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School Board President Jean Broussard, (left,standing) resigned as a school board member during Wednesday's meeting.

Vermilion Parish School Board President suddenly resigns

After a 2 1/2 hour Vermilion Parish School Board meeting, school board president Jean Broussard ended the meeting with a bombshell.
He told the school board members, superintendent Jerome Puyau and the audience that he is resigning as a school member immediately.
“I decided two weeks ago to write a letter to the Secretary of State to resign as a school board member,” said Broussard during the meeting.
He explained he would resign as soon as the secretary of state received his letter of resignation.

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Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries now accepting bids for alligator hunting

May 8, 2019 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting bids for alligator hunting on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) properties and state wildlife refuges for the 2019-2021 alligator harvest seasons. Applications will be accepted until bid opening at 10 a.m. on June 21 at the LDWF Lafayette Field Office, 200 Dulles Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506.

Eligible alligator hunters are chosen through a bid system every three years on selected WMA/Refuge/USACE properties.

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AG Jeff Landry Announces Recently Recalled Children’s Products

Attorney General Jeff Landry: Louisiana Department of Justice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 08, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – As part of his efforts to make Louisiana a safer state for all citizens, Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning Louisiana parents and guardians to take note of several child products that have been recently recalled.

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Former North Vermilion slugger named hitter of the week in the Southland Conference

FRISCO, Texas—McNeese freshman outfielder Kaylee Lopez has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.
Lopez, a native of Indian Bayou, helped McNeese to its regular series sweep over Lamar over the weekend.
The rookie was 6 for 11 at the plate with a .545 batting average along with five RBI one double, two stolen bases and scored one run.
Lopez did most of her damage in Friday’s doubleheader where she opened the series going 3 for 4 with a double, two stolen bases and three RBI.

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Vice President Mike Pence is surrounded by parishioners and the pastors of the churches that burned.

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Two pastors listen to Vice President Mike Pence speak.

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Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Lafayette on Air Force Two around noon on Friday.

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Vice President Mike Pence gets off of Air Force Two.

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Vice President Mike Pence holds a baby in the crowd at the airport.

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Vice President Pence arrives to the back of the church walking with the pastors.

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The vice president shakes the hands of parishioners at the burnt church.

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There is still plenty of work that needs to be done at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Parishioners encouraged by Vice President Pence's visit

OPELOUSAS - Sancha Noel Smith said only good could happen by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence meeting and visiting with parishioners of three churches that burnt in March and April near Opelousas.
Smith was one of a handful of parishioners who met with Vice President Pence on Friday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church near Opelousas. The Baptist Church was one of three community churches that was set on fire and burned.

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