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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Avocados — the unlikely fruit
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The heart of Cajun Country may not be the place to find avocado eaters, but with the Spanish heritage of New Iberia, finding guacamole fans makes it easier.

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When Men Pray
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 11:24 am

ST. MARTINVILLE — Almost 33 years ago, Ronny Theriot of St. Martinville was desperate for a miracle. His young wife, the mother of their infant child, was dying of cancer at MD Anderson. He said people he knew and didn’t know, from every denomination of Christian faith were joining him and his brother-in-law, Mike Fuselier, praying that God would spare her life.

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Wednesday 05/13/2015
Mothers (Part 1)
Posted: May 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm

First time mothers or remembering those no longer here, today is a

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Mothers - 'Something' in Common (Part 2)
Posted: May 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Emma Fox, 74 of New Iberia, is one of those grandmothers who has learned to celebrate motherhood all year long with her three adult children.

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Wednesday 05/06/2015
Food for the Soul
Posted: May 06, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Ann Bolner Patout, “Grandma Ann”, is credited as the one who taught her children Alex II and his son Alex III, Mitch, André, Liz and Gigi how to cook, but the story doesn’t stop there, it only begins.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Time for Tea
Posted: April 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Friendships come and go, but at Becky Collins’ house, it happens during tea once a year near Valentine’s Day.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
Living for Music
Posted: April 29, 2015 - 2:00 am

Students in need of help learning to read can try music lyrics; those who need help with math can try rhythm.

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Monday 04/20/2015
Les Jardins des Fleurs — a peaceful ride
Posted: April 20, 2015 - 3:00 pm

South Louisiana residents love to “geaux.” It’s hard to find a weekend without a festival, cook-off or other organized activitiy. Some are fast paced, others more leisurely.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
Autism, a growing reality
Posted: April 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Adolescents say it.

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Tuesday 04/07/2015
Egg-traordinary Gifts
Posted: April 07, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Honoring One of Our Own
Posted: April 01, 2015 - 4:45 pm

When beloved, no one’s life is ever forgotten. Especially true when a young life of 19 years is crushed in a tragic fire.

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Monday 03/30/2015
Fast or Not to Fast? Is that the question?
Posted: March 30, 2015 - 1:22 pm

The tradition of fasting, though most often affiliated with the observance of Ash Wednesday and the 40 days of Lent that follow, began in ancient times. For some faiths and nations, their dietary culture prohibits eating specific foods as an on-going health concern or religious observance.

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Lester puts things in historic perspective
Posted: March 30, 2015 - 1:05 pm

What started as curiosity, about a potential ancestor noted to be the first white man staying on the North American shores after discovery, has become a lifelong passion and benefit to descendents of New Iberia.

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Ceramic Treasures starts here
Posted: March 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Americans have become accustomed to seeing “Made in China” on artifacts and household items of all varieties, but little is known about the china “Made in New Iberia” by Ceramic Treasures Inc.

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Blind Date, gaining interest
Posted: March 30, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Blind dates are not always a popular or positive experience for two people who have never met, but the trend to choose a book for a blind date seems to be catching on.

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Keeper of Our History
Posted: March 30, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Note from the Teche Life Editor: 

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Making History
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 7:00 pm

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”

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Wednesday 03/18/2015
Ready to Serve
Posted: March 18, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Unsung military heroes have long been a part of our nation’s history, but often it is the controversial aspect of women serving in the military that draws our attention.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
Still Alice
Posted: March 11, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Becoming First Lady of Louisiana didn’t change Alice Foster. Returning to a normal routine hasn’t either. Mrs. Murphy J. “Mike” Foster Jr., former first lady of Louisiana, is still a lady in the first order and knows what it means to be a woman of history.

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Monday 01/05/2015
Sweet rewards
true: January 05, 2015 - 11:38 am

As the last loads of sugar cane are hauled to the mills for grinding this month, the 2014 sugar cane harvesting season will come to a close and South Louisiana will again reap the rewards of a crop which has become a major contributor to the agricultural economy of this state.

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Friday 01/02/2015
‘Mother Church of the Acadians’
Posted: January 02, 2015 - 9:33 am

ST. MARTINVILLE — For not quite 250 years, families have raised their children as parishioners of the St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church and those offspring in turn rear their own children sitting on its benches every weekend.

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Monday 12/22/2014
Gifts that inspire
true: December 22, 2014 - 10:36 am

What will be under your child’s Christmas tree this year? Will it be technology devices and battery- powered toys or back-to-basic gifts promoting learning and hands-on activities to spark the imagination and help master long-term development and learning skills?

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Having a blue Christmas without Rodrigue
Posted: December 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Residents and visitors in downtown New Iberia may have noticed a change this season. Walking down Main Street, soft blue lights now line the trees, store windows and decorations instead of the usual white lights that mark the holiday season in the city.

