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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Letters to Editor

  • Local group voices opinion on LPSB decisions

    A group of parents was recently made aware that regular calculus, physics, and chemistry II classes would no longer be offered to students at their high school campuses in Lafourche, but offered only at the AP level at the Career Magnet Center (CMC) in Lockport. As concerned citizens and advocates for our children, we organized our effort and met with the LPSB superintendent to address our concerns.Among these were issues of safety, logistics, liability and cost effectiveness, choice and discrim...

  • Holiday Blessings

    Recently a small group of Gheens residents formed the Gheens Needy Family Foundation. The purpose of the organization is to assist underprivileged families in our Gheens community.The organization decided on hosting plate lunches every three months and dividing the profits(s) to families in Gheens. On November 6, 2016 we hosted our first dinner.

  • Two heads are better than one

    I am writing this letter in reference to Daniel Lorraine and Janet Rhodus’ public correspondence for the last two weeks in the “Letters to the Editor” section of the paper. It saddens me to read their negative and sour responses to one another.Mr. Lorraine and Ms.

  • Councilman attempts to clarify “facts” about Leeville

    I am writing this letter in response to Janet Rhodus’ Letter to the Editor in the Lafourche Gazette on December 18, 2016.I will address all of her letter with facts not promises. Rhodus is not a registered voter of Lafourche. She claims she is a taxpayer.

  • Response to Councilman Lorraine regarding Hobie Tournament

    While Mr. Lorraine claims I am negative, I claim facts. I am not a registered voter in Lafourche Parish, yet I am a property owner that pays property tax without homestead exemption.

  • Being positive instead of negative

    I am writing this letter in response to Janet Rhodus letter to the editor in the Lafourche Gazette on December 7, 2016. Mrs. Rhodus is good at writing negative things about Leeville and Lafourche Parish.

  • Why are Leeville businesses being shunned for Hobie event?

    What was to be a much needed, economic impact for Leeville, has become managed chaos at best. The Hobie World Fishing Championship kayak event, has been nothing but, thanks to the Visit Lafourche Tourism Office. Not one Leeville retailer is referenced in a specific visitor's guide for the Hobie competition.Tourism is funding social events and other provisions for the tournament.

  • Blessings to our community for the help

    As the holiday season is here, let me take this opportunity to say Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Jesus first!A big thanks to all in our community who help make the holidays brighter for those less fortunate, whether it’s for Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas.Love you all.Bro and SecretaryLockport, LA 

  • Special thanks to Campus Blue Bird

    On behalf of a Lafourche Parish cancer survivor, who attended the Mary Bird Perkins Campus Blue Bird in October. We would like to wish a thank you to everyone involved. We want to thank all the volunteers for their time and great food provided.

  • Raffle garners more than $50,000 for hospital

    On October 30, the raffle to benefit Children’s Hospital ended and the winners were drawn. The first place winner of the mud boat was Kenny McWilliams. Second place winner Brock Bourg won a pirogue and third place winner Carl Chauvin won a 12-gauge shotgun.More than $50,000 was raised from the raffle.This substantial amount of money will be earmarked for the new cardiovascular center at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.I would like to thank everyone who pitched in with building and...

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