UMC’s newest crop of residents was honored at the New Docs on the Block party in The Fireside Room at Joey’s. While completing their studies, these new physicians will be volunteering their services at the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, a nonprofit providing medical and dental care, as well as medications, to the working uninsured. The docs were welcomed in style with wine and beer donated by LAMMICO (Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company) and delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by Joey’s. Other sponsors included Teche Federal Bank, the Gachassin Law Firm, The Schumacher Group, Northwestern Mutual, Opelousas General Health System, Lafayette General Medical Center and Heart of Hospice. The circus came to town for the June Business After Hours sponsored by Leadership Institute of Acadiana at the Cajundome and Cajundome Convention Center. Outside was a dunking booth where some Leadership alumni took the plunge, including Rob Guidry, who was dunked on the first try by grad Donna Delahoussaye. Performers from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus made appearances as the crowd noshed on popcorn and other circus-themed treats.
(1) Darlene Lovas, Jeanette Alcon, Mary Nieheisel and Carol McManus (2) Brandon Rhodes, Berryl Broussard, Julie Savoy, Ben Gaines and Chris Johnston (3) Suresh M. Belame, Baljindes Kumar and Anatoli Bute-Gusaim (4) New docs Parag Chaudhari and Sai Sudhakar (5) Luther Oakes and Benjamin Richards (6) Kati and Troy Antill (7) New docs Michelle Aquino, Anita Bapat, and Susil Shanminganathan (8) Michael Ramagos, Wayne Cestia and Brent Hebert (9) Melanie Martin and Susan Slocum (10) Jane Conley and Joey Beyt (11) Jan and Terry Cromwell and Susan Slocum Photos by Elizabeth Rose
(12) Amanda Leroy and Liz Webb (13) Dan Hare (14) Flavia Costa and Clarissa Oliveira (15) Jane Guidry and Griffen DeJean (16) Rob Guidry gets dunked by Donna Delahoussaye (17) Rose Hoffman Cormier (aka Mother Goose) and Steve Rogers
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.