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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Louisiana lawmakers to debate $140M education boost, raises

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are receiving a $3.8 billion public school financing proposal that includes pay raises for teachers and support W staff, in a package of $140 million spending increases. Gov. John Bel Edwards has recommended the spending hikes. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education unanimously backed the proposal Wednesday, a day after giving it preliminary support. Teachers and certificated personnel would receive $1,000 salary boosts, while support staff such as cafeteria workers and bus drivers would get $500 pay increases. School districts would split $39 million to spend at their own discretion.

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More charges filed against Cut Off businessman

Detectives found Gaudet provided Gaudet is also charged with four counts More victims have been identified false information on an investment com- of Exploitation of the Infirmed. At one point, his bail amount was as in an investigation pany which he also owned. Detectives discovered Gaudet de- high as $4.85 million. His bail was reinto the actions of a business owner posited the couple’s $350,000 investment duced by the 17th Judicial District Court from Cut Off. Krist- into the company account and then trans- in February with the condition that ian “Kris” Gaudet, ferred most of it to another of his ac- Gaudet must wear an ankle monitor if he 45, now faces 10 counts. were to be released on bail. counts of Felony Gaudet was initially arrested in JanWith the new charges, his total bail Theft and Money uary 2019. After his arrest, five additional amount is now set at $680,000. Once again, detectives are asking anyLaundering, as well victims came forward, and detectives as charges of Rack- t found evidence of money laundering and one who has made an investment with Kris Gaudet eteering and Ex- racketeering. Last month, additional Gaudet and his company since 2012 to ploitation of the Infirmed. charges were filed. please come forward if your Vinvestment S MATHEWS • GHEENS • LOCKPORT • VALENTINE • LAROSE This investigation is continuing in coSince that time, three more victims has not been fully returned. C • GALLIANO • GOLDEN MEADOW • LEEVILLE • GRAND ISLE ordination with the FBI, Louisiana Attor- have come forward. Following those invesAnyone with insurance policies obney General Jeff Landry’s Office, and the tigations, detectives obtained warrants in tained through Gaudet and his company Fraud Division of the Louisiana Depart- those cases as well. Gaudet now faces is also asked to contact their primary insurer listed on documents to ensure your ment of Insurance. charges involving ten separate victims. The investigation began in late 2018 In all, Gaudet is now charged with ten account is in good standing. Anyone with any discrepancies is when a couple became suspicious of in- counts of Felony Theft, ten counts of vestments made with Gaudet, owner of Money Laundering, and one count of asked to contact the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations DiKris Gaudet Insurance and Financial Racketeering. Services. Due to the age of some of the victims, vision at (985) 532-4320.

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Parish president files lawsuit over salary By Julia Arenstam Daily Comet Staff Writer

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Commercial, story to run on national television networks

A recent touring group is shown watching the Port’s newest video that will be debuting on PBS the week of March 25th. (GLPC)

CUT OFF, LA – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission will share the national spotlight with other prominent advertisers when a commercial highlighting Port Fourchon airs on Fox Business Network Sunday night, March 17. The commercial, which was produced and directed by the Education Alliance, seeks to showcase the importance of Port Fourchon from the aspects of being a driver for the local and national economy as well as the contributions it makes to the surrounding environmental landscape that encompasses Lafourche Parish and south Louisiana. While the 60-second commercial, which will be shown Sunday in a primetime slot on Fox Business Net-

work, gives a broad overview of what makes Port Fourchon what it is, the longer 6 1/2-minute story provides more details about the Port. That longer video is slated for nationwide distribution the week of March 25th as part of a menu of ON DEMAND programs hosted by actor Rob Lowe. All told, the market and household distribution reach of the Port Fourchon commercial and ON DEMAND story has the potential to be seen by more than 51-million people in 45-percent of homes in the U.S. “Whenever we get the opportunity to tell our story to a national audience, we will gladly do so,” GLPC Port Director Chett Chiasson said. See Commercial Page 3-A

