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Thibodaux, LA 70302
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City of Thibodaux, LA
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Easter Drama - His Offer Still Stands 
Located at 2229 Hwy. 3185 
Dates: April 7 - 11  
Times:
Wednesday - Friday @ 7:30 p.m.; Saturday @ 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday @ 6:30 p.m. 
Admission is FREE!  
For a free ticket call 985-446-2620 or visit our website at www.hopupc.org for more information.

IT'S BACK!!!   
The Thibodaux Main Street Farmer's Market is OPEN for its Spring season! 
The market is open every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and is located on LA 1 and Maronge Street.  
NEW TO THE MARKET:  strawberries, wines, mushrooms, stuffed breads and woven baskets.  
RETURNING TO THE MARKET:  produce, jams, jellies, baked goods and pies, cut flowers, plants, seafood, soaps, candles and more!
Prospective vendors or for more information, call Joyce Benoit at 985-448-1474.


The City of Thibodaux participated in the Thibodaux High and E.D. White Student Government Day on Monday, April 5, 2004.  Several directors and City Council members showed students what it was like during the day in their job.  The students who participated at City Hall were able to conduct a staff meeting and Council meeting.

Michael Parenton from E. D. White High School participated in the program as Mayor.  Michael was amazed at how much goes on at the City of Thibodaux.  
"We were all so very impressed by these students," stated Mayor Caillouet.  "

ART'S ALIVE!  On Thursday, April 15, Thibodaux Main Street in conjunction with Nicholls Jubilee and the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce will feature "Art's Alive," an art show and reception with local artists and musicians.  Chamber After Hours Business Card Exchange cosponsored by Shaver Robichaux Insurance and the Lorio Foundation.  507 West Third Street from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The artists will display and sell their work outside in the downtown area.  For more information contact Kristin Batulis at 448-5852.  

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Charles Gaiennie
Phone:  (985) 448-4485
E-mail:  cgaiennie@wlgaiennie.com

SLEC/SBDC Entrepreneurial Series Trains Nearly 40 Local Entrepreneurial Companies. Next Series Begins April 27th  

Thibodaux, LA. -  The South Louisiana Economic Council/Small Business Development Center at Nicholls, Entrepreneurial Training Series is set to begin its 4th round of training this April 27th.  The series teaches entrepreneurial and emerging local companies the fundamental skills required to start and grow new business in the four-parish Bayou Region of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary and Terrebonne.  The series occurs over ten consecutive weeks, in the evening with all sessions held at Nicholls State University.  The cost of the series is $80 per session or $800 for the entire 10-week series.  Tuition assistance for Bayou Region companies may be available through the Small and Emerging Business Development Program, a program of the Louisiana Department of Economic Development administered locally by SLEC.  For more information on the Small and Emerging Business Development Program, contact Deanna Duet at SLEC at 985-448-4485.

According to the Entrepreneurial Series director, Charles Gaiennie, “The entrepreneurial fire is burning brightly in our area.  The number of companies and their diversity is very, very encouraging. We’ve seen everything from pre-startup companies to companies that are doing millions of dollars of sales annually.  Entrepreneurship is strong in the Bayou Region and the Entrepreneurial Series is giving entrepreneurs a place to gather and learn – not just from us, but from one another.”

A first ever Entrepreneurial Alumni event is being planned for April 29th with as many as 30 to 40 entrepreneurial companies expected to be in attendance. 

For more information on the Entrepreneurial Training Series, contact SLEC at 985-448-4485 or go online at www.slec.org

About the South Louisiana Economic Council

The South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC) is a regionally focused economic development agency servicing the parishes of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary and Terrebonne.  Formed in 1984, SLEC provides industrial assistance and programs designed to create economic growth for the Bayou Region.  More information on SLEC can be found at www.slec.org or by calling 985-448-4485.

About the Small Business Development Center at Nicholls State

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is supported by the federal Small Business Administration and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development and is designed to assist small businesses with planning and counseling services.  SBDC services are provided at no cost to local businesses.  For more information on the SBDC at Nicholls, contact Wes Hull at 985-448-4242.

Thibodaux Parks Department is now accepting applications for summer employment. This is for the positions of Groundskeeper.  Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be responsible. Applications accepted at the Parks office in Peltier Park Recreation Center (Mon. - Fri. 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.) until April 23, 2004.

2004 Jubilee           JUBILEE 2004

Thibodaux Recreation Department is now accepting applications for summer employment for the T.R.D. 2004 Summer Programs.  Positions available are: Scorekeepers & Umpires; Arts & Crafts Workers; Camp Counselors; and Lifeguards (Red Cross Certified.)  Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be responsible.  Applications accepted at the office in Peltier Parke Recreation Center (Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - NOON & 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) until April 23, 2004.
Other positions available: Aerobic Instructor; Camp Director; and Municipal Pool Director.

If you are 55 years plus you qualify to take classes at Nicholls State University through Generations Teaching Generations. An example of some of the classes are: Gardening, Computer, GED Preparation, Bible Study, Music, Exercise, Cooking, Woodworking, Quilting, Painting, and much more. These two-hour-long classes will be scheduled one day per week and will be offered from 9-11 A.M. or 1-3 P.M. The sessions will continue from four to ten weeks and the fees will vary depending on class topic and supplies required. Please Call Vanessa Adams Wilson at 985.449.7036 for more information.

POLICE STATS
Complaints 224
Arrests 62
Citations 82
Accidents 21
City of Thibodaux
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