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Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015

Voter registration deadline Wednesday

Voters to decide on proposed amendments in October

Grandparent’s Day …

Anyone wishing to vote in the October 24th primary must register by Wednesday, September 23. The ballot includes races for Louisiana governor, local legislators, Lafourche Parish president and council members. Residents 18 and older can register online at www.GeauxVote.com, or at the local parish Registrar of Voters offices in Thibodaux or Galliano. The Thibodaux office is located in the government building at 307 W. Fourth St., while the Galliano office is located in the South Lafourche Library Building, 16241 E. Main, Suite B23. Absentee, or early voting, begins Oct. 10 through Oct. 17.

Local library renewals also on ballot By: Doug Cheramie, II Contributing Writer

Staff photo by Babs

MEETINGS

Students at South Larose Elementary School, among a host of other schools, celebrated Grandparent’s Day earlier in the week. Leo, a student from Ms. Janelle’s Pre-K-4 class at the school, gets tips on using a cash register from his Gram Debra Richardelle.

Fed declines to raise rates

MONDAY, SEPT. 21

LAFOURCHE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD Academics Committee Meet 6:00 p.m. 805 E. 7th St. - Thibodaux TOWN OF GOLDEN MEADOW 7:00 p.m. Golden Meadow Town Hall TUESDAY, SEPT. 22 LAFOURCHE PARISH COUNCIL 5:00 p.m. 4876 Hwy. 1 - Mathews

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23 LAFOURCHE PORT COMMISSION Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m. Fourchon Office

VOLUME 26 NUMBER 49

What the Federal Reserve wants to see before raising interest rates JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — So what will it take for the Federal Reserve to finally raise interest rates? The U.S. economy is now in its seventh straight year of expansion. It’s growing at a steady if unexciting 2.2 percent annual rate. Unemployment has sunk from a 10 percent peak to a reassuring 5.1 percent. Auto and home sales have accelerated. Yet on Thursday, Fed officials declined to lift rates from record lows. The decision left some Fed watchers mystified over what the central bank needs to see to begin phasing out a policy it launched in 2008 to help save a collapsing economy. Many con-

sumers and businesses wouldn’t even likely feel the consequences of a single rate hike, at least not immediately. And Yellen has stressed that the Fed’s rate increases would be modest and gradual. At a news conference, Yellen declined to spell out what exactly would give the Fed enough confidence to raise the federal funds rate — the interest that banks charge each other — from near-zero. “I can’t give you a recipe for exactly what we’re looking to see,” she said. See Interest Rate Page 5-A

Along with state and local races on the October 24th primary ballot, voters will also decide the fate of four proposed amendments to the state constitution and two parish millage renewals. The first proposed amendment would change the name of the Budget Stabilization Fund and increases the base amount to be deposited into that fund every ten years. The second proposed amendment would allow for the investment of public funds to capitalize a state infrastructure bank with the monies to be used solely for transportation projects. Proposed amendment number three would allow legislation regarding the dedication of revenue, rebates and taxes to be considered during a fiscal legislative session. See Voters Page 4-A

Council candidate withdraws from race

Ernest Boudreaux, a candidate for Lafourche Parish Council, District 7 in the October 24th primary, has withdrawn his name from the race following an investigation into his eligibility by the District Attorney’s Office. Boudreaux said Boudreaux he didn’t want to put his family through the stress of the candidacy challenge and fully maintains he was qualified for the seat. See Candidate Page 4-A

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Before levee work

After completed levee work

A North Lafourche Levee District project to repair a 60-foot section of the Lockport to Larose Levee in the Valentine area is nearing completion. Through the cooperation of local landowners, borrow material is being used to back-fill the canal and provide more support for the levee. Since this design has no wetland impacts, contractor Low Land Construction Co., Inc. has been able to make the repairs without delay. BEFORE: The Lockport-to-Larose levee near Valentine had experienced erosion. Photos courtesy of NLLD AFTER: The adjacent canal has been back-filled to provide support for the levee.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

CCA banquet slated for Thurs. at LCC

calendar of events news to use

Commodities to be given out Wed., Thurs.

The Lafourche Council on Aging Inc. and Catholic Charities will be giving out monthly commodities for qualifying seniors 60 years of age and older between 7 and 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Cut Off Youth Center and Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Raceland Recreational Center.

KCs to sponsor soccer challenge Sept. 26

The Knights of Columbus Councils 8898 and 9000 are sponsoring a soccer challenge for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 years of age on Sat., Sept. 26, at the Larose Civic Center Soccer Field. The challenge consists of kicking a soccer ball through different scoring areas of a soccer goal. Registration is from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. For more info. call John Guidry at 985-798-7977 or Jacob Verdin at 985-291-0441.

The Bayou Lafourche CCA Chapter banquet will be held on Thursday, September 24, at 6 p.m. at the Larose Civic Center. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m., auction 8 p.m. Admission fee is $65 per person, $500 per table of 8, $35 spouse, and $25 youth. Price includes one year CCA membership, admission, dinner and open bar. For table and ticket information contact Leigh Isaacson at 225-952-9200.

Cake baking contest to be held at COYC fair

The Cut Off Youth Center will host a cake baking contest for the annual fair. Cakes will be judged on best tasting and best decorated. All cakes will then be auctioned off on the Saturday night, September 26. Cakes can be turned in on Sept. 26 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Winners to be announced that night. The Hurricane Festival’s Sweet Booth will be accepting donations of brownies, cupcakes, cookies, rice krispy treats and can be brought in Sept. 25 through the morning of Sept. 27.

Blanket, coat drive ongoing through Sept. 26

A new or gently used blanket and coat drive is ongoing through September

26. Organizers will distribute items collected to local schools from Larose to Grand Isle. Drop offs can be made during business hours at Advance America, 353 Hwy. 3162, Suite 104, in Cut Off. On the final day of the drive, a celebration will be held with activities for children and information for adults. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, call 325-3260.

Parent education classes to begin Sept. 30

The Bayou Council Behavioral Health Services, Inc. will offer parent education presentations on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. till noon at the Terrebonne Parish DA’s Office, 118 Armour Drive in Houma, on Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. The presentations will also be offered on Thursdays from 10 a.m. till noon at the Bayou Council Office, 504 St. Louis St. in Thibodaux, on Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Admission is free and open to the public. No children allowed.

Town wide garage sale to be held Oct. 3

Bayou Lafourche Folklife and Heritage Museum is organizing Lockport’s seventh annual town wide Garage Sale on Saturday, October 3, beginning at 7 a.m. Participants do not need to register.

