Kevin Guidry

KAPLAN — The City of Kaplan is mourning the loss of one of their City Councilman. Kevin Guidry, 52, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 5, after a brief illness. Guidry was currently serving his third term as a city councilman who represented District D in Kaplan.

Vermilion Catholic’s Bailey Broussard accepts her state title medal for winning the pole vault.

BATON ROUGE — Vermilion Catholic’s Bailey Broussard won the Class 1A pole vault title Friday at the State Track and Field meet. Broussard cleared 9-6 to pick up the win. The event is being held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium.

Vermilion Catholic’s Andre Girouard accepts his state title medal for winning the javelin throw. Teammate Williams Noegel (left) placed second in the competition.

BATON ROUGE — Vermilion Catholic teammates finished first and second Friday in the javelin throw at the Class 1A State Track and Field meet. Senior Andre Girouard won the state title. The victory marks Girouard’s second straight state title in the javelin. William Noegel, also a senior, placed second.

Kevin Guidry

Vermilion Catholic’s Bailey Broussard accepts her state title medal for winning the pole vault.

Vermilion Catholic’s Andre Girouard accepts his state title medal for winning the javelin throw. Teammate Williams Noegel (left) placed second in the competition.

Bailey draws inspiration from Abbeville

Judy Bailey shows off her awards received recently in her hometown of Winchester, Ky. Bailey lives in Abbeville.

Originally from Kentucky, country singer Judy Bailey has made a home in Abbeville for the last six years.

Abbeville’s Christmas Stroll is Thursday

Artist Jeannie Comeaux (left) and Abbeville Main Street Manager Charlene Beckett display the new ornament, which features Black’s. The ornament, which comes out each year for the Christmas Stroll can be purchased for $16 at various locations, including the Depot and Abbeville City Hall.

With the white lights shinning bright in downtown Abbeville, it certainly looks a lot like Christmas.
This evening, it will feel a lot like Christmas.

Fr. Mayne enjoys his new home

St. Peter’s Catholic Church’s friendly new priest Father Kenneth Mayne stood outside of the Pine Prairie church waving to people as cars passed by.

After 21 years of sharing God’s love, including nearly a decade in Abbeville, Father Kenneth Mayne will continue serving the Lord, but in a new location.

New scholarship aims to help students who are in college

Marcus Doucet wants to help students reach the same goal he did, graduating from college.

Getting to college is a challenging, years-long journey.
Once that goal is reached, getting through college is another challenge all together. Obstacles to earning a degree can be more than just the classes, as finances can put a strain on many students.

Seventh Ward students to participate in body walk

Students at Seventh Ward participate in a Body Walk on Friday.

What really happens to that sandwich you eat after you swallow it? Students at Seventh Ward Elementary School will find out as they tour the Louisiana Body Walk exhibit on Friday, Dec. 4.

Well traveled, Heying finds new home at Abbeville church

Reverend R Christopher Heying came to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in August.

In August of this year, Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Abbeville received a new rector: the Reverend R Christopher Heying. Rev.

Lutcher fans leave trash, alcohol in school parking lot

Empty pizza boxes and trash bags were left by Lutcher fans.

Kaplan Principal Dr. Janet Guerrini was not happy after Friday's football game against Lutcher.
The Pirates lost to Lutcher 13-8 in a thrilling game. But when the game was over and the Lutcher fans began leaving, she saw something she has never seen before in the Kaplan parking lot.

Pearl River man dies in Vermilion Parish crash

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon at approximately 4:38 p.m. yesterday afternoon deputies responded to a single vehicle crash on Reginald Road that claimed the life of a Pearl River man.

Abbeville Police investigate phone scam, alert public

On Nov. 24, 2015, Abbeville Police Department was notified by an individual who was the victim of a scam.
The individual reported that he was notified by text message that he would receive a check in the mail. Once he received the check he was told to go and deposit the check into his checking account, keep $200.00, and to send the remaining money back to an address.

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Vermilion Catholic’s Bailey Broussard accepts her state title medal for winning the pole vault.

BATON ROUGE — Vermilion Catholic’s Bailey Broussard won the Class 1A pole vault title Friday at the State Track and Field meet.
Broussard cleared 9-6 to pick up the win.

Lifestyle

Jacob Alexander Chreene
A son, Jacob Alexander Chreene, was born April 12, 2016, at Women’s and Children’s to Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Chreene of Abbeville.

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