Wednesday May 15
Mandatory retirement for Louisiana judges would cease under constitutional amendment moving to House
Sen. Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte, testifies in favor of his bill to eliminate the mandatory retirement age for judges in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
LSU Medical School in Shreveport could close in January
Chancellor Dr. Robert Barish and Vice Chancellor of Clinical Affairs Dr. Hugh Mighty spoke in front of the Senate Finance Committee Monday in Baton Rouge to explain their financial situation.
LSU Medical School in Shreveport faces $42 million budget shortfall
BATON ROUGE -- If Shreveport's LSU Medical School can't find a way to boost its budget by $42 million, it could have to close in January.
Busted In Acadiana
Greedy Ville Platte siblings hit up the Eunice Walmart
Two sisters allegedly made a list of things to pick up at their local Walmart: clothes, snacks, DVDs and computer accessories.
Ville Platte gas shut off
Gas in the city of Ville Platte will not be restore Tuesday. It will be restored sometime Wednesday.
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Engagement: Katie Daire & Michael Santangelo
<![CDATA[Katie Daire and Michael Santangelo Dr. and Mrs. John Daire announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Lorraine Daire, to Mr. Michael Blake Santangelo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Santangelo of Plaquemine, Louisiana. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, Louisiana. Katie is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Daire and the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Soileau Jr., all of Ville Platte, Louisiana. Blake is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Santangelo of Plaquemine, Louisiana, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clay Bourg of Port Allen, Louisiana. Katie is a graduate of Westminster Christian Academy and Louisiana State University. She received a Bachelor's degree in elementary and special education. She is employed by West Baton Rouge Schools in Port Allen. Blake is a graduate of St. John Catholic High School in Plaquemine, Louisiana. He is employed by SNF Flopam Holding Company in Plaquemine. After the wedding, the couple will reside in Addis, Louisiana.
The Town Talk
From the Past: May 3
VFW officers: Opal and George Hudson were installed as auxiliary president and post commander, respectively, of Johnson Brown Post 1736, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
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Too much bureaucracy in the Jindal administration's private sector based Medicaid manage care program is threatening patient access, a Louisiana State Medical Society official said Wednesday.
Louisiana Senate committee shoots down bill to take election of state education superintendent to voters
Louisiana senators killed a bill that would have allowed the state's voters to decide on whether or not to elect the state Superintendent of Education on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
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From the Past: May 1
Mary Margaret Derouen was crowned Miss Ville Platte for 1978. May 1, 1953 Prize bull sold: M.W. Walker of Alexandria sold his young Guernsey sire, Cloverland Noble Louis, to Russell Hebert of New Iberia.
Wilks and Morris
Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge, La. Father Mike Collins officiated at the mass.
Smiley: Dining at Smilie's
I had to brave Wednesday's storm to go to Harahan to meet new Advocate subscribers Bernard J. "Chick" Germaine and Eugene E. Cobb over crawfish and catfish at Smilie's restaurant.
Smiley: Cajun grandma digs it
Kathleen Sonnier Mier says one way for Cajuns to say "That's where I was born" is "C'est lA oA1 mon nombril est enterrA©." When Kathleen and husband Louis were at a "Table Francaise" at the Acadian Memorial in St.