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Nikita Bourque


The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) has arrested an Erath woman for setting fire to her aunt’s vacant mobile home out of anger over plans to rent it out.
Nikita Bourque, 21, was booked into the Vermilion Parish Jail on one count of Simple Arson.
In the evening hours of Friday, July 3, the Erath Fire Department responded to a call for a residential fire in the 200 block of North Broussard Street. The mobile home was vacant and had no utilities connected.
After an assessment of the scene, deputies determined the fire originated in a bedroom and was intentionally set.

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Vermilion Parish School District’s plan to return in August

Starting each school year on a strong note is something for which everyone involved strives for.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning the school year at all will take a strong plan.
The Vermilion Parish School District has one in place.
On Thursday, Interim Superintendent Brad Prudhomme announced the details of the district’s “Strong Start 2020. Better Together” plan, which may have students going to school on different days.
At this time, students 1st - 12th are expected to begin school on Aug. 10.

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The 2020 field day for the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station was held online starting July 1. It can be accessed at Photo by Jacob Fluitt/LSU AgCenter

Rice research showcased at virtual field day

CROWLEY — Scientists at the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station detailed their work in an online field day presentation on July 1.
Mike Salassi, LSU AgCenter vice president for plant and animal science, said the virtual field day was necessary as a safeguard against the coronavirus pandemic. Salassi said rice adds $1 billion of economic activity in the state.

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Abbeville General will return to Total Visitor Restrictions

In response to the significant increase in COVID-19 community cases and hospitalizations, Abbeville General will return to Total Visitor Restrictions. In order to maintain an environment of infection control, visitors will not be allowed into our facilities. Families are encouraged to use alternate means of communication such as FaceTime, Skype or phones located in patient rooms.
Beginning July 2, 2020 at 6 p.m., NO VISITORS will be allowed - except as defined below:



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