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With the printing and distributing of this Sunday, October 13 edition of the Lafourche Gazette, we will be saying goodbye to Sundays. After much thought and careful consideration, the Lafourche Gazette has decided to discontinue with the Sunday edition. Started in October of 1990, the Sunday publication was a welcomed and complimentary addition to our Wednesday paper. But for the last few years it hasn’t been feasible to continue to publish on Sundays. However, we will continue with our traditional mid-week publication, something we’ve See Sundays Page 7-A
MEETINGS MONDAY, OCT. 14
SOUTH LAFOURCHE LEVEE DISTRICT 3:00 p.m. 17904 Hwy. 3235 Galliano SO. LAF. QUILTERS 6:00 p.m. Larose Civic Center
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
NORTH LAFOURCHE LEVEE DISTRICT 5:15 p.m. 3862 Hwy. 1 - Raceland
LA TABLE FRANCAISE 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. South Lafourche Library 16241 E. Main - Galliano
CZM ADVISORY BOARD 5:30 p.m. Mathews Govt. Complex 4876 Hwy. 1 - Mathews WED., OCTOBER 16 VFW POST 8538 6:30 p.m. VFW Ave., Behind LCO Larose
Arrests.......................8-A Calendar of Events....2-A
Obituaries...................6-A Worship Directory......4-A
VOLUME 31 NUMBER 7
By Julia Arenstam Daily Comet Staff Writer
Photo by Babs
Golden Meadow Rotary Club members, Gus Guidry and Lorey Boura, serve up a dish of boiled shrimp at the Club’s Annual Shrimp Boil-Off held last weekend in Golden Meadow. The highly successful event saw seventeen teams participate in boiling over 2000 pounds of shrimp, all donated by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser.
Lockport agrees on budget, considers new tax proposal By Julia Arenstam Daily Comet Staff Writer
The town of Lockport has finally approved a budget for the fiscal year that began July 1. After several months of back-andforth between the mayor, Town Council and police chief, the council approved the $879,000budget at a special meeting Monday night. Notably, the new budget does not take any reserve money out of the town’s fund balance, a first for at least 10 years. “This budget does balance without
that because we found additional revenue,” Councilman Stephen Baudoin said. “But it didn’t contain costs.” Mayor Ed Reinhardt had pushed for the town to stop pulling from the reserves, and was ultimately successful Monday night after some additional revenue was found from insurance premiums and franchise fees. Of the total $879,000 in expenses, $523,000 is budgeted for the police department. That’s a $31,000 bump up from the last budget proposal. See Lockport Page 7-A
Lafourche residents will have two opportunities next month to voice their concerns or make comments and suggestions for the 2020 budget. The Lafourche Council voted to schedule budget hearings for 5 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13, before the final adoption of the budget on Nov. 26. The 2020 operations and maintenance budget is being proposed at roughly $101.3 million, plus a total of $35 million for capital projects. The parish’s budget year runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. The budget will be overseen by a new parish president and council, who take office in January, pending the results of the election Saturday and any runoffs on Nov. 16. A copy of the proposed budget can be found online at lafourchegov.org under the Finance Department. The council delayed taking action to commit $4.6 million to a road project with the South Lafourche Airport until a dedicated funding source can be found. Members were scheduled to vote on an agreement with the Greater Lafourche Port Commission to build the bridge and connector road between La. 3235 and La. 308 where it connects to the airport. The airport is overseen by the Port Commission. In total, the project is expected to cost about $35 million. The port has already received a $16.4 million federal grant, but needs to move quickly to secure the other money needed before the grant expires, Port Director Chett Chiasson said. “This is a very busy area, any better access would be very good for the community,” he said. The port is also committing $4.6 million, which it is asking the parish to match, in order to lobby the state for $9.3 million in capital outlay money.
Port Commission honors late commissioner
See Hearings Page 7-A
By Halle Parker, Daily Comet Staff Writer
The Greater Lafourche Port Commission adopted a resolution Wednesday honoring a former commissioner who was killed in a traffic accident last month. The resolution recognized the work done by the late Perry Gisclair in his role as a commissioner while serving the community. His family was given a framed copy of the resolution set alongside photos of the late commissioner. Board President Chuckie Cheramie said Gisclair had done a great job on the board and thanked his brother for stepping into the role in the interim. “Mr. Terry will be missed,” he said. See Commissioner Page 7-A
Family members of Perry Gisclair, along with members of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, gathered Wednesday to honor the late commissioner.
