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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Human Interest

  • Consumers considering used car purchases urged to check out vehicle history

    Consumers in the market to purchase a used car should keep an eye out for flood-damaged vehicles during their search. Hurricanes and flooding events in Louisiana and nearby states in the last few months mean that consumers need to be on their guard.“Louisiana has been through enough floods to know that the aftermath can bring out scammers and people looking to take advantage of unsuspecting victims,” said Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon. “Protecting yourself and your finance...

  • First Baptist Church of Golden Meadow hosting first annual free Thanksgiving Day feast

    Thanksgiving is thought to have originated in 1623 in Plymouth, MA, as a day of prayer and feasting, taking place to express gratitude for the end of a drought that had befallen the new colony.It was initially considered a harvest festival and celebrated on a national level on and off since 1789 when Congress requested a proclamation by George Washington.A fact many may not be aware of is in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln actually declared two days of national Thanksgiving - the first celebrate...

  • Celebrate the holidays with animal encounters at your library

     Lions, tigers, and bears, oh…Well, not lions, tigers, and bears specifically, but the South Lafourche, Lockport, and Lockport library branches will play host to some exotic animals this holiday season.The Lafourche Parish Public Library has two special programs planned, offering bayou residents a chance to get closer to some wildlife that might be familiar and with some that definitely will not be familiar.Drop in when the Audubon Nature Institute’s ZooMobile and later when An...

  • Take a stand - not a knee in honor of our veterans

    We all have different opinions as to why the NFL kneelers are using the sidelines to protest against social injustice. Many of us view it as a disrespectful act against our flag, our National Anthem, the police force and especially our beloved veterans.Veterans Day is commemorated every year on, November 11th since 1919, which marked the first anniversary of the end of World War 1. It was formerly known as Armistice Day.

  • Nicholls to celebrate Veterans Day with celebration in the Quad

     Nicholls State University invites the public to honor all veterans during a Veterans Day celebration in the Quad on Friday, Nov. 10.Nicholls Veteran Services will hold a public ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Nicholls Quad and veterans will be served a free lunch in the cafeteria.“Veterans Day might be one day of the year but for those who served, it is a year-round deal,” said Gilberto Burbante, veteran and coordinator of Veterans Services at Nicholls.

  • Nicholls students, faculty help remove more than 4,000 pounds of litter from Elmer’s Isle

    Nicholls State University faculty and students helped remove more than 4,000 pounds of debris from Elmer’s Isle during Ocean Conservancy’s 31st Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day.Forty-two student and faculty volunteers from the Nicholls Biological Sciences Department teamed with the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to collect, categorize and weigh waste found along the beach during the event held on Sept. 16.&...

  • Parish libraries post November events

    Experience some of the wonders of the natural world when the Audubon ZooMobile visits the Cut Off and Lockport Libraries on November 21. The ZooMobile will be at the Cut Off Branch, 16241 E. Main Street at 10:30 a.m.

  • Capturing culture in remembrance of loved ones

    November 1st, for many Christians, is a celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day which stems from the belief that a spiritual bond exist and connects those in heaven with the living. As such, all individuals, famous or obscure, are remembered and honored. Our cemeteries throughout Lafourche Parish are visited and become adorned with flowers and symbols as a way to bring about comfort.Did you know that Lafourche Parish cemeteries are considered “at-risk” due to en...

  • Cut Off artist creates attention-grabbing poster for Louisiana’s newest festival

    NEW ORLEANS, LA – Local artist Tracy Wisehart-Plaisance just may have outdone herself this time. The Cut Off, Louisiana resident has been commissioned to design festival posters before, but none that required the image to depict a nighttime scene.That has now all changed as Plaisance unveils her fifth festival poster and the inaugural artwork for the newest Louisiana festival, the Bayou Road Balloon Festival that takes place Nov. 10-12 in Chalmette, LA.The 24 x 36 poster shows what festiva...

  • Cancer isn't always the color pink

    Most people realize that a pink ribbon dangling from a fixture in October is placed there as a sign of support for breast cancer awareness. But did you know that November is Pancreatic Cancer awareness month?Purple colored bows are displayed in recognition for awareness for this type of cancer. I didn't realize this, until I was diagnosed having the disease in October 2016.I was admitted into Lady of the Sea Hospital with unknown high fever and low potassium.

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