The Lafourche Parish president has sued the Parish Council over his salary. Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle filed the lawsuit  in Lafourche’s 17th Judicial District Court, claiming the council failed to pay his proper salary. After Cantrelle’s salary, and a 29 percent raise, were discussed at the council meeting  last month, Cantrelle filed the suit Monday, alleging the council wrongfully reduced his pay. The suit claims the council wrongly interpreted the parish ordiParish President nance. Cantrelle is asking Jimmy Cantrelle the court to rule on the proper interpretation. The Lafourche District Attorney’s Office, the legal counsel for the parish, has received a copy of the lawsuit and is reviewing it, spokesman David Melancon said. The district attorney can decline to represent the council and recommend hiring an outside lawyer. Cantrelle is being represented by Stephen J. Haedicke, of New Orleans, one of the attorneys for the parish. The case is assigned to District Judge Christopher Boudreaux. “I just filed suit because ... I’m tired of them using my salary as a political pinball,” Cantrelle said, adding he never thought about consulting the attorney general rather than filing a lawsuit. Cantrelle said the court was the right place to determine the meaning the ordinance. He also said the reduction violates a state law prohibiting the compensation of a local official being reduced during the current term of office. By ordinance Controversy over the parish president’s salary dates back to at least 2017 when the See Cantrelle Page 5-A

Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism awards $80,000 in Lafourche investment projects

Tourism is an economic force that benefits the entire parish, and Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou Tourism awarded $80,000 in funds this week to finance five projects aimed at driving more visitors to the destination. The tourism office’s Tourism Investment Program (TIP) is a way for the parish to support improvements to tourism-related projects and therefore make Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou an ever-more appealing destination for out-of-town guests. Beneficiaries of the funding include the Laurel Heritage Foundation, Friends

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of Bayou Lafourche, Greater Lafourche Port Fourchon Commission, Ben Meyer Foundation, and Nicholls State University Foundation. The funds were gained by a portion of the room tax revenues generated from overnight guests to the parish. The biggest portion of the funding will go toward opening Laurel Valley Plantation Village to the public for the first time in its more-than-200-year history. Laurel Valley, which dates to the 1780s, is regarded as the oldest sugarcane plantation in the country. Thanks to TIP funds, the

site will soon be much more accessible to visitors. The project calls for a four-step approach to improving the site: creating a proper pathway and parking area, replacing

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Fundraiser set for Lockport fire victim

The community of Lockport is putting together a plate lunch fundraiser for a disabled victim of a house fire. Ms. Mildred Percle’s house caught fire recently and she lost everything. The fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 23 and will consist of ground meat spaghetti, potato salad, bread and a drink for $10. The benefit will take place at the American Legion Home, 921 Veterans St., Lockport, from 11 a.m. till. A DJ will also provide musical entertainment. Ms. Mildred is the sister of Charlene Breaux, affectionately know as “Bro”, who always goes above and beyond to help the Lockport community anytime she can. This is a chance for the community to give back to her for all her devotion and hard work. For more information contact Christina Travirca at 985-413-2198 or Bro at 985-859-0525.

Larose Laser Team having registration

The Larose Lasers Swim Team will have registration on March 19 and 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Larose Civic Center with Coach Jeanette Coffey. _________________

LPFD #1 hosting annual parade, dinner and auction

On Sunday, March 17, the Lafourche Parish Fire District #1 Volunteers will be holding its annual parade, dinner, auction and raffle. Dinner will consist of baked chicken and rice dressing. Dine in or take out will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Parade will begin at 11 a.m. with the auction to follow at 1 p.m. __________________

Early voting set on Grand Isle for March 30 election

Early voting for the March 30th Municipal Primary Election will be conducted at the Grand Isle Multiplex, 3101 La. Hwy 1, Grand Isle, on Monday, March 18th. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Any questions or further information call (504) 736-6191 or e-mail vote@jeffparish.net

Holy Savior accepting donations for St. Joseph Altar

The Holy Savior Altar Society will host the annual St. Joseph Altar from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on March 19 at the Monastery of the Heart of Jesus, 155 Church St., Lockport, (Dominican Nun’s Convent). Monetary donations are being accepted to help build this year’s altar. Donor names will be displayed on the altar. Everyone is invited to come out to honor St. Joseph at this beautiful event. _________________

Catholic Comm. Center conducting winter bag sale

The Catholic Community Center is having a $2 a bag, winter clothing clearance sale. The sale will run until March 29. CCC is located at 9018 East Avenue A in Galliano next to the South Lafourche Tarpon Bridge [directly behind Renovations]. The store is open on Monday from 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday hours from 10 am to 2 pm and on Friday from 10 am to noon. Shoppers please come by and check out our large assortment of on sale clothing, and many other available items.

