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In this issue FEATURE STORIES

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The Nose Knows By David Bares, RPh, Owner – Farmer’s Drugs and Gifts A Smile For A Lifetime By Jill Zerangue Simon, D.D.S., Owner - Simon Orthodontics

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KREWE des AMIS

In Unity For A Better Community

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Charter Schools – What You Need To Know By Sam Peterson – Local Educator Youngsville Growing Beautifully By Dianne McClelland Message From Chief Earl Good Dental Health By Clint Dutil, DDS, Owner – Dutil Family Dentistry Happily Ever After By Twila Trahan Holmes Le Café du Matin By Randy Menard

DEPARTMENTS

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Message From Rick Garner Mardi Gras Celebration Schedule Romacelli Savings! 3 Benefits of Learning Musical Instruments By Tim Benson, Owner – Music Academy of Acadiana Trust Acadiana By Rick Watkins Remembering Ashley Renee Vincent Lipotropic Injections and Your Health By Shirlene Myers, Owner – Wellness Express Spay and Neuter Your Pets By Vivian Rouly, Owner – Vivian’s Décor & Gifts Women and Weights By Rochelle Dupuie, Owner – Anytime Fitness Youngsville Sports Complex By Tim Robichaux, Director Planting Azaleas By Toby Daigle, Owner – Acadiana Landscape Materials, LLC

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The Spirit of Youngsville – Daren James Broussard By Monica Hidalgo Arabie Community Roots – Mrs. Therese LeBlanc By Connie Melancon Legally Speaking By Randal L. Menard Hot Topics By Ken Ritter Inspire Me By Andy Tribe Allons Manger – Morvant’s Bar & Grill By Connie Melancon Youngsville in History 1985 Got Game???

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Health

The Nose Knows The Alzheimer/ Peanut Butter Connection

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lzheimer’s Disease is a progressive disease of the brain that causes loss of brain function. It’s the most common cause of dementia, a group of brain disorders that cause loss of memory, intellect and social skills. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. However, early diagnosis can help doctors manage the disease better. Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by the formation of plaques and tangles on the brain. Plaques are clumps of protein that form on the brain and can interfere

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with the normal communication between brain cells. Similar to electrical wiring that has a break in it or is corroded thus blocking conduction of electricity, the signal may be delayed or never get to its destination. Tangles are abnormal formations of the threads that serve to transport nutrients to the brain. When struck with Alzheimer’s Disease, these threads become tangled and can no longer carry the needed nutrients and other materials to the brain cells. Think of a military supply line that is interrupted. Those soldiers at the front line would struggle without the needed transport system. The brain cells are the soldiers in this instance. No specific causes have been identified for Alzheimer’s Disease but there appears to be a genetic link. Those with a first degree relative, meaning a parent or sibling with the disease, seem to be more likely to develop it themselves. Some research suggests that those lifestyle factors that increase your risk of heart disease also increase your risk of Alzheimer’s. Risk factors such as smoking, lack of exercise, high blood pressure, and uncontrolled diabetes could theoretically reduce blood flow to the brain and increase risk. Therefore, managing these

risk factors could reduce the chance of developing Alzheimer’s. More social and intellectual stimulation seems to reduce risk as well. Frequent socializing, formal education, and stimulating hobbies like reading, playing games, or playing music could help.

There are no specific tests for Alzheimer’s Disease. Definitive diagnosis can only be obtained through an autopsy and examination of the brain. However, doctors can diagnose the disease using tests for cognition, balance, hearing and sight, muscle tone and strength, and reflexes as well as blood tests to rule out thyroid problems, vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Imaging tests such as CT scans or MRI are used to rule out obvious abnormalities such as stroke or tumors. Interestingly, researchers at the University


of Florida have determined that those with Alzheimer’s Disease demonstrate an impaired sense of smell before memory problems emerge. Using peanut butter and a ruler, tests are performed to determine how far away from the nose a small cup of peanut butter can be detected with eyes closed and one nostril closed.

Cholinesterase inhibitors, like Aricept, Razadyne, or Exelon work by boosting the levels of acetylcholine, a chemical critical to carrying signals between brain cells. Namenda is another drug used to treat Alzheimer’s and it works by reducing the effects of an amino acid in the brain thought to be responsible for the formation of plaques. It’s not unusual for patients

into the lungs leading to pneumonia and often injuries occur from falls due to loss of balance and motor skills. These patients obviously need support to cope with the disease. As a caregiver, it’s important to learn as much as you can, get some help, take some time off from care giving and take care of your own health. Also, there are adult daycare facilities, assisted living facilities and nursing home care that

Researchers at the University of Florida have determined that those with Alzheimer’s Disease demonstrate an impaired sense of smell before memory problems emerge. Those patients with early Alzheimer’s consistently had an impaired sense of smell in the left nostril compared to the right nostril, about 8 inches compared to 4 inches on average. This simple test could lead to earlier diagnosis and improved outcomes. Once diagnosed, most patients will be given one or both of two types of medications used to treat Alzheimer’s.

to take medications from both classes together. These medications will not cure or reverse damage already done but may delay progress of the disease. Alzheimer’s Disease can cause a myriad of complications. Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s may forget to eat or perform daily tasks to stay healthy. Progression can lead to difficulty swallowing which can cause food or fluids to be aspirated

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If you’ve decided the time is right to refinance your mortgage, you’ll want to proceed wisely to

make sure you secure the best loan possible – and meet the goals you’ve set for refinancing.

Refinancing involves paying off your current mortgage and creating a new one. So, the steps you take will be familiar, as will the loan terms offered. Check Your Credit Score

Your first task is to review your credit report and credit score. You surely don’t want potential lenders finding any surprises that could affect securing a new mortgage. Plus, your credit score directly determines your interest rate, with the lowest rates earned by those with scores of 760 and above. Mortgage lenders often pull your score from all three reporting bureaus – Experian, TransUnion and Equifax – so you should, too.

Figure Out Why You’re Refinancing

Most homeowners refinance to meet a specific goal. If you’re considering refinancing, you likely want to lower your monthly mortgage payment, take cash out of your home, consolidate debt or secure a loan with better terms. Your monthly payment will be less if interest rates have fallen since you took out your current mortgage, or if you qualify for a lower interest rate because you’ve improved your credit score. You can also lower your monthly payment by lengthening your loan term. But keep in mind that if you’re 10 years into a 30-year loan and making progress on principal, refinancing into another 30-year loan puts you back where you started 10 years ago with primarily interest-only payments. If your down payment was large, or if you made extra payments on your principal, had a short-term mortgage originally or increased your home’s value through an improvement, you may have equity you can take out in cash when you refinance. Although this money could be useful for other purposes, such as home improvements or your child’s college education, taking cash out makes the balance of your refinanced mortgage higher than your current mortgage. Your monthly payment will

likely be more, too, unless your interest rate is significantly lower. Many homeowners find a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit more favorable than taking cash out – and owning less of their home. Refinancing can also help you out of an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) or dual loan. If you currently have a first and second mortgage, such as a home equity loan, you may be able to consolidate the two into one mortgage – and one payment. And while ARMs offer a low monthly payment, you may want to refinance before yours adjusts to a new rate that’s difficult to afford. You can refinance into another ARM or a fixed-rate mortgage, which offers consistent payments for the duration of the loan.

Find A Lender

There are thousands of mortgage lenders to choose from, but the best place to start is with your current mortgage holder. You may be able to avoid some of the costs of refinancing if your current loan is only a few years old, or if your lender wants to keep your business. Remember: Look at the interest rate but don’t ignore the closing costs and fees, which can add up to as much as 5 percent of your loan amount, depending on where your property is located. These costs may include, but aren’t limited to: • An application fee • An appraisal fee • Survey costs • Hazard insurance • Attorney/legal fees • A title search

• Mortgage insurance • Loan origination fees • Title insurance fees • Home inspection fees • Discount points • A credit report fee

Get A Good Faith Estimate

Lenders are required by law to give you a Good Faith Estimate, in writing, within three days of your application. This detailed worksheet is an accurate accounting of what the loan will cost you, and makes comparison-shopping for a new mortgage easy. Be sure to take into account the interest rate, monthly payment, and total interest you’ll pay over the life of the loan, as well as the closing costs and fees.

