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Donation jars are set up a various businesses in the parish.

Donations help drive efforts for Animal Aid for Vermilion Area

Animal Aid for Vermilion Area (AAVA) took over an important role three years ago when the Vermilion Parish Police Jury appointed the group as the only animal rescue to remove animals from the parish facility.
Since that time, the volunteers of AAVA have spent incalculable hours interviewing interested adopters, developing relationships with local and out-of-state rescues and networking each animal.

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Erath High’s Payne Touchet (second from left) is the Kiwanis Student of the Month. Kiwnais President Ross Comeaux presents Touchet with a certificate. Also taking part in the presentation are Touchet’s mother, Theresa, and Kiwanis members Troy Frederick and Andrew Dozier.

Erath High’s Payne Touchet named Abbeville Kiwanis Student of Month

Payne Touchet is not going to talk anyone’s ear off, as he describes himself as a man of few words.
Touchet allows his actions to speak louder than any amount of words. And the Erath High senior has plenty of positive actions. He had an opportunity to literally speak about himself Tuesday afternoon as the Abbeville Kiwanis Club honored Touchet as its November Student of the Month.
“Thank you for having me,” Touchet said. “I am enjoying my senior year, though it is going by faster than expected.”

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Gueydan High celebrated its “A” score during a rally Tuesday afternoon.

Gueydan now ‘A’ school

Gueydan High School can boast it is now an A school based on the state’s performance scores released on Tuesday.
The state has a list of scores for combination high schools, which are high schools and middle schools together.
Gueydan High School, which is a middle school and high school, had a performance score of 106.1 and an A grade. It is now ranked as the No. 14th best combination pulic school in the state.
Gueydan High moved up 10 performance points from a year ago.
Gueydan Principal Brandy Broussard is proud of the school and community.

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Louisiana to launch Interactive online tool to help families find, evaluate schools, child care centers

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Education today announced the creation of the Louisiana School Finder, an interactive online tool designed to help families more easily locate and evaluate schools and child care centers across the state. The tool, which hosts detailed information about each site's offerings and academic performance, will be unveiled November 7 with the release of the annual school performance scores and the first-ever early childhood performance profiles.

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Maurice will temporarily stop issuing new permits for residential developments

MAURICE —Growth in the Village of Maurice during the past few years has been rapid, to say the least.
Numerous developments have brought hundreds of new homes to Maurice, with many still in the works.
While acknowledging that the growth has been a good thing, Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot said the time is now to ensure that too much growth does not become overwhelming for the village’s infrastructure.
Theriot recommended during the Board of Aldermen meeting on Oct. 17 that a temporary stop be put on permits for new residential developments.

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