Signing on for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake at Acadiana Lanes last month were Home Mortgage and Van Eaton & Romero. Home Mortgage's Arlene Bodoin got serious about bowling and was not happy after missing a spare. She made up for it with a strike later! Meanwhile, Van Eaton & Romero's nine teams were the largest morning participant and included stellar bowlers Richard Tanory and Helen Bellamy. At the end of the day, the winner was Big Brothers Big Sisters, raising over a third of its annual budget at the event.
While Party Girl missed Bennigan's annual Blarney Blast for St. Patrick's Day this year, I didn't forget the holiday and neither did Saint Patrick's Church on Pinhook. The Rev. Paul Bienvenu hosted his annual St. Patrick's Day breakfast at Ã la carte, complete with shamrock attire, traditional Irish dancing and crawfish Ã©touffee. Andre Arceneaux was presented with the Spirit of St. Patrick Award, and guests showed up with door prizes ' either invented or baked. Pauline Lalonde's chocolate toffee was the favorite! Closing out the festivities, Sheila Ryan from the Ryan School of Irish Dance entertained more than 150 guests, including Ann Knight, Kakki and Jim Purslow and Msgr. Bob Angelle.
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Jindal describes the privatization as a cost-cutting move to save the state more than $100 million this year, while improving services and medical training.
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.
During the past seven games, the Saints have forced two turnovers — a league low during that span. Now they're trying to figure out what has changed since their first seven games, when they forced 15 turnovers.
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.
Eat your way through New Orleans over the bowl weekend with this guide to local dining. Go hungry, leave satisfied.
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.
In a letter distributed during Wednesday night's meeting, Lafayette Parish School Board member Shelton Cobb, in his final meeting as board president, called on his fellow board members to start focusing on the children and stop battling Superintendent Pat Cooper.