Lizette Mouton has joined The Training Source as director of organizational and human resource development.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana's Vermilion Unit recently announced the hire of Roland Levine as program director.

Allison Dickerson recently joined Lafayette Utilities System as public information specialist. Also at LUS, Joseph O. Young has been appointed to water plant operations supervisor and Don Broussard to water operations manager.

Glenn Emfinger has joined First National Bank of Louisiana's River Ranch office as vice president with commercial lending responsibilities, and Vicki Guidry has been named loan administrative assistant.


Community First Bank recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest branch at 801 Albertson Parkway in Broussard. The bank plans to continue its growth in Iberia Parish and outlying areas and has purchased land in Youngsville

John Chance Land Surveys recently announced several promotions. Larry Broussard has been named vice president, survey operations of the land division. In the Corridor Mapping Division, a LiDAR Development group has been created, with Morgan Reed as general manager, Kevin Normand as supervisor of software development, Eric Lissard as CM systems engineer, and Marcus Nepveaux and Jay Wiltz as CM programmers/analysts.

Nancy Henke, Carolyn Huval and Debra Ryan have been appointed to the Lafayette Commission on the Needs of Women.

Gerald Melancon of Melancon Funeral Home has been elected president of Limousines Ltd.'s board of directors for 2005.

SkyPort International Inc. and Sola Communcations LLC have jointly announced SkyPort's purchase of Sola's domestic and international satellite segment services business. Also at Sola, Philip Camel has been named general manager.

iBERIABANK Corp. has announced its merger with American Horizons Bancorp Inc.

Offshore Warriors, a technology and logistics company in the oil and gas industry, opened in Lafayette Feb. 25 after relocating from Gulfport, Miss.

Hospice of Acadiana and The Frame Shop and Gallery 912 are joining together to develop and market a collection of recipes, stories and reflections representative of Acadian culture and heritage.

Lafayette Airport Commission has authorized the search for a carrier that will connect directly with Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport, after Atlantic Southeast Airlines suspended service between Lafayette and Dallas/Ft.Worth.

United Way of Acadiana held its annual All-Star Awards Banquet to thank everyone who made 2004 a winning season.

Russian journalist/sociologist Ada Baskina discussed Russian media during a visit to UL Lafayette.

Renée Roberts of the Acadiana Arts Council was chosen to represent the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Advisory Committee at its national meeting in Washington, D.C.

The Lafayette Parish Bar Association held its general membership meeting this month, with guest speakers Mike McKay, president of the Louisiana State Bar Association, and David Bienvenu, president of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. Also at the meeting, Laborde & Neuner received the E.D. White Award for handling the largest number of pro bono cases for Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers.


Sides and Associates has established The Jennifer Herring Memorial Fund at Hibernia National Bank to aid with financial support for her four children.

PJ's Coffeehouse donated 10 percent of all sales from Feb. 28-March 6 to V-Day Lafayette 2005.


Fifth graders Clyde Simien Jr. and Rachel Comeaux are the 2005-06 recipients of Episcopal School of Acadiana Merit Scholarships.

Connections, a women's networking organization, presented its Career Achievement Award to Jeanette Alcon, executive director of Lafayette Community Healthcare Clinic.

Terry Palmer received the 2005 Acadiana Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award.

The Nicholls State University Office of Admissions recently honored 49 area teachers at its annual "You Made a Difference" awards luncheon, including Kirt Baudoin of Lafayette High School.