TGMC honors employees

Terrebonne General Medical Center has named Lucetta Sweet as its Leader of the Quarter and Beckie LeBouef as its October Employee of the Month.

Sweet, who has worked 33 years at the hospital, is the nurse director of the 30-bed Critical Care Unit and the seven-bed Clinical Decision Unit, TGMC said in a news release. She’s responsible for the operational, fiscal and clinical aspects of both units and provides leadership and guidance to her nursing staff.

Her staff "recognizes her for her professional attitude, calm demeanor, expertise in the field and strong leadership skills. Sweet consistently monitors the patient’s quality of care and provides regular continued education for her staff to ensure they are updated on the latest procedures, policies and techniques," TGMC said.

LeBouef, a TGMC employee for 16 years, works as a cardiovascular technologist in the TGMC Cath Lab.

"LeBouef is recognized by her coworkers for her proactive work ethic, positive attitude and dedication to patients and coworkers," the hospital said. "She is credited by her coworkers to go above and beyond on a regular basis. When LeBouef is not on duty, she is a regular volunteer with Team Terrebonne, TGMC’s volunteer initiative, assisting with community events."


Fletcher receives donated generator

Fletcher Technical Community College and several other nonprofit agencies received 7KW Generac Generators donated by Danos Foundation and Shell Exploration and Production Co. on Sept. 18.

A notice went out to interested nonprofit agencies that need to be operational during power outages and have substantial operations in the areas of Lafourche, Terrebonne or St. Mary parishes or Grand Isle, Fletcher said in a news release.

Fletcher's generator will be used at its main campus in Schriever in the event of power outages to assist in bringing portions of the vollege operational. The estimated value of the generator is $949.


Fishing rodeo donates to Nicholls 

The Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo has donated $10,500 to the Nicholls State University Department of Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management.

“This program is very important to our industry and our area,” said Joey Cannata, operations manager at Tanks-A-Lot. “We want to give back to higher education that supports our local industry. Everywhere we go in this industry, we find someone or some roots that link back to Nicholls and the PETSM program.”

Founded in 2013 by Morgan City-based deepwater container specialist Tanks-A-Lot, the rodeo has now donated $46,500 to Nicholls. The nonprofit hosts its fishing rodeo each May with the purpose of promoting community spirit in the local oil and gas industry while benefiting notable organizations for future growth within the community, Nicholls said in a news release.


Chamber to host open house Wednesday

The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Chamber of Commerce is hosting an open house breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday at its office, 6133 La. 311, Houma, in celebration of Chamber Week.

Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Good Samaritan Food Bank.

To register for the event or for information, call the chamber office at 876-5600 or visit


Business group to award scholarships

The Women’s Business Alliance is set to award its annual scholarships for higher education during its Oct. 25 luncheon at The Main Affair, 7879 Main St., Houma

Julie Pellegrin, executive director of The Haven, is the guest speaker, highlighting her organization's sheltering and counseling for women affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

The meeting, which is open to the general public, begins with networking at 11:30 a.m.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Register online at


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