Friday, December 29, 2006


Who wants to be a councilman?
Wanted: Thick-skinned loquacious persons able to work late on Tuesday nights. People skills, kissing babies, a plus. Must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Lafayette parish for at least one year. No education/degree required. Annual pay of $22,791 plus some expenses.

If this job description piques your interest then you may want to attend one of Councilman Bruce Conque's upcoming presentations aimed at recruiting candidates to run for city-parish council. Conque says he is giving a power point presentation, on the importance and impact of the 2007 parish elections, to as many groups as will have him. "
The focal point is that a minimum 2/3's of the Council will be newly elected officials in 2008," Conque says. "And that is a unique opportunity for us to define government for the future of our community." In 2007, Councilmen Randy Menard, Chris Williams, Louis Benjamin and Lenwood Broussard are prevented by term limits from seeking re-election. Councilmen Bobby Badeaux and Marc Mouton have stated they are not interested in running for re-election. In the coming months, Conque is scheduled to make his presentation before the Lafayette Beavers Club, Concerned Citizens for Good Government, Lafayette Rotary North and the Acadiana Home Builders Association. Any other groups interested can contact him at 278-2155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 


Go to Sugar Bowl and help Acadiana Youth
State Sen. Mike Michot of Lafayette has donated two tickets to this year's Sugar Bowl to help raise money for Acadiana Youth Inc., a nonprofit which helps abused and neglected youth in the Acadiana area. The tickets are being auctioned off on ebay in a package that includes an autographed poster by ULL alum and Indianapolis Colts WR Brandon Stokley. It's all for a worthy cause and should be a great game (LSU v. Notre Dame) featuring two of this year's premier college quarterbacks. If you're interested, you better hurry, the bidding is scheduled to end Thursday, Dec. 28th.

As a state legislator, Michot is given dibs on two face-value LSU bowl tickets each year. Michot has previously donated Sugar Bowl tickets to the Acadiana Boys and Girls Club. If I'm not mistaken, the ebay auction is also made possible by new legislation passed this year sanctioning the online scalping of tickets
 

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