Acadiana briefs for April 18, 2014

SLCC scholarship deadline approaches

May 1 is the deadline for South Louisiana Community College students to apply for more than $60,000 in available scholarships for the upcoming academic year.

For information or to apply, visit and click on Student Scholarships under Quick Links.

SLCC is a comprehensive community college that operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville and Ville Platte.

For more information about SLCC’s scholarships, contact Lana Fontenot at (337) 521-9026 or

Garbage, recycling runs still scheduled Friday

Allied Waste and the Recycling Foundation will run their regularly scheduled garbage and recycling collection routes in Lafayette Parish and surrounding parishes Friday.

Allied Waste will provide customers excess garbage collection all next week. Excess garbage that does not fit in the automated cart should be bagged and placed at least 3 feet away from the cart.

Excess garbage will not be collected if it is placed in cardboard boxes or in standard garbage cans.

The Lafayette Consolidated Government Compost Facility, 400 Dugas Road, will close Friday and reopen Monday.

School offices closed for Easter holiday

The Lafayette Parish school system’s central office is closed Friday and Monday and will reopen Tuesday.

Parish public schools close Friday, and students return to class on April 28.

To view the parish school calendar, visit

Compiled by the Acadiana bureau.