Lock-in

Once you’ve settled on a mortgage lender and loan terms, guarantee that what you’ve been quoted is what you’ll receive with a lock-in. Also known as a rate-lock or rate commitment, a lock-in ensures that the lender holds the rate and, if applicable, points, for a specified period of time while your loan is being processed. It often takes several weeks to process a mortgage; without a lock-in, the terms you were promised might not be available at closing.

Stay Diligent

On settlement day, compare the HUD-1 form that lists your actual costs with the Good Faith Estimate. Your Good Faith Estimate lists which costs can change prior to closing as well as the maximum amount by which they are allowed to change. Lenders must abide, so keep a close eye on the details, all the way to the end. See more at:

Even if you’re happy with your lender’s offer, you should still compare loans and terms from several others.

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“As your Councilman, I’ve had the privilege to play an active role in our city’s growth and planning. I want to maintain our positive momentum and will work hard as mayor to ensure that Youngsville remains a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”

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by Jill Zerangue Simon, D.D.S.

Looking for a dazzling smile? How are your teeth arranged? Do you have crowding, spacing, or possibly a problem with your bite? A complimentary orthodontic examination may allow you to determine if orthodontic treatment will help you to achieve the attractive smile you have always desired. Although most people think of orthodontics

as providing straight teeth, orthodontics not only deals with tooth alignment, but it can also affect your facial profile and your bite. Here are a few of the most common bite problems seen by orthodontists:

Maxillary Protrusion – Top front teeth project out too far horizontally in front of the lower front teeth, creating the look of “buck teeth”. Individuals with a severe protrusion are often teased in grade school because of the jaw discrepancy. They are also at much higher risk for trauma to the front teeth simply because the front teeth protrude so far that they are the first solid contact a ball or cement has with the face. Deep Overbite – The top teeth vertically overlap and cover over too much of the bottom teeth when biting. In many cases, the lower front teeth bite into the gums on the roof of the mouth, often causing swelling of the gums and indentations in the gums. Underbite – The lower jaw extends

out horizontally, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth when the patient closes the jaw.

Crossbite – The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth. A crossbite may occur on the front teeth or on the back teeth. In either case, a crossbite may cause difficulty in biting or chewing. It may also cause excessive wear on the involved teeth, and, in some cases, it may cause the jaw to shift to one side as it grows. Anterior Openbite – The upper and lower front teeth do not overlap and only the back teeth touch. This condition may be caused by habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. Speech is often affected with this type of bite. Since only the back teeth touch, chewing may be less efficient. The back teeth receive excessive biting forces because the front teeth do not share the load, and this can lead to premature wear of the back teeth.

Midline Asymmetry

– The centerline of the top or bottom front teeth does not coincide with the midline of the face.

Any one of these bite problems may create a less than ideal smile; so next time you look in the mirror, ask yourself, “Do I like my smile?” If not, consider a visit to your local orthodontist to determine if orthodontics may be your ticket to a more confident smile.

Call (337) 857-5837 to schedule a FREE initial consultation. At the complimentary appointment, Dr. Simon will perform a thorough examination to evaluate if orthodontic treatment is appropriate, and if so, she will recommend the best time to begin treatment and review any financial considerations. One of the most common compliments received at Simon Orthodontics is praise regarding the time spent with each patient to diagnose and to explain the problems and why treatment may or may not be necessary. Insurance is accepted, and interest free payment plans are available. Simon Orthodontics is open five days a week, and Friday afternoon appointments are available.

by Jill Zerangue Simon, D.D.S.

Specialist in Orthodontics for children & adults Youngsville, LA

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KREWE des AMIS

“In Unity for a Better Community” The Krewe des Amis has been in existence since 1981 and was incorporated in 1982 as a private, non-profit, public-spirited organization. The Krewe des Amis was founded as an organization that would have as its principal pursuit the furtherance of the tradition and spirit of Mardi Gras, while its secondary purpose is to promote goodwill and unity in our community through various social and civic endeavors. The KDA crest/logo was created to express

determination to provide the opportunity for members to experience and enjoy fraternity, friendship and bon ton. The “Crown of Aspirations” signifies our commitment to be civic-oriented, community-oriented, and public-spirited through the active pursuit and implementation of projects and activities related to those aspirations. Our logo has been made a standard part of the uniform of the Youngsville Police Department and is proudly displayed on the arm patches worn by the officers. Through the years, KDA

members have shared many wonderful moments together in the furtherance of our goals and objectives, which have included a variety of social and civic projects, as well as many private non-Mardi Gras membership group functions. We have sponsored the area Youth Summer Baseball Program and South Side Soccer team. We have co-sponsored the Youngsville Festival of Beauties and the Festival of Beauties Scholarship Program, participated in the Youngsville Lions Club Gumbo/Chili Cook off and have been a sponsor of the Youngsville Lions Golf Tournament. The Krewe des Amis sponsored the KDA Mardi Gras Parade in Youngsville until 2004 when the City of Youngsville took over the parade. We have sponsored the KDA Annual Easter Egg Hunt, the KDA

and signify the reasons and purposes for the existence of the organization. The “Carnival Masks” signify our principal pursuit, while the “Hands” signify our commitment to promote unity and goodwill in the community. The “Social Glasses” signify our Family Day Picnic, the Annual KDA Masquerade Ball and the KDA Scavenger Hunt. We strive to provide our members with fun group functions as well as provide social and civic projects that support our community. The KDA is not the traditional Mardi Gras krewe where formality, pomp and circumstance are the norm. We are a very informal Krewe.

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JOIN NOW! It would be our pleasure to welcome you as a new member. Our 33rd Annual Masquerade Ball will be held on Saturday, February 22nd at the Youngsville Center. For participation information please contact Shannon Bares at Shannon.bares@gmail.com.

Happy Mardi Gras From Our City CEO We have already started plans for the March 1, 2014 Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade. One of our objectives is to eliminate the float lineup congestion and confusion of last year. We are also very concerned about public safety and keeping the Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade a wholesome/ family oriented event.

The parade route will be the same as for years past. All traffic along the parade route will be restricted beginning at 12:00 PM and the parade will begin at 1:00 pm. Prior to the parade, Float Permits can be purchased at City Hall Monday through Friday from 7:45 am – 3:45 pm. Parade fees for floats are $125 and $50

for automobiles. Float Permits must be displayed on the passenger’s side of the vehicle’s windshield. The same rules of conduct will be enforced this year.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR No floats will be allowed in the downtown area prior to the beginning of the parade. Any float that attempts to travel South on Lafayette St. from the clock rounda-bout or attempts to travel West on Church St. from St. Anne’s Church is subject to a traffic citation and a $300.00 fine. All floats must proceed west from the Guillot Road (Highway 89) rounda-bout at Chemin Metairie and stop at the parade inspection station on Chemin Metairie prior to being added to the lineup for the parade.

Only floats that have riders and beads on board will be lined up for the parade. There will be an inspection station on Chemin Metairie to verify that floats are properly loaded and are parade ready. If a float is not parade ready, it will be parked in a holding area until all beads and riders are onboard. This change is necessary in order that roadways remain open for emergency traffic. There is a lot of uncertainty regarding the conclusion of construction on Savoy Road. Thus, all floats will be directed from the inspection station to line up on Détente Road. All overflow will be lined up on Chemin Metairie until there is space available on Détente.

