INSURANCE AGENCIES MERGE: The merger of Andrus, Rayon, Smith, Billet & Billon Insurance Agency with Fontenot Insurance Agency occurred on July 1, it was announced Friday. The Andrus-Rayon Agency, located at 106 N. Parkerson St., is now operating at 108 E. Texas Ave., the current office of Fontenot Insurance. Fontenot Insurance welcomed its newest employee, Venable Hanks, along with Stephanie Vice and Beverly Rayon from the Andrus, Rayon Smith, Billet & Billon. Jimmy Fontenot stated, “It might be a different location but it will be the same friendly employees to handle your insurance needs. If you are a new or old client of Fontenot Insurance please come by the office to meet with us.” Pictured, from left, are Jimmy Fontenot, Ashley Broussard, Stephanie Vice, Beverly Rayon, Bridget Hanks,Pat Fontenot, and Andrus Fontenot.
MILITARY RETIREMENT: Lt. Col. Kalen J. Jeffers, a Rayne native, closed out an illustrious career with the Air Force during retirement ceremonies May 8. Jeffers, left, is pictured with his wife, Barbara, and close friend, Col. Miniham, right, who oversaw the retirement ceremony.
JOSIE HENRY, center, will serve as Grand Parade Marshal during the 2010 Rayne Frog Festival, it was announced Tuesday morning. Offering their congratulations were Festival Coordinator Cheryl Richard, left, and Chamber Executive Director Miles Boudreaux, right. This year’s festival will be held Nov. 11-13.