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Sunday, July 14, 2019



Human Interest

  • 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...

  • Longtime educator remembered for her passion, love of family, teaching

    The South Lafourche community is tight-knit — the kind of place where everyone has known everyone else for multiple generations.Ask the average young adult from those parts about a memorable educator, then mention the name ‘Linda Guidry.’Immediately, most will smile, then tell the tale of the sweet, but sometimes fiery red-headed educator with a heavy Southern accent who loved to teach, but who loved even more to bring out the potential in her students over the course of her lo...

  • Lafourche Parish Public Library announce May 2019 events

    Summer Reading Program begins May 28: The Lafourche Parish Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program begins May 28, 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 live-animal presentations, guest performers, escape room challenges, magic shows, art workshops, story hours, STEAM programming, and more. Remember to sign up early to set your reading g...

  • Grafton to serve as Golden Meadow Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo admiral

    Dr. Lee “Bo” Grafton has been announced as the Admiral of the 71st Annual Golden Meadow Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo.Dr. Grafton resides in Thibodaux with his wife Becky Aysen Grafton, and their three children, Beau (10), Georgia (8), and Leigh (6).

  • Lockport Food Festival has new venue, but same fun

    The Lockport Food Festival, also known as La Fete Du Monde, will be held at a new venue, at least for this year, at the Lafourche Parish Pavilion and Visitor’s Center, 4484 La. 1 in Raceland.The family-friendly event brings the best of Cajun food fare, nonstop fun, and several music genres this weekend, April 26-28.Wayne Bourgeois Jr., director of the Festival and president of the Lockport Fire Department, said that the plan is to move the festival back to Lockport as soon as a new venue i...

  • ACS and South Lafourche lead the fight for a world without cancer through Relay for Life

    Larose, LA – On April 6th, 1000 participants will join together at the annual Relay for Life of South Lafourche at the Larose Regional Park Pavilion, located at 307 East 5th Street, to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.The event starts at noon and will run until 10 p.m. ending with a wrap up, report of monies raised and “Midnight Madness.”Christy Chabert, part of the event leadership team, says, “It’s wonderful knowing that the money we...

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