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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

Class of ‘64 reunion organizers to meet Mon.

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Tarpons for Christ teen rally set for Jan. 31

On Friday, January 31st at 3 p.m. in the South Lafourche High School auditorium, Tarpons for Christ will host their second annual Deliverance Rally with the women from Mount Grace Teen Challenge. The public is invited to attend as these anointed women minister in song, dance, and testimonies the wonderful Grace of God.

Larose KCs to host lunch benefit Feb. 2

The KC Council #8898 will be sponsoring a fundraiser lunch on Sunday, February 2nd at the Holy Rosary cafeteria. The menu consists of hamburger steak with gravy, creamed potatoes, peas and dessert. Serving will be from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Sit-in or take-outs. Lunches will be $7 and $1 for drinks.

LRD 3 to meet Feb. 4

The next regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of Laf. Recreation District No. 3 will be held at the Greater Lafourche Port Commission Building in Galliano on Tuesday, February 4 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The Golden Meadow High School Graduation Class of 1964 will have a meeting at the Golden Meadow Public Library on LA 1 on Monday, February 3 at 1 p.m. to plan the 50th year reunion. Any class member is invited to attend this meeting. For more info, call Harold Adams at 475-7490.

Meeting set for Feb. 10 about coaching softball

A board meeting will be held on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cut Off Youth Center. Anyone interested in coaching girls softball or becoming a board member is asked to attend. Registration will be held for girl’s ages 5 to 15. Registration dates will be Tuesday, February 11th and Thursday, February 13th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cut Off Youth Center. Registration fee will be $30. Any questions please contact Spring Danos at 985-665-3262.

Local groups urged to submit upcoming events

Local groups are encouraged to submit upcoming events to The Lafourche Gazette for free publication in the calendar of events section and online. To submit information, email, call the office at 985-693-7229 or drop off the information during business hours.

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The Le Krewe Des T-Cajuns children’s parade is set to roll on Saturday, February 22nd. Anyone interested in participating call Wade at 985-228-3633.

LCOA warns seniors of scams targeting their age group

A scam targeting elderly residents in the Lafourche Parish area has been reported. Clients of the Lafourche Council on Aging are receiving phone calls stating the person on the phone is from the Lafourche Council on Aging and will give them a $3,000 gift card for groceries and a medical alert button. The phony caller is asking for personal information from senior citizens. The Lafourche Council on Aging, Inc. is not calling anyone. Please do not give out any information to anyone over the phone. If you receive such a phone call please report it to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Class of ‘74 seeking info. for reunion

South Lafourche’s 2014 Homecoming/Reunion dates is unknown at this time, pending next year’s school schedule. However, in an effort to begin gathering data, organizers would like to make everyone aware of the following contacts and are requesting personal information at this time. Please also pass this on to friends residing out of town. Early grads, fellow classmates who received their GED, Jr. high classmates or those who might have had to move and finish school elsewhere, are also encouraged to join them on October 2014. Join their Facebook – SLHS Class of ’74. Updates will be posted to this site, as they occur. Submit your personal info via email to: Full name/maiden name, spouse’s name, mailing address, phone/cell numbers and email address. Need more information, call June Lafont at 985-258-5428 or Donna Marie (Pitre) Carpenter at 985-665-8318. If you do not have computer access, mail your info to Donna (Pitre) Carpenter at P.O. Box 384, Cut Off, LA 70345.

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Loss Of Nobility?

In the early evening of December 26, 2013, while still embracing the solemnity of Christmas, and the holiday mood of food, gift giving and warmth of family, the unimaginable happened. A 4th generation Cajun, while complexioned, Judaeo Christian raised, English speaking, Lafourche Parish schooled and medically educated, 38 year old male nurse methodically “conducted” multiple, bone chilling, nefarious acts of violence that we will spend our lives trying to comprehend. His wife of 6 months died; the spirit and soul of Holy Savior Elementary School, “Pixie”, died; her husband Philip, and 35year-old daughter Andrea, were gravely injured. Subsequently, within additional minutes, our St. Anne Hospital Administrator, Milton Bourgeois violently died and his wife Ann, was injured by this same individual, who ultimately ended his own life by a selfinflicted injury. These horrifying actions paralyzed the majority of the medical communities of Lafourche and Terrebonne’s hospitals for hours, and mobilized all of the area’s law enforcement personnel, until there was a conclusion to this man’s actions. But, also paralyzed, was our spirit of security, our sense of trust, our innocent way of life on Bayou Lafourche, and the confidence in life’s fairness. So many things were taken from those individuals who uselessly died, and those who have been severely injured. And, as well, so much has been taken from us, who knew them, who worked with them, depended on them, and expected their continued presence in our community. In William Bennett’s book, the Death of Outrage,

he points out, “that in event after event, Americans see moral purpose as defining our highest goals and achievements. Americans agree overwhelming, about the importance of moral matters, caring about problems of moral decline, drug use, collapsing families, callousness, vulgarity, and incivility.” Eighty-seven percent of the public fear that something is fundamentally wrong with America’s moral condition, according to pollster Daniel Yankelovich. Author John Updike mentions, “the fact that…we still live well, cannot ease the pain of feeling, that we no longer live nobly. If our children have not learned to walk in goodness, justice and mercy, then the American experiment, however gilded, will have become a failure.” We take so much for granted, forgetting that the gift of life has been given to us by God. We take our

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daily liberties for granted; we don’t stop often enough to appreciate those we know and love. And some of those are gone from us forever. May God grant some sort of peace and closure to members of the Freeman, Gouaux and Bourgeois families, and bless all who responded and have been touched by those December 26th events. May time heal some of our pain. Dr. Mike Marcello Mathews

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NADA: New car sales expected to rise 5.8 percent

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Boosted by rising employment, home values and housing construction, Americans will buy 16.4 million new cars and light trucks this year. That’s the prediction from the National Automobile Dealers Association, which is meeting in New Orleans. Economist Steve Szakaly says the 5.8 expected increase will mark the sixth year of recovery from the financial crash and automotive bankruptcies. Jonathan Banks, analyst for the group’s Used Car Guide, says those years of new-car buying and leasing will push prices down for recent-model used cars and trucks, averaging 2.5 percent less than last year’s prices. He says 5- to 8year-old vehicles remain scarce because few people bought cars during the recession. Those prices are likely to be flat.