Larose KC #8898 started selling Lenten meals every Friday

The Larose KC Home #8898 will be having their Lenten meals prepared and served on Fridays in front of Our Lady of the Rosary Church. The meal will consist of rice, white beans, fried fish, dessert and bread. Take out or eat in will be available. The cost for the meal will be $8.00 per plate. __________________

Les Reflections du Bayou Clean-Up takes place Mar. 23

You never know what you will find coming out to the annual Les Reflections/Barataria Estuary’s March 23rd Clean-up. The event will be at the South Lafourche Library from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. T -shirts and waterbags will be given out. Food will also be served. To register for a t-shirt and to volunteer call 632-6382. Last year a South Lafourche student found a $100 bill. __________________

Give Kids the World will host cake bingo and lunch benefit

Give Kids the World will sponsor a cake bingo and lunch to benefit “MaryKate’s Magical Express”. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Bingo starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 24th at the Cut Off Youth Center. Price will be $8.00 and will consist of ground meat spaghetti, corn, bread and dessert. Tickets will be sold ahead of time and takeouts are available. _________________

GKTW hosting MK5K fun run

Give Kids the World will have a 5K race to honor the memory of MaryKate Bruce benefiting the “MaryKate’s Magical Express” on Saturday March 23rd at the Larose-Cut Off Middle School. The race will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Cut Off Elementary School with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Registration fees are $20 (includes shirt). FMI call Celeste Breaux or Molly Bourgeois 693-3273.

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College admissions scamfast track to jail? By Glenn Mollette Guest Columnist

Is it possible to have a “new” news story?  We now have a college admission’s scandal.  Breaking stories of wealth and influence traded for admission to some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges are just now unfolding.   Allegedly Hollywood stars to corporate CEOs are being named for spending hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars to obtain a son’s or daughter’s admission to some of America’s most prestigious universities. Some students have reportedly received athletic team and even academic recognition based on financial influence. There will be more to come from this story.  “Whatever it takes to get ahead,” is the philosophy of a segment of our culture. Sometimes this is seen on the Interstate when one motorist endangers hundreds of other drivers by driving a hundred miles per hour while weaving in and out of traffic. Where does this put him and all the interstate drivers? In a very dangerous setting. The reckless driver takes on the attitude, “To heck with the world. The interstate is all about me.” Too often this selfish attitude maims and kills others.  Criminals have adopted this philosophy. Their attitude is, “Why work hard? Just rob a store or a bank?” This attitude hurts others and eventually lands the criminal in jail. Job seekers who pad their resumes with false degrees and bogus glorious achievements have to live in fear that someone will check out their credentials. Their scam hurts the employer because they aren’t really as competent as they profess and other employees and potential other real candidates are hurt by competing with liars. 

The attitude trickles down to the used car dealer who is not forthcoming about what is really wrong with the car you are buying or the maid who finds a way to steal something every time he or she cleans a room or someone’s house. Can you imagine a high school graduate being placed on an athletic team who has never played the sport before? All for money? What is life really going to be like for that kid when the practice session starts?    What happens when the college professor starts grading papers at Yale for the kid who got accepted based on falsified information but can’t write a paper or read see Spot run? Is someone going to keep the money flowing for the student to receive passing grades? What happens when the student is passed through graduation? How long will he or she remain employed?  Being a celebrity and big money will obviously get you somewhere. Falsifying information and bribing people may move you further along the way. Eventually the way is a dead end if not a fast track to jail. 

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“Our story is one of a thriving Port that is very much in tune with our community and our environmental surroundings. We hope our commercial and longform video hosted by Rob Lowe is well-received by the nation atlarge, many of whom may be unaware of our importance to this country, and just why we are so proud of who we are and what we stand for as a leading service port.” Both the commercial and video are currently available for viewing by visiting portfourchon .com and the Port Fourchon YouTube page. If you have not subscribed to the Port’s YouTube page, you are encouraged to do so as this page features other videos and content of interest involving the Port.

