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Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Louisiana’s special session on taxes set for next week

Court of Appeal upholds Raceland woman’s double murder conviction

The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed the dismissal of federal c l a i m s raised by a Raceland w o m a n c o n v i c t e d Amy Hebert in 2009 of the first-degree murder of her two children. Amy Hebert had asked federal courts to throw out her double murder convictions and grant her a new trial on constitutional grounds. “We are obviously pleased that the Fifth Circuit ruled in our favor,” said Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell, one of three prosecutors who tried the six-week case along with then-DA Cam Morvant and ADA Joe Soignet. “We tried a good case as well as a clean case, and this ruling vindicates all of the hard work we put in so long ago. “Our fight for justice doesn’t end with a conviction,” Russell continued. “A case like this shows that it’s just as important to uphold a successful verdict as it is to get one.” See Hebert Page 5-A


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Sparkey will make an appearance this Saturday, May 19th at the Lafourche Fire District #1 Volunteer Fire Department’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. The community is invited to visit with Sparkey and company at the Raceland Ag. Building, 3932 LA 308, Raceland, from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Food and drinks will be served. Along with Sparkey will be Freddie the Fire Truck, a bounce house for kids, face painting, balloon art, and much more.

Memorial Day remembrance ceremony to be held at Veterans Memorial Park May 28th

Veterans Memorial District reaching out to Tenth Ward residents to be a part of the celebration Holly McKeon, Contributing Writer

There are only two National holidays set aside to remember the sacrifices of men and women who served in the nation’s military forces, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Although both commemorate the sacrifices made by service members, they hold distinct differences that some Americans may confuse. Memorial Day, which falls on Monday, May 28th this year, is the older of the two holidays and was first celebrated on May 30, 1868. The day was initially formed as a time to place flowers at the final resting spots of soldiers or by decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country from wounds sustained in battle. Veterans Day, on the other hand, falls on November 11th each year and honors those members who served in World War I. It is also a time to thank our military’s men and women for their service to our country. This Memorial Day, Ward Ten veter-

ans will hold their annual ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Galliano, which remains inclusive to remembering Ward 10 veterans. The community is asked to attend the free event to pay homage to the brave men and women of South Lafourche who sacrificed their lives defending our freedom. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. with a motorcycle motorcade from Golden Meadow to Galliano, which is being organized by Golden Meadow Police Chief, Reggie Pitre. The motorcade will consists of motorcycles and police cars and will be an escort for VIP Mr. Luke Cheramie of Golden Meadow, who will turn 100 years old in October. Mr. Cheramie was a 1st Sargeant in the Army and fought in World War II and the Korean War. Reggie stated, “I believe that Memorial Day is one of the most important days of the year. Remembering those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country is a must. I proudly support all veterans and their families. This is a special day of remembrance where the community can come together and reflect on what freedom means and the cost of so many lives lost while procuring that freedom for us.” See Ceremony Page 5-A

New pump station commissioned in Lockport

Lafourche Parish officials unveiled the newly commissioned coastal pump station in Lockport Thursday that will drain water for area residents and businesses from Mathews to Lockport.

“Today we commissioned the new Coastal Pump Station, located at the end of North Barrios Street in Lockport, which replaced infrastructure that was more than seventy years old,” said President Jimmy Cantrelle. The new investment, at a price tag of almost $2.6 million, features 48-inch pumps, new engines and a rebuilt holding suspension for the entire pump system. Coastal Pump Station drains water for area residents and businesses from Mathews (Hwy. 1 to the 40-Arpent Canal at Fantastic Acres Blvd.) to Lockport (Company Canal Station). See Station Page 5-A

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s next special session on taxes will begin next week, when lawmakers will negotiate whether to replace some expiring taxes whose absence will blow a hole in next year’s budget. Gov. John Bel Edwards set the start and end dates Monday along with broad parameters for what taxes can be considered. Lawmakers are working to wrap up their regular session this week. The special session is scheduled to start May 22 and end on June 4. About $1.4 billion in temporary, mostly sales taxes, passed by lawmakers in 2015 and 2016 to plug budget holes are expiring on July 1, with the start of the new budget year. With other tax offsets, Louisiana is estimated to get $648 million less in general tax dollars next year than this year. Edwards and many lawmakers say replacement taxes are needed to avoid devastating cuts to health, education and safety programs. “It simply is not possible to fashion a responsible budget that adequately funds our critical priorities with the revenue that is available next fiscal year,” the Democratic governor said. A February special session ended in gridlock in the House, with lawmakers failing to pass any taxes to See Session Page 5-A

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During the Senior Social Awards Night May 7 at South Lafourche High School, Angelle Danos, (pictured at left), was awarded the 2018 Boo Legendre Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 to go towards her college education. Also pictured is Boo’s daughter Angelle Legendre. This is the third year that Addy Legendre Melancon and her daughters, Angelique and Angelle Legendre, have donated a scholarship to a South Lafourche High School student in memory of Boo. The scholarship was also matched by a $1000 scholarship from cheer coach Abby Jalbert, which is dedicated for a SLHS cheerleader, making a total of $2000.

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The 5th Annual Perch Jerkin Classic will be held on Saturday, June 9 at the Lockport Bayou Side Park starting at daylight. Entry fee is $20 per child, ages 3 to 9 and 10 to 15, before Thursday, May 27, then $25 after the deadline. Categories include Heaviest Bream Stringer (5 fish total), Heaviest Sac-a-lait Stringer (5 fish total), Lunker Bass (1st place only), Lunker Catfish (1st place only). Weigh-in will be held at the Lockport Bayou Side Park under the pavilion along with the awards ceremony. Weigh-in will start as participants return to the park. Scales close at 2 p.m. All fish entered must be alive to count. All proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children Hospital. For more information, contact Jarrod Brunet at or (985) 860-4177; Brandon Leblanc at or (985) 859-0221; or Josh Adams at m or (985) 860-4228.


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A Concealed Handgun Training Course will be held on Saturday, May 26, at the LPSO Shooting Range Facility in Raceland. The class will begin at 8 a.m. The actual ending time will vary due to class size. The cost for the course is $110, and advance registration is suggested due to limited class size. This course is a pre-requisite for those applying for a Concealed Handgun Permit from the State of Louisiana. To register online for the course, or for more information, please contact Captain Lafate Day at (985) 449-4485 or by email at Participants will need to bring 50 rounds of ammunition, eye protection (sunglasses or eyeglasses are sufficient), and ear protection (muffs or plugs). __________________

South Lafourche plans annual basketball camp The 28th Annual Tarpon  Basketball Camp for boys and girls will be held in several sessions at South Lafourche High School. Session I will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. from May 28 to 30 for boys and girls ages 4 to 6. The final two sessions are for all Biddy  Basketball  aged boys and girls. The camp times are 1 to 4 p.m. for Session II (June 4 to 7) and Session III (June 11 to 14). The cost of the camp is $45 for session I and $75 for Session II and III. Each camper will receive a camp basketball and a camp t-shirt. Camp brochures can be picked up at South Lafourche High School. For information, call South Lafourche boy’s  basketball  coach Brian Callais at 985691-1809. ___________________

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Perch Jerkin Classic hosting fish fry fundraiser Sat.

