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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Human Interest

  • 2018 Halloween Patrol Plans and Offers Safety Tips

    Deputies will conduct the annual Blue Light Special patrol on Halloween in order to help keep trick-or-treaters safe. More than 100 deputies will patrol the streets of Lafourche Parish neighborhoods beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31.

  • Recognition Long Overdue

    South Lafourche High School has a Wall of Fame that that has two plaques on it … Ronnie “Crockett” Estay and Ed “Bebe” Orgeron. Forty-six years ago “Crockett” was honored with a “day” in his honor for his outstanding accomplishments in football in high school, college, and the pros. His image and long list of awards is displayed on a bronze plaque at the school.Last year, LSU Head Coach Ed “Bebe” Orgeron was honored to have a bro...

  • Nicholls kicks off annual food drive

    Nicholls State University will begin collecting canned food later this month to donate to area food banks for the holiday season.The annual food drive, Nicholls CAN, is a campus-wide movement to donate non-perishable food items. The collection will begin Oct. 29 and end Nov.

  • Louisiana's average score falls on ACT college entrance exam

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's high school student performance on the ACT college readiness test declined in the latest scores and remains below the national average.Figures released Wednesday by the Iowa group that administers the test show the latest average composite score among all states was 20.8 for the 2018 high school graduating class.Louisiana's average was 19.2 , down from 19.5 a year earlier.The test measures how students perform in English, reading, math and scienc...

  • Vigil honors domestic violence victims

    Louisiana has the second-highest rate in the U.S. of women killed by men, but those who attended a vigil Tuesday night want to change that.In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, The Haven, the Lafourche District Attorney’s Office and P.A.C.T. Place Supervised Visitation and Monitored Exchange Center hosted a candlelight vigil in Raceland Tuesday night.The annual vigil honors those who have experienced domestic violence and seeks to provi...

  • HPV vaccination rate among Louisiana teens increases over national average

    Baton Rouge, La. – The number of Louisiana teens ages 13-17 up to date on the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is on the rise, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published August 24, 2018, shows Louisiana with a rate of 52.9 percent, an increase of 11.1 percent over the 2016 rate of 41.8 percent. Louisiana’s rate is higher than the national average of 48.6 percent.Dr.

  • The Alternative to Dying

     In recent years I've watched good friends walk the valley of battling cancer. Somewhat slowly they went through the process of fighting for their lives. Finally, one day it was over and they died.I sat with one dear friend in his home months before he died and he asked, "Why me?" He was about 63 and had just started thinking about retirement and then his life was over.I was talking to a classmate from high school who was telling me about his elevated PSA while his significant...

  • Galliano Pontoon Bridge closed next week

     The Galliano Pontoon Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic starting on Monday, October 22, at approximately 8:30 a.m. until repairs are completed. At this time, DPW expects to complete the repairs by the end of the day on Tuesday, October 23.

  • Army Insurance

    Airman Jones was assigned to the induction center, where he advised new recruits about their government benefits, especially their GI insurance.It wasn't long before Captain Smith noticed that Airman Jones was having a staggeringly high success rate, selling insurance to nearly 100% of the recruits he advised.Rather than ask about this, the Captain stood in the back of the room and listened to Jones' sales pitch.Jones explained the basics of GI Insurance to the new recruits, and then sai...

  • Lafourche Parish shines a light on domestic violence in October

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office is promoting awareness of domestic violence throughout the month of October, which is recognized nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.This year’s theme is “Lafourche Parish Shines a Light on Domestic Violence.”Despite it being one of the most chronically underreported crimes, Lafourche Parish answered 1,488 calls related to domestic violence in 2017. In that same year, 665 protective orders were issued in Lafourche Parish t...

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