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Cuts to TOPS proposed in higher education review

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s top higher education policymaking board is weighing proposals to cut TOPS payments, consolidate campus administrative functions and give more tuition-raising authority to school governW ing boards. The recommendations are included in a draft report released Monday by Board of Regents staff. Those ideas come in response to a 2016 state law sponsored by Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell, requiring the board to conduct a “comprehensive review” of Louisiana’s higher education structure. See TOPS Page 3-A

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A year-old unpaid “gentleman’s agreement” between former Parish President Charlotte Randolph and the t South Lafourche Levee District for levee work will V be paid if S MATHEWS • GHEENS • LOCKPORT • VALENTINE“emergency” • LAROSE the Council votes favorably, said PresC • GALLIANO • GOLDEN MEADOW • LEEVILLE • GRAND ISLE ident Jimmy Cantrelle at Tuesday’s Council meeting. The agreement was that SLLD would undertake improvements to the Yankee Canal levee and the parish would reimburse the levee district. The work on the levee was necessitated by the deplorable condition of the levee and by flooding conditions during a rain event around Christmas 2015. Parish employees and residents spent Christmas Eve sandbagging as water threatened to overtop the old levee at E. 179th Street in East Golden Meadow. Staff photo District 9 Councilman Daniel Lorraine says that “in good faith” SLLD Whether poised along a bayouside or cruising the coastline, the Great Blue Heron is a majestic

sight. This stately bird with its subtle blue-gray plumage often stands motionless as it scans for prey or wades belly deep with long, deliberate steps. They may move slowly, but Great Blue Herons can strike like lightning to grab a fish like this one did as it was spotted along the banks of Bayou Lafourche in Larose.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is delaying tax refunds for more than 40 million low-income families this year as the agency steps up efforts to fight identity theft and fraud. The delays will affect families claiming the earned income tax credit and the additional child tax credit. These tax breaks are geared to benefit the working poor, and many families claim both. “For most of these people it’s the biggest check they are going to get all year,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We are sensitive to that.” The tax filing season starts Jan. 23. But a new law requires the IRS to delay tax refunds for

p e o p l e claiming these credits until Feb. 15. Processing times will delay most of the refunds until the end of February, Koskinen said. The delay is designed to give the agency more time to screen the returns for fraud. The IRS estimates that it issued $3.1 billion in fraudulent tax refunds to identity thieves in 2014. The year before, the agency says, it paid out $5.8 billion in fraudulent refunds. Over those two years, the IRS says it blocked nearly $47 billion in fraudulent refunds.

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Preliminary plans for one of the future enhancements to the Morganza to the Gulf Levee system - the Grand Bayou Floodgate Structure - were unveiled at the South Lafourche Levee District’s January 9 public meeting in Galliano. The floodgate, designed to hold back rising waters during a hurricane event and costing $21.9 million, will cross Grand Bayou in the Larose/Cut Off area just west of Apache Farm, also known as Paul Dufrene Farm. CB&I, an engineering and design firm from Houma, offered three ideas for the gate on Monday, recommending a 134-ft. barge gate similar in operation to pontoon bridges. Although Grand Bayou in that area is

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primarily a recreational-use waterway, the 134-ft. opening would improve water flow while allowing marsh accessible vessels to pass through its gate. “The sizing of the structure will allow more fresh water to go to the Terrebonne/Lafourche estuaries, something that’s been requested for years,” said SLLD General Manager Windell Curole. CB&I design engineer Mike D’Angelo outlined the plan for the barge gate, a 146-ft. long by 40-ft. wide by 30-ft. high structure which he said is the same type structure used in other similar projects in Terrebonne Parish. This structure was chosen over two other designs for its ease of operation and maintenance, said D’Angelo.

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10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help with applications for Medicaid. The Hope Center is located at 18100 East Main Street in Galliano, the former State Bank Building.

Baseball registration to be held Jan. 17, 24

The Larose-Cut Off recreational baseball league is accepting online registration for the upcoming 2017 Spring Baseball Season for all youth ages 5-15. Registration is $50 per child, with a $5 discount per sibling. Any youth from Raceland to Grand Isle is welcomed. Registration will be held on Tuesdays, January 17 and 24 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the concession stand next to the Larose ball field. Team drafting will take place at the end of January. Questions about registration should be directed to Blaine Curole at (985) 6963592.

French group to meet Jan. 17 at SL Library

The South Lafourche Public Library will host a meeting on Tuesday, January 17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., focusing on “La Table Francaise”, a two-hour meeting held in French, dedicated to the preservation of the Cajun culture. This month’s meeting will feature a presentation on the Guidrys’ and Rogers’ families and how they arrived to the area.

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Alcohol Ed. program to be held Jan. 21

The Bayou Council Behavioral Health Services is sponsoring an Alcohol Education Program, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 21. This is a 4hour class for offenders receiving citations for possession, purchase or consumption of alcohol under the age of 21. To enroll into class, please report to Bayou Council Behavioral Health Services, 504 St. Lois St., Thibodaux with court paperwork/ citation, picture ID and $50 (money orders only). Hours of enrollment are Monday to Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call Bayou Council at 985446-0643.

Old LA 1 bridge ramp to close Jan. 21, 25

The South Connector Bridge Ramp from the JCT LA 1 (Mainline Bridge) to JCT “Old LA 1” in Leeville, LA will be closed to vehicular traffic from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on January 21 and January 25. The purpose for these two closures is to allow Lafourche Parish Fire District No. 3 personnel to conduct training exercises. Alternate route around this bridge ramp closure is as follows: LA 1 (Mainline Bridge) south to JCT LA 3090; north on “Old LA 1” DOTD and the Lafourche Parish Fire District No. 3 appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution in the vicinity of the closure site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Raffle to benefit local child with cancer

Raffle tickets are being sold to raise funds for oneyear-old cancer patient Jace Guidry, son of Aaron Guidry and Shannon David. For a $20 donation, the ticket will be entered into an auction for a gun. Drawing dates will be on January 16 and 23. Tickets are being sold at Tom’s Texaco, AM Supply, Moran’s Convenience Store, Cajun Pecan House and Renovations.

Lunch benefit slated for child with cancer

A plate lunch fundraiser to benefit Keith Pitre, son of Otis (Opie) Jr. and Reanna Pitre will be held on Friday, January 27. Keith is currently at St. Jude’s Hospital for a bone marrow transplant because his Leukemia has returned. For a $10 donation, the plate lunch will include fried fish, jambalaya, bread and dessert. Pick ups can be made at the Storage Depot (old A1 building) at 16854 West Main St. in Galliano between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Delivery available for orders of five or more from G.M. Floodgates to North Larose Elementary. Contact Jamie Kiger at 258-7464 to purchase tickets. Deadline is January 23 for orders.

Masquerade fundraiser slated for February 11

The Holy Savior parent/teacher committee is hosting its first Mardi Gras Masquerade fundraiser on  Saturday, February 11 from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Royal Villa reception hall in Raceland. The event will feature music, food, an open bar (age 18 allowed for entry, 21 to drink) and a silent and live auction. Attire is dressy (mask optional).   Tickets are $50 through  January 23 and $65 afterwards, and can be purchased through Holy Savior Catholic School. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, contact Holy Savior School  (985-532-2536) or Bonnie Matassa  (985-5320113).

Energy assistance apps now being accepted

The Lafourche Parish Council Office of Community Action is now accepting applications for Low Income Home Energy Program (LIHEAP). Applications will be taken Tuesdays and Thursday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants must provide the following information: proof of income for 2017 (award letter and/or last 4 check stubs), driver’s license or ID card, social security cards for everyone in the household. Applicants must have proper documentation. Any questions, please contact the Thibodaux Outreach Office, 2535 Veterans Blvd., 985-446-6731; Galliano Outreach Office, 16241 E. Main St. Suite 13B, Cut Off, 985-632-3989; or the Mathews Govt. Complex, 4876 Hwy. 1, Mathews, 985-537-7603.