Additional information will be provided with float/auto permit pickup. Please remember that our objective is to have a safe, family oriented parade. We could also use some volunteers. If you or someone you know wants to get involved, please contact me at 856-4181. After the parade, we would really appreciate your feedback so we can continue to improve and make the Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade more enjoyable and safer each year. Thank you again for your cooperation. Happy Mardi Gras! Sincerely yours, Rick D. Garner, City CEO Revue Une 2014 | Centre 705 13


FEBRUARY 14 Krewe des Chiens - People Ball City Club at River Ranch, Lafayette 7 - 11 p.m. paradefordogs.com FEBRUARY 16 Courir de Mardi Gras - Old-Fashion Mardi Gras Run Vermilionville, 300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette Vermilionville.org FEBRUARY 21 Krewe of Andalusia Mardi Gras Parade Historic Downtown, 102 W Main St, New Iberia 6:30 p.m. 337-367-6466

FEBRUARY 28 Kick Off Parade Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 6:30 p.m. gomardigras.com

MARCH 2 Eunice “Little Mardi Gras” (ages 0-16) Recreation Complex on Sittig Rd., Eunice 9 a.m. eunice-la.com

FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 4 Le Festival de Mardi Gras à Lafayette Live music, carnival midway, local food and parade viewing.Band line-up includes: Geno Delafose, Frank Foster, Chee Weez, Corey Ledet, Molly Ringwalds, Ray Boudreaux, Wayne Toups, Lafayette’s Bayou Boys, Gregg Martinez and more. Cajun Field, Lafayette gomardigras.com

Old Time Boucherie Eunice City Hall 10 a.m. eunice-la.com

KADN Fox 15 Independent Parade Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 2 p.m. gomardigras.com

Newcomers Mardi Gras Parade Main Street, St. Martinville 1 p.m. 337-380-6031

Southwest Mardi Gras Association Pageant & Ball Heymann Performing Arts Center and Convention Center, Lafayette 8 p.m. 337-291-5540

MARCH 2 - 4 Carnival D’Acadie (Mardi Gras) Downtown, Crowley 337-7836-0824 crowley-la.com

Grand Marais Mardi Gras Parade Hwy 90 E. at College Road, Jeanerette 337-365-8185

MARCH 1 - 2 Courir de Mardi Gras Saddle Tramp Club House, Downtown Church Point churchpointmardigras.com 877-783-2109

FEBRUARY 22 MARCH 1 Carencro Mardi Gras Parade Starts at Carencro High. Ends by Carencro Community Children’s Parade Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 12:30 p.m. Center 11 a.m carencro.org gomardigras.com Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade Youngsville Mardi Gras Parade Lake Arthur 2 p.m. 337-774-3675 Public Works building to Fountain View, Youngsville 1 p.m. 337-856-4181 Krewe des Chiens Parade for Dogs Downtown, Lafayette Krewe of Bonaparte Mardi Gras Parade 2 p.m. paradefordogs.com Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 6:30 p.m. gomardigras.com Krewe of Carnivale en Rio Mardi Gras Parade Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette Annual Cornucopia Ball 6:30 p.m. riolafayette.com 121 S. New Market, St. Martinville 7 p.m. 337-789-3592 Rotary Club Mardi Gras Ball Cade Community Center, St. Martinville Lake Fausse Pointe Mardi Gras Parade 7 p.m. stmartinville.org Lake Fausse Pointe State Park, 5400 Levee Rd St. Martinville lastateparks.com FEBRUARY 23 Scott Mardi Gras Parade Mardi Gras Street Dance City of Scott Louisiana 1 p.m. Downtown, Eunice 337-269-5155 cityofscott.org eunice-la.com Krewe of Ezana Jeanerette Mardi Gras Parade Jennings Mardi Gras Festival & Parade Canal, MLK & Main St, Jeanerette Founder’s Park, Main St., Jennings 1 p.m. 337-365-1540 cityofjennings.com/events 337-821-5531

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MARCH 3 Opelousas Lundi Gras Celebration Opelousas Civic Center, 1638 Creswell Ln., Opelousas 5:30 - 8 p.m. 337-948-6263 cityofopelousas.com

Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival Parade Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 1 p.m. gomardigras.com

Krewe of Coteau Mardi Gras Parade Francis Romero Memorial Park & LA 88, Coteau 337-577-5099 Family Affair Mardi Gras Parade Main St, Loreauville 337-229-6001

Queen’s Evangeline’s Parade Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 6 p.m. gomardigras.com

27th Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival Downtown, Iota 877-783-2109 iotamardigras.com

Lundi Gras at the Village Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry St., Opelousas cityofopelousas.com

Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie Mardi Gras Parade Downtown, Kaplan 337-898-6600

MARCH 4 King’s Court Costume contest at 9 a.m. Bands and parade viewing throughout the day. Parc Sans Souci, 201 E. Vermilion St., Lafayette 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. downtownlafayette.org Mardi Gras Show at Clark Field Clark Field Stadium, Lafayette 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. mardigrasshow.com King’s Gabriel’s Parade Downtown to Cajun Field, Lafayette 10 a.m. gomardigras.com

Half Fast Krewe of Frank’s Mardi Gras Parade E Landry & Bellevue Streets, Opelousas 337-351-6943 cajuntravel.com Eunice Courir de Mardi Gras National Guard Armory & Downtown, Eunice eunice-la.com Opelousas Downtown Mardi Gras Celebration Downtown, Opelousas cityofopelousas.com Mamou Mardi Gras Downtown, Mamou 337-468-3105 Old Fashioned Fais-do-do Barn Dance Lakeview Park & Beach, Eunice 337-457-2881 lvpark.com

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3 Amazing Benefits Of Learning A Musical Instrument

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e’ve all heard friends and family (or maybe even ourselves say) “I would love to be able to sing – I just don’t think I have the voice” or “playing guitar has always been a dream of mine, but I can’t seem to find the time to buy one and practice!” Here’s the good news: It’s never too late to learn how to play an instrument and there are many lifelong benefits that you could gain in the process!

Ability to Problem Solve Effectively. Music learning requires discipline to overcome things that might be hard at first. It requires a level of problem solving that is rapidly becoming a valuable skill set for people in their personal lives and work careers. Not only are music students learning where the notes are on their instrument, they’re also learning about themselves – how can they play a certain musical passage or sequence better the next time? How can they do small adjustments to make the song easier for their hands? These are fundamental thinking exercises that reinforce how to observe and solve problems as they come up. Studies have shown that music students tend to problem solve at a much faster rate than those without any musical background.

Better ability to “perform” in front of an audience. This one may seem obvious, but the great thing about music performances is that they can carry over to other situations in which a person may have to give a presentation or speech in front of a large crowd. It’s no secret that one of the biggest fears most people have is to speak in public. Having some musical training helps give that person experience with being the “center of attention” and effectively handling some of the stress and anxiousness that accompanies it. We have had many students at our academy that started performing at a young age and we often get comments about how much they have “opened up” since they started taking lessons. Having to play in recitals gives students valuable experience and confidence in public performance.

Faster response in areas of the brain related to language and reasoning.

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There have been many studies which conclude that musical training reinforces the left side of the brain, which includes areas that help us with our everyday speech and communication. I recently read an article where a top fortune 500 company preferred to hire employees with at least a few years of musical training because they noticed that they were able to communicate their ideas better to prospective clients. This is a valuable skill set that can give someone an important edge in the increasingly competitive workforce.

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the business owner to acquire goods and services via their existing inventory. We take this basic premise and expand it into an entire network of potential trading partners via our locally generated Trust Dollars.” Trust Acadiana has a unique structure in that it is member owned. They are governed by an elected board of directors that is comprised of current members of the organization. Their membership has a financial interest in seeing the organization become profitable as it is their intent to reward profits back to their membership in the very near future. Trust Acadiana is part of a family of like minded, member owned barter groups. This gives their membership the ability to “cross

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Gone From My Sight I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side, spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other. Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone.” Gone where? Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast, hull and spar as she was when she left my side. And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.

