Kenneth Paul Shergold

Ville Platte man accused of beating elderly disabled veteran

OPELOUSAS — A 29-year-old Ville Platte man has been arrested and accused of striking an elderly disabled veteran with a tire iron at a Nuba gas station on Valentine’s Day.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said Kenneth Paul Shergold, of the 200 block of Freddie Dunn Road, Ville Platte, was charged on Wednesday with one count of simple battery to the infirm and one count of aggravated second-degree battery.

For years, the old post office building has sat empty. It is owned by the Vermilion Parish School Board.

What to do with building?

The appraisal for the old Abbeville post office building was completed and it states the downtown building holds a $250,000 price tag. The next question is, “What to do with the building?”
School Board members were in different corners on whether to keep the building for proper use or sell the building for good profit. The building was given to the School Board by the Broussard family in Abbeville. It has sat empty for years.
School Board attorney Kathy Boudreaux presented information about the sale of the building and a timeline on when it should happen.

Kiwanis President Mike Hardy presents Reed Renfrow with the Student of the Month sign.

Kaplan High’s Renfrow named Kiwanis Student of the Month

When Reed Renfrow sets a goal for himself, don’t bet against him working hard to achieve that goal.
Renfrow, now a senior at Kaplan High, fell in love with Baylor University as a middle school student. He would wear hooded sweatshirts with the logo of the Waco, Texas school.
“People would tell me that I could never get in,” Renfrow said.
He did.

Members of Link Des Pink at their annual golf tournament fundraiser.

Links Des Pink looking to grow

On Tuesday, February 19, Links Des Pink Cancer Organization will hold an open house at the Vermilion Parish Library in hopes of gaining new volunteers as well as donations.
Founded in 2007, the Links des Pink Cancer Organization became the very first non-profit cancer awareness and support organization in Vermilion Parish. The organization began with only a few dedicated individuals who united with one another for a better cause; to help those going through cancer and organizations trying to stop cancer.


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