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New Orleans-to-Baton Rouge commuter railway championed CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Parish leaders along the bustling industrial corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans on Wednesday championed the idea of creating a railway commuter line to connect the state’s two largest cities and major economic hubs. Gathering in Gonzales, parish presidents and representatives from seven parishes along the proposed rail route urged the next Louisiana governor to back the project. The four candidates said at a recent forum that they support the project. The municipal and parish leaders held a news conference at the site of a possible future train station in Gonzales. City officials in Gonzales recently agreed to purchase the site. Officials in Baton Rouge and LaPlace are simultaneously examining potential train station sites in their cities. The last time passengers could take a train between Baton Rouge and New Orleans was in 1969. “Right now what we’re seeing is unprecedented collaboration between the parishes,� said Kristin Gisleson-Palmer, chairwoman of Louisiana Super Region Rail Authority, a state entity working to develop the rail line. But she said the next governor would need to back the project for it to be-

come a reality. “It could really be a feather in the cap of the next governor,� she said. The proposed route would use existing freight lines and make several stops at towns along the way. But creating a line would cost a lot of money. A 2014 feasibility study projected it would cost $262 million. A major cost would be the need to replace a singletrack 1.8-mile-long railway bridge that crosses the Bonnet Carre spillway, lying just outside the levees protecting metropolitan New Orleans. Freight trains now are restricted to traveling at 10 mph on the bridge. The project would need federal funding. Backers of the rail project are critical of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s decision in 2009 to not seek $300 million in federal stimulus money. Jindal said the line would have been a burden on the state in ongoing subsidies to keep trains running each year. Since then, planners have scaled back plans from a $450 million project to the current $262 million one. Instead of trains traveling up to 110 mph, planners and regional leaders are

pushing for a line with trains traveling up to 79 mph. “It becomes much more realistic,� said James Amdal, a senior fellow with the University of New Orleans Transportation Institute. “I don’t think there are any insurmountable problems that make this a deal killer.� If the line becomes a reality, Amdal said, Amtrak likely would become the operator. Under a 1970 law, Amtrak is guaranteed the right of access to freight rail lines and it is required to pay only for incremental costs of using such lines.

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BRIEF Lionel Richie to launch Las Vegas residency next year

NEW YORK (AP) — Lionel Richie is ready to go all night long in Las Vegas. The singer announced Wednesday that he will launch a residency called “Lionel Richie — All the Hits” on April 27 at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Richie will play 20 shows in April, May, September and October. Tickets, which go on sale Friday, range from $59 to $199, not including service charges. The shows will include hits such as “All Night Long (All Night),” ‘’Hello,” ‘’Stuck

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on You,” ‘’Say You, Say Me” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” Richie said in a statement: “It’s a high energy show that is a perfect match for such a vibrant city!” Online: http://lionelrichie.com/ ___

Hillary Clinton planning Baton Rouge campaign stop next week

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to Baton Rouge next week for a campaign visit. The Monday morning campaign stop is being described as a “grassroots organizing event” for the Democratic presidential candidate. It is aimed at building up local volunteers who will help the campaign leading into Louisiana’s March 5th primary. Clinton’s visit to the state comes as its Republican governor, Bobby Jindal, is seeking the Republican nomination in a long-shot bid for the White House. Members of the public who want to attend can sign up on the Clinton campaign website. The Democratic contender also has a $2,700per-person private fundraiser planned while in town, at the home of Jim Bernhard, a well-known businessman and former state Democratic Party leader. ___

2 more La. House members re-elected without opposition

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The number of lawmakers who have won re-election

without opposition has edged up by two. The Louisiana House says challengers who signed up to run against Hammond Rep. Chris Broadwater and Covington Rep. Paul Hollis have withdrawn from the Oct. 24 ballot. With no race to run, both Republicans will return to new four-year terms in January. That boosts the number of House members who drew no opponents to 51 out of 105, 49 percent of the chamber. Twenty of 39 state senators also were elected after they were unopposed in the three-day candidate registration period that ended last week. One unopposed House candidate who will take office in January has never served in the Legislature. ___

Mother pleads to injecting sanitizer in son’s feeding tube

BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — A 22-year-old Belle Chasse woman has pleaded guilty to killing her 17-month-old son, a Down syndrome patient who died of alcohol poisoning in January 2014. Plaquemines Parish District Attorney Charles Ballay, in a news release, said Erika Wigstrom pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter. District Judge Kevin Connor sentenced her to the maximum 40 years in prison without benefit of probation or suspension of sentence. A grand jury indicted Wigstrom on first-degree murder and attempted firstdegree murder charges in the death of her son, Lucas Ruiz. She allegedly tried to kill the child in October 2012 by injecting perfume into his feeding tube while he was in the hospital for a heart procedure. He survived that attempt but died after she injected hand sanitizer into his feeding tube last year. ___

State ranked 4th in rate of women murdered by men

(AP) - A report finds that

Louisiana ranks fourth in a disturbing category: the rate of women murdered by men. An annual study released Tuesday by The Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C., analyzed FBI homicide statistics for 2013, the most recent available. Researchers found that murders involving one female victim and one male offender took place at a rate of 1.99 per 100,000 residents in the state. South Carolina was first, with a rate of 2.32, followed by Alaska, 2.29 and New Mexico, 2.00. Nationwide, 1,615 females were murdered by males in single-victim, single-offender incidents in 2013. ___

GM will pay $900 million to settle criminal charges over deadly ignition switch

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors agreed to pay $900 million to fend off criminal prosecution over the deadly ignition-switch scandal, striking a deal that brought criticism down on the Justice Department for not bringing charges against individual employees. The switches, which can slip out of the “run” position and cut off the engine, have been linked to at least 169 deaths. Despite evidence that GM’s legal and engineering

Sunday, September 20, 2015 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

staffs concealed the problem for nearly a decade, no employees were charged Thursday, though U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said the investigation is still going on. Also Thursday, GM announced it will spend $575 million to settle the majority of the civil lawsuits filed over the scandal. Under the deal with prosecutors, an independent monitor will be appointed to oversee GM’s handling of safety problems. Two charges drawn up against GM — wire fraud and scheming to conceal information from government regulators — will be dropped after three years if the automaker cooperates fully. ___

Donor offers to pay for removal of Confederate monuments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An anonymous donor is offering to pay the $144,000 city officials say it could cost to remove four prominent Confederate monuments. New Orleans joined a number of other Southern cities moving to eradicate Confederate and white supremacist symbols after the killings of nine worshippers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, in June. Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City Council are looking at removing statues

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of Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard and Jefferson Davis and a monument honoring a white militia attack on an integrated Reconstruction-era government in New Orleans. In a letter to the City Council this week, the Landrieu administration said an anonymous donor was ready to pay the cost of taking down the monuments. The City Council must vote on the statues’ removal. The subject of removing the monuments is contentious and has drawn large crowds at public meetings. Those in favor and against the removal have spoken passionately about the subject. The letter also said the city should present itself as a diverse city free of bias as it prepares to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the city’s founding by the French in 2018. ___

LDWF announces Elmer’s Island road closure

The access road to Elmer’s Island, a wildlife refuge owned and maintained by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, will close to the public Monday, September 21 through Friday, September 25 for repair work. Vehicular traffic will resume once repairs are complete.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

Boudreaux From 1-A

Boudreaux said in a statement: “While I am confident that I am qualified to run for Lafourche Parish Council District 7, I do not want to put my family through a challenge to my candidacy. I also think a candidacy challenge will distract the voters from the real issues facing District 7. Consequently, I am withdrawing from the election. That said, I encourage everyone to go out and vote in the upcoming election. As always, I will support the people of Lafourche Parish in any way I can.� Last Friday, D.A. Cam Morvant acknowledged he was investigating where Boudreaux lived over the past year after he received a complaint. Boudreaux ran for Houma City Marshall last year but was defeated. He

lived in a house in Lockport but also rented a home in Houma. Lafourche Parish’s Home Rule Charter requires a candidate to live in the district where they are seeking election for at least a year before qualifying ends. Candidates can own or rent several homes, but they can only run in the district where they received homestead exemption. Woody Falgout, Boudreaux’s attorney, said the confusion stems from the fact that Boudreaux’s home is still listed under his wife’s deceased husband’s name. Boudreaux’s wife, Roxanne, stayed in the house after her husband died. Ron Sapia, one of Boudreaux’s opponents, filed the complaint. The race for District 7, to replace councilman Phillip Gouaux, who chose not to seek re-election, now includes Armand “Noonie�

Autin, a Republican from Lockport, and Sapia, no party listing, also from Lockport. Early voting for the October 24th primary is Oct. 10 through Oct. 17.

