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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Human Interest

  • Lafourche Parish Library announce upcoming December events

    Percussionist Elizabeth Vidos, a.k.a. Lady Chops, is returning to the Lafourche Parish Public Library this holiday season with her one-woman drumming show. Enjoy her energetic, interactive holiday show at the Lockport Library, 720 Crescent Avenue, on Dec.

  • Breaux to serve as Grand Marshal of Lockport Christmas Parade

    Leon “Bud” Breaux III, President of the Lockport-based Breaux Petroleum Products, will serve as the 2019 Grand Marshal of the Lockport Christmas Parade.Founded in 1922 in Lockport, Breaux Petroleum is a fuel and lubricants distributor throughout South Louisiana.Bud is a 1979 graduate of Central Lafourche High School and a 1983 graduate of Nicholls State University. Bud serves as the fourth generation of leadership for Breaux Petroleum and has been with the company for 34 years.Bud is...

  • Joyous Sounds

    Holiday season is ‘hear’ and what better way to enjoy the music of Christmas than with Joyous Sounds.On Sunday, December 1st, Joyous Sounds will be presenting their 27th Christmas Concert at 2:00 p.m. in Holy Savior Church, 612 Main Street. Join the group for an afternoon of Yuletide Holiday Music. Joyous Sounds will perform a variety of Christmas selections that will put you in the holiday spirit.

  • Great American Smokeout designed to help smokers quit the habit

    Smoking Cessation Trust encourages smokers to quit cigarettes for the day—and possibly for lifeNEW ORLEANS, La. – The theme for Great American Smokeout (GASO) is “Start with Day One.” It was selected by the American Cancer Society to reflect what we all know about tobacco addiction—that quitting smoking isn’t easy; it takes time; and a plan.The Great American Smokeout doesn’t mean people have to quit smoking in one day, but rather the day for smokers to ...

  • #iGiveCatholic Giving Day slated for December 3

    The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and the Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana (CFSL) have joined forces with 39 other dioceses and archdioceses in the United States to host its fourth annual #iGiveCatholic giving day on #GivingTuesday, December 3.#iGiveCatholic is a 24-hour online giving challenge that celebrates the work of Catholic schools, ministries, church parishes and other charitable organizations affiliated with the participating dioceses and also helps to celebrate all those who give th...

  • Frenchie: The Story of the French Cajuns of WWII

    The importance and success of South Louisiana American Soldiers, whose first language was French, played a critical part for the war effort in Europe and North Africa.Historian Jason Theriot is on a mission - again. Twenty years ago he set out to record oral history interviews with World War II veterans from his hometown of New Iberia.He started with his two grandfathers and expanded from there.After five years, he had interviewed over a hundred veterans all across south Louisiana and chronicled...

  • Mrs. Torris has done so much for so many in local youth athletics

    Story first ran in the Houma Times

    Some may not know the name.But just about everyone who has played Biddy Basketball or middle school sports over the past 25-30 years will know the face and the smile — the sweet, loving smile of a woman who has become synonymous with local youth sports over most of her adult life.Her name is Mrs. Lorraine Torris, and she’s a woman who has literally helped children compete in athletes for decades in our community.Mrs. Torris is the Director of Lockpor...

  • Lafourche Heritage Days celebrated in November

    Each year, citizens of Lafourche Parish can spend the first two weeks in November officially commemorating their history, culture, and heritage."Lafourche Heritage Days" was conceived by the Center for Bayou Studies at Nicholls State University to help Lafourche Parish citizens commemorate the origins their diverse heritage and to advocate for the preservation of that heritage in the face of coastal land loss. It was made official by proclamation of the Lafourche Parish Council on Febr...

  • Lafourche unites against domestic abuse

    Pam Guedry-Lee compared domestic abuse to a stone tossed into a bayou. Like the rock, domestic violence creates a ripple effect, she said.“Domestic violence impacts our children, friends, family and co-workers,” Guedry-Lee said to attendees who gathered in Raceland last Thursday night in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, The Haven, the Lafourche District Attorney’s Office and PACT Place Supervised Visitation and Monitored Ex...

  • Sheriff Webre Announces 2019 Blue Light Patrol Special and Offers Halloween Safety Tips

    Deputies will conduct the annual Blue Light Special patrol on Halloween in order to help keep trick-or-treaters safe. More than 100 deputies will patrol the streets of Lafourche Parish neighborhoods beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 31.

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