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Linda Rose

An unstoppable advocate who has dedicated her life to improving hope and health for women of all ages

Breast Cancer Awareness

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The Spirit of Halloween Festivities for the whole family

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INSIDE THE ISSUE OCTOBER 2012 60 | LINDA ROSE Champion for the cause, breast health, Linda Rose goes the extra mile to heighten breast cancer awareness and advance breast health services for all women of Acadiana.



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October is one of my absolute favorite times of

play his first basketball game when the ball was as

year. October brings with it the true feeling of fall:

big as him and now I have to stand on my tippy-toes

cooler nights, rich autumn colors, falling leaves,

to give him a hug for good luck.

and Halloween. In the Day home, getting out the decorations for Halloween and putting them all

On a more serious note, October is Breast Cancer

in place seems tantamount to moving to a new

Awareness month. Louisiana is at a staggering #2 in

home. Moving might actually take less time. Since

the country for breast cancer mortality. This month’s

Halloween is a favorite for my family and me, we

issue will provide you with information and options

have accumulated quite a collection of fall and

for breast health services and organization in our

Halloween bedecking, ranging from pumpkins and

community that are life saving for many women

lumiere, to creepy crawlies and handmade crafts

in Acadiana.

our children have made over the years. The time spent decorating together is all part of the fun. In our family, Halloween is a time for getting together and having fun with our family and friends.

Enjoy your day, Lisa

In recent years we have added to our holiday traditions an annual Halloween outdoor movie night and pumpkin carving party for friends and neighbors. If Halloween is not for you, try out your own version of a fall outdoor movie party. It will surely become a favorite for everyone! This October is a particularly special time for my middle son for he will celebrate his 18th birthday this month (oh, how the time flies). As a lifelong basketball player, October also marks the bittersweet beginning of his final high school basketball season. I can remember watching him





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• Oct 10 – Breast Health Symposium

• Oct 11 – Realtor Association of Acadiana’s 22nd Annual Gumbo Cook-Off

• Oct 12-14 – Festival Acadiens Et Creoles

• Oct 14 – CUPS Coffee & Chocolate Fundraiser – 11th Annual UL Ragin’ Cajun Triathlon

• Oct 15 – Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

• Oct 16 – Choral Acadienne presents “A Cavalcade of Acadian Music,” Vermillionville

• Oct 17 – Save Ze Ta Ta’z Art Bra Event, The Petroleum Club

– Buddy Walk, Parc International, Downtown Lafayette

• Oct 20 – Saints & Sinners Masquerade Bash, Acadiana Center for the Arts

• Oct 20 – Vampires Ball, A “CHAIR-ity” Auction, The Victorian

• Oct 25 – March of Dimes presents The Signature Chefs Gala

• Oct 26 – Arc of Acadiana’s Eighth Annual Charity Golf Classic

• Oct 27 - Zombie Walk, Downtown Lafayette

• Oct 28 – Pride & Prejudice, Heymann Performing Arts Center – Jeep Jaunt

NOVEMBER • Nov 1 – Community Foundation of Acadiana’s second annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon


• Nov 15 - Children’s Shelter’s Bid on a Bachelorette, Scandals Nightclub

• Nov 17 – American Heart Association’s Heart Walk

• Nov 30 – Candy Cane Gala, Children’s Museum

Gumbo Cook-Off

ACADIANA Iberia Parish •

Oct 12-14 – World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off

Oct 13 – LA Stock Horse Association Show

• Oct 20 – Southern Soul Food Showdown – Tailgating Cook-Off •

Oct 27 – New Iberia Beneath the Balconies

Oct 28 – Halloween Children’s Festival and Costume Contest

St. Landry Parish •

Oct 11-13 – Annual Atchafalaya Catfish Festival

• Oct 12-14 – Semi-Annual Washington Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall Fair & Yard Sale • Oct 13-14 – St. Landry Church Cemetery Tours: “Louisiana 200 Years” •

Heart Walk

Oct 20 – The 7- Mile Plus Yard Sale

Vermilion Parish

Oct 12-14 – The Louisiana Cattle Festival

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Fundraising for the Future As we all know, saving the Horse Farm has been a long journey. Its significance is not only historic but the property is the last sizable undeveloped piece of land that remains in inner-Lafayette. While many in economic development see this as commercial opportunity, our community has stood its ground and elected to preserve the estate for Lafayette residents to enjoy for generations to come.

“We are going to have to rally again—this time to create the park we all want to see.” For years our community has been seeing “Save the Horse Farm” bumper stickers, yard signs, and t-shirts and we know the significance of the Horse Farm within our community, but what are we ‘saving’ it for? Well, essentially, this is an opportunity for us to create our own urban oasis, not unlike New York City’s Central Park, only with a distinct Acadiana flavor. Official plans are yet to be determined, however, there have been many wonderful ideas tossed around. Some of the ideas developers have been brainstorming include building an environmentally friendly amphitheater, bike trails connecting W. Bayou Parkway to Johnston 10 FACE | OCTOBER 2012

Street, equestrian demonstration areas, flower gardens, nature trails, and even an organic farm, the list goes on forever.

on the

Meadow An Evening with Visionaries & Luminaries

Now that we know the farm will remain an institution within our community, it is important to realize that in order to make any of these great possibilities a reality, Lafayette needs your continued support. City-Parish President Joey Durel announced two activities that mark the official start of fundraising for the future of the Horse Farm. Moonlight on the Meadow: An Evening with Visionaries & Luminaries will be a gala held

By Flint Zerangue, Jr.

Thursday, October 25th. The goal of the gala is to raise $500,000 to give to the Community Foundation of Acadiana, the organization entrusted with fundraising and development of the park. The event will serve as an official beginning of the efforts concerning development of the property. Tickets for the gala will be $1,000/couple and can be purchased at On Saturday, October 27th, the Horse Farm will be open to the public for free. The mission of this event will be to raise community awareness for the Horse Farm and to highlight the level of community support that will be needed to turn it into the great park the community has expressed that it wants. In an interview, Joey Durel said, “The events in October are about bringing the community together to help us imagine the future of the Horse Farm. The community rallied together to save the Horse Farm. We are going to have to rally again—this time to create the park we all want to see.” Keep in mind that both events mark only the start of a string of activities that will benefit the project. If you can’t attend either, there will be future opportunities to get involved. However, if you wish to witness history in the making, show your faces on October 25th and 27th! | FACE 11


Mammogram and MRI: A Winning Partnership Both tests in tandem provide the greatest chance of early breast cancer detection. Early detection is best, but a

any additional cancer in the breast in

mammogram can’t do it alone. Neither

a patient who already has received a

can an MRI. Together, mammograms

breast cancer diagnosis,” Dr. Williams

and magnetic resonance imaging


(MRI) provide the greatest chance a woman with a higher risk of breast cancer may have at early detection.

The March 2007 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine included the results of a study of nearly 970

According to the American Cancer Society, the risk of women developing breast cancer: By age 30, 1 in 29 women By age 40, 1 in 69 women By age 50, 1 in 42 women

“MRI is a highly sensitive test, but

women diagnosed with cancer in one

it may miss some cancers a routine

breast. MRI detected abnormalities in

By age 60, 1 in 29 women

mammogram would detect,” said

the second breast in about 120 of the

Ever, 1 in 8 women

Dr. Reatha Williams, dedicated

women even though a mammogram

Breast Surgeon with the Women’s

showed no abnormalities. Of that

Multi-Specialty Group located on

number, 30 of the women had biopsies

the Women’s & Children’s Hospital

that resulted in a positive breast cancer

campus. “Because it is a highly

diagnosis for the second breast.

sensitive test, MRI may also detect

Reduce your risk. Schedule your exams today. This recommendation was backed

“Mammograms remain the gold

in January 2010 by the American

standard for routine exams,” Dr.

