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School Board member Kibbie Pillette (left) wants to know why Superintended Jerome Puyau is still showing up for work after being put on leave almost three month ago. Next to him is board member Jason Roy.

Pillette rants about Puyau showing up for work

In a special school board meeting that was called on Tuesday, school board member Kibbie Pillette closed the meeting with a rant about why Superintendent Jerome Puyau is still going to work when the board voted to put him on paid leave.
Back in August, the school board voted to put Puyau on paid leave while an outside law firm investigates Puyau.
That law firm has been investigating Puyau since August, and Puyau has not missed a day of work since being told not to go to work or speak to school employees.

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Jason Harrington, music teacher with the Vermilion Parish School System, teaches students how to play the fiddle. It was made possible thanks to the Al Berard Memorial Fund.

Al Berard Memorial Fund Kicks Off Annual Fundraising Campaign

Al Berard Memorial Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), launched its annual fundraising campaign for 2019.
There are a variety of sponsorship levels that range from $2500 to $250. All donations to the Al Berard Memorial Fund are tax deductible and should be made before December 31. You can view the sponsorship levels and descriptions online at

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Capt. Drew David shows how the box works.

‘Drop Box’ now option to dispose of unused medication

For the past several years the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department has taken part in the DEA’s drug take back program.
This program was conducted twice a year and allowed persons from around the parish to bring in unused prescription medication to be disposed of in the proper manner, at no cost to them.

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National Weather Service tracking Tropical Depression 17 in Gulf

The National Weather Service has declared the system over the west central Gulf as Tropical Depression 17 this morning.
An aircraft will investigate this system early this afternoon. While there is a chance of this depression becoming a tropical storm (next name: Olga), it would likely only remain a tropical storm for just a few hours. It is forecasted to merge with a cold front and move into south central Louisiana by this evening. No tropical storms warnings are expected across our area.



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