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LEANING TOWER — In Pisa, guests had

cocktails in a colonnade adjoining the famed landmark.

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DINNER WITH HERCULES — Costumed actors hired for the event

portrayed ancient Romans who mingled with guests.

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DINNER WITH HERCULES — Costumed actors hired for the event

portrayed ancient Romans who mingled with guests.

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HERMITAGE — One of the floral displays designed by Joel Theriot.

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FINAL TOUCHES — Watched over by a bronze bust, Joel Theriot of Breaux Bridge adds a finishing touch to floral display at the Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo.

Jeff DeBlanc to be honored with special flag ceremony

DeBlanc, educator, World War II ace fighter pilot and Medal of Honor recipient, will be honored by St. Martin Parish Government and the parish’s Woodmen of the World lodges with a special and lasting tribute.

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Medal of Honor, artifacts donated to WWII Museum

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Derek Albert

St. Martinville — The legacy of deceased World War II hero Jeff DeBlanc is soon to be shared with the public.

Before his death in November, DeBlanc agreed to donate his Medal of Honor and other memorabilia to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Golden Keys host MLK celebration

St. Martinville – The Golden Keys Civic and Social Club will host the 19th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Sunday, Jan. 20.

Unpaved streets to get some relief

Henderson – Upon the urging of Town Street Commissioner Don LeGrand, the council here authorized Mayor Sherbin Collette to use repair and maintenance funds to purchase limestone for Williams Drive, Devillier Street and Robin Street.

Grant used to aid

Parks – Mayor John Dugas informed the village council at its Jan. 10 meeting that the village was approved for a $10,000 Louisiana government assistance grant.

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Sports

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Three Evangeline parish football teams have worked their way into the post-season and will begin their quest for the State Championship this coming Friday night, as the LHSAA reveled the 2017 playo

Lifestyle

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Judy Stewart is pictured here with her family in front of a wall inside The Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., that bears the names of the alumni who were named to the Hall of Distinguished Educators. She along with other alumni were inducted on October 21. Pictured here in the back is Bart Stewart, Jr., and from left to right in the front are Bart Stewart, Sr., Candace Frazier, Judy Stewart, and Jeff Stewart. (Photo courtesy of Candace Frazier)

The Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., has recognized alumni who have shown outstanding professional achievemen

Obituaries

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Rushing

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lanell Rushing was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017 in the Pine Prairie Christian Tabernacle. Reverends Barry Gautreaux, Johnny Wilkinson and Chris Juneau officiatied.