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Gulf Coast Baptist Church hosting free concert Sunday
Gulf Coast Baptist Church, 1606 S. Bayou Dr., Golden Meadow, will host The Master’s 4, from Lake Charles, in a free concert Sunday, October 13th at 11:00 a . m . Everyone is invited. For further information please contact Pastor Shane Terrebonne at 985-2580988. _________________
3-month commodity distribution
The Lafourche Parish Office of Community Action has released their 3-month commodity distribution dates for 2019. Dates include: - Galliano area on October 17, contact Nanette Lazard at 6323989. - Raceland area on November 14, contact Stephanie Washington at 537-7603. ________________
SLHS planning 10-year reunion
South Lafourche High School Class of 2009 will have their 10year reunion on Friday, October 25th at Main Street Events in Galliano. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, please email 2009Tarpons@gmail.co m.
Benefit to be held for Riley Eymard
There will be a benefit for Riley Eymard on Saturday, October 19th from 11:00 a.m. till behind the Veterans Memorial Monument, 16937 Hwy. 3235. Lunch will consist of black pot jambalaya and grillades for $10 per plate. Riley is a veteran and lifelong resident of the bayou. Due to medical issues he has had both hands and feet amputated. This fundraiser is to help finish their home to aid with his disability. _________________
SLHS class of 2004 celebrating 15 years
The South Lafourche High School class of 2004 will be holding its 15-year class reunion on October 25th at LaCasa in Larose beginning at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. _________________
SL Quarterback Club to meet
The South Lafourche Quarterback Club will meet on Monday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the South Lafourche High School Cafeteria. Please come out and join the discussion of Tarpon Football. A meal will be provided.
LCOA to present Medicare Seminar
The Lafourche Council on Aging will host a Medicare Seminar on October 14 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The seminar will focus on the upcoming changes for 2020, along with information on the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) and Low Income Subsidy (LIS). Please call Chantell at 985-537-0457 to RSVP as there is limited seating. __________________
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court list events
On Thursday, October 17, at 2:00 p.m., Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court will have bouillee and cake at the South Lafourche Nursing Home. On Sunday October 20th at the 9:00 a.m. Mass, Catholic Daughters are asked to participate on this special day. CDA members should be at church for procession line up by 8:30 a.m. Officers bring your robes.
Ladies of LaSalette announce craft show
The Ladies of LaSalette will conduct its annual craft show on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the LaSalette Center in Golden Meadow. The center is located on Highway 1 next to Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. A chicken gumbo dinner will be served at 11 a.m.. Hot dogs and chili, desserts, soft drinks, beignets and coffee will also be available throughout the day. For more information, please contact Emma at 985-677-1420 or Rayven 985-6771419. __________________
Savor the Flavor to be held Nov. 2
The Bayou Lafourche Folklife and Heritage Museum will sponsor the annual Savor the Flavor, a contest which will pit area chefs against one another on Saturday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m. The event will
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What a Life!
By: Rev. Wilmer L. Todd
When we are the best version of ourselves, everyone around us benefits
When we look around us, we get a feeling that the world is in a mess. Suicide rates are increasing while church attendance is decreasing. Some people trust in their guns, money, and positions in life rather than working with our Loving God to make our world a better place. Addressing this situation Coach Dale Brown said, “If there was ever a moment in history when we needed a commitment to make the world a better place to live in, it is now. I’m totally convinced that we can solve any problem, whether it is poverty, financial crisis, partisan and dishonest politics, racism, crime, pollution, drugs, apathy, terrorism, or whatever plague humankind. It all depends on our commitment, determination, and perseverance. “Great social transformation such as the end of slavery, the women’s crusade, the civil rights movement, and the end of colonial rule all began with public awareness and engagement. Political leaders followed rather than led. A few courageous and committed people caused change.”
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
314 East 74th St. - Cut Off
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pastor Audie Crochet - (504) 952-6603
So. Lafourche Assembly of God
So can we. Author Matthew Kelly tells us what we must do to change our world. He says, “When you feel fully alive, you are living God’s will. It is impossible to ignore or reject God’s plan for your life and be fully alive at the same time. God wants you to be the best version of yourself. “When you are the best version of yourself, everyone around you benefits as well. Your family and marriage are better versions of themselves. Your parish is a better version of itself. The entire world is better when you are living God’s will. I can’t think of a better way to glorify God. Can you?” The following reflection is entitled “A Creed to Live” by Nancy Sims. “Don’t undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us are special. Don’t set your goals by what other people deem important. Only do what is best for you. Don’t take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your very life, for without them life is meaningless. “Don’t let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or in the future. By living one day at a time you live all days of your life. Don’t give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying. Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other. “Don’t be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we
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
17618 West Main - Galliano - 632-2109 New Sunlight Baptist Church Sunday Morning Service 10 a.m. 452 St. Patrick Street - Raceland 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.