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Daren James Broussard

July 31, 1963 – October 29, 2011 Written by Monica Hidalgo Arabie

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ike most of us, Daren Broussard loved the food, culture and festivals of Acadiana. His photography had a way of capturing a true spirit of our area that we can all cherish and hold near even though he was taken from us too soon. His sister Tamra remembers, “He loved to capture the beauty he saw through his lens, whether it be landscapes, buildings or people. He understood the power of connecting with people through the images he took.” But Daren wasn’t satisfied with just seeing the world through his lens. He lived life to the fullest and devoted his time to public service so that

inspired the creation of the Junior Firefighter Program which gave him a true mission within the department. He eventually became Fire Chief for the Milton Volunteer Fire Department and these years of service and saving lives sparked another calling within him. His business degree helped him start his monogramming company Fire Dog Graphics, but couldn’t quench the fires within to serve the people of the community he loved. It was a natural transition for Daren to go back to school to become a Registered Nurse. His compassion, respect and friendly nature were only some of the attributes that made him an amazing RN. People would stop his siblings and tell them

own photos from his travels to New Orleans and further and even places and objects that we all pass and take for granted every day. He had a way of making the mundane spectacular or turning the face of a lonely forgotten soul into a stunning reflection of their beautiful potential or tragic despair.

Daren’s passion for saving lives was cut short by one of our areas most frightening and too frequently experienced tragedies: heart attack.

“He loved to capture the beauty he saw through his lens.” others could share his joie de vivre. Along with his big sisters Arleen and Tamra and his little brother Blaine, Daren enjoyed his part in his family’s business, Broussard’s Supermarket/Nunu’s. He had a deep admiration for the Milton volunteer firefighters that he met through his work at the store. By the time he was 14, with the dreams of a child and determination beyond his years, he would ride his bike to the fire station near his home to “volunteer” in his own way. His burning desire to be involved

their stories of the care and knowledge he showed them or a family member. He heard his calling and happily followed. During a search for solace after a difficult time in his life, he picked up a camera to help him find a different perspective; a new view of the world. His creativity and edgy vision soon blossomed and, when he combined it with his knowledge of computers and software like Photoshop, he transformed from a man taking pictures to a visionary creating art. He experimented with lighting and the latest technology. He developed his

But with his passing, he continues to teach us and save us by reminding us of the importance of knowing your body, responding to it and being ever vigilant to the dangers that could change everything in a split second. His kindness, compassion, humor, intelligence, trustworthiness, honesty, smile and even his goofy laugh are still so deeply missed. Whether through his life or through his photographs, Daren Broussard truly showed how strong the Spirit of Youngsville was within him and that surely “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.” Revue Une 2014 | Centre 705 21


Prevention Lipotropic Injections and Your Health

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t’s common knowledge that most Some prescription and over the counter Americans simply don’t get the vitamins medications also block absorption. Regular that their bodies need to fight disease, doses of B-12 help maintain healthy nerve renew cells, metabolize fats, and regulate cells and red blood cells as well as prevent hormones. Many people take over-the- or reduce fatigue, insomnia, depression, counter vitamin supplements but the fact is, cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, and anemia, loss of appetite, poor our bodies don’t benefit as Our bodies don’t memory and senile dementia. much from oral vitamins as they do from those injected. benefit as much It has also been shown to certain types of arthritis, Shirlene Young-Myers, a from oral vitamins help asthma, infertility, multiple Registered Nurse with 20 years as they do from sclerosis, shingles and ringing in experience and director of the ears. Wellness Express, emphasizes those injected. The Lipotropic injections are the importance of boosting your body’s ability to fight infection and called the Super B injection for good reason. disease to avoid illness rather than suffering The combination of B-Complex and essential and treating. Along with vaccinations, she and non-essential amino acids are shown recommends regular injections of B-12 or to help the body with everything from promoting hair growth, deeper sleep, mood Super B (the Lipotropic injection). Vitamin B-12 is naturally found in meat, improvement, stamina increase, nervous poultry, dairy products & eggs but can be system and muscle tone maintenance, skin difficult to absorb especially by those with and eye health, and estrogen and Cholesterol liver or digestive problems and the elderly. level balance to weight loss and boost in

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emories are tricky things. They seem far away, but indeed they are just below the surface of a good conversation. Mrs. Therese Albert LeBlanc admits early in the interview that her memory is not what it once was and hopes she has some recollection to fill the conversation. But she surprises herself as the memories flow about her life and the village she calls home. Born on July 24, 1918, Therese is the daughter of Edmund Albert and Mathile Laviolete. Edmund and two Albert cousins migrated to South Louisiana from the Acadia area of the Canadian provinces. The year of Therese’s birth, her father was to report for duty as a soldier in WWI but

Therese vividly recalls attending Youngsville School in an area east of Foster Park. The old building was set high on pillars and the children played under the schoolhouse where it was cool. “Our teachers were the Pinot sisters of Broussard.” Therese becomes animated and cheerful describing the school house and its adjoining smaller building for the elementary children. Those were, she admits, the happiest days of her life. Without money to send Therese to college, the Alberts encouraged their daughter to live with cousins in New Orleans to find employment but Therese missed home and returned to Youngsville where she worked at the lab of the sugar mill. It was during that time that she married her long-time neighbor, Mozard LeBlanc.

was detained by a flu that nearly took his life. The war ended that same year and Edmund stayed home. The family moved to Parks for Edmund’s work and remained there until the Great Flood of 1927 forced them to higher ground. Because the Alberts loved Youngsville, they purchased property and remained.

The LeBlancs lived near Pond Mallet, a boggy area south of Highway 92. Often they were unable to leave the homestead because of the mud. The property on which Therese now lives is part of the property she and Mozard purchased when they decided to move from the Mallet Pond area. “We

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bought four acres. Four mules pulled our house across the highway to here.” Life was good, but difficult for the young couple, who ran a dairy farm. “Oh, I had to help on the farm,”Therese says, “It was hard work, but he needed me to help.” Mozard supplemented the family income as a barber on weekends and evenings. “I had to hold the light when he worked. We had no electric light and my husband needed to see what he was cutting.” She laughs softly. Medical care was provided by home visits from the local doctors. Therese delivered her first child, Ruby, at home in 1938. It was a difficult birth. “The doctor had to help me because I could not do it myself!” A second daughter did not survive very long after birth. Ruby would be the LeBlanc’s only surviving child. Ruby LeBlanc Hebert is married to Elton Hebert, Sr. and they have three children, Chip (Elton, Jr.) Angel and Candy. Remarking on the medical difficulties of her life, Therese wonders why she has lived so long. At 27 years old, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. “That was 1942. And I had 15 treatments of radiation in New Iberia.” She is amazed she survived the treatment. She becomes melancholy. Her own family members and those of her husband are mostly gone. She is blessed, she admits, by having her daughter and grandchildren near her. Moving from the past to the present, Therese comments on Youngsville’s progress. “I hope they keep up their schools.” When asked what she thinks has brought all the growth to the area, she answers pragmatically, “Well, the property.” It’s a simple observation, and completely accurate. What would she like to tell the generations to come? “Don’t complain. You got it good now.” Hearing only a handful of stories

makes one understand her imperative to the young. “And we need to remember the history of Youngsville and the heart of the town, the Duplex House, St. Anne’s Church, that part of town. That church may be one of the oldest Catholic churches in the area.” Indeed, St. Anne was consecrated in 1859. Therese makes a reference to the Lafayette bishop’s desire to decommission the historic church and

build a new Catholic church near Sugar Mill Pond. “I’m glad the council voted to keep the town hall near the old part of town, and that the church is staying.” Therese respects the historic. “But I love those round-a-bouts!” And Therese embraces most of the new. Her opinions are hard-earned and worthy. As the visit comes to a close Therese comments on framed photos that crowd a serving table. She points to each child, grandchild, greatgrandchild, and to the one showing her beloved husband standing near a birthday cake. “It might have been his birthday; I don’t remember.” No one can fault her for not recalling every detail of her life. She has probably forgotten more than any one person can remember! But the details are clear, like the stark details of a sepiatoned photograph in an old family album. Mrs. Therese Albert LeBlanc honors Youngsville with her memories and we thank her for keeping us grounded in the past as we look to the future. Written by Connie Melancon Photos by CDG Images