Voters

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Currently, legislative sessions beginning in odd numbered years have very narrow parameters as to what subject matter is allowed to be introduced. This amendment would slightly broaden those parameters, allowing more flexibility to the legislative process. Proposed amendment four would provide that land or property owned by another state or the political subdivision of another state should not be exempt from ad valorem taxation in this state. Currently, lands owned by other states or other states’ political subdivisions are not subject to ad valorem taxes in Louisiana. Locally, parish voters will be asked to consider two millage renewals for the parish library system. The first proposition would be a renewal of 1.65 mills annually for a tenyear period beginning in 2017. This would generate approximately $1.6 million a year and would go towards operations of the system. The second library renewal on the ballot calls for 4.06 mills, also set to begin in 2017, which will generate approximately $4 million annually and would also be used for operations, upkeep and technology purchases for the library system. Election day is Oct. 24.

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What she does see now are too many lingering risks. Inflation is still undershooting the 2 percent target that the Fed regards as consistent with stable growth. Financial markets have turned stormy as doubts have spread about whether Chinese officials can sustain decent growth in the world’s secondlargest economy. Emerging markets from Brazil to Malaysia are struggling. Europe is straining to avoid stagnation. And falling oil prices have pulled Canada — the largest U.S. trading partner — into recession. The doubts remain so severe that the Fed appears to consider even a mild rate hike — one that many economists say will barely affect most Americans — a step too far.

Yellen signaled some concern Thursday about China’s slowdown and volatile financial markets. But many economists say the Fed is paying particular attention to three key gauges in weighing whether to raise rates. They say the Fed needs to see: — A STABLE DOLLAR: The dollar has risen 14.8 percent against a basket of currencies in the past year. This has hurt U.S. manufacturers by causing their American-made goods to become more expensive abroad. It also reduces inflationary pressures because foreign-made goods become cheaper. A stronger dollar can put inflation further below the Fed’s target rate. — STEADY OIL PRICES: A barrel of oil has more than halved in value to $44.07 over the past 12 months. That decline has suppressed inflation. The Fed forecasts that its preferred inflation measure

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will be just 0.4 percent this year — a fraction of its 2 percent objective. Fed officials may be reluctant to act until they believe that oil prices have bottomed. — AN EVEN STRONGER JOB MARKET: Over the past year, employers have added 2.9 million jobs, and the unemployment rate has dropped a full percentage point to 5.1 percent. The Fed considers that level consistent with a “balanced” economy. But the hiring has yet to spur faster wage growth — a trend that would improve people’s well-being and, Yellen stressed, help inflation reach the Fed’s objective. The Fed doesn’t want to assume that all three of these economic measures will naturally improve. So on Thursday, it said essentially that it needs more time before finalizing a decision. But even by the time of the Fed’s October or December meeting, the direction of the world economy might remain hazy. China might be unable to show within a few months that it can manage a transition to slower growth now that its years of 10 percent annual gains are over. Europe might face continued softness. “It might not be definitive,” said Scott Anderson, chief economist at Bank of the West. “We might have another nail-biter come the December meeting.”

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Friends of Lafourche Drug Court Foundation to hold annual fundraiser Thursday Sunday, September 20, 2015 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

Friends of the Lafourche Drug Court Foundation will hold its 11th Annual Benefit Dinner on Thursday, September 24th. The event will take place at the Bayou Country Club located at 900 Country Club Boulevard in Thibodaux and will begin with a cash bar and social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner served at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Senator Norby Chabert. Two graduates of Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court will also be present to speak about the program, their experience, and the positive manner in which it has affected their lives. The dress code for the event is “cool, casual, and festive”.

This is the primary annual fundraiser of Lafourche Parish Drug Court Foundation. The non-profit foundation utilizes the financial support of generous citizens and businesses of Lafourche Parish to support the Lafourche Parish Drug Treatment Court Program. Individual tickets for the benefit dinner are available for $100, and additional sponsorship levels are also available. Advance ticket purchase is required, and the deadline to purchase tickets is September 21. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact Dana Mahler Adams at (985) 326-3678. Donations are accepted at the annual

fundraiser but can also be made year-round. Anyone wishing to donate or become a member of the foundation can visit the website, www.friendsofdrugcourt.net, or email questions to info@friendsofdrugcourt.net.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

What a Life!

By: Rev. Wilmer L. Todd The rich and influential are treated differently than the poor A few years ago, someone in a big city conducted an experiment. He borrowed two cars: one was an old jalopy and the other car was an expensive chauffeur-driven car. He then put on some old clothes, messed up his hair, took the old car and drove down a major street. He stopped at a main intersection for a red light, but when the light turned green, he did not move. He just sat in the car. Very soon all of the cars behind him started honking their horns and shouting at him to get out of the way. After a few minutes of this abuse, he drove on. Then he went home, changed into good clothes, combed his hair, and got into the chauffeur-driven car. He sat in the back seat and had the driver take him down the same street. They stopped at the same intersection. When the light turned green, he told the driver not to move. Then he waited. This time, no one honked their horn or started shouting at them. They just all quietly took their time and drove around him when they could. His conclusion from the experiment was obvious. We treat the rich and influential people much differently than we treat the poor and powerless. According to the Letter

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314 East 74th St. - Cut Off

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

of James, this is directly contrary to the way that a follower of Jesus should behave. “If a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, ‘Have a seat here, please,’ while to the one who is poor you say, ‘Stand there,’ or, ‘Sit at my feet,’ have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?” (Jam. 2:2-4) As Christians we cannot have one standard for one group of people and another standard for another group of people. The poor and powerless have as much right to our respect as the rich and powerful. When we judge others, we make distinctions between them and ourselves. We create separations and divisions. We start to break down the unity that is naturally there from the fact that we all share in the same world and are part of the same human race and children of the same God. Prejudice has been responsible for more violence and death in our world than probably any other single factor. In recent years we have seen examples of attempted genocide where whole nations are threatened by other nations – where people are so full of hatred for a certain race or nationality that they would kill every member if they could. These are among the most horrible crimes against humanity. Yet it all starts within us. When we accept a false conclusion that others are not as good as we are because of how they look, or live, or talk, then we have given up our faith in Jesus Christ. This is very serious and we must take it very seriously. Jesus wants us to look closely at our own hearts to see if we harbor any kind of prejudice toward any people. If we find we are bias

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

South Lafourche Assembly of God Crosspoint Church

17618 West Main - Galliano - 632-2109 16640 West Main St., Cut Off Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m. Children’s Church 10:00 a.m. Mid-Week Service - 6:30 p.m. Pastor Roger Hunt

BAPTIST

First Baptist Church

187 Oakridge Dr. - Golden Meadow 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. Dr. Bobby N. Duck - Pastor www.fbcgoldenmeadow.com

First Baptist Church of Grand Isle

Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Thursday Kids & Adults: 6:00 p.m. Thursday Youth Worship: 7:00 p.m. Pastor John Boss and Pastor Noah Blackburn 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. Choir Rehearsal Saturday 2:00 p.m. Speaking Meeting/Testimony 2nd Sun. 7:30 p.m. Lord’s Supper Every 3rd Sunday Reverend Roland J. Bradley, Sr.

