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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Human Interest

  • 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 ...

  • In the final hours of World War I, a terrible toll

    VRIGNE-MEUSE, France (AP) — Augustin Trebuchon is buried beneath a white lie.His tiny plot is almost on the front line where the guns finally fell silent at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, after a four-year war that had already killed millions.A simple white cross says: "Died for France on Nov. 10, 1918."Not so.Like hundreds of others along the Western Front, Trebuchon was killed in combat on the morning of Nov.

  • August Vegas inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

    Holy Cross High School of New Orleans conducted its annual Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on November 2. Among those inducted into the Hall of Fame was August Vegas of Larose.In Vegas’ first year wrestling, as an eighth grader, he was undefeated until the state finals where he competed against a senior. He was beaten in a close competition and won Second Place in State.

  • Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux encourages community to #iGiveCatholic

    Archdioceses across the country to participate in Giving Day Nov. 27thSchriever, LA – Kick off the charitable season on #GivingTuesday, November 27, with #iGiveCatholic – an online crowdfunding event that brings the Catholic community together to give thanks and give back.The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux is one of 28 participating archdioceses and dioceses for #iGiveCatholic. Considered the most successful Catholic crowdfunding event to date, the fourth annual #iGiveCatholic will be he...

  • Second weekend of Lafourche Heritage Days highlights big events

    Lafourche Heritage Days continues and will include big events on November 9th and 10th.On Friday, November 9th, the inaugural meeting of the Cajun Heritage (“CHer”) Coalition will be held at the Lafourche Parish Government Building in Mathews beginning at 1:30 p.m.The meeting will feature a free discussion on Cajun cultural preservation and is open to the public.On Saturday, November 10th, the Lafourche Parish Library System will host a number of events. At 10:00 a.m. at the Thibodau...

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