College of Radiology and the Society

Williams said. “MRIs typically

of Breast Imaging which released

are used in evaluations of patients

a joint statement urging women to

with a higher probability of breast

begin annual screening mammograms

cancer. American Cancer Society

at age 40 and women at higher risk for

currently defines ‘higher risk’ as

developing breast cancer begin annual

women with a 20 percent or higher

cancer....should have both

mammogram and MRI screening at

lifetime risk of developing breast

age 30 or earlier.

an annual mammogram

cancer.” Women with a strong family

changes in the breast that are not cancer,” Dr. Williams continued, “causing a ‘false positive’ which results in a negative biopsy.”

“Women with a strong family history of breast

and MRI.” So, what’s the benefit of MRI? “MRI scans are helpful in determining the actual size of a cancer and to look for 12 FACE | OCTOBER 2012

history of breast cancer and inherited

“The best protection we have is early

genetic mutations that increase risk,

detection,” Dr. Williams said. “If

according to the American Cancer

you are not sure which course is the

Society, should have both an annual

right one for you, consult with your

mammogram and MRI.

physician and stay faithful to the schedule that benefits you.”

Breast Cancer and Genetics Are You at Risk? Genetics, family history and other factors may increase the risk of a person developing breast cancer. So, how do you know if you fall into that category? Dr. Tyshaun James-Hart, dedicated Breast Surgeon with Women’s Multi-Specialty Group at Women’s & Children’s Hospital helps women and men in Acadiana answer that question and others. The visit begins

with an examination followed by a one-on-one conversation with Dr. James-Hart, who focuses on detailed personal and family history such as how many sisters, brothers or other family members have had some form of cancer or have had a biopsy performed. “Ages at which family members were diagnosed will lead you in one direction or another to determine if the

person needs genetic testing or is at a higher risk for breast cancer,” she said. “However, not everyone is a candidate for genetic testing. Not everyone will be considered to have a higher risk of breast cancer.” Should you be considered at higher risk but do not have breast cancer, the next step is a modification of surveillance, Dr. James-Hart explained. Continue reading

In Th e Fi g h t Ag a i n s t B r e as t Ca n c e r

Dr. Reatha M. Williams

Dr. John Bolin

board-certified, breast-dedicated surgeon

board-certified, breast-dedicated surgeon

Dr. Philip Meyer

board-certified, diagnostic breast radiologist

Dr. Tyshaun James-Hart board-certified, breast-dedicated surgeon

The specialists and surgeons at Women’s & Children’s Hospital believe that every strategy against breast cancer should begin with a strong line of defense. With board-certified breast surgeons and a board-certified, diagnostic breast radiologist, our team is dedicated to your care — from your initial mammogram at the Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre to your post-surgery recovery at Women’s & Children’s Hospital. Your victory can’t be won from the sidelines. You deserve a comprehensive team approach to your breast health.

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That is, the frequency of your mammograms and/or MRIs will need to increase in order to stay on the proactive side of breast cancer. “A woman may realize her mother, her aunt and her grandmother had breast cancer,” she said. “It may be only a matter of time before she, too, is diagnosed. With genetic testing and high risk assessment, we may be able to detect it when it is little more than a calcium deposit or prevent it all together. It’s a matter of being proactive.” Dr. Tyshaun James-Hart conducts bi-weekly Genetics and High Risk Clinics in her office on Thursdays. Appointments are required and the visit is covered by most insurance. Call 989-7350 for more information.

Facts About Breast Cancer • •

Louisiana is #2 in the nation for breast cancer mortality. More than 230,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States.

• When breast cancer is found early, the five- year survival rate is 98 percent. • Women in their 20s should begin to regularly check their breasts for changes. •

At age 35, women should get a baseline screening mammogram. If you have a history of breast cancer or breast cancer risk factors, speak to your physician about when to start your annual mammograms. Source: American Cancer Society

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The Art Bra Event! Wednesday October 17, 2012 6:00 pm The Petroleum Club—111 Heymann Blvd. Lafayette, LA Silent and Live Auction ~ Live Music ~ Dr. Barry Ancelet, Auctioneer Event—$50 Bra Entries—$25 Purchase tickets online at Like us on Facebook

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Quality, Compassionate Care for Generations An estimated 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life. The alarming statistic from the American Cancer Society resounds in Acadiana where few can say they do not know someone – a mother, sister, aunt, cousin, co-worker or friend – affected by the disease. But Acadiana residents are not alone in their journey. With more than 100 years of combined experience at the Women’s Multi-Specialty Group; breast surgeons Dr. John Bolin, Dr. Reatha Williams and Dr. Tyshaun James-Hart as well as breast-dedicated diagnostic radiologist Dr. Philip Meyer provide a comprehensive plan tailored specifically for each patient. Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre knows the patients’ journey intimately. Elaine M. Junca is not just a name on the sign, she was a beloved colleague and friend. Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 37, Elaine entered remission after chemotherapy and other treatments. Five years later the cancer returned. Elaine lost her battle with breast cancer nine years after her initial diagnosis. She was 46. Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre continues the fight in her name, bringing accredited, quality breast cancer detection and treatment services. The breast imaging center offers digital mammography, the Aurora system for dedicated breast MRI and diagnostic ultrasound. The Women’s Imaging Centre holds several honors from the American College of Radiology including the gold seal for Breast MRI, Mammography, Stereotactic Biopsy, Ultrasound, Ultrasound Biopsy as well as designation of Center of Excellence in 2011. National certifications. Quality outcomes. Patient-focused care. Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre and the Women’s Multi-Specialty Group are equipped and ready to assist generations of Acadiana women with early detection, treatment, and other milestones along their personal journey. American College of Radiology including the gold seal for Breast MRI, Mammography, Stereotactic Biopsy and both Ultrasound and Ultrasound Biopsy. ACR also designated the center as a Center of Excellence in 2011. In addition, the centre earned national certification through the National Consortium of Breast Centers Inc. for quality patient outcomes. National certifications. Quality outcomes. Patient-focused care. Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre and the Women’s Multi-Specialty Group are equipped and ready to assist generations of Acadiana women with early detection, treatment, and other milestones along their journey.

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Are You Dense? When asked about the density of their breast tissue, most women do not know how to respond. Breast tissue density is determined when a mammogram is performed. The density is interpreted by the radiologist when he views the images of the mammogram. The radiologist’s interpretation is subjective not quantitative. Breast density is categorized as:

• Category 1 • Category 2 • Category3 • Category 4

• • • •

Fatty tissue Scattered Fibroglandular tissue Heterogeneously Dense tissue Extremely Dense tissue

40% of women have Category 3 or 4 breast tissue density. Recent studies indicate that the sensitivity of mammography is compromised in Category 3 and 4 densities. Finding breast cancer at an early stage means a 20 year survival rate of 99%. Recently published data suggests that, for the dense-breasted women with few or no other risk factors, a supplemental breast ultrasound will find as many as 100% more cancers than is possible by relying on mammography alone.

Breast Center of Acadiana is proud to announce a new protocol that will be released by November 2012:

• • • •

All women who come to the center for a screening mammogram will receive information from a quantitative measurement (Volpara software) during their mammogram that will compute the density of their breast tissue rendering a number (quantitative measurement). The patient will receive a brochure explaining breast tissue density and the value of a screening breast ultrasound. Patient will be offered a screening breast ultrasound if her breast tissue is Category 3 or 4. Performing both mammogram and breast ultrasound on patients with dense breast tissue increases the chance of detecting smaller cancers earlier. Resources:

Fight the Good Fight To fight the good fight against breast cancer, you need to arm yourself with the right tools. Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center offers a full range of breast cancer services with skilled specialists, advanced technology, and compassionate caregivers. St. Agnes Breast Center offers a fully comprehensive woman’s imaging center offering full-field digital mammography with CAD, breast MRI, breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and bone mineral densitometry. By utilizing computer-assisted diagnosis, and/or breast MRI, St. Agnes can better serve women with dense breast tissue or women under the age of 40. As the first woman’s center in Acadiana to offer digital mammography, skilled and experienced technicians provide your results in the highest quality and delivered quickly to your physician. Dr. Alicia Rideau, the only female fellowship-trained breast radiologist in Acadiana is very involved with the care of |her patients often finding the smallest cancers for an early diagnosis.