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. email@example.com
First Baptist Church of Grand Isle
14409 East Main, Cut Off
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday Midweek: 6:30 p.m. (All Ages) Pastor Chad Mack www.bayoucrosspoint.org (985-628-2214)
St. Mathews Missionary Baptist 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.
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 Ivy Wilson, Pastor
By Dr. Glenn Mollette Guest Columnist
Many have watched the powerful television report of Brandt Jean’s act of forgiveness toward Amber Guyger who killed his brother Botham Jean. The scene of him hugging her and extending forgiveness toward her has been replayed over and again and invoked a sundry of reactions from across the nation and the Texas community. The former Dallas police officer Guyger testified that she shot her victim by mistake, in his own apartment while he was eating ice cream. She was sentenced to ten years in prison and many thought it would have been much longer. Allison Jean, the mother of the brothers wrote on her Facebook page to her son Brandt, “Your load is lighter. Regardless of the views of the spectators, walk with God always. Forgiveness is for the forgiver and it doesn’t matter what the forgiven does with it. “ From the Lan-
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 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, 8:00 a.m. Fr. Joseph “Joe” Chacko, I.M.S.
St. Joseph Catholic Church 17980 West Main - Galliano
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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.
Hwy. 308 - Valentine
Worship Service 7:30 a.m. Lord’s Supper, Second Sunday, 7:30 a.m. Rev. Ronnie Williams, Sr.
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
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 Service 6:30 p.m. Church: 632-4119
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
have pure intentions, we will act in a real, genuine, and authentic manner.” Mahatma Ghandi once said, “Before the throne of the Almighty, humans will be judged not by their acts but by their intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.”
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, comes the story of forgiving relatives. One by one those who chose to speak at his trial did not turn to anger. Instead, while the killer Dylann Roof remained impassive, they offered him forgiveness and said they were praying for his soul, even as they described the pain of their losses. “I forgive you,” Nadine Collier, the daughter of 70-year-old Ethel Lance, said at the hearing, her voice breaking with emotion. “You took something very precious from me. I will never talk to her again. I will never hold her
again. But I forgive you. And have mercy on your soul.” I don’t know what I would do. I can’t tell you what to do because I don’t know what has happened to you. It’s between you, whoever and God and how you want to live your life. However, if you carry a lifelong load of hate, resentment and bitterness, it will wear you down. The words of Jesus remind us from the Bible ... “For if you forgive men their trespasses your father in heaven will forgive you.” Think about it. Is there someone you need to forgive?
The V.H. Boudreaux Senior Citizens Center in Lockport held its monthly birthday party on August 27th. Those celebrating birthdays in August were: Thelma Vedros, Dorothy Colby, Eldon Guidry, Margie Gautreaux and Darlene Castalano.
Christian Fellowship Church
B & J Martin, Inc. Utility Boats ~ Martin Quarters ~ (985) 632-2727
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
349 Central Lafourche Dr. - Raceland
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Gheens Presbyterian Church
Full Gospel Temple #2
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
Hwy. 1, 124 Walter Ln., Golden Meadow 16164 W. Main St. - Cut Off. - 325-2456 Sunday Services 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday Night Service 7 p.m. Senior Pastor: Monty Duke Church Pastor: Darren Felarise
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 Our Lady of the Rosary Youth Pastor Robert Schwertz 12911 E. Main - Larose - 985-693-3433 Jordy Rousse, Pastor of Worship & Young Adult Ministry Saturday Vigil 4:00 p.m. First Baptist Church Phone: (985) 632-3077 Sunday Masses 7:00, 10:00 and 5:30 5545 Hwy. 1 - Lockport Weekday Mass Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. www.communitybiblecutoff.com Adoration Chapel open all day, everyday Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Christian Family Center Rev. Duc Bui, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. www.ourladyoftherosarychurch.org Wednesday Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. 11819 East Main - Galliano Pastor Toby Brogden Sunday Services 10:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. 15300 West Main - Cut Off Greater New Fountain Baptist Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m. 233 E. 12th St. - Lockport Sunday Spanish Service 3:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Pastor Morris Hunter, Jr. Sunday Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Weekday Mass: W.-Th.-F., 8:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. Community Fellowship Lord’s Supper Service: 2nd Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Fr. Gregory Fratt Prayer Breakfast: 2nd Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 901 Barataria Street - Lockport Bible Class Thursday 7:00 p.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Holy Savior Church Reverend Carlos Nieves - (985) 532-2992
Isrealite Baptist Church
caster, PA community in 2006, comes the story of ten young schoolgirls killed in an Amish one room school. On the afternoon of the killing an Amish grandfather expressed forgiveness toward the killer Charles Roberts. That same day Amish neighbors visited the Roberts family to comfort them. Later that week the Roberts family was invited to the funeral of one of the Amish girls who had been killed. Amish mourners would later outnumber the nonAmish at Charles Roberts’ funeral. The story is told that the killer was tormented for nine years by the premature death of his young daughter. He never forgave God for her death. Yet, after he cold-bloodedly shot ten Amish schoolgirls, their families and friends almost immediately forgave him and showed compassion toward his family. In 2015, from the historic Charleston, South Carolina