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ats and dogs are driven by natural instincts to reproduce, causing an ever increasing number of strays. Being a person with a great love for cats and dogs, I firmly believe that to be responsible pet owners, we must have them spayed or neutered. Spay/neuter will decrease the population of unwanted, stray and homeless pets and stop the euthanasia of current estimates of 3.7 million shelter animals each year. The health benefits of spay/neuter are numerous. Females are less likely to develop breast cancer and have no risk of ovarian and uterine cancer. Neutered males will not develop testicular cancer and there is less risk of injury and transmission of disease or parasites since males will be less likely to roam and be injured in fights or accidents. Pets can be spayed/neutered as early as 6 weeks of age and it is advisable by 6 months

of age. Your pet will become calmer and less likely to exhibit extreme behaviors. It also spares owners the messiness associated with heat cycles and urine marking. Contrary to popular myth, their personalities will not change nor will they become lazy and overweight. Neutered male pets do require fewer calories after surgery to maintain their safe body weight so discuss this with your veterinarian. When choosing a pet, select one that best fits your family. Have all family members visit with the pet prior to adoption. If the pet is for one particular family member, be sure that person is fully aware of the responsibilities of pet ownership and the care and time required for the pet. Do not make a pet the responsibility of a young child who cannot understand this responsibility. I write from experience. I have 7 dogs and 7 cats (6 of which I recently rescued

from a dumpster). They are my children and give me, and each other, so much joy and love. Pets do not require spending money, a costly education, a car or any other needs associated with children however they are at our mercy for food and vet care. They give us so much in return... unconditional love. When thinking about getting a pet, consider adoption from a local shelter. You’ll provide a home for a homeless animal while enriching your life and theirs.

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adies, lifting weights is the one fitness related thing you should do for yourself this year! Lifting weights is easier than you think and the results are dramatic and long lasting. Along with proper diet and consistent workouts, you can achieve a toned, lean physique. I can’t tell you how many times I hear women tell me “I’ll just do cardio every day until I lose weight. I don’t want to get too big.” This is the wrong way to approach weight loss. The only way to achieve the “big and bulky look” is through the use of steroids. Lifting weights simply converts fat to lean muscle mass.

The more muscle you build, the more calories you burn. Muscle burns calories even at a resting state. In other words, if you are lean, you will burn more calories while you are just “hanging around” because your muscles are constantly burning calories for maintenance. This constant calorie burn leads to increased metabolism, which leads to fat burn. See how this cycle works? Muscle leads to calorie burn which leads to fat loss which leads to a toned/lean physique. Of course, proper diet and caloric intake are crucial in order to have noticeable results. You can’t eat whatever you want and then pick up a weight and think those calories will just fall off. Also, make sure you are selecting the proper weight for your comfort level. If you are unsure of which weights to use,

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Dear Youngsville Residents, As the opening of the much anticipated Youngsville Sports Complex draws near I want to share some of the exciting benefits this facility will bring to our community. As the Director of parks and recreation for the City of Crowley for 14 years, I know the opportunity we will have to make a difference in people’s lives. Our program’s philosophy is to provide quality recreation programs and facilities for the citizens of Youngsville. We are dedicated to the growth and development of our city’s youth. We will be committed to using recreation to provide needed direction and positive experiences enabling young people to become effective persons. A critical part needed for success in any organization is teamwork; not only with our Youngsville Sports Complex staff but with the mayor and city council and most importantly with the community. What better way to teach our young people the importance of teamwork than by our own actions? All the efforts to bring the sports complex to Youngsville and make it the facility it is have been a testament to our community’s commitment to growth and prosperity. My goal is to use my experience to develop the Youngsville Sports Complex into a first class facility capable of hosting tournaments on a national level. This will enable Youngsville to become a true tournament destination, attracting local, regional and national tournaments

and tapping into the multi-billion dollar sports tourism market. The influx of revenue for our local merchants along with tax dollars in lodging, restaurants, fueling, entertainment and shopping will make recreation an economic driver for our community. Sponsorships and advertisement opportunities will provide meaningful support and offset the maintenance and upkeep costs of the facility. These opportunities will also benefit local businesses and increase sales by boosting image and visibility, community involvement and associations with other businesses. The Youngsville Sports Complex’s emphasis is discipline, organization, communication, positivism, teaching, responsibility, accountability and sportsmanship. These benefits help strengthen families, build a healthier community, improve quality of life and support the healthy development of our children. We are confronted today with a number of serious health and social issues – obesity, diabetes and depression just to name a few. The trend towards a sedentary lifestyle is recognized as a major contributor towards many of these health and social issues. There are a wide array of benefits beyond just physical in which the sports complex will contribute to the building of a healthy, vibrant community. The latest research done by National Recreation and Park Association into the six main areas which park users benefit from is physical health, mental health, social functioning,

youth development, environment and economic development. Being that the benefits of parks and recreation are so comprehensive, it is easy to see the many benefits the Youngsville Sports Complex will provide. Beyond just the benefits that accrue to individuals, recreation is also an important asset to building a strong community. Recreation programs offer cost-effective means for addressing some of our most troubling problems, particularly with regard to our young people. The combined values that may be gained are almost endless. The impact of these health and social benefits make parks and recreation one of the most cost-effective public services available. By understanding the links between recreation and strong communities we can see why the investment decisions that support the Youngsville Sports Complex and programs are so crucial to building a better more vibrant Youngsville. Please feel free to contact me personally at 337-581-3028 with any questions, comments, or suggestions. It is a privilege to serve you.

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are the most popular plant in the southeastern United States because of their powerful blooms and color. Most traditional azaleas bloom in the spring, but new varieties such as Encore azaleas bloom during late summer, fall and winter. Many factors play a role in the success of azaleas in the landscape. These factors include planting time, sun exposure, soil ph, bed preparation, planting techniques and watering.

Azaleas can be planted any time of year, but the best times to plant would be in the fall and winter. Fall and winter planting encourages root growth before spring blooms. In the spring, retail garden centers will have more of a selection and better quality azaleas than any other time of year.

The optimal sun/shade would be morning sun for about 4-6 hours. If they are planted in full sun they may look a little crispy, yet too much shade and they are going to be reaching for the sun.

Azaleas should be planted a little above the grade (NOT TOO DEEP) in a uniform soil with adequate drainage and acidic soil with about a 5.5 ph. A sulfur or copperas amendment can be added during soil preparation for best results. Azaleas need to be watered regularly and should never sit in water.

Lace bugs are the leading pest of azaleas. The lace bug lives on the underside of the leaves making dark brown spots on the lower surface of the leaves. Use horticulture oils to treat the problems associated with azaleas.

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Education

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harter schools have been a hot topic in our little slice of Southern Louisiana. As of late, they have been discussed as a potentially viable way to help alleviate some of the over-crowding issues at our public schools, help support our current public educational system, and provide our families with more educational options for their children. However, there are a large number of people in our community who are unsure of what charters are, how they may differ from the education their children are currently receiving, and if they are the correct choice for their children. I’m going to help you to answer those questions today. Simply stated, a charter school is an educational facility much like a traditional school. But, unlike a traditional school, they have much more flexibility to be representative of the values and needs of the families that make up their rosters. Because charter schools are a private entity, they tend to be created around the interests, needs, desires, and values of the community from which they are hoping to pull students. This can potentially be a great educational tool for us in Southern Louisiana. Like public schools, charter schools are publicly-funded schools which are run separately from the school district. These schools are governed by a board of directors which is typically made up of educators, parents and community leaders. Like public schools, charters receive grades on a scale of A to F to demonstrate their educational success. However, if a charter school consistently demonstrates poor academic achieve-

