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Bryan Maggard is the new AD at UL.

UL hires Dr. Maggard as its new athletic director

LAFAYETTE – Dr. Bryan Maggard, who spent the past 21 years in athletics administration at the University of Missouri, was officially introduced on Wednesday as Director of Athletics for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
The hiring of Maggard, a native of Dexter, Kan., and Executive Associate Athletic Director at Mizzou, is subject to approval by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors.

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Reilly Boling of Erath High 4-H Club was selected as Overall Champion Beef Showman. Presenting her award is Sydnee Gaspard, 2017 Vermilion Parish Cattlemen’s Queen. The award is sponsored by Blaine Dugas and family and Joey, Michelle, Dilan and Paige Comeaux in memory of Denise Lene Gastal. Denise was a huge supporter of the 4-H beef program for many years.

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Sydnee Gaspard of Kaplan High 4-H showed the Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Commercial Heifer at the 43rd Annual Vermilion 4-H Livestock Show and Sale held January 27-28 at the Cecil McCrory Exhibit Building in Abbeville.

Winners announced for 2017 Vermilion Parish 4-H Junior Livestock Show & Sale

The 43rd Annual Vermilion Parish 4-H Livestock Show and Sale was a great success. It involved 193 young people who exhibited over 277 head of livestock (beef, sheep, goats, dairy, and swine) and 94 poultry entries. This event is organized by the LSU AgCenter Extension Service and was held January 27-28, at the Cecil McCrory Exhibit Building in Abbeville. A large crowd was on hand to witness the skills of these 4-H’ers and to view the extensive exhibition of the highest quality stock in Vermilion Parish.

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Replacing the plywood on the floor were John Listi (left), and Rotarians Chris Duhon, Jules Hebert, Mark Shirley and Jerome Puyau.

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Building a room were Rotarians Rob Roy, Jerome Puyau and Jean Broussard (middle).

Abbeville Rotary Club makes repairs at the Christian Service Center Soup Kitchen

On Saturday, a group of Abbeville Rotarians spent most of the day repairing and updating the inside of the Soup Kitchen at the Christian Service Center. The Rotarians had to change out the floors and the walls in the kitchen. The money and material used in the repair was provided by the Abbeville Rotary Club.

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Sherry Howell

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Sherry Howell gives Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot a hug after he presented her with her late husband’s name plate.

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Sherry Howell received her late husband’s name plate.

Wife of late Alderman Lynn Howell accepts appointment to serve on Maurice Board

MAURICE — Exactly one week after the untimely death of Village of Maurice Alderman Lynn Howell, his wife found strength to answer a question in regard to his replacement.
“I want to do it,” Sherry Howell said.
Lynn Howell died unexpectedly on Jan. 11. He was 55.
Sherry Howell agreed during Wednesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, the first since her husband’s passing, to accept the board’s request to serve in her late husband’s seat.
Alderwoman Phyllis Johnson and Alderman Kenneth “Keno” Picard voted unanimously to



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