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Sunday, March 24, 2019



Human Interest

  • Pointe-aux-Chenes Tribe community gains modern pump station

    At the southern portion of Lafourche Parish in lower Pointe-aux-Chenes, is the traditional village of primarily the Chitimacha, but also Atakapas, Biloxi and Choctaw - all farmers, fishermen and hunters.To manage rising water levels, the community operates with one Lafourche Parish pump station; however, the original eighteen-inch pump became worn after many years of use.“It was time to upgrade the manual pump to something more efficient and effective. We installed a larger thirty-inch pum...

  • Volunteers plant 2,000 bald cypress trees to help save the coast

    BATON ROUGE - Where a forest of bald cypress once stood and protected Terrebonne Parish from storm surge, more than 160 volunteers gathered on February 9 and did their best to restore that forest and increase the protection for their community.The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF), Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), global energy producer, BHP, and e-Rotary Coastal would like to express profound gratitude to all the volunteers that gave up their Saturday morning to help save America...

  • Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program Announces 8th Annual Bayou Lafourche Cleanup

    Volunteers from across the nation gather to clean up all 106 miles of Bayou Lafourche-the area’s drinking water supply source for over 300,000 citizens.The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) will hold its 8th Annual Bayou Lafourche Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 12-noon this Saturday, March 23, and invites residents and visitors to join in the cleanup. The event draws hundreds of individuals representing schools, churches, businesses, agencies, organizations, first responders, a...

  • Shooting Da Crap Annual Clay Shooting Competition Saturday

    Hunting season may be in the rearview mirror but do not despair! The Seventh Annual Shooting Da Crap Clay Competition is almost here! The yearly event provides an excellent opportunity to flaunt your shooting skills and proficiency in a friendly yet very competitive team challenge!The annual fundraising competition is not only a great way to boaster shooting abilities but also allows participants a chance to become contributors for a greater good and a cause very close to the event founders, Cha...

  • Nicholls’ Sixth Annual Art Works Fundraiser to feature famous artist and artwork

    Nicholls State University invites the public to spend a night celebrating the arts at their popular annual fundraiser, Art Works, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 in Talbot Hall.The event will include tours of the studios, interactive learning experiences, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind artwork, live painting from a renowned Louisiana artist, an exhibit of local artists’ work, complimentary hors-d'oeuvres and a cash bar.“I love Art Works because it’s more than...

  • 10th Annual Swamp Stomp- A Great Time for a Great Cause

    Swamp Stomp time is here again! Grab your keys, rev your engines and head on over to the Larose Civic Center on Saturday for the event that offers something for every motor enthusiast to enjoy. Cars and rides from multiple states descend upon the bayou to show off their steel at the annual event.

  • Relay for Life's Cake Bingo/Gumbo Lunch celebrates 15 years at new venue

    The year was 2003 and a beloved father, husband, brother, uncle and friend passed away after a short battle with a devastating cancer diagnosis. His name was Jimmie Williams, fondly known to all as Jimbo. He had a quick, sarcastic wit and twinkle in his eye that meant a laugh was coming soon.His family struggled to find a way to honor his memory; his brothers, sisters, family and friends decided to form a team named the "Dukes of Earl" after a favorite childhood song of theirs to raise...

  • Lafourche Library announces March events

    The Lafourche Parish Public Library will forgive outstanding fines in any amount for overdue, damaged or lost items in March in exchange for varying amounts of donated nonperishable food or pet supplies. Fines associated with laptops, iPads, electronics, or video games are not eligible for fine forgiveness.Any person who owes money to the library for anything except ineligible items – from less than $1 to more than $100 -- can bring in items according to a suggested donation schedule to cl...

  • Vision Communications, local businesses help local food bank

    LAROSE, LA – Vision Communications recently partnered with several local businesses to help the Catholic Community Center’s food bank replenish much needed stock after a busy holiday season.Since the food bank’s busiest season is usually October thru December, Vision Communications, Frank’s Supermarkets, The Lafourche Gazette, Coastal Broadcasting ESPN 100.3/KLEB 1600, and Larose Civic Center collected non-perishable items for the Galliano-based Catholic Community Center....

  • Bicyclist makes point to visit Port Fourchon on journey across America

    CUT OFF, LA – Adam Iscoe seems like your normal, everyday guy, except he's not.The 23-year-old Texas native is currently bicycling across America after being awarded the Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize by UC Berkeley in California.Ever since finding out he received the prize, he's been traveling the countryside with a specific interest in visiting rural, remote areas to learn more about the people and things that make them tick.Having started his journey in September of 201...

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