From Monday, August 4, 2014 to Tuesday, August 29, 2014 the Vermilion Parish Library will be conducting an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has made a positive impact on their lives.

Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza speaks to the Abbeville Rotary Club members, including Thomas Thompson (far right).

The Abbeville Rotary Club invites Mayor Mark Piazza each year to offer a “State of the City” address. Piazza, who was recently sworn in as mayor for a fourth term, accepted the annual invitation Wednesday, telling members there are plenty of positives in the city.

Photo by Bruce Schultz
Participants from Vermilion Parish at a Marsh Maneuvers grass planting project were, left to right, Jules Hebert of Abbeville with his daughter, Bella Hebert; Italian exchange student Carlo Bicciolo; and Hebert’s son, Link Hebert.

AVERY ISLAND – The Marsh Maneuvers 4-H summer camp is in its 25th year of teaching students about the ecology, anthropology, geology and hydrology of coastal Louisiana.

Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza speaks to the Abbeville Rotary Club members, including Thomas Thompson (far right).

Photo by Bruce Schultz
Participants from Vermilion Parish at a Marsh Maneuvers grass planting project were, left to right, Jules Hebert of Abbeville with his daughter, Bella Hebert; Italian exchange student Carlo Bicciolo; and Hebert’s son, Link Hebert.

Natural gas find under Abbeville

This drilling rig next to the Abbeville airport located sand with gas in it.

It looks like there may be gas under the city of Abbeville based on a recent gas find.

Kaplan Police Report

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Louisiana rice prices fall due to more Arkansas rice

Eric Webster, LSU AgCenter weed scientist, talks at the Vermilion Parish Rice and Soybean Field Day at the Lounsberry Farm near Lake Arthur. / Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter

LAKE ARTHUR — Rice prices have fallen because of a big jump in Arkansas rice acreage, an LSU AgCenter agricultural economist said recently at the Vermilion Parish Rice Field Day.

Omega Protein in Intracoastal City wins award

Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty protein products, is being praised by Louisiana Economic Development (

Boys & Girls Club to have annual fundraiser

Funds raised during the Celebrity Waiter Dinner go the Boys & Girls Club Rodney Unit in Abbeville. The club serves hundreds of students throughout the year.

The Celebrity Waiter Dinner, an event held each year to support the local Boys & Girls Club, has continued to grow since its inception more than 20 years ago.

116-year-old Abbeville home burns

(Photo taken by Beau Barras, Abbeville Fire Department)
The front part of the house and the second story were engulfed in flames when the Abbeville Fire Department arrived Thursday morning.

A home that stood in Abbeville for 116 years is now gone.
An early morning fire destroyed the home Thursday on the corner of Charity Street and South Guegnon Street.

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Sports

Zack Campos was busy lifting weights in the Erath weight room. Campos is training to be the starting offensive center and defensive end this football season.

ERATH - There will be a few new faces on Erath High’s offensive line, but there will also be a familiar face.

Lifestyle

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin and Sydney Abshire are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kelli Nicole Boudreaux to Colt Tanner North.

Obituaries

Toni Lynn Warner, age 53, died peacefully Monday, July 28, 2014.
She is preceded in death by her mother Peggy R. Warner.

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