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Robert Vincent was a big supporter of Kathleen Blanco.

Remembering Louisiana’s first female governor

Former Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Louisiana’s first female Governor, has died at the age of 76.
Governor Blanco will lie in state at Louisiana’s State Capitol in the coming days. The Governor’s office will release details soon.
Gov. Blanco made her presence known in Vermilion Parish. Erath Alderman Robert Vincent remembers Blanco.

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The police jury is considering improve the starting pay of a grab truck driver from $12 an hour to $15 an hour. With 10 hours a week overtime allowed, a new grab truck driver can earn $43,000 a year.

Pickup Problem

The mayors of the two largest cities in Vermilion Parish attended a Vermilion Parish Policy Jury committee meeting to complain about the way the police jury is picking up trash in their cities.
Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza and Kaplan Mayor Mike Kloesel spoke to the police jury about the garbage pick up. Also in the audience was Erath Mayor Taylor Mencacci.
As a result of their verbal complaints, police jury grab truck drivers, and dumpster truck drivers, who will make less than $15 per hour, will be getting a raise.

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The intersection of Lafayette Street and South Louisiana Street has had drainage issues for many years. The city will be making improvements in that area after receiving capital outlay funds from the state.

Drainage improvements coming to parts of Abbeville

Here’s some good news. 
Long-awaited capital outlay funds from the state have finally come through for the City of Abbeville. These are funds that will help cover the cost of four drainage projects in the city.
The total cost of the projects will be $500,000. The city will receive $375,000 from the state, with the city covering the remaining $125,000.
“You can’t say enough about the positive impact this is going to have for so many people,” Councilman Brady Broussard Jr. said during the Council meeting on Aug 6. “This is fantastic for our city.”

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Gulf Coast Bank Supports Miles Perret Cancer Services “Games of Acadiana”

Gulf Coast Bank gives back to many local non-profit organizations and schools. “Our employees make it a priority to come together throughout the year to donate, fundraise, and volunteer for many of the causes that make the community we serve a better place,” said Megan Broussard, Gulf Coast Bank Marketing Coordinator.
The most recent internal fundraiser at the Bank benefited Miles Perret Cancer Services, in honor of their event taking place this Saturday, August 17th, The Games of Acadiana, which Gulf Coast Bank will also be volunteering for.

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Mike Hebert presents a donation check to Hospice of Acaidana’s Kacee Thompson.

Gulf Coast Bank continues support of Hospice of Acadiana

Gulf Coast Bank has been a supporter of Hospice of Acadiana for many years.
Hospice of Acadiana remains the only non-profit hospice in our area. They have the longest record of continuous service of any hospice in Louisiana, and since their inception, they have served over 24,000 patients and their families.
Mike Hebert, Gulf Coast Bank Investment Executive, and Hospice of Acadiana Board Member, presented Gulf Coast Bank’s donation to Kacee Thompson, Hospice of Acadiana Foundation Director.

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