Being a greeter wasn't the way the idea started for Crowley resident Lois Richard in 1982. The thought was to have an associate stand at the door of Walmart to decrease shoplifting which had become a problem at the relatively new store.
I'm thankful my husband still has his job in the oilfield, but there are many families in south Louisiana who are suffering because of the drop in oil prices. I know it scares me, and it's a real fear for them.
Places like Lake Charles, Lafayette and Baton Rouge are heavily tied to the oil industry in the gulf. Lake Charles has diversified with casinos and natural gas; but the oil industry is still a huge economic powerhouse here. Do you think the low oil prices will cost us jobs in Southwest Louisiana?