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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Human Interest

  • 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: All programs and activities are free and open to the public.Santa and Mrs.

  • LPSO offers safety tips for the holiday shopping season

    Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre is offering safety tips for consumers to protect themselves while shopping at stores and online. Retail outlets are advertising significant price cuts and other deals this week and in the coming weeks in an effort to lure customers. Unfortunately, these deals and the increased number of shoppers tend to lure criminals as well.“Criminals do not take time off for the holidays,” said Sheriff Webre.

  • Gulf coast looks to maintain, restore oysters

    MONROE, La. (AP) — The oyster dressing is safe this year.Since the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010, 4 billion to 8.3 billion subtidal oysters were estimated to be lost across the Gulf coast. Many states are struggling.Louisiana is the only state producing at a level at or higher than before the spill, according to Seth Blitch, The Nature Conservancy's Director of Coastal and Marine Conservation in Louisiana."Oysters Gulfwide are kind of in a bad spot, but Louisiana is actually sor...

  • Bradford to reign as Lockport Christmas Parade Grand Marshall

    Lockport resident Florence “Flo” Bradford will reign as the 27th Grand Marshal for the Annual Lockport Christmas Parade set for Saturday, December 1.Flo is the spouse of James “Jimmy” Bradford and the daughter of the late O.A. Picou and Ouida Orgeron Burnette. She is the mother of Melanie B.

  • Vision Communications makes an impression with Paper Donation

    Vision Communications, a Larose based communications provider, continues to support local schools with their annual “Sheets for Schools” program.Vision purchased 190 cases of printer paper to divide between 19 Lafourche parish schools in their service area. Each school received 10 cases of donated paper to help with the cost of printing materials.“Past donations were so well received and appreciated that we were very happy to continue to help provide a much-needed resource to o...

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