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The Voice of Southwest Louisiana August 2017 Issue

The Voice of Southwest Louisiana August 2017 News Magazine

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August 2017 The Voice's Choice will spotlight groups, individuals or topics that spread love, joy and peace throughout SWLA. 3 EDITOR'S PEN OUR COMMUNITY IS TALKING, AND WE'RE STILL LISTENING... 5 I-10 BRIDGE DOTD MOVING FORWARD 6 SWLA NEWS ESTELLA SCOTT: REFLECTING GOD’S LIGHT 9 CARING FOR AGING PARENTS WITH DIABETES ADVICE FOR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS 10 POINT & COUNTERPOINT VACCINES AND AUTISM - ARE VACCINES SAFE? 12 CARL W. ROSS, SR. M.D. YOU, AND YOUR HEALTH 16 REFLECTIVE LIGHT GRANDMA’S EYES COVER PAGE IMAGE BY VINH PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Brenda Hill brenda@thevoiceofsouthwestla.com GENERAL MANAGER | Tracy Clark tracy@thevoiceofsouthwestla.com ART DIRECTOR | Vinh Alexander tvswlart@gmail.com SALES | Lori Ross loriross3422@gmail.com 18 MY SENIOR MOMENT 2.0 BLESSED ARE THEY THAT CARE FOR OTHERS 20 READY, SET, HIKE! GEAUX BLUE FOR THE MCNEESE COWBOYS 22 SWLA HEALTH & WELLNESS NATIONAL AMERICA'S HEALTH CENTER WEEK 24 SWLA NONPROFIT CHRIST FOR THE CRISIS 25 BACK TO SCHOOL HOW TO NOT DO YOUR HOMEWORK 26 Q&A WITH RENE FONTENOT, AQUATIC DIRECTOR & WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (WSI) SWIMMING COMPETENCY AND GOOD INSTRUCTION AT WARD 3 RECREATION CENTER www.thevoiceofsouthwestla.com COPY EDITORS Jason Clark, Cecely Clark, Ann Champagne CONSULTANTS Gene R. Hill, Sr., Reginald Clark CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Tori Hebert • Ronald J. Blanchard Joyce R. Kebodeaux • Ianander Thibodeaux Cecely Clark • Lisa Walker, MSN, APRN, CNS Emily Ashworth, RN, BSN • Dianna Alcede Dr. Carl W. Ross, Sr., MD Frank Young Pryce is a Lake Charles, La., native born to the late Dr. Ulric W. and Beatrice Young Pryce. He is the second of five children and is currently married to Delores R. Pryce. He was a graduate of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School in Lake Charles, La., and attended Dillard University in New Orleans, La., for his undergraduate degree studies. He later graduated from the Howard University, School of Pharmacology in Washington, D.C (1953), and is a United States Army Veteran. He is a third-generation owner and manager of Pryce’s Pharmacy in Lake Charles, La., established in 1908 by his grandfather, Dr. George S. Pryce, serving this community for over 100 years. Mr. Pryce says, “African Americans need more ‘Leadership’ as mentors throughout all the communities that they live in, whether North, South, East or West. Published and distributed by TEAM PUBLICATIONS LLC. 4310 Ryan St. Ste. 134 Lake Charles, LA. 70605 In the McNeese SEED Center 337.474.2210 DISCLOSURE: All materials contained in the publication are copyrighted and may not be reproduced or reprinted in part or its entirety without the expressed written permission of The Voice of SWLA. The views expressed in articles of The Voice of SWLA are not necessarily the views of the ownership or sponsors in this publication. The Voice of SWLA assumes no liability for errors or omissions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all content. 4 August 2017 WWW.THEVOICEOFSOUTHWESTLA.COM Volume 5 • Number 1

SWLA news Editor's Note: This is the eighth in a series of stories that will focus on the Interstate 10 Bridge replacement project. Volume 5 • Number 1 WWW.THEVOICEOFSOUTHWESTLA.COM August 2017 5

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