God wants you to be. “Once we know what we want, we need to be sure that our actions and words are both in harmony with each other. We need to be honest with ourselves and with others. We need to be authentic, not play games, not pretend to be someone we are not. When we
Sunday Evening Service: 6:30 p.m. Sunday Worship Service 11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Thursday Evening Service: 7 p.m. Wednesday Worship 6:30 p.m. Open Door Revival Center Pastor Shane Terrebonne (985) 258-0988
purpose. “Don’t run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been, but also where you are going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way. Don’t let anyone’s ignorance, hate, drama, or negativity stop you from being the best person
The Power of Forgiveness
Saturday Mass 4:00 p.m. Sunday Mass 7:00 and 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 2 p.m., Sunday Worship 3 p.m. Weekday Mass: M. - W. - Th. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. Prayer Service/Bible Class-Thurs., 6 p.m. Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Testimony/Prayer & Praise, 3rd Sunday, 3 p.m. Communion, 4th Sunday, 3 p.m. Reverend Charles Hawkins Sr., Pastor
129 Cedar Ln. - Grand Isle - 985-787-3410 Gulf Coast Baptist Church Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. 1606 S. Bayou Drive - Golden Meadow Wednesday Bible Study: 6:00 p.m. (All Ages) Pastor Nathan Stanford www.fbcgrandisle.com
learn how to be brave. Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible. The fastest way to lose love is to hold to it tightly, and the best way to keep love is to give it wings. Don’t dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope. To be without hope is to be without a
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.
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Sunday Services 8:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Doctor John Spaulding, Pastor
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
108 East 90th Street - Galliano
LA Carriers • 632-5858 752 Industrial Park Rd. • Larose, LA
Golden Meadow United Methodist Church
18803 East Main - Golden Meadow Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Chris Thomas, Pastor
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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
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
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
The Crossway Ministry, Lafourche 9334 Hwy. 308 - Lockport
Sunday Worship Service, 10:00 a.m. Sunday Night Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Worship Service, 7:00 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
House of Prayer
15392 Hwy. 3235 - Cut Off
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)
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!
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
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
Iglesia Adventista del 7MO Dia: 504 Seventh St. - Lockport
Cultos miercoles y viernes 7 p.m. Sabado 9:30 a.m. Sociedad de Jovenes Sabado de Tarde Pastor Raul Rivero - &757) 894-5873
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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House For Sale by Owner: 309 Belle Vue Drive in Lockport. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,732 sq.ft. Move in ready on a 150’x107’ lot. Home features new roof, new central unit, new 14’x40’ patio cover, fenced in yard, detached 2 story barn and much more. Asking $185,000. Call or text 985-2781125 for more information, or visit zillow.com for pictures. ________________________
House For Sale: Three bedroom, two bath brick home. Whole house generator, fireplace, two carport and shed. Located in Golden Meadow. Asking $80,000. Call 985-6911955 or 985-691-3301 FMI. _________________________ House For Sale: REDUCED TO $90,000. 2120 South Bayou Drive, Golden Meadow. Solid 3 bedroom, 1 bath on parade route; lots of parking; large screened in patio; large shed; plenty of storage; covered carport; Call 337-515-3478 or 985632-6883. _________________________ House For Sale: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, kitchen, living room, dining room and utility room. Asking price, $100,000. Located at 232 Oak D Street in Larose. FMI call 985-258-3020. _________________________
202 Ranchland Trace Lockport
This 4 year old home located out of city limits on Hwy 308 in a newly developed subdivision offffers 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 1754 sq.ft. living, 2450 sq. ft. total, 90’x151’ fenced in corner lot, laminate and tile flooring, granite countertops, wood plank ceiling,two car carport, huge closets, crown molding, big laundry room, no flood zone, and much more! Asking below appraisal at $255,500 Call or Text for additional pictures and information985.258.9818
Warehouse/office for rent: 2000 sq. ft. warehouse with office located on HWY 308 near East 63rd St. in Cut Off. Bayou side is available if needed. Price is negotiable depending on how/what used for. Please call 985-691-3104. _________________________
Mississippi Hunting Land For Sale: 40 acres “One square block”. Easy access from gravel road, nice fish pond, lots of deer and turkey. Clean power line with box stand. Many extra options, pictures available. Large lease option with purchase. Call for price Bryan 985-696-5550. _________________________
For Rent: 2 bedroom, 2 bath trailer in Larose on private lot; $750/month. FMI Call 985-6911367, leave voicemail. _________________________ Are you here from out of town and need a nice, clean, comfortable and affordable place? Then don’t look any further! If you are single, family, worker, company, fisherman, or anyone else looking for short-term or long-term housing, we have what you need. All of our places are furnished with a full kitchen. We also have camper lots and a new fish cleaning station with a full bath. A fully stocked store in walking distance. The nicest laundry mat around. Pets are allowed. Come be another one our satisfied customers. Call Tommy at 985-6374133.