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Monday 12/01/2014
Joyous times
true: December 01, 2014 - 2:20 pm

Music is thriving in the Teche Area. As the celebrations of the Christmas season begin, choirs are preparing for the celebratory time of the year with special performances to create joyfulness and holiday spirit.

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Monday 11/24/2014
Giving thanks
true: November 24, 2014 - 8:38 am

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, The Daily Iberian decided to find out what children of Iberia Parish are thankful for. As it turns out, the answers aren’t too surprising, friends, family and …bananas?

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Monday 11/17/2014
Pirates of the Teche
true: November 17, 2014 - 8:45 am

JEANERETTE — Most children dream of the day they can hangout from sunup to sundown in a homemade treehouse. For 5-year-old twins Charlie and Alex Viator, that dream became a reality thanks to a helping hand from their neighbors.

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Monday 11/10/2014
El Festival Español
true: November 10, 2014 - 10:39 am

COTEAU — In the dining room of an Estis Road home in rural Iberia Parish, Jim and Ovey Viator looked at each when asked about their shared last name.

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Monday 11/03/2014
Into the future
Posted: November 03, 2014 - 10:43 am

JEANERETTE — Jeanerette Senior High School students are extending their artistic creativity far beyond the present and well into the future.

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Monday 10/27/2014
State champions
Posted: October 27, 2014 - 10:06 am

There are some who would consider the late 1970s the golden age for girls athletics at New Iberia Senior High.

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Monday 10/20/2014
Standouts
Posted: October 20, 2014 - 9:46 am

It’s not surprising that a player or maybe two players of a youth football team may eventually make it to play college football.

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Wednesday 10/15/2014
Magical illusion
Posted: October 15, 2014 - 8:35 am

New Iberia’s Michael Dardant recently earned a spot in the 2015 International Federation of Magic Societies’ World Championships of Magic in Rimini, Italy.

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Monday 10/06/2014
No fear
Posted: October 06, 2014 - 4:01 pm

You have breast cancer.

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Thursday 10/02/2014
Making old new
true: October 02, 2014 - 3:26 pm

JEANERETTE — When Anatole and Jennifer Larroque purchased the large, brick warehouse building down the road from their house on Cooper Street in Jeanerette almost 10 years ago, they had no idea what they would do with it.

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Monday 09/22/2014
Quite a buzz
true: September 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm

CENTERVILLE — There is quite a buzz at the home of Dave and Lisa Landry. Thousands of honeybees are working daily to produce local Acadiana honey while the Centerville family gets the recognition for it.

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Silent no more
true: September 17, 2014 - 10:06 am

The pain of losing a loved one to suicide is difficult, but the Richard family managed to turn such pain into something that could benefit the community.

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Monday 09/08/2014
Grandparents: It’s your day!
true: September 09, 2014 - 10:58 am

Today, Grandparents Day in the U.S., is a day Harvey and Loretta Gonsoulin remember how proud of their grandchildren they are.

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Tuesday 09/02/2014
Bringing awareness
true: September 02, 2014 - 8:44 am

ST. MARTINVILLE — Red blood cells are important in carrying oxygen to the body as the hole-less doughnut-shaped cells make their way through vessels. One out of every 500 African-Americans, however, deal with the severe pain in various parts of the body as sickle-shaped cells cause blockages.

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Monday 08/25/2014
Military career
true: August 25, 2014 - 11:13 am

JEANERETTE – In 1997, the studious and bookish Stuart Spencer, as described by his mother, sought adventure as he prepared to graduate from Jeanerette Senior High School.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Making art with animals
true: August 21, 2014 - 5:34 pm

There’s more than one way to skin a cat ... or a deer, or an alligator for that matter, said Jake Degeyter, the young owner of Atchafalaya Taxidermy, who won first place in the National Taxidermy Association Competition in July for his work.

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
Generational ’shiner
Posted: August 12, 2014 - 8:23 am

Tony Alleman, a fourth generation moonshiner, was driving around his camp in a large bulldozer Thursday afternoon, pushing a large quantity of dirt around the property.

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Tuesday 08/05/2014
Grueling journey
Posted: August 05, 2014 - 9:15 am

For 12 days, Louis Eikel and James LeBlanc, New Iberia Boy Scouts from Troop 133, battled the elements in the rocky mountains of northern New Mexico at the Philmont Scout Ranch.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Taking aim
true: July 29, 2014 - 8:47 am

Fifteen-year-old Catherine Jumonville got into hunting with the Jeanerette Junior Hunter Education Club, but to ask her now, she’s more comfortable eyeing her target using the series of pins attached to her prized compound bow alongside others up to four times her age.

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Monday 07/21/2014
Back to the roots
Posted: July 21, 2014 - 8:43 am

Dale and Janie Langley and their two sons live an unpretentious life on Leaning Oak Farm, but it is a life filled with happiness, self-satisfaction and good health.