He says used-car prices are likely to be slightly lower than last year’s. ___

Changes proposed for La. seafood law

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is seeking public input on proposed changes to the state Wild Seafood Certification Program. A public meeting on the proposal will be held Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at the agency’s headquarters, 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. The changes involve product registration requirements for retail packages, supply chain verification process and guidelines for logo use. The proposals can be viewed at /reg/register.htm. ___

Lawmakers use amnesty to offset budget deficit

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The state’s operating budget is back in balance, after lawmakers agreed to use nearly $32 million from Louisiana’s recent tax amnesty period to plug a deficit. The shortfall stemmed

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8-man football could be small schools option

MONROE, La. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; If principals vote for it and at least 16 schools agree to field teams, small high schools in Louisiana could be playing 8-man football in 2015. The proposal before the Louisiana High School Athletic Association would limit participation to Class B and C schools with fewer than 236 students. They would have to choose between 11player district football and 8-man football in a single statewide division. Participating schools would be classified as nonfootball schools. If at least 32 teams participate, there would be a 16-team playoff bracket. If 16 to 31 teams participate, there would be an eight-team playoff bracket. The News-Star reports that northeast Louisiana principals like the idea. The LHSAA convention opens Wednesday in Baton Rouge. ___

Bribery trial opens for ex-New Orleans mayor

NEW ORLEANS (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jury selection has begun in the trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who faces charges that he accepted bribes and free trips among other things from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work. Selection in the federal trial began Monday morning. Nagin, a Democrat who was mayor when Hurricane Katrina stuck in 2005, served two terms before leaving office in 2010. He was living in a Dallas suburb when a federal grand jury indicted him a year ago. Each bribery count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. Each wire fraud count is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The charges are the product of a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in several convictions or guilty pleas by former Nagin associates. ___

Class action status denied in school funding suit

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Baton Rouge judge has refused to give class action status to a lawsuit claiming the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public school funding formulas were not properly approved by lawmakers for three years. The decision means that any of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 69 local school boards who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seek to become plaintiffs in the lawsuit could risk losing out on millions of dollars if the lawsuit is successful. Judge Michael Caldwell said Monday that he has problems forcing a political body, like a school board, to be part of a lawsuit if those elected officials donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be included. He also said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the legal requirements for class action status were met. The lawsuit was filed by the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board and the Louisiana Association of Educators.

Vision Communication continues annual Sheets for Schools paper donation drive

Vision Communications continues to provide support to local schools by providing cases of muchneeded copy paper to the schools in their service territory. According to Jean Orgeron-Wells, Marketing Coordinator, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The past donations were so well received and appreciated by the administration and teachers, we were very happy to continue to help with the education of the students in our community.â&#x20AC;? One administrator is quoted as saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We appreciate this much more than you know. Teachers actually go out and purchase paper in order to print out all the parent communication, tests, reports, etc.  Thank you again!!â&#x20AC;? Vision Communications sought the assistance of Callais Office Supply in the delivery of 176 cases of paper being donated to the 17 local schools in their service territory. The following schools received 11 cases of paper each: Cut Off Elementary, Galliano Elementary, Golden Meadow Lower Elementary, Golden Meadow Upper Elementary, Golden Meadow Middle School, Grand Isle, Holy Rosary Catholic, Larose Lower Elementary, Larose Upper Elementary, LCO Middle, South Lafourche High, The Center, Lockport Lower, Lockport Middle, Lockport Upper, Central Lafourche High, and Holy Savior Catholic.

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Pictured left to right are Reed Callais, Callais Office Supplies owner; Gaye Cheramie, South Lafourche High School principal; Tim Long, Golden Meadow Middle School principal; Ashley Phillips, Vision Communications Chief Operating Officer; Peter Louviere, Vision Communications Chief Financial Officer; Nanette Bordelon, Callais Office Supplies owner; and Jean Orgeron-Wells, Vision Communications Marketing Coordinator with some of the Sheets for School donated paper.

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Alaina Esponge, daughter of Shawn and Salina Esponge of Cut Off, a 4th grader at Holy Rosary Catholic School, participated in the McDonalds Gymnastics Invitational where she won gold medals for bars, beam, and floor. She also placed 4th on vault and 1st in the all-around taking home the gold medal and trophy.

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SL teams fall short, CL boys pull off a win Casey Gisclair Contributing Writer

South Lafourche girls’ basketball coach Rainie Stevens knew her team had to play its best to survive a week with powerhouses Destrehan and Thibodaux on the schedule. The Lady Tarpons played hard, fought tough, but ultimately couldn’t stay within striking distance of the two teams that will likely finish first and second in the Bayou District race. South Lafourche struggled to control the tempo against both Destrehan and Thibodaux, falling 67-37 to the Lady Wildcats and 5928 to the Lady Tigers – both games played at the Tarpons’ gym in Galliano. The losses all-but assure the Lady Tarpons are out of the running for the Bayou District crown. But with playoff implications still present in the back-half of the district season, Stevens said she is stressing to her team the importance of finishing the season strong. “We are not down at all,” Stevens said. “We told the girls that from here on out, we need to play every game like it’s the last game of the season. Our team has heart and we will bounce back from this.” An inability to control the tempo is what plagued the Lady Tarpons in their tough week. Against Destrehan last Tuesday night, the Lady Wildcats used full court pressure and precision shooting to take a big lead and never look back. Destrehan led by double digits at halftime and ballooned the lead out of reach in the third quarter. Savannah LeBlanc led the Lady Tarpons in scoring with 13 points. Fallon Chiasson and Caroline Guilbeau each pitched in 10. Three days later against Thibodaux, the script started the same, as the Lady Tigers rolled to a ninepoint lead after the first quarter of play. But South Lafourche showed fight and took the lead in the second quarter before seeing Thibodaux make a run of its own to retake the lead at halftime. But the Lady Tarpons couldn’t carry their momentum into the second half and were blasted by the Lady Tigers. Thibodaux outscored South Lafourche by 24 points in the final 16 minutes of play – enough to make the fourth quarter a battle of the backups.

The Lady Tigers scored 18-straight points in a third quarter surge to put the game away for good. Stevens credited both Thibodaux and Destrehan for taking South Lafourche out of its rhythm in the two games. She said that in the future, the Lady Tarpons have to better control the tempo against quality foes. “Going forward, all we can do is make teams play our game, and we need to control the tempo of the game,” Stevens said. “We need to play the way we are capable of playing.” SL boys struggle, fall to Destrehan, Thibodaux The story was just about the same for the Tarpons’ boys – tempo. When South Lafourche played its pace, they had success against both Destrehan and Thibodaux – the opponents of the week. But it didn’t happen as often as coach Bryan Callais would have liked, as the Tarpons fell 51-42 to Destrehan on Tuesday and 6337 to Thibodaux on Friday night. Against Destrehan, missed opportunities plagued South Lafourche. The Tarpons pushed the game into the fourth quarter with the Wildcats holding a single digit lead. But a combination of missed free throws, missed layups and costly turnovers plagued South Lafourche’s attempt at a rally. The Tarpons had countless empty fourth quarter possessions in crunch time – opportunities that could have swung the game. But at the end of the day, the Wildcats carried the lead into the final minutes, then grew it to the final margin with free throws and timely rebounding. Against Thibodaux, the Tarpons looked prime to avenge that loss to Destrehan. South Lafourche controlled the clock and scoreboard in the first quarter en route to a 8-2 lead. But in the second quarter, the Tigers found back and pounded South Lafourche 22-4 to give Thibodaux a lead they would never relinquish in victory. Harvey led the Tarpons with 13 points in defeat. The Tarpons and Lady Tarpons will play road tilts this week against Hahnville on Tuesday and East St. John on Friday. Central boys win in sleet-altered week

The Central Lafourche boys stayed hot this week. The only thing that could cool off their winning streak was a dose of hard luck from Mother Nature. The Trojans pushed their district winning streak to three on Tuesday night, trouncing Terrebonne 73-47 in a home contest. Their scheduled Friday night game with Hahnville was moved to Monday night because of icy conditions in St. Charles Parish. The score for that game was unavailable at press-time. Central didn’t waste time pouring it onto the Tigers, pounding Terrebone 24-6 in the first quarter to grab firm control of the game from the get-go. After taking a 40-23 advantage into halftime, the Trojans further extended the lead to blowout status in the second half. Quade Williams led the Trojans in the rout with 17 points. But unfortunately for Central Lafourche, the boys’ win wasn’t part of a varsity sweep for the Trojans. In the girl’s game between Terrebonne and Central Lafourche, the Lady Tigers and Lady Trojans battled until the final whistle. But Terrebonne prevailed when the clock ticked to zero, scoring a 40-38 win. The loss drops Central Lafourche to 0-7 in district play.


