At Don's Downtown, another group of girls celebrated the seventh birthday of their club. The Red Hat Society Oldies but Goodies Chapter of Lafayette recognized National Red Hat Society Day with wine, lunch and lots of laughs. The society began in 1997 when a woman gave her friend a red hat and a copy of the poem "Warning," which talks about women growing old and wearing purple. The gesture grew to become a phenomenon, with chapters forming all over and women celebrating their age and sisterhood by wearing red hats and purple outfits. Margaret Gremillion, Joan Silver, Nell Rogers, Pat Hebert, Debbie Zumalt and Pat Horaist donned their hats and varying shades of purple for the occasion.
Not to leave out the boys, Steven Hebert's birthday included splashes of color of a different nature. Steven and the guys met at Splatz in Scott for a day of paintball and fun. The guys were bruised and battered all morning and rewarded themselves after with some burgers at Pete's and some baseball at the UL vs. Florida game that afternoon. Steven's son Elliot came out to challenge his dad, as did his father Harry and friends Rex Steele and Gerald Judice. Party Girl knows guys like to have fun too!
Back to sisterhood for a minute, the movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants comes out soon. If y'all haven't heard of it, or the book it's based on, turn on the TV or get to a bookstore soon. Party Girl and her friends can join the sisterhood by donating our used jeans to Goodwill, so Party Girl challenges each of you to get rid of that pair of jeans that you've been waiting to fit into or that you really didn't need in the first place. Let's spread our fashion around!
Party On! ' PG
In this letter to the editor, Lafayette Parish School Board member Shelton Cobb (the board's former president) weighs in on the difficulty behind this year's budget process, calling out a number of his fellow board members over their inability to drop their power struggle with the superintendent and make the interests of the students a top priority.
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LSU Health Sciences Center says people with a common, hard-to-treat kind of lung cancer can join a new national trial to test drugs faster.
As New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis spoke about the opening of training camp, steep, tree-covered mountains were in full view behind them.
The family of fallen cyclist Lon Lomas is speaking out after the release this week of the man charged with his death.
"The solutions are obvious: undo consolidation, or amend the charter to make this hybrid attempt at a new form of government work better."
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Marijuana source of disputes for HOAs; experts say still safe to fly; Russian-supported attacks on Ukraine and more national and international news for Friday, July 25, 2014.
Louisiana's 21 casinos took in $203.5 million statewide in June, edging up one-half of a percentage point from a year earlier.
Three bedroom Sunset Victorian or three bedroom Opelousas Acadian home
Louisiana designer commissioned for NYC Awards gift
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering whether to get involved in a lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal for his attempts to undermine use of the Common Core education standards in Louisiana's public schools.
Business First Bank has announced plans for a Baton Rouge market expansion through a merger deal with American Gateway Financial Corp.
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The latest meeting of a south Louisiana flood board that stirred political turmoil with a lawsuit against the oil and gas industry is taking place amid uncertainty over the future of the lawsuit — and the board's own membership.
The photos taken nearly a mile under the Gulf of Mexico are so clear that small holes are visible in a lifeboat that may have gone down or been scuttled when a passenger ship was sunk by a Nazi submarine in 1942.
Advocate columnist and Jindal shill Quin Hillyer has been against the New Orleans levee board lawsuit from day one, but a recent piece targeting author/activist John Barry prompted the perfect rebuttal from the board’s former vice-president, who takes Hillyer to task on just about every distorted claim he’s made on the issue.
INDEats and EatLafayette want to give one lucky foodie and friends the most memorable meal — here’s how you can win
Thousands of people who bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul face price hikes next year that could top 10 percent.
Three bedroom traditional Lafayette home or three bedroom Breaux Bridge home
Style market slated for old Artesia
The city prosecutor has released the case file for Lafayette Parish School Board member Tehmi Chassion’s simple battery complaint against Superintendent Pat Cooper, and the seven witness statements given to police illustrate two very different scenarios.
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Louisiana fell one spot in an annual national ranking of child well-being that looks at poverty, education and health access.
A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a gay couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.
Saints again bring playoff aspirations into 2014 campaign.
New details in the case against the man arrested for last week’s bomb threat and bank robbery has surfaced, including a MidSouth Bank surveillance video showing the alleged suspect attempt an early-morning bank robbery.
Citing conflicting witness accounts, the city prosecutor will not pursue Tehmi Chassion’s allegation of simple battery against Superintendent Pat Cooper.
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