As part of the Lourdes Imaging Network, St. Agnes is recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Center of Excellence in Acadiana and an accredited MRI department. Our breast cancer patients are treated as part of the Lourdes Cancer Network. This alliance delivers individualized care and includes Louisiana Oncology Associates- an experienced group of board-certified oncologists and hematologists; OncoLogics, Inc.– the most comprehensive radiation oncology facility in Southwest Louisiana; Lourdes Imaging Network; in collaboration with the Lourdes inpatient cancer unit. Most recently, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons granted a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation, the highest level of accreditation, to Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. From diagnosis to treatment and recovery, we are exceeding national standards while providing total patient support. | FACE 17

Keep It Local The goal of Komen Acadiana is to make a difference in breast health right here at home. The Acadiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure was started by local women in 1999 whose goal was to bring more awareness to breast cancer and breast health while raising money to support those already in the fight. Since inception, Komen Acadiana has donated $650,000 toward research to find a cure for breast cancer and has granted out $2.1 million to local nonprofits to provide breast cancer education, screening and treatment. As Louisiana still has the second highest breast cancer mortality

rate in the nation, Komen Acadiana is dedicated to making a difference in this statistic for our Acadiana area. There are thousands of women in our community who have been able to get the screening and treatment they need, but wouldn’t have been able to afford on their own.

Whether it’s through increased access to early detection through

subsidized screenings, or increased education, Komen Acadiana understands that the real impact it makes on the community is made one woman, one family at a time. Our tens of thousands of local supporters understand this impact,

which is why they have continued to support our mission year after year. But there is more work to do. You can do your part to help by signing up for one of our fundraising teams, then participate in the upcoming Race For the Cure which will be March 16, 2013. Registration is now open; sign up today. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook.

Helping Families Fight, Survive, and Live Miles Perret Cancer Services (MPCS) is a haven for individuals and their families fighting, surviving, and living with cancer. We are here to provide emotional support, guidance, resources, programs, and most of all, hope. Our services are comprehensive and always provided at no charge. No appointment is necessary and there are no qualifications. We are located in Lafayette, and our mobile unit extends services to outlying communities throughout Acadiana. Although Miles lived only eight years, his was a life filled with curiosity, joy and love. He had an understanding of friendship and faith far beyond his years, and he left an impression on all who knew him. When Miles was diagnosed in 1995, his family determined right away that Miles would have as normal and carefree a life as possible. Their journey with him provided firsthand experience of the daily challenges of fighting cancer. Miles Perret Cancer Services was created to help meet those challenges. Serving families in Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Iberia, Jeff Davis, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion parishes.

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• Back to School Project • Christmas Giving Tree • Creative Expressions • Makeovers & Spa Nights • Massage Therapy • MilesStrong Cancer Rehabilitation • Nutrition Classes • Pilates & Yoga • Reiki • Simply You Gift Boxes • SMILES for Miles Family Outings Support Groups: • Breast Cancer • Caregivers • Scripture Vitamins

MPCS Services: • Family Events • Mastectomy Items • Medical Supplies • Mobile Miles: MPCS on Wheels • Nutritional Supplements • Patient Navigation Notebooks • Resource Library • Support Groups • Wellness Center • Wigs, Hats, Scarves

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school, trying to find a new job in a new career field, or even contemplating the next step to continue your career path, you must evaluate the right opportunity to lead you to your goals. It is a decision process during which you should evaluate all of your options, weighing the benefits and sacrifices of each. During these times, the right decision to reach your career goals may involve sacrificing pay, time with friends and family, and even leaving something you enjoy doing. Let’s face it, creating, maintaining, and expanding a successful career is a long-term journey, full of choices, sacrifices, and even some responsibilities that we do not necessarily enjoy. Yet, these sacrifices may often be necessary for progressing to your ultimate goal position and even the key to your personal freedom.  One example of such sacrifices is the entrepreneur. There are many individuals who have invested the time and sacrificed the money to build their own businesses. Although they spent years on a tight budget and missed many

key to their freedom to take off on month-long vacations and live a comfortable lifestyle.

“...Each and every successful person has made short-term sacrifices in order to achieve long-term success.” These sacrifices may not be as obvious to you, as you are admiring the “easy” life of that successful businessperson, yet each and every successful person has made short-term sacrifices in order to achieve long-term success. You can also achieve this freedom and success by creating a system for making short-term goals. The following expert tips are designed to guide you to developing your own system and remaining focused to achieve your long-term goals.

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corporation schedule economy opportunity career finances promotion expenses labor income reputatuon success leade nsalary market stress finances schedule employment opportu coworkers 401K leadership expenses vacation corporation m Dedicate your best effort to everything you do. When you are in the position to do


work you do not enjoy or take on a role that is not what you were hoping for, push yourself to achieve excellence in your actions. Thus, you will be focusing on your effort to achieve excellence rather than what you do not enjoy about the task at hand.


Break up undesirable work into small time slots. Schedule time throughout the day to achieve unwanted tasks, rather than spending an hour doing only the things you do not enjoy. Great times to get these things accomplished are right before a lunch break and even the last 20 minutes of the workday as you will have something to look forward to after the task is completed.

Remain focused on the task at hand. Many of us waste countless hours re-checking our e-mails and surfing the web, making conscious decisions to procrastinate work that we should be completing. Recognize these procrastination techniques for what they are. Your choice will allow you to take ownership of your actions; therefore you will then be more equipped to make a conscious effort to eliminate the procrastination temptations that are deterring your success.

Concentrate on the long-term gains. Focus on the bigger picture rather than the immediate feelings you have about the work you are doing. This will not only give you reason and purpose to


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of the journey. About the author: As the owner of the local resumé writing, outplacement, and career-consulting firm, DMD & Associates, Danielle assists her clients in reaching their career goals by developing personalized career plans and offering career counseling to assure each individual is on the right path to career success. Contact Danielle at, (337) 504-5576, or

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The  Lafayette  Commission  on  the  Needs  of  Women     proudly  presents  