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ment, it will be closed down. This is a very different feature than exists in our public schools currently. Charters are free for students to enroll and they must accept students as long as they have the available space to do so. Once a charter reaches its capacity, a lottery will be held to determine future enrollment. This means that it is impossible for a charter to become overcrowded, which is a very substantial concern with our area public schools currently. So, are charter schools the right choice for you and your children? Maybe. Much like choosing a college or university, you

are going to want to do your homework before enrolling your child. Ask the school about their curriculum, projected class sizes, student progress monitoring practices and extra-curricular activities prior to making a commitment to them. If possible, meet with the school’s administration and teachers to get a feel for their vision and style and ask about their educational credentials. You will want to make sure that the charter you are considering will be offering educational opportunities that are right for your child and/or will be an upgrade from their current situation. For example, issues such as class size and teacher-to-student ratios are often extremely powerful when it comes to the academic growth of the student. Consequently, they are also one

of the primary reasons charter schools are able to thrive in communities across the country. Once you have done your research about the educational impacts that you and your child will encounter by enrolling at a particular charter school, do not rush into a decision. Take some time to compare it with the education they are currently receiving, maybe by way of a pros-and-cons type of list, and evaluate if a change would be beneficial. Examine things such as the academic rigor, class sizes, extra-curricular programs, teacher quality, busing, and approaches to discipline to get your list started. The bottom line is that charter schools are coming and they are going to provide our children with more educational options. Each one of these charters will have its own style, focus, and attributes. Just like public schools, they will be staffed with hard-working, talented, and passionate educators who are all striving to see each of their students reach their fullest potential. The question is which school will be the best fit for your family? Only you will know for sure. What is a perfect fit for one child can, just as easily, be a hellish nightmare for another. One thing is for certain: as educationallyminded people, we all owe it to our children and community to explore all of the educational choices out there in the hope of giving our children the absolute best tools for them to succeed at the highest levels in the future.

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DIVISION B Committed To Our Community

Legally Speaking by Randal L Menard

SUBJECT: Do I have the right to trim my neighbor’s trees? Question: My neighbor’s trees hang over our shared property line and thus interferes with my peaceful enjoyment of my property. Can I trim the parts of my neighbor’s trees that hang over onto my property?

Answer: You cannot legally trim your neighbor’s trees unless you have your neighbor’s permission to trim the trees. Such permission should be in writing or confirmed in writing.

Louisiana Civil Code Article 688 states: A landowner has the right to demand that the branches or roots of a neighbor’s trees, bushes, or plants, that extend over or into his property be trimmed at the expense of the neighbor. A landowner does not have this right if the roots or branches do not interfere with the enjoyment of his property. In the case of Fontenot v. Central Louisiana Electric Co., 147 So.2d 773 (La. App. 3 Cir.1962), the court held that, while an adjoining landowner could have a neighbor cut overhanging branches back to the property line at the neighbor’s expense, the adjoining landowner could not cut the branches himself without the permission of his/her neighbor.

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While this case was decided in 1962, it’s decision is consistent with the current law on this topic. In the event that one is not successful in getting his neighbor to maintain his trees nor obtaining the necessary permission from his neighbor to trim the trees in question, then the only alternative is to file a claim with a court of proper jurisdiction

seeking a judgment ordering the owner of the trees in question to trim said trees. If you have a pressing issue or concern you would like to see featured in this forum, you can submit your question to Randal L Menard, via email, at rmenard@randalmenard.com, and he may select, from those questions he receives, topics to feature in upcoming issues.


Youngsville

Growing Beautifully

The Youngsville Growing Beautifully campaign recently recognized Melissa and Arnaud Broussard and Village Veterinary Center for outstanding civic pride.

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e are proud to announce that the City of Youngsville has completed phase 1 of the Downtown Revitalization Project. The first phase encompasses the area from the Hwy 89/92 roundabout to Hwy 89 South, just beyond St. Anne’s Church. Improvements include a new road surface, sidewalks, streetscaping, curbing and pedestrian cross-overs. Downtown merchants and city officials have recognized the need for revitalizing downtown for many years. Downtowns serve a vital role in all communities. They are a place for fun and business. When state funding became available, city officials and engineers began meeting with downtown

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Downtown Revitalization

property owners to create a plan that would beautify the area and encourage business growth. After meeting with Ray Schriber, director of Louisiana Main Street, plans on the possible creation of a historical district in the downtown area began. Dianne McClelland, Beautification Committee Chairperson recognizes the downtown area as “the heart and soul of our community”, and comments that “it has become a top priority in the revitalization effort.” Future efforts will include connectivity to the Youngsville Sports Complex, which will make the area more attractive to future business owners and will also help in solving parking concerns.

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by Ken Ritter

Youngsville Councilman

Youngsville Sports Complex & BYYA Since Youngsville’s one cent dedicated recreation sales tax was first considered in 2011 many people have wondered about the future of the Broussard Youngsville Youth Association, BYYA, and the impact of the city’s new recreation facility on this association. In the beginning, when the complex was just a concept and in the early days of construction, we often said that recreation programs and their management would be our future sports complex director’s decision. Now that phase one of the sports complex is nearing completion a decision was recently made to partner with BYYA for the upcoming baseball and softball season. This partnership provides Youngsville with a portion of BYYA’s registration fees and in exchange Youngsville will maintain the facility and pay for game referees. Under this arrangement 60% of games are expected to be played in Youngsville at the new facility. After consulting with BYYA officials, Mayor Viator, the Youngsville City Council, and Director Robichaux collectively made this decision after careful consideration. This decision had several pros and cons that I would like to share to provide some insight. Let’s consider the history. Currently, youth baseball and softball games are supported by BYYA through the Lafayette Parish Parks and Recreation Department at Foster and Arceneaux parks in Youngsville and Broussard, respectively. In November 2011, Youngsville residents did what some thought would be unthinkable. Voters self-imposed a dedicated sales tax

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for recreation in a very anti-tax climate. Youngsville residents have made a considerable investment in recreation led in part by a strong desire to have a first class sports complex close to home. Worth noting is that the city of Broussard also passed a similar vote the same day. A few months later the Youngsville City Council approved the hire of a first class sports complex director experienced in managing youth athletics, Tim Robichaux, after a national candidate search. In my assessment, we’ve stuck our neck out to build the best and hire the best so why wouldn’t we consider the best recreation program for our youth? BYYA has done a great job of providing recreational opportunities for many of us and our children. BYYA can also provide a virtual turn-key program to play at the complex once it opens. But the questions loom: can we, as a community, do better if we create our own recreation department? Why did we build a sports complex in the first place? Do we want to simply manage a facility or do we want improved recreational opportunities? If Youngsville creates its own parks and recreation department, the city can set its own registration fees and be in control of all programs. However, Youngsville would need to hire additional staff to manage the programs and the city would incur an up-front cost to start these programs with an unknown number of participants. Citizens would also be able to play 100% of games at

the Youngsville complex if a new recreation program is created, which is considered a plus by many. It’s my belief that the citizens of Youngsville have invested heavily in recreation because they want to have better and we want to do better than the parish is currently able to offer. What if a newly formed Youngsville Parks and Recreation department could potentially provide a better value and experience? Is it worth considering? In the end I believe that the answers are yes. However in an effort to provide a smooth transition, I believe a short term strategic partnership between BYYA and the City of Youngsville is the right fit. Let’s get the complex open and transition when the time is right to create Youngsville’s own Parks and Recreation Department focused primarily on Youngsville. How do you feel? Contact me at kenritter@youngsvillela.gov to express your opinion.


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Dear Citizens of Youngsville, As Youngsville Chief of Police, I would like to welcome all new residents to our community. As many of you may know, Youngsville is the fastest growing city in the state of Louisiana. This is due in large part to our exceptionally low crime rate. In order to maintain the safety of our community, The Youngsville Police Department is currently expanding its patrol division. For the safety and protection of our citizens, Youngsville Police Department has implemented a full time traffic division in order to deter speeding, which in turn will reduce traffic crashes. We are encouraging all citizens to be mindful of their speed and obey stop signs at intersections. The Youngsville Police Department is here to serve you. Our office hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. If you have an after-hours non-emergency, please call 337-232-9211. For emergencies call 911.

