Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Artist Lue Svendson coaxed renowned Provincetown, Mass., painter Lawrence Young to come down to Breaux Bridge to display his oil in wax paintings at her Rue du Pont gallery.
Crimson-swathed ladies and well-dressed gentlemen packed the Lafayette Hilton for the 2012 Go Red for Women Luncheon. Participants in the Personally Fit Challenge were recognized by challenge leader Dawn Foreman, and The Independent presented challenger Theresa Thurston, the “Most Inspirational” to this year’s participants, with a red enamel jewelry box from Vivian Alexander.
Wonderful wine from Philippe’s Wine Cellar got participants in a spirited mood for their free screenings at the Wine and Wellness Event at the CIS Opelousas Clinic. Attendees got screenings for ankle brachial index and BMI testing. CIS’s knowledgeable docs were on hand to answer questions.
(1) Sarah and Dan Spiller Jr. (2) Bill Schulenberg, Ann Halphen and Katy Svendson (3) Lawrence Young and Lue Svendson (4) Lawrence Young
(5) Sharon Moss, Dawn Foreman and Bonnie Robert Will (6) Crystall Young and Vanessa Vicari (7) Mrs. Louisiana Darcee Bex and Miss Black Louisiana USA Ashley Hebert (8) David Callecod, Daryl Cetnar, Charlotte Beadles and Brooke Doucet (9) Lisa Hanchey and Theresa Thurston (10) Challenge finishers Wendi Welsh, Karen Rider, Nichole DeLine and Theresa Thurston (11) Chantelle Cormier, Doreen Hollier and Keely Oleske
(12) Debbie Tucker and Marlene Eisner (13) CIS staff with Dr. Jay Venkat (left) and Dr. Kalyan Veerina (right) (14) Dr. Jay Venkat, Jeanelle F. Lalonde and Shalana Green (15) (seated) Jeanelle Lalonde, Gloria Pellerin and Barbara Nugent; (standing) Lorita Fontenot and Harold LeJeune
A source close to the team tells The IND QB Broadway will play in tonight's bowl game against Tulane.
Grads and gridiron fans gear up for game day and paint the town red
Jindal describes the privatization as a cost-cutting move to save the state more than $100 million this year, while improving services and medical training.
A Baton Rouge judge is reconsidering his decision to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's revamp of teacher tenure and salary laws.
Ambassador François Delattre will also receive an honorary doctorate of francophone studies at the commencement at the Cajundome.
During the past seven games, the Saints have forced two turnovers — a league low during that span. Now they're trying to figure out what has changed since their first seven games, when they forced 15 turnovers.
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Jaryd Lane channels Bob Seger and his inner modern cowboy on ‘78.’
Lafayette Parish School Board member Greg Awbrey deserves an attaboy for his unexpected vote during Wednesday’s meeting approving a mediation session between the board and Superintendent Pat Cooper.
The cable television network's suspension of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson from the hit reality show has drawn criticism from the governor of Robertson's home state.
The State Bond Commission gave preliminary approval to the borrowing plan Thursday without objection.
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a district court ruling out of Opelousas that could have wide-ranging effects on the tax burden of the Louisiana oil and gas industry.
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The Pediatric Clinic is housed in the same location previously closed by state budget cuts in June 2012.
Chitimacha Tribe celebrates humble beginnings to becoming Louisiana's first land-based casino.
Lafayette businessman Mike Moreno’s Green Field Energy Services announced Tuesday a plan to sell the business and assets as part of its bankruptcy reorganization effort.