LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for its annual Teacher Awards.

The 14th Annual LEF Teacher Awards will be held on Jan. 26 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

Nominees must be active academic educators in Lafayette Parish public, private or parochial schools.

Nomination forms are available at:, or by contacting LEF at (337) 234-3229.

Completed nomination forms must be accompanied by a written explanation of why the teacher is being nominated.

Finalists are selected based on the written explanation, not for the number of nominations received, according to the LEF.

Nominations must be received by Oct. 28.

Fly-fishing retreatfor men with cancer

LAFAYETTE - The Acadiana Fly Rodders will offer a free three-day, two-night retreat for men with cancer.

The retreat begins Oct. 11 at White Lake Lodge in Gueydan.

Under the guidance of the national organization, Reel Recovery, the retreat offers an opportunity for men to join with other men coping with cancer and learn fly fishing with volunteer casting coaches. Free lodging and home-cooked Cajun food will also be provided.

Space is limited.


Final superintendent search forums set

LAFAYETTE - The final two of six public forums on the superintendent search will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at Northside High School and Sept. 22 at Comeaux High School.

At the forums, volunteer-facilitators lead small group discussions about qualities desired in the next superintendent and what the leader's priorities should be. Those who cannot attend may submit their opinion via an online survey available at:

Responses will be analyzed and reported to the School Board for members' use as it interviews candidates for the job.

Compiled by the Acadiana bureau