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Lafourche Council names new chairman

On Tuesday evening, the Lafourche Parish Council voted District 6 Councilman Corey Perrillioux to serve as Chairman for calendar year 2017. Perrillioux was approved by a vote of 8-1, with the lone dissent coming from Councilman Daniel Lorraine. Perrillioux is serving his first term in the District 6 seat. “I want to thank my colleagues for this honor and I look forward to working with everyone to help move our parish forward,” he said. Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle congratulated Perrillioux and noted that he looked forward to a “positive working relationship with the Council in the coming year.” Members also selected District 2 Councilwoman Luci Sposito to serve as Vice Chairman for 2017. She was also approved by an 81 vote with Councilman Daniel Lorraine casting the dissenting vote.

Aaron Matherne of Golden Meadow has made another donation to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. This hair donation measured 12 inches. The Pantene Beautiful Lengths program partners with the American Cancer Society to donate real-hair wigs for people who have lost their hair. To learn more about the program, visit pantene.com and click on the Beautiful Lengths section.

The Senior Citizen Center in Golden Meadow holds a monthly drawing for a $50 Wal-Mart gift card donated by the Golden Meadow Rotary Club.  Senior Center Director Darlene Guidry (left) is shown with Janette Triche, the December gift card winner.  Call 475-7701 for more info about the Senior Citizen Center in Golden Meadow or drop by and visit at 102 Ena Drive Golden Meadow.

LSU Coach Ed “Ba-Ba” Orgeron to be honored locally in February

A group of South Lafourche businessmen and former LSU and Tarpon football players have gotten together to hold Coach “O” Day for Ed Orgeron so his home town can proudly celebrate him being named head football coach of the LSU Tigers.  The event will be held at the Larose Civic Center beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 17. There will be a banquet and program to honor Coach “O” and to also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1977 State Champion SLHS Tarpon football team. Members of that team are invited to attend the banquet and will be introduced while seated in a VIP section. During the program Coach Orgeron, who was an outstanding member of that 1977 team, will have his jersey retired. Also, a special section has been set aside for LSU players and former players who will want to attend to cheer on their coach. Plans are to have a time period set aside for Coach “O” to personally meet the businessmen and women who will purchase specially designated sponsor tables at the banquet. There will also be many celebrities from across the state repre-

senting business, political,  media and athletic achievements who will want to meet & greet Coach “O”. In the next few days individual ticket prices, sponsor table prices, and a full program of activities and invited celebrity guests will be released. For now, save the date, and make plans to at-

tend an event that will long be remembered. Finally, we are proud to have a head coach of the LSU Tigers that we can understand! All money made at this event will be donated to one or more non-profit organizations. Contact Larry Weidel at (985) 691-3290 FMI.

Surfin’ the Net is comprised of cute, funny and at times heartwarming stories that are found circulating the internet. Oftentimes there are no known authors of the material. The Lafourche Gazette does not take credit for the writings in this column. We’re publishing it to simply put a smile on our readers’ faces.

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One of the other two design ideas was a similar but narrower structure with sluice gates at a cost of around $21.5 million. It was not chosen because maintenance costs of the sluice gates would offset any upfront savings to the project, said D’Angelo. The final design idea, a system of double-leaf sector gates with only a 50-ft. opening was about twice the cost to construct (about $40 million) and clearly not feasible, said Curole. The floodgate idea is part of the project within Morganza to the Gulf known as “Reaches K and L”. Reach K, a short levee heading north from Pointeaux-Chenes, is now in construction phase. Reach L is a longer levee along the west side of Grand Bayou heading north to the sight of the proposed Grand Bayou floodgate, then east toward Dufrene Farms. Curole said it is important to note that the Terrebonne, Pointe-Aux-Chenes, and SLLD levee “ridges” are the only land bridges between Terrebonne and North Lafourche. Until the Morganza projects are completed along Grand Bayou and tied into SLLD’s levee system, both parishes are subject to continued flooding from water entering the giant “hole” in the system at Grand Bayou. Most of the Morganza project in Lafourche is in the design phase, with only some remaining money from Hurricane Gustav recovery funds (approximately $12 million) available for things like construction of Reach K and the planning of Reach L. Lafourche’s benefit, said Curole, is in the fact that Terrebonne Parish and North Lafourche will be protected from flooding after the completion of Morganza to the Gulf. Terrebonne Levee and Conservation District has taken the lead in seeking funding for the project from Louisiana State Capital Outlay as well as from donations from public and private sources, said Curole. More information on “Morganza to the Gulf” can be obtained at www.tlcd.org

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bid the project to improve the levee along Yankee Canal, and the former parish administration agreed to reimburse the district for the cost — $197,000. The final part of the agreement was that after completion, the parish would turn over the levee to SLLD. Problem is, no formal written accord was ever signed by the parties involved. When now Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle took over a year ago, he inherited a sticky situation. Plaisance Dragline and Dredging Co. got the work with a low bid of $197,000 and subsequently brought the levee (no more than 1.5-ft. high) to a 5-foot elevation by using spoil material from Yankee Canal and charged SLLD only $140,000. Lorraine said the mistake was Randolph’s, who never came before the council for approval of the work, but admitted that it was an emergency situation. “It never went through the right channels, but it’s a sweetheart deal,” because the work was done under bid, and the parish will not have to maintain the levee going forward, he said. Lorraine has asked Cantrelle repeatedly at council meetings during 2016 to pay the bill. Tuesday, Cantrelle said he asked for District Attorney Cam Morvant’s opinion. “This was done by the previous administration. There is no paper trail. It’s kind of hard to pay for something with no paper trail. But, I don’t think there’s any problem. The DA said to put up a resolution. Ya’ll vote on it and we pay for it,” Cantrelle told the council. A resolution will most likely be on the January 24 agenda.

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Among the most sweeping is a proposed reworking of the TOPS college tuition program. The suggestion would have lawmakers restructure TOPS starting with the freshman class of 2018. Freshman would get 80 percent of tuition covered, while sophomores would get 90 percent. Juniors and seniors would get the full 100 percent. “I love the idea of scaling TOPS and rewarding those students who have already demonstrated that they can be successful at the university level,” Hewitt

told The Advocate newspaper after the meeting. That could lower costs for the state, but take a different approach than lawmakers used this year when they made across-the-board cuts to all students’ TOPS awards to shrink the program price tag. In addition, the proposals would call for TOPS students to take 30 course hours a year to continue receiving the award, rather than the current 24 hours across two semesters. Monday’s recommendations aren’t final — and most of the ideas in the 44page draft, including the TOPS changes, would require legislative approval. The board is accepting public comments before deciding at its Feb. 22 meeting which proposals it will submit to lawmakers. Other proposals up for consideration include: - Creating a needbased grant program that requires a campus match. - Establishing a process for businesses to underwrite the TOPS program or the GO Grant program that provides need-based aid to students. In exchange, the businesses would get naming rights for a certain length of time. - Giving college systems the ability to raise tuition and fees within certain levels without needing legislative approval. - Creating a local taxing authority to support community and technical colleges. - Planning possible mergers of administrative functions, such as payroll and human resources in each of the four public college systems, rather than having each individual campus in the system performing such functions.

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The earned income tax credit is one of the federal government’s largest antipoverty programs. It has also been plagued by billions in improper payments each year, including overpayments, underpayments and fraud. In 2014, about 29 million families received more than $72 billion in earned income credits. “The EITC is a prowork success,” said Chuck Marr, director of federal tax policy at the liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. “It encourages work, it rewards work, and it has long enjoyed bipartisan support for those reasons.” Eager to get refunds, about half of H&R Block’s customers who claim the EITC file their returns by early February, said Bill Cobb, president and CEO of the tax giant. The tax preparer is offering interest-free loans to taxpayers affected by the delay, Cobb said. The additional child tax credit also targets lowincome families. Most families with children are eligible for the standard $1,000-a-child tax credit. The additional child tax credit is for low-income families who don’t owe enough in federal income tax to claim the full credit. For example, if you only owe $500 in federal income tax, you can use the $1,000 child tax credit to reduce your tax liability to zero. But you don’t get the other $500. The additional child tax credit enables eligible families to claim the rest of the credit in the form of a tax refund. In 2014, more than 20 million families claimed

$27 billion in these credits. This year, the IRS expects to process more than 153 million tax returns. More than 70 percent of taxpayers are expected to get refunds. In most cases, the IRS says it can issue refunds within three weeks of receiving a return. The delayed refunds are part of a broader effort by the IRS to fight identity theft and fraud on refunds, which has mushroomed into a multibillion industry. Two years ago, the IRS started partnering with the major tax-preparation services and with state tax agencies to combat identity theft.