For Rent: 4 bedroom brick home, newly remodeled in December; located in Cut Off; $800/month, $800/deposit. Call John at 398-0179. _________________________ House For Rent: Newly remodeled house, unfurnished; two bedroom, on bath, stove, central heat, A/C, quiet neighborhood. No pets, no smoking. Washer/ dryer hookups. $600/monthly and $600 security deposit. Located in Galliano on West side. FMI call 985-6960229. Must sign a 12 month lease. _________________________
FREE RENT! Ask us about our move in special. Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath Apartment for Rent in Cut Off: $800/month with a $750 deposit for an unfurnished apartment. washer/dryer included. Pets welcomed. Call Billat 985-325-5626. Go to coteblancheapartments.com to see pictures. Furnished units available with long term lease.
Trailer For Rent: 2 bedroom, 2 bath, $800/month, $500/deposit; no smoking, no pets; accepting applications; leave message, 985-696-2270. _________________________ For Rent: 32ft. camper, $500 month plus deposit; Also, camper spaces for rent, $340 month. Golden Meadow. 985475-7696 or 985-398-0172. _________________________ House For Rent: 209 East 7th Street, Larose. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, central air, no pets. Rent, $900; deposit, $900. Call 985691-1040. _________________________
Camper For Sale: $62,000. 2015 Ford Forester RV; V10 gasoline; lots of storage; 7600 miles; 31’ long; 2 slide outs; sleeps 8; on board generator; FMI 985-696-6133 or 985-6651495. _________________________ 2015 Coachman Pursuit 31BD Class A Motorhome For Sale: 7800 miles; sleeps 6-8; 32 ft. long; spare tire; 2 indoor tvs; 1 outdoor tv; 2 slide outs and more. $65,000, includes lifetime Yogi Bear membership. Text or call Laurie at 630-220-0177. ________________________
Wedding decorations for sale! Red rose bouquets and other center pieces. White satin chair covers with red sashes. Black satin table covers with black and white paisley table runners. Black backdrop and a bunch of misc items Call or text for more info 985-258-4999 Everything for 350.00 willing to separate. _________________________
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Used cars: I pay top dollar for used cars. Will pick up free of charge. Call 985-637-3536 FMI. _________________________
Southern Guard Service, Inc. is now accepting applications for Security Guard positions. Apply at 109 W. 12th St., Larose. Call 985-693-4316. _________________________ Jan Serve Cleaning personnel needed in Lafourche Parish. Call to apply at 985-262-4084. Resume preferred but not required. Submit resume to P.O. Box 143 Cut Off, LA 70345 _________________________ A C Marine, Inc. is currently accepting applications for 100 Ton Inland Captain. Benefits offered; must have towing endorsement, TWIC card and be able to pass a drug screen. FMI call 985-637-2482. _________________________ Help Wanted: Bartender needed. Must be 18 years old and willing to work nights. Experienced required. Applications can be picked up after 4 p.m. at Vu-Doo Lounge (front of Days Inn). _________________________ Special Education District No. 1 “The Center” is seeking a responsible, energetic, selfmotivated team player to work as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional for its facility in Cut Off. Degree Required. Excellent Communication Skills and Experience in Services for People with Disabilities Preferred. Successful Candidate must possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License; pass a Criminal Background Check, Physical, Drug Test and Ability/Agility Test. Interested parties should submit a Letter of Interest and Resume to: Human Resources, Special Education District No. 1, P.O. Box 405, Cut Off, LA 70345. Resumes will be accepted until Tuesday, October 15, 2019. _________________________ Cash Magic Galliano is now accepting applications for night shift convenience store associates. Please apply at 16816 LA3235, Cut Off, LA 70345. 985-325-4445. Are you looking to join an expansive company that offers competitive wages, benefits and a fun filled, team oriented environment? If the answer is yes, then Cash Magic is the place for you. We welcome you to come and apply in person at 16816 LA-3235, Cut Off, LA 70345. 985-325-4445. _________________________
2011 Cherokee Camper MLS 154028: Located at 130 Norrman Street in Golden Meadow. 3-4 bedrooom, 2 full baths, 2147 sq. ftft., 1 acre lot, bigg kitchen, $241,000 Call Lisa Plaiisance for a showing!