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Valley intends to install interpretive panels that highlight the significance of the plantation in local, regional and national history. Meanwhile, the Friends of Bayou Lafourche have earmarked their funds to create a proper outdoor welcome area near the parish’s official visitor center on Highway 1 in Raceland. Visitors to Lafourche Parish should immediately understand the interconnectivity between Bayou Lafourche and all aspects of life here. Thanks to TIP funds, soon those visitors will be able to admire the bayou from an area that features a floating dock with two benches, waste receptacles, pedestrian pathways and interpretive signage. Further developing the theme of the bayou dictating life in the parish, the Greater Lafourche Port Fourchon Commission EcoTourism Project will promote the natural environment by establishing viewfinders along the recreational area of Port Fourchon, giving visitors a front-row seat for simply enjoying the water view or participating in one of the most popular low-impact forms of outdoor recreation here on the bayou ... birdwatching. During migration season, birdwatchers can count nearly 300 species of birds as the animals arrive and depart the Mississippi Flyway; year-round, visitors can appreciate the countless species that make their permanent home in the marsh. Signs will provide information about those birds and also educate visitors about projects aimed at protecting natural resources. The 40-acre recreation area where the viewfinders will be in-

stalled is already a fantastic example of how fish, bird and plant populations can thrive in an environment that’s properly respected and cared for by visitors and residents alike. Funds awarded to the Ben Meyer Foundation will benefit the Acadia Music Fest, a one-day festival that takes place in Thibodaux each October. The event draws musicians of local, national and international note and includes a craft market as well as a full array of Southern foods. The TIP funds will be spent on the festival’s marketing efforts. The final recipient, Nicholls State University Foundation, will use its TIP money to make the parish’s holiday celebration extra-jolly. The group’s goal is to create a Holiday Trail of Lights that features a self-driving tour along LA 1 as it passes by Nicholls and then onto the campus, where thousands of twinkling lights will transform the school into a winter wonderland. “A common thread among the TIP submissions is that their goals are to make Lafourche Parish an incredible place to live and an essential one to visit. We feel that these projects embody Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou brand of authentic Cajun culture found up and down the Bayou and the spirit of our local people who make this area so unique,” said, Timothy P. Bush, president & CEO. TIP was implemented in 2016 and has awarded $176,000 in grants since its inception. For more information about how the parish positions itself as a phenomenal tourism destination, visit www.lacajunbayou.com.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 66,000 Louisiana taxpayers were double-paid their state tax refunds, $26 million in overpayments the state is working to claw back. The error happened Wednesday. Jacques Berry, spokesman for the Division of Administration, which oversees the state’s technology office, blamed a computer system error for the mistake, which paid 66,000 tax-

payers twice for refunds they were owed. Berry said Thursday that the problem was fixed, and the state is working to recover the money. In most instances, he says the double payment was made through bank account direct deposits that can be quickly reversed. If the money is no longer in the account, Berry says the taxpayer’s bank will contact the person seeking return of the overpayment.

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For Sale: One building with 2 apartments and lot. Each apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Lot has trailer with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Lot has 1 shed. 410/412 West 14th St., Larose. Asking 45,000 OBO. Call 985-2589691. _________________________ For Sale: One 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath Victorian cypress home (Dates back to 1916) in Larose, corner of La.1 and West 27th St.; Also one 3 bedroom, 2 bath trailer, rents out for &750/month on adjoining property; both for $118,000 (Flood-free zone). Call 985-691-1367 FMI, leave voicemail. _________________________ Brick Home For Sale: Three bedroom, 2 bath, 2250 sq ft. Large covered patio, shed, and permanent generator. Very well kept up. Mostly furnished in the Galliano area. $160,000/negotiable. Contact (985) 696-3218. _________________________ For Sale: Double wide mobile home on double lot. Three bedroom, 2 bath. Located at 120th St. in Galliano. FMI call 985258-8984. _________________________

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MEMORIALS

In Memory of TONI O. PITRE Born: 1/5/1960 Died: 3/15/2016 Loved So Much, Missed Dearly Everyday! On this day 3 years ago our hearts were torn in two. Never imagine how much our lives would change having to live it without you. How can a life so golden be taken without question. But it seems like God must have needed you more in his possession. We know you’re looking down on us making sure we’re safe and sound. But sadly it doesn’t beat the feeling of having you around. This hasn’t been an easy road since we’ve been apart. But know we’ll keep the love you shared locked deep inside our hearts. Love always, Daughter #1 & baby Girl (Devon, Nicole and Gina Marie) Written with Love by: Devon _____________________