Sheriff: Misdirected text invites deputy to meth delivery

PIERRE PART, La. (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana have arrested a man who they say accidentally texted a deputy to arrange a drug sale. Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon tells local media the deputy received the misdirected text message Friday from 39year-old Dwayne Paul Herbert of Pierre Part, arranging to deliver crystal methamphetamine. The officer agreed, then mobilized the Narcotics Division. The sheriff says Herbert showed up carrying crystal meth and two firearms and now faces charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled substance and two counts of resisting an officer. ___

Dog gets stuck on steep, snowy mountain ledge in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A search and rescue team hiked up a steep, snowy Utah mountain in an attempt to rescue a dog that was stuck on a narrow ledge above a 50-foot cliff. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office posted a video Monday showing highlights of the Friday operation that ended without getting the dog off the mountain near Provo, Utah. A member of the team rappelled down to try to lure the dog, named Mary, with food. But it never worked because she became skittish every time he got close. They called off the rescue at nightfall and instead left her with food and hand warmers. The saga had a happy ending on Saturday when her owners called to say Mary made it down the mountain alone somehow. She had cuts to her paws, but was OK. ___

Taco Bell is going national with fried chicken taco shell

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Taco Bell plans to go nationwide this month with its latest concoction: a taco with a shell made entirely out of fried chicken. Taco Bell says the shell of the Naked Chicken Chalupa is made up of allwhite seasoned chicken. The rest of the taco is packed with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and avocado ranch sauce. The fast food chain

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“All of the players in the industry are sharing information against the common enemy, which is organized crime,” Cobb said. Koskinen said the agency is making progress. Last year, the number of people reporting to the IRS that their identities were stolen dropped by 50 percent, to 275,000 taxpayers, Kosinen said. However, a new report by an agency watchdog says stepped up screening by the IRS is also delaying legitimate refunds, forcing taxpayers to spend weeks or months proving their identity to the tax agency. Last year, about 1.2

million legitimate refunds — worth $9 billion — were delayed an average of more than 30 days, according to a report released Tuesday by Nina E. Olson, the National Taxpayer Advocate. Olson runs an independent office within the IRS. Koskinen said the IRS has had to get more aggressive in screening tax returns because the crooks have become increasingly sophisticated. “We’re talking about international organized crime syndicates,” Koskinen said. ___

says the taco tested well in markets in Bakersfield, California, and Kansas City, Missouri, over the past two years. It will be available at Taco Bells across the country on Jan. 26. ___

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Houma man arrested for making planned arson threats

Houma, LA – Tuesday, 54year old Daniel Neville of Houma was arrested on State Police warrants for making threats to blow up a Social Security Building in Houma. On November 3, 2016, Neville went to the Social Security Administration (SSA) Building in Houma where he got into an argument with SSA personnel and threatened to blow the building up when they told him to leave. The allegations were brought to the ATF and the Federal Protective Service (FPS) who in turn requested the assistance of Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigations Division. During the course of the investigation, Troopers were able to substantiate the threats made by Neville and obtained arrest warrants charging him with Disturbing the Peace, Communicating False Information of a Planned Arson and Entry, and Remaining Where Forbidden. All efforts to locate and arrest Neville were unsuccessful. On January 10, 2017, Neville went to the Leonard Chabert Memorial Hospital in Houma and created a disturbance there. When officers from the Houma Police Department responded and arrested Neville for the disturbance they learned about the outstanding warrants and also arrested him on the State Police charges. Law enforcement agencies across Louisiana will take any threats against

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What are the odds? Mom, dad, son all share a birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other’s birthday. After all, the husband and wife were born the same day. And so was their son, 27 years later this past December. The odds of that happening are about one in 133,000, statisticians say. And that’s a lot less likely than getting hit by lightning sometime in your lifetime, which some put at roughly one in 12,000. Luke Gardner is an assistant pastor at a Baptist church in northeast Mississippi and a student at a nearby campus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Using a smartphone app, he said, his wife calculated a due date of Dec. 15, three days before their joint birthday. Her obstetrician called it for Dec. 19. So the couple from Baldwyn, Mississippi, got in some exercise to try to hurry the baby up a bit. The night of Dec. 17, Gardner said, “we went walking” around the parking lot at First Baptist Church of Baldwyn, where Gardner is outreach pastor. Whether or not the exercise sped things up, Cade was born at 10:01 a.m. on Dec. 18 — exactly 27 years after his parents’ birthdate.

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House For Sale with bayou side property. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, office, 2 car garage, 1750 sq.ft., huge partially fenced yard, 125’x288’. 14617 East Main, Cut Off. 985691-9475. _________________ House For Sale: 3 Bedroom; 2 1/2 bath; open living/ kitchen area; sunroom; extra living room; 2 car garage, plus double carport; back patio; lots of closet and storage space; 2 AC units; tankless gas water heater; corner lot is 200’x107’; 2,500 sq. ft. living. Belle Vue Drive in Lockport. Asking $245,000. Call 985-258-9225 or 985278-0201. _________________ Home For Sale: 2 bedroom; 1 bath; 1350 sq.ft. living; 2385 sq.ft. under roof; great starter home; located in Galliano area; Lox, 85; x 136’; please call 985-4139456. _________________ House For Sale: 4 bedroom; 2 bath; large lot; located at 113 West 211th St., Galliano. FMI call 225-603-3472. _________________

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Restaurant Building For Lease: Great location/move in ready, 13025 Hwy. 1, Larose. Fully equipped, additional BBQ room attached. Approx. 3,000 sq ft., $3000/mth, $1000/ dep. Serious inquiries only. Call 985-665-7375. _________________ Commercial Property For Lease: Top location in South Lafourche. 1,100 square feet. Located at 16258 West Main St., Cut Off. Call 985991-1669 for more info. _________________

LAND

Lot For Sale: 90x186 on Leona Drive in Mathews (down Peytral Drive); underground utilities; asking $32,000. Call 985665-1449. _________________

FOR RENT

Camp in Grand Isle For Rent: sleeps 6. Contact 985-6656550. _________________ Efficiency House For Rent: in Cut Off; 1 bedroom; furnished; washer/ dryer and AC; $625/month; utilities paid; no lease; $300/ deposit; Call 337-2750733. _________________

FREE RENT! Half Off 1st Month’s Rent with New Lease! LARGE 2BR, 1BA. apt. in Cut Off For Rent: Pets welcome. Unfurnished unit $795/mo. with 6 month lease, $750 security deposit. Unit has washer and dryer. To see pics go to w w w. c o t e b l a n c h e apartments.com. Call Bill at 985-325-5626 for more info. _________________

Mobile Home For Rent: 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Camper For Rent: 1 bedroom with kitchen. 213 East 22nd St., in Larose. Call 693-4104 or 6916312. _________________ en Rento Casa Larose: completamente remodelado; 4 dormitorios; A.C. central; 547 East 2nd St., Larose. llamar: 985381-6808. _________________ For Rent: 4 bedroom, 2 bath, unfurnished double wide in Lockport; large front yard; non smoking; available soon. $1200/ month; $600/deposit. Call 985-258-5666. _________________ Small Cottage For Rent: bedroom/ loft; full kitchen; full bath; furnished; utilities paid; single person; no smoking; $600 month; $400 damage deposit. Call (985) 859-3953. _________________ House For Rent: 1 bedroom; 1 bath; Raceland area; stove, fridge; $550/a month and $550 damage/ security deposit. Call (985) 632-6549 or (985) 665-0936. Leave a CLEAR number and message. No texting please. _________________

