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Mark Suire had be quarantined from his family, Ashlyn Grossie and their two-month child, Anlee.

Abbeville native Mark Suire has a different perspective on life after virus

Mark Suire was looking forward to the springtime.
He was beginning his fifth season as the softball coach at Centenary College in Shreveport, and he became the proud father of a two-month-old baby. But then the coronavirus pandemic arrived and turned his life upside down.
Softball season was canceled, which turned into a positive thing because it meant more time to spend with his daughter, Anlee, and his girlfriend Ashlyn Grossie, who is from Delcambre. The three had time to bond until one morning when Suire awoke to feel sick.

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Senior Highlight: Erath High' Dax Hoffpauir

What are your plans after high school?

1. My current plan after high school is to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and major in Mechanical Engineering.

Who is/was your favorite teacher, why?

2. My favorite teacher is Mrs. Ann Lori because she always did a great job at explaining lessons and always helped if someone needed it.

Who has had the greatest influence on you, why?

3. One person who has had a great influence on me is Coach P because he is always pushing others to improve and succeed.

What is your favorite movie?

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Vermilion Parish School district has learning plan for rest of the year

Recently, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year.
“We know this is a challenging time for our community,” said Interim parish Superintendent Brad Pruhomme. “Structure and routines can be helpful to maintain some sense of normalcy during an uncertain time. In an effort to support our families and students during this extended school closure, our central office staff and school leaders have collaborated to develop a Continuous Learning Plan for our district.”

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Thousands would line up to watch the Cattle Festival Parade on Charity Street in Abbeville.

Cattle Festival canceled

With all that goes into preparing for a festival, coupled with the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many festival organizers around the state are in evaluation mode.
A decision on a long-standing Vermilion Parish tradition that is held each year in Abbeville has already been made.
Louisiana Cattle Festival President Francis Plaisance announced Thursday morning that the 72nd Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival would be not be held in its regularly scheduled time in October.



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