VFW Commander Tom Rigsby (in uniform) hands Tina Bares, Allen Bares Jr’s wife, a special award from the national VFW office. Also in the picture are Allen’s parents, Lynn and Allen Bares Sr.

Wednesday, July 23, marks the one month anniversary of the tragic death of Vermilion Parish Sheriff Deputy Allen Bares Jr. In honor of Bares’s 12 years of service as a sheriff deputy to Vermilion Parish, he was honored on Tuesday.
Abbeville officials are breathing easy in regards to the city’s financial situation after the first six months of the year. Sales tax revenues, water and sewer revenues and electric sales revenues are all ahead during the first six months of this year compared to the same time frame in 2013.
The Vermilion Parish Communications District is asking the public’s help in dealing with pocket dialed calls to 911.

VFW Commander Tom Rigsby (in uniform) hands Tina Bares, Allen Bares Jr’s wife, a special award from the national VFW office. Also in the picture are Allen’s parents, Lynn and Allen Bares Sr.

Gueydan police officer arrested by Sheriff's Office

Kendal Primeaux

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, a Gueydan police officer has been arrested for Unauthorized Use of an “Access Card” and Malfeasance in Office.

Two Vermilion Parish natives named UL Lafayette Outstanding graduates

Eight students will be honored as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association's Outstanding Graduates during Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday. The Outstanding Graduates, one from each of eight academic colleges, are shown with Dr. Joseph Savoie, president of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (left), Dr. Michael Judice, president of the UL Lafayette Alumni Association executive board (middle) and Dr. James Henderson, UL Lafayette Provost. The graduates, from left to right, are: Meredith Boustany, Matthew Hartley, Kristy Langlinais, Kristen Armstrong, Maria Rachal, Jacob Broussard, Kacie Breaux, and Peyton Hargrave.

Eight students, including two from Vermilion Parish, will be honored during Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association’s Outstanding Graduate

Abbeville man captures big snapping turtle

Victor Senegal holds a large alligator snapping turtle he wrestled with and then loaded into the back of his truck.

Victor J. Senegal is no stranger to catching turtles.
“I work in the cane fields, and I find turtles all of the time,” Senegal said. “I found one the other day.”

Counterfeit bills surfacing in Kaplan

Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams reports the police department has been receiving numerous calls in the last two weeks due to complaints of counterfeit money

Vermilion has four 4-Hall of Fame inductees

Twelve new members of the 4-H Hall of Fame were installed May 10 at the Louisiana 4-H Museum in Mansura. The inductees are, left to right, front row, Madge Borne of Jefferson Parish, Randy Stutes of Vermilion Parish, Carolyn Lang of Winn Parish, James “Jake” Abadie of Iberia Parish, Terril Faul, State 4-H Office; Pete Miranda of Iberville Parish; back row, l-r, Sue Butler of Concordia Parish, Karen Broussard of Vermilion Parish for her late husband Johnny Broussard; Ann Langlinais of Vermilion Parish, Lynn Farrar of Caddo Parish, Judia Lacombe of Acadia Parish and Sandra Brumley of Caddo Parish. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)

MANSURA, La. – Three Vermilion Parish residents were honored on May 10 for their work with youth as the newest inductees into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame.

Erath to honor jockey

In 2010, Randy Romero was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame.

ERATH - The town of Erath is honoring one of its own by letting the world know it has a famous jockey from its town.



Front Row (L to R): Kennedi Rodriguez, Alani Richard, Laci Frederick, Mollie Landry, Alexis Stelly Back Row: Coach Kerry Richard, Johna Lewis, Courtney Dubois, Aubrey Desormeaux, Kaleigh Reaux, Coach Shelanne Richard, Chloe Leger, Jalehria Soelu and Coach Kent Rodriguez

ERATH - The Erath 10-and-under All-Stars dropped two games in the finals by a total of three runs against Lake Charles.


ABBEVILLE — Funeral services will be held for Mr. Leonard Roland Vitello, 92, on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00PM in the David Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Maggard officiating.

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