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Wednesday, November 6, 2019



Human Interest

  • 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...

  • Catholic Foundation announces Bishop Fabre’s second annual dinner

    Bishop Shelton J. Fabre and The Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana have announced the date of the Catholic Foundation’s Second Annual Dinner, October 10, at Nicholls State University’s Cotillion Ballroom in Thibodaux.This dinner is for an evening of fellowship in recognition of all who have contributed to the success of the Diocese and the Catholic Foundation’s mission. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Seminarian Education Endowment and Catholic Charities endow...

  • Rotary Club hosting annual Shrimp Boil Off Saturday

    The Rotary Club of Golden Meadow is once again hosting its annual Shrimp Boil Off this Saturday at the Oakridge Community Park in Golden Meadow.This celebration of local music and the shrimp industry is one way that the Rotary Club of Golden Meadow shares fellowship with the community.The club has planned an all-you-can-eat shrimp boil for festival goers along with popular bands in the area. Shrimp will be served from 11 a.m. until it’s gone.Shrimp boiling teams will vie for the title of b...

  • Local furniture icon, Lefort Furniture, celebrates 70 years of business

    In 1948, Camille Lefort quit the shrimping business to go to TV and Radio Repair School, against the advice of his father. In October of 1949, Camille opened his doors in a small bayou side shop in Cut Off to service the South Lafourche area.Camille was known for his blue eyes and friendly service. In those days, he used to take a pirogue across the bayou to get to work every day.Before the end of his life in 2009, he told his granddaughter Lauren, “My daddy told me I was stupid for quitti...

  • Our community recently loses another local music legion

    “Joie de vivre” was not simply a phrase that appeared in one or two of Leroy Martin’s songs; it was a way of life for him.Leroy was born on August 4, 1929 and raised in Golden Meadow. His love affair with music began at a young age after his uncles introduced him to the magic of a guitar, and sprung into a career when he replaced a guitarist in Dudley Bernard's band, the "Southern Serenaders" in 1947.He would go on to form “The Rebels” in 1955 and join...

  • More Than 65 Individuals Honored at 2019 Lafourche Pride Awards

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre honored law enforcement officers and local heroes at the 2019 Lafourche Pride Awards held on Saturday, September 21 at the Wellness Center at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. More than 65 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office employees and citizens were honored for feats of bravery, exceptional work, and dedication to public service during the 26th annual awards program. The event is sponsored and organized by the Lafourche Deputies Association.Captain Je...

  • More that 150 volunteers turn out for Coastal Cleanup Day

    While some beach goers fished or kiteboarded at Elmer’s Island Saturday morning, much of the beach was flooded with volunteers armed with five-gallon buckets, trash grabbers and gloves.Despite the threat of rain, more than 150 people arrived to help pick up trash in one of the many efforts held around the globe as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day.As they walked up to check in, Nicholls State University graduate student Sarah Fontana called out instructions to the groups. Gesturing...

  • People in Tarpon land know if they call Mrs. Bev, she'll be there

    Mrs. Beverley Cheramie is the lead janitor at South Lafourche High School — a job she’s held now for many years.But oh goodness, is she ever more than that — both to the school and then also to our community as a whole.Mrs. Bev is a local mainstay, a big piece of the fabric to the community.When there’s an event, she’s there.When someone needs help, she’s there.She’s getting a little older now, but she still seems to be everywhere she’s needed &mda...

  • Lafourche libraries list upcoming September events

    Sign up your pre-school child in the Library’s 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten program in September. This national program aims to have parents reading 1,000 books to their infants and toddlers before the children start kindergarten to promote early literacy skills. Learn more and register your child at the following 1000 Books Before Kindergarten events:Gheens Branch Library, 153 N.

  • Volunteers needed for Elmer’s Island beach cleanup

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in partnership with Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, Nicholls State University and the Grand Isle Music Fest, are asking for volunteers for their upcoming beach cleanup at Elmer’s Island on Saturday, September 21.The event, beginning at 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., is being held in coordination with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day during National Estuaries Week.During the cleanup, volunteers will rem...

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