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2014-08-19 23:13:36

Lafayette, Louisiana Foundation Announces Multiple Donations to a Diverse Group of Organizations Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The Handley Family Foundation, the philanthropic division of Michael and Schanda Handley’s privately owned companies, has announced recipients of contributions for Summer 2014. A report from the Board of Directors shows that recipients include Samaritan’s Feet, Games of Acadiana, the Young Leadership Council, and 24 Hours of Booty. The mission of the...

2014-08-11 23:00:14

Rebecca L. Devillier is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 NAPW honors Rebecca L. Devillier as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Devillier is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in local government. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession,...

2014-07-08 23:02:18

2014 Lantern Award Celebrates Their Abbeville, La. Facility’s Commitment to Community Service HOUSTON, TEXAS (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty protein products, is being praised by Louisiana Economic Development (LED), a division of the Louisiana state government, for its record of community service and “excellence in manufacturing.” The Company’s menhaden...

2014-07-08 16:28:29

SAN JOSE, Calif. and LAFAYETTE, La., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined executives from Enquero, an enterprise solutions company, today to announce the company's first Agile Development Center(TM) in Lafayette, Louisiana. Enquero's Agile Development Center(TM) will network with Enquero's AgilityStudios(TM) in Silicon Valley and its customers to deliver high impact business solutions. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140708/125074...

2014-06-24 23:18:06

Lafayette Parish School System Selects BenchPrep to Bring Technology to the Classroom (and the Cloud) Lafayette, Louisiana (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 BenchPrep is pleased to announce that the Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS) has selected BenchPrep to provide digital courses for college readiness and ACT preparation for the 2014-2015 school year. The online program will launch in August of this year and will be offered to all high school juniors in the district. The partnership reinforces...

2014-04-10 23:00:51

Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel proudly donated $32,151 dollars to Susan G. Komen Acadiana this morning. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel proudly donated $32,151 dollars to Susan G. Komen Acadiana this morning. The total amount represents a $25,000 title sponsorship and the amount raised from the recent Chitimacha Daylight Dash for Komen run hosted by Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel in Charenton, LA. "Our employees are very passionate about this cause, evidenced...

2014-03-13 23:27:58

ACC Health, an on location medical and dental healthcare provider for military readiness, was inducted in the Legion de Lafayette in recognition of their extraordinary service to the National Guard Educational Foundation. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 ACC Health LLC was enrolled in the Legion de Lafayette in recognition of their extraordinary service to the National Guard Educational Foundation on Saturday March 8, 2014. Established in 1975 as a non-profit organization, it is the...

2014-02-18 16:20:25

With the purchase of the former Acadiana Bottling Plant in Lafayette, Louisiana, U-Haul brings more and more services to meet the growing needs of moving and self-storage customers LAFAYETTE, La., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "What is most exciting about U-Haul Moving and Storage at Kaliste Saloom is that U-Haul can take a building that was for many years a Dr Pepper bottling plant and reuse the location to better serve our customers," explained Warren Iles, president, U-Haul...

2014-01-14 23:02:20

The Louisiana State Police surprised Acadian Ambulance and Air Med with their elite Distinguished Service Award. The award is bestowed upon entities that are friends and comrades of the LSP and go above and beyond in serving their communities. (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 The Louisiana State Police have awarded Acadian Ambulance and Air Med with their elite Distinguished Service Award. The award is bestowed upon entities that are friends and comrades of the LSP and go above and beyond in...

2013-10-08 23:33:34

Independent film invites community supporters to fund Honorarium for Elderly Master Boat Builder, featured in documentary. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Producers of the upcoming independent film ‘In the Mind of the Maker’ announced the start of a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo. Contributions will go to award an honorarium for the central figure of the film, an 85-year-old master boat builder named Edward Couvillier, as he struggles to preserve his ancestral craft in the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'