18th  Annual  

Honoring the achievements of Jackie  Ballew     Ruth   Brooks     Carleen   Castille     Josephine   Charles     Grace   Espree     Deanne   Henke     Janet   Hiatt     Rebecca   Kirk     Renee   Miller     Sylvia   Mouton     Yvette   Girouard    Carol  Hebert    Paula  Futch    Juday  LeJune    Adelle  Minnard    Marie  Montet    Joanne  Navarre    Audrey  Simon    Natalie  Jean  Spencer    Susan  Theall    Linda  Anson     Della   Bonnette     Linda   Boudreaux     Camille   Pavy   Claiborne       Esther   Ruth   Washington   Duffy     Caryl   Horn     Janet   Melancon     Janet   Morein     Suzanne   Siner     Martha   Thibodeaux    Sarah  Brabant    Pat  Andrus    Connie  Desormeaux    Ida  Nezey    Toos  Nooijen    Carolyn  French    Ezora  Proctor    Nettie  Trahan    Gloria  Knox    Claire  M.  Foret,   Ph.D.      Barbara  Gary    Jean  Hebert    Phyllis  Montgomery  Keaty    Leslie  T.  Lancon    Bonnie  LeBlanc    Faith  Quirk  Moody    Sandra  R.  Purgahn    Hilda  Wiltz    Lorraine  Stirling     Stephanie  Bernard    The  Butterfly  Ladies    Paula  Cantonwine  Nancy  Cech    Dr.  Suzanne  Jennings    Sandra  Matthieu    Dr.  Nellie  Rose  Prudhomme    Bonita  Williams    Mary   Lou  Woods    Sharon  Bourgeois    Mary  Dell  Berard    Angel  Huval    Debbie  Ray    Jeanette  Alcon    Brenda  Andrus    Barbara  Shedd    Gayle  Dauterive    Rebecca  Lalumia    Gail   Smith    Theresa  LaCaze-­â€?Smith    Mary  Alice  Fuselier    Cynthia  Glass,  M.D.    Leanna  Richard  Alfred    Arlene  Armentor-­â€?Bonner    Jeanne  Solis-­â€?Daigle    Margaret  Joanna  Green   Guidry    Mary  B.  Neiheisel    Teachers  of  Genesis  Program    (Linda  Alesi,  Gaynell  Gauthier,  Martha  LeFevre  and  Rebecca  Marler)    Luci  St.  Julien    Karolyn  T.  Echols,  M.D.     Paulette  G.  Landry    Betty  Jeanmard  Lowry    Lisa  LeBlanc    LaVonya  Malveaux,  MSW    GSW    Katharine  Schendel    Carolyn  Booker    Janice    Breaux  Fox    India  Powell     Doris  Bentley,  Ph.D.    Donna  B.  Broussard,  M.Ed.    Michelle  Landry,  RN,  BSN    Stephanie  Omigie    Angela  Morrison    Dianne  Mouton-­â€?Allen    Katherine  Stagg    Paula  P.   Carson,  Ph.D.    Patricia  Colbert-­â€?Cormier    Charlene  Meaux-­â€?   ) !#"""' (&"(#ancy  Landry    Jennifer  White  Miller     Maggie  Warren    Linda  Williamson    Susan  Lyman,  Ph.D.    Mathilda  Guidry  Martin    Debbie  Norling    Gloria  A.  Kern    Maureen  Brennan,  Ph.D.    Rebekah  R.  Huggins    Jan   Swift    Nina  M.  G.  DuPont    Lisa  Lazard    Sallie  Varrelman    Anita  Cook  Hazelwood    Teresa  L.  Elberson    Susan  S.  Horton    Patricia  Ken%!'( )*%+ Begneaud    R.  Josseline  Belizaire,  M.D.    Sharon  A.  Jones    Dalta  L.  Gary    Deborah  M.  Johnson,  M.D.    Dianne  B.  LeBlanc    Martha  Guidry  Bryant    Thetis  Cusimano    Por-­â€? !$!   " "   $  % #  &#!"%  ) #   ! !&are    Carleen  Jones    Annie  L.  Mat-­â€? thews     Mary   Henry   Cormier     Judith   Fenner   Gentry,   Ph.D.     FRAN   The   Van     Nancy   Pearl   Goodwin     Jo   Ann   Gant-­â€?Johnson     Annette   B.   Lewis-­â€?Jett     Patricia   L.   Simon     Danell  Spillman    Kay  Marie  Wilson    Minister  Lucille  Woodard    Sherica  R.  Davis    Dr.  Toni  Muhammad    Elizabeth  Richard            


Gloria Linton

Marilyn Arton, RN Pamalor Joseph Maria Placer

Shirley Hawkins

Cathryn Matte

Bree Sargent

Connie Shakesnider

Yasmin Welch

Friday,  October  5,  2012  

Keynote  Speaker  

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Not  surprisingly,  Community  volunteer,  Gloria  Linton  has  more  energy  and  passion  than   most  organizations  have  collectively  among  their   membership.  After  all,  Gloria  has  long   since   been   a   role   model   for   many   women,   showing   them   how   to   effectively   balance     family,   career,   and   community   involvement.   As   a   mother   of   three   and   professional     educator  she    developed  curriculum  guides  and  coordinated  a  variety  of  special  programs.   She   founded   the   Grambling   State   University   Chapters   of   the   NAACP   and   the   American   Society   for     Handicapped   College   Students.   Most   recently   it   was   her   persistence   and     leadership   that   was   exemplified   in   her   involvement   with   the   restoration   of   the   Holy     Rosary  Institute.  Now  that  the  goal  of  ownership  to  the  Sisters  of  the  Holy  Family  order   has   been   achieved,   she   continues   to   be   a   driving   force   in   the   group   effort   toward     renovation  and  restoration.    She  is  a  woman  who  believes  in  making  stepping  stones  out  of   %&' ! "% $#'$#"%! .&$"'%- % ,*#$!%- $"  ) &" $") "$ Linton   continues   to   demonstrate   the   value   of   finding   causes   to   believe   in,   the   value   of     using   your   gifts   for   the   greater   good,   and   the   value   of   doing   whatever   you   can,   big     or  small.  

Pamalor Joseph Business/Industry/Professional As  a   child,   Pamalor   Joseph   recalls   being   unable   to   attend   dance   class   because   of   the   cost,   a      "$+&&&$%#$/% %%"! $")!'#%!'$$$%$"$%#% !)&+"'$%&&%%#$"'&", (-'#$!!!&!!+&)" %&% " !"$%  & )+ &$"' " &$ $(! $ %&$/% $ $"  &   !($%&+" "'%&"! "$"#! /%!$&""!"!-­profit  dance  school  for   inner-­city   children.   For   a   low-­"%& %&'!&% )" "&$)% )"'!/& ( & "##"$&'!&+ &" attend   formal   classes   are   taught   the   various   disciplines   of   dance   along   with   the   importance   of   having   a   personal   relationship   with   God.   Presently,   she   is   mentoring   her   17th   foster   daughter   &$"' & ! %"" ! !"+% ! )&!%% &" $ %&'!&%/ %'%%  $ /% )"$%$$" "($)&%&'!& "/%!%'%&'!  

Cathryn Matte Business/Industry/Professional Cathryn  Matte  is  a  wife,  mother  of  two,  caring  professional,  and  the  only  female  pharmacist   in   Lafayette   to   own   her   own   business.   Aside   from   being   a   well-­seasoned   multi-­tasker,   she   $&%$% )&!"$, +'%&" $%$(-%%&+"%$( %##$!& the   moment   you   enter   the   Thrifty   Way   Pharmacy   on   Moss   Street.   It   is   a   business   where     compassion  for  the  less  fortunate  customer  is  commonly  found  and  random  acts  of  kindness   are   the   norm.   Establishing   a   relationship   with   her   clients   is   just   a   part   of   life   for   Cathryn,   knowing   what   medications   her   clients   take   that   might   cause   adverse   affects   is   the   job.   For   pharmaceutical  students  the  prospect  of    completing  an  internship  directly  with  a  pharmacist   is  limited  since  not  all  pharmacies  accept  precepts  however,  Cathryn  extends  the  opportunity   for  students  to  learn  at  her  store.  For  Cathryn,  success  lies  in  understanding  the  importance  of   relationships  on  both  sides  of  the  counter.  