Frozen Big Apple on menu for Broncos, Seahawks Wednesday, January 29, 2014 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — An icy wind made its way through the Meadowlands, cut across the Hudson River and into frigid Manhattan. Looks like Mother Nature is taking seriously the NFL’s slogan for the upcoming Super Bowl: Best Served Cold. One week before kickoff, on the day the Broncos and Seahawks arrived in the frozen Big Apple, Sunday brought a bit of a thaw. Temperatures actually reached the low 20s. Hardly balmy. Not that the guys who will take the field at MetLife Stadium have any complaints or concerns. They’d play this one on the New Jersey tundra or in Death Valley. “My team is excited,” Peyton Manning said after the Broncos’ flight landed in New Jersey. “We worked hard to earn this opportunity. We couldn’t be more excited. “We were excited getting on that plane and excited getting off that plane.” What the Broncos and Seahawks must understand is that the upcoming week is unlike anything else they experienced during the season. Or during any season. More media, for sure. A

BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

glaring spotlight on everything. Spending a week away from home. Practicing in another team’s facility: the Seahawks at the Giants’ complex across the parking lots from MetLife Stadium, the Broncos at the Jets’ place in Florham Park, about 30 minutes from the Meadowlands. Both coaches, Denver’s John Fox and Seattle’s Pete Carroll, expressed concern about the outdoor practice fields being covered with snow or frozen. Neither sounded eager about working indoors the entire week. Just another inconvenience that goes along with the Super Bowl, although the NFL said the outdoor fields will be available for practices. “Our mentality is strong,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “I think we know how to play in games like this. Hopefully we will be able to maintain that mentality that allows us to do the things we do.” Not one regular Seahawks player has been this far, giving Denver something of an edge in experience. The Broncos have four: receiver Wes Welker, tight end Jacob Tamme, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and

some quarterback named Peyton. Manning, of course, is the only current Bronco to have won a ring, with Indianapolis in 2007. He also lost the Super Bowl in 2010 to the Saints when he was with the Colts. “The Super Bowl is a big deal,” he said. “I know how hard it is to get here. I know the sacrifice the team made.” That they will sacrifice the comfort of playing in a dome, or in a warm climate, in this Super Bowl doesn’t seem to be fazing them a bit. Instead, the Broncos want to embrace the cold, the winds, the snow — and everything else that comes along this week in the first Super Bowl ever played outdoors in a cold-weather city. “We’d love to play in 70degree weather,” said Denver 15-year veteran cornerback Champ Bailey, who has reached his first title game. “But if you tell me it’s 20 degrees and I am playing in the Super Bowl, I’m going to take it.” Welker, who lost both of his trips to the Super Bowl with the Patriots before joining the Broncos this season as a free agent, fully understands the issues that can arise this week. See Superbowl Page 11-A



Wednesday, January 29, 2014 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE


Mobile Home & Property For Sale w/30x20 addition, 3 br, 3 ba, at 503 E. 2nd St., Larose. Asking $55,000. Call 985860-5375. _________________ Home For Sale: 142 W. 104th St., Cut Off. 2 story, 5 br, 3.5 ba, formal dining, kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, granite tile countertops, master suite w/granite shower, lg. upstairs playroom w/built in bookshelves & desks, 2 spacious upstairs br, w/jack & jill bath, huge laundry rm w/storage closet, home office area. House sits on lg. fenced corner lot. Working storm shutters. Security cameras & alarm system. Call 985-632-2727. _________________ House & Lot For Sale: 2 br, 1 ba, kitchen appl. included, storage shed at 133 Lefort Lane, Golden Meadow. Lot 58x176. Asking $40,000. Call 985-475-5629. _________________ House For Sale, E. 104th St. 2-3 br, 2 ba, could easily be divided into separate rentals. $78,000. Call 985-855-1866. _________________

House For Sale in Golden Meadow. 145 N. 2nd St., 3 br, 2 ba, 1400 sq ft, fenced in yard w/shed. Call 985696-6016 FMI. _________________ House For Sale By Owner: 337-5172341, 337-517-2340. Golden Meadow. 3 br, 2 ba., 1840 sq ft on piers, lot 146x120, carport, garage/workshop, municipal sewerage. NO owner financing, NO rent to own available. _________________ House For Sale: Recently renovated, 2 br, 1 ba, fenced in yard, front porch, all appl. included, some furn. (all under 2 yrs. old). Asking $49,985 at 20794 Hwy. 1, Golden Meadow. Call 985278-1933. _________________


165 Acres in Attala County, MS For Sale: Pine plantation with some hardwoods, live creek, food plots with shooting houses, lg. camphouse, equip. shed. Joins Natchez Trace Parkway. $2300 per acre. Call 662633-1969 or 662-8030763. _________________


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Trailer For Rent: $1200/mth, $900/dep. 3 br, 2 ba. Located on an acre of land in Valentine. Call 985227-1936. _________________ Peterson Living Rentals, LLC 985637-4133 18122 Hwy. 3235, Galliano, 3.3 miles south of Wal-Mart and 1/2 mile north of Days Inn Motel. Mobile Home & RV Park, New Laundromat & Convenience Store. Convenience store open Mon. - Sat. 8 am - 9 pm and laundry mat open 24/7. Try out new drop off laundry service and be one of our many satisfied customers. Lavanderia Nueva y Tienda Hispana. Se habla Espanol Camper Sales and Propane. Here from out of town and tired of paying high hotel prices and eating out all the time?â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Come be another satisfied customer. Starting at $150/wk with full kitchen and a yard so you can barbeque. Available Now: Campers, camper lots, bunk houses, 2BR cabins, 1 - 2 BR Mobile Homes. Day, week, month. _________________

