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Vermilion Parish School Board has yet to interview three superintendent candidates

The Vermilion Parish School Board will decide if they want to interview or not interview the three candidates who applied for the open superintendent position.
The meeting, tonight, begins at 6 o’clock in the Charles Campbell Annex Building at Central Office.
One of the first things on the agenda is to decide to interview the three candidates or not interview. If they vote not to interview the candidates, they can move forward and vote on naming a new superintendent if it is on the agenda.

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Maurice City Hall

Maurice City Hall will reopen on Thursday

MAURICE — The lobby for the Village of Maurice City Hall will reopen on Thursday Aug. 6.
“Our operations will be limited due to COVID-19 impact,” Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot said, “so we ask everybody’s understanding and cooperation.”
Maurice City Hall closed on July 27 due to possible COVID-19 exposure.
“We ask for your prayers for our employees and families who are/were affected by this virus,” Theriot said.
Theriot reminds those who need to visit city hall, or anywhere in public, to follow guidelines from Gov. John Bel Edwards’ current Phase II order.

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Lower Vermilion River Watershed Plan Public Scoping Meeting Thursday, August 6; Register today

Vermilion Soil & Water Conservation District, along with partner agencies, is hosting a virtual public scoping webinar to explain the Alternative studies and environmental assessment to be included in the Lower Vermilion River Watershed Plan. The public is encouraged to participate in the online Public Scoping Webinar to view alternatives, ask questions and offer comments.

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Rayne man sentenced, has to pay $85,000 for killing whooping crane

LAFAYETTE — A Rayne man was sentenced in federal court in connection with the killing and transporting of a federally protected and endangered whooping Crane.
Kaenon A. Constantin, 28, was sentenced on July 30 to five years of probation, according to United States Attorney David C. Joseph.
During his period of probation, Constantin must complete 360 hours of community service related to wildlife conservation. Also as part of the sentence, Constantin’s hunting privileges have been suspended until he completes the community service.

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This is one of 22 aluminum handwashing stations built by DeHart Shipyard.

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Elementary students at Leblanc Elementary will first wash their hands when they arrive at school. The new hand washer is set up right at the entrance of the school.

DeHart Shipyard builds handwashing stations for public schools in Vermilion

DeHart Shipyard is known for building boats. For the last two weeks the Abbeville company has been busy building 22 hand washing stations for public schools in Vermilion Parish.
The stations range in size from eight feet long to five feet long.
Tony Romero oversaw the project at the DeHart Shipyard, located on the Vermilion River.
“This was a good project for us,” said Romero. “They turned out nice.”
Romero said they made each station out of aluminum because it was cheaper and lighter than stainless steel.”
To build one took an average of three hours.

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