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Some of our top news stories from the June 24 paper.

Sales tax to increase on July 1

Beginning Wednesday, July 1, the sales tax rate collected in Calcasieu Parish will increase by one-half percent. For most of the parish, the local rate will become 5.75%. The exception is the City of Lake Charles, which will have a local tax rate of 5.5%. Read More

Bids to be taken on rail car repair

Submitted by Gary Cooper

The DeQuincy Railroad Museum's 1947 Pullman Passenger Coach will be getting an exterior repair, cleaning and repainting in the near future. Read More

Summer food program benefits all children

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury is participating in a Summer Food Service Program for children in Calcasieu Parish ages 18 and under, beginning in June. Read More

Museum summer programs

Riding the Rails With Art, the DeQuincy Railroad Museum’s summer programming, will offer free piano lessons to adults and children ages 10 and up. Read More

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