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Wednesday, October 23, 2019



Human Interest

  • Band director inspires his pupils to be the best they can be


    Story originally ran in the Houma Times.The Pride of South Lafourche High School Marching Tarpon Band is phenomenal — year after year earning honors as among the top bands in the state of Louisiana.Most recently, they performed at Central Lafourche’s 2019 Fete de Musique and swept the awards for their division, including winning the title of 2019 Grand Champion.Surely, to have that much success, talented musicians are needed, and the Tarpons are blessed with a bunch of those.But a ta...

  • The coolest Saints fans keep the faith in Anchorage, Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The borders of the Who Dat Nation extend far beyond the top row of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, far beyond Sulphur and Bastrop and Bogalusa, and far beyond the Lower 48 for that matter.In fact, there's a colony of Who Dats in Anchorage, Alaska — 4,344 miles from Poydras Street.The Anchorage Who Dats gather on Sundays in a log cabin-style saloon called the Peanut Farm, where they are sequestered in a special room all their own, with a big projector screen ...

  • Local duo to pay homage to musical legend Vin Bruce

    Two local Southeastern University music majors, cousins Carley Duet, of Cut Off, and Brandi Callais Brumfield, of Hammond, will be paying artistic homage to their family’s Cajun French musical heritage. The two students are the granddaughters of Herbert Callais, who is the late Vin Bruce’s nephew.Their uncle Vin Bruce was a prominent Cajun musician in the 50’s through the 60’s. As a successful touring and recording artist he recorded solo albums, and also worked in the st...

  • Push your paddles for a cure this Saturday

    Get your pirogues, kayaks, and canoes ready ‘cause the Pushing Paddles for a Cure fundraiser is set for this Saturday, Oct. 12.Participants will paddle a five-mile trek starting at the Larose floodgates on Hwy. 308 and ending at the Cut Off Youth Center where great food, a Cajun-style pig roast, drinks, live entertainment by The Cool Whips and 5 Shot, games, raffles, auctions and fun will be waiting for participants who paddled and those who just want to pass a good time all for a great ca...

  • Lafourche Parish Public Library announce October events

    Lafourche Parish Libraries is celebrating National Friends of the Library Week this month. Members of Friends of the Library organizations are library supporters who help with book sales, fundraising, and volunteering. Several of the Friends of the Library organizations are hosting membership drives in October so drop by if you’re interested.

  • New directors join board at SL Bank

    Founded 52 years ago with a commitment to the principles of true community banking, Larose-based SL Bank announced three new Directors have joined the Board. The new leadership, blended with existing Directors, carries a common commitment to providing fresh direction for the bank, which operates in Larose, Cut Off, Galliano, Golden Meadow and North Larose.Bank officials said that long-time Director Wayne Estay has assumed the role of Chairman of the Board. He has sat on the Board since 2000, ser...

  • Catholic Foundation announces Bishop Fabre’s second annual dinner

    Bishop Shelton J. Fabre and The Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana have announced the date of the Catholic Foundation’s Second Annual Dinner, October 10, at Nicholls State University’s Cotillion Ballroom in Thibodaux.This dinner is for an evening of fellowship in recognition of all who have contributed to the success of the Diocese and the Catholic Foundation’s mission. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Seminarian Education Endowment and Catholic Charities endow...

  • Rotary Club hosting annual Shrimp Boil Off Saturday

    The Rotary Club of Golden Meadow is once again hosting its annual Shrimp Boil Off this Saturday at the Oakridge Community Park in Golden Meadow.This celebration of local music and the shrimp industry is one way that the Rotary Club of Golden Meadow shares fellowship with the community.The club has planned an all-you-can-eat shrimp boil for festival goers along with popular bands in the area. Shrimp will be served from 11 a.m. until it’s gone.Shrimp boiling teams will vie for the title of b...

  • Local furniture icon, Lefort Furniture, celebrates 70 years of business

    In 1948, Camille Lefort quit the shrimping business to go to TV and Radio Repair School, against the advice of his father. In October of 1949, Camille opened his doors in a small bayou side shop in Cut Off to service the South Lafourche area.Camille was known for his blue eyes and friendly service. In those days, he used to take a pirogue across the bayou to get to work every day.Before the end of his life in 2009, he told his granddaughter Lauren, “My daddy told me I was stupid for quitti...

  • Our community recently loses another local music legion

    “Joie de vivre” was not simply a phrase that appeared in one or two of Leroy Martin’s songs; it was a way of life for him.Leroy was born on August 4, 1929 and raised in Golden Meadow. His love affair with music began at a young age after his uncles introduced him to the magic of a guitar, and sprung into a career when he replaced a guitarist in Dudley Bernard's band, the "Southern Serenaders" in 1947.He would go on to form “The Rebels” in 1955 and join...

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