|2009 ReProm King Floyd Degueyter and Queen Naomi Maraist||Greg Trahan and Greg Mouton
|Cheryl and Ed Bowie||John Paul and Suellyn Charbonnet|
|Lance and Kathryn Strother||Presenting Sponsor Cox Communications employees and guests|
|Leslie Jacobs, Stephanie Ardoin and Catherine Broussard||T.J. Fabaloro, Derrick Newman, Tim Lambert and Joe Whittenburg|
|Lisa Luangsouphom, Whitney Davidson, Simone Gaurino and Maria Capritto||Corrine Coakley, Grant Fontenot, Hillary Guidry and Desiree Mariki
|Tim Lambert and Maria Capritto||Tim Lambert and Jeramiah Tassin
|George Favaloro, Corrine Coakley, T.J. Favaloro, Gionni Pusateri|
Whether their high school lives were happy days or happy-that-it’s-over days, guests of the Lafayette Education Foundation’s ReProm 2009 were given another chance to relive those carefree teenage years by re-creating their high school proms for a good cause. Presented by Cox Communications, LEF’s signature fundraiser was held April 4 at River Oaks. Guests’ outfits ranged from modern and classic tuxes and evening gowns to fun vintage attire. There was an abundance of pastel tuxedos in powder blue, pink and even lavender (with matching ruffled shirts, of course!) and fun loafers. The women didn’t disappoint either as they donned dresses with lace, sequins, puffed sleeves, and big skirts while accessorizing with lacy socks and gloves. Finishing off the looks were mullets, crimped hair, teased bangs and side ponytails, which only added to the hilarity of the nostalgic ensembles. Also, in true prom fashion, the festivities included a ReProm 2009 prom court. The community picked the king and queen by voting online and at the event. Each dollar donated in a member of the court’s name equaled one vote, and when the votes were tallied Floyd Degueyter and Naomi Maraist were named LEF ReProm 2009’s king and queen.
Las Vegas got a little spicier at the beginning of March as the Strip was invaded by a large group of some crazy, fun loving Cajuns. The owners, managers and bartenders of some of the hottest downtown bars, including Legends, Shakers, Nitetown and The Office, attended the Nightclub and Bar Convention and Trade Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It wasn’t all work and no play, however, as Vegas offers up numerous attractions for visitors. Shopping at Caesar’s Forums Shops and the Grand Canal Shoppes in the Venetian, dining at delicious places like Delmonico Steakhouse or Nove Italiano, and even visiting the original Las Vegas Strip assured that there was never a problem finding something to do until the sun set and it was time to really experience Sin City. Partying like celebrities, they lived it up at hotspots such as Pure, Tao, Moon, LAX and the Playboy Club, and everyone danced and drank the nights away as they enjoyed each other’s company and the infamous Vegas nightlife until the wee hours of the morning.
The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
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Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our Capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
St. Patty's Day crafts
The former star of Saturday Night Live throws in his 2 cents on the Big Oil lawsuit.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, March 10, 2014:
New menu items ready for the Lenten season
The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The vibe of the tribe done modern
The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.