IberiaBank's always got a party going on, and the newest addition to its list of events, Cup of Joe with Joey, is as clever as it sounds. Public Relations Coordinator Judi Gunn says the bank started off with the name "Cup of Coffee with the Mayor," but Joey Durel liked the "Cup of Joe" play on words so much, it stuck. (Durel sure loves his coffee; the new event is an addition to his monthly "Have a Cup of Coffee with Joey" events at other area locations.) The monthly IberiaBank coffee talks will be informal gatherings with the city-parish prez and some of his staff. Members of the community can attend and fire away their questions over some morning java, of course.
While the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic's annual meeting does have its serious moments, the colorful characters over there make it lots of fun. Chairman of the Board Nathan Thornton keeps everybody on their toes, and special presentations this year made for an interesting event. Jason Fontenot presented Executive Director Jeanette Alcon with a fistful of cash from his "Pay It Forward" fundraising efforts. For those of you who missed the 2000 movie with Helen Hunt and Kevin Spacey, the idea is to ask people to do a good deed and then ask each one of those people to ask more people, and so on and so on. The clinic's initiative asks that you donate $10 and then ask 10 people to donate $10. "Jason picked it up and immediately went out and collected his first $100," Jeanette says. After the presentation, the meeting's attendees began paying it forward, netting $420 just that evening. "It's an amazing fundraising grass roots event," Jeanette continues. A touching moment of the meeting was the presentation of an oak tree seedling from the clinic grounds to Ann Meleton, in memory of her husband. Earlene Branton was honored as a retiring founding board member, complete with a crown and plaque. Those nonprofits sure know how to pass a good time, y'all!
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The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
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Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our Capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
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The former star of Saturday Night Live throws in his 2 cents on the Big Oil lawsuit.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, March 10, 2014:
New menu items ready for the Lenten season
The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.