Boy and Girl Staters - Adam Courville, Jennifer Faulk, Kayne Bourque, Grace Byler, Austin Sarver, Adrian Courville, Kelsey Trahan, Ezra Duhon and Kyler Duhon.

Kaplan Toys for Tots helps 200 families/600 children

The American Legion Post 271 in Kaplan served over 200 families and 600 children with the Toys for Tots program this past Christmas.
With the poor economy and flooding, this was a particularly hard year for our area.
The program is sponsored by the Marine Corps out of Lafayette, LA. The Legion wishes to thank the Renee Rost Junior Beta Club and Chez Elles for their donations.

Fancy Ladies and Gentlemen (l-r standing) Larry Landry, Liz Schexynader, Sheila LeBlanc, Rachel Trahan, Drake LeBlanc (stting l-r) Anita Landry, Mitzi Duhon, Debbie Baudoin and not pictured is Tony Barras.

Construction Workers (l-r standing) Mark Arceneaux, Ken Schexynader, Robbie Barras (sitting) Listi Arceneaux, Jamie Schexynader and JoEllen Barras.

Construction Workers (l-r standing) Mark Arceneaux, Ken Schexynader, Robbie Barras (sitting) Listi Arceneaux, Jamie Schexynader and JoEllen Barras.

Rich People (l-r standing) Jake Duhon, Tammy Trim, Britlyn Zagar, Bryan Sanchez (l-r sitting) Ben LeBlanc, Lili LeBlanc, Mandy LeBlanc and Kyle LeBlanc.

Hobos (l-r standing) Andrew Robin, Tracey Trim, Zane Zagar, Amanda Thibodeaux (middle) Darcel Robin, Holli Mire, Darlene Broussard, Laura Sanchez (bottom) Jarad Mason, and Clay Broussard.

Male Guests (l-r) - Scotty Trahan, Homer Stelly and Jean Romero. Not pictured is Chris Esponge.

Krewe de Mystical Waters Bal Masque

On February 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm, The Wyndham Garden Inn Hotel in Lafayette, LA was the setting of Delcambre’s Krewe de Mystical Waters’ 18th annual Bal Masque. The night was one filled with fun, festivity and great entertainment as this year’s royalty presented the “Rags to Riches” show.

La Palmera Spa recently held a “Martini and Mani Night” fundraiser for Links des Pink, a local breast cancer awareness and support group. Presenting the $100 donation is Jessica Meaux of La Palmera Spa to Kathy Cormier of Links des Pink. Links des Pink is a non-profit group with the sole purpose of raising money for mammograms, hope baskets, St. Jude’s, Hospices Camp Braveheart and for prosthesis, gas cards, monthly meetings and more for Miles Perret Cancer Service Center. If you or someone you know needs help please contact LaNell or Richard Melancon at 337-247-7465 or linksdespink@gmaild or view us at

Links des Pink receives donation

Five generations gathered at the home of Tobi Leger in Vidrine, La. to welcome the latest generation into the family. The five generations include Tammy Parrott, grandmother; Nona Prejean, great-great-grandmother; Tobi Leger, mom, holding the newest addition to the family, her daughter, Landry Leger; T.J. Preajean, great-great-grandfather, and Becky Prejean, great-grandmother.

Five generations

Harold Dartez celebrates his 90th birthday. He is shown with wife and children, They include (left to right) – Michael Dartez, Alice Stewart, Velta Frederick Dartez, Harold Dartez, and Matt Dartez.

Harold Dartez celebrates his 90th birthday

Celebrating a 90th birthday

Harold Dartez of Maurice, Louisiana, will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
A very special and well-attended family birthday party was held at the home of Harold and his wife of 64 years, Velta Frederick Dartez, on Saturday, January 14.
The event was hosted by their three children and their spouses - Michael and Phyllis Dartez, Alice and Kim Stewart, and Matt and Michelle Dartez.


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