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Monday 07/14/2014
Ready to fire
Posted: July 14, 2014 - 8:43 am

JEANERETTE — At first glance, a 10-acre shooting range tucked away in a woodland area bordering Iberia and St. Mary parishes near Jeanerette might seem like a spot where shooters come to practice to get a competitive edge, but it goes far beyond that.

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Tuesday 07/08/2014
Historical influence
Posted: July 08, 2014 - 8:50 am

On a daily basis, French Louisiana musician David Greely roams the grounds of the Shadows-on-the-Teche property and delves into the culture of the New Iberia area.

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Historical search
Posted: July 08, 2014 - 8:28 am

For four weeks, Mark Rees, Ph.D., director of Sociology, Anthropology and Child and Family Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and two students have been conducting searches along Bayou Teche to locate clues to where the original Acadian settlers built there homes.

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Monday 06/30/2014
Anthropology group looking for Cajun settlers' gravesite
true: December 10, 2014 - 10:44 am

For four weeks, Mark Rees, Ph.D., director of Sociology, Anthropology and Child and Family Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and two students have been conducting searches along Bayou Teche to locate clues to where the original Acadian settlers built there homes.

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Monday 06/23/2014
Defying the odds
Posted: June 23, 2014 - 10:31 am

For Gary Roberts, life seemed simple enough. Study hard in school, play sports and work toward a scholarship when he graduates in 2015.

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Monday 06/16/2014
Dedicated volunteers
Posted: June 16, 2014 - 10:04 am

The community can count on volunteer members of the Iberia Parish Community Emergency Response Team to spring into action when emergencies occur.

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Monday 06/02/2014
Five year journey
true: June 02, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Twenty-eight New Iberia athletes, partners and coaches have poured their hearts into going to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey next month and possibly win their way to the world games next year.

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Births

Wednesday 05/06/2015
Birth Announcements - May 3, 2015
Posted: May 06, 2015

Iberia Medical Center

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
Birth Announcements - Sunday, April 8, 2015
Posted: April 08, 2015

Iberia Medical Center

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Wednesday 04/01/2015
Birth Announcements - Sunday, March 29, 2015
Posted: April 01, 2015

Iberia Medical Center

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Friday 05/22/2015
Students, teachers close doors on 2014-15
Posted: May 22, 2015

Students, teachers and administrators happily ran to their respective vehicles and buses in pride and relief as the school year came to a close Thursday afternoon for public schools in Iberia Parish.

Superintendent Dale Henderson said the break was well-earned after a very busy year, including implementation of special testing, and local teachers agreed.

North Lewis Elementary School students were particularly rambunctious during the last minutes of school. A countdown echoed over the speaker system at the school while students counted down the seconds before they could enjoy summer vacation.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
PEPI salutes 27 2014-15 graduates
Updated: May 22, 2015 - 4:06 am

Twenty-seven students reached a milestone Wed-nesday night when they received their high school equivalency diploma at the Sliman Theater.

Thirteen of the students, ages 17 and older, were able to attend the event, a “celebration of achievement” in the Progressive Education Program. Relatives and friends were in the crowd that watched the annual PEPI event, an occasion that capped nine months of classes held in the PEPI section of the Louisiana Community and Technical College Teche Area campus on Ember Drive.

The graduates and people in the crowd heard personal stories of the journey to a high school equivalency diploma from graduates Marco Rodriguez and Hannah Aucoin after an invocation by Geroy Scott and Pledge of Allegiance by Stephen Fruge, both of whom were among the graduates.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
CHS Alumni On Winning Team
Posted: May 20, 2015

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana State University law moot court program was recently ranked 40th in the nation for 2015 by participating in the John R. Brown National Admiralty Law Moot Court Competition. The LSU team featured Catholic High School alumni Phillip Smith, who with teammate Mohamed Porubsky won first place and were named National Champions of the Admiralty competition. The team also won the Maritime Law Association of the United States Award for the Best Brief in the competition. Smith won the Championship Round Best Oral Advocate Award as well as Best Oral Advocate. The team went undefeated in each round of competition.

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Reunions

Thursday 10/23/2014
FSHS Class of 1985 reunion planned
Posted: October 23, 2014

Franklin Senior High Class of 1985 is planning its 30 year Class Reunion in 2015. The reunion will be a weekend event and is set for June 5-7. 

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Thursday 08/14/2014
NIHS Class of 1954 reunion
Posted: August 14, 2014

The New Iberia High School Class of 1954 will celebrate its 60th reunion Oct. 24-25. There will be an informal gathering at Landry’s Seafood and Steak House in New Iberia at 5 p.m. Oct. 24.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
NISH 1979 Class Reunion
Posted: July 24, 2014

The Class of 1979 of New Iberia Senior High School will hold a class reunion from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Oct. 4 at Willow Wood Recreation Center, 110 Willow Wood Drive.

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