The Perch Jerkin` Classic will be hosting a fish fry fundraiser in order to raise money for their annual tournament on Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lockport Fire Department. Plate lunches will consist of fried fish, French fries and a slice of French bread for a $10 donation. Deliveries can be made for orders of 5 or more plate lunches. Contact Jarrod at 985860-4177, Josh at 985860-4228 or Brandon at 985-859-0221. All donations will fund the annual tournament where proceeds are donated to the St. Jude Children`s Research Hospital. ____________________

Catholic Daughter of the Americas plan plate lunch fundraiser

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Pope Pius X, #1883 of Cut Off, will be having a fundraiser on Sunday, May 20th at the Spiritual Life Center behind Sacred Heart Church. The meal will include meat sauce spaghetti, peas, potato salad, cake and a drink. The cost will be $10. Tickets will be sold at the door. Lunches will be served from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Dine in or takeout. There will be other desserts that will be sold. For tickets, talk to any CDA member or call Cheryl Guidry at 985665-7135. ___________________

LPFD #1 celebrates 25 years with anniversary party

Lafourche Fire District #1 Vol. Fire Department invites the community to join them at the Raceland Ag. Building, 3932 LA-308, Raceland, for their 25th anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 19th from 10:30 a.m. till 3 p.m. Food and drinks will be served. Sparkey and Freddie the Fire Truck will also appear, along with a bounce house for kids, face painting and balloon art, and so much more! _________________

Are Americans really crazy? By Dr. Glenn Mollette Guest Columnist

Has America simply gone crazy? We never want to think that we are a bit crazy or that people we love are experiencing craziness but it is reality. America has an overwhelming problem with craziness or I should say mental health issues. Over a 12-month period, 27% of adults in the U.S. will experience some sort of mental health disorder, making the U.S. the country with the highest prevalence. Mental health disorders include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and substance abuse. Over one’s entire lifetime, the average American has a 47.4% chance of having some kind of mental health disorder. Yes, that’s almost one in two. The projected lifetime prevalence is even higher: for people who reach age 75 it is 55%. World Health Organization data does not take into account eating disorders, personality disorders, and schizophrenia; the incidence of these disorders together is about 15% in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The incidence of mental health disorders varies widely across the globe, and determining the patterns is tricky. After the U.S., Ukraine, Colombia, New Zealand, Lebanon, and France have the next highest rates of mental health disorders of any kind, all falling between 18.9% and 21.4% in a 12month period. Japan, the People’s Republic of China, Nigeria, and Israel have the lowest rates (between 6.0% and 7.4%), especially for depression. For substance abuse, the U.S. is up there, but not the highest: We are topped by South Africa and Ukraine. As with the U.S., when you look at lifetime prevalence in any country, the risk for any disorder goes way up. Despite ongoing research, the predictors of mental health disorders are still evasive, even for the most common, like depression. While a nation’s wealth factor would seem to have an impact, it’s clear from the data that the relationship is complex. Ron Kessler, Ph.D., the Harvard researcher who headed much of the WHO’s mental health research, says that by and large people in less-developed countries are less depressed: After all, he says, when you’re literally trying to survive, who has time

for depression? Americans, on the other hand, many of whom lead relatively comfortable lives; blow other nations away in the depression factor, leading some to suggest that depression is a “luxury disorder”. There is a zero cure for mental health issues. However, here are some suggestions for improvement. Have a daily schedule. Get up and go to bed routinely. Get adequate sleep but you don’t need more than seven to eight hours. Engage in meaningful activity daily. Work a job. Work in a garden. Clean your house. Mow grass. Pull weeds. Go to school. Have some type of daily exercise. Breaking a

little sweat every day is healthy. Engage in meaningful relationships at church, a club, work or with friends and family. We all need real people in our lives. Limit your technology, television and social media time. Too much can drain and depress you. If you have mental illness or family members suffering from mental illness get it out on the table and start talking about coping, a strategic plan, counseling and working together to make life manageable. Ignoring it only results in everybody going crazy.

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Letters and Opinions

There’s still good in this world

Thank you to the Lafourche Gazette for printing my letter in the May 9 edition about the theft in my home on April 9 or 10. Not hours after the paper was delivered to our Larose community,

a good citizen, Mr. Savoie, called me to say he would bring me an easel for my use for my art! How wonderful, despite the evil in the world, there is still hope. Thank you Mr. Savoie. Ophelia Lefort Larose

Golden Meadow Middle School has now placed three years in the finals for the South Louisiana quiz bowl tournament held in Morgan City. Placing second this season and still traveling to nationals, the following student are members of the team: Sagan Rousse, Jackson Bourgeois, Bailey Cheramie, Kendall Smith, Jared Gisclair, Noah Carroll, Zachary Slade, Hyden Galjour, and faculty coach, Byron Robichaux.

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Texas gains 8 rigs as US rig count rises to 1,045

Mosquitoes, swarms of termites appear in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mosquitoes and swarms of Formosan subterranean termites have appeared in Louisiana, despite spring weather and some cold temperatures in the winter that had some hoping for a reprieve from the winged pests. Zack Lemann with the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium says cold weather isn’t typically something that’ll “knock down” termite or mosquito populations. The New Orleans Advocate reported Saturday that termites are sheltered from the cold by living beneath the soil and inside of trees and houses. Lemann says the swarming season typically runs from May to July. That’s when male and females alates, fly from the colony where they were born and swarm for the purpose of finding mates. Turning off the lights and waiting for the swarm to pass can help with dealing with swarms. But that tactic doesn’t work as well for mosquitoes. Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, http://www.


HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 13 this week to 1,045. This time last year there were 885 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 844 rigs drilled for oil this week and 199 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. Among major oiland gas-producing states, Texas added eight rigs, Colorado and Oklahoma each gained three, Alaska added two and Louisiana and West Virginia each gained one. New Mexico declined by four rigs and Wyoming lost one. Arkansas, California, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah were unchanged. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May of 2016 at 404. ___

Legislature Approves plan funding coastal restoration

(BATON ROUGE, La.) Friday, the Fiscal Year 2019 Coastal Annual Plan passed unanimously on the Louisiana Senate floor — its last stop during this 2018 regular session. This plan is the annual funding vehicle that supports the implementation of the 2017 Coastal Master Plan, the

50-year vision for priority coastal restoration and risk-reduction projects to restore and protect Louisiana’s coast. National and local conservation groups working together to address Louisiana’s land loss crisis – Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana – released the

following statement: “We have no time to lose when it comes to addressing Louisiana’s land loss crisis. Our state needs projects turning dirt, and quickly, if we are to avoid a future where we lose an additional 4,000 square miles of our coast. “The legislature’s unanimous approval of the Coastal Annual Plan recognizes that urgency. Delay is not an option.”


Cheramie - Louviere

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin and Sabrina Cheramie announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Cheramie, to Brian Louviere, son of Mr. and Mrs. David and Connie Louviere. The wedding will be on May 26, 2018 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Golden Meadow. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gus and Ruby Cheramie, Carol and Tommy Richard, Geraldine Lorraine and Wayne Duet. The prospective groom is the grandson of Charles and Geraldine Louviere and Nolan and Peggy Terrebonne.

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Bruce - Guidry

Mr. Wade Bruce and Mrs. Yvette Bruce of Cut Off, wish to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Bruce to Lionel Guidry, Jr., son of Mr. Lionel Guidry, Sr. and Mrs. Brandy Guidry of Larose. Amy is the granddaughter of Nolta Cheramie Jr. and Mabel Cheramie and Daniel Bruce and Winola Dugas. Lionel Jr. is the grandson of Georgeanna Ludeman and the late Richard Ludeman and Bella Orgeron and the late Leffrey Guidry. The couple will exchange vows in midJune.

in the Second (Houma LA) - AtCircuit Court of torney Ellen Appeal in ShreveDaigle Doskey port. She moved has announced back to Houma in her candidacy for 1998 and began the First Circuit working as the Court of Appeal. sole appellate atThe First Circuit torney in the DA’s covers all of Ellen Daigle office. Lafourche, TerreDoskey She is an acbonne and St. tive member of her comMary Parishes. Ellen Doskey has munity and has served been an attorney for over on the board of The 23 years in Louisiana Haven, a domestic vioand 21 years in Terre- lence and sexual assault bonne Parish. She has agency in Houma dediserved as Assistant Dis- cated to stopping viotrict Attorney in the Ter- lence against women rebonne Parish District and children, and the Attorney’s Office where Tree Board for Terreshe is the lead research bonne Parish. She is one of the founding members and appellate attorney. She also runs her of Girls on the Run, own private practice, Bayou Region, an afterhelping clients in estate school program leading planning, successions, girls through lessons and physical activities to wills and trusts. “My experience as help them become more Assistant District Attor- confident and encourage ney and in private prac- them to pursue their tice has prepared me to dreams. Ellen Doskey is marserve on the Court of Appeal,” said Daigle ried to Chuck Doskey Doskey. “I have experi- and they have two chilence in both civil and dren, Charles and Anna. criminal law and have Doskey is a member of spent countless hours in the Terrebonne Parish Association, the courtrooms of the Bar Louisiana Bar AssociaFirst Circuit.” Doskey was born tion and committee and raised in Houma member of the Terreand graduated with hon- bonne Bar Foundation. The election will be ors from Vandebilt Catholic High School. held on November 6, She graduated Loyola 2018 to fill the seat University New Orleans being vacated by Judge and LSU Paul M. Hebert John Pettigrew. Early School of Law. After voting will be available graduating LSU law October 23 through Ocschool, Doskey clerked tober 30.