129 Cedar Ln. - Grand Isle - 985-787-3410 Valentine Baptist Church Sunday Small Groups: 7:00 p.m. 9334 Hwy. 308 - Valentine Sunday Worship: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday Kids Elevate: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Youth Worship: 7:00 p.m. 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 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

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

Sunday Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Bible Study: 10:00 a.m. Bro. Jim Mooring

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. Rev. Henry Sebastian, Pastor

Our Lady of the Isle Church Grand Isle

Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Mass at 8:00 a.m. Fr. Carlos Talavera, Pastor

Our Lady of the Rosary

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

Sacred Heart Catholic Church 15300 West Main - Cut Off

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. Rev. Wilfredo “Freddie” Decal, Pastor

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. Very Rev. Dean Danos, V.F. www.stanthonygheens.parishesonline.co

St. Hilary of Poitiers

South Lafourche Baptist Church 333 Twin Oaks Drive - Raceland 17077 East Main - Galliano

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

Trinity Baptist Church

195 Johnny Dufrene Drive - Mathews

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting, 7:00 p.m. Rod King, Pastor - 532-2936, Res.

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. Friday Mass 7:00 a.m. Rev. Benny Rebosura 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.

toward anyone, we should renew our minds and hearts according to the mind and heart of Jesus. Jesus knew no distinctions

between peoples. Pope Francis recently said, “Gossiping is terrorism because the person who gossips is like a terror-

ist who throws a bomb and walks away, destroying; they destroy with their tongue, they don’t make peace. The devil is always

WORSHIP DIRECTORY

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Larose Church of Christ 13379 East Main - Larose

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.

FULL GOSPEL

Lighthouse Worship Center 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

Mathews Full Gospel Temple Hwy. 1 - Mathews

Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service 11:00 a.m. Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service 7:00 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 of Laf. 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 Dicipleship Robert Durbin Youth Pastor Robert Schwertz Phone: (985) 632-3077 www.communitybiblecutoff.com

Christian Family Center 11819 East Main - Galliano

Sunday Services 9:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.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 - (985) 532-2992

Victory Life Church

1200 Crescent Avenue - Lockport

Services: Sun. 9:00 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.

Christian Fellowship Church 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

Bethany Community Fellowship 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 When Scheduled Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.

PRESBYTERIAN

tempting people to open their mouths and say something wrong. It’s his job to divide people.” Be a peacemaker!

If we have not included your church, or you would like to be a part of this Worship Directory, please call the Lafourche Gazette at 985-693-7229.

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

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UNITED METHODIST

632-7575

Golden Meadow United Methodist Church

18803 East Main - Golden Meadow Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 11:00 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

United Methodist Church of Grand Isle Oak Street - Grand Isle Sunday Service 8:30 a.m. Chris Thomas, Pastor

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

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

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

Bethel Christian Ministries 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 18219 West Main St., Suite 10 Galliano

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

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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. 879-1865 - FMI Call Rev. Rudnik 879-1865 or Joelle Gerken (from Larose) at 693-3222.

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Church of Jesus ChristLatter Day Saints East 57th St.

LA Carriers • 632-5858 16849 East Main Street • Cut Off, LA 70345

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

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

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SPORTS

Saints secondary a primary concern against Winston, Bucs BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Saints’ battered secondary has become a primary concern for New Orleans as it prepares to host the NFL’s top overall draft pick, Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston. After losing their season opener in Arizona without starting cornerback Keenan Lewis or starting free safety Jairus Byrd, the Saints now must replace Byrd’s replacement — veteran Rafael Bush, who tore his pectoral muscle Sunday. New Orleans had to finish the game with veteran strong safety Jamarca

Sanford playing free safety for the first time. Saints coach Sean Payton said Sanford is versatile enough to play both safety spots. But after placing Bush on injured reserve this week, New Orleans also has re-signed veteran free safety Kenny Phillips, who was with the club in training camp but has not played in a regular season game since 2012. “With regards to the next guy playing, it is a challenge from the amount of playing time they’ve had,� Payton conceded Wednesday. “Obviously, with Jairus, there is going

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to be a transition. It has been a while since he has played football and we understand that. Fortunately, Phillips was just here. “We’ve got to look at a couple of different options,� Payton continued. “Obviously, Jamarca is someone that knows both (safety) positions. We have to remain somewhat flexible, but that would be the challenge.� Byrd did not practice on Wednesday, extending a prolonged absence that dates to the beginning of training camp because of complications related to his rehabilitation from knee surgery last year. Lewis also remained out with a hip injury that occurred in New Orleans’ third preseason game. So when Winston makes his second career start in the Superdome on Sunday, he could be facing a secondary that includes two defensive backs who also are playing in only their second NFL game: Delvin Breaux, who started last week for Lewis, and fifth-round pick Damian Swann, who served as the primary nickel back. Phillips, meanwhile, is trying to resurrect a career that has been side-tracked by various injuries during the past two years. For Winston, there’s little use in spending much time studying the Saints’ secondary personnel. “I focus on their scheme and the concept of how they do things,� Winston said. “Whoever shows up to play on game day, we will find out who that is, but we know they have some good players and we know they are going to have a good plan ready.� The Saints gave up 307 yards passing and three TDs to Cardinals QB Carson Palmer in a 31-19 loss last weekend. But Winston is coming off of an inauspicious NFL debut against Tennessee, throwing two interceptions

in a 42-14 loss. Bucs coach Lovie Smith expects Winston to perform better this week, whether he is playing against a patched-up secondary or not. “If you have to go to a backup, you are not as strong. If you’re not as strong, that would benefit us,� Smith said. “We can’t look at it like that. Whoever they are going to put back there is very capable.� The only regular starters available in New Orleans’ defensive backfield this weekend might be strong safety Kenny Vaccaro and veteran cornerback Brandon Browner. But Vaccaro stressed that Breaux has shown a lot of promise and that Phillips, a former firstround pick who has started in the Super Bowl for the New York Giants, “knows what to do.� “It’s not going to be as catastrophic as everybody thinks,� Vaccaro said, adding that several defensive backs train at multiple positions in case injuries require them to switch from their regular roles. “We cross-train for situations like this. There’s no panic. We’ll be fine. You want the best guys out there, but unfortunately that’s how this game goes.� Notes: Running back C.J. Spiller returned to practice on a limited basis on Wednesday for the first time since going out with a knee injury early in training camp. Quarterback Drew Brees indicated that Spiller could be a factor in the Saints’ offense soon. “Just the time we spent on the field today, I like the way he looks,� Brees said. ... In addition to Byrd and Lewis, linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (toe) also missed practice. ... The Saints have brought back receiver Joseph Morgan, who has spent much of the past four seasons with New Orleans but was cut at the end of this past preseason. AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

