Clyde <span style="color:#4B9A98;">// Electricity at Yale University</span>

by Tanika Burlingame Public Relations Director/ Features Editor Electricity was in Clyde Naquin’s blood. His dad was an electrician. His dad’s dad was an electrician. It was a family legacy. So when he joined the Army Air Force in his early 20s, he was sent to teach cadets at Yale University how to make metal […]

“Pops” <span style="color:#4B9A98;">// A Life of Love and Flight</span>

by Heidi Ohmer GVC Web Editor Ferol M. Langlois introduced himself with a firm handshake. “Call me Pops. If you ask for me by my first name, no one will know who you’re asking for.” Pops was born March 15, 1923, in Kenner, Louisiana, but moved to Destrehan when he was five years old. His house was […]

Hiram <span style="color:#4B9A98;">// Hard Work Makes the News </span>

by Harmony Hamilton Managing Editor Life could be hard in the 1930s and 1940s. One of five children raised by a single mother, Hiram Torres didn’t always have things come easily, so that just meant he worked harder. He worked hard at being a paper boy and then in circulation and all the way up to a […]

Rosalie <span style="color:#4B9A98;">// A Life Travelled Q & A</span>

by Tanika Burlingame Public Relations Director/Features Editor Just a few quick questions with Rosalie Willett, an Oregon native who followed the sugar to Louisiana. Born in Oregon in 1923, this trained school teacher and her husband lived in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and eventually Louisiana where he helped develop the machinery to grow and harvest sugar cane. What […]