WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Monday that due to the damage and displacement caused by recent flooding, the grace period to renew flood insurance policies has been extended to 120 days, for certain parishes in Louisiana, including Vermilion Parish.
Relief efforts have ended today after two days of hard meticulous work by volunteers, Louisiana National Guard, Mississippi National Guard, Vermillion Parish Sheriffs Department, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Vermilion Parish Police Jury, Gueydan Fire Department and Gueydan Police Department.

Volunteers pack up supplies Friday morning that will be given to flood victims. The distribution center is located at the old Stage store building in Tiffany Plaza in Abbeville.

The distribution center at the old Stage store in Abbeville opened Wednesday afternoon with the goal of meeting the needs of those affected by last weekend’s historic flooding. That has happened, on a greater scale than anyone could have imagined.

Volunteers pack up supplies Friday morning that will be given to flood victims. The distribution center is located at the old Stage store building in Tiffany Plaza in Abbeville.

2 school board members vote ‘no’ against new budget

Laura LeBeouf voted against taking $2.3 million out of the reserve to balance the budget.

Two Vermilion Parish School Board members did not approve the new proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Upcoming golf tournament continues Links des Pink’s ‘Fight’ against cancer

Nicky Stansbury, owner of La Palmera Spa, recently made a donation to Links des Pink. Shown (L-R) Kathy Cormier, Nicky Stansbury, Vicky Foreman and LaNell Melancon.

Since its inception in 2008, the Links des Pink “Golf To Fight Cancer” tournament has helped raise more than $130,000 for the battle.

Health Expo this Friday in Abbeville

The start of the new year is still months away, but this week is the perfect time to make a resolution to become heathier.

Family visits Cecil Picard Library in Lafayette

Gerry Picard LeBlanc, Cecil’s sister, and his son Tyron Picard read the walls and look at the pictures in the Cecil Picard Library located in the Picard Center in Lafayette. The two read about the accomplishments of Cecil J. Picard of Maurice.

Gerry Picard LeBlanc and Tyron Picard walked through the Cecil J. Picard Library located in the Picard Center in Lafayette and it was like seeing Cecil Picard all over again.

Chase ends in sugarcane field

The chase ended in a sugarcane field north of Erath.

At approximately 9:50 a.m. on Aug. 17, Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a complaint that two male subjects were beating a female in the middle of Woodlawn Road near Maurice.

20 Years Later

Attending the 20-year reunion were a handful of players and three coaches. It was 20 years this week the team won the World Series. The winning trophy has been at Coach Jesse Faulk’s home for the last 20 years. In the picture are (front row, left to right) assistant coach Buddy Cabrol, Kelly Richard Jr., Byron Dozier, and Chris Bertrand. In the back row (l to r) are Hayden Neveaux, assistant coach Darren Duhon, head coach Jesse Faulk, Eric Toups and Ryan Meaux. (Missing in the photo is Steffan Primeaux, who was there but had to leave).

Twenty years almost to the date, a group of 12 year old boys made Vermilion Parish proud by winning the 11 & 12-year-old Bambino World Series at Sellers Field in Abbeville.

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LAFAYETTE – Kickoff for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Sept. 17 home contest against South Alabama has been set for 6 p.m., University and Sun Belt Conference officials announced on Wednesday.

Lifestyle

Pictured are twenty of the twenty six Erath students who served as State or National officers from the 1979-80 year until 2016. Sponsors are also pictured. Back: Emily Zegura (Sponsor), Ryan Poche (Served three roles.. State President for both the Jr. Beta and Sr. Beta. Also held National Presidential office title.) Joni Hebert (Sponsor), Jill Hebert Lemaire (First Erath student to ever serve as a state officer in 1979-1980. She served at the state level twice for Jr. Beta.), Sue Butuad (Sponsor), Dana Langlinais Granger (State Jr. Beta Secretary-Treasurer), Jamy Comeaux (State Sr. Beta President), Jeri Landry Theuiseen (Served as both state Jr. and Sr. State Beta President), Jeanne Domingue Turner (State Jr. Beta President), Theresa Comeaux Touchet (State Jr. Beta President), Tarrah Comeaux Davis (State Jr. Beta President), Ann Rachel Hebert Saunier (State Jr. Beta President), Lauren Hargrave Landry (State Jr. Beta President), Jordan Lange (Sr. Beta State President), Amy Broussard LeBlanc (State Jr. Beta President), Beth Hebert (Sponsor), Monica Suire (State Jr. Beta Chaplain), Amber Viator (Sponsor), Rickey Suire Domingues (Club and State Sponsor), Angela Lange (Sponsor), Eva Lange (Sponsor) and Clevie Thibodeaux (Sponsor). Front: Jenna Diz (State Sr. Beta Secretary), Chandra Comeaux Breaux (Jr. Beta National and State President), Lauren Lauren Lange (State Jr. Beta President, Sr. Beta Secretary and National Sr. Beta Secretary), Caroline Poche (State Jr. Beta President), Malory Savoie (State Sr. Beta Secretary), Kelbi Lashare (State Jr. Beta President), and John Michael Shiner (State Jr. Beta President), Missing Officers are: Jennifer Drott Lege (Jr. Beta State President and 1st Jr. Beta National President in Erath), Jade Nunez (Sr. Beta State and National President), Leslie Landry Babin, Jeanne Segura Pigott, Annie Watson served as State Jr. Beta President while, Hoyt Henry was a State Sr. Beta President. Erath High and Erath Middle Sponsors missing are: Ebrar Reaux (Club and State Sponor), Cindy Drott (Club and State Sponor), Annie Romero, Jill Colomb Vincent, Christina Dore Denais, Jackie Puyau, DeEtte Bigot, Louisa Primeaux, Jennifer DePriest, Liz Vice, Susan Cassidy, Kelsey Sikes, Sterling “T-Cap” Menard, Nell Schexnayder, Laura Gaspard and Amy Noel.

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