The Community Foundation of Acadiana has named a fund in honor of the late Elemore Morgan Jr., the beloved local artist and longtime UL professor who passed away on May 18 at the age of 76. Morgan had originally started the fund with Francis Pavy and Guy Ransonet by donating works of art that would be auctioned, with proceeds from the sales going back to the fund.
An organizing committee - comprised of Morgan's wife, Mary Morgan, Elaine Abell, Barry Berthelot, Joyce Bonin, Kay Doré, James Edmunds, Raymond Hébert, Jackie Lyle, Herman Mhire, Francis Pavy, and Gail Romero - is seeking to raise funds and steer the direction of the newly renamed effort.
Donations can be made to the Elemore Morgan, Jr. Visual Arts Endowment by check (with the fund indicated in the memo line) to the Community Foundation of Acadiana, P.O. Box 3892, Lafayette, LA 70502. For more information or to make a donation by credit card, call the Foundation at (337) 266-2145.
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 offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
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.