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From left to right: Glenn Suire, MCL Lt. Dronet Detachment Sr. Vice Commandant; Jason Patout, Gulf Coast Bank Vice President; Paul Mire, MCL Lt. Dronet Detachment Commandant; Lana Fontenot, SLCC Foundation Executive Director; Thomas B. Thompson, MCL Lt. Dronet Detachment Adjutant/Paymaster; Paul Patout, Gulf Coast Bank President & CEO; Morgen Landry, SLCC Development Officer; Bill McKee II, MCL Lt. Dronet Detachment Chaplain.

Gulf Coast Bank, local Marine Corps League partner to provide SLCC Scholarship to Vermilion Parish studen

The Lt. Dronet Detachment Marine Corps League and Gulf Coast Bank Scholarship is awarded to one full-time high-achieving high school graduate from Vermilion parish to attend SLCC’s Abbeville campus. The scholarship is awarded in the amount of $1,000 with installments of $500 per semester.
The Lt. Dronet Detachment Marine Corps League and Gulf Coast Bank Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester beginning in August and Spring semester beginning in January. The scholarship was created in 2013 and is awarded annually.

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Jeremy Alford

Battle of the PACs begins at Capitol

An “armed and ready,” Louisiana-based super PAC called Truth In Politics started taking aim at Gov. John Bel Edwards last week not long after lawmakers convened their spring regular session.
With startup funding from a group of well-connected donors like Cajun Industries founder Lane Grigsby and a fundraising operation being headed up by Allee Bautsch, who helped build the campaign war chests of former Gov. Bobby Jindal, the group will operate under a large umbrella that will include 501(c)3, 501(c)4 and 527 structures.
Media consultants have already been hired as well.

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Vehicle hits bicycle rider in Abbeville Tuesday afternoon; rider transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

On the afternoon of April 18, at approximately 12:40 p.m., the Abbeville Police Department responded to the report of a vehicle and bicycle crash which occurred on Veteran’s Memorial Drive near the Abbeville Post Office.
Upon the officers’ arrival, they found that a vehicle entering Veteran’s Memorial Drive from Didier Street, stuck a pedestrian who was walking his bicycle towards Didier Street from the turn lane of Veteran’s Memorial Drive.

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Free event for job seekers Wednesday morning at Abbeville High

For the second year in a row, employers in the area have an opportunity to fill open positions with Vermilion Parish talent.
The Vermilion Parish Job Fair will open at 9 a.m. this Wednesday, April 19, at Abbeville High School. Job seekers will have four hours to meet with businesses from around the region. There is no charge for the event.
The event is being conducted by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, the Vermilion Economic Development Alliance (VEDA) and other partners.

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Driven to help her 13-year-old brother Gage Ritchey, who has Duchenne Muscular
Dystrophy, Angelica David has helped raise funds for MDA.

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Erath Middle Assistant Principal Marlene Primeaux presents a donation to Angelica David that will go to the MDA.

Sister helping brother

ERATH — For nearly the last 10 years, Angelica David has put a great deal of energy into raising money.
“Throughout the years,” David said, “I have raised around $35,000.”
She has raised every penny with her 13-year-old brother Gage Ritchey first and foremost on her mind. Doctors diagnosed Ritchey, an eighth grader a Erath Middle School, with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy when he was four years old.
“All proceeds go straight to research to help find a cure for this life threatening disease,” David said.



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