|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.
White registration is down by 7,700 voters while black registration has shot up by 7,100 voters.
Even though it had been rumored for months, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu finally pulled the trigger recently on a major campaign shakeup that moved control over to a few Big Easy insiders.
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Louisiana's health department says it will seek law changes to stop billing sexual assault victims for exams and tests.
An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets will buy the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion.
It wasn’t the historic slashes to higher ed funding or the ensuing tuition spikes that recently had LSU’s student body and faculty riled up in collective outrage.
"I feel it is appropriate to speak up when there are topics that are being bandied about with little or no factual data to back them."
Urgent Care clinics unprepared for Ebola; Nazis collected Social Security; Hawaii dodges a bullet and more national and international news for Monday, October 20, 2014.
Monday's Blogs from the Bog!
Will $400 be enough for the re-election campaign of LPSB's Hunter Beasley to overcome two years of holding our school system hostage and hurting the education of our children all because of a personal dislike of the superintendent?
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham said Friday he expects his playing status in Detroit to be decided by coach Sean Payton on Sunday, shortly before the game.
Two bedroom cottage in Lafayette or three bedroom traditional in Erath
Gulf Brew ready threads
Lawmakers have sidestepped a decision on whether they accept claims from Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration that the state closed last year's books with a nearly $179 million surplus.
Coming off the high of a fourth quarter comeback against Tampa Bay and a helpful bye week, linebacker Junior Galette sees a real turnaround coming for New Orleans' struggling defense.
Former President Bill Clinton, the Democratic Party's most popular surrogate this fall, is heading to Louisiana early next week for a campaign rally with U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Time and again you hear people say DA Mike Harson is unbeatable because he's doled out political favors over the past 20 years. But a new lawsuit could end that speculation.
We welcome nominations from readers and leaders throughout the business community in Lafayette and the five surrounding parishes.
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Ebola is kind of terrifying if you watch too much Fox News and CNN. Especially Fox, which makes everything look terrifying because, well, War on Christmas and Obama and all.
Local developer’s Lake Charles Gardens LLC purchases buildings and leases; land still owned by Dugas family.
One bedroom townhouse or two bedroom townhouse in Lafayette
Hit the barre for a good cause
Whatever district you are in, please do your research. Find out what the schools need in order to teach. Better yet, ask your child’s teacher. They know!
Get your groove on with two free concerts in Downtown Lafayette Friday, both at Parc Sans Souci.
After the season's signature win (so far), here are some helpful tips for Cajun Nation during the conference stretch.
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Did the state close last year's books with a surplus or a deficit?
Practicing without limitations on Wednesday, running back Mark Ingram looked ready to return to a New Orleans offense that once again ranks among the NFL's best when the Saints play at Detroit on Sunday.
It’s been decided: Superintendents of Louisiana’s public school system will retain the controversial powers granted by Act 1 of the 2012 session.