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Missy Bienvenu Andrade

Andrade named CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana

For Missy Bienvenu Andrade, going into the office each day for the past five years has meant working to help make the Acadiana area a better place.
Andrade has served as vice president of investor relations and development for One Acadiana (1A), formerly the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. She will soon be moving into a new office with a different organization, but the daily mission will remain the same.
Andrade has been named CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana. She will oversee clubs in Vermilion, Lafayette, Iberia and St. Landry Parishes.

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The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation is 8 million acres. It includes 28 parishes in central and south Louisiana, and several southwestern Mississippi counties. (Credit: Courtesy of the Louisiana Geological Survey via the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources)

$9.7 million grant fuels creation of oil consortium at UL Lafayette

About 7 billion barrels of light, sweet crude oil is estimated to reside in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, a geological formation that covers 28 parishes in central and south Louisiana, and several southwestern Mississippi counties.
That’s a lot of black gold – and a $9.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and several energy companies will enable researchers from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and four other institutions to better understand how the significant energy reserve can be recovered.

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Maurice Mayor asks residents to pay attention to pipes as they thaw after freeze

Ice is finally thawing around Vermilion Parish.
While no major issues have been reported, there may be some lingering effects from the multiple-day freeze. Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot said some residents may find issues with thawed water pipes.
“As we thaw out from the deep freeze of the last few days,” Theriot said, “we may find that our pipes may have suffered damaged.
“I know because I found one at my house (Thursday) evening.”

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Deyshia Hargrave speaks at her own rally in Abbeville, La. The small town of Vermilion, Ohio is being mistaken by some of the public as the place Hargrave is teaching at. Vermilion in Ohio has been getting mean phone calls about Hargrave getting arrested.

Ohio, Vermilion Police Department getting heat about Vermilion Parish teacher being arrested

This story is from a paper in Vermilion, Ohio., where the police department received messages regarding Deyshia Hargrave’s arrest at Monday’s Vermilion Parish School Board meeting.



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