to establish                                    estate dealings. When they
                                                                                  a place where others could                                     have that satisfaction,
                                                                                  make a good and honest                                         we've been successful in
                                                                                  living. Very basic, very sim-
                                                                                                                                                 doing our jobs."
                                                                                  ple.                                Cheryl O’Neal
                                                                                     Our business philosophy
                                                                                  is also very simple. We treat                                       Cheryl O’Neal,
                                                                                  our clients like we would       as well as offering property        Broker/Owner
                                                                                  want to be treated. We          management.                      (337) 515-9276 Cell
                                                                                  understand that we are in          Currently, La Maison        coneal@lamaisonproperties.com
                                                                                  the service business and        Properties has four addi-
                                                                                  people have a choice. We        tional agents. Teni Tillery     LaMaison Properties,
                                                                                  want them to know they          and Veronica Williams are                LLC
                                                                                  made the right choice in us.    both seasoned agents, who       (337) 905-9595 Phone
                                                                                      La Maison Properties        worked with Cheryl at a           (337) 905-9596 Fax
                                                                                  offers services to clients      previous brokerage. David       1567 Hwy. 171 North
                                                                                  who are interested in buy-      O'Neal (Cheryl's oldest son)          Moss Bluff
                                                                                  ing and/or selling residen-     and Mariella Welch
                                                                                  tial homes, vacant land or      (Cheryl's mother) are newly         P.O. Box 12049
                                                                                  commercial properties.          licensed, but both bring       Lake Charles, LA 70612
                                                                                  They also work with             vast experience in business    www.lamaisonproperties.com
                                                                                  investors and developers,       and management. The com-       info@lamaisonproperties.com
                                                                                              THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009     ADVERTISING SECTION       AMERICAN PRESS      23


Turning workers’ compensation risk into opportunity
   AMERISAFE is an insurance         As they continue to grow,         pine forests, family farms and     underwriting process and to         them to provide a viable alter-
holding company and was           they constantly seek career-         gently rolling terrain.            promote safer workplaces.           native for policyholders in
incorporated in Texas in 1985.    minded, service-oriented pro-           Amerisafe is a specialty           The Company utilizes inten-      those pools.
   The company began opera-       fessionals to fill a range of        provider of workers' compen-       sive claims management prac-          Amerisafe’s mission is to
tions in 1986 by focusing on      positions in a variety of loca-      sation insurance focused on        tices that they believe reduce      provide quality insurance
workers compensation insur-       tions.                               small- to mid-sized employers      the overall cost of their claims.   services to their customers
ance for logging contractors in      Amerisafe has employees in        engaged in hazardous indus-        In addition, their audit servic-    through diligent risk assess-
the southeast United States. In   accounting and finance,              tries, principally construction,   es ensure that their policy-        ment. They will deliver an
1994, they expanded their         claims, information technolo-        trucking, agriculture, logging,    holders pay the appropriate         exceptional product with
focus to include the other        gy, marketing, premium audit,        oil and gas, maritime and          premiums required under the         integrity through professional,
hazardous industries they         regulatory (legal), safety, sales,   sawmills. They provide cover-      terms of their policies and         knowledgeable, and dedicated
serve today.                      and underwriting.                    age to employers under state       enable them to monitor pay-         empolyees.
                                                                       and federal workers' compen-       roll patterns that cause under-       Amerisafe’s vision is to turn
   Two of their three insurance      The company strongly
                                                                       sation laws. Their workers'        writing, safety or fraud con-       risk into opportunity through
subsidiaries, American            believes in the person-to-per-       compensation insurance poli-       cerns.                              the efforts of their employees.
Interstate Insurance Company      son delivery of comprehensive        cies provide benefits to injured
and Silver Oak Casualty, are      effective services to their                                                Their competitive advan-
                                                                       employees for, among other         tages include their experi-
domiciled in Louisiana. Their     clients.                             things, temporary or perma-
other insurance subsidiary,                                                                               enced underwriting team,
                                     Half of their employees are       nent disability, death and
American Interstate Insurance                                                                             safety services, claims man-
                                  spread throughout the United         medical and hospital expens-       agement practices, their A.M.
Company of Texas, is domi-        States located close to the          es.
ciled in Texas.                                                                                           Best rating of "A-" (Excellent),
                                  clients and their needs. The            The company employs a           their information technology
   Amerisafe is a leading         other half serve in their            proactive, disciplined             and their ability to reduce
provider of workers' compen-      DeRidder headquarters, in            approach in underwriting           claims through implementa-
sation services, doing business   two modern office facilities in      employers and providing            tion of their work safety pro-
in more than 30 states with       a casual campus environment.         comprehensive services             grams. In addition, Amerisafe
approximately 460 employees          DeRidder is a family-friend-      intended to lessen the overall     believes that their insurance is
nationwide.                       ly small town with a moderate        incidence and cost of work-        competitively priced and their            AMERISAFE, INC
   The companys’ success has      climate and a reasonable cost        place injuries.                    premium rates are typically              2301 Hwy. 190 West
been achieved by the talent,      of living. Located in the west          They provide safety services    lower than those for policy-          DeRidder, LA 70634-6006
energy, effectiveness and team    central area of Louisiana,           at employers' workplaces as a      holders assigned to the state       (800) 256-9052, (337) 463-9052
spirit of its people.             DeRidder is surrounded by            vital component of their           insurance pools, allowing                www.amerisafe.com

