And if they're like Kappa Delta alumnae, they'll be back often. Sorority sisters from across the country gathered recently to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the chartering of Gamma Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta sorority. Liz Surratt Snyder chaired the event, with assistance from alumnae from each of the five represented decades. Alums and their spouses and escorts renewed acquaintances at a cocktail party at the UL Lafayette Alumni House. Current chapter members joined their sisters for a luncheon the following day at the Hotel Acadiana, where memorabilia from 1956 to the present and music from The Wizard of Oz sparked fond memories. Corey Anding Steagall, former national Kappa Delta president, was the guest speaker. With the Kappa Delta Sorority motto in mind ' "Let us strive for that which is honorable, beautiful and highest" ' I can see these women will inspire greatness in all new members of Kappa Delta. Where can I sign up?
In the mixing-business-with-pleasure category, the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce took a page from James Bond's book for its "Around the World"-themed gala on Friday, Jan. 26. The chamber introduced its newly elected board members for 2007 at the Cajundome Convention Center, and the only accessory missing was the red carpet. Hundreds of Acadiana's snappy dressers socialized with fellow colleagues through the evening. U. S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was one of the Chamber's special guests, and after a few words from the 71st chairman of the Chamber board of directors, John Bordelon, the evening's music kicked off with Robbie Bush Band. The dance floor filled up immediately. Around midnight it was time to leave; going around the world in one night is tough on your feet!
Party On! ' PG
The city-parish president formed a company in early August, Durel Properties LLC, and has a buy/sell agreement for his first office building.
Three bedroom Carencro traditional or three bedroom Lafayette ranch style home
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INDstyle 2014 brings down house
Numerous local media outlets are reporting that State District Judge Ed Rubin has ruled unconstitutional the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
With the turmoil raging and our school system continuing to hold on by a thread in anticipation of November’s elections, several Acadiana’s legislators are throwing their names and their support behind the candidates: Most recently with an endorsement of Jeremy Hidalgo's campaign for District 9.
Questions about the dispute over the Common Core education standards, or still wondering what the standards even are?
After failing to pass reform legislation aimed at the payday loan industry last year, Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa, said he is considering bringing a bill again but is still on the fence.
More than 100 candidates either withdrew from their races or were disqualified since the mail ballots were printed following the August qualifying period.
For Dudley Nelson, a 2011 hit on a truck stop casino netted him and two friends $11,675 in stolen cash, as well as a 105 month stay in prison following a federal sentencing hearing held Friday for the 25-year-old Ville Platte man.
The Louisiana Hospital Association, Louisiana Nursing Home Association, Louisiana Pharmacists Association, ambulance providers and intermediate care facilities are pooling their resources and planning for a statewide media buy to promote the passage of the first two constitutional amendments on the November ballot.
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Kelly McAllister, wife of the congressman from Louisiana's 5th District, will address her husband's infidelity for the first time in a campaign ad that will begin airing today, reports LaPolitics.
A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?
The Saints' defense was starting to look like a liability in coordinator Rob Ryan's second season.
Disappointed in the way he played a week ago, Boise State running back Jay Ajayi said he was determined to do more to help the Broncos win this week.
Cuban baseball isn't working; Syrians flee to Turkey; Maven arrives at Mars and more national and international news for Monday, September 22, 2014.
Monday's Blogs from the Bog!
Newcomer to Top 50 among five companies selected for Naval contract
Despite sweeping changes enacted by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration, the health insurance program for state workers and public school employees will have to use $88 million from its reserve fund to cover its costs this year.
The LPSB races are sure to get heated between now and Nov. 4, and with only 9 available seats, this year's field of 20 candidates will surely be wanting to set themselves apart from the crowd early; they'll get their chance next week, starting Tuesday with the kick-off of a three-day series of candidate forums.
Lawmakers say they've received complaints that waits have spiked, with people being forced to wait in line for more than an hour — and sometimes three hours — to handle routine tasks.
Both sets of figures — adjusted to cancel out seasonal changes — were released by the U.S. Labor Department.
Texas declined by five rigs, West Virginia dropped three and Louisiana was down two.
The campaign announced that Rep. Stuart Bishop of District 43 and Nancy Landry, District 31, have thrown their support behind the Naval Academy graduate and entrepreneur in his bid to unseat current Hunter Beasley in District 8.
Three bedroom patio home or three bedroom traditional
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Ramsey Morein prepares an old Cajun classic also known as chaudin in this latest episode of filmmaker Stephen Meaux's culinary series.
A Lafayette man with an alleged taste for child porn was busted Thursday evening during a cyber crime sting launched by the Attorney General’s Office.