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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Human Interest

  • Vision Communications makes an impression: Sheets for Schools Paper Donation

    Vision Communications, a Larose based communications provider, continues to support local schools with their annual, “Sheets for Schools” program. Vision purchased 180 cases of printer paper and to divide between 18 Lafourche parish schools in their service area. Each school received 10 cases of donated paper to help with the cost of printing materials.

  • Lafourche Libraries list upcoming January events

    Are you ready for another entertaining, informative, hands-on animal experience this holiday season? Schoolhouse Safari is back with another exotic animal encounter designed to engage and educate people of all ages about the inhabitants of our animal world.Check them out at the Lockport Library, 720 Crescent Avenue: January 2, 1 p.m.; and the South Lafourche Library, 16241 E. Main Street, Cut Off: January 2, 4 p.m.All Lafourche Parish Library branches will pay tribute to the life and work of the...

  • Bike giveaway brings holiday cheer

    Santa Claus may wear red during parades and on holiday stamps, but he wore blue on Wednesday.Like reindeer pulling a sleigh, deputies pulling trailers filled with bicycles fanned out across the parish to give 100 children an early Christmas present as part of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office’s annual bike giveaway.Now in its 26th year, the giveaway allows the public to see a different side of law enforcement, said Maj. Dean Savoie.“I’ve been a cop close to 36 years a...

  • 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...

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