  Robin Bailey        Premium Audit Administrator                              Pam Lambert         PST Manager- Underwriting
  Melody Bardwell     Technical Writer II                                      Angela Lannen       Director, Treasury Services
  Rebekah Beasley     Benefits & Work. Comp. Administrator                     Tiffany Lestage     Area Manager- Claims
  Liz Burks           Accounting Manager- AGAI                                 Charity Lewing      Premium Audit Administrator
  April Burns         Area Manager- Claims                                     Amanda Loftin       Area Manager- Claims
  Donette Calcote     Information & Document Management Coordinator            Barbra McCrary      Premium Audit Manager
  Lisa Crawford       Imaging/Mail Services Supervisor                         Kim Midkiff         First Report Team Leader
  Virginia Decker     Premium Fraud Associate                                  Colleen Olson       Audit Services Associate
  Bridget Diron       Medical Services Team Leader                             Marcy Peoples       Licensing Services Coordinator
  Lisa Ernst          Treasury Services Supervisor                             Angie Picou         Senior Accountant II
  Lynn Erpelding      Commercial Lines Manager- AGAI                           Cara Smith          Audit Account Administrator
  Barbara Foshee      Senior Accountant II                                     Lori Stevenson      Team Leader- Claims
  Janelle Frost       Executive VP/Chief Financial Officer                     Theresa Stout       Operations Manager- AGAI
  Kelly Goins         Sr. VP of Underwriting                                   Missy Stuart        Logistics Supervisor
  Beverly Gott        Audit Services Manager                                   Ruth Suire          Payroll Supervisor                 2301 Hwy 190 W
  Paula Granger
  Cindy Harris
                      Sr VP of HR/Client Services/Training
                                                                               Hope Sun
                                                                               Brenda Swain
                                                                                                   Database Administrator
                                                                                                   Group Leader- Underwriting
                                                                                                                                     DeRidder, LA 70634
  Tiffany Herron      Senior Accountant I                                      June Toothman       Senior Accountant I
  Nancy Hunt          Group Leader- Underwriting                               Sheryl Victor       CIS Team Leader- Claims             (337) 463-9052
  Teresa Hunt         Administrative Team Leader- Claims                       Kathy Wells         Filing Services Coordinator
  Sherry Johnston     Accounts Payable Supervisor                              Joyce Whiddon       Group Leader- Underwriting         www.amerisafe.com


