|Richard and Elaine Zuschlag recently welcomed guests to their home for an engagement party honoring Ashley Elizabeth Sittig and Stephen D. Baker Jr. In addition to the Zuschlags, the party was hosted by Cecile and Rick Revels, Lisa and Mike Breaux, Janice and Raymond Beyt, Faye and Dr. Ken LeBlanc, Kathy and Gene Darnall and Monique and J.J. Burdin. Joe Broussard of Artisan Catering prepared seared tuna and fried catfish on site, with grape leaves and pork loin provided by guests, and terrific desserts from Joey’s. The wedding will take place on April 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shreveport. Parents of the bride are Terri and Dr. Kevin Sittig of Shreveport, and the groom’s parents are Carol and Stephen D. Baker Sr. of Lafayette. Stephen Jr. went to high school at ESA and received his undergraduate degree at LSU in Baton Rouge. He and Ashley are finishing medical school at LSU in Shreveport and will be working in Jackson, Miss., after graduation. Congrats to the new couple — and to the two new docs on the block.
More than 75 friends turned out to help celebrate good friends Patricia Parks and Katie Ferguson’s 29th birthdays on Feb. 13 (Friday, Feb. 13, that is). The party was held downtown at The Office, starting at 8 p.m. and continuing past midnight. Southside Bakery had dessert more than covered, baking to perfection a one-of-a-kind Karma cake with multi-colored icing and chocolate filling. Party Girl thinks these girls are really gonna blow it out when they hit the Big 3-0 next year; I’ll keep you posted.
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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 Wednesday, April 23, 2014:
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An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.
Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.
State bar foundation bestows honor on founder and managing partner of NeunerPate
This Wednesday, April 23, marks the first full day of INNOV8 Lafayette.
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A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January’s trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
“This is one of the oldest divides that exists, and that divide is about the haves and the have-nots.”
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The state’s “greedy trial lawyers” haven’t scared this oil giant away.
Local boutique celebrates all things green
It took a few weeks for the pitfalls to emerge in the governor’s $25 billion budget, but the time of judgment has finally arrived.
With pressure continuing to build for him to resign, Congressman Vance McAllister announced plans recently to remain secluded during the Easter break, but the Swartz Republican has said he’ll be back on the Hill casting votes and attending committee meetings when the congressional recess ends April 28.
A bid to limit the use of unmanned aircraft on private property in Louisiana stalled Monday in the Louisiana Senate.
A Shreveport lawmaker said Monday he's scrapping his proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book.
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Attorney hopes fellow lawyers will join him in urging the D.A. to step aside and allow a competent, ethical challenger to take over the scandal-ridden office.
INNOV8 Lafayette launches its weeklong festival dedicated to cultivating innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Smaller Microsoft Store installations sell a wide array of Microsoft products (Windows phones, Surface tablets and Xbox consoles) but don’t include everything.
Dirk Powell and Cedric Watson will perform together during an intimate gig at Parish Ink, 310 Jefferson St., from 9-11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
See cutting-edge technologies Thursday in brief presentations/demonstrations from 3rd Dimension Media, C&C Technologies, Cimation and UL Lafayette School of Engineering.
An official with the Louisiana Department of Education was arrested on a range of charges Friday after allegedly breaking into a home and brandishing a knife.
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