Community of Leeville gearing up for annual Fishing Rodeo, Oct. 3 & 4 Sunday, September 20, 2015 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

The Annual Leeville Fishing Rodeo will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4, headquartered at Griffin’s Marina. Tickets are $15, which includes eligibility for many door prizes and a fried fish and white beans lunch on Sunday. Winners of door prizes need not be present. A special overall angler award Brett Smith framed print will be awarded to outstanding angler with the most weight from the

two days of fishing for each category. Tickets area available at B & B Hardware in Larose; Quality Printing in Galliano; Tom’s Service Station and Golden Meadow True Value in Golden Meadow, and Gail’s Bait Shop, Bada Bing Bait Shop, and Griffin’s Marina in Leeville. For more information call Griffin’s Marina at 985-396-2415. All proceeds donated to local charities.

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HOMES

House For Sale: 3 br, 1.5 ba, Reduced to $78,000. Call 985691-1367, leave message. _________________ Trailer For Sale located in Galliano: 3 br, 2 ba. Must be moved ASAP, 16x80, fully furn., in great cond., barely lived in, 4 yrs. old. Asking $45,000 will negotiate. Please call Angel R. for details or walk thru. 985-381-0077. Must see to believe, serious inquiries please. _________________ House For Sale in Larose: Charming cottage, new construction, 2 br, 1 ba, excel. location, low down payment. Call 985-264-6200 or 985396-3000. _________________

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OPPORTUNITY

Restaurant Building For Lease: Great location/move in ready, 13025 Hwy. 1, Larose. Fully equipped/addt’l b-b-q room attached. Approx. 3,000 sq ft., $3000/mth, $1000 /dep. Serious inquiries only. Call 985-6657375. _________________

LAND

Rural Property For Sale: 60+/acres for sale. Good hunting, deer, turkey & ducks. Property is between Union & Ouachita WMA’s. Running creek. 16x80 trailer with 3 br, 2 ba, good cond., with back porch. Property is fenced & cross fenced, 3 gas wells on property. $200,000 firm. Marion, LA. Union Parish. Call Larry Dufrene at 318608-1700. _________________

Land For Sale: 635x100, unrestricted & undeveloped, property in Galliano. Borders 40 arpent canal, great for crawfish pond, hunting, etc. Asking $40,000. Call 985-696-7912, leave message. _________________

FOR RENT

House For Rent: 1 br, 1 ba, no smoking, no pets, w/appl., $650/mth, $400/dep. Call 985-632-4723. _________________ Lg. 2 Br Apt. For Rent: Located in Galliano. $850/mth, landlord pays all utilities. FMI call Carol at 727324-9323 or Roger at 727-330-0891. _________________ House For Rent: 5 br, 3 ba, in Galliano, unfurnished, no pets, no smoking inside. Call 985-696-7373 for applications. $ 1 6 0 0 / m t h , $1600/dep. _________________ Brick Home For Rent: Completely remodeled, unfurnished, 3 br, 2 ba, living rm, dining, lg. kitchen, carport, outside covered cooking area, spacious yard, quiet neighborhood, no pets, no smoking. Larose, north of Intracoastal. $1100/mth, $800/dep. Call 985693-7040. _________________ FOR RENT Mobile Homes, Cabins, Campers and Lots - with Laundromat & Store. Campers for Sale - lease purchase or cash. De Renta: Trailas solares y campers con Lavenderia y tienda Hispana para servirles mejor. 108 Peterson Lane, Galliano 985-637-4133 _________________

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Trailer For Rent: 3 br, 2 ba, private street. FMI call 985-6771155. _________________ Trailer For Rent: 2 br, 1 ba, on E. 7th St., Larose. Unfurnished, $500/mth, $500/dep. Taking applications. Call 985-691-3099. _________________ House For Rent in Galliano area: FMI call 985-475-7763 or 985-637-7763. _________________ Cote Blanche Connection Apartments Hwy 3161 Cut Off. For Rent: Spacious 2BR, 1ba. apt. Full kitchen and washer and dryer included. Pets welcomed. $1,000/mo with 12 month lease. See pics at coteblancheapartments.co m. Call Bill at 985325-5626 FMI. _________________

Apts. For Rent in Larose: 2 br, 1 ba, $750/mth, $750/security dep., no pets, no smoking (no exceptions). FMI call 985537-3567. _________________ House For Rent: 3 br, 1.5 ba, Cut Off. Good neighborhood, quiet area. $950/mth, $950/dep. Call 985691-1367, leave message. _________________ Commercial Bldg. For Rent: 13301 W. Main, Larose. 1200 sq. ft., Call 985-6914215 or 985-258-1283 for details. _________________ Apt. For Rent: 1 br, in Central Lafourche area, $300/mth. plus utilities. Call 985-5379259. _________________ Apt. For Rent: 1 br, Valentine area on bayouside, $550/mth, $550/dep. Call 985691-4213, if no answer leave message. _________________ Mobile Home For Rent: 2BR, 1ba., laundry room with washer and dryer. $1000/mo (utilities included) and $800/dep. Located in Cut off. Call 985-2780122 for more details. _________________

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Houses For Rent: 4 br, 2 ba, $1400/mth; 3 br, 2 ba, $900/mth. Newly remodeled, discount available. Near SL bridge, no pets. Call 985-632-6188. _________________ Office For Rent: Professional-Immaculatebrick, 1040 sq ft, generator, 526 Main St., Lockport. $2000 /mth. Call 985-5323531 or 985-8050234. _________________

ROOMATE NEEDED

Looking for a House Mate, between the ages of 40-50, no pets, non smoker, no alcohol, background check at your cost. FMI call 985-2150746. _________________

MERCHANDISE

Power Wheelchair For Sale, needs battery. Almost brand new, hardly used. Asking $2000, originally pd. $6400. Call 985-632-6619. _________________ Washer, Dryer and Television For Sale: $400 for all. Call 504208-1860 (located in Cut Off). _________________

CAMPERS

2006 18’ Camper Trailer For Sale w/12’ slide out, very clean and in very good cond. Call 258-5848 after 3 pm and leave Asking message. $8600. _________________ 1997 Camper For Sale: FMI call 985215-0746. _________________

BOATS

2008 Caroline Skiff For Sale: 17.8 DLX & 2008 90 HP Pohatsu 2 stroke, very low hrs., 2013 Minnkota trolling motor, alum. trailer, garage kept. Asking $10,500 OBO. Call 337-344-5099. _________________

HELP WANTED

Front Desk Clerk Needed: Must be honest, trust worthy & reliable. Apply in person at Bayou Inn 18608 W. Main, Galliano. _________________

