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Sunday, September 16, 2018



Human Interest

  • Lafourche School Board again votes against size reduction

    The Lafourche School Board has once again failed to get support for a ballot measure that would reduce its size from 15 to nine members.The board voted 7-7 Wednesday night on whether to present the issue to voters.Here’s how members voted:For: Ray Bernard, Mary Breaud, Dennis Chiasson, Marian Fertitta, Brooke Huddleston, Gregg Stall and Raymond Toups.Against: Al Archer, Richmond Boyd, Julie Breaux, Calvin Duet, Clyde Duplantis, Gary Foret and Ann Sanamo.A bill on the size reduction was als...

  • Gisclair announces candidacy to School Board, District 12

    To the voters of Lafourche Parish, I, Robby Gisclair, would like to announce my candidacy for the Lafourche Parish School Board District #12 seat in the upcoming November 6, 2018 election.I am a 1996 graduate of South Lafourche High School and obtained by baccalaureate degree in science from Nicholls State University in 2000.I have been married to my wife, Elizabeth Angelette Gisclair, for over 11 years. We have four beautiful children, Chandler (10), Annalise (9), Ava (8) and Adelaide (7).We ar...

  • Qualifying begins Wednesday for Nov. 6 election

    Qualifying for the November 6 primary election will be held this week, beginning on Wednesday, July 18 and running through Friday, July 20.All local candidates will sign up at the parish clerk of court’s office.Several local and state offices will be on the ballot this year, including U.S. Congress, secretary of state, public service commission, parish school boards, and in the Tenth Ward, seats on the Greater Lafourche Port Commission board.In both Terrebonne and Lafourche, voters will al...

  • Comeaux announces candidacy for Port Commission, Seat B

    My name is Perry J. Comeaux and I am announcing that I am running for Seat B of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.I am 63 years old and a lifelong resident of the Tenth Ward.I am married to the former Faith C. Comeaux and we have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.My parents where the late O’Neil “Pet Cream” Comeaux and Australia Toups Comeaux.I have been a mariner for 46 years and hold a Master of Oceans 1600/ 3000 ton and two towing endorsements for the past 38 years.

  • Other Council Action taken July 10

    In other action from the Tuesday, July 10 Parish Council public meeting in Mathews (all members were present and voted in favor unless otherwise noted):-- Passed an ordinance approving a servitude agreement between Clifton and Lisa Bellanger and the Lafourche Parish Council;-- Passed an ordinance providing for a supplemental appropriation in the amount of $642,000 to cover construction and furnishings for reroofing and minor renovations at various libraries in the parish;-- Passed an ordinance p...

  • Human Interest

    Thibodaux Regional Medical Center receives Safety Star AwardTHIBODAUX, LA – Thibodaux Regional Medical Center was recently named one of three recipients of the 2018 Safety Star Award. The Safety Star Award is presented by the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) Trust Funds to healthcare facilities that have successfully implemented processes or developed innovative ideas that improve patient safety.Thibodaux Regional received the Safety Star Award for its patient safety initiative, &ldquo...

  • Intermittent lane closures expected on LA 1 Leeville Bridge this week

    Intermittent lane closures are scheduled to begin Monday, July 16, on LA 1 in Leeville from the LA 1 toll to the Leeville Bridge, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday.Motorists should be on the lookout for flaggers in this area next week.The $13.25 million construction project will widen the intersection where the tollbooth connector meets the Leeville Bridge. It will also consist of extending the expressway 400 feet north to connect future phases of elevated LA 1 towards Golden Meadow.

  • Council rejects Parish President’s pick for parish administrator

    Lockport native Earnest Boudreaux became the latest failed nominee by Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle to fill the number two position in Lafourche Government, that of Parish Administrator.Boudreaux would have been the fifth in a line of ratified or potential Administrators, none of which has lasted more than months in the position.Don Matherne came in at the beginning of Cantrelle’s term in 2016. He lasted less than a year.Reggie Bagala was the next to take on the role, but he ran afoul o...

  • Adams appointed as interim to Port Commission, Seat I

    CUT OFF, LA – At a formal ceremony during the July 11 board meeting, Randy Adams was sworn into office as an interim port commissioner for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission. Adams takes his place at Seat I, which was left vacant by the passing of his father-in-law, port pioneer and musical legend Ervin "Vin" Bruce.Vin Bruce leaves behind a long and storied history with both the port commission and the community it serves. He officially served as a member of the Greater Lafour...

  • JP Bash gearing up to help wishes come true for local critically ill children

    Jory Pitre will be smiling that infectious smile of his from above and upon the Bayou this Saturday when the Sixth Annual JP Bash fundraiser kicks off at the Cut Off Youth Center.The event was a way for his friends, Scott and Lorey Boura, to do something grand in remembrance of Jory after he lost his battle with unclassified spindle cell sarcoma on July 16, 2012, only nine days after his twentieth birthday. This selfless act of love on the Boura’s part quickly became a tradition and grown ...

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