                                                                                                 I GASTON FINANCIAL CONSULTING

                                                                                                 What does Gaston Financial Consulting offer?
 FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS                                                                                The consulting process is    most to you!
                                                                                                 intended to help you               • Lost money in the
                                                                                                 focus on your financial         market?
                                                                                                 status in order to create a           o How about guaran-
                                                                                                 visionary reality. Whether      teed income for life?
                                                                                                 you want a complete             Guaranteed no losses,
                                                                                                 financial plan or just to       deferred taxes, no pro-
                                                                                                 purchase known needed           bate, no lawsuit attach-
                                                                                                 products or services, it’s      ment?
                                                                                                 all about your choices and         • Want to control
                                                                                                 helping you! What’s             your assets and future
                                                                                                 important to you? What          health?
                                                                                                 are you trying to accom-              o Let me show you
                                                                                                 plish?                          how affordably I can
     Cheri R. Gaston - Montie, LUTCF                                                                • On Medicare now?
                                                                                                 (or soon will be?)
                                                                                                                                 insure your future health,
                                                                                                                                 as well as your assets!
      Registered Investment Advisor                                                                    o We offer a number          Objective of what the
                                                                                                                                 Consulting Process may
                                                                                                                                                               Please call today and let
                                                                                                 of plans and can explain
              (337) 477-5504                                                                     which ones will help save       help you do ...
                                                                                                                                                                 me help you ~ Cheri
                                                                                     00558978    you the most.                      • Increase your spend-
                                                                                                                                                               distribution) for future
                                                                                                   • About to retire? (or        able income.
              INVESTMENTS:                                                                       have you already?)                 • Minimize the impact of   goals.
                                                                                                                                                                 • Financial independ-
                                                                                                       o We’ll go over all the   taxes.
          IRA, 401K , ROLLOVERS                                                                  insurance and investments          • Increase your net        ence.
                                                                                                 that you currently have to      worth.                          Let me Help you ‘PLAN
                                                                                                 see if there are any adjust-       Together we can put
            INSURANCES:                                                                          ments that can be made to       together a roadmap
                                                                                                                                 that starts right where
                                                                                                                                                               TODAY’ for a Better
                                                                                                 help you get more value
  L I F E , H E A LT H , D I S A B I L I T Y                                                     for your dollar.
                                                                                                       o We’ll review your
                                                                                                                                 you are to help you get
                                                                                                                                 to where you want to             Gaston Financial
 LONG TERM CARE , MEDICARE                                                                       investment profile, deter-
                                                                                                 mine your risk tolerance,
                                                                                                                                    • Cash management.
                                                                                                                                                                 3416 Creole Street
 Securities & Investment Advisory Services offered                    SECURITIES & INVESTMENT    protect and prepare for            • Income tax considera-       Lake Charles, La.
  through ING Financial Partners, Member SIPC
 Gaston Financial Consulting is not a subsidiary of
                                                                      ADVISORY SERVICES
                                                                      OFFERED TROUGH             your future as well as          tions.                        Cheri R. Gaston-Montie
                                                                      ING FINANCIAL PARTNERS,
     nor controlled by ING Financial Partners                         MEMBER SIPC                those who mean the                 • Accumulation (and             337-477-5504

                                                                                      00558373                                                                                      00558370

                                                                                                 I MIMOSA BOUTIQUE

                                                                                                 Lake Charles’ bewest boutique
                                                                                                    Mimosa Boutique              Prairie New York, ABS,
                                                                                                 opened 09/09/09 in the          Frenzii, Interlud, Theme,
                                                                                                 shopping center adjacent        Haven, BCBGeneration,
                                                                                                 to the Prien Lake Mall.         Dolce Vita, Bella-Chic and
                                                                                                 Owners Karen and Kaci           Fidelity Jeans and
                                                                                                 Krajicek are striving to be     Alternative. Jewelry by
                                                                                                 a unique and trendy bou-        Diana Warner, A.V. Max,
                                                                                                 tique offering affordable       Full of Grace and more.
                                                                                                 fun fashions! "Our vision       Handbags by Elaine
                                                                                                 is to offer the latest fash-    Turner, and Hobo
                                                                                                 ions in a warm, welcom-         Handbags, Wallets and
                                                                                                 ing, fun atmosphere.            Belts. We also have Hanky
                                                                                                 Every customer is unique        Panky.
                                                                                                 and individual and we              Karen and Kaci invite
                                                                                                 want to fulfill their needs     all to come see what we
                                                                                                 for style and comfort."         have and enjoy a Mimosa!
                                                                                                    Mimosa provides the             Come by and check out
                                                                                                 lasted fashions from Trina      Lake Charles’ newest bou-
                                                                                                 Turk, Susana Monaco,            tique today!