Triple Son Farm Transport is accepting applications for Exp. CDL 18-wheeler driver. Offering pd. vacation, health ins., 401K. Must submit to drug screen. Apply at 14502 W. Main, Cut Off. _________________ Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Galliano is currently looking for B r e a k f a s t Attendant(s). We have a part time/full time opening. Candidates must be able to work at least 5 shifts per week and be available weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Must have reliable transportation, must be able to carry/lift/push/pull up to 50 lbs. Job requires walking and standing for a full shift (6 hr. or more). Candidates must be able to communicate with hotel guest and perform other cleaning duties in the hotel. If interested, please apply in person at the hotel. _________________ Gulf Coast Employment is accepting applications for all Offshore Licensed Captains, Offshore Licensed and Unlicensed Engineers & Offshore Experienced Deckhands. Call 985693-7750 or apply online at w w w. g u l f c o a s t e m ploy.com _________________

Special Ed. Dist. #1 “The Center� is seeking a responsible, energetic, self-motivated individual to work as a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional. Successful candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services Field, pass a criminal background check, physical, agility/ability test and drug screening. Int. parties should call The Center at 985632-5671 for an appt. Applications must be accompanied by a resume. Applications and resumes’ will be accepted from Sept. 8th thru Sept. 25, hrs. 8 am to 2 pm. _________________ Joe’s Environmental has immediate openings for Class A CDL Drivers. X-Endorsement & Hazmat required. Apply in person at 15344 Hwy. 3235, Cut Off. Apply within hours of 9 am till 2 pm & the contact number is 985-6325592. _________________

South Beach cleaning service, inc.

No job too big or small! Reliable & Insured. All equipment / supplies provided. References available!

K-Mar Supply

Apply in person at 654 A.O. Rappelet Rd., Fourchon (NAPA, Next Door to Kajun Truck Stop) No phone calls, please. Must Speak English.

Must have a valid drivers’ license. Free transportation to and from work is available.

AIRLINE CAREERS Get FAA approved maintenance training at campuses coast to coast. Job placement assistance. Financial Aid for qualifying students. Military friendly. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance

  

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Job duties include (not but limited to): Stocking shelves, some cleaning, serving customers, taking customers’ calls, some outside duties. Computer experience preferred. Candidate must be a fast learner, multi-tasker and be self-motivated.

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We Do Redo Remodeling, Inc. Total Renovation & Add Ons! Kitchen & bathroom remodel, tile, vinyl siding, decking, etc, plumbing & electric wiring. Call Marvin Thibodaux, Sr. at 985-291-0953. _________________ Dog Grooming at Pitre’s Feed & Seed. Call JoAnn Pitre at 696-2321. _________________ Can Do Brick, Block & Stone Work. Call for free estimates. Keith Thayer at 985-637-3569. _________________

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Free Pick Up For Old / Junk Cars

Professional House Cleaning is now available from Larose to Grand Isle. Have your home cleaned by an experienced professional. Don’t have time to clean? Need help before the holidays? Not sure if we do what you need done?

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Riggers needed in Fourchon, LA. Experience preferred but not necessary. Competitive benefits package includes 401K plan, health insurance and PTO. Apply at 206 South Lacarpe Circle, Houma, LA 70360 between 8am and 5pm, weekdays. _________________

Coastal Janitorial Services Now Hiring Positions. 5 days a week. Call 632-5791. _________________ 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 985-798-5800. Resume preferred but not required. Submit resume to P.O. Box 143 Cut Off, LA 70345 _________________ Exp. Kitchen Help & Wait Staff needed immediately at WOW CafĂŠ. Apply in person at 291 Hwy. 3162. No phone calls please. _________________

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Firefighter/Operator and Fire Communications Officer (dispatcher): LPFD3 offers competitive salaries, IRA plan, health, vision & dental ins., pd. vacation & pd. holiday. Must possess a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license & high school diploma or GED. Please apply in person at Fire Central, 17462 W. Main, Cut Off. Need more information contact Codi Collins at 985-6328068. _________________ RLC, LLC is seeking a Ground Support employee to be responsible for escorting customers to and from our aircraft, loading and offloading equip. & supplies, fueling & cleaning aircraft and base vehicles, & maintaining the facility & grounds as directed. This opening is at our air base located in Galliano. The schedule is 7 & 7 and work hrs. are from 5 am to 5 pm. The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent. Work exp. in a customer service environment preferred. Int. candidates are encouraged to apply at 175 Black Hawk Rd. in Galliano. FMI call 985-475-4924. _________________ Louisiana Marine Towing, LLC now hiring 100 Ton Captain. Must have towing endorsement and exp. pushing 6 barges. E m a i l : laura.adams70345@ email.com or call 985691-1229. _________________ Tower Loan of Cut Off: Positions available â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cashier & Manager Trainees. Call 985-632-7300 for appt. or fax resume to 985-632-7305. _________________

Cash Paid for Junk Cars Dead or Alive!

Call Brad Watson

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Daily Comet

The Daily Comet has openings in Lafourche Parish for newspaper route carriers!!! Routes are a good second income for stay at home moms / dads, retirees or anyone else with a few hours of extra time daily. Reliable transportation and a pleasant attitude for dealing with the public.

Call Linda or Penny for details:

448-7623

CROSBY TUGS LLC Accepting Applications for

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Crosby Tugs is seeking a high energy professional who is self-motivated and reliable. This position will require land based 14/14 rotation on site. Applicant must have 7-10 years of experience in maritime, dredging or construction industries. OSHA 30 hr. construction training is not required but is beneficial. Applications can be found online at

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Barrios Carpentry

We do it all! Custom bathroom and kitchens, tile work, flooring, electrical, sheetrock, painting and and all renovations and additions 985-691-8126 or 985-696-5560 _________________

LaBove Plumbing LMP 7038 Gas â&#x20AC;˘ Water â&#x20AC;˘ Sewer 16844 West Main St. Cut Off, LA 70345 State Licensed & Insured We accept credit & debit cards.

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Quality Roofing By Kernny Comardelle Metal roofing, small jobs & repairs. Call 985-696-7912, leave message. _________________ Evans Concrete Construction House slabs, driveways, sidewalks, etc. No job too big or too small. Call Leonard Evans at 985-6772959. _________________ I Do Babysitting in my home, located in Golden Meadow, all hrs. Mon. thru Sun. Contact Leslie at 985291-0376. _________________ Original USA General Labor, LLC for all your skilled and unskilled labor needs for Inland and Offshore. Call 985-475-4758, _________________ Cajun Roofing & Carpentry, Inc. 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 canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 _________________ Curryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tree Service Tree cutting & trimming, any size, reasonable rates, free estimates, licensed. Call 985-258-0465. _________________ Baby Sitter: Opening for 2 children ages infant to school age. Call 985-696-2901, ask for Lee. _________________

