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The importance and success of South Louisiana American Soldiers, whose first language was French, played a critical part for the war effort in Europe and North Africa.

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I recently attended a diocesan retreat for priests at Lumen Christi. It was a silent retreat and I enjoyed the quiet time to reflect on my life. The retreat master was Fr. Richard Champaign from the Diocese of Lafayette. While I did not always agree with his theology, he did give us some spi…

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Pam Guedry-Lee compared domestic abuse to a stone tossed into a bayou. Like the rock, domestic violence creates a ripple effect, she said.

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Children and teens ages 13 and under can take part in Family Literacy Bingo at all branches of the Lafourche Parish Public Library in November. Pick up a bingo card at any branch to play, complete activities to develop literacy skills, and then turn in your card by November 27. Those submitt…

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The borders of the Who Dat Nation extend far beyond the top row of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, far beyond Sulphur and Bastrop and Bogalusa, and far beyond the Lower 48 for that matter.

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Two local Southeastern University music majors, cousins Carley Duet, of Cut Off, and Brandi Callais Brumfield, of Hammond, will be paying artistic homage to their family’s Cajun French musical heritage. The two students are the granddaughters of Herbert Callais, who is the late Vin Bruce’s nephew.

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When we look around us, we get a feeling that the world is in a mess. Suicide rates are increasing while church attendance is decreasing. Some people trust in their guns, money, and positions in life rather than working with our Loving God to make our world a better place.

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Lafourche Parish Libraries is celebrating National Friends of the Library Week this month. Members of Friends of the Library organizations are library supporters who help with book sales, fundraising, and volunteering. Several of the Friends of the Library organizations are hosting membershi…

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Healthy Lung Month (October) is a month set aside for lung health awareness and is recognized by the American Lung Association and several health advocacy organizations across the US, including the Louisiana Smoking Cessation Trust.

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Founded 52 years ago with a commitment to the principles of true community banking, Larose-based SL Bank announced three new Directors have joined the Board. The new leadership, blended with existing Directors, carries a common commitment to providing fresh direction for the bank, which oper…

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I’ve been a priest for more than 55 years and a criticism I often hear from the laity is that priests are always talking about money. Well, of the 38 parables Jesus told, 19 of them dealt with handling possessions. The use of money is necessary for Christians, but our focus should be on the …

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Some of Jesus’ parables are famous not just among Christians, but among people of various religions. The parable of the Prodigal Son is a good example. It talks about a person being lost and restored, about God’s mercy and how we can be resentful of God’s divine love for others.

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If ever there was a reason for voters to wake up and get to the polls this October, this is it. Hardworking Louisiana citizens are losing jobs, people are fleeing the state, and economic growth continues to lag behind the rest of the nation.

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The Bayou Bell Ringers and its supporting agency We Can All Ring, Inc., would like to give our sincerest heart filled thanks to Chad and Trixy Boudreaux (Joe’s Septic Contractors Inc.) for their more than generous personal contribution to the Ringers.

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While some beach goers fished or kiteboarded at Elmer’s Island Saturday morning, much of the beach was flooded with volunteers armed with five-gallon buckets, trash grabbers and gloves.

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Dr. Curtis Zeringue and his team at Bayou Dental Care of Raceland, will be hosting a Giving Back to Veterans Giveaway.

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Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre honored law enforcement officers and local heroes at the 2019 Lafourche Pride Awards held on Saturday, September 21 at the Wellness Center at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. More than 65 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office employees and citizens were hon…

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My grandfather was a machinist. He spent his whole life making and repairing machines. He had a small workshop in his garage. Toward the end of his life he would sit on his stool in his garage where he built a metal cylinder that contained two pistons. He attached a water source to the pisto…

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You’re holding a cup of coffee when someone bumps into you causing the coffee to spill all over the place. If you weren’t holding the cup of coffee, it wouldn’t have spilt. The point is, whatever is in the cup will spill out when someone or something “knocks” us unexpectedly.

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Sign up your pre-school child in the Library’s 1,000 Book Before Kindergarten program in September. This national program aims to have parents reading 1,000 books to their infants and toddlers before the children start kindergarten to promote early literacy skills. Learn more and register yo…

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide in the USA is on the rise. Of the more than 47,000 suicides that took place in 2017, those 65 and older accounted for more than 8,500 deaths, that’s about one out of every five.

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The Environmental Protection Agency just approved the year-round sale of E15, a gasoline blend comprised of 15 percent ethanol. Until now, the agency had banned the mixture during summer months, since high-ethanol blends react with hot air to form smog.

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in partnership with Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, Nicholls State University and the Grand Isle Music Fest, are asking for volunteers for their upcoming beach cleanup at Elmer’s Island on Saturday, September 21.

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SafeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and act…

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When I put my son Laine on the school bus each day, I didn’t realize he was being driven to a place where he’d be bullied. Then the warning signs began to show: his grades started to slip and he became depressed. We tried several options with various brick-and-mortar schools but none of them…

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Ten-year-old Raceland resident Emma Lodrigue was chosen recently to be a part of a new PBS talent search called Celebration of Music which showcases and celebrates the best young musical talent in America today.

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Relax with yoga at the Larose library: Relax with weekly yoga classes at the Larose Branch, 305 E. Fifth Street. Yoga classes centered on easy movements, exercising joints, and maintaining mobility are offered at 2 p.m. on Mondays and at 3 p.m. on Fridays at the library.

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The non-profit organization Les Reflection Du Bayou (LRDB), was born in 1986 when a group of women stirred up quite a bit of attention as they began to clean and beautify a neglected bridge along their Bayou Lafourche community. Later they convinced the judges, sheriff and district attorney,…

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A new documentary tells the story of America’s first inpatient unit at San Francisco Hospital dedicated to the care of patients with AIDS. Nurse Cliff Morrison helped create Ward “5B” in 1983, and worked with Dr. Paul Volberding to give patients compassionate care.