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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Human Interest

  • Galliano sailor trains information warriors to defend America

    By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tom GagnierNavy Office of Community Outreach

    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A 2006 South Lafourche High School graduate and Galliano, Louisiana, native is stationed with a command responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world.Petty Officer 1st Class Rickey Gisclair works as an information systems technician and serves with the I...

  • Tidelands Golf & Country Club … celebrating 60 years in South Lafourche

    Tidelands Golf & Country Club is nestled roughly two miles behind South Lafourche High School (SLHS), on the old Bayou Raphael couteau (or ridge).As you enter Tidelands, you’ll be treated to your first iconic view of the golf course, with the #7 green and its cypress trees on your left and the #8 fairway straight ahead looking across the pond with a beautiful row of live oak trees.Tidelands is a beautiful, although modest semi-private 9-hole golf course. With its two tee boxes per hole...

  • Longtime educator remembered for her passion, love of family, teaching

    The South Lafourche community is tight-knit — the kind of place where everyone has known everyone else for multiple generations.Ask the average young adult from those parts about a memorable educator, then mention the name ‘Linda Guidry.’Immediately, most will smile, then tell the tale of the sweet, but sometimes fiery red-headed educator with a heavy Southern accent who loved to teach, but who loved even more to bring out the potential in her students over the course of her lo...

  • Lafourche Parish Public Library announce May 2019 events

    Summer Reading Program begins May 28: The Lafourche Parish Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program begins May 28, bringing with it creative and entertaining activities and performances for people of all ages. This year’s program, A Universe of Stories, is spaced-themed and is replete with live-animal presentations, guest performers, escape room challenges, magic shows, art workshops, story hours, STEAM programming, and more. Remember to sign up early to set your reading g...

  • Grafton to serve as Golden Meadow Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo admiral

    Dr. Lee “Bo” Grafton has been announced as the Admiral of the 71st Annual Golden Meadow Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo.Dr. Grafton resides in Thibodaux with his wife Becky Aysen Grafton, and their three children, Beau (10), Georgia (8), and Leigh (6).

  • Lockport Food Festival has new venue, but same fun

    The Lockport Food Festival, also known as La Fete Du Monde, will be held at a new venue, at least for this year, at the Lafourche Parish Pavilion and Visitor’s Center, 4484 La. 1 in Raceland.The family-friendly event brings the best of Cajun food fare, nonstop fun, and several music genres this weekend, April 26-28.Wayne Bourgeois Jr., director of the Festival and president of the Lockport Fire Department, said that the plan is to move the festival back to Lockport as soon as a new venue i...

  • ACS and South Lafourche lead the fight for a world without cancer through Relay for Life

    Larose, LA – On April 6th, 1000 participants will join together at the annual Relay for Life of South Lafourche at the Larose Regional Park Pavilion, located at 307 East 5th Street, to help the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle.The event starts at noon and will run until 10 p.m. ending with a wrap up, report of monies raised and “Midnight Madness.”Christy Chabert, part of the event leadership team, says, “It’s wonderful knowing that the money we...

  • Enjoy lots of fun this month at your local libraries

    The Lafourche Parish Public Library is celebrating National Library Week April 8 through April 13. An annual celebration highlights the value of libraries to the communities they serve. Stop by your local branch to check out what it has to offer.

  • Pointe-aux-Chenes Tribe community gains modern pump station

    At the southern portion of Lafourche Parish in lower Pointe-aux-Chenes, is the traditional village of primarily the Chitimacha, but also Atakapas, Biloxi and Choctaw - all farmers, fishermen and hunters.To manage rising water levels, the community operates with one Lafourche Parish pump station; however, the original eighteen-inch pump became worn after many years of use.“It was time to upgrade the manual pump to something more efficient and effective. We installed a larger thirty-inch pum...

  • Volunteers plant 2,000 bald cypress trees to help save the coast

    BATON ROUGE - Where a forest of bald cypress once stood and protected Terrebonne Parish from storm surge, more than 160 volunteers gathered on February 9 and did their best to restore that forest and increase the protection for their community.The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF), Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), global energy producer, BHP, and e-Rotary Coastal would like to express profound gratitude to all the volunteers that gave up their Saturday morning to help save America...

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