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Good Dental Health is a Family Affair!

by Clint Dutil, DDS

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ebruary is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This is a great time for us to consider how the whole family can be involved in maintaining their dental health. Dental health is a big part of your total health. Prevention is always preferable to treatment of dental disease. Believe it or not, moms can give their children a great start, even before they are born! Eating a balanced diet, with enough protein, vitamins A, C, and D, as well as minerals like calcium and phosphorus can insure that your baby’s tooth enamel will form properly. Studies have also shown that by consuming the natural sugar substitute xylitol, which creates an environment in the mouth inhospitable to the bacteria that cause cavities, mom can help prevent sharing her own oral bacteria with her child.

Dental Emergencies

Mouthguards can aid in preventing many sports-related dental injuries. They prevent the upper & lower jaws and teeth from damaging each other during clenching or contact sports. They can either be purchased over the counter or from your dentist; however, the professionally made guards ensure proper fit & sizing to provide maximum tooth protection.

Whether we like it or not, dental emergencies happen from time to time. Knowing how to handle dental emergencies can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth for good. Here are some tips to cope quickly and calmly with dental emergencies.

Knocked-out tooth Baby tooth: If something happens to any of a child’s primary or “baby” teeth, you should seek the advice of a dentist as soon as possible. If a tooth is completely out, do not try to insert it back in the socket. Although it is normal for children to lose primary teeth, an accident that damages a primary tooth can also harm the “adult” tooth underneath. Adult tooth: A baby tooth should not be implanted back in the mouth, but a permanent tooth should. Hold the tooth by the crown, and if it is dirty, rinse the root with water. Do not scrub the tooth or remove any attached bits of tissue. If possible, gently insert and hold the tooth in its socket with a clean wash cloth or gauze. If this isn’t possible, put the tooth in a container with milk, saliva, or water. Go to your dentist as soon as you can. Don’t forget to bring the tooth and any tooth pieces you can find.

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Cavities are caused by tooth decay. Tooth decay can be prevented by good oral care. It is much simpler and more cost effective to prevent cavities than to repair a decayed tooth. Cleaning your child’s teeth is an important step toward preventing cavities. Children 6 & under should be closely supervised during brushing to minimize swallowing any fluoridecontaining toothpaste. A pea-sized amount of toothpaste is usually recommended for children under 6. Older children & adults should brush their teeth twice a day with toothpaste containing fluoride, and floss at least once daily. Sealants also add some protection from cavities. A sealant is a material that is applied to the chewing surface of the tooth. The sealant bonds to the tooth and protects teeth from plaque and acid attacks in the hard to clean grooves of the molars.

Broken tooth: Rinse the mouth with warm water to keep the area clean. Put cold compresses (like an ice pack or a wash cloth with ice wrapped inside) on the face to reduce swelling. Go to the dentist right away. If you can find the tooth fragment, bring it with you to the dentist. Wrap the tooth piece in some wet gauze or a wet towel, if possible.

Bitten tongue or lip: Clean the area gently with a cloth and place cold compresses (like an ice pack or a wash cloth with ice wrapped inside) on the area to keep the swelling down. If there is a lot of bleeding or the bleeding does not stop, contact your dentist or go to an emergency center.

Objects caught between teeth: Gently try to remove the object with dental floss. If that does not work, go to the dentist. Do not try to remove the object with a sharp or pointed instrument. Toothache: Rinse the mouth with warm water to clean it out. Take over the counter medication that you would normally take for pain. Do not put aspirin directly on the aching tooth or gum tissue. Go to your dentist as soon as you can. Possible broken jaw: Apply cold compresses (like an ice pack or a wash cloth with ice wrapped inside) to control swelling. Contact your dentist or go to the emergency center right away.

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by Andy Tribe

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s I sit to write this article, it’s on the backside of the Christmas holidays. And I ask myself, where did 2013 go? Seems like we just celebrated getting to 2013 and now it’s 2014! Wow! Time seems to be flying by! Well, before we know it, we will be past Mardi Gras and celebrating Easter. When my girls were young; Easter was always about what was in the basket Easter morning. They couldn’t wait to get up and see what the Easter Bunny had brought them. Their baskets were always filled with candy and other goodies. And of course, they would just dive into the candy! Then we would always go to church. I am glad our church always had Sunday School for our girls, especially on Easter Sunday because they were full of sugar and couldn’t keep still by the time we got to church! I look back and think about those poor Sunday School teachers! As our three girls grew, we introduced what Easter really is about. Yes, we still left the goodies for Easter morning (and still do even though they are older) but they knew Easter was about the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus. Only through the death of Jesus Christ do we have the possibility to connect with God. Before this there was a huge gap between God and us. Jesus’ death on the cross made it possible for us to connect with God. But God gave us free will: it is up to us to decide, whether we want to accept his forgiveness for

us personally or not. He doesn’t force anybody to come to him and accept his love and forgiveness. For me it is amazing: Jesus loves me so much that he died for my sins, so that I might live! I accepted this gift many years ago and it is the most precious gift I have ever received. In the Bible, it says in John 3:16…“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Think about the love that God has for just you, to give his Son to die in your place. I realize how I complicate the real meaning of Easter. I think, as Christians, we may all complicate the true meaning. We tend to put so much stuff and so many other things in the way, when its meaning is so simple. It’s about the empty tomb. You see, if that tomb would not have been empty, then we would have nothing to celebrate, nothing to hope for. Jesus conquered sin and death for us. It’s because of his death, burial and the empty tomb we celebrate! And when a person accepts that reality, the scripture says we get to spend eternity with God. Romans 5:8 says Jesus died for our sins. He paid the price. “But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” But here is the best part, in Romans 10:9-10 and 13 the scripture says we receive salvation and eternal life through faith in Jesus. “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe

in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved ... For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Now that excites me, knowing that I get to be with God forever when I leave this earth. Forever, eternity, that time will never end! So, as we get ready for the next celebration, Easter, and as we fill that basket with all the goodies, remember that God left us the best Goodie that anyone could ever have, His Son, Jesus. Praying you all have a great Easter! By the way, our church name is changing from East Bayou Baptist Church to The Bayou Church. We have two locations. One is in Lafayette at 2234 Kaliste Saloom Road. Mike Walker is our Senior Pastor and he speaks at this location every Sunday at 9:00am and 10:30am. If you are interested in our Youngsville campus service times, we meet every Sunday at 10:30am at Ascension Upper School at 1800 Chemin Meteriae Pkwy. There is something for your entire family. And our dress is casual. Come and join us! Andy Tribe, Campus Pastor The Bayou Church (formally know as East Bayou Baptist Church)

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he goal for our wedding was to have a great time that our friends and family would never forget. It all started the night before at our Pre-Wedding Celebration. After the Rehearsal dinner we invited all our wedding guests to Feed & Seed to enjoy some of our favorite bands, local food trucks and dancing. Although many of us were tired the next day it was totally worth the extra time spent with everyone. Our wedding day started with a local band, The Onelies, playing some of our favorite tunes to entertain our guests until the ceremony began. To include everyone in the ceremony our guests showered us in confetti during our first kiss as husband and wife. A Smilebooth photobooth and an Apercu Films videobooth captured many crazy reception moments. These might have been our best investment. We supplied felt woodland creature masks for guests to wear and asked them to tape their photos in our sign-in book along with a personal message. As the night went on the photos got funnier. Our wedding day theme was a blend of the glamorous look of the 1920s and the relaxed look of the 1970s. I brought in the fancier side with sequin gowns, confetti, fireworks, a white pole tent reception, and

roaring 20s style bobs but kept it relaxed with flower crowns, flowing gowns, wild flowers, natural wood and san tie suits. To continue the relaxed look, we created most of our décor with reclaimed wood; from the wooden direction signs to the cedar barn my father completely redid for guests to walk through. Tables were made from old barn wood Brian’s father saved for him. Benches and a dance floor were built of reclaimed deck wood. The ceremony wall was constructed from recycled pallets and the photo booth background was handed down wood from our pastor. We even got creative with our drink station and built a bar top frame and filled it with firewood. The wood theme carried onto our dessert station. Pie pops, mini donuts, and s’more macaroons created by Cakin It To The Streets sat on varied sizes of oak logs. Our wedding cakes were 5 small funfetti cakes with simple tapered candles that sat beautifully on oak logs also. Smaller versions of the oak logs