A. Yasmin Welch Business/Industry/Professional Born  and  raised  in  India,  A.  Yasmin  Welch  came  to  the  United  States  when  she  was  only  17  to   enter  college.  Since  then  she  has  dedicated  her  entire  professional  life  to  the  Acadiana  families   in   need   by   using   her   extraordinary   skills,   training   and   unique   cultural   background.   As   the     $&"$ " $"$  $(% " &  + $ "$  +$% % # $") & !+/% staff  by  successfully  achieving  funding  from  a  variety  of  sources,  including  Healthy  Start.  Most     passionate  about  the  remarkable  growth  of  infants,  she  was  one  of  the  first  women  in  the  State   &"$&%! !!& !& &#%&+!&+% !/%()" %" work  goes  beyond  any  one   community,   never   missing  an    opportunity  to  connect  people   with   one  another  for  the  chance  at  inspiring  productivity.  Her  influence  teaches  those  around  her  that   in   order   to   create   a   better   life   for   themselves   they   must   maintain   a   standard   of   values   and     behavior,  a  lesson  she  teaches  well.   24 FACE | OCTOBER 2012

Shirley A. Hawkins  Non-profit Shirley  Hawkins  is  not  your  typical  secretary,  she  is  a  mentor  and  an  inspiration.  Her  soft  spoken   words   of   encouragement   help   build   the   confidence   of   the   numerous   participants   in   the   nine   Women  of  Wisdom  Ministries  programs.  Just  recently  she  encouraged  a  mother  of  two  to  return   to  school  for  her  nursing  degree,  even  offering  to  watch  the  children  in  the  evening.  Her  selfless-­ (,,#,-,-'(-) 0)'(7,,-+(!-")+-"+2+,,"*.-"+&# )(")&-)-(-)"+ ,#,-+ -"- 0, #!(), 0#-" (+ -+ "+ ,#,-+7, *,,#(! ," '  ,#(!& ')' 2 taking   in   her   nieces   and   nephews.   Throughout   this   time,   Shirley   continued   her   work   with   the   Ministry.  Shirley  is  often  contacted  for  a  reference  for  those  whom  she  has  motivated  to  return  to   ,"))&)+,%--+$)"&&,,+/,,#'*&+'#(+,) -"&#/,,"7,-).",(2 thing  but  a  typical  secretary.       Connie L. Shakesnider  Non-profit Opelousas   native   Connie   Shakesnider   has   the   heart   of   a   true   servant.   She   is   the   creator   and     organizer   of   an   annual   meal   for   the   elderly   and   disabled   individuals   that   reside   at   a   local     ").,#(!/&)*'(-)0#(#-7, # -"2+)((#", )/+ *)*&#(*&).,,-"-&#/ on   bare   minimum,   many   without   family   to   assist   them.   Using   her   own   resources,   along   with   help   from   friends   and   family,   Connie   has   brought   the   importance   of   taking   care   of   the   elderly   and     handicap   to   the   forefront   of   the   Opelousas   community.   She   advocates   for   the   less   fortunate   by     encouraging   others   to   become   involved   in   the   community,   including   the   Opelousas   Police     Department,   MedExpress   and   area   students.   While   her   meals   provide   nourishment   to   the   less     fortunate,  the  example  she  sets  provides  her  community  with  food  for  the  soul.  

Maria Placer Public Service Maria  Placer  is  best  known  as  the  first  female  news  anchor  in  southwest  Louisiana  and  the  first   female  television  news  director  on  the  Gulf  Coast.  As  a  pioneer  in  the  industry  she  knew  the   importance  of  harnessing  the  media  in  order  to  bring  community  issues  to  light.  In  1982,  she   &.(" 5(,27, "#&6  +!.&+&2-­scheduled   program   aimed   at   finding   homes   for   children   released   for   adoption.   She   is   a   founding   member   of   the   Acadiana   Chapter   of   Big   Brothers4   Big   Sisters   and   continues   to   participate   in   a   number   of   community   and   state     )+!(#3-#)(,+#0,*+-) -" )+'-#)() 5(+!((2+/(-#)(,%)+6 which  has  since  gone  statewide.  She  works  tirelessly  to  bring  awareness  to  help  the  plights  of   children,   making   her   name   synonymous   with   child   advocacy.   Her   current   position   as     Exective   Director   of   232-­HELP   is   a   perfect   example   of   her   devotion   to   the   needs   of   others.   She   is   regarded   as   a   Living   Legend   in   the   Acadiana   community,   inspiring   others   as   a     public  servant.  

Breanne Sargent  Public Service There  is  something  to  be  said  for  the  woman  whose  talent  lies  in  encouraging  others,  especially  when   that   encouragement   leads   to   a   better   future   for   our   children.   For   Bree   Sargent,   having   an     **+#-#)() -"+-,#,(7-().!"-),.#("++)&,.-#)(#+-)+)  #((-+ for  the   Arts.  One   must  have   an  understanding  of  the  artist  themselves,  in  order  to  truly  be  effective.   While   she   may   not   fancy   herself   an   artist,   her   contributions   have   certainly   created   a   vast   mosaic   of   )**)+-.(#-2 )+.-)+,+-#,-,("#&+(#().+)''.(#-2 +7,"#(! +-#,-,#("))&, Program  has  opened  doors  for  people  of  all  walks  of  life  by  demonstrating  that  art  is  an  essential  part   of   all   of   us.   Her   work   with   The   Kennedy   Center   and   agencies   across   the   state   have   been     recognized   as   groundbreaking.   It   is   no   wonder   that   ACA   has   had   success   with   integrating   art   in     .-#)( +7,(-".,#,'#,)(-!#).,("+,'#&4  encouraging.  

Marilyn S. Arton, RN  Non-profit /+-"*,-2+,+#&2( +-)(",)'%()0(,5 #1-.+6-)() -"'),--+2#(!( rewarding  professions4  ),*#.+,( ,"'-"/)#) -"+7,)(&2()(-­profit  hos-­ pice   provider,   Hospice   of   Acadiana.   With   her   calm   disposition   and   gentle   voice,     families  are  soon  put  at  ease  as  she  provides  them  with  the  encouragement  and  knowledge  they  seek  so   that  they  may  continue  to  make  the  best  decisions  for  their  loved  ones.  It  is  with  that  same  demeanor   that   she   has   inadvertently   developed   her   co-­workers   into   the   most   knowledgeable   staff   in   end   of   life   care  today.  As  one  of  the    founding  members  of  the  Esprit  Du  Coeur  Chapter  of  the  Louisiana  Hospice   and   Palliative   Care   Nurses   Organization   in   2009,   Marilyn   saw   the   need   of   a   support   group   for   the   nurses   who   care   for   the   needs   of   the   families   at   the   end   of   life.   Her   contributions   to   the   families,     *-#(-,('#&)''.(#-2"/!#/(,-+(!-"-))()  #(7,)&,-()(-­profits,  allowing | FACE 25


DEFEND YOUR BODY By Lanah j brennan, rd cde

Inflammation is an underlying factor that plays a major role in the development of many chronic diseases including arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer. Most of the time, inflammation plays a protective role and defends our bodies against infection. Sometimes, though, the inflammatory response doesn’t shut off, and the protective response can go from being good to being harmful. An unhealthy lifestyle contributes to that. Eating the wrong kinds of fats, having too much body fat, smoking, or being physically inactive are unhealthy lifestyle habits that leads to greater levels of inflammation.


Trans-fatty acids or partially hydrogenated oils increase inflammation. Check ingredients on your foods labels and limit the intake of processed snack foods, stick margarines and fast foods.


Plant based foods contain anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals that have been shown to reduce the process of sustained inflammation. Include a variety of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.


Herbs and spices contain anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Spice up your food with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and garlic.


A diet high in omega-3 fats will help your body fight inflammation. Increase your intake of omega-3 fats with fish, walnuts, ground flaxseeds and omega-3 eggs.


Eating charred, grilled, or burnt foods contain heat generated compounds called advanced glycation end products (AGEs) that can increase the inflammatory response. Choose lower heat cooking methods such as boiling, steaming and slow-roasting to prepare foods.


High intake of sugary foods and refined carbohydrates has also been linked with increased inflammation. Limit your intake of foods containing added sugars and white flour.


Stress can worsen inflammation; manage stress by practicing relaxation techniques and exercise.


Fat cells release pro-inflammatory chemicals. Manage your weight by reducing empty calorie foods, monitoring portion sizes and increasing activity.