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Pitre is asking the community to come out on this special day and show their support for the Ward Ten veterans. Following the motorcade arrival will be the raising of the flag and a special presentation for veterans from the Intracoastal to Fourchon who have received a Purple Heart. Guest speakers will be on hand, and there will be a dedication ceremony for the latest monument erected in The Field of Tears, which depicts a large scale Purple Heart Medal. The bricks at the base of the memorial will eventually hold the names of Ward Ten military personnel who have received a Purple Heart. Board members are asking those who have been awarded a Purple Heart or their families to contact 985-475-5583 or 985-475-7702 to add names to the structure. The office will require verification of receiving the distinct medal, which can be found on military discharge papers. We spoke to board member George St. Pierre, who turned ninety-two in April. There is a second monument currently under construction in Kentucky. St. Pierre is in hopes the $55,000 piece will arrive in time for this year’s Memorial Day remembrance. The statue is similar to the national monument of soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima in 1945 but explained the statue they are waiting on has a woman and a cross added to the structure. Members would like to remind the community that anyone who lost a loved one in combat to call the office to have the service person’s name/photo added to the Field of Tears. The board is also urging anyone who has a family member already in the Field of Tears to consider participating in the Memorial Day activities. For families or veterans of Ward Ten who do not have their names on the wall, please find a board member and let them know. The park has two additional granite boards ordered for the wall that will eventually hold more names. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be served at the event. For more information or for anyone interested in volunteering to help set up, break down, or assist with cooking duties please call 985-475-5583.

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close the budget gap. The tax ideas included in the parameters Edwards issued for the next special session are similar to proposals spurned by the House only months ago. “There are not new options to consider. They don’t get better with age. It’s not like a good wine,” the governor said. But he added that he expects the nearing budget cuts to change the outcome: “I think there’s a greater sense of urgency now, but I also think there’s a greater sense of clarity.” Lawmakers have

been rushing through the more than 1,400 bills filed in the regular session — during which taxes can’t be considered — to make time for the tax debates. Wrapping up those debates by June 4, which is when the regular session was supposed to end, could avoid extra expenses for Louisiana taxpayers. The special tax session in February that failed cost taxpayers nearly $650,000. Edwards wants the Legislature to stall the operating budget for next year until the special session. But lawmakers have been working to pass a budget containing the deep cuts required in the regular session, saying they feel they have a constitutional obligation to do so. They said they could fill in additional money in the special session. It’s unclear if Edwards would veto a budget if it reaches his desk ahead of the special session. The $27 billion state operating budget that scraped through the House, on a nearly party-line vote of Republican support, would cut public safety programs, cover only 80 percent of tuition costs through TOPS and steeply slash financing for health services. Safety-net hospitals would be shuttered, and tens of thousands of people who are elderly and disabled would lose the state aid that keeps them in nursing homes and group homes. Senators reworked the proposal. Their budget version, to be debated by the full Senate on Tuesday, would shield nursing home residents from evictions and keep the state’s safety-net hospitals from closure. But to make the numbers work, senators propose deeply cutting financing to colleges and across agencies, eliminating the state’s food stamp program and jeopardizing public safety programs. TOPS would cover only 70 percent of college tuition costs. Senators said the cuts are so deep the plan would shut down much of state government, but they said they expect more tax revenue to come from the special session to fill the gaps. ___

Local athletes shine at recent state track meet

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 THE LAFOURCHE GAZETTE

By Kelly McElroy Daily Comet Staff Writer

BATON ROUGE – A number of area athletes from Lafourche Parish, and a few from St. James and Assumption high schools, recorded stellar performances recently at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championship meet at Bernie Moore Track and Field Stadium on the LSU campus. There were a couple stellar team finishes, along with a handful of state championships, numerous trips to the Top 3 podium and a few personal bests as teams and athletes wrapped up the 2018 high school track and field season on the state’s biggest stage. Here is a look at how Lafourche Parish teams and athletes fared. CENTRAL LAFOURCHE Mason Wintzel led the way for the Trojans (21st with nine points) by placing second in the javelin with a mark of 188-02. Jacob David added a sixth-place finish in the pole vault at 13-11.25. Courteney Dufrene and Mary Foret each tied for sixth place in the pole vault at 9-00 for the Lady Trojans (38th with half a point), and Claire Hodson was eighth in the triple jump at 3305.75. SOUTH LAFOURCHE Jeremy Rogers led the Tarpons to a 13th place finish by winning the javelin at 174-03 and taking third in the discus at 145-10. “When I threw the javelin and realized I had first place, I really didn’t know what to say,” Rogers said. “I was ecstatic. I started training (for both events) during football season, and I hurt my back, but even with the back injury I

On April 19, the South Lafourche High School JROTC Tarpon Battalion held a Junior Varsity Rifle Meet. The Tarpon Battalion JV Rifle team competed against Central Lafourche High School and Thibodaux High School. Members of the Tarpon Battalion JV Rifle Team are Kasia Billiot, Trista Rogers, Doriee Cheramie, Eliana Diaz, Jaylin Burd, Seth Triche, Chase Lee, Eric Touro, Beaux Allemand, Alec Oglesby, Jeremy Black, and Cody Trosclair. The team won 2nd place in the competition.

Jeremy Rogers

was still practicing every day. I threw the discus and just worked on my steps for the javelin during the week.” Rogers had the best mark in 4A entering the meet in the discus, but said two of his competitors – John Mitchell of North Desoto (152-07, first) and Johntrell Steward of Breaux Bridge (151-01, second) – had the best throws of their lives on Saturday. “The way they had us ranked (coming into the meet) I would have come out first, but both guys threw PRs,” Rogers said. “They did great. It was great competition and a lot of fun. I want to thank everyone who has supported me, my coaches and family, and mostly God.” Brock Bailleaux recorded an eighth-place finish in the high jump at 5-10.00 for the Tarpons. The Lady Tarpons placed 25th with six points. Traya Bruce was fourth in the javelin at 122-08 and ninth in the high jump at 4-10.00. Emily Danos was also fifth in the discus at 97-09.


