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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Human Interest

  • Local pharmacist Gerald Callais passes away after long illness

    During the early hours of Saturday morning August 18th, as the thunder roared and lightening flashed from a local thunderstorm, a small group of family and friends said goodbye to their father, grandfather, and friend as Gerald Callais peacefully passed away. But not without a fight! For the past week or two, hospice personnel said Gerald was near death but he continued to beat the odds.And those who knew and loved Gerald knew he would not give up without a struggle.

  • Barbers dole out dozens of cuts to New Orleans' homeless

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Brennon Jones told his wife Tasha, "I want to go cut hair for the homeless." The next day, Jones hit the streets of Philadelphia with scissors and sprays in tow, dolling out styles and trims to the city's homeless population.It was supposed to be a one time thing, but a video of Jones' philanthropic barbering went viral, kicking off the Haircuts4Homeless initiative.Brennon and Tasha have been on tour ever since.Most recently, they ...

  • Angels of Encouragement – Survivors group brings awareness and support to those touched by cancer

    The human body contains more than fifty trillion cells, which continually divide and keep us healthy. The other side of that coin is every person has cancer cells in their body.That is a scary thought to say the least.Most of the time the body’s defense system works to keep those cancerous cells from mutating and “provoking cancer.” The American Cancer Society estimates in 2018, there will be an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases diagnosed and 609,640 cancer deaths in the Uni...

  • Houma transplant finds home in community service

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — The Bayou Community Foundation's coordinator may not be a native of the Houma-Thibodaux area, but her passion for the bayou region has helped raised over $1 million for local organizations.Jennifer Armand began working for the foundation shortly after it was founded in 2012. Armand and her husband Matthew moved to the Houma area in 1997, shortly after the birth of her daughter."I started getting involved at the Chamber of Commerce.

  • Huge sea-life sculptures made from ocean's plastic trash

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Huge sculptures of sea life are dotted about New Orleans' aquarium and zoo, all of them made from plastic trash that washed ashore. There's a great white shark made partly of bottle caps and beach toys and a jellyfish made mostly of cut-up water bottles.The artwork, part of a project called Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea, is the creation of Angela Haseltine Pozzi, who started making the pieces after seeing plastic heaped by the waves onto Oregon's souther...

  • Danos Foundation encouraging non-profits to apply for grants

    GRAY, La. – The Danos Foundation is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations that help solve community challenges where the company and employees live and work.“We are proud to live out our company purpose of solving big challenges for our communities through the work of the Danos Foundation,” said owner Mark Danos. “The foundation has already made an impact in our communities, and we look forward to serving more organizations as the foundation grows.&rd...

  • Local libraries announce upcoming August events

    A new school year is approaching, so drop by your library branch to learn about the many resources it offers. While there, check out these Back to School programs:Tweens and teens can create emoji-shaped backpack tags at 3:30 p.m. on August 16 at the Gheens Branch Library, 153 N.

  • Night Out block party locations announced

    Sheriff Craig Webre has announced a list of 15 official block party locations in Lafourche Parish for the 35th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on August 7.Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies will be visiting each location to speak with area residents about crime prevention and neighborhood concerns. Each party will begin at 6 p.m. and last until around 9 p.m.The Sheriff’s Office will be providing food at each of the block party sites.

  • Local Church helps fifty-seven students with uniforms and school supplies

    With the upcoming school year right around the corner, many parents are already in full swing getting children ready to head back to class. Shopping for the required clothing and supplies is a big part of preparing for the first day of school. Unfortunately, in today’s hard economic climate countless families are struggling with the costs of uniforms and school supplies.Victory Life Church Messengers, a mission group within the Victory Life Church in Lockport, recognized this need within t...

  • Celebrate Tabasco’s 150th birthday with a trip to Avery Island

    AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — One of the world's most famous condiments, Tabasco, celebrates its 150th birthday this year.Edmund McIlhenny created the famous pepper sauce in 1868 on Avery Island, Louisiana. The company is still headquartered there, and it is still run by McIlhenny's descendants.But whether or not you're one of those pepper fiends who shakes Tabasco on everything from eggs to burgers, Avery Island is a fun destination with a neat history.

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