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Cherry, Oh! Recently, cherries have been getting more attention. There have even been studies that indicate cherries may relieve pain from arthritis and headaches, combat insomnia, reduce depression and potentially be a treatment for cancer.

Exercise can been beneficial in reducing your risk for inflammation. Incorporate at least 30 minutes of activity in your day.

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The Art of the Introduction The first impression you make on other people leaves an indelible mark. Think about the successful people you know who seem to move seamlessly through life. They understand the rules of behavior and are comfortable in their own skin, so they can relax and focus on others. Knowing how to properly meet and greet others is a lasting gift you can give yourself. It is a priceless asset that will positively impact your ability to navigate your social and professional relationships. Follow these Grace Notes to have the confidence you need to shine and sparkle in any situation, no matter what the setting.

“Governor Jindal, I’d like to introduce you to my business partner, Jan Swift.” •

Man to Woman: A man is always introduced to the woman. For example, “Mrs. Jones, I’d like to introduce you to my neighbor, Mr. Smith.”

“Knowing how to properly meet and greet others is a lasting gift you can give yourself.”

Basic Rules of Introduction

Always look at the person to whom you are introducing, and include an identifying phrase, such as “this is a friend of mine.” That way, if lightning strikes and you drop dead, the newly introduced pair can strike up a conversation.

Never use a first name, unless requested by the person to be introduced. In the South, we tend to think everyone is automatically our friend. Wait to be given permission to use a person’s first name.

Younger to Older: A younger person is always brought to an older person for an introduction. For example, “Mrs. Jones, I’d like to introduce you to Miss Smith. She’s my niece.”

• Less Important Person to VIP: Start with the most important person. For example, 28 FACE | OCTOBER 2012

Never command in an introduction. “Mr. Jones, meet Mr. Smith.” Never

repeat an introduction (“Mr. Jones, meet Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith, meet Mr. Jones.”). Never introduce yourself unless there is a reason for the other person to know who you are. Just mingle with the few people you know and enjoy yourself. There is no need to work the room. If you must introduce yourself, give the person an identifying phrase. For example, “I’ll be working with you on the PTA.” The worst sin of all is to make no introduction at all. I’m sure you’ve been left standing in a group, talking to someone you weren’t introduced to….awkward. What do you say after being introduced? The only correct response is, “How do you do?” Or “How are you?” The only correct response to “How do you do?” is, “Fine, thank you.” If you did not hear the name correctly? You’ll need to jump right in and say, “Excuse me, I did not hear your name.” Don’t

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What if you are wrongly introduced? In the South, we think correcting someone is rude. It is not rude, and in fact, it is quite helpful. If someone introduces you with the wrong name, correct them immediately. The polite way to correct

someone is “Excuse me, my name is_________.” Name blackout. If you don’t remember someone’s name and they are approaching you to start a conversation, immediately jump in with, “Excuse me, I can’t place your name.” This phrase works every time and implies that you know who they are and you just can’t put a name with their face. This one

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extend hers. Always shake hands when introduced to older persons.

“Hello” is the universal greeting in America. Greetings in public require a small nod and a smile.

When to Rise • Host/Hostess always rise to greet each guest.

“Men should rise when a lady enters the room for the first time and remain standing until she is seated.” When to Shake Hands Men shake hands when introduced to each other, unless they have to cross a room. Strictly speaking, if a man/woman extends his/her hand, a lady must

A lady does not rise when being introduced to someone at a distance. Nor when shaking hands with anyone, unless that person is much older or prominent.

Men should rise when a lady enters the room for the first time and remain standing until she is seated or leaves his presence.

Keeping these rules in mind as you meet new acquaintances will allow you to be gracious, appropriate and enjoy yourself as you build your circle of friends and colleagues. Now go out, mingle, and have fun!

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Smokin’ Hot Eyes in 8 Easy Steps

By Madeline Gardner


As October approaches, many women find their schedules filling up with parties and evening events. You have the perfect dress, the perfect accessories–but are you stressing about the right evening look for your makeup? Don’t fret, we can help. If you want an elegant and dramatic look and like a little color, think about giving the smoky eye a go. Here’s how:

First step is to start off with a lid primer. I like to use my concealer for this step, however, most cosmetic lines will have an eyelid primer.


Follow up with a smoky eye shadow.

Choose a shade that is close to your skin color to set the primer. (Quick tip: I use my powder foundation for this.) This will give you a blank canvas to work with.

Diagram: Classic Contour Eye Make Up


Next, apply a highlighter.

Apply this to your brow bone and inner eye corner. (See diagram above) My go-to colors are light gold or pearl white.


a. mobile lid b. inner eye corner c. crease/contour

d. lash line e. brow bone

Now, pick out a medium-toned color. This will be applied to the mobile lid of the eye. Some colors to consider: gold, light pinks, beige, and light browns. You will see the baby powder I used underneath the eyes. This is great when using dark eye shadows on the eyes because it catches any excess that may fall and when you’re finished with the eyes, just brush it off with your foundation brush.

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Pick the darkest shadow of your choice

Apply to the outer corner of your eyes. (Think dark browns, black, navy, and plums). The key to this step is blending it inward and in the crease of the eye and continuing to blend up towards the brow bone. This will help give you the smoky affect that you desire.


Line your lids. To line the lid of the eye, you can use your liner of choice whether it is liquid, powder, pencil, or gel. To give the extra smoky look, I use a gel liner so that I can smudge it upwards and give a great smoky look to the eye. For a cleaner look, do not smudge.

Line underneath the eyes.


To do this, I like to use a powder. I always use my darkest color eye shadow that is on the top of the eye to help line underneath. I used in this photo the mid-tone color and lined the complete eye underneath. I then followed it up with a little black eye shadow and only applied it in the far corner underneath the eyes. This draws the eyes outward and helps give a sultry look.

Tip: For an even more dramatic look, line your waterline underneath (the inside of the bottom of the eye) with a black stick/pencil liner. Continue reading | FACE 33

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Not sure how dark to make them? The darker the shadow, the darker the eyebrows. Your eyebrows are meant to frame your face, and if they are lighter, then your face will look round and your look will look incomplete.

The smoky eye look may not be for everyone. Are you someone who doesn’t like to wear a lot of makeup? You can still make a statement by wearing a bold lip and leaving the eyes soft with a simple coat of mascara.

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What’s a Bold Lip? A bold lip is anything darker than your natural lip that will draw attention to your mouth and not your eyes. Think of versions of red, pink, and plum. The purpose for an evening look is to have a dramatic look whether the attention is on your eyes, lips, or both. Take time out of your evenings and attempt one or both of the looks and see which one fits you the best and then rock it out for your next special occasion. We promise you can’t go wrong. About the author: Madeline Gardiner is the owner of Joie de Vivre Salon & Spa and is a graduate of The Aveda Institute Lafayette in Esthiology. She also specializes in airbrush makeup and eyelash extensions. She can be reached at (337) 534-4985 or via email at A new location of Joie de Vivre will be open October 9th. 34 FACE | OCTOBER 2012

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Little Libraries, Big on Literacy

By Flint Zerangue, Jr.

The University of Louisiana Lafayette’s Architecture and Design department hosted a competition that combines an artistic design project with a literacy cause that is heating up around the nation, Little Free Libraries. The non-profit organization’s mission is to promote literacy and love for reading by building thousands of free book exchanges or, what they like to call, “Little Libraries”. The idea is that a steward can assume responsibility of a Little Library by not only offering their yard for the structure to be placed, but also keeping the unique handmade housing filled with a variety of books. Little Free Libraries has been a hit in major metropolitan areas like Houston, Atlanta, Milwaukee, New Orleans, and has finally made its way to Lafayette, thanks to UL. The program coordinator for the project, Professor Geoff Gjertson said, “Each year we challenge our students with a three to four week competition-style project. This year I chose Little Libraries for the project because I thought it was a great way to challenge students with a project that could be interactive with the community as well as support a wonderful cause.” Utilizing creative and architectural skills, approximately 90 students were challenged to build tiny libraries that could hold at least a dozen books.