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Hebert was convicted by a Lafourche Parish jury of murdering her two children on April 20, 2007. At trial, the defense did not contest the fact that Hebert had stabbed her children, but contended that she was insane at the time she did so. The jury rejected the insanity defense and found Hebert guilty as charged on both counts, but deadlocked on whether to impose the death penalty. Accordingly, she was sentenced to life in prison without the benefit of probation or parole. Her convictions and sentences were affirmed by Louisiana’s First Circuit Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Hebert then unsuccessfully challenged her convictions in state postconviction proceedings before seeking to have her Louisiana convictions thrown out in federal court, alleging numerous grounds in a civil petition for habeas corpus relief. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana dismissed all of her claims on February 21, 2017. She then appealed that judgment to the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on only two grounds, con-

tending that prosecutors discriminated against potential jurors based on gender, and that the evidence at trial was insufficient to prove that she was not insane at the time of the crimes. The case was argued before a three-judge panel in early February. In a detailed opinion published yesterday, the Fifth Circuit rejected both claims. “With every court victory in our favor, the hurdles get higher and higher for the defendant,” said Morvant, who served as lead counsel during the homicide trial. “This ruling is significant in that regard, and it doesn’t leave her with too many remaining options.” Hebert can either petition the Fifth Circuit to reconsider its ruling or ask the United States Supreme Court to look at the case, said Soignet, who handled the federal court litigation for the District Attorney’s Office. Hebert has fourteen days to petition the court for a rehearing. Otherwise, she would have ninety days to petition the United States Supreme Court for writs of certiorari to review the Fifth Circuit ruling. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals covers the states of Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.

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“Last year we used this model for the first time at the Parr-Larose Pump Station with success. The design is simple and efficient; it does what it’s supposed to do,” said President Cantrelle. Picciola and Associates, Inc. designed the new pump station in conjunction with Circle, LLC hired on as the contracting firm to build the station.  The long-term goal for newly constructed pump stations is to join drainage canals throughout Lafourche Parish to compose a Master Drainage Infrastructure.  Councilman Armand Autin, District 7, has seen a combined investment of more than $4 million dollars come to fruition in the past ten months with the commissioning of the ParrLarose and Coastal Pump Stations under President Cantrelle’s leadership.  “We continue to focus our efforts on drainage improvements and recreation where it’s needed.  I enjoy seeing these projects wrap-up; it’s a good feeling to accomplish set goals together,” expressed Cantrelle.


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Trailer for sale: 2009 trailer, 16x80; 3 bed, 2 ba. Ready to move in. Needs to be moved. In really good condition. Asking $16,000. 985-258-9327. _________________________ House for sale or rent: 108 W 66th St, 1100 sq ft. 2 br, 1 ba. $65,000 or $650/mo. 985-6966016. NO RENT TO OWN. _________________________ House for sale: Brick home (1,100 sq ft), and property (20,000 plus sq ft). 2 bed, 1.5 ba. Located at 120 Eaast 141st Street in Galliano. _________________________ House for sale: REDUCED to $245,000; East 40th St. 290’x479’ lot. Borders the Community Bible Church. 2 Story home. 2 bed, 2 ba, extra large living area with 45’x60’ storage building/shop. By appointment only. 985-213-9239. _________________________


Lot For Sale: 90x186 on Leona Drive in Mathews (down Peytral Drive); underground utilities; asking $32,000. Call 985-6651449. _________________________

Lot for sale: 150x86 located on U-turn at West 48th and West 49th. $25,000. Call Antoinette at 985-791-3027 _________________________


Office building for rent: $600/mo plus $500/dep. Hwy 1, bayou side in Cut Off. Call 985772-3258 or 985-413-0791. _________________________ 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. _________________________

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Apartment for rent: 2 br.; 1 bath; washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator. $600/month plus $500/deposit. No pets. FMI Call 985-691-6771. _________________________ House for rent: 230 East 2nd St, Larose. 2 br, 1 ba. $850/month plus deposit. Central A/C and heating. Lawn care provided. No smoking, no pets. Completely renovated inside and outside. Easy walk to Larose Park/Civic center. 985632-3984 or 985-696-0825. _________________________ Trailer for rent: Single occupancy or married couple. Utilities paid, grass cut. Located in Larose. $575/mo and $500/dep. Call 696-0818. _________________________ Efficiency apt for rent: 1 bed, 1 ba. Kitchen and living area, w/d, utilities paid. 632-5610. _________________________ Apt for rent: 129 B; 1 bd, kitchen/living area, utilities pd, furnished, singles or couples, no smoking, no pets. 632-5610. _________________________ 1 bed apt: for rent: HWY 308 near GM Bridge. Unfurnished. No pets, no smoking. $460/rent and $460/dep. 985-258-6277. _________________________ 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 985-637-4133.

Apt for rent: 1 bed, Hwy 1 bayou side in Cut Off. Only suitable for 1-2 adults. $650/mo and $500/dep. Call 985-772-3258 or 985-413-0791. _________________________ For rent: 4 bed, 2 bath, large living. Washer/dryer also. $900/mo and $500/dep. 172 West 59th St. Cut Off. 504-4165165. _________________________ For rent: Newly remodeled, one bedroom, one bath apartment on HWY 3235 in Golden Meadow offering appliances, washer and dryer. Water is included. $500/mo and $500/dep. Six month lease required then month to month. FMI call 985798-7433 or 985-637-6258. _________________________ 3 homes for rent: 2 bedroom mobile home, $625/mo; 3 bedroom house, $700/mo; 4 bedroom house, $800/mo. Call 475-7272 or 637-7273. _________________________ House For Rent: 3 bedroom; 1.5 bath; Larose on Hwy 1; good neighborhood; $950/month, $950/deposit; Call Diane at 985-691-1367, leave voicemail. _________________________


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House for rent: 3 bed, 2 bath. $850/mo and $400/damage deposit. No smoking, no pets. Call 696-2270. _________________________ House for rent: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, living room and porch. 157 West 42nd Street. $500/rent and $100/dep. 985798-7616. _________________________ Studio cottage for rent: Single occupancy. (1 Person) $600/mo and $300/dep. All utilities paid. Lawn service provided, private laundry mat on site. 985-6659618 or 985-859-3953 or 985693-3833. _________________________


For sale: 2 mosulium crypt spaces at Sacred Heart Church in Cut Off. $7,000. FMI Please call 232-5777 after 1 p.m. _________________________


Truck for sale: 1999 GMC Sierra. 93,000 miles. $3,000. Call 632-3045. Can be seen down West 64th St. _________________________


We pay cash for gold, silver, and diamonds Bayou Side Flea Market, 14567 Hwy 1, Cut Off. Call Dallas at 985-677-1061 or Tom at 985227-2470. _________________________


Yard Sale: Women’s and men’s clothing, sizes L-4x, many still with tags; men’s jeans and shorts sizes 46 and 48; New Lula Roe clothing, tc-3x; new furniture; Christmas decorations; collectable Santa’s; Bayou Lafourche cook books (NEW); Full size arcade games; designer purses; and much more. 177 West 129th Street, Cut Off from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday ONLY _________________________ Garage sale: May 17th and 18th. Washington Street in Golden Meadow. Diving equipment and x-large dry suit, outdoor chimney, old windows, table and chairs, sofa, Harley Davidson apparel, old bottles and various other dishes. Early birds welcome. _________________________ Crafter selling business: Indoor sale. Friday, May 18th from 12 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 19th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 116 West 149th St in Galliano. See pics on Facebook Marketplace. Mel’s Crafts. _________________________ Large garage sale: 184 West 41st Street, Cut Off. Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Washer, dryer, cabinets, toys, books, games, clothes, one dollar bags and 25 cents. _________________________ Multi-Family garage sale: Saturday, May 19th. 183 West 123rd Street. 7 a.m. – till. Early birds welcome Friday after 5. Lots of everything! Clothes (all sizes), household items, holiday decorations, toys and much more. Bath bomb and sweets also available. _________________________ Moving Sale: May 17, 18, 19 at 17158 Hwy 3235, Cut Off. _________________________ Garage Sale: 185 East 74th Place, May 17, 18, 19 from 9am to 4pm. New summer mens, womens and children clothing, all sizes; sandals, purses and much more. Now all 1/2. Weather permitting. _________________________