~ Larose Mini Storage ~ Spaces Available Call 693-3700. _________________ Commercial Office /Retail Bldg. For Rent or Lease: Approx. 1300 sq ft in Cut Off. FMI call 985-6911367, leave message. _________________ House For Rent: Available Now! 2 br, 1 ba, stove & fridge, located at 120 E. 141st St., Galliano. Rent: $850/mth, Dep: $850. No pets, no smoking, w/d hook ups, central air/heat. Applications may be filled out at rental address. _________________ Lg. Trailer For Rent in Galliano area, 2 br, 2 ba, no pets, no smoking. $800/mth, $600/dep. Call 985278-8974. _________________ Homes For Rent in Galliano & Golden Meadow. Each are 2 br, no pets. $700/mth, $300/dep. Call 985475-6386. _________________ House For Rent: Victorian Charmer, 3 br, 1.5 ba, home on LA 1 in Larose. Lg. backyard, 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings, wood floors, $950/mth, $950/dep. Call 985691-1367 and leave message. _________________ Apts. For Rent: 1 & 2 br. Apts. in Cut Off & Galliano area. We pay water, total elec. 1 br$550/mth; 2 br$650/mth. Call 985-258-7510. Leave Message. _________________ 2BR Apt. For Rent in Gheens. 532-6755 _________________

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Trailer in Larose For Rent: 2 br, 2 ba, $750/mth, $750/dep.; Also 2 br, 1 ba, Apt. in Larose, $750/mth, $750/dep.; and a 2 br, 1 ba House in Lafourche Crossing, $800/mth, $800/dep. Call 985-537-3567. _________________ House For Rent: 2 br in Galliano, $950/mth; 3 br trailer in Larose, $950/mth; 2 br apt. in Golden Meadow, $750/mth. All include electricity, water & gas. Call 985-6352020 FMI and leave a message. Must be able to pass a background check. _________________ House For Rent: 5 br, 2.5 ba, 2 story house in Golden Meadow, right on Mardi Gras route. $ 1 5 0 0 / m t h , $1500/dep. Call 985691-1925. _________________ For Rent: 2 br, with w/d hookups in Lockport, 600 Barataria, #1 $650/mth, $650/dep.; Longville Apts. in Lockport, 1 br, $525/mth and 2 br, $625/mth; Galliano: efficiency apt. fully furn. & all utilities included, $550/mth. Call Shanell at 985876-4111 or 985-5809624. _________________ House For Rent in Raceland area. 1 br, 1 ba. Unfurnished except for a stove & frig. $550/mth, $550/damage dep. Call 985632-6549. Leave clear message & number to call or cell (985) 688-5036, no texting. _________________

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Houses For Rent: 2 br houses for rent. (1) in Galliano, $800/mth, $800/dep.; (1) in Golden Meadow, $650/mth, $650/dep. Call 985-691-1925. _________________ Duplex For Rent in Lockport area: $750/mth. Deposit $600/dep. 2 br, 1 ba, water pd. FMI call 985-677-0915. _________________ Small Trailer For Rent in Larose area. 1 br, 1 ba, w/d, furn., with covered deck, wheelchair ramp, utilities pd. $650/mth, $650/damage dep. Call 985-632-6549. Leave Clear Message & Number to call or cell (985) 688-5036, no texting. _________________ House For Rent in Galliano area. (1) 2 br and (1) 3 br house. Part. Furn., quiet neighborhood. No pets, no smoking. FMI call 475-7763 or 6377763. _________________ 2nd Floor Garage Apt. For Rent in Lockport: 2 br, water pd. $650/mth. plus deposit. No pets. Call 985-532-0139. _________________ Studio Cottage For Rent: Single person. All utilities pd., lawn service provided, private laundrymat on site. $600/mth, $300/dep. Call 6659618 or 693-3833 after 6 pm or 8593953. _________________ For Rent: 2 br, 1 ba, Golden Meadow area. $600/mth, $1000/dep. Call 985677-0516. _________________ Apt. For Rent: 1 br, in Golden Meadow, part. Furnished, electricity, water & sewer pd. Sm. kitchen w/appliances. $250/dep., $625/mth. Call 318349-8372 or 318-6584464. _________________


21 ft. Fantail Boat w/Trailer For Sale: No motor. Asking $1800. Call 985-2587792. _________________


Mayberry Sales & Service Also buys & repairs used washers / dryers / refrigerators & window A/Cs. Call 4757211. _________________ Four Wheelers For Sale: 2007 Honda Rincon TRX 680, asking $6000; 2012 Can Am 250, asking $4500; 2009 Can Am 90, asking $1500; and 2010 Wells Fargo 20 ft enclosed trailer w/awning, asking $6500. Call 214-7275822 or 469-3603050. _________________ Mardi Gras Beads For Sale: 1003 doz. med. or 83.5 gross, 185 doz. long or 15.5 gross, 18 doz. xx long or 1.5 gross. All packed by size & color. In sacks ready to go! $468. Contact Trudy at 985-4142594. _________________ New Crab Traps For Sale: $23 each. Call 693-3562. _________________ Electrical Wire For Sale: 30 ft of 4/0, s/o cord wire $22 per ft. Call Defelice Electric at 985-693-3700. _________________ White 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bed Cover For Sale: 4 yrs. old, presently on a Chevy Silverado. Asking $450 OBO. Call 985532-9614 or 337-2546473. _________________ Plastic Pallets For Sale: $10 ea. or $8 ea. for 15 or more. Call 985-693-7229 FMI. _________________

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MLS 113330: located on Hwy. 3235 in Galliano. The east side of the property measures 448 ft. of road frontage by 1400 ft. deep. The property is fenced and all cleared. Great location! $400,000.

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MLS 112971: Located down E. 90th St. in Galliano this 19 acre piece has 1200 ft. of frontage on E. 90th St. It is unrestricted, currently used as a hay pasture. $200,000.

MLS 102339: Located on West Main St. in Cut Off. 3,300 sqft. Great commercial location. Selling with video poker room. Reduced to $94,000.

MLS 108857: This property is located on Hwy. 308 near the new bridge in Larose. It has 3.3 acres and over a 1,000 ft. of road frontage, plenty of room for multiple businesses. This is one of the best locations available.


MLS 113721:â&#x20AC;&#x2C6; Old Rouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shopping Center located at 516 Justin, St. in Lockport. 17,940 sqft. plus cement parking lot and adjoining vacant land included. $345,000.