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Their creations were quite impressive. Many of the applicants included abstract materials in their designs and some even used natural vegetation for cosmetic appeal. Co-founder and executive director of Little Free Libraries, Todd Bol, said in an interview, “We feel extremely honored that they would consider this a project for the university. It’s the first time we’ve had an architecture school step it up with a contest and what is so fascinating to us is that these students have really stretched the bounds and boundaries of what we typically see in a Little Free Library.” Faculty from UL, local architecture professionals, and staff from the Lafayette Parish Public Library System judged the competition. First Place was awarded to Ben Magallon and Second Place to Tyler Melncon. About twenty to thirty of the top-tier libraries will be placed in Lafayette neighborhoods in order to encourage literacy and interaction within the community. The structures will initially be filled with books that have been donated from the Lafayette Public Library, then, it is the job of the steward to keep the library filled. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a steward of a Little Library, please email Geoff Gjertson at

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Spirit of Halloween By Connor Day As the leaves begin to change and the air gets (slightly) cooler, it comes time to plan for one of kids’ favorite holidays of the year—Halloween! As a child and even as a teenager, I looked forward to Halloween night every year. It was great to get dressed up and immerse myself in the magic of witches, monsters, pumpkins and free candy. Halloween was also my favorite because it gave my family and friends a good reason to all get together and delve into the wild creativity and imagination that goes hand in hand with Halloween. This year get into the spirit and explore your spooky side by adding a little flair and creativity to one of the most exciting and fun holidays of

One of my favorite parts of Halloween was carving jack-o-lanterns with my family and friends. There is something truly magical about turning a pumpkin into a smiling face or a silhouette of a black cat. To make carving even more fun invite over friends and neighbors to join in.

the year! Also, don’t be afraid to break tradition! Who says a pumpkin can only be carved? For those who have young children or just want to explore their creative side, use paint! Turn that pumpkin into a work of art through paint, stickers, markers, glue and googley eyes. Nothing makes it feel more like Halloween than a smiling jack-o-lantern or a beautifully painted pumpkin on the front porch.

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Mummy Pizzas

More Spooky Ideas: Turn colorful plastic jack-o-lantern candy pails into festive lightup faces that glow in the dark! Buy some cheap plastic jack-o-lantern candy pails and hang them from tree branches or nestle them in bushes around your yard. Right before dark you can create the illusion that they are glowing by placing small electric tea lights inside each one! Voila, now you have a host of glowing jack-o-lanterns floating around your yard.

• English muffins • Pizza sauce • Black olives slice s • Green onions • Red or green pepp er • Mozzarella chee se sticks • Pepperoni slices (optional)


• Heat the ov en to 350º F. • Spread a ta blespoon of pizza sa uce onto half of an • Lay pepper English muffin. oni slices if desired . • Set olive sli ces in place for ey es and add round sli onion or bits ces of green of red or green pepp er for pupils. • Lay strips of pull-apart cheese stick across the m mummy’s w uffin for the rappings. • Bake for ab out 10 minutes or un til the cheese is m muffin is to elted and the asty.

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Halloween is a night of spooks and scares, but don’t let it end after the trick-or-treating. My favorite Halloween tradition in my family was the annual Halloween Movie Party. Every year my family and I would set up a projector screen in the back yard and invite the neighborhood kids and school friends over for scary movies! With some PVC pipe and an old white sheet, we could turn our backyard into an outdoor theatre perfect for watching movies out under the stars. This was one of the most anticipated events of the Halloween season for my friends and me.

Build Your Own Projector Screen: Materials Needed: Flat bed sheet 5 PVC pipes (1 1/2” - 2” diameter) 2 PVC 90 degree connectors 2 PVC ‘T’ connectors 2-Rebar (3ft)

Measure width and length of bed sheet. Select PVC pipe lengths to be approximately 1” longer on each side. (Cut with hack saw if necessary.) Insert 1 pipe through sheet top seam and add the 90 degree connectors to each end. Insert pipe into each connector to form the frame. Add the PVC ‘T’ connectors to the ends and another PVC pipe to connect the 2 ‘T’s to finish the frame. Cut the remaining PVC pipe to have 2- 2ft lengths of pipe and attach to the bottom of the ‘T’ connectors. Hammer the rebar pipes into the ground the width of the frame apart. Gently lift the frame and insert lower pipes onto the rebar to stand the

frame. (Optional - use circular curtain rod hooks to attach the bottom of the sheet to the lower pipe)

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And no party is complete without food! Take this chance to show off your culinary creativity by cooking up your favorite Halloween recipes. Use all of these ideas to start some new traditions and make this Halloween a night that will be remembered for years and years to come!

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• Prehea t oven to 375 de grees F. • If desire d, place one ch eddar cheese sl on your ice hot dog. Then w rap each dog to look like a mummy, leav ing an open area for the ey es. • Cut two tiny slits in the exposed hot do and inse g rt two black mus tard seeds for eyes . • Place do gs on an ungrea sed baking shee and bake t around 15 minut es, until golden .

Ghouls Night Out! For a fangtastic night with the girls or date night with your boo...I mean, beau---Here are some wicked cool concoctions to get you in the Halloween spirit!

Candy Corn-tini

The infused vodka: • 1/2 cup candy corn • 1 1/2 cups Ultimat Vodka • 2 oz Patron citrónge orange liqueur • juice of 1/2 lemon • candy corn for garnish

Directions: • Infuse the vodka: Combine the candy corn and vodka in an airtight container;

set aside for at least 3 hours, then strain.

• Make the rest: Add 4 ounces of the candy corn vodka, the orange liqueur and

lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

• Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Strain into 2 chilled martini glasses

and garnish with candy corn. Continue reading

Who will be Acadiana’s DANCE CHAMPIONs??? Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Monster Martini

• 1 part UV Apple Vodka • Splash of sour mix

Directions: • Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.

Italian Halloween Punch

• 2 cups orange juice • 2 cups chilled sparkling water • ½ cup maraschino liqueur • ¼ cup limoncello • Ice • Black licorice, for garnish

Directions: • Combine all the ingredients, except the

licorice, in a pitcher. Stir to mix. Pour into glasses and garnish with a stalk of licorice. To serve a larger group, increase the recipe as needed and serve from a punch bowl.

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Revelry You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Transport yourself to a world of lavish extravagance and become entranced by the magic and decadence befitting of a true Vampyre. The Children’s Shelter and Unitech Training Academy lure you to their annual fundraiser with a proposition of a wicked good time for an honorable cause. Lose yourself in the opulence of an evening at The Victorian while dancing past the witching hour to the music of The Krossfyre Band. Feed your hunger with delicious fare and libations that are to die for. To highlight the evening, gorgeous chairs donated by local artists–and custom painted in the styles uniquely their own–will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. Artists Hope Hebert, Adrian Fulton, Deanna Head, The Cajun Picasso and Mark Rabalais are just a taste of the variety of artists featured. It is a chair-ity event unlike any other and all proceeds benefit The Children’s Shelter so put on your best cloak and gown and join in for a bloody good night of fun! 48 FACE | OCTOBER 2012 | FACE 49

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for the Cause

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Divine intervention. It’s the only answer that makes sense to Linda Rose when asked how she became such a stalwart champion for the cause. How else could she be so blessed with the wonderful

home to Acadiana. Linda worked in several hospitals

opportunity to do exactly what she wants in life, to absolutely

including 10 years in the now named Elaine M. Junca

adore the work she does all the while helping women through

Women’s Imaging Center at Women’s and Children’s Hospital

quite possibly the most harrowing time of their lives. “Divine

with forward thinking Dr. Gary Matthews; Radiologist,

intervention. I don’t know what else to say. I feel quite

Founder and Owner of the Breast Center of Acadiana.

