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Sunday, June 23, 2019



Human Interest

  • Tips offered on drowning prevention for children

    Rodeo planned in honor of drowning victim and to raise water safety awareness 

    With drowning being the leading cause of death from injury in children ages 1-4, Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is urging parents to be cautious with children around swimming pools and open bodies of water. Statistics show three children die every day as a result of drowning.“Now that school is out, many kids will be looking to spend time in the pool,” said Sheriff Webre. “I implore parents...

  • Tickets available for Nicholls Performing Arts play “Seussical, Jr.”

    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls performing arts campers invite the public to Whoville this Thursday through Sunday as they host a production of “Seussical, Jr.”The play features 53 campers, ages 7 to 17, performing the musical at the Mary and Al Danos Theater.“Seussical” debuted on Broadway in 2000, having been written by Tony-award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty as an adaptation from children’s stories by Dr. Seuss.The story largely revolves around “Hort...

  • Lafourche Library announce upcoming June events

    The Lafourche Parish Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program has begun, bringing with it creative and entertaining activities and performances for people of all ages. This year’s program, A Universe of Stories, is spaced-themed and is replete with guest performers, escape room challenges, magic shows, art workshops, story hours, STEAM programming, and more. Remember to sign up early to set your reading goal and to register for those programs with limited space.Join the Library...

  • Nicholls awards record number of degrees at Spring Commencement

    THIBODAUX, La. -- Nicholls State University awarded 758 degrees during its spring commencement ceremony on May 18, the most ever in a single ceremony.Fourteen graduates completed their undergraduate coursework with a perfect 4.0 GPA.Those students are: Celia Andresen, an interdisciplinary studies major from Baton Rouge; Anna Babin, a secondary education major from Houma; Jonathan Bergeron, a chemistry major from Chauvin; Madalyn Beyer, a biology major from Houma; Kylie Dufrene, a nursing major f...

  • Diocese announces upcoming pastoral assignments

    Bishop Shelton J. Fabre announces the following pastoral assignments, all effective July 1, 2019:Priest RetirementsRev. Wilfredo (Freddie) Decal; Ordained December 17, 1977 and a priest for 41 years, Fr.

  • Nicholls, Bollinger announce Foundation Endowment

    Boysie Bollinger and Nicholls State University are proud to announce a new $700,000 endowment to the Nicholls Foundation.Bollinger, the former president and CEO of Bollinger Shipyards and current chairman of the Nicholls Foundation Board, has now contributed $1 million to the university in 2019. In March, Bollinger donated $300,000 to renovate the Donald G. Bollinger Student Union, named for his father.“Boysie Bollinger is an icon in Louisiana as both a leader in industry and philanthropis...

  • Leadership Lafourche Class of 2019 recognized at NSU

    The Leadership Lafourche Class of 2019 was recognized at a graduation dinner held in their honor at Nicholls State University on Thursday, May 16.Dr. Renee Biondo was selected as the class speaker by her classmates and shared their Leadership Lafourche experience with all in attendance, as well as a slide show presentation of their journey over the last few months.Leadership Lafourche is a leadership immersion program designed to train cross-sections of Lafourche residents and workers for produc...

  • DNA test uncovers D-Day love story 75 years later

    LUDRES, France (AP) — After decades of searching, Andre Gantois had lost hope.The retired French postal worker figured he'd likely go to his grave without ever knowing who his father was, unable to identify the U.S. serviceman who had fought his way across France after the D-Day landings, taken a bullet to the skull and been nursed back to health in a military hospital by Gantois' mother.Into his 70s, Gantois still had no clues to pursue, no name to work with, no paper trail to fol...

  • Galliano sailor trains information warriors to defend America

    By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tom GagnierNavy Office of Community Outreach

    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A 2006 South Lafourche High School graduate and Galliano, Louisiana, native is stationed with a command responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world.Petty Officer 1st Class Rickey Gisclair works as an information systems technician and serves with the I...

  • Tidelands Golf & Country Club … celebrating 60 years in South Lafourche

    Tidelands Golf & Country Club is nestled roughly two miles behind South Lafourche High School (SLHS), on the old Bayou Raphael couteau (or ridge).As you enter Tidelands, you’ll be treated to your first iconic view of the golf course, with the #7 green and its cypress trees on your left and the #8 fairway straight ahead looking across the pond with a beautiful row of live oak trees.Tidelands is a beautiful, although modest semi-private 9-hole golf course. With its two tee boxes per hole...

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