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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018



Human Interest

  • Leger to reign over all female Krewe of Nereids

    The Krewe of Nereids recently announced and presented their queen at a member’s only dinner and party.Reigning as Queen Nereids XXXIV is Roxxy Leger of Golden Meadow. Roxxy is the wife of Quinton Leger, daughter on Tom and Hope Pitre and mother to Russ Leger and Teddy Leger. The queen’s siblings are Kitty Prudhomme and Thomas (T-Tom) Pitre IV.Attending the Queen as Pages will be the Queen’s two sons, Russ Anthony Leger and Teddy Thomas Leger, Kami Jane Pitre, daughter of Thomas...

  • South Lafourche native reigns as Queen of Endymion

    South Lafourche residents may recognize a familiar face aboard a royal float in this year’s Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans.Hannah Autin, a 2015 graduate of South Lafourche High and daughter of Shull and Elizabeth Autin, was selected as the krewe’s 2018 queen.“As a little kid, I used to love watching the parades on St. Charles,” Autin said.Since seventh grade, when he submitted her name for consideration, she’s been waiting to be called from the list of pote...

  • A family's adoption story in Louisiana

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Tammy Mock met her adopted daughter Keona five days before Christmas of 2015 at Children's Hospital New Orleans.It was a miracle the 9-week-old, who Mock remembers as having lonely brown eyes and still wearing premature-sized clothing, was alive after enduring abusive head trauma labeled in medical records as shaken baby syndrome."I knew from day one that if she didn't go home she would just be ours forever," said Mock, who is certified by the Louis...

  • Louisiana children's program gets a few extra weeks of money

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A short-term infusion of cash from Congress for a health insurance program for low-income children has given Louisiana a few extra weeks to pay for coverage, but that money is expected to run out sometime around March.Before the short-term patch approved by Congress before the holidays, the Louisiana Department of Health projected the state would run out of federal money for the Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, by the end of February.Andrew Tu...

  • Gerald ‘Buzz’ Breaux had passion for public service

     Gerald “Buzz” Breaux, former Lafourche Parish councilman and parish president, died Monday after a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.Breaux worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, served 12 years on the council and was parish president from 1999 to 2003.“He was passionate about everything as long as it was to help the people of this parish and to serve people to the best of his ability,” former Councilman and friend Joe Fertitta said.Breaux was...

  • Lafourche to reintroduce spay, neuter programs

    Lafourche residents can soon have their pets spayed or neutered at a lower cost.Lafourche’s program for this year ended Oct. 31 because the parish ran out of money. More than 1,600 vouchers were issued.This year’s program began this month and is only guaranteed to last through March, Lafourche Parish Animal Shelter Manager Hilary Detillier said.

  • Tribe will move from shrinking island to farm in Louisiana

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana officials have chosen a sugar cane farm as the next home for residents of a tiny, shrinking island — a move funded with a 2016 federal grant awarded to help relocate communities fleeing the effects of climate change.Dozens of Isle de Jean Charles residents are to be relocated about 40 miles to the northwest, in Terrebonne Parish, Nola.com|The Times-Picayune and The New Orleans Advocate report.The state is negotiating to purchase the 515-acre tract, which ...

  • Lafourche Parish Public Libraries list upcoming January events

    All branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library will celebrate the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • FOA and BCF presented $35,000 in grants to local non-profits

    The Fourchon Oilman’s Association (FOA), in conjunction with the Bayou Community Foundation (BCF), presented 11 local nonprofits with grant awards totaling $35,000 during a grants ceremony held recently at the Greater Lafourche Port Commission headquarters in Galliano.The grants were selected and funded by the FOA from proceeds of the 2017 FOA Invitational Fishing Rodeo, and are being distributed through the Bayou Community Foundation as part of an ongoing partnership between the two local...

  • Bike giveaway shows a different side of law enforcement

    Peering out from her home on South Barbier Avenue in Thibodaux, Marsha Young was surprised to see Lafourche sheriff’s deputies standing outside.She wondered aloud what the problem was, but the deputies weren’t there to make an arrest or ask for help solving a crime.Instead, they had a bicycle – a Christmas present for her 14-year-old son. He was one of many children who received bikes last Thursday through the Sheriff’s Office’s annual giveaway.Young said the donati...

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