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Donna Shetler Corley

Corley to be honored during luncheon

Donna Shetler Corley of Crowley is the recipient of the 2018 Leaders In Philanthropy Award for Acadia Parish, an honor presented by Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) and sponsored by Home Bank.
Corley will be recognized during an awards luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Cajundome Convention Center.
Seats and tables to the event can be purchased online at

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BSEE Director Sees Change and Optimism for U.S. Offshore Energy

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle told attendees of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry Conference, held at the Port of New Orleans Tuesday, that offshore energy is vital to the Trump Administration goal of energy dominance. Angelle emphasized that production must be safe and environmentally sustainable to meet America’s oil and gas demands now and in the future.

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Scott Angelle

BSEE Director to Head-up Interior Department Royalty Policy Committee

The Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Scott Angelle will now serve as the chairman of the Royalty Policy Committee (RPC). Appointed by U. S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, Angelle had been serving as Acting Chairman. His role as Chairman is in addition to his current role as the BSEE Director.

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RAYNE MEETING HELD - Alex Holland, with McClure Engineering, speaks to the rayne committee during her return trip to Acadia Parish as progress is made for the Acadia Parish Creative Placemaking Initiative. Holland will return to Acadia Parish soon with the action plan for Rayne and other communities throughout the parish. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Acadia Parish Placemaking meetings held, Rayne plans discussed

RAYNE - As did each of the five communities in Acadia Parish, members of the Rayne committee met on Wednesday, Oct. 24, for the next step in the Acadia Parish Creative Placemaking Initiative.
Joining Rayne for the Acadia Parish plans are Crowley, Iota, Church Point and the 5th Ward in the southwest portion of the parish.
Alex Holland, along with project manager Laurie Suire, visited all five locations and in turn, visited with property owners, business personnel and donors for their input of the anticipated projects planned by each community.

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Sisters of Mt. Carmel celebrate 370 years of vowed life

Six sisters of Mount Carmel will be honored in celebration of the anniversary of their religious professions on Saturday, Nov. 3, with Mass at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and reception at the Cathedral Center, Lafayette.
Honorees are Sister Francesca Truxillo (70th), Sister Robert Joseph Mier (70th), Sister Clare Cramer (60th), Sister Paula Marie Derise (60th), Teresa Margaret Toups (60th), and Sister Vera Vives (50th). Father Chester Arceneaux presided.


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