123 E. 95th St., Cut Off

Beautiful Apt. In Cut Off: 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Completely remodeled, new central heat and cool, hardwood floors, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, large back yard shaded with trees, cemented parking, very quiet and secure. Luxury apartments; must see to appreciate! For an appointment, please call 985-6378399. _________________ Home For rent: Large 2,400 sq.ft.; 3-4 bedrooms; 2 baths; large den and laundry room; attached storage; central air/heat; stove, refrigerator, dishwasher; $1200/ month; $850/deposit. Call (985) 637-5567. _________________ House For Rent: 232 East 2nd St., Larose. 3 bedroom/ 1 bath; no smoking or pets; lawncare provided; $900/month, plus deposit. Call (985) 6323984 or (985) 696-0825. _________________ For Rent: 2 bedroom; 2 bath; Galliano/ Cut Off area; $650/month; $650 damage/ security deposit. No texting. Call (985) 632-6549 or (985) 665-0936. Leave a CLEAR message and number to call. _________________ House For Rent: Galliano; 3-4 bedroom; 2 bath; laundry room; large kitchen with island; separate dining; large yard. 985-6969003. _________________ Furnished Apt. For Rent: 1 bedroom; 1 bath located at 102 West 4th St; Westside Apt.; Apt. #1 is available for $600/month and a $610 damage deposit. By application only. Call 985691-3104. _________________ 6 room Office Building for Rent: Hwy 1, bayou side in Cut off; 14899 West Main; $520/month, includes water bill. 985-7723258 or 985-4130791. _________________ New Luxury Condos for Rent: in Thibodaux. 2 bedroom; 2 bath; with all appliances provided; quality units at the best rate in town; Call 985859-5983 for pricing and availability. _________________

NEW LISTING! For Rent: 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath in Golden Meadow. Includes loft, cathedral ceilings, concrete countertops, wood floors, large porch. $950/ month; $950/deposit. 153 Nichols St. Call 985232-1948. _________________ Apartment for Rent: in Cut Off, West 64th St. 2 bedroom, 1 bath; stove, fridge, washer/dryer; rent, $750/monh, $500 deposit. FMI 985-6657621. No answer, leave message. _________________ Large Apt. for Rent: 3BR, 1ba., water paid. $750/mo, $750/dep. Larose area. 985-6652548. _________________ Home For Rent: 4 bedroom, 2 bath homel ready to move in; spacious and updated; large yard; Cut Off area, off Hwy 1; $1,000/ month; $850/deposit. 985693-6533/985-7282620 FMI. _________________ For Rent: 3 bedroom, 1 bath home; completely renovated; additional office/ bedroom; large yard; Cut Off area, off Hwy 1; Ready to move in; $1,200/ month; $850/ deposit. 985-6936533/ 985-728-2620 FMI. _________________ 3BR, 2ba. Home for Rent: with extra storage room, located on LA 1 in Cut Off. Approximately 1500 sqft. $950/mo. Call Diane at 985-691-1367, leave voicemail. _________________ Apt. For Rent: 1 bedroom; almost completely furnished; all utilities paid; no pets; $650/month; $400/deposit. Call 985-5336212. _________________

MERCHANDISE

55 Gallon Food Grade Plastic Drums with lids for sale. Please call (985) 2919490 for more information. _________________ Furniture For Sale: 3 beds with box spring and mattress, $75 each; 1 large sofa chair, $25; 1 recliner, $15; 1 rocker, $10; end tables, $15 each. Call (985) 291-3580. _________________

HELP WANTED

Mane Attraction Salon and Spa of Cut Off is looking for a full time Stylist to join their Aveda Concept Salon. All Cosmetology Education accepted. We offer continued education on color and cuts. Choose between % or booth rent. Call Kim at 985-632-6955 to schedule your interview. _________________ The Lafourche Council on Aging, Inc. has a job opening for a housekeeper in the Larose/ Cut off areas. This job is for 20 hours per week and $9.91 per hour. Mileage is reimbursed at $.51 per mile. Must have clean driving record. Must be able to pass pre-employment drug test. And must be able to pass nationwide background check. Must provide proof of liability insurance. Applications will be accepted at the Lafourche Council on Aging office 4876 Hwy. 1 Raceland, LA 70394. Deadline to apply is Friday, January 20, 2017 at 12:00 noon. _________________ Special Education District No. 1 “The Center is seeking a full time cook for its facility in Cut off, Louisiana. Successful candidates must be at least 18 years old, possess a GED or High School Diploma, possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License, pass a Criminal Background Check, Physical, Drug Test and Agility/Ability Test. Interested parties should call Rose Grabert at 985-6325671 for an appointment. Applications will be accepted from January 4, 2017 through January 20, 2017 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. _________________ Southern Home Furnishings now taking applications for Delivery/ Warehouse person. Must be 21 or older to apply; have presentable appearance; clean driving record; able to lift heavy merchandise; reliable; must have good customer service skills. Apply in person at Southern Home Furnishings, 14814 West Main St., Cut Off. No phone calls. _________________

Help Wanted. Clerical/ sales person to work in insurance, sales and service. Having or obtaining insurance licenses will be required. Submit resume to PO Box 390, Larose, LA 70373. _________________ Special Education District No. 1 is seeking a responsible, energetic, self-motivated team player to fill the position of Executive Director. Excellent communication skills and initiative a must. Degree Required. Advance Degree Helpful. Management Experience in Services for People with Disabilities Preferred. Involvement in local community preferred. References required. Interested persons should submit a Letter of Interest and Resume to: Mr. Peter Louviere, President, Board of Commissioners, Special Education District No. 1, P. O. Box 405, Cut Off, Louisiana 70345. Letters of Interest and Resumes will be accepted until Friday, January 27, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. _________________ Southern Guard Service, Inc. is now accepting applications for Security Guard positions. Apply at 109 W. 12th St., Larose. Call 985-6934316. _________________ Lafourche Arc is looking for energetic, compassionate individuals to work flexible hrs. & days w / individuals w / disabilities who live in the lower Lafourche area. Assistance with transportation, personal hygiene & household tasks is needed. Agency will train. High school diploma, GED or 5 yrs pd related exp. required. Scheduling flexibility required. FMI contact Meka Williams at 985447-6214 ext. 120 or Gina Gaudet at ext. 115. Applications may be completed at Lafourche Arc, 100 W. Main St., Thibodaux. EOE, M/F/V/H. _________________ Jan Serve Cleaning personnel needed in Lafourche Parish. Call to apply at 985-262-4084. Resume preferred but not required. Submit resume to P.O. Box 143 Cut Off, LA 70345 _________________

Beautiful Acadian style home with wrap around porch for sale. 3BR, 2.5ba., 2200 sqft. on extra lg. lot with fruit trees. 241 LeVillage Dr. in Larose. Call me for your private showing today!

Todd M. LeBlanc,

REALTOR® MLS MUMBER 121878: Unique 4BR, 3ba. home boasts a large kitchen and dining area, game room and large backyard with a beautiful 100 year old oak tree. A great home for entertaining, it's ready for new owners! Offered at $199,900.

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Coastal Janitorial Services is now hiring! Cleaning ladies needed 5 days a week. Call 632-5791 after 9am on Monday. _________________ K-Mar Supply, Fourchon location is now accepting applications for ALL POSITIONS. Full time and Part Time. Candidate must be a fast learner, can multi-task, and selfmotivated. Apply in person at 654 A.O. Rappelet Road, Fourchon, LA 70357. NAPA, next door to Kajun Truck Stop. No phone calls please. MUST SPEAK ENGLISH. Must have valid drivers license. Must meet TWIC card requirements. Some transportation available (to and from work). _________________

SERVICES

Cajun Roofing & Carpentry, LLC Best Prices on the Bayou. Sha! I Guarantee! Metal, shingle and patch jobs, vinyl siding, cement board siding, painting, pressure washing, remodeling, wood, ceramic & laminate floors, cabinets, windows, doors, porches, decks, patios, custom shutters, additions, new construction and more! Metal roof prices that can’t be beat. No job too big or too small. 20 yrs. exp. Free estimate. Call Curtis at 985-397-6254 or email curtisorgeron @gmail.com _________________ Off The Bone Processing Smoked sausage, jerky, burritos, tamales, and 15 types of sausage. Vacuum packing. 10% off first month. 985-291-1579. _________________ Curry’s Tree Service Tree cutting and trimming; any size; reasonable rates; free estimates; licensed. Call 985-258-0465. _________________ Evans Concrete Construction House slabs, driveways, sidewalks, etc. No job too big or too small. Call Leonard Evans at 985-6772959. _________________ Tony’s Carpentry: Friendly service. Honest trademan. 15 years experience. Need carpentry, plumbing, painting, pressure washing, call 985-278-7188, ask for Tony. Blessings. _________________ LABOVE PLUMBING Professional Plumbing Service. Gas, water, sewer. Ask about our payment options. 16844 West Main St., Cut Off, LA 70345. LMP 7038. Call 985-991-1881. _________________

