It took only one vote.
The Vermilion Parish School Board was able to select a new board president and vice president on Tuesday during a special board meeting.
On the first vote, the school board voted 8-0 to name Jean Broussard as the new president of the school board.
It was unanimous only because Broussard was the only name on the ballot.
The two names nominated for president were Broussard and board member Kibbie Pillette.
It took only one vote.
Andy Perrin, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Acadian Museum, announces that the Acadian Museum will induct William Thibodeaux into its Order of Living Legends on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
The event will take place at the French Table, Bernard Bertrand House, 1023 The Boulevard, Rayne at 10 a.m.
Thibodeaux is a native of Rayne, Louisiana.
A Vermilion Parish jury convicted Elizabeth Trahan, 26, of vehicular homicide after a two-day trial before Judge Durwood Conque.
Trahan is facing a sentence of five to 30 hard labor.
On September 12, 2015 Louisiana State Police were dispatched to a vehicle and motorcycle crash in which 51-year-old Carl Johnson was killed. Mr. Johnson was the driver of the motorcycle. The occupants of the vehicle were Elizabeth Trahan and her boyfriend, Victor Guilamo.
Emily Vidalier of F.I.-E.B. Elementary 4-H showed the Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Breeding Ewe at the 45th Annual Vermilion 4-H Livestock Show, held January 11-12th in Abbeville. Emily also placed first in her showmanship division and was awarded a belt buckle for her work. Pictured with Emily and her awards is her Mom, Shannon Vidalier.
The winner of the 2019 Denise Lene Gastal Memorial Showmanship Award was Isaac Duhon of Mt. Carmel Elementary. Each year the award is presented to the best beef showman from all age groups. The award is given in memory of Denise for all the work she did to help young beef exhibitors with their project. The award is sponsored by Joey, Michelle, Dilan and Paige Comeaux. Pictured are: Tyler Musslewhite, beef judge; Isaac Duhon, Paige Comeaux, Michelle Comeaux and Kaylee McLain (in front).
Hailey Vincent of Erath High 4-H showed the Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 45th Annual Vermilion 4-H Livestock Show held January 11-12th.
Senior Hog Premier Exhibitor at the 45th Annual Vermilion 4-H Livestock Show was Mallory Meaux of Kaplan High 4-H. Pictured with Mallory are the buyers of her hog, representatives from Diamond L Cattle and Crowley Grain.
The 45th Annual Vermilion Parish 4-H Livestock Show and Sale was a great success.
It involved 157 young people who exhibited over 240 head of livestock (beef, sheep, goats, dairy, and swine) and 110 poultry entries. This event is organized by the LSU AgCenter Extension Service and was held January 11-12, 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.
On Thursday, January 17, 5th grader Carter Primeaux of Dozier Elementary was surprised to learn that he was chosen to be Vermilion Parish Student of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year.
Not only was he shocked to learn he had won, but his family, along with Superintendent Jerome Puyau, Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert, Principal Karla Toups Langlinais and Supervisor Madeline DeHart all met up at the school to surprise him.