Suzanne Carroll and her horses take a photo in front of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Abbeville.

Many have a “bucket list” that they would like to accomplish in their life time. Doug and Suzanne Carroll of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Canada are living out their “bucket list” now. They are traveling from California to Florida on the back roads as a way to see things and meet as many things as possible.

State Rep. Bob Hensgens

BATON ROUGE - The news is not good when it comes to Louisiana’s budget next year. Higher education and health care services are bracing for deep cuts next year. Louisiana’s colleges and universities have been told to brace for at least $300 million in financial reductions during the next fiscal year.

Allen Bares Jr.

District 26 State Senator Jonathan “JP” Perry pre-filed legislation for consideration at the 2015 Regular Session this spring to honor the late Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Allen Bares Jr. Deputy Bares was shot when he responded to suspicious activity he observed while off-duty last June.

Suzanne Carroll and her horses take a photo in front of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Abbeville.

State Rep. Bob Hensgens

Allen Bares Jr.

Black bear seen in Abbeville

A bear like this one was seen walking through Abbeville.

Black bears have been spotted in Vermilion Parish on numerous occasions, so to see one is not anything new.

Kaplan Food Bank donations vital part of existence

Ronald Schexnider donates $250 to the Kaplan Food Bank. Accepting the donation on behalf of the program is Melissa Guidry. Also shown are food bank board members C.A. Deshotel, Linda Hardee, Eva Dell Morrison, Penny Mayeux and food bank volunteers Dallas Fontenot, Mae Rose Dartez, along with Onyx Mayeux and Jayden Abshire.

Many of us are fortunate enough to have jobs, a roof over our head and plenty of food on the table to feed our families.

Kaplan Police Report

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:
July 23
Theft on the 500 block of W. Eleventh.
Suspicious act/scam on the 900 block of N. Cushing.

Fourteen year old Kaplan youth missing

Kaplan police are asking for help in finding this young man, Austin Mallet.

Kaplan police are asking for help in locating 14 year old Austin Mallet. Austin is 5’10”, 160 pound, hazel eyes and brown hair. He was last seen in a red truck with another teenage boy.

Abbeville to renovate water towers

Work will begin soon to renovate Abbeville’s two water towers.

They profess their love for Abbeville, 365 days a year.
The city’s two water towers will soon receive a little TLC in return.

Vermilion Parish families with open homicide cases form group

The late Rita Jordan’s daughter has formed a group for the families of the victims of open homicide cases.

More than a dozen from Vermilion Parish with a common bond gathered Thursday evening in a meeting room at the library in Abbeville.

Vermilion Parish Library conducting online survey

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 connect

Marsh Maneuvers hits 25 years

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.



Logan Goutierrez of Erath came off the bench and hit some big shots, including the game-winner with 14 seconds left.


Monette Bolden had 13 points in the win for Erath.

ERATH - The Erath Lady Bobcats (10-9 overall) had a great week of basketball this past week.


Mrs. Gregg Ryan Coyle

Miss Jennifer Langlinais and Gregg Ryan Coyle were joined in holy matrimony on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville.

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