humbled that I get to live this life.” Linda Rose grew up in Acadiana in a warm, loving family

“It was time to concentrate on

generous with encouragement and a home resonating with

me and find out who the real me

music. Linda’s father, a musician, shared his love of music with his family. She recalls a most cherished memory of her

was. It felt a little bit selfish...

father from her 13th birthday where upon returning from

but it felt necessary in order to

school, she heard music coming from her room; a gift from

move on with my life.”

her father, a Victrola. With music always in the house she began playing the piano at an early age. So it is no surprise that music has always been a passion for Linda. “We always had a piano in the house. Music takes me to another place. It creates a refuge and relieves the stresses of the day,” Linda shares. She still has a piano in her home as well as a collection of antique musical instruments, many of which belonged to her father. Linda Rose loves music, but she may love her job even more. Linda is the administrator of the Breast Center of Acadiana and has made breast health her life’s work. After graduating from high school in Opelousas, and receiving her Bachelor of Science from Centenary College in Shreveport (where she also sang in the choir), Linda moved to Dallas, Texas to begin her career in medical technology as a laboratory intern at St. Paul’s Hospital. She continued her laboratory specialty in Dallas, nine years in Detroit, and ultimately moved back 62 FACE | OCTOBER 2012

Significant changes occurred in Linda’s life in 2001 following the end of a tumultuous 29-year marriage filled with emotional ups and downs. “It was time to concentrate on me and find out who the real me was. It felt a little bit selfish,” Linda says humbly, “but it felt necessary in order to move on with my life.” And move on, she did. Shortly after the divorce, Linda was offered a position by The University of Virginia to manage their Breast Health Center program in Charlottesville, Virginia. It was a long way from Lafayette, Louisiana. After difficult and emotional deliberations with her grown children, especially considering being away from her only grandchild, Linda decided that it was an opportunity she could not pass up. She packed her bags and moved to Charlottesville not knowing a soul to embark on a brand new stage of her life— Continue reading

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“We wanted to have more impact in the community than is allowable in a business budget. So in 2010, we established the Breast Center of Acadiana Foundation.”

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a life that would create hope for thousands of women in

to put in our car to get here.’ Those experiences fuel me to

her path.

continue being there for others.”

Having always worked in corporate America, a chance to

For Linda, making a life changing move definitely turned out

work in an academic environment with team collaboration

to be the right decision for so many reasons. Call it kismet,

would further develop her career in a specialty of great

destiny or just living right; Linda met her husband, Mark,

interest, breast health. At the same time, this opportunity

while living in Charlottesville. “He is truly an amazing

would prove cathartic and allow her to learn about herself in

man,” she beams, “and he has made the second half of my

this new phase of her life.

life so rich and rewarding. He totally supports my passion,

Charlottesville, Virginia is a lot like Lafayette; similar size

supports me as a person. He is a total gentleman.”

and population, a university town, and overflowing with

After seven years living in Charlottesville, Linda received a

generosity from the townspeople. Linda coordinated their

call from Dr. Gary Matthews, the radiologist she worked

largest annual fundraiser, The 4 Miler; a 4 mile race with

alongside at Women’s and Children’s Hospital prior to

3,000 participants and a separate training program offered

her move. He told her about his dream to develop a new

to prepare the women for the race. “Some women ran for

breast center with state-of-the-art services and facilities

the first time in their lives, some were in treatment, all were

in Lafayette and wanted her help. After months of long

survivors. It was extraordinarily powerful to be a part

distance consulting, Linda moved back to Lafayette with

of it.”

Mark following soon after.

The Breast Health program at The University of Virginia created a unique yet extremely valuable service, the Digital

“Some women ran for the first

Mobile Mammography Program, that worked in conjunction

time in their lives, some were in

with other medical services groups and together travelled

treatment, all were survivors. It

into the rural areas where women had little to no access to medical services. The program’s fundraising efforts amassed

was extraordinarily powerful to

the necessary funds to provide mammograms free of charge

be a part of it.”

to women without insurance. Linda travelled frequently with the mobile unit and was shocked by the desperate need for these services. “The first time I arrived at 5:00am and saw the line of people who had lined up the night before, I literally had to sit in my car for 15 minutes to regain my composure,” Linda recalls emotionally. “It was like a third world country. They were most humble and so grateful that they would bring their vegetables they had grown as a ‘thank you’ for being there for them.” For Linda, these opportunities are a confirmation of doing the right thing and being there for others. “I’ll never forget one lady said to me ‘Linda, my husband and I borrowed money from my mother for the gas

In 2008, The Breast Center of Acadiana opened its doors. Along with exceptional services and facilities, the center proffered an incredible staff with the same passion for providing quality services and support to the women of Acadiana. Just four short years later, The Breast Center of Acadiana already has plans in place for expansion in locations and in services. “We will be providing a new pioneering protocol; ultrasound in conjunction with mammography that increases the sensitivity and detects earlier.” Along with the cutting-edge protocols, The Breast Continue reading | FACE 65

Center of Acadiana provides diagnostic consultations in

Linda’s passion for helping others, her work throughout

situations of concern that include mammograms, ultrasound

the community to provide the highest quality of services,

MRI, evaluations, biopsies and results in 3-4 days that can

and her tireless efforts to educate women on the need for

sometimes take up to 2-3 weeks at other facilities.

proper breast health has not gone unnoticed. A colleague

In addition to the new expansion plans, Linda has another lofty goal, “I would love to develop a Digital Mobile Mammography Program like we had in Virginia. I think we could have great success reaching women who do not have the means to obtain proper breast health services.”

(a social worker from a partner clinic) recognized Linda’s efforts and wrote a recommendation letter to the American Cancer Society nominating her for the Spirit of Hope Award. She wrote, “Linda is a shining light and advocate for patients faced with a diagnosis in our community. Linda continuously devotes her time and efforts to provide support and assistance to those diagnosed with

“I was blown away! I always say, ‘I do what I do because I love it’ and to have this incredible honor

breast cancer.” This year Linda was one of four recipients for outstanding community leadership in cancer services. “I was blown away! I always say, ‘I do what I do because I love it’ and to

for doing what I love was very

have this incredible honor for doing what I love was very

powerful to me— just amazing.”

powerful to me—just amazing.” This year, Linda is also chairing the 19th annual Breast

“We wanted to have more impact in the community than is allowable in a business budget so in 2010 we established the Breast Center of Acadiana Foundation.” Through grants like the Komen Grant and extensive fundraising, The Foundation is able to provide breast health services for many women who cannot afford or who do not have insurance. The Foundation also provides support services including Elaine’s Sisters of Hope for women diagnosed after 50 and the Pink

Health Symposium on October 10th at the Cajun Dome Convention Center. There women can hear speaker, Dee Milliken, watch the fashion show and gather information from companies and organizations throughout the community that provide breast health services. New this year, The Institute for Breast Health created by area oncology nurses has established two new scholarships to be offered to University of Louisiana nursing students.

Ribbon Divas for young women under the age of 40. “In

Life is good for Linda Rose; so much so that she gave all of

2012, through The Foundation, we were able to perform 300

her family members “Life is Good” t-shirts for Christmas

screening mammograms in the community. There is a huge

just to express her thoughts. “I really feel that way. I

need for The Foundation’s support given the recent economy

feel incredibly blessed through all the ups and downs

and the number of people who have lost insurance coverage.”

and challenges of life – I’ve learned. I’ve always grown

Linda’s work at The Foundation cannot be done alone.

stronger.” And because ‘she does what she does because she

Many partners like the Lafayette Community Health Clinic,

loves it’ she will continue to be an unstoppable champion

St. Bernadette’s Clinic and the Department of Health have to

for the cause.

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