served as label holders for the food and drinks stations while a large oak log announcing our wedding stood in the entrance of the tent. I designed our invitations along with the wedding guide booklet in which I drew a map of Lafayette highlighting our favorite spots for out of town guests to visit. This map was then screen printed on tea towels to give out as wedding favors. Our minimalist floral decorations included rows of bamboo that we planted last spring to make the field where the event was held more secluded. Our tables and bar top were lined beautifully with simple green ivy by Leona Sue’s. A gorgeous large vine surrounded the photobooth and dried flower bouquets from my bridal shower hung above our cake table. The groomsmen wore basic

boutonnieres and a few bridesmaids and I wore flower crowns. Of course we had little hiccups like the big rainstorm the night before our outdoor wedding, creating quite a mud pit. Our family, wedding party and wedding coordinators worked crazy hard to rid the tent of the water and lay down sand and wood chips but the mud just couldn’t be stopped. By the end of the night, guests were dancing barefooted on the muddy dance floor and even wearing mud as war paint. Our dresses and shoes may have been ruined but it was truly a night not to be forgotten.

One thing I took away from the wedding process is how much we are truly loved. This day could not have been possible without so many people helping us. My father, brother and husband literally built my entire wedding. My mother helped me with every other craft throughout the process. Our wedding coordinator, Britany Brownlee, with Southern Knots worked so hard making sure every detail was correct. As I walked down the aisle, I was overwhelmed at so many friends and family who had come to share our special day. It truly was a day we will never forget. Written by Twila Trahan Holmes Photos by Meshali Mitchell

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Written by Connie Melancon Photos by CDG Images

We eagerly awaited this review knowing the quality guaranteed at this well-known restaurant. Located on Church Street, Morvant’s serves its items in a family-friendly atmosphere. Main dining seats about 30 patrons and boasts an outdoor pavilion for boiled crawfish service and outdoor dining. An indoor bar serves only top shelf spirits and many local and domestic brews. Morvant’s proudly offers Sweet Crude Rum, an Acadiana distillery producing small-batch white rum distilled from sugar can and molasses. With so many local patrons present, we visited until our menu items arrived. Our long table was covered with a tantalizing variety of Morvant’s favorites. The meal was enjoyed like a family gathering, with everyone chatting and making new friends. The food seemed to warm our spirits and our hearts.

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ong before Youngsville became the center of economic growth in Louisiana, it was famed for one of Acadiana’s favorite grilled treats, The Bero Burger! In the 1970s, Bero and Effie Bergeron served their homemade, all-beef, grilled hamburger. Today, Morvant’s still serves the original Bero Burger made from the recipe Miss Effie carefully taught to T-Bud and Janelle Morvant. When the eatery changed ownership, current owners Ruby and Elton Hebert maintained the tradition of the Bero’s namesake and have added some exceptional choices to the menu.

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Appetizers:

Grilled Chicken Salad – We began with the Grilled Chicken Salad, a generous portion of fresh, crisp greens, tomatoes, purple cabbage, and chunks of tender, seasoned white-meat chicken breast. With a variety of dressings, and sides, this salad could be a meal in itself, or a starter for a seafood platter, grilled pork chop, or the incredibly delicious meat pies!

Grilled Shrimp Wrap – A grilled Shrimp Wrap was a twist on serving this mainstay seafood item. Wrapped in a large, warm flour tortilla, the grilled shrimp and dressings packed flavor in each bite. As an appetizer, or a meal, this item will satisfy any patron looking for a quick fix of seafood.

Entree: Bero Burger – Our main entrée for review was the famous Bero Burger. Boasting a 1/3 lb. all-beef, hand-made patty, the “Bero” is grilled to order, stacked with trimmings, and served on a large bun. We suggest the grilled onions to add dimension to the flavor. Nothing beats the flavor and freshness of a homemade hamburger, but this one is unique as it is seasoned Cajun-style, full of taste, but not too spicy. To complement the burger, we enjoyed a side of Fried Eggplant – French cut strips of fresh eggplant fried without batter! Each strip was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Large, golden onion rings tempted us, too. Each bite was firm, crunchy and tangy. Finally, we sampled the popular Sweet Potato Fries, a heaping plate of golden-orange fries with a slightly sweet aroma and taste.

Boiled Crawfish – Though boiled crawfish was not available for this review, we know that Morvant’s does brisk business from January through the close of crawfish season. The pavilion is a great spot to enjoy that fare. The long wooden tables and fresh air make dining feel like a family crawfish boil. The picnic tables seat at least 20 patrons. Plan a family outing during the winter and early spring to partake in this Cajun tradition. Morvant’s will do the work. You just enjoy.

Dessert:

With most entrees under $10, a family could certainly enjoy dessert. We found room for the Funnel Cake Stix. These delicate pastries came to us golden brown and piled high. A light dusting of confectioner’s sugar made the item as beautiful as it was delicious. The portion was so generous that the entire table delighted in a few bites. It would be difficult to stray from the burgers at Morvant’s, but the menu does offer other options like club sandwiches, wraps, salads, fried catfish, seafood platter, and several Po-Boy choices. We look forward to Morvant’s expansion after crawfish season in the spring of 2014 when the restaurant will enlarge its dining capacity and enclose its kitchen. A second Morvant’s location on E. Second Street in Broussard is currently serving all of your favorites as well.

In all honesty, we knew the food would be fabulous for this visit. But this review spreads the word about one of Youngsville’s treasures and traditions. Come for the food, stay for the atmosphere. See old friends, make new ones. We know it, now you do. Morvant’s is Youngsville’s favorite neighborhood back porch. Welcome to the neighborhood!

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Dans le temps que j’ai grandi à Royville, moi et mes frère jouaient au baseball pendant l’été, dans la ligue qui s’appelait la “Ligue du Bayou.” Les familles des garçons qui jouaient au baseball avaient la chance de se connaître assez bien, parce qu’on a passé beaucoup de temps ensemble au parc de baseball. Douglas Touchet et moi ont devenu amis pour la vie d’apres ces jours de baseball ensemble. Doug était un enfant de Frank et Etta Touchet. Frank a fait sa retraite de l’Université du Sud-Ouest de la Louisiane où il a travaillé plombier. Etta eut été une coiffeuse pour femmes et elle avait son salon à leur résidence sur la Rue Troisième à Royville. 46 Centre 705 | Revue Une 2014

Doug est décédé à l’âge de cinquante ans d’une atterrissage violent d’avion. Pendant le temps du veillée mortuaire à Douglas, son frère, Anthony, m’avait raconté une histoire qui s’est passé au temps qu’il eu éte petite enfant. Anthony disait qu’un Samedi matin, son père, Frank, se réveilla et alla faire son café seulement pour apprendre qu’il n’avait plus de marc de café. M. Frank a tout de suite dit a Douglas, alors âgé d’environ 10 ans, de prendre sa bicyclette et d’aller au magasin pour l’acheter une livre de café. Douglas revient autour trente minutes plus tard, sans de café. M. Frank demanda Douglas où étaitle café, dont Douglas répondit: “Papa, je suis allé à tous les quatre

magasins à Royville, Chez Walter, Chez Wallace, Chez Ice Cream et Chez Menard, et le café est tout simplement trop cher. Il faudra que t’espère jusqu’à ma mere va acheter les groceries lundi chez A&P à Lafayette!” Frank, de un mauvais humeur force de avoir s’enlever de bon matin et sans avoir encore bu sa tasse de café, lui répondit, “Douglas tu fais mieux aller m’acheter du café asteure!” Inutile de dire que, cette fois-là, Douglas n’eut pas gaspillé de temps de se retourer avec le café que son père lui avait demandé et lequel il a acheté Chez Ice Cream parce que c’etait deux ou trois sous moins cher là que au trois autres magasins!


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