                                                                                                                                                                   Karen and Kaci

                                                                                                                                                                 Mimosa Boutique
                                                                                                                                                               3101 Ernest St. Suite #1
                    Tu e s d a y - S a t u r d a y 11 a m - 6 p m                                                                                              Lake Charles, LA 70601
     3101 Ernest St., Ste. 1 | Lake Charles, LA | 564-5818                                                                                                     www.mimisa-boutique.com
                                                                                                  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009      ADVERTISING SECTION        AMERICAN PRESS       25

                                                                                            I AUGIE’S SCOOTERS
                                                     301 W. Prien Lake Rd.
                                                      MON-FRI 10-6 • SAT 10-2               Meeting all your scooter needs
                                                                                               Anytime Ms. Linda and
                                                                                            her husband, Charles, ride
                                                                                            their scooters, people ask
                                                                                            where they got theirs and
                                                                                            how they could get one of
                                SALES & SERVICE                                             their own. Since October
                                                                                            2008, that place is Augie’s
                                     • Practical, Fun Transportation                        Scooters. “Augie” comes
                                     • Green Friendly, Lower Emissions                      from Charles Dessommes
                                                                                            middle name, Auguste.
                                     • 70-100 mpg                                              Augie’s Scooters is a
                                                                                            service-oriented, all scoot-
                                     • Automatic Transmission                               er store. “When someone
                                                                                            buys a scooter from us,”
                                                                                            explains Ms. Linda
                                                                                            Dessommes, owner, “it is            Charles Dessommes, Linda Dessommes
                                                                                            ready to ride. We provide                    and Chris Comeaux
                                                                                            them with a temporary
                                                                                            license plate, register the    gloves, beverage holders,      vehicle.”
                                                                                            scooter with the DMV,          and saddle bags. They            Augie’s Scooters will
                                                                                            and send them their per-       offer warranty and non-        provide information to
                                                                                            manent plate in the mail.”     warranty service and           anyone interested in a
                                                                                            Augie’s will give free esti-   repairs, by their mechanic,    scooter. Just come in and
Authorized dealer for Flyscooters,                                                          mates on any service or        Chris Comeaux.                 ask any questions you
Lance PowerSports, The AutoMoto                                                             repair, whether you               “Scooting is economi-       may have. Like Mr.
                                                                                            bought your scooter at         cal, practical, and just       Charles always says, “It’s
     & Global Motor Imports                                                                                                plain fun,” explains Ms.       impossible to remain
                                                                                            Augie’s or not.
                                                                                               Scooter brands include      Linda. “Scooters get any-      angry, depressed or upset
                                                                                            Fly Scooters, Lance Power      where from 70-100 mpg.         when riding a scooter.” So
                                                                                                                           Many of our customers          get yours today!
                                   • SCOOTERS                                               Sports, Global Moto®
                                                                                            Imports (GMI), and their       purchase their scooter to
                                                                                                                           commute to school and
                            • HELMETS & ACCESSORIES                                         newest addition, the
                                                                                            Automoto. Augie’s also         work. With this economy
                                                                                                                           being so unstable, it’s a
                                                                                            carries specialized Wizard
                                • PARTS & SERVICE                                           appearance products, hel-
                                                                                            mets, protective riding
                                                                                                                           great 2nd vehicle. Also,
                                                                                                                           for our customers that          301 W. Prien Lake Rd
                             • GIFT CARDS • T-SHIRTS                            00558413
                                                                                            jackets, gifts, apparel,       own campers or RVs,
                                                                                                                           they’re a great take along
                                                                                                                                                          Lake Charles, LA 70601

                                                                                            I DUNN MORTGAGE & ASSOCIATES

                                                                                            “Not all loans are the same and neither are our clients”
                                                                                              Ann Dunn began her           work hard to make the
                                                                                            career in the banking          loan process as simple
                                                                                            industry in 1993 with          and convenient as possi-
                                                                                            Premier Bank, opening          ble for their clients. Their
                                                                                            the first in store branch in   vast resources and mort-
                                                                                            Lake Charles. In 1996 she      gage experience enable
                                “Consider it Dunn!”                                         became the Vice President
                                                                                            of Atlanta Home
                                                                                                                           them to provide their
                                                                                                                           clients with not only a
                                                                                            Mortgage in Lake Charles       broad range of programs,
                                                                                            and then went on to open       but also competitive pric-
                                                                                            her own mortgage compa-        ing. They are also willing
                                                                                            ny. In March of 2002,          to go that extra mile,

