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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Human Interest

  • safeTALK training to be held August 24

    SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive.

  • Lafourche Central Market to continue to be weekly despite announcement

    Earlier this month, an announcement from the Parish Government went out that stated that the Lafourche Central Market’s hours would be reduced to two Saturdays a month, a huge change as the market is a weekly occurrence.The change was met with public disagreement, as at last week’s Parish Council meeting, the Council was presented with a petition signed by three dozen vendors and Central Market patrons.Councilman Corey Perrillioux, representing District 6, received the petition via m...

  • Local girl chosen to participate in PBS talent search

    Ten-year-old Raceland resident Emma Lodrigue was chosen recently to be a part of a new PBS talent search called Celebration of Music which showcases and celebrates the best young musical talent in America today.Emma was chosen as a contestant in the Baton Rouge-Hammond show that will take place on August 25 in Baton Rouge.Two winners will be chosen from this show and will go on to compete against other winners from across the nation at a televised event in Los Angeles, CA.There are two ways to w...

  • Lafourche Public Libraries August events

    Relax with yoga at the Larose library: Relax with weekly yoga classes at the Larose Branch, 305 E. Fifth Street. Yoga classes centered on easy movements, exercising joints, and maintaining mobility are offered at 2 p.m.

  • Give a ‘Gift for Life’ and help a child learn to swim

    The non-profit organization Les Reflection Du Bayou (LRDB), was born in 1986 when a group of women stirred up quite a bit of attention as they began to clean and beautify a neglected bridge along their Bayou Lafourche community. Later they convinced the judges, sheriff and district attorney, to send community service workers.Since then, the organization has been instrumental in numerous endeavors such as the continuous beautification and cleaning of Bayou Lafourche and involving our youth and ad...

  • Antique store a labor of love for former prosecutor

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — After a career in the legal profession, some of that as a Lafourche Parish prosecutor, Diana Sanders has found a new calling.Sanders opened an antique store, Back In The Day, 825 Jackson St., Thibodaux, in July 2018 essentially as a hobby in her retirement.While opening a business may not sound as relaxing, as say golfing or shuffleboard, Sanders said it's a perfect fit for her."This is a piece of cake for me," Sanders said. "I was an attorney for 4...

  • National Night Out Against Crime slated for August 6

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office will once again be participating in the National Night Out Against Crime scheduled for Tuesday, August 6. This is the 36th annual nationwide event.Citizens will host block parties throughout the parish, and Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies will be attending to meet community members to discuss crime prevention and any other concerns. Explorers from POST 323 will also be conducting fingerprinting and DNA swabbing in some areas.LPSO will ...

  • Lafourche Libraries list upcoming July events

    Kicking off the Library’s slate of July events are special guest appearances from Elephant and Piggie, characters from author and illustrator Mo Willems’ series of beloved children’s books. Catch them at your local branch in early July. They will be visiting on the following days:July 1: 10:30 a.m.

  • Ochsner St. Anne recent births announced

    Ochsner St. Anne Hospital in Raceland announces their recent births:- Willow Grace Duet, daughter of Elizabeth and Austin Duet of Cut Off, born on June 15th.- Ella Mae Allemand, daughter of Lindsey Lerille and Brendon Allemand of Raceland, born on June 5th.

  • Tips offered on drowning prevention for children

    Rodeo planned in honor of drowning victim and to raise water safety awareness 

    With drowning being the leading cause of death from injury in children ages 1-4, Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is urging parents to be cautious with children around swimming pools and open bodies of water. Statistics show three children die every day as a result of drowning.“Now that school is out, many kids will be looking to spend time in the pool,” said Sheriff Webre. “I implore parents...

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