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Cecil Picard Elementary at Maurice.

Vermilion Parish School Board wants to buy two acres of land in Maurice

MAURICE — The Vermilion Parish School Board’s Properties’ Committee agreed to purchase two acres of land next to Cecil Picard Elementary in Maurice.
School board member Chris Gautreaux brought up the buying of the land and explained that the school is landlocked and land for sale near the elementary school does not come up for sale too often.
The appraised price for the two acres (2.075 acres to be exact) is $72,000 or about $36,000 an acre.

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Zachary Broussard and Erath Middle School Principal Wendy Stoute.

Erath Middle’s Zachary Broussard student named finalist for ‘La. State Student of the Year’

Zachary Broussard was named a finalist in the Louisiana Students of the Year Program.
He is to be commended for his accomplishments both at school and in the community. He has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and community involvement while maintaining high academic scores and participating in numerous extra-curricular activities.
Zack, along with six other finalists in the state of Louisiana, will compete during a day long program on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Department of Education in Baton Rouge.

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Pavilion I at Comeaux Park will be getting a face lift thanks to the money raised by the Rotary Club.

Abbeville Rotary Club fundraiser to help build splash pad at Comeaux Park

Over the last six years, “The St. Pat’s Comedy For A Cause” fundraiser has helped the city of Abbeville.
The event, which is taking place Saturday, has raised more than $120,000 and donated the money back into Abbeville.
Over the last six years, the money has been used to build a skate board park at Comeaux Park, buy Herod Elementary playground equipment and remodeled the Christian Service Center.
The Rotary’s next big project is to construct a splash pad at Comeaux Park and remodel the pavilion next to the skate park.

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erry Gaspard said he had great inspiration to write his book.

Gaspard shares stories, inspiration with new book

Jerry Gaspard, author of the book “Truth That Brings Peace, Love, Joy and Hope” grew up in a small town in ‘Cajun Country’. Being raised in your typical south Louisiana home, he credits his passion for gardening on being brought up on a cattle farm and growing their food.
In high school, Gaspard played sports which included baseball, basketball and track. His hobbies today rarely differ from his earlier years, such as watching LSU baseball, softball and football, the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and the New York Yankees.

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There was insulation scattered all over the floor inside the complex.

Kaplan youth batting complex closed due to vandalism

KAPLAN — The Kaplan Youth Athletic Association indoor batting cages are closed because of vandalism inside of the complex.
Last week, league president Bart Baudoin made the decision to shut it down after seeing the vandalism inside.
Baudoin said he is hoping that by closing the doors, someone will come forward.
The complex has a number combo lock and if you have the number, you can use the facility anytime.
Baudoin made a post on KYAA’s Facebook page in regards to the damage: “It truly boggles my mind that individuals just do not care about things.

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