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OBITUARIES

RYLII CHOUEST

Just 25 hours after entering the world, Rylii Rose passed away peacefully in her mother’s arms at Ochsner Baptist in New Orleans, LA. During her brief time, she captured the hearts of all that never left her side. Born at only 5lbs and 10oz, Rylii was able to grip her father’s finger and respond to his touch. She had a beautiful head of dark hair and acclaimed her daddy’s looks. She was born at 9:25 pm on March 8, 2019 with Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD). On March 9, 2019 at 10:31 pm, Rylii gained her wings. She is survived by her parents, Jacob Chouest, Sr. and Kassi Bella; siblings, Landin Bella, Chance, Nicholas Jr. and Kylii Falgout and Jacob Chouest Jr.; grandparents, Errol Jr. and Michelle Chouest; great grandparents, Clint and Gail Thibodeaux; aunts, Kasey Smith, Chloe Chouest and Mitzie Danos; uncles, Arthur (Mack) Smith and Tyler Pitre; godparents, Dawayne Johns and Laynee Chouest; honorary godfather, Errol Chouest III. Rylii joins her great grandfather, Errol Chouest Sr; her great grandmother, Rose Lirette and her uncle, Gaven (T-Goose) Chouest. Her parents would like to thank the NICU staff for their dedication and express their appreciation to the loved ones who stayed by their side when it was needed the most. Rylii will always be remembered and loved. Samart-Mothe is in charge of arrangements. _____________________

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council voted to revise Ordinance 5444, making the parish president’s salary the average of the “base salary” of the sheriff, assessor and clerk of court. The original ordinance, passed in 2014, left out the word “base.” The three salaries are set by state legislation but can increase each year depending on new certifications and state laws. Some council members have said the parish president should not earn a salary bump for certifications earned by other officials. The salaries range from $159,920 to $229,952, depending on the inclusion of benefits, expenses and other addons. For the 2019 budget, the parish president’s salary was proposed by the administration at $160,536. After amendments, the enacted budget sets his salary at $113,100. According to documents provided by the Human Resources Department, the 2019 salary proposal was based on clerk of court regular, supplemental and expense pay, $160,678; assessor base, certification, supplemental and expense salary, $158,746; and sheriff salary based on population, $160,337. Together, those average $159,920. Cantrelle’s salary for 2018 was $124,855. End of term According to the parish Home Rule Charter, the parish president’s salary can be changed by the council only during the preceding term and not during the final year of that term. In 2014, the council

voted to change the salary from $65,000 a year to the new formula. That change took effect with the term that began in 2016. The revision passed in 2017 will take effect with the start of the 2020 term. Cantrelle’s suit asks the court to solidify the correct interpretation of the 2014 ordinance for the remaining nine months of this term. “The Parish Council has illegally reduced the Parish President’s pay during every year of President Cantrelle’s administration. This is part of a long history of dirty politics by the Gang of Bullies on the Council,” Cantrelle said in a statement Wednesday. Amending 2019 District Attorney Kristine Russell issued an opinion  Wednesday stating Cantrelle’s salary was altered without permission from the council. After the council’s legislative auditor, Reggie Bagala, presented a report at the Feb. 26 council meeting claiming Cantrelle was being paid more than the budgeted $113,100, the matter was turned over to Russell’s office The council amended the 2019 budget to reduce executive department salaries by $47,436. However, the amendment did not state which items would be reduced. According to Russell’s opinion, the Finance Department is the one that decided to take the $47,436 out of the parish president’s salary. “It was this enacted amount, $113,100 that the Parish President was paid beginning with the first pay period in January. Soon after, an order was given to adjust the

salary amount within MUNIS (the parish’s accounting system) up to the proposed amount of $160,536 for the next pay period,” the opinion states. Russell goes on to say that any changes in the accounting system must be approved by the person’s supervisor. As the parish president, Cantrelle is his own supervisor. “The Parish President is the only person who could order a change in his salary amount within MUNIS. So, contrary to what the Parish President stated at the meeting on Tuesday, February 26, he would have had to have been aware of the change,” she said. There was still an error in the salary, but it can only be corrected by the council, Russell said. “The Parish President cannot unilaterally increase or decrease his salary amount in the enacted budget without an amendment brought before the Council,” the opinion states. In last month’s report, Bagala said the parish risk manager, Brent Abadie, was also on track to receive a 40 percent raise by the end of the year. According to the opinion, the increased hourly rate Abadie received for the two pay periods increased from $31.37 per hour to $44.17 per hour. According to civil service guidelines, the risk manager’s pay range is $22.87 to $46.08 per hour. Because Abadie’s salary falls within that range, council approval is not needed, the opinion states. — Daily Comet staff writer Julia Arenstam can be reached at 448-7636 or julia.arenstam @houmatoday.com. Follow her on Twitter at @JuliaArenstam.

