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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Human Interest

  • 2nd Annual Holiday Mingle and Jingle Market offers unique shopping and family fun while benefiting children’s charities

    Local vendors and businesses will be in full holiday spirit, rolling out the red carpet for shoppers this Sunday as the second annual Holiday Mingle and Jingle (HM&J) gets underway beginning at 10 a.m. at Joe's Septic Contractors.The market, which is an annual fundraiser put on by Trixy Boudreaux, is sponsored by the Shooting Da Crap nonprofit organization with proceeds benefiting Give Kids the World and The Center for Pediatric Therapy Scholarship Fund.With this year’s Jingle boas...

  • Lafourche Parish Public Library December Events

    Drop by your Lafourche library branch for these featured events as well as plenty of other fun activities. See the library’s online calendar of events at: All programs and activities are free and open to the public.Santa and Mrs.

  • LPSO offers safety tips for the holiday shopping season

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is offering safety tips for consumers to protect themselves while shopping at stores and online. Retail outlets are advertising significant price cuts and other deals this week and in the coming weeks in an effort to lure customers. Unfortunately, these deals and the increased number of shoppers tend to lure criminals as well.“Criminals do not take time off for the holidays,” said Sheriff Webre.

  • Gulf coast looks to maintain, restore oysters

    MONROE, La. (AP) — The oyster dressing is safe this year.Since the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010, 4 billion to 8.3 billion subtidal oysters were estimated to be lost across the Gulf coast. Many states are struggling.Louisiana is the only state producing at a level at or higher than before the spill, according to Seth Blitch, The Nature Conservancy's Director of Coastal and Marine Conservation in Louisiana."Oysters Gulfwide are kind of in a bad spot, but Louisiana is actually sor...

  • Bradford to reign as Lockport Christmas Parade Grand Marshall

    Lockport resident Florence “Flo” Bradford will reign as the 27th Grand Marshal for the Annual Lockport Christmas Parade set for Saturday, December 1.Flo is the spouse of James “Jimmy” Bradford and the daughter of the late O.A. Picou and Ouida Orgeron Burnette. She is the mother of Melanie B.

  • Vision Communications makes an impression with Paper Donation

    Vision Communications, a Larose based communications provider, continues to support local schools with their annual “Sheets for Schools” program.Vision purchased 190 cases of printer paper to divide between 19 Lafourche parish schools in their service area. Each school received 10 cases of donated paper to help with the cost of printing materials.“Past donations were so well received and appreciated that we were very happy to continue to help provide a much-needed resource to o...

  • Mail Goes Digital with Informed Delivery

    Bridging the Gap Between Physical Mail and Email.WASHINGTON, DC — Whether it is a card from Grandma, a bill, or a special surprise package, the U.S. Postal Service has a feature that allows you to see what is coming to your mailbox — anytime, anywhere — even while traveling. Informed Delivery is on the cutting edge of communication trends by helping people manage their mail and make the most of it.

  • LDWF, Ducks Unlimited dedicate projects along five coastal refuges and WMAs

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Ducks Unlimited (DU) dedicated five restoration projects last week that will benefit thousands of acres on state managed public lands.Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, State Wildlife Refuge in Vermilion Parish, Salvador Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Pass-a-Loutre WMA and Pointe aux Chenes WMA were or will be the sites of the projects that totaled more than $5.5 million.Ducks Unlimited obtained grant funding from the North American Wetlan...

  • Donations being accepted for 25th Annual LPSO Christmas Bicycle Giveaway

    Donations are still being accepted for the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office’s 25th annual Christmas Bicycle Giveaway. More than 4,200 bicycles have been distributed to needy children in our area.In 2017, 100 bikes were delivered to children throughout Lafourche Parish. Donations are accepted year-round, and used bicycles are refurbished and repaired by inmate workers.Sheriff Webre asks that any bicycles donated at this time be either brand new or in need of only minor repairs due to...

  • 4th Annual Jingle on the Bayou gets the holiday season going

    Offers chance to win a pair of Saints ticketsThe ladies at Merle Norman in Larose are bringing the holidays to the bayou early this year! So, dust off your holiday spirit, grab your friends and head out to the fourth annual Jingle on the Bayou Friday, November 16th beginning at 10 a.m.The Christmas inspired open house will offer something for everyone! Local vendors, music, refreshments, giveaways, specials, and a scavenger hunt where one lucky entrant will win the grand prize, a pair of Saints ...

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