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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Human Interest

  • Galliano Pontoon Bridge closed next week

     The Galliano Pontoon Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic starting on Monday, October 22, at approximately 8:30 a.m. until repairs are completed. At this time, DPW expects to complete the repairs by the end of the day on Tuesday, October 23.

  • Army Insurance

    Airman Jones was assigned to the induction center, where he advised new recruits about their government benefits, especially their GI insurance.It wasn't long before Captain Smith noticed that Airman Jones was having a staggeringly high success rate, selling insurance to nearly 100% of the recruits he advised.Rather than ask about this, the Captain stood in the back of the room and listened to Jones' sales pitch.Jones explained the basics of GI Insurance to the new recruits, and then sai...

  • Lafourche Parish shines a light on domestic violence in October

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is promoting awareness of domestic violence throughout the month of October, which is recognized nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.This year’s theme is “Lafourche Parish Shines a Light on Domestic Violence.”Despite it being one of the most chronically underreported crimes, Lafourche Parish answered 1,488 calls related to domestic violence in 2017. In that same year, 665 protective orders were issued in Lafourche Parish t...

  • Louisiana Cajun Bayou Tourism unveils newly remodeled visitor center

    Louisiana Cajun Bayou Tourism officially unveiled the newly remodeled visitor center for Lafourche Parish Friday with legislative and tourism partners, and the community present.The remodel process began nearly two years ago and was developed to showcase the culture of Lafourche Parish and to create a sense of place for visitors.“The visitor center’s role is to serve as an inspiration to encourage visitors to go out and explore all the wonderful experiences found up and down the Bayo...

  • 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...

  • Nicholls Players to perform play by alum, dean

    What would you do if you had just survived one of the deadliest hurricanes in history? The Nicholls Players will explore that question with their fall production of “As Long As the Earth Lasts,” an award-winning play written by a Nicholls alum and professor.Author Dr. John Doucet, Distinguished Service Professor and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, based the play on stories passed down by his ancestors, who were survivors of the 1893 Cheniere Caminada Hurricane.

  • Eucharistic Procession to take place this weekend up Bayou Lafourche

    A beautiful day of adoration during a Eucharistic Procession for the faithful is coming to Bayou Lafourche this Saturday, Oct. 6.The three-part succession, which is open to the public, includes boating from Golden Meadow to Larose, followed by a vehicle procession to Thibodaux’s St. Joseph’s Cemetery and ending by foot at St.

  • Remembering Cheniere

    Monday marks the 125th anniversary of the great storm

    I remember Betsy. I remember Katrina. I remember each storm that passed over and through us in the 10th Ward.It seems that most, or at least the most severe, pass at night when homes and people and whole communities are most vulnerable.

  • Bradys to reign over 45th Anniversary of French Food Festival

    The Bayou Civic Club is proud to announce that Mr. Toby James Brady and Miss Amber Lynn Brady have been selected to reign over this year’s 45th Anniversary French Food Festival.Along with being honored as this year’s festival queen, Amber is a senior accounting major at Nicholls State University and a previous graduate of Vandebilt High School.On campus, she is an active student and a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, the all-girls cheer team and multiple honor societies. She...

  • Social Security recipients could see their biggest raise in years

    Good news for those who are collecting Social Security: Your monthly checks likely will be bigger next year.The Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan senior advocacy organization, forecasts benefits will jump by 2.8 percent in 2019 – which would be the largest increase in seven years.If that does not change between now and October, that will be the highest bump retirees have seen in recent years.The Social Security Administration generally announces its cost-of-living adjustment in October...

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