|Michelle Rushing Garcia, Jeannette Broussard,
Carrie Griffin Broussard, Kandie Matthews and Katie Ferguson
|Greg Daigle and Katie Ferguson|
|Jim Rees, Kristi Shauberger Leonard and Katie Ferguson||Annie Prejean, Jean-Pierre Catrou, Kandie Matthews,
Cheri Donaldson Gentry and Jake Grant
|Cheri Donaldson Gentry, Katie Ferguson and Robin Hebert||Olivia Olivier and Linda Larkan|
|Elizabeth Leopaul, Jeanie Simon-Domingue and Barbara Bloomer||Sandy Landry, Lou Patin and Michelle DeRouen|
|The ladies walk the runway for the Beautiful hat category||Cameron Foreman and Debbie Moret|
|Jan Wyatt, Rose Moss and Kathie Roza||Maestro Mariusz Smolij, Tonio Cutrera, Art Reidel,
Mark Pritchard and Tony Cutrera
|Sue Larson, Margaret Gary and Jean Marquez (bottom);
Annette Myers, Ann Knight, Tina Toinette, Penny Gauthier,
Jean Lewis and Kay Blanchard
|Jackie Cheramie and Rebecca Comeaux|
|Ande Hakeman, Mona Burris and Etienna Wright|
Katie Ferguson, Ms. Networking Princess herself, recently turned 30! However, Katie doesn’t just celebrate for a day or a weekend; she celebrates her birthday all month, giving Party Girl a great excuse to live it up a time or two. By far the best, and biggest, bash was held at The Office downtown. Over 100 of her closest friends and family showed up to wish her a happy birthday. The theme song of the night was decided to be “I’ve Got a Feeling that Tonight’s Gonna be a Good Night,” but I must say that it is an understatement, because Katie’s party was better than good. It was great!
Move over Johnny Depp. The best Mad Hatters this year were not up on the silver screen, but at City Club in River Ranch for one of Acadiana Symphony Orchestra’s annual fundraisers, the Mad Hatter’s Luncheon. Attendees donned their best chapeaus and were given the opportunity to participate in a Parade of Hats for bragging rights. Categories were Vintage, Beautiful, Original and Group and judged by the “Faithful Four” who have been with ASO 25 years: Tony Cutrera, Tonio Cutrera, Art Reidel and Mark Pritchard. Maestro Mariusz Smolij was also a judge. While the judges deliberated on which ladies would be the winners, there was a fashion show by Lemon Drop Boutique that featured gorgeous dresses and suits, and even a fairy tale-worthy wedding dress. There were also numerous silent auction items to bid on and plenty of raffle prizes that included gorgeous earrings from Paul’s Jewelry and a lunch for 12 at à la carte.
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The fight to clean up Lafayette Parish could get some added ammunition with two ordinances up for votes Tuesday by the City-Parish Council targeting litter-bugs.
A divided 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a Lafayette district judge’s ruling absolving the co-owner of a New Iberia accounting firm of liability in an embezzlement case.
Our View: It’s reasonable, temporary and invests in Lafayette’s future.
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By striking a deal to lessen the blow of health insurance changes on state workers, school employees and retirees, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lowered the volume of criticism but gave itself and local school boards a new budget headache.
With the airport tax coming up for a parishwide vote in about a week, the Broussard City Council and its mayor have come out in support of the proposal.
Protesters rallied peacefully in several Louisiana cities in the wake of the Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of Michal Brown.
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US cities bidding on Olympics; Guard prevents more Ferguson riots; storm threatens travel and more national and international news for Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
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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.
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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