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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Human Interest

  • Lafourche Heritage Days celebrated in November

    Each year, citizens of Lafourche Parish can spend the first two weeks in November officially commemorating their history, culture, and heritage."Lafourche Heritage Days" was conceived by the Center for Bayou Studies at Nicholls State University to help Lafourche Parish citizens commemorate the origins their diverse heritage and to advocate for the preservation of that heritage in the face of coastal land loss. It was made official by proclamation of the Lafourche Parish Council on Febr...

  • Lafourche unites against domestic abuse

    Pam Guedry-Lee compared domestic abuse to a stone tossed into a bayou. Like the rock, domestic violence creates a ripple effect, she said.“Domestic violence impacts our children, friends, family and co-workers,” Guedry-Lee said to attendees who gathered in Raceland last Thursday night in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, The Haven, the Lafourche District Attorney’s Office and PACT Place Supervised Visitation and Monitored Ex...

  • Sheriff Webre Announces 2019 Blue Light Patrol Special and Offers Halloween Safety Tips

    Deputies will conduct the annual Blue Light Special patrol on Halloween in order to help keep trick-or-treaters safe. More than 100 deputies will patrol the streets of Lafourche Parish neighborhoods beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 31.

  • Library lists upcoming November events

    Children and teens ages 13 and under can take part in Family Literacy Bingo at all branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library in November. Pick up a bingo card at any branch to play, complete activities to develop literacy skills, and then turn in your card by November 27. Those submitting completed bingo cards will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes.All branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library are honoring veterans in November in observance of Veterans Day.

  • Band director inspires his pupils to be the best they can be

    Story originally ran in the Houma Times.The Pride of South Lafourche High School Marching Tarpon Band is phenomenal — year after year earning honors as among the top bands in the state of Louisiana.Most recently, they performed at Central Lafourche’s 2019 Fete de Musique and swept the awards for their division, including winning the title of 2019 Grand Champion.Surely, to have that much success, talented musicians are needed, and the Tarpons are blessed with a bunch of those.But a ta...

  • The coolest Saints fans keep the faith in Anchorage, Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The borders of the Who Dat Nation extend far beyond the top row of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, far beyond Sulphur and Bastrop and Bogalusa, and far beyond the Lower 48 for that matter.In fact, there's a colony of Who Dats in Anchorage, Alaska — 4,344 miles from Poydras Street.The Anchorage Who Dats gather on Sundays in a log cabin-style saloon called the Peanut Farm, where they are sequestered in a special room all their own, with a big projector screen ...

  • Local duo to pay homage to musical legend Vin Bruce

    Two local Southeastern University music majors, cousins Carley Duet, of Cut Off, and Brandi Callais Brumfield, of Hammond, will be paying artistic homage to their family’s Cajun French musical heritage. The two students are the granddaughters of Herbert Callais, who is the late Vin Bruce’s nephew.Their uncle Vin Bruce was a prominent Cajun musician in the 50’s through the 60’s. As a successful touring and recording artist he recorded solo albums, and also worked in the st...

  • Push your paddles for a cure this Saturday

    Get your pirogues, kayaks, and canoes ready ‘cause the Pushing Paddles for a Cure fundraiser is set for this Saturday, Oct. 12.Participants will paddle a five-mile trek starting at the Larose floodgates on Hwy. 308 and ending at the Cut Off Youth Center where great food, a Cajun-style pig roast, drinks, live entertainment by The Cool Whips and 5 Shot, games, raffles, auctions and fun will be waiting for participants who paddled and those who just want to pass a good time all for a great ca...

  • Lafourche Parish Public Library announce October events

    Lafourche Parish Libraries is celebrating National Friends of the Library Week this month. Members of Friends of the Library organizations are library supporters who help with book sales, fundraising, and volunteering. Several of the Friends of the Library organizations are hosting membership drives in October so drop by if you’re interested.

  • New directors join board at SL Bank

    Founded 52 years ago with a commitment to the principles of true community banking, Larose-based SL Bank announced three new Directors have joined the Board. The new leadership, blended with existing Directors, carries a common commitment to providing fresh direction for the bank, which operates in Larose, Cut Off, Galliano, Golden Meadow and North Larose.Bank officials said that long-time Director Wayne Estay has assumed the role of Chairman of the Board. He has sat on the Board since 2000, ser...

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