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.

Avoyelles prisoner escapes, found in Abbeville

Jeremy Fontenot was found in Abbeville.

This past Saturday, the Abbeville Police Department was notified by Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office that an inmate had escaped from Avoyelles Parish Jail while on work release during the early mo

Rep. Hensgens, Sen. Perry speak to Vermilion Chamber

Rep. Hensgens (left) and Sen. Perry speak to the members of the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce.

What direction Louisiana takes fiscally in the coming years and well beyond hinges heavily on what happens Oct. 24, 2015.

Woman wakes up with mattress on fire

Before the fire spread to the front of the house, family members were able to escape through the front door Thursday night.

An Abbeville woman was lying in bed and felt her feet getting warmer than usual. When she checked, she saw the end of her mattress on fire.

Pitre, former COO of LSN papers, dies

Willie Pitre

Willie Pitre, 70, who served as chief operating officer of Louisiana State Newspapers and publisher of The Eunice News, died Friday at his residence in Lafayette.

Vermilion Chamber, F.U.E.L. holding school supply drive

The school supply drive will run through Aug. 13.

With a little more than a month until kids head back to class, the business community in Vermilion Parish is working to assure the school year begins positively for all students.

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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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