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Garage sale: 147 B & R Street in GM. 7 a.m. – till on Thursday, May 17th. _________________________ Garage sale: May 17th, 18th, and 19th. 159 Sunny Acres St. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lots of everything! _________________________ Divorced! MAN SALE: hand tools, power tools, electronics and electrical items, hunting, fishing, sporting, cooking, household, office and work items, jewelry, pictures, etc. Everything must go. 15378 West Main, Cut Off, Units A&B. May 17, 18 and 19, if needed from 8am to 6pm. _________________________


Southern Guard Service, Inc. is now accepting applications for Security Guard positions. Apply at 109 W. 12th St., Larose. Call 985-693-4316. _________________________ SBL Construction, LLC: is looking for dependable contract hand, must have own vehicle, pass drug and physical screening. FMI call: 985-665-1220. _________________________ AC Marine, Inc. is currently accepting applications for 100 Ton Inland Captain. Benefits offered. Must have Towing Endorsement, TWIC Card and be able to pass drug screen. FMI call 985-637-2482. _________________________ Immediate opening: Local company is seeking a Class A CDL Driver with X endorsement. Driver will be driving company provided 18-wheeler with vacuum trailer. Company offers Health, life and supplemental insurance, dental, vision, short term disability, and simple IRA. All candidates must pass a physical and drug screen and must be able to work an on call schedule. All resumes should be sent to _________________________ Dufrene Building Materials in Cut Off is taking applications for an experienced inside sales/counter person. Offers paid vacation, health insurance and 401K. Must submit to drug screen/physical. Apply in person at 14502 West Main St, Cut Off. _________________________ Needed: Real electrician, must have electrical hand tools, reliable transportation and dependable. Please call 291-0876. _________________________ Superior shipyard: is looking for a personal coordinator. Computer skills required. Apply at 20987 HWY 1 in Golden Meadow. _________________________ Trinity Catering, INC: Now hiring experienced offshore cooks and night cooks. Steady work schedules. Must have all credentials. Be able to pass background check, company physical and drug screen and be able to be DISA and NCMS Certified. Have own transportation. Apply online at . In person at 219 Corporate Drive, Houma. Fax resume to 985-872-5472 or email _________________________ South Lafourche Metal Building contractors now hiring laborers. Call 693-4078. _________________________ Galliano Inn Now hiring housekeepers. Apply at 18628 HWY 3235 in Galliano. _________________________

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MLS 127385: This is a two story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom camp located at 145 Elm Lane in Grand Isle, offering 1,887 sq. ft. living, lots of extras, 2 laundry rooms, and comes completely furnished. All for $299,000 Call Addy Legendre for a showing!


MLS 123859: This Acadian style home located along Hwy. 308 in Lockport sits amongst gorgeous oak trees on over 2 acres of land. The 3BR, 3ba. home has fabulous crown molding and detail throughout. It’s priced to sell at $349,000! Call Addy Legendre for a showing!


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

Office: 985-693-7229 Fax: 985-693-8282

Class A and B Drivers Needed: Full time, part time and night/weekend work. TWIC card, X Endorsement required. Must have a clean driving record and able to pass a DOT physical and drug screen. Steady work (50+ hrs/wk) with excellent benefits: paid hospital, credit union, monthly gas allowance, quarterly bonus, retire plan and more. Fuel delivery exp. beneficial, not required. Breaux Petroleum Products; 237 N. Barrios St. Lockport, LA; 985-532-3358 Hrs: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. _________________________ Local Marine company is looking for a safety coordinator. Safety experience and computer skills are required. Please send resume to _________________________ Front Desk Clerk at Best Western Isabelle Court. Candidate must have transportation. Experience is a plus. Please apply in person at 17026 HWY 3235, Galliano. No phone calls please!! Positive attitude is necessary. _________________________ Triple Son Farm Transport is accepting applications for experienced CDL 18 wheeler driver. Offering paid vacation, health insurance, 401K. Must submit to drug screen. Apply at 14502 West Main, Cut Off. _________________________ Salon U is looking for experienced hair stylist, nail technician or message therapist. Call Rosalyn at 696-4540 or 532-2305. _________________________


Dog Grooming at Pitre’s Feed & Seed. Call JoAnn Pitre at 696-2321. _________________________ 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 985-696-5174. _________________________ Can Do Brick, Block & Stone Work. Call for free estimates. Keith Thayer at 985-637-3569. _________________________ We Do Redo Remodeling, Inc. Total Renovation & Add Ons! Kitchen & bathroom remodel, tile, vinyl siding, decking, etc, Call Marvin Thibodaux, Sr. at 985-291-0953. _________________________ Earl’s Yard & Pressure Washing Service., Earl P. Duet, owner. Call 985-691-7570. _________________________ Cajun Roofing & Carpentry, LLC Best Prices on the Bayou. Sha! I Guarantee! Metal, shingle and patch jobs, vinyl siding, cement board siding, painting, pressure washing, remodeling, wood, ceramic & laminate floors, cabinets, windows, doors, porches, decks, patios, custom shutters, additions, new construction and more! Metal roof prices that can’t be beat. No job too big or too small. 20 yrs. exp. Free estimate. Call Curtis at 985-3976254 or email _________________________

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Immediate openings for offshore cargo handlers (riggers), cooks and galley hands.

Experience necessary, competitive pay and medical benefits available. Items needed: All certifications including diploma, valid drivers license, valid references with phone numbers, reliable transportation, able to pass drug screen and physical. Applications accepted Monday - Friday, 8 - 11 a.m. & 1 - 4 p.m. Apply at EPS GARCO HANDLERS 206 Magnate Drive, Lafayette, LA 70508, online at or email resume to

LABOVE PLUMBING Professional Plumbing Service. Gas, water, sewer. Ask about our payment options. 16844 West Main St., Cut Off, LA 70345. LMP 7038. Call 985-991-1881. _________________________ Tony’s Carpentry: Friendly service. Honest trademan. 15 years experience. Need carpentry, painting, pressure washing, call 985-278-7188, ask for Tony. Blessings. _________________________ Brock’s Car Washing Inside and Out; on site available; prices start at $50. 985258-7645. _________________________ Concrete Construction Patios. Driveways. Houses. Metal Buildings. Free Estimates. No job too large or too small. Call Glenn Hughes, Jr. at (985) 209-5552 or (985) 258-6047. _________________________ Melancon’s Carpentry: 25 Plus years exp. Honest tradesman. Cabinetry; finish work; frame work; etc. Remodeling or new projects. Call 985-6964157. _________________________ Double J Roofing Construction Specializing in re-roofs, metal roofs, aluminum roofs, patio enclosures and repairs. Over 20 years experience of doing business in all parishes. Office: 985-722-3129 or cell: 985-7226129.

Kerry Chiasson Carpentry For all your carpentry needs. Call 985-637-6279. _________________________ Curry’s Tree Service: Tree cutting and trimming, any size, reasonable rates, free estimates, licensed. Call 985-258-0465. _________________________ DreamScapes Lawn and Landscaping Grass cutting, weed eating, hedging, tree trimming and removal, landscaping, flower bed weeding and mulching, pressure washing, ETC. 985-2789533 or 985-278-3831. _________________________ Tim Harris Flooring Installation Services Carpet, vinyl, laminate, wood, ceramic, custom showers, painting, carpentry, sheet rock. Purchase floor anywhere, we will install. Manufactures warranty floors, not flooring stores. Free estimates. Call 985-6770474 or 985-677-2526. _________________________ The Groom Room: Dog grooming services in Larose. Immediate appointments available. 985-278-3521. _________________________ Evans Concrete Construction: House slabs, driveways, sidewalks, etc. No job too big or too small. Call Leonard Evans at 985-677-2959. _________________________ Swimming lessons: Certified teacher in CPR and lifesaving. Years of experience dealing with children of all levels of swimming, including beginners. Children must be potty trained. Heated pool. Sumer sessionlessons taught morning or afternoon during June and July. Classes for adult women are also offered. FMI – Call Mona at 985-696-0229. _________________________


