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Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco

French education scholarship to honor Blanco

The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL), in partnership with La Fondation Louisiane, to announce Franco-Fête 2019, a luncheon fundraiser supporting French-language education in Louisiana. This year’s edition of Franco-Fête will honor the life and legacy of Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco by establishing a French education scholarship in her name.
Tickets are on sale for the event which will take place on from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the City Club at River Ranch.

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Homecoming at UL Lafayette starts today. (Photo by Rachel Rafati / University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

UL Lafayette homecoming events start today

Students and alumni won’t have to wait until the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns face the Texas State Bobcats for Homecoming 2019 fun.
A week’s worth of activities and events are planned leading up to kick off at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Cajun Field.
The Homecoming 2019 theme is “Embrace the Culture.”
Homecoming Week gets rolling with the “Ragin’ Rock and Bowl” from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today at Rock ’n’ Bowl de Lafayette, 905 Jefferson St. Attendees can bowl – and enjoy refreshments – to the music of Geno Delafose.

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Dan Brouillette

Trump energy secretary designee is a Louisiana native

President Donald Trump has picked an Assumption Parish native as his next secretary of energy.
Trump on Friday selected Dan Brouillette, deputy to departing Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to lead the Energy Department, calling him a “total professional” with unparalleled experience.
Brouillette is a native of Paincourtville in Assumption Parish, according to the office of U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, who offered his congratulations.

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Eunice News to honor veterans

The Eunice News plans to honor area veterans in a special edition to be published Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day.
The Eunice News is asking for a photo and information about individual veterans to be submitted. The submission can be made by email to: myra.miller@eunicetoday.com or be brought to the office.
Photographs can be color or black and white and be submitted in an email.
Please limit the text information to no more than 400 words.

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Morris Pickney, left, and Ken Waldman in the Eunice Library on Thursday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice Library opens a new chapter

Morris Pickney of Eunice was reading a newspaper at the Eunice Library on Thursday.
Also in the room was Ken Waldman, a touring artist based in Alaska, catching up on his email and working on a project.
Pickney said visiting the library to catch up on the news is a routine for him.
Waldman, who was staying at Lakeview Park for the Blackpot Festival in Lafayette, said libraries are great for a traveling artist, but he was especially appreciative of the Eunice Library’s 8 a.m. opening time.

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