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Sunday, March 17, 2019



Human Interest

  • Krewe of Nereids announce royalty

    The all-female Krewe of Nereids hosted a members only dinner and party recently to present this year’s royalty.Reigning as Queen Nereids XXXV will be Nicole C. Dufrene, wife of Troy Dufrene of Golden Meadow. She is the mother of Beth Felarise and Brooke Dufrene.

  • Cajun Bayou Tourism wins state award for tourism promotional campaign

    During the recent Louisiana Travel Association’s (LTA) annual meeting in Alexandria, Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism (LCBT) won the award for Tourism Promotion / Campaign of the Year for the Cajun Bayou Food Trail.“We are pleased to accept this award for the Cajun Bayou Food Trail,” said Timothy P. Bush, LCBT president and CEO. “We wanted to create an experience that celebrates the authentic Cajun food scene found up and down the Bayou in Lafourche Parish and feel g...

  • Krewe of Versailles kicks of 45th season

     The Larose-based Krewe of Versailles kicked off its 45th season with their annual announcement party held on January 5th at the Larose Civic Center.Reigning over this year’s Krewe will be King Darby Charles Chiasson and Queen Nickole Rushing Chiasson.Members of the 2019 Royal Court will include Duke David Charles Vega and Maid Jessica Leare Diebold Vega; Duke Mark Anthony Pregeant II and Maid Amber Lynn Davis Pregeant; Duke Troy Paul Gisclair and Maid Angela Mary Pierce Gisclair; and...

  • Lafourche Library to host Tablet to Tablet Exhibit beginning in January

    A new exhibit examining the evolution of books from stone tablets to digital tablets will be on display soon at the Lafourche Parish Public Library.“Reading the World: Tablet to Tablet” will travel to the Lafourche Parish Public Library’s three main branches, arriving first at the South Lafourche Branch Library, 16241 E. Main Street, in Cut Off to be on display from January 9 through January 22. It will later be on display at the Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Avenue, fr...

  • Lafourche Parish Library Calendar of Events for January 2019

    All branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January. Although closed on the holiday, library branches will host programs honoring the life and work of the Rev.

  • Nicholls Offers New Scholarship for Combat Veterans

    The Nicholls State University Office of Veteran Affairs and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association announced the creation of a new scholarship to help combat veterans returning to civilian life.The CVMA 6-4 Veteran Scholarship will award $500 to a student once per semester beginning this spring. Recipients must be an honorably discharged combat veteran who is at least a sophomore full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. The scholarship is named for the CVMA South Louisiana Chapter.“Th...

  • Gift from Brees: Football for helping set NFL passing record

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — When Drew Brees became the NFL's career leader in yards passing, he wanted to come up with some sort of gift to thank those who coached him, caught the 6,357 completions it took to set the record and blocked while he threw.His solution was an exhaustive process than involved the production of about 175 unique commemorative footballs and the enlisting Saints front office and public relations staff to help track down 99 receivers, 56 offensive linemen, 11 head or ass...

  • Fourchon Oilman’s Association awards $40,211 to local nonprofits

    The Fourchon Oilman’s Association (FOA) presented 16 local nonprofits with grant awards totaling $40,211 last week during a grants ceremony at the Greater Lafourche Port Commission headquarters in Galliano.The grants were selected and funded by the FOA from proceeds of the 2018 FOA Invitational Fishing Rodeo and are being distributed through the Bayou Community Foundation as part of an ongoing partnership between the two local foundations.“Fourchon Oilman’s Association is commi...

  • 2nd Annual Holiday Mingle and Jingle Market offers unique shopping and family fun while benefiting children’s charities

    Local vendors and businesses will be in full holiday spirit, rolling out the red carpet for shoppers this Sunday as the second annual Holiday Mingle and Jingle (HM&J) gets underway beginning at 10 a.m. at Joe's Septic Contractors.The market, which is an annual fundraiser put on by Trixy Boudreaux, is sponsored by the Shooting Da Crap nonprofit organization with proceeds benefiting Give Kids the World and The Center for Pediatric Therapy Scholarship Fund.With this year’s Jingle boas...

  • Lafourche Parish Public Library December Events

    Drop by your Lafourche library branch for these featured events as well as plenty of other fun activities. See the library’s online calendar of events at: www.lafourche.org. All programs and activities are free and open to the public.Santa and Mrs.

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