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Moody College of Business notary exam prep class produces results

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B.I. Moody III College of Business law instructor Fred Davis, J.D., swears in Sarah Hebert, an accounting junior from Milton, La., after she passed the Louisiana state notary exam. (LSN Photo)

LAFAYETTE – After completing a notary exam preparation course at the Moody College of Business in the fall of 2016, the students set a record of having 60 percent of the class pass the notary exam. The state average is 21 percent.

New hurdle for hospital district abolishment

OPELOUSAS — The St. Landry Parish Council will be asked to seek a declaratory judgment in the 27th Judicial Court District on a plan to dissolve the First Hospital District of the Parishes of St. Landry and St. Martin, which operated the now closed St. Luke Hospital in Arnaudville.

ULL unveils plaque honoring Crowley businessman Moody

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B.I. Moody looks at the plaque which was unveiled during a ceremony honoring him Wednesday night at ULL’s BI Moody College of Business Administration building. On the right is John Blohm, vice president for university advancement at UL-Lafayette. (LSN photo by Howell Dennis)

LAFAYETTE -- Crowley businessman B.I. Moody III was honored for his distinguished career and his generosity during a ceremony Wednesday night at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL) in the Business Administration building which bears his name.

LA. UP CLOSE: History is brought to a boil at Conrad Rice Mill

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The different varieties of KONRIKO rice that is produced at the historic Conrad Rice Mill is seen on a shelf inside the KONRIKO Brand Company Store, located next door to the mill in downtown New Iberia.
(Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Louisiana is known worldwide for its delicious culinary dishes, in particular the ones that have its roots in the southern part of the Bayou State.
There is chicken and sausage gumbo, seafood gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, fricassee, smothered chicken, meatball stew and shrimp and egg stew. All of those savory dishes have one crucial ingredient in common, a key component that helps bring the meal together — rice.

Louisiana Up Close: Palace Cafe has been feeding public for 89 years

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The Palace Cafe in Opelousas has been serving residents for nearly 90 years. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

OPELOUSAS — Michael Munro always enjoyed stopping off for a bite at the historic Palace Cafe.
The businessman who has owned and operated everything from donut shops to hotel restaurants always felt that the Palace Cafe had something unique to offer.


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