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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Human Interest

  • Annual Leeville festival set for April 1

    This Saturday, April 1, at the 4th Annual Leeville Arts and Heritage Festival, locals and visitors alike are invited to celebrate the historic south Lafourche fishing village with food, arts and crafts and live entertainment.

    This year's Festival won’t be held in the village that it’s named for, but instead will be held in nearby Golden Meadow.

  • Lafourche Parish Public Library announce upcoming April events

    Easter egg hunts, photos with the Easter bunny at your library: Several branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library will host Easter egg hunts and photo opportunities with the Easter bunny in preparation for Easter. All programs are free and open to the public.Gheens Library: Children can take photos with the Easter Bunny and afterwards take part in an Easter egg hunt at 4:30 p.m. on April 11 at the Gheens Library.Golden Meadow Library: Bring your Easter basket and hunt for eggs at...

  • LDWF taking registrations for the Spring Women’s Fishing Workshops

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), CCA Louisiana, Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, National Wildlife Federation and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation are teaming up to present two Women’s Fishing Workshops this spring at Cabela’s Gonzales location.

    The workshops, held on Saturday, April 22nd and Saturday, May 20th, are open to women over the age of 18 who are looking to learn about fishing and utilizing Louisiana’s aquatic resources.

  • BTNEP gearing up for Bayou Lafourche Cleanup this Saturday

    The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) is in the final stages of preparations for this Saturday’s Bayou Lafourche Cleanup event.Over 800 volunteers have signed up to ‘get the trash out of the splash.’Volunteers include families, governmental agencies, parish officials, schools, churches, Chambers and small and large companies.The cleanup will be done mostly from boats, but volunteers are also needed to clean locations around bridges and along the bayou side. ...

  • Nicholls State counselor embraces family, communication

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Family and communication have always been cornerstones of Julius Austin's life.Throughout his time playing professional soccer and then getting his education, Austin's twin brother Jude was by his side. 

    At the same time, Austin always appreciated the value and necessity of communication.

  • Get tested for colorectal cancer, a highly preventable disease

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time when survivors, caregivers, and advocates join together to educate the public about this dangerous but highly preventable disease.Louisiana has the 4th highest colorectal cancer death rate in the country.Why are so many people in our state dying of colorectal cancer? Only about 64% of people with average risk age 50+ are getting screened, despite the fact that preventative cancer screenings are now covered by insurance.The National Colorectal Ca...

  • Coping with Alzheimer's: Detecting early, seeking support

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) — Seven years ago, Gene Yates started noticing changes in her husband of 56 years. Walter, a seasoned home cook, started forgetting the difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon.

    He'd go for a drive, come back and tell her he'd gotten lost.Once, he tried to run a red light with Gene in the passenger seat.

  • Study: Louisiana has far fewer public defenders than needed

     NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Against a backdrop of litigation and recurring public debate over the system that provides legal assistance to the indigent, the American Bar Association has released a study concluding that Louisiana has far fewer public defenders than it needs to effectively represent poor people caught up in the criminal justice system.The study by the ABA and the Baton Rouge-based accounting and consulting firm Postlethwaite & Netterville says the state needs 1,769 full-tim...

  • Lafourche Veterans Affairs Office to open Tuesday

    On Tuesday, March 7th, the Lafourche Parish Government Complex in Mathews will open its doors to local Veterans that need assistance. Mrs. Kelli Woods will serve as the Veterans Assistance Counselor on behalf of the State.“I’m happy to announce this new central location to better serve our Veterans.

  • College student works for senator, travels world

    CUT OFF, La. (AP) — Working for a U.S. senator, travelling to France to work for the Catholic Church after a semester at Oxford and serving dessert to the Canadian defense minister at the Canadian Embassy during a presidential inauguration.

    Many people would consider these the accomplishments of a man about ready to retire, not the experiences of 21-year-old from Cut Off.

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