Organizers of the Giant Omelette Celebration are celebrating the event’s 30th year. Three involved with the group are celebrating their own milestones this year. Mickey Atchetee, Darrel Comb and Brenda Comeaux Trahan have risen to the rank of chevalier, the chefs who help prepare the 5,000 egg omelette.
All Saints Day is this Saturday and St. Mary Magdalen Parish releases its cemetery schedule.  During this annual commemoration, cemeteries are blessed in order to remember those who have gone on before us in death.  This year the schedule for the blessing of cemeteries is as follows:

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars will perform Saturday at noon.

The Giant Omelette Celebration turns 30 years old this year and because of that, the person who is in charge of landing the music entertainment for the Celebration got the green light to try and get good musical entertainment.

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars will perform Saturday at noon.


Gueydan police officer arrested by Sheriff's Office

Kendal Primeaux

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, a Gueydan police officer has been arrested for Unauthorized Use of an “Access Card” and Malfeasance in Office.

Two Vermilion Parish natives named UL Lafayette Outstanding graduates

Eight students will be honored as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association's Outstanding Graduates during Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday. The Outstanding Graduates, one from each of eight academic colleges, are shown with Dr. Joseph Savoie, president of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (left), Dr. Michael Judice, president of the UL Lafayette Alumni Association executive board (middle) and Dr. James Henderson, UL Lafayette Provost. The graduates, from left to right, are: Meredith Boustany, Matthew Hartley, Kristy Langlinais, Kristen Armstrong, Maria Rachal, Jacob Broussard, Kacie Breaux, and Peyton Hargrave.

Eight students, including two from Vermilion Parish, will be honored during Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association’s Outstanding Graduate

Abbeville man captures big snapping turtle

Victor Senegal holds a large alligator snapping turtle he wrestled with and then loaded into the back of his truck.

Victor J. Senegal is no stranger to catching turtles.
“I work in the cane fields, and I find turtles all of the time,” Senegal said. “I found one the other day.”

Counterfeit bills surfacing in Kaplan

Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams reports the police department has been receiving numerous calls in the last two weeks due to complaints of counterfeit money

Vermilion has four 4-Hall of Fame inductees

Twelve new members of the 4-H Hall of Fame were installed May 10 at the Louisiana 4-H Museum in Mansura. The inductees are, left to right, front row, Madge Borne of Jefferson Parish, Randy Stutes of Vermilion Parish, Carolyn Lang of Winn Parish, James “Jake” Abadie of Iberia Parish, Terril Faul, State 4-H Office; Pete Miranda of Iberville Parish; back row, l-r, Sue Butler of Concordia Parish, Karen Broussard of Vermilion Parish for her late husband Johnny Broussard; Ann Langlinais of Vermilion Parish, Lynn Farrar of Caddo Parish, Judia Lacombe of Acadia Parish and Sandra Brumley of Caddo Parish. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)

MANSURA, La. – Three Vermilion Parish residents were honored on May 10 for their work with youth as the newest inductees into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame.

Erath to honor jockey

In 2010, Randy Romero was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame.

ERATH - The town of Erath is honoring one of its own by letting the world know it has a famous jockey from its town.



Kaplan’s Grant Frick runs up the sideline chased by Ashton Greene (32) and Bradley Davis (8) during the Pirates’ 22-14 win Friday night.

The ninth straight victory for the Russo Trophy did not come easy for the Kaplan Pirates Friday night.


Tabatha Broussard and Joshua Trahan

Miss Tabatha Broussard of Maurice, and Mr. Joshua Trahan of Kaplan, are announcing their engagement and plans to marry.


Merline T. Broussard, Ph.D., 78, passed away October 28, 2014, after a brief illness. Dr. Broussard is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Earle J. Broussard and one son, Brian M.

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