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Garage Sale: Thurs., Fri. & Sat., Jan. 30, 31 & Feb. 1 at 1305 Hyland Dr., Lockport. 7 am to 2 pm. Lots of everything. _________________ Yard Sale: Thurs. Feb. 1, 8 am till. 6 drawer dresser w/mirror, DVD players, hunters DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, misc., quality items at 185 D E. 59th St., Cut Off. Call 985-258-5773. _________________


Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Environmental Cont., Inc. has immediate openings for Class A CDL Drivers, X-Endorsement & Hasmat required. Offering $23.50 / hr., overtime over 40 hours. Must submit to drug screen. Apply in person at 15344 Hwy. 3235, Cut Off, between the hrs. of 9 am and 2 pm. _________________ Galliano Waste Disposal is in need of a full-time or part-time CDL driver and also a part-time mechanic. Call 632-6200

Bartending Position Available. Apply in person at Finâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar, 27900 Hwy. 1, Fourchon. Mon. thru Fri. from 3 to 5 pm. No phone calls. _________________ Coastal Janitorial Services Now Hiring Positions. 5 days a week. Call 632-5791. _________________

Help Wanted, CDL Driver w/hazmat for 18 wheeler. 30% pay. Bonus available. 985665-2524. _________________

Southern Home Furnishings now taking applications for Delivery Driver/Warehouse Person. Must have a clean driving record, over 21 yrs. old, able to life & move furniture. Apply at 14814 W. Main St. _________________ Now Hiring! Full time Breakfast Worker needed. Applicants must be reliable and willing to work. Please apply in person at Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 265 Hwy. 3162. No phone calls please. _________________ Odyssea Marine, Inc. seeking Crew Driver/Warehouse Assistant. The driver/warehouse position is responsible for delivering crews & supplies to various ports between Alabama & Texas. Must have valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, clean driving record and TWIC. Additional duties include assisting with various warehouse and yard activity. Exp. is preferred. Position in Larose. If int., submit resume to: Odyssea Marine, Inc., ATTN: Human Resources, Driver Position, 11864 Hwy. 308, Larose, LA 70373 or fax resume to 985-693-5695. EOE H/V. _________________ Blanchard Cont. Inc. is hiring Certified Pipe Welders, Welder Fitters, Crane Operators, Mechanic & Riggers, 401K, short/long term disability, health, dental & life ins. Pd. vacation & safety bonus. Apply in person at 15444 Hwy. 3235, Cut Off. _________________

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Tankerman Deckhands

Must have TWIC Card Email application to or apply in person at 129 West 163rd St. Galliano, LA 70354 CROSBY TUGS LLC Accepting Applications for


Crosby Tugs is seeking a Night Dispatcher who is self-motivated and reliable. This position will perform the following duties: â&#x20AC;˘ Answers all incoming calls at night â&#x20AC;˘ Assist with crew changes â&#x20AC;˘ 1800 and 2400 traffic calls for all inshore and offshore vessels â&#x20AC;˘ Line up vessels on new jobs or new orders for ongoing jobs â&#x20AC;˘ Receives written or oral customer requests for services â&#x20AC;˘ Reviews weather data and navigation charts and estimates time required to perform requested services â&#x20AC;˘ Notifies Tugboat Captain by radiotelephone of order changes â&#x20AC;˘ Dispatches maintenance crews to vessels in response to requests from Captain

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

Now Hiring

Licensed Engineers for work on 335’ Class DP Lift Boat

14 on / 14 off Schedule Competitive Pay Full Benefit Package

17751 Hwy 3235 Galliano, LA 985-325-7157

Currently Accepting Applications For

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Benefits Include 401-K, Health, Dental, Life, Vision and Disability Insurance Apply in person at the Fourchon Office 106th 9th Street Golden Meadow, LA 70357 985-601-4907 E.O.E M/F/H/V

Certified Registered Technician needed at Clinic Drug Store Mon.-Fri. Apply at 110 S. Bayou Dr., Golden Meadow or call Sue at 985-4757777. _________________

Shift Manager Needed Apply today. Great opportunity. Come partner up with a company that is ranked in the top 20, in the nation, in its industry & is established over 30 yrs. Looking for highly motivated people to join a local retail chain. Exp. in the retail sector a must. Pay $10/hr. plus, 401K, profit sharing, pd. vacations. Fax resumes to 337-898-1543. _________________


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Joe’s Septic Cont., Inc. is now hiring CDL & Non-CDL Drivers & Helpers. Must submit to drug screen. Insurance and retirement plan offered. Apply in person at 15344 Hwy. 3235, Cut Off. _________________ Blanchard Cont., Inc. is hiring an exp. tug boat captain with a towing endorsement. Full benefits included. Apply in person at 15444 Hwy. 3235, Cut Off. _________________

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Now Hiring For Multiple Positions Oil Change Person, Mechanic’s Helper & Mechanic

Apply in person at 13161 Hwy. 3235 in Larose. No phone calls please.

Bollinger Fourchon is expanding its operations to a NEW 50 acre facility with state of the art equipment.

Exciting opportunities are now available to join our winning team!

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VIRGINIA CHERAMIE Virginia C. “Feyou” Cheramie, 88, a native and resident of Galliano, born November 7, 1925 died January 26, 2014. Visitation was held at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until funeral time. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. with burial in Cheramie Cemetery. She is survived by her sister, Eula Small; her three daughters, Diana Williams, Lou Ann Gaspard and husband L.J. and Hazel Gaspard and husband Jeffrey; grandchildren, Henry, Jr., Stacy, Jenny, Eddie, Cliff, Troy, Kim, Carrie, Lee, Angela, Aaron; 22 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter Cheramie, Sr. and Alphonsine Toups Cheramie; brothers Walter Cheramie, Jr. and Florenz “Broad” Cheramie; husband, Cliff Cheramie; daughter, Helen Cheramie Dugas; granddaughter, Mary Dugas. Falgout Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. ___________________


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RONALD GUDRY, JR. Ronald J. “Ronnie” Guidry, Jr., 64, a native of Galliano and resident of Cut Off passed away on Friday January 24, 2014. Visitation was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Monday, January 27 from 10 a.m. until funeral time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. with burial in the church cemetery. He was survived by his loving and caring wife of 45 years, Bonnie Duet Guidry. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald J. Guidry, Sr.; mother, Eusta Pitre Guidry; fatherin-law, Linton “Do” Duet; mother-inlaw, Eva Duet; daughter, Raquel Guidry; brother, Dale Guidry. Ronnie was a very spiritual and kind hearted individual. Samart-Mothe Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Rule changes tighten reverse mortgage eligibility Wednesday, January 29, 2014 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

By Jason Alderman Financial Columnist

Reverse mortgages have become increasingly popular in recent years, as cashstrapped seniors seek ways to keep pace with rising expenses â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not to mention cope with the pummeling their retirement savings took during the Great Recession. But the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) noticed that borrowers increasingly have been opting to withdraw most or all of their home equity at closing, leaving little or nothing for future needs. Consequently, by mid2012 nearly 10 percent of reverse mortgage holders were in default and at risk of foreclosure because they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay their taxes and insurance. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why Congress authorized HUD to tighten

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The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty. JANUARY 23, 2014 Lafourche Parish Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office Donnie Barbo, 36, 284 Lakelong Dr., Houma. DAB with child endangerment. Rondell Sandolph, 38, 512 Kennedy St., Ama. Contempt (2 cts). Gabriel Daniondran, 19, 737 St. Louis St., Raceland. Possession drug para., illegal carrying of weapon with cds, pwitd of marijuana. Samuel Johnson, 21, 461 Market St., Raceland. Contempt. Timothy Stewart, 23, 5228 N. Bayou Black Dr., Gibson. Contempt (2 cts). Tommy A. Ford, 56, 215 Kelly Drive, Houma. Simple criminal damage to property. Steven W. Matherne, 26, 1736 Lacroix Dr., Houma. Aggravated 2nd degree battery. Marcel McCormick, 42, 306 W. 41st St., Cut Off. Theft (felony), simple battery (2 cts). Glen Thompkins, 38, 552 Ayo St., Raceland. Distribution/manuf. crack cocaine. Pachen Canty, 33, 581 St. Louis St., Raceland. Aggravated battery w/dangerous weapon (felony), simple criminal damage to property (felony). James Ingram, Jr., 31, 561 Dantin St., Raceland. Distribution/manuf. crack cocaine. Travis Washington, 24, 771 St. Louis St., Raceland. Distribution/manuf. of crack cocaine (2 cts). Erica Clement, 42, 748 St. Phillip St., Raceland. Cruelty to the infirmed, criminal abandonment. Billy R. Pate, 44, 127 St. Louis St., Raceland. DTP-appearing in an intoxicated condition. Lockport Police Department Robbie Terrebonne, 28, 130 Louis St., Larose. Contempt of court.