POSTED: No Trespassing, Hunting, Trapping or Fishing on all properties owned by Louisiana Delta Farms - I.P. Farm’s, Inc. in Lafourche Parish. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. _________________________ Using The Lafourche Gazette’s dumpster located near the East Side Food Store building across from the office is not allowed! Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Also, do not dump seafood peelings or other items into the bayou behind The Lafourche Gazette’s property, 12958 East Main, Larose. _________________________


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Anne Orgeron Bouillion, 80, a native of Golden Meadow and long term resident of Cut Off, recently of Lockport, passed away on May 14, 2018. A visitation was held at Sacred Heart Church in Cut Off on Tuesday, May 15 from 9 a.m. until service time. Funeral Mass began at 11 a.m. with burial followed in the Church Cemetery. Mrs. Anne is survived by her son, Jody Bouillion and wife, Martha; grandchildren, Benjamin and John; brother, Edward (Eddie) Orgeron and wife, Mona; sisters-in-law, Barbara N. Orgeron, Vida B. Trahan, Virgie B. Dionne, and Eve Verdine Bouillion; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Raywood Bouillion; parents, Severin (Mitch) and Lea Ledet Orgeron; brothers, Robert (Bobby) Orgeron, James (Jimmy) Orgeron, Donald Orgeron, Daniel Orgeron; and sister, Bessie O. Fanguy Brunet. She was a fiercely independent woman who began her 40-year career at State Bank at age 17, working her way up to branch manager. Former caregivers and therapists called her the “Muffin Lady” as she would often visit them and bring these appreciated treats to them after her rehab from surgery. She was a devout Catholic and volunteered at many retreats and Holy Name functions with her beloved husband. She also was a volunteer at Catholic Charities. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Camille Pitre, and to those wonderful staff members at Broadway Elder Living & Rehabilitation and Notre Dame Hospice for their compassion and care during her residence there. Samart-Mothe Funeral Home of Cut Off entrusted with arrangements.

Geraldine Dufrene Chiasson, 88, a native of Raceland and resident of Galliano, passed away on Thursday May 10, 2018 in Madisonville, LA. Visitation will take place at New Beginnings Church in Larose on Friday May 18, 2018 from 9 a.m. until service time. Funeral Services will begin at 11 a.m. with burial following in Cheramie Cemetery. She is survived by her daughters Deborah McRary (Steve), Catherine Creel (Ken), and Terri Alvarado (Tony); 9 grandchildren, and 23 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur “AJ” Chiasson; parents Oscar and Vivian Gauthe’ Dufrene; brothers Warren and Calvin Dufrene Sr.; and sisters Myrtle Rebstock and Audrey Brinson. Mrs. Geri was known around southeast Louisiana as the “Tart Lady”. She was an amazing entrepreneur who learned the art of baking at her father’s feet. Mrs. Geri loved selling her pies at local craft shows and marketplaces and meeting new friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to offset funeral expenses. Samart-Mothe Funeral Home of Cut Off entrusted with arrangements.

tempted to discard An inmate at the bag in the the Lafourche shower, but corParish Detention rectional officers Center was charged retrieved it. Toups after he was found claimed to have in possession of cofound the subcaine. Lee Toups, 30, was booked on Lee Toups stance in another area of the jail, but several new he would not disclose charges on Thursday. Earlier this week, how he knew of its presToups was refusing to ence. He indicated he comply with commands had planned to sell it to from correctional offi- other inmates. Following an investicers. Growing suspiToups was cious of his behavior, gation, and knowing Toups has charged on Thursday, a history of possessing May 10 with Possession contraband in jail, offi- with Intent to Distribute cers conducted a search Cocaine, Taking Contraof his person. band to a Penal InstituDuring the search, a tion, and Obstruction of small bag containing a Justice. Toups was prewhite powdery sub- viously being held on stance fell to the floor. charges including AggraToups picked up the bag vated Assault with a and attempted to swal- Firearm, Violation of a low it. He then at- Protective Order, and Vi-

olation of Parole. His total bond on the charges is now set at $65,000, but he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole. The investigation is continuing into how the contraband entered the jail.


Cynthia “Cindy” Louviere, 53, born on September 29, 1965, gained her wings on May 10, 2018. She was a resident of Galliano. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 16 at First Baptist Church in Golden Meadow with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m. She is survived by her father, Murphy “Fry” Cheramie; daughters, Raven Messer and Hali Louviere; son, Christian Louviere; grandchildren, Rylie Ougel, Daxton Louviere, Ryder Louviere, Novah Louviere; and sisters, DoraMae Cheramie and Leonise Cheramie. She is proceeded in death by mother, Lorica Cheramie Duet; step mother, Enola Cheramie; brother, Wade “Fritz” Cheramie; and husband, Shane Louviere. Cindy was a loving, caring and beautiful mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She was a devoted worker at Galliano Food Store for 8 years, which she loved. She loved nothing more than to be with her family, friends and especially her grandbabies.


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Detention Center inmate found in possession of cocaine

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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. MAY 9, 2018 Lockport Police Department Phillip Goyne, 30, Lockport. Expired vehicle registration; security required; contempt of court; reckless operation; switched license plate; all drivers must secure license. Golden Meadow P olice Department Doyle Hart, 62, Opelousas. Fugitive. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Harold Dedon, 37, Galliano. Domestiv abuse battery. Cody Hebert, 21, Raceland. Contempt of court. MAY 10, 2018 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Mitchell Badeaux, 24, Cut Off. Parole revocation for Lafourche Parish Council. Ronda Badeaux, 49, Gheens. Possession of methamphetamine less than 28 grams. Sean Martin, 27, Galliano. Theft by shoplifting. Johnny Poindexter, 35, Raceland. Possession of firearm/carry concealed weapon by convicted felon; contempt of court; attempt/second degree murder. Craig Slayton, 43, Gheens. Contempt of court (4 CTS). Lee Toups, 30, Galliano. Obstruction of justice; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; taking contraband to/from penal institutions prohibited.

Christopher Trosclair, 30, Larose. Perpetration or att. perpetration of certain crimes of violence victim 65 years+ older. MAY 11, 2018 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Brent Bouzigar Jr., 22, Golden Meadow. Illegal possession of stolen things. Shawn Cheramie Jr., 23, Golden Meadow. Aggravated second degree battery. Akolynn Collins, 25, Racleand. Contempt of court. Billy Murphy, 34, Bourg. Contempt of court; possession or distribution of drug paraphernalia; theft. Lockport Police Department Jessica Dufrene, 38, Lockport. Second degree cruelty to juveniles. Brian Curole Jr., 23, Lockport. Contempt of court. MAY 12, 2018 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Lakema Dunbar, 36, Thibodaux. Contempt of court. Louisiana State Police Meagan Alexie, 26, Houma. Careless operation; D.W.I 1st offense; operating vehicle with suspended license. MAY 13, 2018 Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Ronald Johnson, 31, Napoleonville. Contempt of court; fugitive; possession with intent to distribute cocaine; no seat belt; possession or distribution of drug paraphernalia; operating veh with suspended license; possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Alton Jupiter, 27, Napoleonville. Contempt of court. Louisiana State Police Glenn Griffin, 58, Cut Off. Driving on roadway laned for traffic; D.W.I 1st offense.