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SBL Construction is hiring a CDL Drivers, Routabouts, Dozer Operators. Must be able to pass drug screen/ physical, be reliable and have own transportation to work. FMI call 985665-1220. _________________________ The Lafourche Council on Aging Nutrition Dept. has a position open for a Home Meal Deliver for the Galliano/ Golden Meadow area. This person would deliver hot meals to elderly homebound clients (Monday thru Friday). Person must be reliable, with reliable transportation and working telephone service. Must be able to pass a drivers license check, pre-employment drug test and criminal background check. No restrictions on lifting (applicant must be able to lift 25 lbs. or more). Pay rate is $10.31 an hour. Mileage is reimbursed at .58 cents a mile. Deadline to apply is Monday, October 14 at 1 p.m. Apply at the Lafourche Council on Aging Office, 4876 Hwy.1, Mathews, LA (located in the old Walmart building). For more information call Angie Pertuit at (985) 532-0457. _________________________
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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. _________________________ J & P’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 Arbor’s License & Insured. Call 985-632-2540 or 985-6965174. _________________________ Earl’s Yard & Pressure Washing Service., Earl P. Duet, owner. Call 985-691-7570. _________________________ Tim Harris Flooring Installation Services Carpet, vinyl, laminate, wood, ceramic showers, painting, carpentry, sheet rock. Purchase floor anywhere, we will install. Manufactures warranty floors, not flooring stores. Free estimates. Call 985-677-0474 or 985-677-2526. _________________________ Curry’s Tree Service: Tree cutting and trimming, any size, reasonable rates, free estimates, licensed. Call 985-2580465. _________________________
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Jennifer Cheramie, 65, a native of Larose and a resident of Cut Off, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Larose, LA. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. with burial to follow in the church cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Jessie Cheramie; son, August Duet (Melissa); daughters, Celenna Duet, Summer Liverano and Autumn Duet; grandchildren, Alayna Kate, Maegan, Abbigail, Ryan, Alec, Mya, Jayci, Micah, Zoey, Eva, Addison and Isaac; brother, Glenn Danos; sisters, Laura Dantin (Jerry) and Lorrie Boudreaux (Terry) and sister-inlaw, Stacey Danos. She was preceded in death by her parents, August and Lauravie Danos and brother, Emmette Danos. Samart-Mothe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. ___________________
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been doing now for 54 years and hope to continue for many more. “It’s with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to Sundays but we have an exciting new website we hope to be up and running after the first of the year with up-to-date local news and sports, along with regional and statewide news,” said publisher Addy Legendre Melancon. Hours of operation will also change as we venture forward. The office, located at 12958 East Main in Larose, will be open on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Tuesdays through Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. to 12-noon. Call the office at 985693-7229 or contact us by email at ads@tlg n e w s p a p e r. c o m , firstname.lastname@example.org m or email@example.com for any questions.
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The council unanimously approved the budget. However, for the town to consider giving police officers a raise or buying new vehicles, the council is considering putting a new property tax on the ballot in April. At the next meeting on Oct. 21, the council plans to vote on a measure to put a 10-mill property tax on the April 2020 ballot. “Let the people decide if they want to help fund it,” Reinhardt said. The tax would collect an estimated $96,000 a year, dedicated to the police department. It would double the town’s property tax rate, which is excluded from homestead exemptions, meaning all landowners would pay the tax—even if the property is valued under the $7,500 threshold. It would not double the total tax bill, Councilman Wayne Bourgeois Jr. noted, and Lockport property owners also pay parish property taxes that
would not be affected by this measure. The town has about 1,140 different property taxpayers. The new tax, when averaged out between them, would add $90 a year to their tax bills. Bourgeois said a property tax would be more certain than a sales tax, of which Lafourche already has one of the highest rates in the state, or a fee added on to a water bill. “A parcel ad valorem is really the only way to get the most,” he said. The council plans to discuss the matter further at the next meeting before voting to put it on the ballot. The mayor said he wants to put the measure on the ballot soon before the town starts preparing the next year’s budget. The next meeting was moved from Oct. 15 to Oct. 21. — Daily Comet Staff Writer Julia Arenstam can be reached at 448-7636 or julia.arenstam @houmatoday.com. Follow her on Twitter at @JuliaArenstam.
