There is nothing that Party Girl loves more than everyone getting together for a good cause on a beautiful day. Katie Nicholson, a Lafayette kindergarten teacher, was injured a few weeks ago in a gym accident and suffered major facial trauma as well as the loss of her right eye. So her dear friends immediately formed a posse dubbed “Team Katie,” and quickly put together “Katie’s Wonder Walk” to help out their best buddy. Over 400 people came out to Girard Park to support Katie in her path to recovery. The Saintsations were there to cheer on Katie’s determination, and UFC fighter Tim Credeur was also there signing autographs. After a heartfelt speech to all the people who came out to help, Katie led the way as everyone walked the 1.25 miles behind her, a beautiful visual of the community’s support. After the walk, everyone enjoyed music, food and dancing while celebrating the courageous and inspiring spirit of this true “Wonder Woman!”
|Peggy Kraus, Susan Woollen||Kay Laviolette, Brenda Pontiff, Paula Goodman|
|Flip-flops decorated with “XX” to symbolize Xanadu's 20th anniversary!||Debbie DeGravelle, Aimee Trahan, Kathy Piccione, Brenda Smith|
|Debbie Sonnier, Katie Bergeron, Lisa Boudreaux (Queen Xanadu XX), Cathy Guidry, Barbara Mallette||Julie McNally, Stephanie McDaniel, Michele Landry, and Paulette Blanchet
|Sarah Nicholson and Zoie Nicholson||Susan Langston, Katie Nicholson and Blaise Begnaud|
|The Wonder Woman herself, Katie Nicholson||Team Katie: Kim Hebert, Brittany Breaux, Amanda Johnson Conques, Sarah O’Meara Bergeron, Devaney Diamond, Mamie Fredrick Credeur, Hollie Citron, Erin Stutes Soignier, Michelle Courville, Abby Meaux, Katie Nicholson, Mia Melancon Boudreaux, Lindsay Peltier Vella, and Brooke Cappell|
|Katie Nicholson and the Saintsations||The Team Katie Men: Jared Conques, Jeremy Johnson, Katie Nicholson, Brent Bergeron, Stephen Landry|
The Krewe of Xanadu recently held a fall social in preparation for its 2010 ball, and to get everyone together for some fun. With a “Sangria and Sandals” theme, it was appropriately held at Guamas restaurant downtown. New members were warmly welcomed by the seasoned veterans with colorful sombreros, which they happily sported. Adding to their festive look were personally designed flip-flops in all different colors and designs that the talented Krewe members made themselves! There was lots of pink, of course, as it is Xanadu’s signature color, and double Xs in honor of Xanadu’s 20-year anniversary.
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The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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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.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, March 07, 2014:
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.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
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Conservatives have been losing their minds over this satirical bit on the Colbert Report.
Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
The Lafayette Parish School Board leaves a lot to be desired, but is scrapping the election process in favor of an appointed board the answer?
Queen Evangline and King Gabriel ruled Tuesday night
The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
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The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.