Parents taking to classrooms again


Orpha Menza, foreground, and Caroline Prieto work at the Opportu-nity Place west of Thibodaux Wednesday. The Lafourche Parish School Board is giving adults a sec-ond chance by teaching classes such as GED preparation, pre-employment skills, computer skills and English as a second language. (Staff photo by Abby Tabor)


The Lafourche Parish School Board is offering a second chance for those who have missed out on their secondary education.

Board spokesman Floyd Benoit said the Lafourche Parish School Board Adult Education Program is offering residents 17 and older who are no longer enrolled in the system a variety of programs to help improve their education.

Benoit said the programs, which are provided at no charge, include literacy training, pre-employment and work maturity skills, basic skills upgrading, GED preparation, computer skills, English as a Second Language and Even Start.

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Do’s and don’ts for your draft


This is it — the week where most of us will be participating in our annual night of nail-biting, trash-talking and internal turmoil over whether to take Jacksonville’s LeBrandon Toefield or New York Jets’ LaMont Jordan in the 13th round.

So here’s a primer as you head into your draft.

Remember, this is the single most important event of the entire fantasy football season. Don’t blow it!

There, now that you are sufficiently pressured, let’s get down to the do’s and don’ts of the draft.

Do: Pay attention.

The more you are in tune to whom everyone else is drafting, the better your “feel” will be for which player to select next.

If you’re not paying attention, you may miss the fact that the person drafting behind you still hasn’t selected a quarterback by the sixth round, so you …