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Parish Finance Director Connie Duet said the initial plan was to pull about $1.168 million a year from the Road Sales Tax District 2 fund, if there was enough money. Some council members said they were concerned about pulling all the money from that fund, versus spreading it out so money would still be available for other road projects in the district. Road Sales Tax District 2 covers south Lafourche and parts of central Lafourche. Council Chairman Noonie Autin asked to defer the matter until the exact funding source could be found and reviewed, and the parish District Attorney’s Office had a chance to look at the agreement. The federal grant stipulates the project must be ready to bid by September 2020, with an end date of 2025. To get to that point, the parish needs the $9.3 million in state capital outlay money. The state appli-
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cation is due Nov. 1. “That’s why it’s important to get it done,” Chiasson said. Autin agreed to call a special meeting to approve the document before that deadline. A date for that meeting has not been set. The next regular council meeting is scheduled for Oct. 22. — Daily Comet Staff Writer Julia Arenstam can be reached at 448-7636 or julia.arenstam @houmatoday.com. Follow her on Twitter at @JuliaArenstam.
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Fellow Commissioner Mike Callais noted that he has big shoes to fill as he steps into the role of secretary. “I will try to do as he would have done,” said Callais. Gisclair’s family declined to comment. The late commissioner was killed on Sept. 12 when a tractor he was riding on La. 2335 in Galliano was struck by another vehicle. The official swearing-in ceremony for Rodney Gisclair, Perry’s brother, was also conducted. He will stay in the seat until an election is held in the spring to choose the next commissioner. The commission also received updates on funding for its project to improve the connector road between the South Lafourche Airport, La. 308 and La. 1.
Sunday, October 13, 2019 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE
In other action: Lafourche Parish Council meeting, Oct. 8
Here is a rundown of action taken during tonight’s Lafourche Parish Council meeting. All votes were unanimous unless otherwise noted. Councilman Jerry Lafont was absent. ACTION: Accepted the minutes of the Sept. 24, 2019 Regular Session. ACTION: Proclaimed Oct. 15, 2019 as Infant Loss Awareness Day. ACTION: Approved a servitude agreement with Lawrence Daigle, Deanna O. Daigle. ACTION: Approved a joint resolution by U. S. Representative Francis Rooney and U. S. Senator Ted Cruz introducing an amendment to the United States Constitution limiting terms on members of Congress. ACTION: Authorized the council clerk to advertise for requests for proposals for an auditing firm to provide for an annual financial and compliance audit of the financial statements of the parish. ACTION: Appointed Kyle Williams to the Lafourche Parish Tourist Commission representing
Lafourche Parish Library. ACTION: Accepted the proposal from Acadian Total Security for $29,980 for add-ons to the existing security system needed for the Thibodaux Library Addition Project. ACTION: Accepted a proposal Forefront Emergency Management, L.P. for assessment and determination of regulatory requirements pertaining to Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure Plans and Spill Prevention Control Plans. ACTION: Approved Change Order No. 1 from B.E.T. Construction, Inc., for the “Additions & Renovations to the Lafourche Parish Library-Thibodaux Branch” to increase the contract price by $741.61 and add five additional days to the contract time. ACTION: Authorized (5) Lafourche Parish Government employees to purchase surplus Federal property from Louisiana Federal Property Assistance Agency.
the Town of Golden Meadow. ACTION: Appointed Jake Cheramie to the Lafourche Parish Game and Fish Commission Board. ACTION: Appointed Jake Cheramie to the Housing Authority of Lafourche Parish Board. ACTION: Appointed Damian Folse to the Recreation District No. 3 Board. ACTION: Appointed Kysha Shinall to the Fire Protection District No. 8-B Board. ACTION: Approved Amendment No. 3 to the agreement between the Louisiana Office of Community Development and Lafourche Parish Government for the assistance in the execution of the Hurricane Isaac Parish Hazard Mitigation Assistance LMI Cost Share Program. ACTION: Approved a 1-year agreement between Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. for a commercial insurance package as quoted. ACTION: Approved the purchase of one 2020 Ford Transit T250 Cargo Van for $29,817.25 for the
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Sunday, October 13, 2019 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE
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. OCTOBER 6, 2019 Louisiana State Police Brenden Bouzigard, 28, Galliano. D.W.I.-3rd offense (Felony). Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Dekoven Scott Sr., 30, Thibodaux. Resisting an officer w/force of violence (Felony). Possession or distribution of drug paraphernalia (Misd). Resisting an officer (Misd). OCTOBER 7, 2019 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Scott Acosta, 30, Donaldsonville. Simple criminal damage to property (Misd). Javis Caldwell, 29, Napoleonville. Violation of probation/parole. Contempt of court. Seth Demere, 18, Golden Meadow. Fugitive. Donny Dodson, 32, Grand Isle. Violation of probation/parole. Eris Dupre, 37, Houma. Violation of protective orders (Misd). Mark Griffin, 48, Galliano. Contempt of court. Kyle Hall, 34, Raceland. Driver must be licensed. Proper equipment required on vehs; inspection tag required. Illegal possession of stolen things (Misd). Jessie Hayes, 55, Galliano. Arrest warrant. Dante Hester, 26, Gonzales. Contempt of court. Calvin Johnson, 27, Napoleonville. Distribution of cannabinoids/synthetic marijuana (Felony). Taking contraband to/from penal institutions prohibited (Felony). Chasity Pelotto, 44, Houma. Contempt of court. Shawn Taplett, 22, Raceland. Contempt of court (3 CTS). Violation of probation/parole.
