Get your calender out parents and children because Halloween in Vermilion Parish is getting confusing. The rest of the United States will be celebrating Halloween on Oct. 31, which is a Friday. But in Vermilion Parish, you will have two days to celebrate Halloween.
Vermilion Parish has five schools that had a school performance grade of A. Three of the five schools were elementary schools, and the other two were high schools. Two A schools improved from being a B school last year. Cecil Picard Elementary had one of the biggest leap in scores from last year.
If you see a few ghosts around Abbeville, don’t be scared. The “Ghosts on the Bayou” are friendly. Abbeville Main Street, along with the Abbeville Library and the Vermilion Tourist Commission, placed 20 ghosts at various spots around the downtown area.


Donald Menard running for Erath Alderman

Donald Menard is announcing that he will be a candidate for re-election on the town council in Erath for the Nov. 4 general election.

Louisiana Charter Schools affect Vermilion Parish School District

Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau (left) talks with Brian LeJeune, Jeff Davis Parish Superintendent.

Vermilion Parish has no charter schools, but that does not mean charter schools are not affecting Vermilion Parish public schools.

Kaplan Police Report

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Multi-Chem, DEQ hear permit concerns from Vermilion Parish residents

Save Lake Peigneur President Nara Crowley (right) and Citizens Against MultiChem President Marcella Manuel attended the public hearing on Thursday.

The state’s Department of Environmental Quality held a public hearing Thursday night at North Vermilion High School, and residents had plenty to say about Multi-Chem applying for a discharge permit

Timmy Landry to run for Erath councilman seat

Timmy Landry

ERATH - Erath resident Timmy Landry has declared that he is a candidate for the Erath City Council in the Tuesday, November 4, 2014 election.



The North Vermilion Patriots run onto the field before their game against Abbeville last Friday. The Patriots host West St. Mary this week looking to win their second straight game.

The North Vermilion Patriots look for two straight wins Friday, when they host West St. Mary.


On their wedding day in 1964.


Mr. and Mrs. Truman Abshire today.

Truman James Abshire and Lona Fay Hebert are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on October 17, 1964.



Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at a 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in St.

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