FHA reverse mortgage requirements in order to: encourage homeowners to tap their equity more slowly; better ensure that borrowers can afford their loanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fees and other financial obligations; and strengthen the mortgage insurance fund from which loans are drawn. Here are the key changes: Most reverse mortgage borrowers can now withdraw no more than 60 percent of their total loan during the first year. Previously, borrowers could tap the entire amount on day one â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a recipe for future financial disaster for those with limited means. The first-year limit may be waived for certain homeowners whose â&#x20AC;&#x153;mandatory obligationsâ&#x20AC;? (e.g., upfront insurance premiums, loan origination fees, delinquent federal debt, etc.) exceed the

60 percent amount; but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to pay a higher upfront mortgage insurance premium â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2.5 percent of the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appraised value instead of the normal 0.5 percent. (Note: Credit card debt isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t considered a mandatory obligation, so those with significant credit card debt may not be able to withdraw enough to pay off their debt.) Generally, borrowers can take the money either as a lump sum at closing (with a fixed-rate loan), or as an ongoing line of credit or monthly payments (adjustable rate loan). However, lump-sum payments are now subject to the 60 percent mandatory obligations test, so to withdraw more than that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to go the line-of-credit route, at least for the first year; after that, you can tap the remaining balance if you wish.

JANUARY 24, 2014 Thibodaux Police Department Brian K. Pollard, 32, 17854 W. Main St., Galliano. Contempt of court (4 cts). Vernecia, 23, 601 Liberty St., Houma. Fugitive for 32nd judicial district. Corey Clement, 30, 725 Aragon Dr., Montegut. Fugitive. Tylon Fleanders, 22, 2350 Park Place, Gretna. 2nd degree battery (felony), simple criminal damage to property (felony), resisting an officer, theft of goods, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Lafourche Parish Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office Chelsy Bourgeois, 20, 607 Poplar St., Thibodaux. Unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling (felony), home invasion (felony). Ellen Martin, 40, 3528 Hwy. 308, Napoleonville. Expired drivers license, DWI 1st, careless operation. Kim Kimbrell, 53, 111 Marie Louise St., Houma. Issuing worthless checks. JANUARY 25, 2013 Thibodaux Police Department Ruben Lagarde, 26, 2108 Hwy. 1, Raceland. DWI 2nd. Eric Joseph, 49, 385 Triple Oaks Dr., Raceland. Theft of goods, poss. of marijuana (1st offense), poss. of alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle. Lafourche Parish Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office Alvin Mason, 53, 8102 LA 1, Lockport. Issuing worthless checks (open charge warrant). Daisy Bellanger, 21, 688 Greenville St., Raceland. Contempt of court. Luke Gautreaux, 27, 672 Hwy. 308, Thibodaux. Contempt of court (3 cts). Thomas Thibodeaux, 30, 223 Shady Oaks Court, Houma. Unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, simple criminal damage to property. JANUARY 26, 2014 Lafourche Parish Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office Jamie Louviere, 29, 160 W. 177th St., Galliano. Resisting an officer, disturbing the peace-appearing in an intoxicated condition.

Coy Hodges, 32, 125 Jana Beth St., Houma. Possession with intent to dist. suboxone, poss. of cocaine less than 28 grams (felony), contempt of court. Jade Oneal, 27, 170 E. 59th St., Cut Off. Illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities-weapons law violation, 2nd degree battery (felony), domestic abuse battery involving strangulation (felony). Marietta Byerly, 42, 203 Cypress Dr, Des Allemands. Contempt of court. Talance White, 28, 2108 S. Barbier, Thibodaux. Contempt of court. Desmond Hawthorne, 39, 2127 Audubon Ave., Apt. 45, Thibodaux. Domestic abuse battery. GRAND ISLE ARRESTS January 5, 2014 Ocie Blackburn, Jr., 50, 433 Franklin St., Mandeville. St. Tammany Parish warrant (2 cts), contempt of court. January 6, 2014

Under previous rules, almost anyone with sizeable home equity could take out a reverse mortgage. Now, potential borrowers must undergo a detailed financial assessment to ensure theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to meet future tax and insurance obligations. Lenders are required to review the borrowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s credit history. They also must analyze all income from earnings, pensions, IRAs, 401(k) plans or Social Security, and weigh it against the borrowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely living expenses, including other outstanding debts. Those who come up short (i.e., are more likely to default) may be required to set aside money from their reverse mortgage to cover future obligations â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thereby lowering the amount of equity theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be able to tap. The new regulations also reduce the maximum amount of home equity that can be borrowed against â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 to 15 percent less than before, on average. GenerNorman P. Levine, Jr., 47, 808 Schlessinger St., Abbeville. St. Charles Parish warrant, suspended driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. January 7, 2014 Rhea Marullo, 40, 110 Grand Isle Parkway, Grand Isle. Simple criminal damage to property. Michael Quinn, 51, Barthelemy Lane, Grand Isle. Grand Isle warrant (2 cts), contempt of court. January 13, 2014 Michael Quinn, 51, P.O. Box 705, Grand Isle. Suspended license, no insurance, resisting an officer. January 14, 2014 Kenneth Vanderberg, 59, 122 Smith Lane, Grand Isle. Disturbing the peace by intoxication. January 17, 2014 Erick Lopez, 20, P.O. Box 498, Grand Isle. Grand Isle warrant, contempt of court (2 cts).


ally, the older you are, the more equity you have and the lower the interest rate, the more youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to borrow. Note: The age component of this calculation is based on the youngest party listed on the loan. Because reverse mortgages are so complicated, potential borrowers are required to consult an HUDapproved counselor before being allowed to apply. Do preliminary research at

helpful sites sponsored by HUD (, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ( and AARP ( Also check with an accountant, financial planner or lawyer specializing in elder law to make sure a reverse mortgage is right for you.

Jason Alderman directs Visaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter:www.twitter .com/PracticalMoney.

Pictured is Mr. and Miss South Lafourche High School for the last school year 2012-2013. Treavon Evans and Katelyn Reding were nominated by faculty among 8 other students. Their student body then voted on their choice for Mr. and Miss South Lafourche. Treavon is currently in his second semester at Nicholls State University on a football scholarship. He is pursuing degrees in both safety technology and petroleum services. Katelyn is also in her second semester at LSU and is a member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority, nick named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tri Deltaâ&#x20AC;?. She is pursuing a degree in dental hygiene.


