“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nortouched...but are felt in the heart.” - HelenKeller
The story of Helen Keller is the story of a normal child who, at the age of 18 months, was suddenly shut off from the world but, against overwhelming odds, waged a slow, hard but successful battle to re-enter that same world. The child grew into a highly intelligent and sensitive woman who wrote, spoke and labored incessantly for the betterment of others.
She became the first deaf-blind person to graduate from college. Helen Keller began the writing career, which was to continue for 50 years. She wrote books and numerous articles on blindness, deafness, social issues and women's rights.
In 1936, Helen Keller moved to Westport, CT where she lived until her death on June 1, 1968 at the age of 87. In his eulogy at her funeral, Senator Lister Hill said of her, "She will live on, one of the few, immortal names not born to die. Her spirit will endure as long as man can read and stories can be told of the woman who showed the world there are no boundaries to courage and faith."
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KOODOSAND THANK YOU’S TO ALL!!!
Ø The City ofThibodaux’s Public Works Department has completed the removal of the railroadalong Back St. continuing to Acadia Drive (Hwy 648). The uplifting of the tracksis part of a Community Development Block Program to provide access to and fromCanal Boulevard.
Ø Civic CenterDirector Curtis Hue would like to thank all who participated in the BiddyBasketball World Tournament. Sixteenteams with sixteen players on each team participated in the tournament. Eachteam had at least two coaches along with several cheering parents. Everyoneconcluded that the tournament was a great success!
Ø The City ofThibodaux along with Parks & Recreation would like to personally thank Dr.Stephen Marcello for the mouthpieces donated to the baseball players of PARD.
Ø The City ofThibodaux’s Horticulture, Public Works and Parks & Recreation Directorshave teamed together for the preparation of the 2002 Cleanest City Contest. Routes of the contest have been established and clean-up tasks have beenassigned. The City ofThibodaux and Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce have scheduled a date for the annualclean up for Saturday April 13.The City of Thibodaux would like local residents to help out by keeping allyards and ditches trimmed and free of trash. Thank You!! All citizens areencouraged to attend. Call 493-8757or 446-1187.
Ø Speaking ofthank you’s, the Thibodaux Police Department did an excellent job regardingtheir quick response to the resolution addressing curb ramps in the downtownarea in accordance with ADA requirements. Good Job!!
Ø PublicWorks is also announcing that the West Thibodaux Gas Line Project issubstantially complete. About 95% has been completed with only minor tie inservices remaining including dressing up all construction areas.
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