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Marcelo Davis fills up boxes with food and hands them to the residents outside of the Christian Service Center.

Christian Service Center in Abbeville still serving food

There is good news coming out of the Christian Service Center in Abbeville.
The Christian Service Center at 701 Chevis Street, is serving bagged meals and providing food from its pantry.
Next week, the Christian Service Center will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.
The pantry will be open again Friday from 9 a.m. until noon.
The Christian Service Center served bagged meals with sandwiches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Even with all of the recent parish layoffs this week, the amount served has remained about the same.

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Parents can pick up lunches and breakfast for their children, starting Wednesday.

Vermilion Parish School Board to offer 'grab-and-go' meals to all students of Vermilion Parish

Beginning Wednesday, the Vermilion Parish School Board will be offering grab-and-go meals from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on weekdays.
Each child will receive a lunch meal and  a breakfast meal for the next morning. 
There is no registration required. No identification is needed. 
There is no cost to receive the meals. Any child age 18 and under may come to get the meals. This does include students, siblings, friends, family members, toddlers, and those who attend private or parochial schools. 
The child must be present to receive the meal, no exceptions. 

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Gov. Edwards closes bars, casinoes, movie theaters due to virus

BATON ROUGE — On Monday, Gov. John Bel Edwards took additional significant measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana, further limiting the size of gatherings to fewer than 50 people, closing casinos, bars and movie theaters and limiting restaurants to delivery, take out and drive-through orders only.
These changes are effective statewide at midnight. Operations may be able to resume on April 13, however, the situation will be reevaluated seven days prior. In Louisiana, there are 132 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two people have died.

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Kiwanis member Andrew Dozier tells North Vermilion Middle School Principal Joan Romero she was nominated for Middle School Principal of the Year.

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Erath Middle School teacher Joni Hebert learns she is a middle school teacher of the year nominee.

Educators learn they are top three finalist for Kiwanian Educators of the Year Award

Some tears of joy were shed when they learned they were selected as a top-three nominee for the first-ever Kiwanis Educator Award.
Tuesday morning, a group of volunteers from the Kiwanis Club and area businesses went to different schools in the parish pinning the top three nominees. The teachers, support staff and principals were unaware of what was happening when a group of strangers walked into their classroom or office.
Interim superintendent Brad Prudhomme attended every pinning with the Kiwanis Club and individually graduated each nominee.

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