Cheers – Go vote

We all, as Americans, have the freedom and the duty to vote.

That means more than going to the registrar of voters’ office and casting a ballot – though that is part of it. The other part is learning as much as you can about the people and issues on the ballots so you can make the most-informed choice possible in your vote.

Early voting, which started on Tuesday, is continuing today and Monday and Tuesday. Just go into the registrar’s office in the parish where you live, and the friendly workers will guide you through the process.

You can check out all the information that’s available at and about all the races before you go and take a guide with you to help you remember how you want to vote.

All of the issues in this batch of elections are fairly easy to understand, but they might prove a bit overwhelming if you’re trying to make sense of them for the first time in the voting booth.

Go vote, have your say, and participate in the greatest system of government in the world.


Cheers – Important public feedback

Terrebonne’s Recreation District 2-3 board held a public meeting Wednesday night to explain and get feedback on its plans for the coming years.

The board has some important decisions to make. Work on the Bayou Country Sports Park is progressing, but the project has fallen behind its initial timeline. At the same time, though, there are other, smaller parks that also need upgrades and maintenance.

It’s good to see the board members soliciting comments from the public, and it’s even more encouraging that so many people are participating in the process.

In the end, everyone’s not going to be happy. But if everyone feels like the public was heard, that will be a significant achievement.

Keep up the good work.


Cheers – You can lend a hand

If you are able to help the Catholic Charities’ disaster relief effort, your assistance would be greatly appreciated – likely by people you will never meet or see.

The group is in need of heavy duty 5 gallon buckets, mops, brooms and dustpans, disposable face masks, sponges, paper towels, heavy duty garbage bags and cloves, cleaning supplies like Clorox, insect repellent, cleaning wipes, baby diapers and wipes, bar soap, first aid supplies, dish detergent, laundry detergent, roof tarps and hammers and crowbars.

Collections will be made at the following times and locations:

10 a.m. to noon today and 8 a.m. to noon Monday at the Thibodaux Good Samaritan Food Bank, 100 Birch St.

9 a.m. to noon today at the KC Home at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Larose.

9 a.m. to noon today at St. Bernadette Catholic Church Office, Houma.

For information, call 876-0490.

If you can help, please do.


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