The Board of Commissioners of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission met in regular session on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the Administration Office 16829 East Main Street, Cut Off, LA 70345. President P. Gisclair called the meeting to order and Secretary Cheramie called roll. ATTENDED: Chuckie Cheramie, Perry Gisclair, Rodney Gisclair, Larry Griffin, John Melancon, Jr., Jimmy Guidry, and Ervin Bruce ABSENT: Kris Gaudet and Curtis Pierce Upon motion by Griffin second by Melancon, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the minutes for March 14, 2018 regular meeting. Executive Director’s Report With the absence of Executive Director Chett Chiasson, Deputy Port Director Davie Breaux reported. Northern Expansion – Engineer Larry Picciola reported Sealevel Construction continues to install aggregate and tie rods for Slip C 939’ West Bulkhead project. The completion date was April 10th however with weather days, the new completion date is April 25th. Engineer Larry Picciola reported the preconstruction meeting for Slip C 939’ West Sweep Dredge is scheduled for April 16th with Magnolia Dredge. They are going to have a 20” dredge for this project. Engineer Joe Picciola reported Crosby Dredging continues to drive concrete piles, steel sheet piles, and pour concrete deadman for Slip C 1671’ East Bulkhead project. They should finish driving steel sheet piles by next week and plan to finish driving concrete piles by the end of the month. Engineer John Plaisance reported Crosby Dredging has completed placing spoil in the pond area for Mitigation Dredge of Slip D project. They moved the dredge pipe to place spoil in the area along Flotation Canal. They had some equipment issues but should be back on line later this week. Airport Projects – R. Osborne reported in March the aircraft operations were 2,542 with 10,940 passengers, and 8,205 vehicles. Overall the first 3 months are higher than 2017 figures. Engineer Heather Klingman with DDG reported on the Taxiway Lighting and Runway LED Upgrades. Sun Industries is complete with replacing the runway lights with LED lights and they changed out a few signs. They are working on 2 more sign foundations to install. Regarding the taxiway lights, they have 25 cans to pour concrete foundations and 10 more to install. The completion date was April 6th however with weather days they should be complete by the end of the month. A final change order and substantial completion should be ready for the next meeting. Other Projects – D. Breaux reported that GIS Engineering and Joni Tuck are meeting today with the Corps of Engineers and other agencies in New Orleans to discuss the Section 203 Feasibility Study. Once the meeting is over, Joni will relay the update to Director Chiasson who

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is in DC in preparation for his meeting later with the Corps. Engineer Joe Picciola reported he is waiting on approval from EDA to move forward with bidding out the LA 308 Airport Access Improvements project for the Parish. Engineer Joe Picciola reported Tidewater Dock as removed all the Fourchon Bridge structures and pilings from the channel except for the center concrete turn table. The removal of the center turn table is scheduled to begin April 16th. Engineer Larry Picciola reported Magnolia Dredge met with DNR and ConocoPhillips this morning to discuss the repairs to the LA 1 Phase 2 Leeville Mitigation Dredge project. They will be doing some planting in the area as required by DNR. The completion date was March 31st however they have 6 days with the freezing conditions in January. A final change order and substantial completion should be ready for the next meeting. The floor was opened for public comment. April Danos updated the board on LA 1 Expressway projects. The large cement blocks in Leeville near the intersection of LA 1 Expressway is for a 100’ camera pole. One of the notification signs have been replaced and they are working on replacing 1 more. There will be 3 new cameras installed on the elevated bridge. Last week, DOTD started striping the bridge. The structural repairs of barrier and deck letting date is today, April 11th. The installation of an emergency generator at the Customer Service Center letting date is August 8th. The traffic count for March is 94,788. The comparison to March 2016 it was 94,000 and in March 2017 it was down to 87,000. As of 2018, the traffic count for January was 74,000, February 76,000 and March is 94,788. Committee Reports Executive Committee - The committee met March 28th in Fourchon present was P. Gisclair, Griffin, Melancon, and Cheramie. They also met April 9th in Cut Off with all present. Upon motion by R. Gisclair second by Cheramie, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the request from Seacor Marine, LLC for a Short-Term Mooring Agreement in Flotation Canal for staging 2 liftboats. Upon motion by Griffin second by Guidry, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the request from M-I, LLC to extend the Mooring Dolphin Agreement in Flotation Canal. Upon motion by Cheramie second by R. Gisclair, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the request from Arena Offshore for a Tower Lease to install 2 radio antennas for a primary term of 5 years with 4 additional 5-year options. The monthly rent shall be $3,750 with a 5% annual escalation and a monthly fee of $250 for electrical. Griffin questioned how many more spots are available on the tower, which Danos replied a lot. The space that is limited are the racks in the communication buildings. Upon motion by Cheramie second by Bruce, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the request from Stone Energy Corporation to assign the Tower Lease. Upon motion by Melancon second by Guidry, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the request from Express


Weld, LLC to sublease site GLF612 to PSC. Upon motion by Griffin second by Bruce, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the request from Byron Cheramie to assign the hay lease at the SL Industrial Park to Butter Fat Cattle Co. Permits & Waterways Committee - The committee met March 28th in Fourchon present was Cheramie, Griffin, Pierce, and P. Gisclair. They also met April 9th in Cut Off with all present. Chairman Cheramie presented for the board’s review the permits from Chevron Environmental Management Co. and Shell Pipeline Co. Finance Committee - The committee met March 28th in Fourchon present was Melancon, Gaudet, and P. Gisclair with Guidry absent. They also met April 9th in Cut Off with all present. Upon motion by Melancon second by Guidry, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved payment of March 2018 invoices and recognized expenditures over $10,000 which total $4,541,764.98. Upon motion by Melancon second by Griffin, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the 2017 Unaudited Financial Statements. Upon motion by Melancon second by R. Gisclair, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for the 2017 audit. Upon motion by Melancon second by Guidry, with no public comment, the board unanimously approved the out of state travel requests from Chett Chiasson and Joni Tuck to attend the Section 203 Study meeting in DC May 15th; Chett Chiasson, Joni Tuck, Bryce Autin, and Miranda Parker to attend Finance Meetings in New York May 16th – 18th; Joe Colson to attend B-Sides & DEFCON Cybersecurity Training Conference in Nevada August 6th – 13th; April Danos to attend the Transportation Security and Safety Expo in DC June 9th – 12th. Upon motion by Cheramie second by R. Gisclair, the board adjourned the meeting at 10:54 AM. ATTEST: Perry Gisclair, President Harris “Chuckie” Cheramie, Jr., Secretary 5/16/18