Tim Harris Flooring Installation Services Carpet, vinyl, laminate, wood, ceramic, custom showers, painting, carpentry, sheet rock. Purchase floor anywhere, we will install. Manufactures warranty floors, not flooring stores. Free estimates. Call 985-677-0474 or 985677-2526. _________________ Kerry Chiasson Carpentry For all your carpentry needs. Call 985-6376279. _________________ Openings available for child care in the Golden Meadow area: Accepting all ages, after school care available. Hours 7am - 5:30 pm. 6325789. _________________ J & Pâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tree Service & Sawmill, LLC Land Clearing, Dozer & Excavator, Tree Removal, Trimming, Stump Grinding, Demolition, Lumber cut to order, For Sale: Firewood, Mulch and Dirt. State Arborâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License & Insured. Call 985-632-2540 or 985696-5174. _________________ Concrete Work Forming, pouring & finishing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; houses, buildings, driveways, patios, walkways, etc. Call Glenn Hughes, Jr at 985-209-5552. _________________ Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pressure Washing & Painting Insured Commercial & Residential. 985-6378633 _________________ Need Your Office Cleaned? Grass cut? Or building pressure washed? Call Original USA General Labor, LLC at 985-475-4758. Free estimates _________________

NOTICES

I am applying to the Office of Alcohol Beverage 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 address: 16860 Highway 3235, Suite B, Cut Off, LA 70345-4059 under the business name of: Galliano Properties, LLC; DBA Galliano Properties Chevron #631. /s/ Eric J. Stathes, Member /Manager and Ryan Retif, Member. _________________


CLASSIFIED ADS OBITUARIES

dren. A Funeral Service was held in the Parlor of Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, on Wednesday, September 16, at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be private. ____________________

DAVIS ADAMS Graveside services were held on Thursday, September 17 at 1 p.m. for Davis Paul Adams, 57, a native and resident of Cut Off, who passed away on September 14, 2015 at 12 p.m. He is survived by mother, Lillie M. Adams; brothers, Keith Adams and Gerald LeMaire. He was preceded in death by father, Norman J. Adams; brother, Joseph LeMaire. He was an employee of Picciola Construction. Special thanks to all employees of Mary Bird Perkins, Terrebonne Medical Center, and specialty hospital and Dr. Bourgeois for helping them and assistance in all their needs. ____________________

SYLVIA RIVERO Sylvia Marie Rivero passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at the age of 70. She was the daughter of the late Manilla Cheramie Matherne and Louis Matherne Sr. sister of Doris, Henrietta (Whitney), Virginia, Louise (Dudley), Thomas (Carol), Raymond (Clarise), Pauline (Leo), and Pearl (James), as well as the late Louis “Jay Boy.” She was the mother of Curtis Rivero Jr., Manah Rivero Betz (Michael), and the late Anna Rivero. Stepmother of Evan Delahoussaye. Grandmother of Philip Betz, Brandon Betz, Jessie Rivero, and James Cowans Jr. “Kayden”, as well as the late Michael Betz, Jr. and Michele Betz. Great grandmother of Payton Betz, Christian Betz, and Angel Ness. She was a wonderful person who helped those around her in need. Her greatest passion was her family, especially her grandchil-

RUTH REBSTOCK Ruth M. Rebstock, 53, a native of Lockport and resident of Raceland passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2015. Visitation was held at St. Hilary of Poitiers Catholic Church on Monday, September 21, from 10:00 a.m. until funeral time. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with a private burial at a later date. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Ray Rebstock; son, Jacob Boudreaux (Mindy); daughters, Jamie Rodrigue (Jamie), Celeste Matherne (Heath); siblings, Peggy McClain, Mary Jo Fonseca, Thomas McClain, Catherine Folse; 18 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Anna Mae McClain. Sing, dance, smile was Ruth’s motto. Ruth loved Life! She enjoyed family, friends, painting and the bayou. She was a friend to all and would do anything to help anyone. ____________________

ALBERT BOUDOIN A mass of Christian burial was held on Thursday, September 17 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cut Off for Albert Joseph Boudoin, 79, a native and resident of Cut Off, who passed away on September 14, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. Visitation was held from 5 to 9

MEMORIALS

In Memory Of KAREN LEDET “DaDa”

Born: Sept .21,1971 Died: March 16, 2011 Karen, today is your birthday in Heaven above. Our hugs & kisses we send to you with all of our love. Every day in some way memories of you come our way. Though absent, you are always near. Still missed, loved and always dear. Tenderly we treasure the past With memories that will forever last. Loving you always, forgetting you NEVER. Happy Birthday DaDa! Always loved & forever missed, Charlene, Laurie, all of your loving family & friends _______________

Born: Sept. 3, 1982 • Died: Sept. 16, 2010

Prayer Meeting

Saturday, September 26

7:30 - 8:30 AM Jack’s Exxon In the Garage

Happy Birthday LEO LOPEZ, JR.

14807 West Main Cut Off, LA

Love, Alex, Brody, Brooklyn & Dad

p.m. on Wednesday, September 16 at Samart-Mothe Funeral Home in Cut Off and on Thursday, September 17 from 9:30 till 11 a.m. service at the church with burial at Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano. He is survived by daughters, Ingrien B. Schaefer and Wendy B. Hebert and husband Ted Hebert and Millie Gisclair; brothers, Roland Boudoin and William Boudoin; sister, Eula Mae B. Boudreaux; grandchildren, Garland Gisclair, Jenna Hebert, and John Schaefer; son in law, Bruce Schaefer. He was preceded in death by wife, Genevie “Jan” Duet Boudoin; parents, Alee J. Boudoin and Alicia D. Boudoin; daughter, Tammy Boudoin; brother, Milton Rogers; sister, Rena Savoie. He was a member of the K of C Council 3054, retired boat captain for Cheramie Bo-Truc, Inc. ____________________

HAZEL ROME On her birthday, Wednesday September 16, 2015, Hazel Rebstock Rome, 93, was born again into her long awaited eternal life with our Lord. She was a native of Golden Meadow for the first 75 years of life and resident of St. Joseph Manor and Thibodaux Healthcare Center since. She was married to the late Ervin Paul Rome with whom she had four children: Sandra Rome Clement, Michael Paul Rome, Mary Patricia Rome, and James Patrick Rome. She is survived by all four children along with her son-in-law, Leslie Clement Jr. and four grandchildren, Paul Joseph Clement wife Stacey, Philip Gregory Clement, Rebecca Claire Clement, Jenna Rome Simmons Oldham husband Zach and great-grandson Tyler James Oldham. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jackson Fernand Rebstock and Augusta Marcombe Rebstock in addition to her only sister Ruth Rebstock Dantin. Mrs. Rome as many knew her was a teacher! English was her specialty, and she taught at Golden Meadow High School Jr. High for 31 years. When not teaching and being a full-time mom, she actively served God through many ministries at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. When she moved to St. Joseph Manor, she continued her service to the Lord as a lector and extraordinary minister. Visitation will be Saturday September 19, at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Golden Meadow, from 9 to 11 a.m. with a celebratory mass beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery. Falgout Funeral home is entrusted with the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, please have masses said in her name at OLOPS or your Catholic church of choice. ____________________

Sunday, September 20, 2015 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

Surfin’ the is comprised of cute, funny and at times heartwarming stories and photos 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.

