On its way to becoming an annual tradition, the Michot family's birthday jam at their camp ' La Roue Qui Pend ' made for a great party. The tradition started in 2004 to celebrate Tommy, David and Andre Michot's birthdays, but the 2005 festivities were canceled by the hurricanes. The jam was reinstated this Memorial Day, south of Milton on the Vermilion Bayou. Tommy's brother Rick caught a wild hog last winter, and Tommy cooked up its hind quarter and served it up with a side of geese and plenty of cold beer and Cajun jamming. About 60 family and friends showed up for the indoor/outdoor event. "The food was great, of course, as was the company and the music, played by various musicians continuously throughout the afternoon and evening," says Tommy.
Saying farewell recently to Mike Sasser at Pat's Downtown were friends and associates Jolene Harris, Henry Florsheim, Rose Cormier and Sharon Broussard. Mike will be greatly missed, as he made his mark on Lafayette pretty quickly at The Fontana Center. When he arrived in town six years ago, he didn't know a soul, so he went over to Pat's Downtown and bought jello shots for the house. Needless to say, he made friends quickly. He also became involved in United Way of Acadiana, where he served as a loan executive and helped to raise more than $6 million in just two years. Party guests gave him a grand sendoff to Corpus Christi, Texas, where he'll work for Nabors Drilling, and Pat Dupuis didn't forget the jello shots!
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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.
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Choice cuts from Acadiana’s news media for Friday, Dec. 20, 2013:
For many fans, it was their third consecutive year participating in French Quarter parade.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, December 20, 2013:
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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.
Three-term Louisiana senator facing tough re-election battle is next in line for Energy Committee chairmanship.