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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Human Interest

  • Houma transplant finds home in community service

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — The Bayou Community Foundation's coordinator may not be a native of the Houma-Thibodaux area, but her passion for the bayou region has helped raised over $1 million for local organizations.Jennifer Armand began working for the foundation shortly after it was founded in 2012. Armand and her husband Matthew moved to the Houma area in 1997, shortly after the birth of her daughter."I started getting involved at the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Huge sea-life sculptures made from ocean's plastic trash

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Huge sculptures of sea life are dotted about New Orleans' aquarium and zoo, all of them made from plastic trash that washed ashore. There's a great white shark made partly of bottle caps and beach toys and a jellyfish made mostly of cut-up water bottles.The artwork, part of a project called Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, is the creation of Angela Haseltine Pozzi, who started making the pieces after seeing plastic heaped by the waves onto Oregon's souther...

  • Danos Foundation encouraging non-profits to apply for grants

    GRAY, La. – The Danos Foundation is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations that help solve community challenges where the company and employees live and work.“We are proud to live out our company purpose of solving big challenges for our communities through the work of the Danos Foundation,” said owner Mark Danos. “The foundation has already made an impact in our communities, and we look forward to serving more organizations as the foundation grows.&rd...

  • Local libraries announce upcoming August events

    A new school year is approaching, so drop by your library branch to learn about the many resources it offers. While there, check out these Back to School programs:Tweens and teens can create emoji-shaped backpack tags at 3:30 p.m. on August 16 at the Gheens Branch Library, 153 N.

  • Night Out block party locations announced

    Sheriff Craig Webre has announced a list of 15 official block party locations in Lafourche Parish for the 35th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on August 7.Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies will be visiting each location to speak with area residents about crime prevention and neighborhood concerns. Each party will begin at 6 p.m. and last until around 9 p.m.The Sheriff’s Office will be providing food at each of the block party sites.

  • Local Church helps fifty-seven students with uniforms and school supplies

    With the upcoming school year right around the corner, many parents are already in full swing getting children ready to head back to class. Shopping for the required clothing and supplies is a big part of preparing for the first day of school. Unfortunately, in today’s hard economic climate countless families are struggling with the costs of uniforms and school supplies.Victory Life Church Messengers, a mission group within the Victory Life Church in Lockport, recognized this need within t...

  • Celebrate Tabasco’s 150th birthday with a trip to Avery Island

    AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — One of the world's most famous condiments, Tabasco, celebrates its 150th birthday this year.Edmund McIlhenny created the famous pepper sauce in 1868 on Avery Island, Louisiana. The company is still headquartered there, and it is still run by McIlhenny's descendants.But whether or not you're one of those pepper fiends who shakes Tabasco on everything from eggs to burgers, Avery Island is a fun destination with a neat history.

  • Lafourche School Board again votes against size reduction

    The Lafourche School Board has once again failed to get support for a ballot measure that would reduce its size from 15 to nine members.The board voted 7-7 Wednesday night on whether to present the issue to voters.Here’s how members voted:For: Ray Bernard, Mary Breaud, Dennis Chiasson, Marian Fertitta, Brooke Huddleston, Gregg Stall and Raymond Toups.Against: Al Archer, Richmond Boyd, Julie Breaux, Calvin Duet, Clyde Duplantis, Gary Foret and Ann Sanamo.A bill on the size reduction was als...

  • Gisclair announces candidacy to School Board, District 12

    To the voters of Lafourche Parish, I, Robby Gisclair, would like to announce my candidacy for the Lafourche Parish School Board District #12 seat in the upcoming November 6, 2018 election.I am a 1996 graduate of South Lafourche High School and obtained by baccalaureate degree in science from Nicholls State University in 2000.I have been married to my wife, Elizabeth Angelette Gisclair, for over 11 years. We have four beautiful children, Chandler (10), Annalise (9), Ava (8) and Adelaide (7).We ar...

  • Qualifying begins Wednesday for Nov. 6 election

    Qualifying for the November 6 primary election will be held this week, beginning on Wednesday, July 18 and running through Friday, July 20.All local candidates will sign up at the parish clerk of court’s office.Several local and state offices will be on the ballot this year, including U.S. Congress, secretary of state, public service commission, parish school boards, and in the Tenth Ward, seats on the Greater Lafourche Port Commission board.In both Terrebonne and Lafourche, voters will al...

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