August 20, 2009 Update

Dear Pelicans,

Please mark your calendar for 12:00, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009.  An Evergreen  dutch-treat lunch is scheduled for Prejean’s Restaurant in Carencro, La. (located on the East side service road of I-49, 2 miles north of I-10).

Everyone with Evergreen connections and their guests are invited to come break bread with friends and enjoy some wonderful seafood or whatever your palate wishes.

The focus is to provide a social setting so ole and new friends may visit over lunch. There is no formal program, but the private setting will allow for a few announcements and group interactions between 12-3 (or whenever time one needs to leave).

Those planning to attend are asked to please email your RSVP to  ASAP, as seating is limited. Include the names of those who will be in your party. This will facilitate planning. Thank You. I will attempt to inform Pelicans of those who plan to attend later this Fall.  Hope to see you then.  Peace, Ed  

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Please note this change in the Update format. Updates will no longer identify additions to the Anecdotes, News, Obituaries, and Prayer Requests Pages – since these are in the order posted. You can click on these at any time and locate the new postings. However, when postings in the above areas are out of sequence, the information will be noted. Hopefully, this will help reduce the size of the Updates.  Please check the four above Links for the latest postings in those areas.

Pelicans have been contacted about current/former businesses and it is hopeful these communications will bear fruit.  Some of these include: Jack St. Romain Appliance Sales/Service (Ideal Appliances), Elmer Riche’ Grocery Stores, Lannie Bordelon Grocery Store, Billy Hilleren Law Office, Ford Robert Grocery Store, Walter Dugas Grocery Store,  Robert Tanner Grocery Store & Used Autos, William Robson Cage Layers, Marvin Robson Grocery Store, Willis Rachal Grocery Store, Gene Heiman Enterprises, Maximum Escude Feed Store, Ozemae Galland Grocery Store, Louis/Bud Dufour Grocery Store, Tom Fisher Grocery Store, Hollinshed Impliment Company, Pearce Syrup Mill, Jake Descant Service Station, Murphy Descant Service Station, Clave Riche’ Grocery Story, Cotton Gins, Fish Market, Blacksmith Shop and more. 

There were/are other businesses…in Bay Hills, T-Bayou Rouge, Bayou Rouge, Goudeau, and Evergreen proper.  Please send any information you may have on these, even if it is only an identification of the type business, approximate location, and when it existed.  Click on Community, Business, to see the information requested for a business page.

Postings since the August 8, 2009 Update include:

Military –Interesting Addition:  Thanks to Katherine Melancon Lafleur, Civil War information has been posted on Osias Delanos Matthew, a former resident and leader of the Evergreen Invincibles.  Special acknowledgements are extended to Ryan and Patrick for their work on the graphics and to Dale for his creative design.  

News – check the church fair announcements and mark your calendar.

Memorials –
Thanks to Sue Goudeau Nehring and her siblings, Memorials for Estelle “Teeter” Goudeau and Sue B. Goudeau have been posted.  Several more Memorials are in the design stage.

A special “Thank You!” is extended to all of the volunteers who provide information so viewers may learn, understand, and appreciate more about our Evergreen cultural heritage.

Peace, Ed Dugas   
EHS Class of 1958