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Breaux’s Grocery sits along Hwy. 699 in Leroy.

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Otis Breaux, first at left, opened the grocery store in 1944.

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Leonard Breaux is the son of Otis Breaux. Leonard now owns the store and goes to work in the store every day.

Breaux’s Grocery operating for 73 years in Vermilion Parish community

LEROY — Breaux’s Grocery is tucked under a canopy of tall trees in the small community of Leroy on LA Hwy. 699.
Across the street is the Catholic Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help. There’s a bench on the small porch where patrons can sit back to drink a cup of fresh coffee.
To the left of the door is an improvised community bulletin board. Cards and signs advertise fresh eggs for sale, pecan cracking and shaking, and lawn care.

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Tropical Storm Cindy projected to make landfall near Texas-Louisiana line early Thursday

Tropical Storm Cindy has sustained winds of 60 mph as it moves northwest across the Gulf of Mexico.
Landfall projections bring it to the Texas-Louisiana state line by early Thursday morning, but we will see impacts before then. A tropical storm warning and a flash flood watch is in effect for our entire region.

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Ray Clark, a city worker, was busy stacking sand bags in Abbeville’s city barn.

Sand bags available in Vermilion Parish

Sand bags are available throughout Vermilion Parish in preparation for the tropical storm.
The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has sand and bags available at the following locations:
• Public Works Barn located at 2211 Leonie St. in Abbeville
• Area 1 Barn, 13115 Mack Switch Road in Erath
• Area 2 Barn, 12002 Calvin Lebeouf Road in Abbeville
• Area 3 Barn, 29429 Veterans Memorial Dr. in Gueydan
• Area 4 Barn, 13531 Gladu Rd. in Kaplan
You must bring your own shovel.
The City of Abbeville has sandbags available



Vermilion Today

Abbeville Meridional

318 N. Main St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: 337-893-4223
Fax: 337-898-9022

The Kaplan Herald

219 North Cushing Avenue
Kaplan, LA 70548

The Gueydan Journal

311 Main Street
Gueydan, LA 70542