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Using The Lafourche Gazette’s dumpster located near the East Side Food Store building across from the office is not allowed! Violators will be prosecuted. Also, do not dump seafood peelings or other items into the bayou behind The Gazette’s property, 12958 East Main, Larose. _________________ I am applying to the Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Louisiana for a permit to sell beverages of high and low alcohol content at the retail in the parish of Lafourche at the following address 16245-16251 East Main St., Cut off, LA 70345 under the business name of Sushi of Cut Off, LLC d/b/a Geaux Fish /s/ Steven Gao _________________ DG LOUISIANA, LLC is applying to the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control of the State of Louisiana for a permit to sell beverages of high and low alcohol content at retail in the parish of Lafourche at the following location: Dollar General Store #14432, (13894 W Main Street (Hwy 1), Larose, LA 703733016) Officers of DG LOUISIANA, LLC are: STEVEN RAY DECKARD, JOHN WILLIAM GARRATT, II, and JAMES WILLIAM THORPE _________________ DG LOUISIANA, LLC is applying to the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control of the State of Louisiana for a permit to sell beverages of high and low alcohol content at retail in the parish of Lafourche at the following location: Dollar General Store #11473, (18210 West Main St., Suite 1, Galliano, LA 703543736). Officers of DG LOUISIANA, LLC are: STEVEN RAY DECKARD, JOHN WILLIAM GARRATT, II, and JAMES WILLIAM THORPE _________________

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MLS 123859: This Acadian style home located along Hwy. 308 in Lockport sits amongst gorgeous oak trees on over 2 acres of land. The 3BR, 3ba. home has fabulous crown molding and detail throughout. It’s priced to sell at $425,000! Call Addy Legendre for a showing!

985-691-3873 200 Hwy. 3161 Suite #1, Cut Off 985-325-7107 Since 1916

MLS 123860: Two homes sitting on 2 lots for the price of one! Can be used as a mother-in-law suite, rental property or more! Main house is 3BR, 2ba and apartment is 2BR, 1ba. Solid sheeting, two-car garage and much more! Great deal at $198,500! Call Addy Legendre for a showing!

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OBITUARIES

CARLYN BREAUX

Carlyn Guidroz Breaux, 77, a native of Larose and resident of Raceland passed away on Saturday, January 7. Visitation was held at St. Mary’s Nativity Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 11 from 9 a.m. until funeral time. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. and burial followed in the church cemetery. She is survived by her son, Timmie (Selena) Breaux; brothers, Leo Guidroz, Sr., Melvin Guidroz, Sr., Roland Guidroz; grandchildren, Angel Marie Newton, Noah James Breaux. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin P. “T-Boy” Breaux; parents, Clovis and Eleanore Guidroz; daughter, Ann Angelle Breaux; brother, Clovis “C.J.” Guidroz; sisters, Louella L. Livaccari, Odile G. Breaux. Falgout Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. ___________________

ERNEST LANDRY

Ernest “E.J.” Landry, Jr., 92, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Galliano, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Visitation will be from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, at Golden Meadow United Methodist Church. Religious Services will be at 11:30 a.m. with burial to follow in Cheramie Cemetery, Galliano. He is survived by his wife, Beulah Landry; son, Bryon Landry (Rose); daughter, Letty Knight (Chris); grandchildren, Destry Landry (Sherry), Hannah Felarise, Alisha Mosher (Gregory), Carl Knight, Mark Knight; and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Sr. and Eva Landry. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, Past Commander of the American Legion and a longtime member of Golden Meadow United Methodist Church. Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements. ___________________

MARCELINE PLAISANCE

Marceline Breaux Plaisance, 88, a native of Lafourche Parish and a resident of Lockport, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Visitation was held from 9 until 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, at Falgout Funeral Home in Lockport, LA. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday and burial to followed in the church cemetery. She is survived by her children, Barbara Cole (Russell), Bobby Plaisance (Emelda), Earline Chouest (Luke), Deborah Lagrange (Jerry), Darlene Breaux, Gary Plaisance (companion, Vicky); brothers, Roland and Roy Breaux; 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Didier B. Plaisance; parents, Edgard and Stella Griffin Breaux; brother, Junius Breaux and grandson, Brian Breaux, Jr. Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements. ___________________

JUSTILIA CUROLE

Justilia Buffanie “Ty” Curole, 95, a native of Galliano and resident of Cut Off, passed away on January 11, 2017. Visitation will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Saturday, January 14, from 8 a.m. until service time. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at the church on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Justilia is survived by her son, Teddy Curole and companion Sandra; daughter, Elaine Blanchard and husband Philip; grandchildren, Brandee Orgeron her husband Corey, Britnee Alami, Maggie Tracy; great grandchildren, Joseph, Lydia, Teddy Jude, Alexa, Evelyn, Jawad, Zayde, Abigail, Alyssa and Ashlyn; 3 step grandchildren, Dean, Greg and Brad Blanchard; 6 step great grandchildren, Kimberly, Hannah, Greg Jr., Katie, Megan and Jèan; 7 step great great grandchildren, Carter Camden, Jake, Olivia, Luke, Sutton and Atlas; and brother, Hilton Bouffanie. She is preceded in death by her husband, Warren “Black” Curole; mother, Sarise Duet Bouffanie; father, Francis Bouffanie Sr.; brothers, Francis Jr., Ivan, Noles; sisters, Ezola Thibodaux and Mable Toups. Samart-Mothe is entrusted with arrangements. ___________________

CLAUSEY GISCLAIR

Clausey “Clyde” Joseph Gisclair, 85, a native and resident of Galliano passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017. No visitation will be held. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on January 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. Burial followed at Cheramie Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Mildred “Millie” Crosby Gisclair, his sons David Gisclair, Perry Gisclair (Karen) and his daughters Melanie Gremillion (Ernie) and Jade Blanchard (Bo), grandchildren Lance Gisclair, Jenna and Ava Gremillion and Beau Blanchard. He is preceded in death by his parents Edess and Rose Pitre Gisclair. He was a loving husband to Millie and they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 6, 2016. He loved his children, grandchildren and extended family. He enjoyed music, fishing and hunting. He was a faithful member of Sacred Heart and served as lector and commentator, Eucharistic minister and RCIA leader for fifteen years. He served in the National Guard for three years and the Army for two years during the Korean Conflict as Sergeant and Heavy Artillery Gun Commander after which he was in the Army Reserve for six years. He will be sorely missed by all, especially for his sense of humor while relating little stories over afternoon coffee. Samart-Mothe Funeral Home of Cut Off entrusted with arrangements. ___________________

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Nonprofit launches water challenge initiative The 2017 Water Challenge, an initiative presented by the New Orleans nonprofit group Propeller, focuses on solving our region’s most pressing water issues through entrepreneurship. Water Challenge 2017 seeks solutions that can make a big difference in urban water, coastal environments and water-based industries. “In Louisiana, water is our greatest asset and our greatest threat. Whether in an urban, coastal, or economic context, water poses the biggest challenge to creating a sustainable future in our state,” Propeller said in a news release. Contestants have a shot at $15,000 to launch their ideas. Selected semi-finalists will pitch their solution at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week on March 20. Water Challenge projects are sought in three areas: Urban water: The design, installation, and maintenance of water management infrastructure in the region, improving safety and furthering the goal of environmental justice. Coastal environments: Products, processes or fi-

