The Lady Eagles fell 8-3 to No. 2 Cedar Creek Friday in Sulphur.

SULPHUR — Chalk this trip on Friday to the Fast Pitch 56 state softball tournament as a learning experience for the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles. The Lady Eagles dropped an 8-3 quarterfinal game to Cedar Cedar on Friday at Sulphur's North Frasch Complex.
Troopers with Louisiana State Police arrested 31-year-old Martin Nguyen of Lafayette Thursday for charges relating to the fatal crash which occurred on April 18 on LA 339 near Reno Road in Vermilion Parish.

Tanner LaBauve

GUEYDAN - In the ordinary course of life, parents don't expect to out-live their children. But in the case of one Gueydan family the thought and fear was always there.

The Lady Eagles fell 8-3 to No. 2 Cedar Creek Friday in Sulphur.

Tanner LaBauve

Political Presidential Memorabilia

The Gueydan Museum will host a reception Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. to introduce the new exhibit ‘Choosing our President’ political presidential memorabilia from the collection of Tom Angers

GUEYDAN - The Gueydan Museum in partnership with Tom Angers of Lafayette recently unveiled a special exhibit on Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. during a meet and greet reception.

Lake Charles man killed in crash north of Erath

Not much was left of the 2016 Corvette after it came to a stop. Debris of the car had to be collected and it now sits in a pile. The only thing left of the car was the cab (next to the pile ).

Early Monday, shortly before 12:25 a.m., Louisiana State Police, Troop I responded to a fatal crash on LA Highway 339 near Reno Road in Vermilion Parish.

No tobacco will be allowed on grounds of Abbeville General

Abbeville General has adopted a 100 percent tobacco-free campus policy that will become effective May 1.
As of this date, patients, staff, and visitors will no longer be allowed to use tobacco products of any type, including smokeless and electronic tobacco products, on any part of the hospital campus.

Vermilion Parish School board adopts new insurance plan

Vermilion Parish School Board employees now have new health insurance options to select from.
At Thursday’s meeting, the school board adopted three different health insurance plans with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel installed as 7th Bishop of Lafayette

Lafayette Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel leaves the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette Friday after his installation ceremony. (Photo by JM Walker Photography)

On Friday, April 15, the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette hosted the Celebration of the Eucharist and Rite of Installation of His Excellency, the Most Reverend John Douglas Deshotel, DD, as the seventh Bishop of Lafayette. He succeeds the Most Reverend Michael Jarrell, DD, who was among those who participated in Friday’s proceedings.

ATV crash claims life of Church Point woman

ACADIA PARISH — On April 12, 2016, shortly before 6:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a report of an ATV crash on Louisiana Highway 370 near St.

Whooping crane hatches in wild in Louisiana for first time since 1939

Photo courtesy of LDWF
A whooping crane mother and father attend to their newly hatched chick.

A major milestone was reached this week in the reintroduction of the whooping crane in Louisiana when the first hatching of a chick in the state in more than 75 years occurred in Jefferson Davis Parish.

Abbeville officials support military museum as state cuts loom

The Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum is located at the Chris Crusta Memorial Airport in Abbeville.

Officials in Abbeville have spoken often about the pride of having the Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum located in the city.

School bus loaded with children broad sided by truck this morning

School bus 150 was hit broadside and then pushed into a ditch at the intersection of La. 82 and Jane Street (behind McDonalds), north of Abbeville.

A Vermilion Parish school bus, loaded with 27 children, was struck broadside at around 8 a.m. Wednesday.



Teammates swarm Bella Doucet after she knocked in the game winning run with a single on Saturday.


VC coach Jesse Faulk runs onto the field after Bella Doucet's hit.


VC running up to Bella Doucet after the hit.


Kelsey Michel scores the game winning run in the 10th inning. She was on third base.


Ainsley Mallet beats the throw to first base on a bunt single in the bottom of the 10th inning.

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The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles are heading to Sulphur for the first time in eight years.


Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza joins the Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville Chapter during their general chapter meeting on April 5 to present and read an official proclamation honoring April 03-06 as National Junior Auxiliary Week. Mayor Piazza thanked the chapter for their leadership, dedication and service to the community over the years. Mayor Piazza has been a supporter of JA of Abbeville since his installation as and the chapter is immensely grateful for his friendship. Members showcased their JA pride by wearing their chapter color, blue, and signifying their JA Week theme “Let BLUE Reign”.


Members of JA of Abbeville gathered for dinner at the new Riverfront location following the final chapter meeting of the JA year and in observance of Junior Auxiliary Week. Pictured are Marcy Lege, Shelly Libersat, Rita Broussard, Tara Duplantis, Renee Bertrand, Beverly Lege, Angie Detraz, Hollie Trahan, Tanya Istre, Liz Perry, Jamie Corner, Angelle Broussard, Dr. Anita Carrere, Laurie Gunter and Renee Duhon.

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