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Boogie on the Boulevard set for this weekend
Mark your calendars to join in the fun with other folks for the Kaplan Area Chamber of Commerce’s first Boogie on the Boulevard 5K and one mile Fun Run family event. Even if you don’t participate i...
Sep 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dredging material will not be used for protection levee
It does not look like Vermilion Parish will ever get a protection levee created by the dredging of the Intracoastal Canal by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. What it looks like the parish will get, how...
Sep 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fishing for Memories donates check to Alzheimer’s Association
Proceeds from Fishing for Memories were donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Tuesday evening at the Abbeville Harbor and Terminal Board meeting. The $45,000 big check from the 2013 rodeo takes th...
Sep 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chase leads to arrest by Vermilion/Municipal Task Force, another picked up on drug charges
According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Chief Tony Hardy and Chief Boyd Adams, the Vermilion / Municipal task force recently made following arrests for drug related offenses due to undercover operatio...
Sep 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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Three generations of school bus drivers in Vermilion Parish
To have a mother, daughter and granddaughter driving Vermilion Parish school buses at the same time may be a first for the parish. When public school begins Monday, Laura Hebert, a bus driver since...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
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Abbeville City Hall metal detector workign well after three years
The Vermilion Parish Police Jury voted recently on changes for security measures at the parish Courthouse. Among the changes will require those who enter the courthouse to walk through a security s...
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Abbeville Council names Jerry Smith new Parks, Rec Director
The Abbeville City Council has named Jerry Smith the new director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department. The Council voted 5-0 on the move Tuesday during its regular meeting. Smith replaces...
Oct 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missing Erath man may be in Mexico
Damien Trahan, 20, may be in Mexico, according to reports by the Erath Police Department. Erath Chief Gerald Hebert said Boarder Patrol agents saw Trahan crossing into Neuvo Laredo, Mexico the Satu...
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Abbeville Council to name new parks director
The search for the next Abbeville Parks and Recreation director will be over by the end of Tuesday The Abbeville City Council is expected to hire one of four finalists for the job during Tuesday’s ...
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Local state reps not fans of Common Core
There has been a lot of anguish concerning the Common Core Standards and the curriculum adopted by individual districts across the state of Louisiana. Vermilion Parish state representatives Simone ...
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Another bomb threat at Abbeville High School; second one in six days
For the second time in less than a week students at Abbeville High had to be evacuated Wednesday morning in response to a bomb threat. Like last Friday, officials found no bomb on campus. A faculty...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Appeals hearing renders same verdict
KAPLAN - A Kaplan Civil Service appeals hearing requested by the former director ended with the board rendering the same verdict....a unanimous vote for termination. Callie Abshire, who was the Kap...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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TV personality dies in Scott crash
Dec 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
SCOTT – Former Eunice radio personality and KATC TV anchor Bill Leger died when his wrecked Jeep was hit by an alleged drunk driver early Saturday near here. State Police said Leger, 48, was drivin...
Too many alligators in Henderson area
Aug 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will issue more alligator hunting tags in the Henderson area to help with overpop...
Texas man arrested by wildlife agents for allegedly driving drunk
Jan 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents arrested a Texas man for allegedly driving while intoxicated (DWI) and numerous wildlife management area violations...
Missing Erath man may be in Mexico
Damien Trahan, 20, may be in Mexico, according to reports by the Erath Police Department. Erath Chief Gerald Hebert said Boarder Patrol agents saw Trahan crossing into Neuvo Laredo, Mexico the Satu...
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Abbeville Council to name new parks director
The search for the next Abbeville Parks and Recreation director will be over by the end of Tuesday The Abbeville City Council is expected to hire one of four finalists for the job during Tuesday’s ...
Sep 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local state reps not fans of Common Core
There has been a lot of anguish concerning the Common Core Standards and the curriculum adopted by individual districts across the state of Louisiana. Vermilion Parish state representatives Simone ...
Sep 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Another bomb threat at Abbeville High School; second one in six days
For the second time in less than a week students at Abbeville High had to be evacuated Wednesday morning in response to a bomb threat. Like last Friday, officials found no bomb on campus. A faculty...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 82 82 recommendations | email to a friend
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Appeals hearing renders same verdict
KAPLAN - A Kaplan Civil Service appeals hearing requested by the former director ended with the board rendering the same verdict....a unanimous vote for termination. Callie Abshire, who was the Kap...