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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, along with Coastal Conservation AssociationLouisiana, Audubon Nature Institute, and Louisiana Sea Grant, will host the 2014 Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo on Saturday, February 15 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at Toby Voisin’s oyster dock located at the end of Hwy. 315 in Dularge. The Derelict Crap Trap Removal Program was initiated by LDWF in 2004 to remove the old and abandoned crab traps. The volunteer-based program is funded through commercial fishermen gear fees and since its inception has disposed of more than 22,000 derelict crab traps. Volunteers are encouraged to participate and are needed to assist with dockside activities such as unloading and stacking traps. The greatest need is for volunteer boat owners to help maximize trap collection. Volunteers willing to participate can view information and pre-register at /crabtraps/volunteers .htm. Volunteer boat owners interested in donating and operating their boat should contact Jennifer Thomas at or (225) 763-3541. All volunteers receive a complimentary lunch, gift, and are entered into a raffle for a chance to win fishing and outdoor prizes. LDWF representatives and partners will be available at Toby Voisin’s oyster dock beginning at 8:30 a.m. to distribute instructions, maps, and supplies to volunteers, assist with unloading the traps, and document the number of traps removed.

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He and Manning, in particular, have counseled teammates on those pitfalls. “It’s knowing what to expect, trying to get rid of all the nonsense that goes with the Super Bowl,” Welker said. The Seahawks certainly didn’t find their send-off in Seattle to be nonsensical, even if it got a little “extraordinary,” as Carroll dubbed it. “At the airport, what usually takes us about one minute to get through took 20 minutes,” defensive end Cliff Avril said about the “thousands and thousands” of fans lining the bus route. “They were pretty close and we were hitting the windows inside. It was a blast.” That’s a lot of 12th Men saluting their team. “The 12s were out there in full force,” Carroll said. “The bus could go 2 miles per hour because they kind of scurried into the streets. They were not just waving, but jumping up and down and going crazy. It was kind of collegiate-like.” On Monday, with the long travel out of the way and the introductory news conferences behind them, each team gets down to the main strokes. They can’t wait. “I don’t believe in such a thing called distractions,” Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard said. “This is the moment we have got to be in. It’s what you wanted your whole life.”

In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled for February 22nd. In order to conduct the clean-ups, licensed crab fishermen will receive a notice informing them that they must remove their crab traps from within the closure area during the closure period, and all remaining crab traps will be considered abandoned and may be removed by agency personnel or volunteers.

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The Greater Lafourche Port Commission desires to hire a design firm with experience in designing/engineering additional video cameras/wireless network nodes for current CCTV system. The GLPC has received Federal funding for the design/engineering of additional video cameras/wireless network nodes to add to existing system. Sealed Proposals will be received by the Greater Lafourche Port Commission at their Office located at 16829 East Main Street, Galliano, Louisiana 70354 until 2:00 p.m. local time, February 10, 2014, at which time they will be publicly opened. Proposals received after the above-specified time will not be considered. Proposals must be submitted on forms provided by the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.   The Request for Qualifications will be available online at and at the following locations: Greater Lafourche Port Commission, 16829 East Main / P.O. Box 490, Galliano, LA 70354, 985-632-6701. The Greater Lafourche Port Commission reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, waive informalities, and to make awards as the Greater Lafourche Port Commission Board might elect. GREATER LAFOURCHE PORT COMMISSION Chett C. Chiasson Executive Director 1/15/14 1/29/14 2/5/14


The Board of Commissioners of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission met in regular session on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the Administration Building 16829 East Main Street, Galliano, LA. President Gisclair called the meeting to order and Secretary Cheramie called roll. ATTENDED: Chuckie Cheramie, Perry Gisclair, Kris Gaudet, Wilbert Collins, Larry Griffin, John Melancon Jr., and Ervin Bruce ABSENT: Donald Vizier and Jimmy Guidry Upon motion by Melancon and second by Collins, the board unanimously approved the minutes for November 14, 2013 regular meeting. Executive Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Report Northern Expansion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Engineer John Plaisance reported that Johnson Bros was issued a notice of procurement to order materials and begin the test pile program for the Northern Expansion Slip C Bulkhead project. The contractor is completing the access roads and will be starting the test pile program. Engineer Joe Picciola reported that LA Contracting has completed the drainage work for the Adam â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tedâ&#x20AC;? Gisclair Road Asphalt project. They are scheduled to bring in asphalt next week and should be complete by the end of this year. Airport Projects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Airport Manager Joe Wheeler reported that E.P. Breaux Electrical is ordering materials for the Glide Slope project. The generators that were funded by DOTD have been received and in storage waiting installation

of the glide slope. The Omni-Directional Approach Lighting System (ODALS) bid opening is postponed until January 10th. We have received some information from the Corps today stating that the Corps Engineering Dept. is reviewing our questions and should be done by December 18th. The Airport Master Plan Update is in the final stages. The final graphics should be complete by next week. Wheeler reported that there were 2071 aircraft operations for the month of November. FEMA Projects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Executive Director Chett Chiasson stated that he found out yesterday that the press and State will be visiting the Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Caminada Headlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project today. Engineer Joe Picciola reported that the final change order for the Beach Repair project is later on agenda for the additional sand and rock dike of $345,058.73. The substantial completion certificate has been recorded and is currently in the lien period which ends in January. Port Security and Grant Projects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Davie Breaux reported that the Lincoln Builders has a few punch list items to complete the Multi-Agency EOC. April Danos reported that the proposals for the TWIC Implementation will be received on December 17th. Other Port Projects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; William Evans reported that he submitted some comments for Chiasson and Breaux to review for the Assumption of Maintenance Study. Once the comments are finalized, they will be forwarded to the Corps on how to proceed. Engineer John Plaisance reported that the Storm Harbor Marina is currently being advertised with the bid opening scheduled on January 7th. Update on LA 1 Projects â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Steve Glascock with DOTD addressed the board. He reported that the toll collections have been manned since the summer months which solved the congestion and backup situation. The toll booth will be manned every day from 5AM - 8PM. They are working on increasing the usage of the ATPM by more payment options with possibly a single trip option. The collections show that we had a very good summer with the traffic numbers up and transactions increased. The 2013 traffic volume is up 5% to 10% increase from 2012. From the tolls collected, compared to the expected revenue we were able to close the gap significantly. DOTD is now at 95% collection rate which exceeds industry standards. We had an issue come up in processing old violations prior to the ATPM and improvements made regarding the backlog of images. There are roughly 300,000 backlog images that are being reviewed and processed. One issue that was found that there were a significant number of violations issued during the time of the kiosk machines which a person may have paid at the machine but the system did not recognize payment. Therefore, we have to review these 70,000 images manually. These violations should be completed soon. Some operational improvements made are we started to mail out account notifications of low balances and negative balances. Also implemented legislative actions, Act 206 which will reduce the number of late notices from 3 to 1 notice. This will also reduce the late fees due to the hearings that occur once a month. Future improvements are to update technology to cheaper reader tags which would be a strip that fits on the windshield. DOTD is also pursuing to repair all the electronic message signs and tracking cameras which should be done in phases over the next 3-6 months. Cheramie stated that he has a violation and he has the sticker to pass. The violation does not have a photo or the license plate on it and wants to know how this can even be issued to anyone. Mr. Glascock replied that it is something they are working on and in fact these old

