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.


Stuntman explains to Vermilion Parish students how science and movies go together

Stuntman Steve Wolf shows elementary students at LeBlanc Elementary how using pulleys makes it easier to lift someone like LeBlanc Elementary teacher Leah Trahan. Holding her up are students Seth Noegel, Blake Henson, Reed Guarino and Phillip Summers. Wolf then gives the rope to Regan Granger, the girl in the white shirt, so she can hold up the teacher by herself thanks to pulleys.

Sometimes Steve Wolf gets blown up or is set on fire. But he claims his job is not really dangerous at all. He works as a stuntman and a special-effects expert for movies and television.

Baudoin named new Abbeville parks, rec director

Roy Theriot Field at A.A. Comeaux Park.

The Abbeville City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday during its regular meeting to name Trenton Baudoin the city’s new parks and recreation director.

VC climbs to No. 3 in Class 1A poll

Tyler Derouen and the rest of the VC Eagles are playing well.

5 hours 22 minutes ago by AP
LSWA Prep Football Polls - Week Six

Louisiana Cattle Festival Stampede 5K Run takes over downtown Abbbeville

Cattle Festival officials presented medals to the winners of Saturday’s Stampede 5K Run.

A stampede of athletes ran through the streets of downtown Abbeville, early Saturday morning, for the 2014 Louisiana Cattle Festival Stampede 5K run (3.12 miles).

2014 Louisiana rice crop better than expected

CROWLEY – The 2014 Louisiana rice crop is better than we expected “but not as good as last year,” said Johnny Saichuk, LSU AgCenter rice specialist.

Daughter bitter that Hurricane Hilda took her father from her

Joe Brown Family - Back Row: Phillipe Saunier, Jimmy Domingues, Richard Dubois, Annie Domingues, Pat Arceneaux, Louise Brown, Father Bill Melancon, Josie Brown Arceneaux (daughter of victim Joe Brown), Monsignor Charles Dubois, Ed Domingues and Bob Domingues. Sitting: Delores Dubois, Rickey Domingues and Anna Brown Saunier. Monsignor Charles Dubois, nephew of Joe Brown, was a celebrant for the funeral mass 50 years ago.

Hurricane Hilda took something away from Josie Brown Arceneaux that no one has been able to replace 50 years later.

Hurricane Hilda changed the life of the Broussard family with loss of two sons

Family of brothers Vernice and Duffy Broussard; Front row L-R. Lisa Fleming Breaux, Landon Folsom, Jeannie Breaux, Avery Folsom; Back row (left to right) Fr. Bill Melancon, Bobby Breaux, James Breaux Sr., Vivian Broussard Gilbert (sister of victims), Mona Broussard, James Breaux, Jr. Nolan Broussard (brother of victims), Kecia Folsom, and Jeremy Folsom.

All though it was 50 years ago, one Vermilion Parish woman who lost her brothers when the water towers collapsed, can recall the night like it was yesterday.

Shredder’s Broken at Vermilion Parish Landfill

Not-shredded garbage is being hauled straight into the landfill in trucks.

When a business’ shredder breaks, it’s no problem to repair it or purchase a new one.



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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