Guessing Game

There once was a blonde who was very tired of blonde jokes and insults directed at her intelligence. So, she cut and dyed her hair, got a makeover, got in her car and began driving

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.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Stephen Armond, 36, Lockport. Domestic abuse aggravated assault, domestic abuse battery. Clayton Gil, 24, Houma. Fugitive. Karly Guidry, 19, Houma. Contempt of court. Blake Chiasson, 30, Thibodaux. Contempt of court, fugitive of Terrebonne Parish. Brad Leonard, 28, Thibodaux. Contempt of court. Joshua Ingram, 39, Raceland. Contempt of court. Stephen Gros, 43, Galliano. Domestic abuse battery. Christopher Vizier, 35, Cut Off. Violation of protective order. Trevor Robinson, 44, Thibodaux. Violation of probation/parole Adam Theriot, 32, Larose. Contempt of court. Thibodaux Police Department Danzell Washington, 24, Thibodaux. Possession of marijuana, violation of stop signs (3 cts), resisting an officer, aggravated flight from an officer, operating vehicle with suspended license, other offenses. Louisiana State Police Celsa Jimenez-Lazaro, 48, Houma. Unlawful prod., manu, dist. or poss. of fraudulent documents for identification. SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Heather Thibodaux, 31, Houma. Distribution/manuf. crack cocaine (2 cts), illegal use of con-

around in the country. At one point, she came to a herd of sheep in the road. She stopped her car and went over to the shepherd who was tending to them. “If I can guess the exact number of sheep

trolled drug in presence of persons under 17 years old. Mindy LeBlanc, 31, Gray. Contempt of court (2 cts). Joshua Woodside, 27, Houma. Contempt of court. Joel Barrios, 26, Des Allemands. Contempt of court. Christopher Guthrie, 26, Thibodaux. Contempt of court. Eric Robertson, 33, Kenner. Contempt of court. Peter Jamieson, 60, Houma. In person periodic renewal of registration by offenders. Roland Faul, 38, Houma. Theft (felony), theft. Yolanda Taplet, 38, Raceland. Contempt of court (2 cts), fugitive. Pamela Crosby, 59, Lockport. Contempt of court, simple criminal damage to property. Christopher Vizier, 35, Cut Off. Intimidating, impeding or injuring witnesses/officers. Thibodaux Police Department Shelby Barthelemy, 38, Port Sulphur. Contempt of court. SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 Thibodaux Police Department Whitney D. Barker 23, Albany, LA. Fugitive from justice (2 cts). James Michael Haydel, 29, Raceland. Contempt of court. Quincy Lewis, 33, Houma.

ARIES – Mar 21/Apr 20 Hasty reactions can lead to unnecessary problems, Aries. Instead of making assumptions, wait until you get a clear picture before you come to any conclusions this week. TAURUS – Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, others are impressed with your analysis and ability to get the job done at work. Don’t be surprised if you soon find yourself in line for a promotion. GEMINI – May 22/Jun 21 There is nothing wrong with trying to make special moments last as long as they can, Gemini. If you want to linger over a romantic dinner or keep the party going, do so. CANCER – Jun 22/Jul 22 Try to find a balance between your need for connection and a desire to be alone, Cancer. This week you may have to do some juggling, but it is nothing you can’t handle. LEO – Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you may feel free and adaptable right now, but in reality your plans are much more fixed. You may not want to stray too far from what’s expected.

VIRGO – Aug 24/Sept 22 The depth of your feelings this week may come as a surprise to you. Everything makes you feel a bit more emotional than usual. It is okay to spend some time in thought. LIBRA – Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, your mood begins to lift as you find many reasons to celebrate this week. The simplest things can bring you happiness. Don’t forget to share joy with others. SCORPIO – Oct 24/Nov 22 You can’t quite figure out if you are happy or sad, because each new opportunity seems like an emotional roller coaster. Enjoy the ride and appreciate the good times. SAGITTARIUS – Nov 23/Dec 21 You can appreciate all the little details that come with tasks this week. You may see things that others don’t because you are paying extra attention to your surroundings. CAPRICORN – Dec 22/Jan 20 Right now you aren’t very happy about having to deal with someone who isn’t always honest with you, Capricorn. Just maintain a neutral attitude and you will find happiness.

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here, will you let me have one?” she asked. The shepherd, thinking this was a pretty safe bet, agreed. “You have 171 sheep,” said the blonde. Surprised, the shepherd told her to pick out a sheep of her choice. She looked around for a while and finally found one that she really liked. She picked it up and was petting it when the shepherd walked over to her and asked, “If I can guess your real hair color, will you give me my sheep back?” The blonde thought it was only fair to let him try. “You’re a blonde! Now give me back my dog!”

Possession of marijuana 1st offense, poss. of firearm/carry concealed weapon by convicted felony, illegal carrying of weapon in presence of cds. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Jonathan P. Feet, 28, Lockport. Contempt of court (4 cts). Chamerick Green, 24, Thibodaux. Contempt of court, attempted theft of goods, domestic abuse aggravated assault (felony). Frederick Gray, 43, Raceland. Contempt of court (2 cts). Bianca North, 25, Donaldsonville. Operating vehicle with suspended license, speeding. Wendell Vokhiri Scott, Sr., 31, Houma. Contempt of court (2 cts). Travis Anthony Bruce, 27, Galliano. License plate light required, DWI 4th offense, poss. of alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle. Aaron Peter Gisclair, 40, Galliano. Contempt of court, resisting an officer. Brian Hart, 35, Truman, AR. Obscenity (felony), disturbing the peace appearing in an intoxicated condition. Darvell Batiste, 31, Vacherie. Contempt of court. Dantos Dardar, 32, Montegut. Armed robbery.

AQUARIUS – Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you appreciate all the positive feelings coming your way, especially in a week as challenging as this one. Make the most of all of the positive vibes. PISCES – Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you may have a hard time distinguishing between fantasy and reality the next few days. But enjoy the extra time to daydream.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

SEPTEMBER 20 Phillip Phillips, Singer (25) SEPTEMBER 21 Jason Derulo, Singer (26) SEPTEMBER 22 Scott Baio, Actor (55) SEPTEMBER 23 Jason Alexander, Actor (56) SEPTEMBER 24 Nia Vardalos, Actress (53) SEPTEMBER 25 Mark Hamill, Actor (64) SEPTEMBER 26 Olivia Newton-John, Singer (67)


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Traffic stop in Golden Meadow nets fourth-offense DWI, warrant arrest Sunday, September 20, 2015 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

Travis Bruce, age 27, and Aaron Gisclair, age 40, both of Galliano, were arrested on September 16. Shortly after 10 p.m., patrol deputies initiated a traffic stop in the Golden Meadow area due to a violation. Deputies made contact with

the driver, later identified as Bruce, and while speaking to him, the passenger exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot. He was soon thereafter apprehended. Deputies identified him as Aaron Gisclair and learned he had an out-

standing warrant for failure to pay child support. Meanwhile, while speaking to the driver, Bruce, deputies detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath and conducted a field sobriety test. Bruce performed poorly on the test, and a Breathalyzer test later determined Bruce to have a blood alcohol content of .127g%. Deputies discovered three previous DWI offenses on Bruce’s record, as well as an open alcoholic beverage containers inside the vehicle. Bruce was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux and charged with DWI (4th offense), open container inside vehicle and improper vehicle lighting. His bond has not yet been set. Gisclair was booked on the outstanding contempt warrant and was also charged with resisting an officer. His bond was set at $100 on the resisting charge, but he was also ordered to serve 87 days in jail or pay $4,864 in child support.

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