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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Letters to Editor

  • Woman appreciates Lafourche’s support of flood victims

    I would like to thank Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle, his family, friends, and the merchants of Lafourche Parish and Leeville, for their unwavering commitment and support, to the flood victims. I have personally seen the goodwill from all of them, during this epic and tragic event.Until you see the devastation personally, you cannot fathom the great need. God Bless each and every one of you, for your efforts and gifts.

  • President Obama is wasting America's energy windfall

    Oil imports could soon be a thing of the past.That's the main takeaway from a new report from Nordic consulting firm Rystad. Researchers estimated the total recoverable oil reserves still buried under American soil. The final figure is astonishing: 264 billion barrels -- more than any other nation in the world.Unlocking these reserves would generate tremendous benefits for the economy and move America towards full energy independence.

  • Woman wants others to know about insurance, Medicare issues

    Recently I called Blue Cross and Blue Shield to let them know I went on Medicare. I was told since I had medical insurance through the Marketplace, they had to cancel my insurance. I called them only to be told since I was on an individual plan it couldn’t be cancelled on September 1, that I had to wait until September 17 to have my insurance cancelled. Also that even though it will mean I have double coverage I am responsible to pay for both insurance (they could have cancelled on Se...

  • Local woman urges others to volunteer for Relay for Life

    I am a volunteer for The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life events in Lafourche Parish. I am proud to not only raise money, but also to donate my time and money to Saving Lives, Preventing Cancer, and Finding Cures. It’s something that’s bigger than all of us.In 2016, a combined total of $318,973.72 was raised in Lafourche Parish.

  • Thibodaux man wants to see fewer gators

    There are too many gators! They are killing all animals in the habitat.Also, gator farms must release 17 percent of their new gators when they are three feet long. That regulation should be eliminated.

  • So grateful for the organization that gives so much to our community

    Recently my two grandchildren were fortunate to participate in a very worthy program through Les Reflections du Bayou. The people in this organization are made up of volunteers that give to our community so unselfishly with sweat, tears and lots of love, from beautifying our beloved bayou by the bridges, and helping areas in the parks, but most of all “Braxton’s Gift of Life”. What a beautiful program!A very big thanks to all the wonderful workers (volunteers) of Mrs.

  • Lafourche resident disagrees with TV news report

    "The Why"Should Edison Chouest Offshore have to return any of the money? In a word NO! Given time, ECO will turn this money into well-paying careers and help the socio-economic status of and improve the life of people across the region!I am writing this in response to a Fox 8 report looking into so called "corporate welfare." I respect that Mr.

  • Justice for Toni

    On July 26, it made approximately 4 months and 11 days that my daughters and I lost our loved one, their mother and my wife.There is so much we can say, but no one listens. It's as if we have no voice.Through all of this, I have become beyond frustrated with the way things have been handled. It’s as though we are a burden for anyone to return our phone call.Life has changed and has lost so much value after this tragedy.

  • Accident could have been avoided with just a little diligence

    Last Tuesday, July 19th in Grand Isle, my brother, father and first cousin were involved in a terrifying accident at a camp as 3 generations of our family all gathered for dinner. A stairway stringer broke and fell out from under their feet as they helped my 76-year old father (suffering from Parkinson's) up the stairs to the celebration.As I write this, my Dad has returned back home and is recovering from a broken back; my cousin has just been transferred to Shreveport after surgery in New...

  • GI Garage Sale a huge success

    On Saturday, May 28, the Grand Isle Community Development Team held it’s 9th Annual Grand Isle 7-Mile Garage Sale and Craft Show.We believe it was a success on many levels. One garage sale holder raised in excess of $2000 which she donated to Cystic Fibrosis.The GICDT raised $400 which goes to help pay for the new netting for the Island’s butterfly dome which is one of the free tourist attractions for the island.While we still don’t have enough money for the net, (the fabric co...

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