Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert (left) and Superintendent Jerome Puyau present Gueydan’s Brandy Broussard with her award for Vermilion Parish Middle School Principal of the Year.

That Vermilion Parish is an ‘A’ school district, selecting names for Principal of the Year allowed plenty of options, even if it created tough choices. In the end, the selection committee landed on three worthy names.

Rotarian Mark Shirley (left) and Rotary Club President Chris Dardeau (right) present Adlar Stelly with the Farmer of the Year award.

Adlar Stelly is not averse to hard work. As a farmer it’s how Stelly, as he puts it, “survives.” For anyone who puts in a hard day, whether he or she is looking for it, a little recognition is a good feeling.

The seniors are Payton Gaspard (90), Daniel Lotief (3), Ridge Herpin (30), Jerrick Romero (60), Julius Johnson (11), Hunter Vincent (72), Adam Gaspard (32), Victor Stelly (66), Gage Marceaux (84) and Victor Persilver (69). In the last two years, they posted a 22-5 record.

KAPLAN - While there were a lot of tears flowing after the Kaplan Pirates lost to Amite, 20-12, in the Class 3A semifinals, there were a few smiles to be found. In the center of the field after the game, head coach Stephen Lotief told his team how proud he was of their accomplishments.

Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert (left) and Superintendent Jerome Puyau present Gueydan’s Brandy Broussard with her award for Vermilion Parish Middle School Principal of the Year.

Rotarian Mark Shirley (left) and Rotary Club President Chris Dardeau (right) present Adlar Stelly with the Farmer of the Year award.

The seniors are Payton Gaspard (90), Daniel Lotief (3), Ridge Herpin (30), Jerrick Romero (60), Julius Johnson (11), Hunter Vincent (72), Adam Gaspard (32), Victor Stelly (66), Gage Marceaux (84) and Victor Persilver (69). In the last two years, they posted a 22-5 record.

$400M oil storage, blending facility announced

LSN STAFF PHOTO / Harlan Kirgan
Among those who were at the Hazelwood Energy Hub announcement at the Delta Grand Theater in Opelousas Wednesday were, from left, Celeste Gomez, St. Landry Parish Tourism executive director; and Patton Launey and Randy Esters, both of Louisiana State University Eunice.

PORT BARRE - A $400 million crude oil storage and blending complex that will employ about 120 people at an average annual salary of $63,500 has been announced.

Abbeville Firemen wearing pink during October

Members of the Abbeville Fire Department wearing pink are (L-R) Chief Jude Mire, Secretary Charlie Domingue, Captain Damian Landry, Firefighter First Class David Landry, Firefighter First Class April Bodin, Captain Jason Harmon, Firefighter First Class Corey Broussard, Captain Patrick Ashley, Firefighter First Class Elliot “Bud” Dubois, Firefighter First Class Gordon Lege and Assistant Chief Gene Fontenot Jr.

Firefighters are synonymous with the color of their trucks...red.
Members of the Abbeville Fire Department can be recognized at the moment by a different color. Each is wearing a pink T-shirt in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Koryn Hawthorne named Grand Marshal of Louisiana Cattle Festival Grand Parade

Koryn Hawthorne will be part of the 67th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival.

A familiar face, and voice, will be featured in Abbeville this weekend.
Koryn Hawthorne has been selected as the 2015, 67th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival Grand Parade Marshal and will ride in the Grand Parade on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m.

High health insurance claims have put Vermilion Parish School Board in financial pinch

School Board Anthony Fontana explains the health insurance financial problem to members of the audience.

The Vermilion Parish School Board has a unique health insurance policy that may run them broke if they don’t stop the bleeding.
The school system is self insured up to $175,000 per claim when it comes to providing health care insurance for its employees.
What that means is that after an employee reaches his or her deductible, the school system will pay the rest of the medical bill, up to $175,000. The school system has its own health insurance plan that pays all claims that are larger than $175,000.

Vermilion Parish Narcotics Task Force arrests five

James Boudreaux

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon and Chief of Police Tony Hardy, the Vermilion Parish Municipal Narcotics Task Force made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Abbeville Boys & Girls Club’s Levine passes away

Roland Levine

When someone asked Roland Levine how long he had been involved with the Abbeville Boys & Girls Club, he always had one answer.
“Most of my life,” he would say.

Vermilion Parish mayors help proclaim October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Picture - From left to right Mayor John Earl LeBlance of Erath, Mayor Carroll Broussard of Delcambre, Mayor Mark Piazza of Abbeville, Mayor Wayne Theriot of Maurice, Mayor Kirk Champagne of Kaplan and Representing Mayor Chris Theriot of Gueydan is Roxanne Richard secretary. Back Row Cindy Triche and Trisha Jones Faith House Vermilion Parish Advocates. This was on Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015

Mayors from around Vermilion Parish gathered to sign a proclamation that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Tommie Rogers King of Cattle Festival

Tommie L. Rogers

Tommie L. Rogers will be honored as the King of the 67th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival.
The event will begin Friday. The Grand Parade will be Saturday at 1 p.m.

Stolen lawn mowers recovered, arrests made

Charles “Chuck” Aubin

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Patrol Division responded to a complaint in reference to a theft that occurred at 14239 St. Elmo Road in Delcambre.
The complainant advised that a black 16’ utility trailer with a front drop gate and a rear drop gate was stolen along with three zero-turn lawn mowers. The lawn mowers were a 60” Gravely, 66” Gravely and a 32” Snapper Pro.

On first day of sugar cane hauling, car hits trailer

The front of this White Continental was destroyed when it hit the back of a sugar cane truck on La. 167 on Thursday. The driver, Christopher Meaux, 22, was flown to a hospital.

On the first day of hauling sugarcane to the mills in Iberia Parish, there was a traffic accident in Vermilion Parish that involved a sugar cane truck.

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Kylie White of VC (left) guards a Notre Dame player tight during the tournament in Delcambre.

A freshman paced the Lady Eagles of VC in their 63-50 win over Delcambre in the Lynette Viator Memorial Tournament Friday in Delcambre.

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