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 proven guilty. MARCH 10, 2019 Lafourche Sheriff’s Office Brandon Terrebonne, 44, Raceland. Fugitive. MARCH 11, 2019 Lafourche Parish Office Dom Autin, 52, Raceland. Violation of probation/parole. Scott Chapman, 34, Raceland. Contempt of court. Craig Levron, 51, Houma. Contempt of court. Oren Richard, 22, Thibodaux. Contempt of court. Lockport Police Dept. Raven Chiasson, 18, Lockport. Tail lights burnt/inoperative. Possession or distribution of drug paraphernalia (Misd). Possession of methamphetamine less than 28 grams (Felony). Golden Meadow Police Nicole Dardar, 38, Golden Meadow. Resisting an officer. Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole Craig Levron, 51, Houma. Violation of probation/parole. Louisiana State Police Bryon McGraw, 46, Houma. D.W.I.-2nd offense (Bac .08 to .15) (Misd). Operating a vehicle while under suspension for certain prior offenses. Driving on roadway laned for traffic. Operating veh. with suspended license; other offenses. MARCH 12, 2019 Lafourche Sheriff’s Office Amado Aviles, 44, Cut Off. Domestic abuse battery with child endangerment (Misd). Contempt of court. Khadijah Batiste, 24, Raceland. Contempt of court (9 CTS). Violation of probation/parole. Simple battery. Ashley Bromley, 31, Wetumpka, AL. Contempt of court. Thomas Cheramie, 54, Lockport. Terrorizing (Felony). Traci Hebert, 29, Lockport. Contempt of court (3 CTS). Lisa Hunter, 54, Houma. Possession of methamphetamine less than 28 grams (Felony). Darius Ross, 25, Raceland. Illegal carrying of weapon in presence of CDS (Felony). Possession or distribution of drug paraphernalia (Misd). Driving on roadway laned for traffic. Possession of Hydrocodone. Possession with intent to distrib-

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ute marijuana. Brent Terrebonne, 48, Possession of methamphetamine less than 28 grams (Felony). Possession or distribution of drug paraphernalia (Misd). MARCH 13, 2019 Lockport Police Dept. Perry Ford, 56, Lockport. Criminal Trespass. Chance Franklin, 20, Thibodaux. Fugitive. Derrick Smith, 41, Lockport. Contempt of court (5 CTS). Lafourche Sheriff’s Office Kristian Gaudet, 45, Cut Off. Money laundering; transaction involving proceeds of criminal act (Misd) (2 CTS). Theft (Felony) (2 CTS). Exploitation of the infirmed (Felony). Angel Hebert, 47, Thibodaux. Fugitive. Tyler Holmes, 20, Thibodaux. Violation of probation/parole. Al Poindexter, 40, Raceland. Violation of probation/parole. Damen Smith, 40, Golden Meadow. Tail lamps required. Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (Felony). Operating veh. with suspended license; other offenses. Benjamin Wood, 49, Cut Off, Violation of protective orders (Misd). Possession of amphetamine less than 28 grams (Felony). Illegal carrying of weapon in presence of CDS (Felony). Possession or distribu-

Bid notice

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The Grand Isle Port Commission is requesting sealed bids for the sale of one 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi 5.7 liter truck. Vehicle has been taken out of service and will be sold in “as is” condition with no warranty expressed or implied. Prospective bidders should view the vehicle before submitting a bid. The above vehicle will be available for inspection at our office at 2757 Hwy 1. Grand Isle, Louisiana. Bids must be placed in a sealed envelope marked “Surplus Vehicle Bid”. The envelope should be addressed to: Wayne Keller, P.O. Box 500, Grand Isle, La 70358.   Sealed bids must be received prior to noon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Grand Isle Port Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.  Phone (504) 415-0102 or (985) 787-2229. 3-17-19 3-20-19 3-24-19 3-27-19 4-3-19 4-7-19 4-10-19 4-14-19

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tion of drug paraphernalia (Misd). Golden Meadow Police Corey Hernandez, 36, Grand Isle. Contempt of court. Fugitive. Thibodaux Police Dept. Charles Ratcliff, 31, Thibodaux. Contempt of court (2 CTS). Kevon Southall, 23, Houma. Second-degree murder (Felony). Attempt/second degree murder. Chelsi Turner, 21, Thibodaux. Contempt of court.