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TOWN OF GRAND ISLE REGULARLY SCHEDULED TOWN MEETING TUESDAY, MAY 08, 2018 6:00 P.M. The meeting was called to order by Mayor David Camardelle who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. Reverend Richoux then followed with a prayer. Roll call was as follows: PRESENT: Council Members: Ray Santiny, Kelly Besson, Jr., Mona Santiny; Police Chief Laine Landry ABSENT: Council Members: Brian Barthelemy, Leoda Bladsacker Motion by Council Member Kelly Besson, Jr. seconded by Council Member Mona Santiny and unanimously agreed to amend the agenda as follows: 7-A An ordinance dividing the property of Grand Resort, LLC 8-A A resolution accepting the Gas Regulator Station as being substantially complete 8-B A resolution awarding and authorizing the signing of the construction contract for the FEMA Town Hall Rehabilitation Project and issuing a notice to proceed Motion by Council Member Kelly Besson, Jr. seconded by Council Member Mona Santiny and unanimously agreed to close the agenda as amended. Town supervisor Chris Hernandez was recognized and requested the Council authorize the purchase of a new pump for the West Central Cheniere pump station at a cost of $11,748.50. It was decided that the town would wait until the next fiscal year budget to purchase the pump. Mr. Hernandez then requested that a new Kubota for the gas and street department be purchased at a cost of $15,720.27. A joint motion by the Council was made to authorize the purchase with BP settlement funds. Mr. Hernandez suggested that buying the pump was more important than buying the Kubota because of the drainage problems in Cheniere. Paul Dufrene, member of a rodeo on the Bayou, was recognized and announced that his rodeo sponsors children in need and would like to sponsor a child on Grand Isle. He requested that the Council submit a name within the next two weeks and his rodeo would gladly sponsor that person who is in special need. Motion by Council Member Kelly Besson, Jr. seconded by Council Member Mona Santiny and unanimously agreed to accept the minutes of the April 24, 2018 town meeting as written with the following correction: Page 3, Paragraph 3: Council Member Kelly Besson, Jr. request stated asked if a letter of thanks for the use of a bulldozer had been written to Barry Bordelon, when it should had been to Ben Bordelon. The following proposed ordinance was offered by Council Member Mona Santiny and seconded by Council Member Kelly Besson, Jr.: ORDINANCE NO. 969 An ordinance amending the Town of Grand Isle Operating Budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY the Town Council of the Town of Grand Isle, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana that: the following line totals and fund balances are hereby adopted for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018, as more fully set forth in the attached documents. FUND REVENUES EXPENDITURES GENERAL FUND $7,029,100 $7,029,100 SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 954,231 939,854 UTILITY FUND 1,141,800 1,125,255 Roll call vote thereon as follows: YEAS: Ray Santiny, Kelly Besson, Jr. NAYS: 0 ABSENT: Brian Barthelemy, Leoda Bladsacker This ordinance was declared adopted this 8th day of May, 2018 and becomes effective on said date. The following proposed resolution was introduced which will be eligible for adoption at the next regular meeting of May 22, 2018: RESOLUTION NO. ____ BE IT RESOLVED, that the following millage(s) are hereby levied on 2018 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by the Town of Grand the Isle. MILLAGE General Alimony___________6.81 mills Water and Gas System_____ 5.06 mills TOTAL 11.87 mills BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the proper administrative officials of the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, be and they are hereby empowered, authorized, and directed to spread said taxes, as hereinabove set forth, upon the assessment roll of said Parish for the year 2018, and to make the collection of the taxes imposed for and on behalf of the taxing authority, according to law, and that the taxes herein levied shall become a permanent lien and privilege on all property subject to taxation as herein set forth, and collection thereof shall be enforceable in the manner provided by law. The foregoing resolution was read in full, the roll was called on the adoption thereof, and the resolution was adopted by the following votes: YEAS: NAYS: ABSTAINED: ABSENT: CERTIFICATE I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted at the board meeting held on _______, 2018 at which meeting a quorum was present and voting. Grand Isle, Louisiana, this ___day of_____________, 2018. A hearing was held on the following proposed ordinance which will again be heard at the regular meeting of May 22, 2018 at which time it will be eligible for adoption: ORDINANCE NO. ___ An ordinance to approve the redivision of Lots 7, 8, and 9 of property belonging to Grand Isle Marine Acquisition, LLC, into Tract F, J, and K, all in accordance with a plan prepared by PBM Surveying, LLC entitled, “Plat of Survey Showing Property Belonging to Larry Johnson, Located In Section 26, T-22S-R24E, Grand Isle, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana” dated 25 July 2017. Police Chief Laine Landry was recognized and gave the following police report: For the period of April 10 thru May 7, 2018 there were 8 arrest, 71

traffic stops, 15 traffic citations issued, total calls were 175; traffic fines totaled $9,544.00; miscl payments $575.00 for a total of $10,119.00. Miscl & Traffic starting July 1, 2017 totaled $372,586.01. Golf Cart Tag income is $7,050.00. Joseph Chauvin with GIS Engineering was recognized and reported on the town ongoing projects: 1. Sand Dune Repairs – Completed. Planters asked to meet at the Bridgeside Marina at 9:30 on 5/11/18. 2. Baseball Field – Letter from Mrs. Templet is being worked on, waiting to receive recommendation. 3. FEMA Hurricane Nate – Rick Kuss still out – left message to call back. 4. Received one bid from Picciola Const. to repair the Town Hall ($116,950.00). The following ordinances were introduced with hearings scheduled for the regular town meetings of May 22 and June 12, 2018 at which time they will be eligible for adoption: ORDINANCE NO. _____ An ordinance approving the subdivision of property for The Grand Resort, LLC into Lot “C-1” and Lot “C-2”, being a portion of the former “Lot C” on the North or Bay side of State Highway No. 1, all in accordance with a plat by J. Wayne Plaisance, Inc., dated April 24, 2018 and entitled “SURVEY PLAT SHOWING A DIVISION INTO LOTS C-1 & C-2 OF PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE GRAND RESORT, LLC, BEING IN SECTION 28, T-22-S, R-24-E, GRAND ISLE, JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA.” ORDINANCE NO.____ An ordinance requested by property owner, Devin Cheramie, D & W Land, L.L.C., to approve the redivision of Lot 4-B-1 into Lots 4-B-1 “A” and Lot 4-B-1 “B”, all in accordance with a plan prepared by Charles L. McDonald Land Surveyor, Inc., entitled, “MAP SHOWING THE REDIVISION OF LOT 4B-1 BEING A PORTION OF THE ORIGINAL LOT 4 TO THE JOHN LUDWIG ESTATE, LOCATED IN SECTION 28, T22S-R24E, TOWN OF GRAND ISLE, JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA, dated 23 APRIL 2018. The following resolution was jointly offered by the Town Council: RESOLUTION NO. 2750 A Resolution accepting the Work performed by Digco Utility Construction, LP as “substantially complete” for the Natural Gas Regulator Station Rehabilitation Project, FEMA Project No. 7907 (hereinafter called Project), located in Jefferson Parish, Grand Isle, LA. Vote Thereon as follows: YEAS: Ray Santiny, Kelly Besson, Jr., Mona Santiny YAYS: O ABSENT: Brian Barthelemy, Leoda Bladsacker This resolution was declared adopted this 8th day of May, 2018. The following resolution was tabled until next regular meeting giving time for review by the town attorney: RESOLUTION NO. ____ A resolution awarding and authorizing the signing of the construction contract for FEMA Project No. PW 1746V2, Town of Grand Isle, Town Hall Rehabilitation Project, Jefferson Parish Louisiana, and authorizing the issuance of the Notice to Proceed. A joint motion by the Council was unanimously agreed upon to approve the application of the Hurricane Hole Marina Store located at 1851 Hwy 1 Suite B Grand Isle, LA for a new liquor license. A joint motion was unanimously agreed upon to approve the request of Edison Fanguy, Jr. to trim some oak tree branches from his house at 110 Bradberry Oak Lane. Council Member Kelly Besson, Jr. requests/reports: 1. Requested a speed bump on Chighizola Lane by the Fire House and Mariana Lane. Mayor’s report: 1. Met with Hartman Engineering concerning Multiplex Center changes for the Police Department. 2. Attended Louisiana Municipal work shop in Baton Rouge last week. 3. Met with Corp Colonel concerning rocks for the beachside 4. Senator Cassidy and Representative Rachel Perez are to meet with shrimpers and Garrett Graves also proposed to help shrimpers promote the industry. He is also seeking assistance from all Senators along the Gulf Coast. 5. Met with Senator Alario and Truck Gisclair for Capitol Outlay Funding for transforming the Multiplex Center into a new Town Hall. 6. Announced that Jefferson Parish Councilman Rickey Templet has committed $25,000 for summer youth work program. A joint motion by the Council was unanimously agreed upon to accept the allocation. 7. Announced that the Town has for the third year in a row won the State Cleanest City Award in its category and thanked all that were involved with the project. 8. Reported that the G.I. Independent Levee Board has purchased new equipment to cut the grass on north side levees. 9. Reported that $14 million has been requested from Capitol Outlay for rocks for the gulf side of the Island. 10. Congratulations were extended to Drew Ballard and Gary Brunies, Jr. for graduating from college. Motion by Council Member Ray Santiny seconded by Council Member Kelly Besson, Jr. and unanimously agreed to adjourn the meeting at 7:20 p.m. David J. Camardelle, Mayor Town of Grand Isle ATTESTED: Ray A. Santiny, Town Clerk Town of Grand Isle 5/16/18

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