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Second Harvest Food Bank distributes USDA commodities

Second Harvest Food Bank distributes commodities to eligible, needy families under the Food Bank Program in the following parishes: Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, St. John the Baptist, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion and Washington.
The location and hours of operation for each Second Harvest Food Bank partner agency, by parish, is as follows:
Acadia

Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be conferred during the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies on Friday at the Cajundome and Convention Center and at Bourgeois Hall. (Photo by Doug Dugas/University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

UL Lafayette’s Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies set for Friday

Undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees will be conferred during the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies on Friday at the Cajundome and Convention Center and at Bourgeois Hall.
The General Assembly will be held at 11 a.m. at the Cajundome. Doctoral candidates will be hooded at this session. All graduating seniors and faculty members will attend, wearing full academic regalia.
Master’s and bachelor’s degrees will be conferred at ceremonies for each academic college. A schedule and locations are below.
Cajundome

One week to go: state individual income tax filing deadline is May 15

May 15 is the deadline for filing 2016 Louisiana individual income tax returns.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue recommends filing electronically for the fastest, most error-free return processing. With Louisiana File Online (revenue.louisiana.gov/fileonline), taxpayers can file their state returns for free, make tax payments and upload supporting documentation. Other electronic filing options include commercially-available tax preparation software.

Attakapas Gazette first community newspaper

South Louisiana has a long history of community newspapering, beginning with the Attakapas Gazette, one of the first newspapers published in Louisiana outside of New Orleans.
Its publisher was Theodore Jean Devalcourt, who was born in October 1796 in Baltimore, according to the book “Acadians in Maryland,” although Devalcourt is not an Acadian name.
The late Alton Broussard, who was my journalism prof umpteen years ago and who studied old Louisiana newspapers, speculated that the Devalcourts probably fled the Haitian revolution that broke out in 1791.

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