Bid notice

LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS PUMP STATION NO. 6, REPAIRS TO PUMP NO. 2

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Commissioners, South Lafourche Levee District, 17904 Highway 3235, Galliano, LA 70354, until 11:00 A.M. April 4, 2019, at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read for the purchase of: Repairs to pump as per specs (available from our office or website). Price shall include pick up from Boland Marine and Industrial in New Orleans, LA and delivery to Pump Station No. 2 in Galliano, LA within 14 weeks (98 consecutive days) from date of notification of awarding project. A liquidated damage fee of $500 per day will be assessed beginning on day 99. A specifications list for repairs may be picked up at the Levee District office located at 17904 Hwy 3235, Galliano, LA, or downloaded from our website at www.slld.org (Bids and Proposals). All parts must be as listed in the specifications. No exceptions and no replacements will be accepted. Bid price shall specifically exclude any and all taxes. Bids will be rejected if this stipulation is not met. The South Lafourche Levee District is exempt from paying state and local taxes. Bid should be submitted to the South Lafourche Levee District, Post Office Box 426, Galliano, LA 70354, with the envelope marked Bid on Pump Station No. 6, Pump No. 2 Repairs. Bids will be accepted only by registered mail or certified mail, or bid may be hand delivered in which case a receipt will be given to the bidder upon request. All other mailings will be rejected. Any bid received after 11:00 A.M., April 4, 2019 will be returned unopened. The South Lafourche Levee District reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality or to accept any bid that may serve its best interest. /s/Windell A. Curole Executive Secretary 3-17-19 3-20-19 3-27-19


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Sunday, March 17, 2019 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

What a Life!

By: Rev. Wilmer L. Todd The saintly bishop in Les Miserables inspirited me my priesthood

I went to high school at St. Joseph Seminary in Covington. Languages were an important part of our curriculum. We studied French, Latin, and Greek. I had a rough time getting through these courses since languages are not one of my gifts. Although I did not make good grades in these subjects, I appreciated these courses and the advantages they gave me. One pearl of wisdom I received from my French classes was that I was exposed to Victor Hugo’s novel, Les Miserables. We translated the first part of Victor Hugo’s magnificent work from the French and that story left a deep impression on me that affected my whole life. For those who are not familiar with the story, Jean Valjean was sent to jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his family. He ended up serving 19 years on a chain gang. When they released him, people mistreated the former convict as he tried to return to civilian life. He was refused food and board at the local inns and eventually found himself at the house of the local Bishop. The kind old man gladly fed him and gave him a bed for the night. However, in the middle of the night Jean Valjean fled with the Bishop’s silver plates. Loud noises and the

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The Bayou Baptist Association will present Churches United, a 3day, 3-location event featuring uplifting music and powerful messages all designed to glorify our Savior. This evangelistic crusade begins on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Cut Off Youth Center; then continues at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29 at South Terrebonne High School in Bourg. The event culminates Saturday, March 30, beginning 5 p.m. at Nicholls State University Peltier Auditorium in Thibodaux. The Churches United Evangelistic Crusade is open and free to everyone. Whether you are a Christian in any stage of your walk with Jesus or someone who has no knowledge, but is searching for answers, peace and joy, you are welcomed and encouraged to attend. Maps of locations along with more information can be found at www.bayoubaptistassociation.com or on Facebook under Bayou Baptist Association

knocking at his door awakened the Bishop in the early morning. When he opened his door, he saw the wretched figure of a man held by three strong police officers. They had arrested the man for stealing the silver plates from the Bishop. The silver plates and two silver candlesticks were the only items of value that the Bishop owned. As he stood before the Bishop, Jean Valjean not only saw the madness of his act but also the inevitability of life again as a prisoner. The Bishop smiled, looked straight at him and said, “But you forgot the candlesticks I also gave you.” The police were shocked and Jean Valjean was dumbfounded. Going to the mantelpiece, the Bishop got the candlesticks and handed them to the un-

believing man. He dismissed the police and Jean Valjean was alone with the Bishop. The Bishop spoke to him, “Today I have bought your soul for God; use this treasure to become an honest man.” Jean Valjean did change and became an honest man. He learned to love unconditionally as Jesus taught us in the gospels – “Love one another as I have loved you.” Without going into the rest of the story that has many other important lessons for life, the Bishop represents the very tenderness and compassion of God. This saintly man was not preoccupied with the trappings of power or wealth. His focus was on the needy and the poor and his energy was consumed in serving them. His life exhibited the characteris-