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violations included several of those. Cheramie stated that this is back in February. The violation has no photo or plate and shows passing thru gate 1 and gate 2 at same time. Mr. Glascock replied that is part of our review folks receiving invoices with no photo. What he will do is take his information to get that resolved. Griffin stated that he had 2 tickets came back from 2010 and he went to the customer service center and the person checked that there were funds in the account the ticket was mistakenly sent so it was all resolved. Glascock stated that the website is the best place to find information on hearings and the customer service center is open to help resolve issues. Committee Reports Executive Committee - The committee met on November 21, 2013 at the Administration Building in Galliano. Present was Gisclair, Griffin, Cheramie, and Melancon. They also met on December 9, 2013 at the Administration Building in Galliano with all present. Upon motion by Melancon and second by Gaudet, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the request from HOS Port, LLC to amend the mooring dolphin lease to add 3 dolphins in Flotation Canal #13, #14, #15 and remove dolphins #3 & #4 in Bayou Lafourche. Chiasson stated that we will consolidate all of HOS Portâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leased dolphins #1 to #15 and the only dolphins that will be available are #3 and #4 in Bayou Lafourche. Upon motion by Bruce and second by Cheramie, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the request from Guidry Bros to lease 3 mooring dolphins in Flotation Canal and consolidate all 12 mooring dolphins from #16 to #27. Upon motion by Collins and second by Griffin, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the amendment of leases GLF414 Expert Riser Solutions and GLF199-A M.A.I., Inc. in regards to the environmental insurance coverage. Port Attorney Autin stated that as part of the new insurance requirement to carry Environmental Impairment Liability that protects us and the tenant from pollution will be removed since nothing on site can cause any type of pollution under this coverage. He stated that in the future when negotiating leases if agreed to not have anything on the property that could cause pollution we will remove the requirement at that time. Upon motion by Cheramie and second by Collins, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved naming the new road east of Slip C the Minor Cheramie Sr. Road. Upon motion by Griffin and second by Collins, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the request from American Integration Contractors to lease one office of 210 sq. ft. at the Port Complex for $340 per month. Permits & Waterways Committee - The committee met on November 21, 2013 at the Administration Building in Galliano. Present was Chairman Cheramie, Gisclair, Collins, and Griffin. They also met on December 9, 2013 at the Administration Building in Galliano with all present. Chairman Cheramie presented for the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s review the permit applications from Lafourche Parish Government; Shoreline Southeast, LLC; Aspect Energy, LLC; Shell Pipeline Co.; and Bollinger Fourchon. Cheramie requested that a letter be sent to Shoreline Southeast concerning the prop washing. Construction & Development Committee - The committee met on November 21, 2013 at the Administration Building in Galliano. Present was Chairman Bruce, Gisclair, Griffin, with Vizier absent. They also met on December 9, 2013 at the Administration Building in Galliano with Vizier absent. Upon motion by Bruce and second by Melancon, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved Change Order No. 3 an increase of $345,058.73 from Hampâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Construction for the Fourchon Beach Repair project. Finance Committee - The committee met on November 21, 2013 at the Administration Building in Galliano. Present was Chairman Melancon, Gisclair, Gaudet, with Guidry absent. They also met on December 9, 2013 at the Administration Building in Galliano with Guidry absent. Upon motion by Melancon and second by Bruce, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved payment of November invoices and recognized expenditures over $10,000. Upon motion by Melancon and second by Gaudet, with no public comment the board unanimously approved the November 2013 Financial Statements. Chairman Melancon presented for the boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consideration approving the 2014 Budget. Chiasson stated that the public hearing for the budget was held on Monday. Finance Director James Rome went over the major budget items. The anticipated revenue of

$26,064,784 is a 2.1% increase from 2013. The revenues typically have grown at a higher percentage (6.8%) in the past, but we are not budgeting for any new bulkhead in 2014 and in addition in 2014 we will have 4 leases finishing the advanced improvement revenues which accounts for $1.2 million not being recognized. Chiasson then reported on the major capital construction items as the construction of 2600 LF of bulkhead in Slip C with the associated dredging of $18.2 million and building 18 mooring dolphins of $1 million. He reported on the seaport asset purchase of a new marsh buggy pontoon excavator of $560,000. He stated that the current excavator is 10 years old. He stated by estimating the cost comparison of this purchase we can save approximately $400,000 for one dredging project by having our own excavator. It pays for itself. The old excavator will be put up for surplus sale. Chiasson reported on other projects the Highway Embankment Stabilization of $200,000, Bayou Cleanup of $200,000, Seaport Master Plan $350,000, Seaport Deep Draft Feasibility Study of $1.5 million, Storm Harbor Marina of $1.5 million, Nerby Collins Marina Wooden Bulkhead Replacement of $675,000, and the Public Boat Launch

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Upon motion by Melancon and second by Griffin, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved updating South Lafourche Bank authorization for certificates of deposit to include Executive Director Chiasson and Finance Director Rome. Upon motion by Melancon and second by Bruce, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the out of state travel requests from Chett Chiasson and Commissions to be determined (TBD) to attend the AAPA Spring Conference in Washington DC on March 23rd; Chett Chiasson and Commissioners TBD to attend the 2014 NOIA Annual Meetings in Washington DC on April 9th; and Chett Chiasson and Chuckie Cheramie to attend the LA Alive in Washington DC on February 19th. The Commissioners then wished each and every one a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Upon motion by Cheramie and second by Griffin, the board adjourned the board meeting. ATTEST: Harris â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chuckieâ&#x20AC;? Cheramie, Jr., Secretary Perry Gisclair, President 1/22/14

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Corner Bulkhead Repair of $250,000. He then reported we do have several Port Security Grant projects totaling $3 million which will be mostly funded of $2.3 million by Dept. of Homeland Security. He stated that the projects going on at the Airport are the Ramp Expansion of $3.3 million and we will be doing the engineering services for a new Terminal Building of $333,000 hopefully constructed in 2015. The total 2014 budget is $70,711,946.00 which includes capital construction of $42,093,619 recommend approval. Upon motion by Cheramie to approve the 2014 Budget which was second by Melancon, the floor was open to discussion. Griffin stated that the budget is less than last year, which Chiasson replied yes it is down $10 million which is due to the projected Slip C bulkhead cost compared to the actual bids. Gisclair said that this is a very aggressive budget and for the first time doing $16 million of bulkhead. We are moving forward and wish the people would take the time to see exactly what we have at Port Fourchon and the Airport. He is proud of the budget and proud of the people who put it together. The board then voted to approve the 2014 Budget of $70,711,946 which resulted in all yeas.







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