Aubrey Bouillion prepares to bake the cookies for the St. Joseph Altar.

The cookies are decorated as part tradition of the St. Joseph Altar in Erath.

Our Lady Of Lourdes in Erath prepares for St. Joseph Altar; Meet Audrey Bouillion

ERATH — The seventh annual St. Joseph Altar at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Erath will be held next weekend at Pope John Paul II Parish Hall.
The church hall is located at 700 South Broadway Street. Fr. Andre Metrejean, Pastor, will have the blessing of the altar on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Christopher Rice

Speeding leads to DWI arrest in Abbeville

On March 9, 2019 at approximately 5:40 p.m. patrol officers of the Abbeville Police Department clocked a vehicle doing 75 mph in a 45 mph zone.
The officer activated his lights and siren and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.
The vehicle refused to stop, traveling east on LA Hwy. 14 (Veterans Memorial Dr.). The vehicle then performed an illegal U-Turn and attempted to evade
officers. The vehicle was forced to stop due to the construction zone near Shop Rite. The driver was arrested and transported to the Abbeville Police Department.

Alvin Wiltz, 29, is wanted for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder in connection to a shooting Tuesday afternoon.

Abbeville Police searching for suspect after Tuesday afternoon shooting; considered armed and dangerous

On March 12, 2019, at approximately 1:30 p.m. officers with the Abbeville Police Department responded to a shooting call at the intersection of N. Bailey Street and Clover Street.
A preliminary investigation has concluded that the victim and a female subject were having a verbal argument at a residence near that intersection. Soon thereafter, several males got involved, and a physical altercation started between the victim and the suspect.

Louisiana John Schroder speaks during last week’s Vermilion Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Louisiana Treasurer focus is on unclaimed property

BATON ROUGE — After so many years of John Kennedy as State Treasurer, many Louisianians don’t realize their treasurer is John Schroder – a former state representative.
And in his initial term Schroder is working hard to give citizens some money.
“I’m working really hard in my first year in office to sort of re-brand,” said Schroder, “because nobody knows what unclaimed property is.”
“It’s not really property; it’s cash!”
The state gets about $90 million annually, according to Schroder. Roughly $30 million is returned.


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