Arrest reports

The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty. JANUARY 9, 2017 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Ronnie Anderson, 38, Thibodaux. Simple battery; domestic abuse battery involving strangulation with child endangerment. Shawntale Billiot, 37, Houma. Theft. Kristen Boyd, 36, Raceland. Contempt of court (4 cts). Tray Caramonta, 29, Lockport. Violation of probation/ parole. Treshia Fabiano, 50, Lockport. Cruelty to the infirmed; enter/ remain after being forbidden. Tammy Housend, 53, Raceland. Contempt of court (2 cts). Gabriel Leblanc, 23, Houma. Violation of probation/ parole. John Tillman, 39, Thibodaux. Violation of probation/ parole. Thibodaux Police Department Trey Ross, 24, Gray. Disturbing the peace. JANUARY 10, 2017 Thibodaux Police Department Colby Braud, 21, Gonzales. Contempt of court (4 cts). JANUARY 11, 2017 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Michelle Borne, 42, Thibodaux. Contempt of court. Tristan Floyd, 24, Thibodaux. Contempt of court. Brianyiel Shelvy, 25, Raceland. Leased movable, obtain false representation; failure to return/ surrender. Johnny Vedros, 55, Houma. Fugitive. Richard Woods, 27, Raceland. Contempt of court (2 cts); distribution of methamphetamine. Golden Meadow Police Department Jacob Terrebonne, 21, Galliano. Resisting an officer; simple battery (5 cts); contempt of court. Rita Terrebonne, 42, Galliano. Resisting an officer with force or violence; accessory after the fact. Thibodaux Police Department Teressa Wells, 40, Houma. Contempt of court (2 cts). James Lirette, 46, Thibodaux. Contempt of court.

Sunday, January 15, 2017 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

plement planned coastal preservation and restoration projects. Water-based industries: Small businesses or businesses owned by women or people of color that bring to market innovative products, services, or workforce development initiatives within the water

transportation and shipping, fisheries and seafood production, and vessel construction and repair subsectors. The application deadline for proposed projects is Feb. 22. For more information visit their website at gopropeller.org

GRETNA, La. (AP) — Some inshore shrimpers say that if the federal government requires turtle escape hatches in their nets, it should reimburse them for lost catch. Others say they trawl in water too shallow for “turtle excluder devices” to work. About 80 shrimpers, most of them Vietnamese, gathered Tuesday in Gretna to hear marine biologist Michael Barnette explain a proposal to require the devices on smaller inshore nets, including those called skimmer nets. They’re already required in the long mesh funnels known as “otter trawls” and generally used by offshore shrimp boats. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that should be expanded to smaller inshore nets because many small Kemp’s-ridley turtles — the world’s most endangered species of sea turtles —

swim inshore to feed after hatching in Mexico, then living for a while in floating mats of sargassum seaweed. “We know that in the past five years there have been a lot more sea turtles out there, and potentially more interaction with skimmer-net fisheries,” he said. Barnette’s and shrimpers’ comments were translated by Sandy Nguyen, director of Coastal Communities Consulting, a nonprofit organization created to help southeast Louisiana commercial fishermen. Barnette said the proposed new turtle excluder devices, often called “TEDs,” would be sets of bars 32 inches high, set 3 inches apart across a 32-inch span. They could be made from aluminum, “so it’s not that heavy,” he said. Barnette said they had been tested in many different depths of water, and catch losses ranged from about 3 to 10 percent. After one man spoke,

Nguyen told Barnette, “Where he fishes, there’s sometimes one-half foot of water.” Another wanted to know whether the government would cover the cost. Shrimpers would have to foot the bill, but NOAA was talking to environmental groups in hopes of getting them to defray some of the costs, Barnette said. “Mr. Pham is worried about ... loss of shrimp. Would there be mitigation measures regarding loss of shrimp? If not, he’s proposing that,” Nguyen said after a third man spoke. Barnette took note of the request for mitigation. The meeting was the second of six that NOAA held last week to get public comment. A meeting was held Monday in Larose, Tuesday in Belle Chasse, Wednesday in Biloxi, Mississippi, Thursday in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, and this Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Morehead City, North Carolina.

Agents discovered a meth lab at the address of Norma Savoie, 50, of Larose during a probation compliance check on Tuesday. Savoie was arrested Tuesday along with Reba Rich, 29, of Raceland. At around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10, agents with Louisiana Probation and Parole were conducting a compliance check on the residence of Norma Savoie who is currently on probation. Upon arrival to the residence, agents located a suspected methamphetamine lab in an ice chest outside the residence. Agents with the Lafourche Parish Drug Task Force re-

sponded to investigate. The Lafourche Parish Combined Meth Lab Response Team was also called to the scene to process the meth lab. Meanwhile, narcotics agents made contact with Savoie and another woman, Reba Rich, inside the residence. They obtained a search warrant for the residence and discovered several items associated with the production of methamphetamine. They also discovered drug paraphernalia and several pills available only by prescription, which agents determined belonged to Rich. Savoie and Rich were arrested and transported to

nancing mechanisms that preserve coastal wetlands, mitigate wetland loss, accelerate or enhance understanding of the science of coastal restoration or com-

Feds get comments about proposed new shrimp-net turtle rules JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press

Two arrested after agents discover meth lab during probation compliance check Savoie

As states go, we’re museumworTHy.

15101 Hwy. 3235 • Cut Off • 325-1000 AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, resist the temptation to take the easy way out and challenge yourself this week. Who knows what strength you can find within yourself if you try new things? PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, put your suspicions to rest as no one is trying to hide anything. This person has shown all of his or her cards. Offer help if they need it.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

JANUARY 15 Drew Brees, Athlete (38) JANUARY 16 Debbie Allen, Actress (67) JANUARY 17 Calvin Harris, DJ (33) JANUARY 18 Kevin Costner, Actor (62) JANUARY 19 Shawn Johnson, Athlete (25) JANUARY 20 Gary Barlow, Singer (46) JANUARY 21 Booboo Stewart, Actor (23)

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the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Savoie was booked with Creation or Operation of a Clandestine Laboratory for the Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, and her bond is set at $50,000. Rich was booked with two counts of Possession of a Legend Drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and her bond is set at $8,000.

Congrats to Wayne and Michelle Rousse on the purchase of your Chevrolet Silverado … Marcie Dufrene

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, it may be in your best interest to remain out of the spotlight at the next social gathering. Afford others the chance to be the center of attention. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 It is easy to make promises and then not follow through with your intentions, Libra. But that is not the way you operate. If you say you will do something, you will. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 Opportunities to travel present themselves in the near future. Pack your bags and be ready to depart at a moment’s notice. You can certainly use some time away. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, assess a situation before sharing your opinions with others. The surface details don’t tell the whole story, so wait until you can get a full handle on things. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Many positive things are on the horizon, Capricorn. You just have to get through a few rough patches before it is smooth sailing. Pisces is a pivotal player.

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What a Life!

Sunday, January 15, 2017 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

By: Rev. Wilmer L. Todd Be at peace with all that is, and know you are the loved

An old Chinese proverb says if you want peace in the world, you must have peace in the nation. If you want peace in the nation you must have peace in the community. If you want peace in the community, you must have peace in the family. If you want peace in the family, you must have peace within yourself. The late Cardinal Bernardin talks about his search for peace in the book he wrote before he died entitled, The Gift of Peace. In it is a gripping and moving account of his meeting with Steven Cook, the young man who had accused Cardinal Bernardin of sexual abuse. It is an event best forgotten except for the extraordinary way it concluded. In 1993, the accusation became public. Cardinal Bernardin had to live with the curiosity of the public, the constant media attention and the deep pain of experiencing his credibility and integrity questioned by many people who assumed that an accusation is the equivalent of guilt. Then, over time, Mr. Cook acknowledged that the charges were false, and he dropped the case. The Cardinal plunged back into his busy schedule but he kept thinking about Steven Cook, his accuser, now critically ill with AIDS, living alone. So Cardinal Bernardin did a most remarkable thing. He found Mr. Cook and invited him to meet at a seminary outside Philadelphia. Cardinal Bernardin explained that his only reason for wanting to see him was to tell him that he, Cardinal Bernardin, harbored no ill feelings. He wanted to pray with Mr. Cook. Steven Cook accepted that invitation and said that he wanted to apologize for the hurt and embarrassment he had caused. When the meeting happened, Mr. Cook told his story, including his alienation from the church.

