|Wolfe Washauer (groom to be) and Kate Miciotto (bride to be)||Nicole Angers, Kristen Miciotto and Kate Miciotto|
|Nicole Angers, Crystal Miciotto and Susan Miciotto
||Nicole Angers, Charlie Babineaux, Emily Babineaux, Katy Fremin and Blair Saviore Saulnier (back row) Elizabeth Lane, Kendall Etier|
|Matt Duplechain, Melissa Duplechain, Susan Duplechain
and Sylvia Washauer
|Jay Webre, Neal Onebane, Donna Onebane and Sid Webre|
|Jill Holder, Kate Miciotto, Binks Miciotto and Wolfe Washauer||Sarah West, Janie Campbell, Sharon Moss, Denise Castille
|Flo Meadows||AHA’s Laura Broussard and Sharon Moss announce the raffle winners|
|Carolina Cruz-Neira, Amanda Easley, Flo Meadows, Sandy Chalmers, Nanette Heggie, Dioselin Gonzalez and Molly Mouton||Chasity Hooks, winner of one of the shopping basket raffles
The always elegant Petroleum Club was the scene for a recent engagement party hosted by Ellis and Donna Rohrberger, Brother and Catherine Abdalla, Bobby and Ann Butcher, Ralph and Cheri Kraft, Frank and Tracy Neuner, Neal and Donna Onebane, Robert and Blaire Cabes, Douglas and Susie Golf, Donald and Barbara McCrory and Jean Golf. The party was in honor of Kate Miciotto and Wolfe Washauer, who are to be married on August 21 in Carmel, Calif. Carmel is known for its natural coastal beauty and breathtaking scenery, and has always been a favorite spot of the couple. The parents of the bride are Binks and Susan Miciotto, and the parents of the groom are Mark and Lynn Washauer and David and Janet Affolter. The bride is from Lafayette and the groom is from Baton Rouge, where the couple currently resides.
Go Red For Women is a movement formed by the American Heart Association to empower and educate women about heart disease, the No. 1 killer of our lovely ladies. A luncheon was held in honor of this noble cause at the Lafayette Hilton May 7. Sponsors included Lafayette General Medical Center, AT&T, UBS, Carolyn French, Our Lady of Lourdes, United Health Care, Acadian Ambulance, Flex Med Inc., 2000 Health Foundation, and Heart Hospital of Lafayette. Beautiful women wore their finest red clothing as they were informed about the importance of cardiovascular health and even given a scrumptious heart friendly lunch. Making the event even happier was the fact that 10 women took the Go Red for Women Personally Fit Challenge over the previous three months (the program was tracked monthly by The Independent Weekly) and emerged victorious. Losing a total of 121.5 pounds and 163 inches, these fantastic femmes gave hope to other women that they too can lower their risks of heart disease.
The U.S. rep billed LSU for work allegedly performed on the same days Congress voted on major legislation and held important committee hearings on energy and the ACA.
“I am only getting a little nervous about two projects — the proposed Sasol GTL facility [not the new ethylene plant] and the proposed G2X facility — both in Lake Charles. They need a hefty difference between oil and natural gas prices to make sense.”
Abysmally low participation by the public has prompted the council to scuttle the 2014 survey with plans to simplify it and try again next year.
The village now says the ordinance will likely be overturned and authorities will more vigorously enforce existing leash laws.
Lower oil prices also might slow the growth of oil production in parts of the U.S., Canada and elsewhere because it will no longer be so profitable.
Bill Cassidy cast an early ballot Tuesday, seeking to draw renewed attention to a race that has fallen off newspaper front pages and away from people's minds as they plan holiday meals and shopping schedules.
A Lafayette woman faces up to 20 years in prison for running up more than $1 million in unauthorized charges to her company credit card.
Signs that our state’s banking industry is undergoing a downsizing in 2014 were further confirmed today with the FDIC’s latest figures showing a third straight quarter in which Louisiana lost more banks and earned less money.
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State police say a 47-year-old Lafayette man, who collected more than $83,000 in disability benefits, is accused of operating two businesses out of his home at a time when he claimed he had no income.
Battered all night by Baltimore's relentless pass rush, Drew Brees could feel his protection collapsing and Terrell Suggs getting ahold of him as he urgently unloaded a pass to the right flat toward tight end Jimmy Graham.
After a convincing defeat at the polls on Nov. 4, Earl “Nickey” Picard has decided to let bygones be bygones with his former right-hand man Brian Pope, announcing his support for his former employee’s runoff bid to become Lafayette’s next city marshal.
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Odell Beckham on the catch; chaos in Ferguson; snowstorm set to snarl travel and more national and international news for Tuesday, November 25, 2014.
Saturday the athletic department did everything possible to ensure the 2014 Ragin’ Cajun seniors remembered fondly their last home game. Rain and lightning never arrived but turbulence did in the form of the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Even stranger than the Republican Party’s decision to hold a “unity rally” earlier this month for Congressman Bill Cassidy in a Baton Rouge bar, Huey’s Bar, was the fact that the establishment was named after Louisiana’s most famous Democrat.
Bar Code is not a gay bar.
After failing to pass a medical marijuana bill last year, state Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, is telling supporters he will return in 2015 with legislation that focuses on different applications like oils and pills.
Voters, obviously, are not yet tuned into the 2015 ballot, despite the intriguing races it will host.
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By now, the story of how longtime LSU coach Dale Brown discovered Shaquille O'Neal has been told many times: Brown happened upon a massive 13-year-old at an army base in Germany, stayed in touch with him and eventually became like a second father.
Fate simply wasn't ready to give the New Orleans Saints a break from longtime nemesis Steve Smith.
Facing opposition from a powerful industry, the governor and many in the Legislature, a New Orleans-area flood board's lawsuit against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies seemed doomed early on.
"I want to take an opportunity to thank the people of Lafayette for allowing me to serve you for the last three years as your school superintendent."
After Thanksgiving, the small town of Moreauville plans to confiscate and kill all rottweilers and pitbulls, including a service dog.
Lafayette Police have had a busy day.
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration will use $130 million in patchwork financing from a tax amnesty program, insurance settlement, uninsured motorist penalties and other excess funds to close most of the state's midyear budget deficit.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu said she disagrees with President Barack Obama's actions on immigration, hoping the latest controversy doesn't worsen her campaign difficulties.