         • FHA • 100% R URAL H OUSING                                                       Dunn Mortgage &
                                                                                            Associates began serving
                                                                                                                           working evenings or on
                                                                                                                           weekends when neces-
                                                                                            the Lake Area. Dunn            sary. This is especially
             • VA • C ONVENTIONAL                                                           Mortgage offers a wide
                                                                                            range of mortgage prod-
                                                                                                                           convenient for after hours
                                                                                                                           home shopping. Ann                  Ann Dunn,
                                                                                            ucts such as FHA, VA,          believes in educating her
                 • H OME E QUITY                                                            100% Rural Housing
                                                                                            loans, Conventional loans,
                                                                                                                           clients during the entire
                                                                                                                           loan process in order to       Dunn Mortgage.
                                                                                            Home Equity loans, and         help them choose options         Let Dunn Mortgage &
             • R EVERSE M ORTGAGE                                                           Reverse Mortgages. They
                                                                                            are also licensed and FHA
                                                                                                                           that work best for them
                                                                                                                           and to help them feel con-
                                                                                                                                                          Associates serve you with
                                                                                                                                                          your next home purchase
                                                                                            approved in the state of       fident in those decisions.     or mortgage needs. You’ll
                                                                                            Florida.                          Amber Rodarte has           be happy you did!
                                                                                              Ann truly believes that      been processing loans for
                                                                                            teaming up with the right      Dunn Mortgage for the              Dunn Mortgage
                                                                                            mortgage company is            past 2 years. She brings            & Associates
                                                                                            more important than ever       valuable experience to the
                                                                                            before. She stands by the      company, having worked
                                                                                                                                                              940 Ryan Street
                                                                                            quote, “Not all products       in underwriting for over 5     Lake Charles, LA 70601
                                                                                            are the same and neither       years in California before      (337) 310-1703 Office
                310.1703 Office • 802.1685 Cell                                             are our clients.” You can
                                                                                            count on Dunn Mortgage
                                                                                                                           relocating to the Lake
                                                                                                                           Area. There are also 3
                                                                                                                                                            (337) 310-1706 Fax
                                                                                                                                                            (337) 802-9276 Cell
                    940 Ryan St. • Downtown Lake Charles                                    to provide you with            additional loan origina-         ann1dunnmortgage
                                       SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY                              exceptional service. They      tors assisting the team at          @yahoo.com


                                                                                               I KENNY FUSELIER

                                                                                               Under Foot Since 1988
                                                                                                  Kenny Fuselier and
                                                                                               Company was started in
                                                                                               1988 by Kenny Fuselier.
                                                                                               Today they are still locally
                                                                                               owned and family operat-
                                                                                               ed and managed by Mike
                                                                                                  Kenny Fuselier offers a
                                                                                               wide variety of flooring
                                                                                               and window treatments.
                                                                                               With over 21 years of
                                                                                               experience and expertise,
                                                                                               they can help you take
                                                                                               any room or space and
                                                                                               create the atmosphere that           Bobby Herman, James Gafford, Lucy Fuselier,
                                                                                               you desire. They offer                Carol Wolven, & Emily Myers. Not pictured:
                                                                                               flooring: wood, ceramic,             Mike Blevins, Kenny Fuselier & Bud Granger.
                                                                                               vinyl, plank; carpet, mar-          sales people.                      are met as quickly as pos-
                                                                                               ble, granite, area rugs,              Choosing your flooring           sible.
                                                                                               Hunter Douglas: blinds,             begins with choosing a               For more information,
                                                                                               shades, and shutters;               reputable company that             call Lucy or Kenny at 478-
                                                                                               Sunbrella canvas awnings,           will work with you in              6700.
                                                                                               wallpaper, and much                 attaining your desired
                                                                                               more.                               look, price and level of
      Now you can enjoy the look of traditional sheers and draperies with the advantages of       Customers continue to            service. If you are in the
     Luminette® Modern Draperies. All with the Hunter Doulgas Lifetime Guarantee. Stop by      go to Kenny Fuselier                market for any of our pro-
           or call today to see all the luxurious options in the Luminette product line.       because they offer quality          fessional home decorating
                                                                    WINDOWS • WALLS            products and name                   services, please do not
                                                                   FLOORING COVERINGS                                                                                    Kenny Fuselier &
                                                                                               brands at competitive               hesitate to call us today
                                                                                               prices. Anytime you deal            for a free estimate!                     Company
                                                                                               with Kenny Fuselier, you              We pledge every effort              3019 Kirkman St.
                                                                                               are dealing with experi-            on our part to see to it           Lake Charles, LA 70601
00558402                                                                                       enced and professional              that your flooring needs                337-478-6700

                                                                               First Federal Salutes
                                                                      Women in Business

                                                                                              Your Financial Future...
                                                                                                              dream it... plan it... do it!
      Janet Leleux - Investment Executive                                                      PrimeVest Financial Services, Inc. is an independent, registered broker-dealer. Member FINRA/SIPC.

