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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017



Human Interest

  • Summer Reading Program begins May 30 at your library

    Exotic animals, magic yo-yos, and more, oh my! There’s much happening at your library this summer. 

    The Lafourche Parish Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program begins on May 30, the day after Memorial Day, and it’s not just about reading.

  • LA SAFE community meetings set

    Small group meetings next step towards development of coastal community adaptation plans LA SAFE — Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments — will host a series of community meetings in six coastal parishes beginning May 30 through June 8.The smaller community meetings follow six parishwide meetings held in March and April that engaged nearly 500 residents in Plaquemines, Terrebonne, Jefferson, St. John the Baptist, Lafourche and St. Tammany parishes.The commun...

  • Veterans Memorial District to honor local veterans during annual Memorial Celebration

    A somber feeling of indebtedness overcomes you when you visit the Veterans Memorial Wall on Highway 3235. You cannot miss the large-scale inscription at the forefront which reads “FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.

    "Many who drive along 3235 know the landmark well but may not know its inclusions intimately. As cars drive by many will make a silent reminder to go or mention to a car passenger how they have always wanted to stop but forget or never seem to have the time.

  • South Lafourche High School graduation set for May 25

    South Lafourche High School is set to graduate its seniors on Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

    This year the class song is “Best Day of My Life”; the class flower is the white rose, and the class motto is: “Some have a story; we have a legacy.”

  • Central Lafourche High School to hold commencement May 24

    Central Lafourche High School will be holding their graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Warren J. Harang Jr. Municipal Auditorium in Thibodaux.

    This year the class song is “I’ll Always Remember You” by Miley Cyrus; the class flower is the yellow rose, and the class motto is: “Sometimes you will never know the value of something until it becomes a memory,” by Dr. Suess.

  • Grand Isle High School to sets graduation for May 28

    Grand Isle High School is set to graduate 14 seniors on Sunday, May 28 in the school’s gym.

    This year’s 2017 Grand Isle High School graduating seniors are:

  • ULM announces local graduates

    The following local students were awarded degrees on Saturday, May 13, at the University of Louisiana Monroe spring commencement: Trista M. Lebeouf of Larose, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) in Professional Pharmacy, Magna Cum Laude; and Rebecca Nicole Barrera of Raceland, Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) in Professional Pharmacy, Cum Laude.

  • Lafourche sheriff's office gives kids self-defense course

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana sheriff's office is offering four-day self-defense courses for kids.The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says this is the 19th year it has offered radKIDS defense courses. The name stands for "resist aggression defensively."A news release says each week will have morning sessions for children aged 5 to 7, and afternoon sessions for those aged 8 to 12.Parents can drop kids off or stay for the two-hour programs.Advance registration i...

  • From down the Bayou to Down Under

    In my younger years, I was a dedicated player for the Cut Off Biddy Basketball Association. I loved basketball and thought the sport would be the main hobby of my future, but this thought came from a ten-year old, lacking the talent and height advantage to achieve this goal.

    However, these future plans were more than obtainable for my good friend and teammate Traya Bruce. If you have resided in the bayou region within the last ten years, you have most likely heard her name. 

  • US rig count rises to 877; Texas up 6

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose this week to 877.A year ago, only 415 rigs were active amid a slump in energy prices.Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 703 rigs sought oil and 173 explored for natural gas this week.

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