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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Human Interest

  • Bridge to Independence graduates enter the workforce

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — Sean Adams loves being organized. So when the Bridge to Independence graduate recently joined the Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court's Office, he said, his new job fit like a glove."My favorite thing to do is organizing," the 26-year-old Larose resident said.

  • Golden Meadow-Fourchon gearing up for 70th Annual Tarpon Rodeo

    The 70th Annual Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo will kick off this week beginning Thursday, July 5 and run through Saturday, July 7 at Moran’s Marina in Fourchon.The long-running rodeo has a little something for everyone in the entire family. There’s fishing, food booths, a cook-off, live music, an auction and much more, all under an air-conditioned tent.Also, new to this year’s rodeo will be high-tech entertainment trucks for the kids, featured musical performers and a swo...

  • Longtime Tarpons to go out together

    In the 1980s, Tommy Gisclair and Joey Guidroz got into coaching together — each working with the football and track and field teams.Now, more than 30 years later, the two are stepping away together, too, leaving behind a lifetime of service where they’ve helped literally thousands of kids in the community mold into adults through sports.Gisclair and Guidroz announced that the 2017-18 athletic year would be their last in their coaching roles, the end of a long, successful era for both...

  • Dyslexia Center to host summer camp on Nicholls campus

    Nicholls State University will host a summer camp for students with dyslexia and related learning disorders that aims to prepare students for the upcoming school year with fun activities.The Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders is presenting its Creative Scholars Camp from July 17 to July 21 with a couple of options for students starting the upcoming year in fourth through ninth grades, not to exceed age 16. The first option is a day camp and the second an overnight camp....

  • Old shrimping tradition fades on Louisiana's troubled coast

    GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (AP) — A parade of decorated shrimp trawlers and other assorted boats amble down Bayou Lafourche on a sunny spring day. Flags and banners flap in the rigging, portable speakers blare country music, and back-deck partiers dig into plates of crawfish and sausage.

  • Lafourche Parish Library announce July events

    Children of all ages and their families can take part in a meet and greet with beloved children’s book character Pete the Cat at each of the Lafourche Parish Public Library branches in July.Enjoy Pete the Cat stories, photo ops, and more when Pete visits the following libraries:- Raceland Branch, 177 Recreation Drive: July 3, 1:30 p.m.- Gheens Branch, 153 N. Leon Drive: July 3, 4 p.m.- Golden Meadow Branch, 1403 N. Bayou Drive: July 5, 10:30 a.m.- Larose Branch, 305 E.

  • Manning Passing Academy kicks off Thursday in Thibodaux

    Gazette Sports ReportsThe First Family of Football will be in Thibodaux this week, sharing their knowledge of the game with more than 1,000 pupils from around the country.The Manning Passing Academy will take place on the campus of Nicholls State University — the 13th straight year the event is in Thibodaux, a venue the Manning family said is perfect for the event.The camp begins Thursday and lasts through Sunday.It started as a quarterback-only camp, but has since evolved and now welcomes...

  • Local student qualifies to compete at world’s largest junior high rodeo

    Justin John Plaisance, a 7th grade student at Virtual Academy of Lafourche, has earned a position on the Louisiana National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Huron, South Dakota, June 24th through June 30th to compete at the 14th Annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the Breakaway Competition.This is Justin's second year qualifying for the National Finals. In 2016/17 he qualified for Nationals and won rookie of the year for Breakaway. In his ...

  • Cut Off resident named Domino’s Pizza National Delivery Expert of the Year

    CUT OFF, La. — Domino’s has awarded Austin Guidry with the prestigious title of National Delivery Expert of the Year, the company said recently in a press release. Guidry was presented the award at a recent Domino’s awards ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada.The prestigious National Delivery Expert of the Year Award recognizes excellence in safe delivery, courtesy and customer service.

  • How the crawfish became an icon of Louisiana cooking

    HOUMA, La. (AP) — Crawfish were what's for dinner in Louisiana long before the Cajuns, often associated with the savory crustacean, arrived in the mid-1700s.The Houma Indians are mentioned in French documents as early as 1682, and the new settlers said the native tribe used a red crawfish as its symbol."The name translates literally as 'red' and is apparently a shortened form of saktci-homma, the name of the chakchiuma, meaning 'red crawfish,' " according to a...

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