HRCS announces 2nd Nine Weeks Principal and Honor Roll students

Principals List- 1st grade, Ella Arceneaux, Khloe Brady, Connor Bruce, Aleiya Callais, Annaleigh Cheramie, Amryn Curole, Paul Dufrene, Hallie Galjour, Kamden Kern, Madix Latiolais, Kylie Moore, Jayden Mott, Jay Punch, Emmalyn Schexnaydre, Bailey Thomassie, Maria Tran; 2nd Grade, Cate Blanchard, Khloe Cheramie, Hannah Chiasson, Rylie Guidry, Bailey Ledet, Kylie Pierce, Kyleigh St. Pierre; 3rd Grade, Clarie Arabie, Riley Barrios-Seward, Luke Cheramie, Logan Curole, Marissa Dobson, Owen Gaspard, Melody Johnston, Ava Moore, Claire Rebstock; 4th Grade, Maddox Angelette, Hayden Lefort, Roman Robichaux, Douglas St. Pierre; 5th grade, Christian Cheramie, Abigail Chiasson; 6th grade, Melania Angelette, Cameron Badeaux, Julian Bourgeois, Karoline Cheramie, Addison Curole, Karmine Falgout, Lennon Gisclair, Jenna Guidry, Kollin Kern; 7th grade, Parker Angelette, Alaina Ashmun, Abbi Collins, Max Compeaux, Carmen Duet, Jacob Guidry, Matthew Thomassie; and 8th grade, Luke Callais, Grant Rebstock. Honor Roll- 1st grade, Addison Bruce, Jacques Callais, Randi Catalano, Madeline Cheramie, Frankie Paul Falgout, Kamryn Gautreaux, Jolette Izaguirre, Claire Plaisance, Karsen Smith, Jenica Waguespack; 2nd grade, Marijain Burns, Patience Henry, Dax Pitre, Taylor Reynolds, Sawyer Theriot, Ryan Verdin; 3rd grade, Landen Arabie, Amaya Blanchard, Elliot Cheramie, Micah Compeaux, Bailee Duet, Addilyn Dufrene, Sophia Guilbeau, Aubree Lombas; 4th grade, Amelia Bergeron, Peyton Hebert, Jack Ledet, Parker Nguyen, Kooper Worley; 5th grade, Jaden Bass, Callie Blanchard, Marcelle Bourgeois, Beaux Curole, Sarah Danos, Andrew Duet, Seth Guidry; 6th grade, Brenna Brady, Nicky Cheramie, Jacob Curole, Carter Theriot, Adamduc Tran; 7th grade, Gabe Savoie; and 8th grade, Asia Dardar, Garon Guidry, Branden Ledet, Alex Pierce, Mia Torres.

They talked for a while. The Cardinal said what he had come to say, and gave Mr. Cook an inscribed Bible and offered to celebrate Mass. Mr. Cook hesitated at first. Cardinal Bernardin took a 100-year-old chalice out of his case and said, “Steven, this is a gift from a man I don’t even know. He asked me to use it to say Mass for you some day.” “Please,” Steven responded tearfully, “let’s celebrate Mass now.” Afterward, Steven Cook said, “A big burden has been lifted from me today. I feel healed and very much at peace.” Cardinal Bernardin also reflected, “As we flew back to Chicago that

evening, Father Donahue and I felt the lightness of spirit that an afternoon of grace brings to one’s life.” Cardinal Bernardin achieved that peace within himself. The first step to peace is to be at peace with ourselves. What we need to do to find that peace is to let go of past hurts and deal with areas of our lives that need to be healed. Those closest to us are often the ones we take for granted. Sometimes we fail to be sensitive to the feelings of those around us. We often send negative messages and fail to give positive re-enforcement of our love. Sometimes we say, “I need some peace and quiet.”

What we failed to say, “I’m glad you’re my child.” We might say, “Don’t ever do that again.” Yet we failed to say, “I love you.” We need to celebrate our differences and ask God to help us be the people he wants us to be. If we are always loving, others will see this and want what we have. If we are loving, we can share that peace. Scripture tells us that God is love, lover and Beloved. If we remove the last letter of Beloved, we have BE LOVE. Don’t seek love or lover, simply BE LOVE. Be at peace with all that is, and know you are the Beloved. Let us make 2017 a year of peace!

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD

Charis Church

314 East 74th St. - Cut Off

Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pastor Audie Crochet (504) 952-6603

South Lafourche Assembly of God 17618 West Main - Galliano - 632-2109 Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m. Children’s Church 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Night Service - 6:30 p.m. Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Duplantis Pastor Roger Hunt

First Assembly of God of Raceland Hwy. 1 & St. Ann Street - Raceland

Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Children’s Church 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Service 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.

New Sunlight Baptist Church 452 St. Patrick Street - Raceland

Sunday School 2 p.m., Sunday Worship 3 p.m. Prayer Service/Bible Class-Thurs., 6 p.m. Testimony/Prayer & Praise, 3rd Sunday, 3 p.m. Communion, 4th Sunday, 3 p.m. Reverend Charles Hawkins Sr., Pastor

CATHOLIC

Our Lady of Prompt Succor 723 North Bayou Drive Golden Meadow

Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Reverend Henry Sebastian, Pastor

Our Lady of the Isle

195 Ludwig Lane - Grand Isle

Saturday Vigil Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Monday thru Thursday, 8 a.m. Winter Schedule: Sun. 10 a.m. (Nov. - Feb.) Fr. Carlos Talavera, Pastor

Our Lady of the Rosary

12911 E. Main - Larose - 985-693-3433

187 Oakridge Dr. - Golden Meadow

Saturday Vigil 4:00 p.m. Sunday Masses 7:00, 10:00 and 5:30 Weekday Mass Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. Adoration Chapel open all day, everyday Rev. Ronilo Villamor, Pastor www.ourladyoftherosarychurch.net

First Baptist Church of Grand Isle

Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m., Central Std. Time Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m., Daylight Savings Tm Sunday Mass 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Weekday Mass: W.-Th.-F., 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. Fr. Gregory Fratt

BAPTIST

First Baptist Church

Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Prayers 6:30 p.m. Pastor Matthew W. Chouest, Sr. www.fbcgoldenmeadow.com

129 Cedar Ln. - Grand Isle - 985-787-3410 Sunday Worship: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 6:00 p.m. (All Ages) Pastor John Boss www.fbcgrandisle.com

First Baptist Church of Larose 105 W. 16th Street - Larose

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Gary Hanberry, Pastor Res: 693-4891 - Church: 693-3258

New Mt. Zion Baptist Church 13841 East Main - Larose

Worship Service 7:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Prayer Service/Bible Class Wednesday 6:30 Lord’s Supper: First Sunday 7:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast: Sat. before 1st Sun., 8 a.m. Speaking Meeting: Thurs. before 1st Sun. 7 a.m. Reverend Nolan Smith, Pastor

First Baptist Church 5545 Hwy. 1 - Lockport

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Pastor Kevin Celestin

Greater New Fountain Baptist Church 1859 Fontinelle - Lockport

Sunday Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Lord’s Supper Service: 2nd Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast: 2nd Saturday, 8:00 a.m. Bible Class Thursday 7:00 p.m.

Isrealite Baptist Church Hwy. 308 - Valentine

Worship Service 7:00 a.m. Lord’s Supper, Second Sunday, 7:00 a.m. Reverend K.W. Jackson, Pastor

South Lafourche Baptist Church 17077 East Main - Galliano

Sacred Heart Catholic Church 15300 West Main - Cut Off

Holy Savior Church

612 Main Street - Lockport

Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m. Sunday Masses 7:00 and 10:00 a.m.