tics of the compassion that Jesus calls us all to live out in our daily lives. “Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate.” The story of that saintly bishop has inspired me in my priesthood to take up for those who are rejected, those who are out of the mainstream, for the victim of abuse, for the underdogs in our society. The saintly bishop in Les Miserables followed Jesus’ way of living by returning good for evil. Jesus calls each of us to follow that same way of life. Jesus wants to stop the cycle of hate. His point is: We get back what we give. What goes around, comes around – back to us. To counter hate, we need to try love and generosity. When we are tempted to judge someone or withhold

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.

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.

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. Pastor Matthew W. Chouest, Sr. www.fbcgm@viscom.net

First Baptist Church of Grand Isle

129 Cedar Ln. - Grand Isle - 985-787-3410 Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 6:00 p.m. (All Ages) Pastor Nathan Stanford 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 Samuel Triplett, 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 Toby Brogden

Greater New Fountain Baptist Church

233 E. 12th St. - 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 7:30 a.m. Lord’s Supper, Second Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Rev. Ronnie Williams, Sr.

South Lafourche Baptist Church 17077 East Main - Cut Off

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 John Marks, Church: 632-4119

Trinity Baptist Church

195 Johnny Dufrene Drive - Mathews Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Service 6:30 p.m. Mitch Rousse, Pastor - 985-258-6543 www.trinitymathews.com

Crosspoint Church

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 Chad Mack www.bayoucrosspoint.org (985-632-0810)

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

1606 S. Bayou Drive - Golden Meadow

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

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. Joseph “Joe” Chacko, I.M.S.

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, 7:30 a.m. Adoration Chapel open all day, everyday Rev. Duc Bui, Pastor www.ourladyoftherosarychurch.org

Sacred Heart Catholic Church 15300 West Main - Cut Off

Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m. 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

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 (Gheens) 333 Twin Oaks Dr. - Raceland

Sat. Mass 6:00 p.m. - Sun. Mass 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Mass 5:15 p.m. Rev. P.J. Madden www.sthilaryht.org

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., 5:15 p.m. Friday Mass 7:00 a.m. Rev. P.J. Madden www.sthilaryht.org

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

Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Bible Class 10:30 a.m. Evening Services 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Class 6:00 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

forgiveness, as Jesus’ disciples we need to remember that all of us are in need some favorable judgments and

This Worship Directory is made possible by these civic-minded businesses and individuals. Please remember to thank them for their support. 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

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

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. Sunday Spanish Service 3:00 p.m. Pastor Morris Hunter, Jr.

Community Fellowship

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

GIS

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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

UNITED METHODIST

Golden Meadow United Methodist Church

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18803 East Main - Golden Meadow

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Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Chris Thomas, Pastor

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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. Ladies Prayer: Tuesdays, 11 a.m., All Welcome 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. 504-915-5019

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

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

The Crossway Ministry, Lafourche 9334 Hwy. 308 - Lockport

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

Sunday Services 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday Night Service 7 p.m. Senior Pastor: Monty Duke Church Pastor: Darren Felarise Spanish Pastor: Marcos Ferriera

632-7575

108 East 90th Street - Galliano

Open Door Revival Center

16164 W. Main St. - Cut Off. - 325-2456

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

JEHOVAH’S WITNESS

Hwy. 1, 124 Walter Ln., Golden Meadow Sunday Evening Service: 6:30 p.m. Thursday Evening Service: 7 p.m.

Call 693-7229 to reserve your spot on the Worship Directory.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

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

Full Gospel Temple #2

some genuine forgiveness. If we return good in the face of evil, then good will come back to us in abundance.

House of Prayer

Bible-based Sermons Friday Night Sermon: 6:30 p.m. (Free meal to all attending Friday nights) Bible Study Thursdays 6:30 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

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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Windshield Chips Repaired • Commercial • Marine • Residential

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

SPANISH

Iglesia Adventista del 7MO Dia:

504 Seventh St. - Lockport

Ptr. Raul Rivero - Phone: (757) 894-5873 Cultos miercoles y viernes 7 p.m. Sabado 9:30 a.m. Sociedad de Jovenes Sabado de Tarde

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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