Blue, Gold and Prisoner of War markers will be on display

The Abbeville Garden Club will be placing Blue Star Memorial Markers at three different locations on Monday. The ceremonies will be held at three different locations in Abbeville, from 10 a.m. to noon. At 9 a.m. there will be a special ceremony at Graceland Cemetery to unveil a prisoner of war marker (near the American Flag).

Louisiana Garden Club President Jeanette Gatzman (left) and State Cleanest City Contest Chair Jean Gilstrap present the State Award to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza.

Prior to this year, Abbeville won the State Cleanest City Contest twice, once in 1986 and again in 2012. The city captured its third title this year and a ceremony held Friday morning to present the award proved that the third time is the charm.

Construction continues Friday morning on the new Dairy Queen. The restaurant is located on the Bypass, near Lowe’s.

Abbeville will soon have a few more options for those who want a quick bite to eat. Dairy Queen, Papa John’s Pizza and Hardee’s are currently under construction and will be opening in the coming weeks and months. For some citizens, these developments represent more than just three new places to eat.

Blue, Gold and Prisoner of War markers will be on display

Louisiana Garden Club President Jeanette Gatzman (left) and State Cleanest City Contest Chair Jean Gilstrap present the State Award to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza.

Construction continues Friday morning on the new Dairy Queen. The restaurant is located on the Bypass, near Lowe’s.

Political Presidential Memorabilia

The Gueydan Museum will host a reception Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. to introduce the new exhibit ‘Choosing our President’ political presidential memorabilia from the collection of Tom Angers

GUEYDAN - The Gueydan Museum in partnership with Tom Angers of Lafayette recently unveiled a special exhibit on Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. during a meet and greet reception.

Lake Charles man killed in crash north of Erath

Not much was left of the 2016 Corvette after it came to a stop. Debris of the car had to be collected and it now sits in a pile. The only thing left of the car was the cab (next to the pile ).

Early Monday, shortly before 12:25 a.m., Louisiana State Police, Troop I responded to a fatal crash on LA Highway 339 near Reno Road in Vermilion Parish.

No tobacco will be allowed on grounds of Abbeville General

Abbeville General has adopted a 100 percent tobacco-free campus policy that will become effective May 1.
As of this date, patients, staff, and visitors will no longer be allowed to use tobacco products of any type, including smokeless and electronic tobacco products, on any part of the hospital campus.

Vermilion Parish School board adopts new insurance plan

Vermilion Parish School Board employees now have new health insurance options to select from.
At Thursday’s meeting, the school board adopted three different health insurance plans with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel installed as 7th Bishop of Lafayette

Lafayette Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel leaves the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette Friday after his installation ceremony. (Photo by JM Walker Photography)

On Friday, April 15, the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette hosted the Celebration of the Eucharist and Rite of Installation of His Excellency, the Most Reverend John Douglas Deshotel, DD, as the seventh Bishop of Lafayette. He succeeds the Most Reverend Michael Jarrell, DD, who was among those who participated in Friday’s proceedings.

ATV crash claims life of Church Point woman

ACADIA PARISH — On April 12, 2016, shortly before 6:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a report of an ATV crash on Louisiana Highway 370 near St.

Whooping crane hatches in wild in Louisiana for first time since 1939

Photo courtesy of LDWF
A whooping crane mother and father attend to their newly hatched chick.

A major milestone was reached this week in the reintroduction of the whooping crane in Louisiana when the first hatching of a chick in the state in more than 75 years occurred in Jefferson Davis Parish.

Abbeville officials support military museum as state cuts loom

The Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum is located at the Chris Crusta Memorial Airport in Abbeville.

Officials in Abbeville have spoken often about the pride of having the Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum located in the city.

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Sports

Claire Meyers signs on the dotted line and will now be a Ragin Cajun track athlete. In the photo with her are her father Kevin and mother Monica. Her track coaches Mya Touchet and Casey Meador.

Claire Meyers will continue the Meyers family tradition of playing sports for the UL-Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.

Lifestyle

Tatum Ariel Shipley and Bailee Zhanae Irvine were the recipients of NAUW-Vermilion Region Branch scholarships. Presenting the $500 scholarships were Ella Taylor and Bridget Winters. (l-r) Ena Darby, parent; Tatum Ariel Shipley; Bridget Winters; Ella Taylor; Bailey Zhanae Irvine and Tracey Irvine, parent.

The National Association of University Women - Vermilion Region Branch, has again awarded scholarships to two Vermilion Parish graduates.

Obituaries

ABBEVILLE – A mass of Christian Burial for Gladys Mae Guidry Joseph is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 28, 2016 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with burial in St. Paul Cemetery.

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