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Ryan Romero, Kyle Boudreaux, Bryon Letchworth, Eric Savoy, D.J. Brasseaux, Seth Demette, Kody Bodian, Devan Mouton, Cody Venable and Spencer Poirier were part of the linemen crew who went to Florida to restore power after Hurrican Irma’s destruction.

Local lineman returns from Florida after helping restore power

A Kaplan man was one of the thousands of crews from throughout the country who was recently deployed to Florida to help restore power to a portion of the state without electricty after Hurricane Irma.
Irma’s storm surges and hurricane winds had a catastrophic impact on some parts of Florida. So much so, that linemen crews from all corners of the country were there helping to restore power to the millions without it.
Seth Demette, a lineman for 11 years who works with LUS, was among the 18 crew member team sent to Tallahassee, Florida to give a helping hand.

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Delcambre Homecoming Court

The Delcambre High School Homecoming court(left to right) - Top row: Natalie Duhon, Camille Duhon, Shelby Hebert and Meghan Burney; Middle row: Samantha Duhon, Karlie Crochet, Taylor Nguyen and Fatima Tello; Bottom row: Claire Olivier, Hannah Bassett and Bailey Viator. Several events are scheduled for Friday. The Open House at Delcambre High School from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Pep Rally at Delcambre High School stadium starting at 2 p.m. The Alumni Tea is in Delcambre High School’s gym starting at 5 p.m. The presentation of the homecoming court will be before the game at 6:20 p.m.

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Lt. Col. Desormeaux

Lt. Col. Desormeaux named Grand Marshal of Cattle Festival Parade

Lt. Col. Scott J. Desormeaux will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 69th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival’s Grand Parade.
The Louisiana Cattle Festival will be held Oct. 13 through Oct. 15 in Abbeville. The Parade will begin at 1 p.m. in Abbeville.
Lt. Col. Desormeaux started his military career as an enlisted infantryman in the United States Marine Corps. He was commissioned as an officer into the Army through the Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) ROTC program in 1994.

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Blue Bouillion is the Cattleman of the Year.

Boullion named Cattleman of the Year

Blue Boullion of Kaplan is the 2017 Cattle Festival Cattleman of the Year.
The 69th Louisiana Cattle Festival will take place Oct. 13-15 in downtown Abbeville.
Boullion will be among those recognized at this year’s Honoree Banquet at Magdalen Place in Abbeville, Thursday evening, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. Tickets are available, for $15 each, from any festival member or by calling (337) 652-0646.

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Derrick Mitchell indicted for death of Paul Rice

Derrick Mitchell has been indicted for the death of Paul Rice.
A Grand Jury indicted Mitchell on Monday for first-degree murder. Mitchell is accused of shooting and killing Rice on July 5, 2012. Rice was shot at the corner of Bailey Street and Felicity Street in Abbeville.
According to a warrant, Mitchell is currently being held in the LaSalle Parish Jail. Mitchell had previously been indicted on two other shooting deaths in Abbeville.



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