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.

LaPolitics Notebook

Jeremy Alford

Major State Tax Study Taking Shape

New Kaplan Judge

Newly sworn in Judge Stanton Hardee is being robed by his mother, Linda Hardee during the swearing in ceremonies held in the O.H. Deshotels courtroom at the Kaplan City Court.

By Judy T. Mire

Vermilion Parish residents those named Louisiana Master Farmers

(Photo by Bruce Schultz)
Nine new Louisiana Master Farmers were presented certificates on Jan. 13 at a meeting, of the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts. From left to right are Ernest Girouard, coordinator, of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program; Master Farmer Cody Gregory, of Morehouse Parish; Master Farmer Brett Chiasson, of St. Charles Parish; Master Farmer James Wagley, of Natchitoches Parish; Brent Robbins, deputy commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry; Master Farmer John-Louis Harrison, of West Baton Rouge Parish; Kevin Norton, of Natural Resources Conservation Service; Master Farmer Alan Hebert, of Jefferson Davis Parish; Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture; and Master Farmer William J. Husband, of Vermilion Parish. Not pictured are Master Farmers Paul Ratliff, of West Carroll Parish; James Marsalis, of Claiborne Parish; and John Hensgens, of Calcasieu Parish.

BATON ROUGE – Nine individuals were recognized Tuesday (Jan.

Child porn charge added to Abbeville High School teacher

Nick Willis was booked into the Vermilion Parish jail on Tuesday.

After being arrested and charged with one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. last week, a new charge has been added to Abbeville High School science teacher Nick Willis.

North Vermilion’s Graham named Kiwanis Club ‘Student of the Month’

Kiwanis Club member Anita Chaisson (far left) and Kiwanis President Mike Hardy (far right) present the Student of the Month sign to North Vermilion’s Lunden Graham. North Vermilion Principal Tommy Byler joined Graham as she talked during the meeting.

Success for most student athletes comes when the right balance is found between academics and sports.



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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