Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period in Vermilion Parish underway

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages America’s farmers and ranchers to nominate candidates to lead, serve and represent their community on their local county committee.
According to USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Vermilion County Executive Director Larry Thibodeaux, FSA is currently accepting nominations for county committee members beginning Friday, June 15, 2018.

Councilman Francis Plaisance (right) presents Tony Mayard with a key to the City of Abbeville.

Mayard receives Key to City of Abbeville for contributions to art

Tony Mayard was honored in a special way on June 7, at a Vermilion Arts Council event for his 20-plus years of volunteer and philanthropic service to the Vermilion Arts Council and Abbeville as a whole.
Recently retired from his role as President of the Arts Council and his position as curator of the Alliance Center, Mayard was surprised by his colleagues and friends when the new president Megan Bertrand unveiled a new sign for the Alliance Center dedicating the gallery space as the new Tony Mayard Exhibition Gallery.

Mary Grace Sherlock, president-elect of the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is interviewed at the State of the Coast Conference in New Orleans.

UL Lafayette civil engineering students cited for coastal restoration efforts

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter recently earned a stewardship award from the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.
The award recognizes work related to preserving Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. UL Lafayette’s ASCE chapter was recognized last month at the coalition’s State of the Coast Conference in New Orleans.
The yearly awards observe “outstanding commitment to the coast” and “significant contributions to the restoration and conservation of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands,” according to a press release.

Rural bars may be next to be banned from smoking

It was only a matter of time until the Vermilion Parish Police Jury began looking at creating the same no smoking in bars ordinance that the city of Abbeville recently adopted.
At Wednesday night’s police jury committee meeting, police jury administrator Keith Roy introduced the idea at the committee meeting.
Roy informed the jurors that he is bringing up the idea of not allowing rural bars to allow smoking because police juror Wayne Touchet approached him about the idea.
Touchet was not able to attend the meeting because he was out of town.


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