By: TONY MARKS
By: TONY MARKS
The deadline to reserve seats and tables to the Community Foundation of Acadiana’s upcoming Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon is Monday.
Seats are $75 each and tables of eight are $500 and can be reserved online at cfacadiana.org/2017lip.
With roughly six months remaining in his term, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in a recent interview that he hasn’t decided whether he’ll endorse a candidate in the race to replace him and that he doesn’t have any post-election plans.
“I don’t know where I’m going to go,” he said. “You never rule anything out… I don’t have any intention at the moment, or any desire, to be planning for or seeking political office at this time. I’m a young guy. I mean, who the heck knows what’s going to happen in years to come. But I really do want to take a break for a bit.”
The third annual Experience Louisiana Festival opened Saturday after a rainy Friday that turned parts of the LSUE campus into wet messes.
And the wind blew Saturday with a bit of chill as temperatures struggled to get out of the 40s.
But festival organizer Pat Dossman said, “Right now, from what I’m seeing, we did well.”
The festival is a project of the Eunice Rotary Club to fund a scholarship for LSUE students.
St. Landry Parish School Board members will have a chance to resolve a disagreement about how much of a Christmas bonus to give to school employees.
The School Board is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today the Opelousas Civic Center on Creswell Lane.
The discord arose in the Board’s Oct. 23 Finance Committee meeting.
The committee was presented with three Christmas stipend options:
— Give $1,000 to full-time employees at cost of $2.4 million.
— Give the full-time employees a $750 stipend, which would cost $1.8 million.