                   Sulphur - 337.625.3018                                                      Securities and insurance products provided by PrimeVest are: *Not FDIC insured *May lose value
                                                                                               *Not bank guaranteed *Not deposits *Not insured by any federal government agency. 2250
                                                                                               Maplewood Dr., Sulphur, LA.
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Multi-tasking is a way of life at LC Steel & Pipe
                                                                        treat our customers like we          the rest just falls in place.'          LLC also accepts Visa,
                                                                        want to be treated when we              "We deal with local businesses       MasterCard, American Express
                                                                        walk into a business.                for supplies and services as            and Discover.
                                                                           "We pride ourselves on our        much as we can. We are a mem-
                                                                        service. The order is not com-       ber of the Better Business
                                                                        plete until it is delievered and     Bureau and NFIB."
                                                                        the customer is satisfied. We           Pam was was born and raised
                                                                        offer MTRs with material, cut-       in Lake Charles. She has been
                                                                        ting items in half so you can        married to Kevin Wyman for 13
                                                                        haul it more easily.                 years. They are very active in
                                                                           "We have tripled in size in       giving back to the community,
                                                                        four years, and we plan to con-      local charities and fundraisers.
                                                                        tinue growing in inventory and       In her spare time, she has a gift
                                                                        new lines of material. In our        basket business that she began 6
                                                                        busy spurts, we have a network       years ago. It started as a way to
                                                                        of part-time individuals who         provide customers with gifts for
                                                                                                                                                     Lake Charles Steel & Pipe LLC
                                                                        come in and help out.                fishing tournaments, golf tour-
                                                                           “Our slogan is, ‘We are your      naments and Christmas. In
 Pam Wyman and her staff don’t consider the job done                    one-stop steel shop.’                addition to that, Pam and two
until the order is complete and the customer is satisfied.                 "Eighty percent of our steel is   friends have just started a cloth-
                                                                        indoors, which our customers         ing line for women who ride
                                                                        love because the material stays      motorcycles. It includes jean             We are also on 24/7.com
  Lake Charles Steel & Pipe          Today her business offers
LLC opened for business in         structural steel and ornamental      clean and rust-free.                 jackets, shirts and bandanas.
                                                                           "Our customers deal with             "It's my creative side," she said.       6339 E. Opelousas St.
August 2005, five weeks before     supplies and accessories, sq.
                                                                        courteous and friendly people           Pam loves staying busy.                 Lake Charles, LA 70615
Hurricane Rita hit. After the      tubing, angle iron, beams,
hurricane, the business worked     plates, sheets, exp. metal, grat-    who will take care of their needs    Multi-tasking is a way of life for      337-310-1160, fax 337-310-1162
closely with its customers, pro-   ing, flat bar, round bar, channel    in a timely fashion. Our service     her. Sometimes her husband
viding steel and tubing quickly.   spears, collars, hinges, post caps   places your order, and it will be    says, "Enough is enough,                 Pam Wyman, owner/sales
  Pam Wyman started 22 years       and balls, gate operators, paint     taken care of. We have a unified     already. You need to slow                 Rocky Fontenot - sales
ago in the steel business and in   and much more.                       staff with the same goals, and       down." Of course, she does for a            Crystal Fontenot -
that time has developed great        "If there is an item that you      we work as a team.                   few days. Then it is back to full             office manager
relationships with her cus-        use that we don't carry, we will        "Our philosophy is, 'Give         speed ahead.                                 Jarod Fontenot -
tomers.                            stock it for you, she said. "We      your customer 110 percent, and          Lake Charles Steel & Pipe               warehouse manager

                                               Lake Charles
                                               Steel & Pipe
     In addition to our steel and pipe, we have added ornamental items!
              • Fleur-de-lis spears                              • Post balls                                       • Fasteners, nailin,
              • Spanish spears                                   • Handrail brackets                                   spikes
              • Baluster collars                                 • Cold galv. spray                                 • Weld tabs
              • Hinges                                           • Paint for steel                                  • and more!
                 std xh & barrel                                   and aluminum                                     We also carry 3’X2’ exp.
              • Post caps                                        • Lock boxes                                         metal for BBQ pits!

   (337) 310-1160                                                       6339 E. Opelousas St. Lake Charles




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