Rhonda Venissat, the mother of Kaitlin, walks around with a carved piece of wood with a picture of her daughter.

GUEYDAN - Kaitlin Elizabeth Venissat was what some considered the perfect child. Her mother Rhonda Leger Venissat would agree. “She is the perfect kid,” said Rhonda on Sunday night. “I loved her personality, because she could laugh at herself. That meant a lot to me.”

The inside of the new North Vermilion Middle School gym.

LEROY - The way it looks, North Vermilion Middle School will not be 100 percent complete until next year.

Money and drugs found during a drug bust by the Sheriff's Narcotics Unit.

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Rhonda Venissat, the mother of Kaitlin, walks around with a carved piece of wood with a picture of her daughter.

The inside of the new North Vermilion Middle School gym.

Money and drugs found during a drug bust by the Sheriff's Narcotics Unit.

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Vermilion Parish Police Jury has budget concerns for 2015

Andrew Granger of the LSU Ag Center talks to the Police Jury about a new building for the Ag Center.

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury learned it did not have enough money to fund the 2015 budget requests from other government agencies that the police jury supports.

Knights of Columbus has coat drive in Abbeville

Just in time for the cold weather, the Knights of Columbus Council 2281 recently had a coat drive at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville. The council picked up 140 coats.

New Vermilion Parish economic director is an Abbeville native

Signing her contract as the new executive director of the Vermilion Parish Economic Development District is Anne Falgout (sitting, center). She was hired this week by the Economic Development District Hiring Board. Members of hiring board in the picture are (sitting, left to right) Ben Rivera, Falgout and Darin Desormeaux. (standing, left to right are) Richard Guilbeaux, Shari Cormier, the Economic Development assistant), Pat Rost, Paul Bourgeois, Kirk Frith, and Gale Smith.

The newly created Vermilion Parish Economic Development Board went national in its search for a new executive director. After a long search, they hired an Abbeville native.

Vermilion Parish teacher wins technology award

Sheri LeBlanc Young

Recently it was announced that Sheri LeBlanc Young, a Pre K teacher at Dozier Elementary won the Region IV LACUE (Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators) Early Childhood Education Award.

Truck Driver to Tank Operator

Lee Louis Bernard remembers driving his Sherman Tank on the beaches of Normandy during the D-Day Invasion.

ERATH — There were 50,000 Sherman Tanks destroyed in World War II. The good news for Lee Louis Bernard was that he was never driving one of those tanks.

Blanco to be honored as Living Legend

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Andy Perrin, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Acadian Museum, stated that the Acadian Museum will honor former Gov. Kathleen

Consent form sent to parents about TOPS

The Vermilion Parish School Board Office is letting parents know to be on the look out for a consent form and letter explaining new procedures that school districts have to follow in order to relea

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Sports

St. Thomas More Linear Girls Shootout

Tuesday's Games

9:30 a.m. - UMS-Wright vs. Northside

9:30 a.m. - Teurlings vs. Barbe

11 a.m. - UMS-Wright vs. Opelousas

Lifestyle

Zuri Lee Sellers
A daughter, Zuri Lee Sellers, was born Monday, November 3, 2014, at Abbeville General Hospital, to Amber Paige Sellers from Abbeville.

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