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The most important card

I have never been without a library card for at least 65 years, and I still regard mine as one of the most important things in my wallet. I can say without a doubt that my life would have been far different, and certainly less rewarding, without libraries.
I got my first card even before I started school. My mother was an avid reader and took me with her on her weekly visits to the library. She’d always check out a book for me, and it wasn’t long before I wanted a library card of my own. The librarian said I could have one as soon as I could sign my name on the check-out card.

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Glenn Dailey, associate administrator of Acadia General Health, speaks at a Crowley Rotary Club meeting. (Photo by Desiray Seaux/Crowley Post Signal)

Crowley administrator explains Lafayette General, Oschner merger

The Rotary Club of Crowley recently welcomed Glenn Dailey, associate administrator of Acadia General Health.
He began by discussing the upcoming merger between Lafayette General Hospital and Oschner of New Orleans.
Dailey explained, “This is not a buy-out, but a merger that will be beneficial to the community.”
Combining resources and Ochsner’s investment of $365 million will mean expanded local health care and a significant impact on the local economy, according to Dailey.

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A ribbon cutting for the New Life Pregnancy Center located at 1415 Seventh St. in Mamou along with a banquet fundraiser was held Tuesday. Over 175 people were in attendance and more than $10,000 was raised from the banquet along with a donation from St. Edmund High School. Speakers for the night were Travis Turner, president of New Life Pregnancy Center; Heather Cloud, Louisiana State Senate, District 28; Beth Mizell, State Senator, District 12; and Brian Gunter, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Pollock, and director of Outreach for Louisiana Right to Life. Kent Gonsoulin, Cajun humorist entertained the crowd. Cutting the ribbon for the New Life Pregnancy Center, front, from left, are Pastor David Plunkett of Sanctuary of Praise; Executive Assistant of Evangeline Parish Chamber of Commerce Kristin Derise; Sharon Fontenot, Board member, of Eunice, of New Life Pregnancy Center; Travis Turner, Board member for New Life Pregnancy Center; Rebecca Plunkett, secretary/treasurer of New Life Pregnancy Center; Tammy Newman, of Oakdale, Board nember; Cloud; and City Court Judge of Eunice Terry Hoychick. Back row, from lef,t are Deacon Gary Goudeau of St. Anthony Pauda Church of Eunice; Father Keenan Brown of St. Augustine Church of Basile. (Photo by Kathy Longino/Ville Platte Gazette)

New Life Pregnancy Center ribbon-cutting

A ribbon cutting for the New Life Pregnancy Center located at 1415 Seventh St. in Mamou along with a banquet fundraiser was held Tuesday. Over 175 people were in attendance and more than $10,000 was raised from the banquet along with a donation from St. Edmund High School. Speakers for the night were Travis Turner, president of New Life Pregnancy Center; Heather Cloud, Louisiana State Senate, District 28; Beth Mizell, State Senator, District 12; and Brian Gunter, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Pollock, and director of Outreach for Louisiana Right to Life.

Notary exam prep course moved to weekends at SLCC

Registration is open at South Louisiana Community College for a Notary Exam Prep course for the 2020 exam. SLCC moved the Lafayette course to the weekend in response to working adults wanting the opportunity to enroll in the course.
The Notary Exam Prep course will be held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, February through May. This course will prepare students for the exams that will be administered by the State in June.

Acadia Parish jurors interview secretary-treasurer candidates

Tuesday night’s interview session with candidates for parish secretary-treasurer was more like a meet-and-greet.
For the most part, members of the Acadia Parish Police Jury — the “interviewers” — sat silent as five of the nine candidates introduced themselves and talked about their respective backgrounds.
Only A.J. “Fatty” Broussard of Crowley, the current secretary-treasurer, was asked a couple of questions to clarify statements made during his address.

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