Jeers – The chaos continues

The tenure of Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle has been marked by instability in his group of advisers.

Numerous department heads have come and gone, and other nominees have been rejected outright by the Parish Council.

The council, unless there are compelling reasons to do otherwise, should approve the parish president’s nominees. He is the one who will be working with them, after all.

With that said, the parish president is responsible for instilling order at the top of local government. And Cantrelle has done anything but that.

Most recently, a district judge granted an injunction to the district attorney that should prohibit interim parish Administrator Brent Abadie from serving in that capacity. The reasoning is that the council rejected Arabie for the permanent job, so he cannot be the interim.

That makes sense. Cantrelle has a duty to scrupulously abide by the parish’s Home Rule Charter. More importantly, he has a duty to set up a government that is capable of handling the people’s business.

Let’s hope that can finally be done.

 

Cheers – Teaming up for a great cause

What can you do with dozens of willing and selfless volunteers? A lot of good.

Lowe’s Thibodaux store donated the materials and got together with a host of volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard and from its own store.

The result was a day of projects and fun at Thibodaux Elementary, where the workers congregated Monday to install benches and perform other work.

“One of our employees’ husband is in the Coast Guard,” said install sales manager Shilynn Remondet. “He got other volunteers, which is huge, because we didn’t expect this many volunteers.”

It worked out well for the volunteers and, of course, for the school.

“We live in this community,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Jerry Griggs. “Our kids go to these schools just like everybody else who lives her permanently, so we try to help out as best we can.”

Great job to the store and to the many people who gave their time and effort to make things better for the students and teachers at one local school. You should all be proud.

 

Cheers – Another gold

Winning is nothing new for the Vandebilt Catholic High cheerleaders. But it’s always nice to do.

The cheerleading team brought home a Division II state title from the Louisiana High Scholl Athletic Association’s spirit competition last week in Kenner.

It was the team’s seventh state title overall. But most impressively, it was the team’s sixth consecutive crown. That is amazing.

“It’s such an amazing thing to be on this journey with these girls, and to see their hard work and dedication to this team and their school pay off on Saturday is indescribable,” said cheer coach Kayla Vicknair. “They wanted to win so bad. They put in the time and effort at practice, and it was evident on Saturday in their final round.”

Congratulations all around.

 

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