Earl Verdin, 19, Bayou Blue. Resisting an officer (Misd). Monetary instrument abuse. Possession of marijuana-1st offense (Misd). Daphne Williams, 22, Galliano. Contempt of court (2 CTS). Trenton Francis, 27, Thibodaux. Simple escape (Felony). Louisiana State Police Adam Morgan III, 37, Cut Off. D.W.I.-2nd offense (Misd). Driving on roadway laned for traffic. OCTOBER 8, 2019 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Norbert Bouzigar III, 42, Thibodaux. Contempt of court. George Leggett, 40, Cut Off. Possession or distribution of drug paraphernalia (Misd) Possession of methamphetamine less than 28 grams (Felony). Simple burglary of inhabited dwelling (Felony). Robert Smith Jr., 52, Raceland. Contempt of court (2 CTS). Battery of a dating partner (Misd). Thibodaux Police Department Brittany Davis, 30, Houma. Resisting an officer (Misd). Possession or distribution of drug paraphernalia (Misd). Possession of Heroin (Felony). OCTOBER 9, 2019 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Cory Butler, 28, Belle Rose. Contempt of court. Justin Campeaux, 28, Raceland. Fugitive. Sheri Cunningham, 49, Houma. Domestic abuse battery (Misd). Dazmon Holmes, 25, Gibson. Contempt of court. Jason Martin, 45, Cut Off. Contempt of court. Theft (Misd). Simple criminal damage to property (Misd). Joel Spence Jr., 22, Gray. Domestic abuse battery involving strangulation with child endangerment (Felony). Jacob Thibodaux, 34, Labadieville. Theft (Felony). Thibodaux Police Department Aaron Favoroth, 29, Vacherie. Contempt of court.
Local duo to pay homage to musical legend Vin Bruce
Two local Southeastern University music majors, cousins Carley Duet, of Cut Off, and Brandi Callais Brumfield, of Hammond, will be paying artistic homage to their family’s Cajun French musical heritage. The two students are the granddaughters of Herbert Callais, who is the late Vin Bruce’s nephew. Their uncle Vin Bruce was a prominent Cajun musician in the 50’s through the 60’s. As a successful touring and recording artist he recorded solo albums, and also worked in the studio with many prominent musicians such as Chet Atkins and Owen Bradley for Columbia Records in Nashville. Vin’s performance career took him to the Grand Ole Opry and the Louisiana Hayride among other notable venues, as he became known as the “King of Cajun Singers”. Brandi, who is pursuing a masters degree in guitar performance said, “Upon hearing these songs for the first time, I knew that arranging this music to fit the setting would feel like home to me. With some help from my guitar teacher, Mr. Kerber, we have arranged these tunes to compliment the original music from our Cajun ancestors
while also incorporating new ideas that we came up with—all to fit on one guitar while Carley sings. I am excited to share this music with our family and friends and show them our reimagined take on these tunes by our great-great uncle, Vin Bruce!” Carley, a vocal music education student at Southeastern, stated that, “Since I am in school for vocal music, I am required to learn how to sing songs in French, German, Italian, and English. As I was preparing for my recital, I figured that it would be fun and exciting to sing in the native language of my grandparents. Brandi, who is my cousin, was the perfect person to collaborate with on this project. While working on the songs, I enjoyed quality time with my Grandfather, Herbert Callais, who helped me with the translations and pronunciations of
the words. I am excited to keep my Cajun heritage alive by learning these songs and putting a different twist on music that I remember hearing from my childhood.” The two students will perform arrangements of “Dans le Claire de la lune” and “Si tu m’aime” at Carley Duet’s voice recital at Southeastern University’s Pottle Music Building Auditorium. The recital will be held on Wednesday, October 23 at 6 p.m. in Hammond. The event is free and open to the public. Kerber indicated,
“These two excellent students are taking this unique opportunity to put the skills they have developed as serious music students to use, developing music that they are both personally connected to, and presenting it in a sophisticated fashion. Whether music is created for the dance hall or popular radio, good music can, with the proper skills, be developed for presentation on the concert stage. The key is to have these skills and creative will to successfully accomplish this. I am impressed.”
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