St. Anthony Church

333Twin Oaks Dr. - Raceland

Sat. Mass 6:00 p.m. - Sun. Mass 9:00 a.m. Wednesday 5:30 p.m. Rev. P.J. Madden www.stanthonygheens.parishesonline.com

St. Hilary of Poitiers

333 Twin Oaks Drive - Raceland

Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 7:00, 9:00 and11:00 a.m. Weekday Mass: Mon., Tues., Thurs., 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 10:00 a.m. Nursing Home Friday Mass 7:00 a.m. Rev. P.J. Madden www.sthilaryraceland.parishesonline.com

St. Joseph Catholic Church 17980 West Main - Galliano

Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 7:00 and 10:00 a.m. Weekday Mass: M. - W. - Th. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. Tuesday 6:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Larose Church of Christ 13379 East Main - Larose

18082 Hwy. 3235 - Galliano

Sunday Schedule: 9:59 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Christian Education: 7:00 p.m. Eno Dantin, Pastor Personas de habla hispana Bienvenidos

Hwy. 1, 124 Walter Ln., Golden Meadow

16640 West Main St., Cut Off (Near South Lafourche Bridge-LA Hwy. 1) Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Thursday Midweek: 6:00 p.m. (All Ages) Pastor John Boss www.crosspointgalliano.com (985-772-7400)

St. Mathews Missionary Baptist Church Hwy. 308 - Mathews

Sunday Worship Service 7:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Services Prayer Service & Bible Study Thurs., 6-7 p.m. Speaking Meeting/Testimony 2nd Sun. 7:30 p.m. Lord’s Supper Every 3rd Sunday Reverend Roland J. Bradley, Sr.

Gulf Coast Baptist Church 18242 W. Main - Galliano

Sunday Worship Service 11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Worship 6:30 p.m. Pastor Shane Terrebonne (985) 258-0988

Bethel Baptist Church

122 Matherne St. - Grand Bois Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor Jimmy Autin

13581 East Main - Larose

Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Children’s Ministry, Spanish Translation Available, and Nursery Provided Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Discipleship Classes, Youth Ministry, Royal Rangers and Missionettes Scott Cheramie, Senior Pastor www.welcometocfc.com - online sermons

Victory Life Church

1200 Crescent Avenue - Lockport

Services: Sun. 10:00 a.m. and Wed. 7:00 p.m. Children’s Ministry and Nursery Provided Youth Service: Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Senior Pastor Danny Knight - 532-6561

Iglesia Evanbelica Christiana Espiritual

13298 East Main - Larose

Tuesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Thursday Prayer Service 7:30 p.m. Sunday Morning Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Service 6:00 p.m.

PRESBYTERIAN

Gheens Presbyterian Church Sunday Services 8:00 a.m. Wednesday bible Study 6:00 p.m. Doctor John Spaulding, Pastor

JEHOVAH’S WITNESS

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

Hwy. 1 Bayouside, Mathews

Sunday Morning Service: 11:30 a.m.

Full Gospel Temple #2

Sunday Evening Service: 6:30 p.m. Thursday Evening Service: 7 p.m.

Open Door Revival Center

16164 W. Main St. - Cut Off. - 325-2456 Sunday Services 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday Night Service 7 p.m. Senior Pastor: Monty Duke Church Pastor: Darren Felarise Spanish Pastor: Marcos Ferriera

INTER-DENOMINATIONAL

Community Bible Church 14757 East Main - Cut Off

Sunday Worship Service: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Senior Pastor Dr. Bill Jemison III Pastor of Discipleship Robert Durbin Youth Pastor Robert Schwertz Jordy Rousse, Pastor of Worship & Young Adult Ministry Phone: (985) 632-3077 www.communitybiblecutoff.com

Christian Family Center 11819 East Main - Galliano

Sunday Services 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. Pastor Morris Hunter, Jr.

Community Fellowship

901 Barataria Street - Lockport Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Thursdays 7:00 p.m. Reverend Carlos Nieves (504) 532-2992

Crosby Boat Co., Inc. Keep Your Soul In Tow - Go To Church!

632-7575

GIS

GRAND ISLE SHIPYARD OILFIELD CONTRACTORS

We aid in the supply of a natural resource to our world - oil. The Church aids in the supply of a vital resource to our world - God. Attend the church of your choice this week!

B & J Martin, Inc. Utility Boats Martin Quarters (985) 632-2727

108 East 90th Street - Galliano

UNITED METHODIST

Golden Meadow United Methodist Church

18803 East Main - Golden Meadow Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Chris Thomas, Pastor

Memorial United Methodist

201 Central Lafourche Dr. - Mathews

Sunday School & Adult Bible Class, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 8:30 a.m. Communion First Sunday at 8:30 a.m. www.mathewsmethodist.org

PENTECOSTAL

New Beginning Pentecostal 13051 East Main Street - Larose Sunday Service 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m. Pastor Ronnie Melancon

First United Pentecostal

Central Lafourche Drive - Mathews

Hwy. 1 • Lockport • 532-6015 1917 So. Bayou Dr. • Golden Meadow • 475-7131 13086 Hwy. 3235 • Larose • 693-7188

Falgout Funeral Homes, Inc. Caring You Can Count On! Four locations to better serve the Bayou Region! 3838 Hwy. 1, Raceland • 537-5261 600 Church St., Lockport • 532-2317 Hwy. 1, Galliano • 632-6112 211 Westside Blvd., Houma • 876-5442

Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service 6:30 p.m. Thursday 7:30 p.m.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Bethel Christian Ministries

195 Johnny Dufrene Drive - Mathews

Crosspoint Church

Christian Fellowship Church

Lighthouse Worship Center

FULL GOSPEL

church, our communities and our nation. HRCS will begin the week with Sunday Mass on January 29 at 10 a.m. Following the 10 a.m. Mass, HRCS will host a dinner in the school cafeteria consisting of gumbo, potato salad and French bread. Tickets are available and can be picked up at the school’s front office. During dinner, HRCS will have a concert featuring the Christian band, Metanoia and also an open house for new and perspective students.

If we have not included your church, or you would like to be a part of the Worship Directory, please call the Lafourche Gazette at 693-7229.

Lighthouse Christian Fellowship

Mathews Full Gospel Temple

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m. Michael Davis, Pastor - 985-278-9852

Since 1974, National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. This year National Catholic Schools Week is January 29 to February 4. The theme for the 2017 National Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Holy Rosary Catholic School will observe the annual celebration week, focusing on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to the

Sunday Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Bible Class 11:00 a.m. Evening Services 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Class 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Church 6:30 p.m. Pastor Jim Duck, Church: 632-4119

Trinity Baptist Church

HRCS to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 29 thru Feb. 4

115 E. Central Avenue - Grand Isle Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. 985-787-3453

107 East 123rd Street - Galliano Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Reverend Nathan Hayes

The Crossway Ministry, Lafourche

18190 West Main St., Galliano

LA Carriers • 632-5858 752 Industrial Park Rd. • Larose, LA 70373

THERIOT, DUET & THERIOT, INC. Serving Lafourche Since 1957

Insurance Agents

• Marine • Life • Auto • Fire • Casualty • Notary Public 144 N. 1st St. • Golden Meadow Phone: 475-5126 • FAX: 475-7276

Sunday Worship Service, 10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service, 7:00 p.m. crosswaystudies@gmail.com

House of Prayer

15392 Hwy. 3235 - Cut Off (Across from Golden Motors

Bible-based Sermons Saturdays 3 p.m. - Wednesdays 7 p.m. 985-278-0122 (All religions welcome)

LUTHERAN

Grace Lutheran Church 422 Valhi Blvd. - Houma

(Only Lutheran Church between Grand Isle and Kenner) Rev. Richard Rudnik Sunday Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:45 a.m. Saturday Worship, Thibodaux, 5 p.m. - in the sanctuary at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 718 Jackson St. FMI Call Rev. Rudnik 879-1865 or Joelle Gerken (from Larose) at 693-3222.

MORMON

Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints East 57th St.

Bible Study: Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. English Elders: 985-360-7501 Spanish Elders: 985-791-6561 www.mormon.org

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COMMUNICATIONS MMUNICATI CATIONS N viscom.net

985.693.0123

Internet Security

Windshield Chips Repaired • Commercial • Marine • Residential

Hwy. 308 • E. 73rd St. Galliano • 632-6571

SPANISH

Iglesia Adventista del 7MO Dia 504 Seventh St. - Lockport

Viernes - 7:30 p.m. Sabado - 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Pastor R. Prieto Phone: (504) 505-2642 or (985) 693-6946

Mision Bautista Hispana - Larose 105 W. 16th St. - Larose

Servicios Viernes - 7:30 p.m. Domingo Escuela Dominical - 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.m Servicio De Adoracion Pastor Juan Morales 504-468-1300


Sunday, January 15, 2017 The Lafourche Gazette