Another inspiring spring celebration was the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic's annual meeting, with its theme of "Helping Hands, Generous Hearts." The event was fresh with plants and flowers, in addition to some special people. Nathan Thornton, who will end his term as chairman of the board in April, and Toos Noojien, a faithful volunteer, were both recognized, and Aileen Bennet was a most excellent Mistress of Ceremonies. "The event was lighthearted and fun," says LCHC's Special Event Coordinator Mary Jennings. Nathan even sang a little karaoke for the crowd!
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.