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
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Common Core under fire; Vermilion Parish parents, school board members not happy with it
Common Core, the new curriculum standard the Louisiana Department of Education has instituted in 2010, is under fire from parents, legislative members and the Vermilion Parish School Board. Heck, e...
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Ricky Williams
Sep 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 334 334 recommendations | email to a friend
December 24, 1964 ~ September 29, 2013 MAURICE—Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at a 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church honoring the life...
Bernice Mire Viator
Sep 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
Funeral Services will be held at a 1:00 pm Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church for Bernice Mire Viator, 93, who passed away on September 27, 2013 a...
Rose Mary “T-Coon” Derouen
Sep 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
Funeral services for Rose Mary “T-Coon” Derouen age 84, who died on Sunday September 22, 2013, at her residence, will be held on Saturday September 28, 10:30 AM, at St Theresa’s Catholic Church in ...
William Neal Pugh
Aug 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
ABBEVILLE – A Memorial Service honoring the life of William Neal Pugh, 64, will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at David Funeral Home Chapel of Abbeville with Rev. Christopher Barnha...
Claudette Marie Mouton
Jul 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Nov. 22, 1948 - June 21, 2013 Claudette Marie Mouton, 64, a native of Kaplan, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 21, at her home in Santa Cruz, California, after a brief battle with cancer. She...
Alex Cormier
Mar 04, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Alex Cormier August 3, 1916 ~ March 3, 2013 Abbeville—Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church honoring ...
Kaplan Police Report
Sep 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Kaplan Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following: September 19 Traffic accident on the 1200 block of N. Herpin. Theft on the 500 block of Saltzman. Suspicious subject on the 500 ...
Kaplan Police Report
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following: September 12 Fight on the 100 block of W. Sixth. Loose dogs on the 500 block of Morvant. Disturbance on the 500 block of ...
Abbeville Arrest Report: Sept. 16-23
Sep 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 142 142 recommendations | email to a friend
Carlton Daigle (Male) DOB: 6/11/1990 Charge: (Misdemeanor) Theft of Goods Oris James Doucet (Male) DOB: 8/27/1980 Charge: (Misdemeanor) Theft of Goods Charge: Resisting an Officer Chasity Dupuis (F...
Kaplan Police Report
Sep 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 178 178 recommendations | email to a friend
Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following: August 29 Alarm on the 400 block of E. Veterans Memorial Drive. Traffic accident on the 200 block of Pirate Lane. Loose sog on the 900 ...
Abbeville Arrest Report, May 3 - 9
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Lacey Alexander DOB: 8/15/1984 Charge: Disturbing the Peace by fighting Damien Cormier DOB: 11/23/1989 Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery Precious Victoria Guidry DOB: Disturbing the Peace by fighting ...
Traiteurs and Mysterious Occurrences
Sep 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 172 172 recommendations | email to a friend
By William Thibodeaux, History columnist The tradition of faith-healing has been passed down through the ages from male to female or vice-versa. Years ago nearly every community had several traiteu...
Juggling Could Be Your Next Growing Edge
by Duncan Boutwell
Sep 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 319 319 recommendations | email to a friend
My few skills have earned a living, and saved money fixing things myself. I became a mechanic, a carpenter, a plumber, a house painter, an electrician and a school teacher. I have three college deg...
"A Rose by Many Names" Reviewed
by Duncan Boutwell
Aug 27, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 374 374 recommendations | email to a friend
We are approaching the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, who was shot November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. as his motorcade was pass...
About numerals, dust boards, scrolls and fingermath
by Duncan Boutwell
Jan 15, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
By the phone on a yellow sticky note was a phone number in my own handwriting. The shape of my numbers brought back when my third grade teacher and I got crosswise over the “correct” way to write A...
I find myself scared by an alphabet soup, and you might be too
by Duncan Boutwell
Dec 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
In the spring of 1945, everyone but Hitler knew the war was almost over. Both Russians and Americans offered new homes to German scientists. We called our offer Operation Paperclip. Many went into ...
Strength to satisfy the hunger
by Jacques Couvillon
Jul 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
I was recently having lunch with a friend who had just graduated from college and was planning the next phase of his life. He shared with me that the process of reaching his personal American dream...



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