Get your calender out parents and children because Halloween in Vermilion Parish is getting confusing. The rest of the United States will be celebrating Halloween on Oct. 31, which is a Friday. But in Vermilion Parish, you will have two days to celebrate Halloween.
Vermilion Parish has five schools that had a school performance grade of A. Three of the five schools were elementary schools, and the other two were high schools. Two A schools improved from being a B school last year. Cecil Picard Elementary had one of the biggest leap in scores from last year.
If you see a few ghosts around Abbeville, don’t be scared. The “Ghosts on the Bayou” are friendly. Abbeville Main Street, along with the Abbeville Library and the Vermilion Tourist Commission, placed 20 ghosts at various spots around the downtown area.


Communication is stressed to veterans

David LaCerte speaks to veterans.

How to effectively meet the health care needs of those who have served this country remains a key issue in discussions around the nation.

Another bicyclist killed in Lafayette

Lafayette Police are investigating the death of a Lafayette bicyclist. 57 year old James McCarthy Jr. of Lafayette was killed when the bicycle he was riding collided with a truck.

Blood Drives Gives Away Newly designed T-Shirts

GUEYDAN – United Blood Services is asking Gueydan residents to donate blood at the Gueydan Duck Festival Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 19 from 12 to 6 p.m. at Johnny’s Drive In.

Gueydan Duck Festival Teen Queen Crowned

2014 Duck Festival Teen Queen Lauren Richard

GUEYDAN - Brown haired beauty, Lauren Richard was crowned the 2014 Duck Festival Teen Queen on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Gueydan High School Auditorium during the highlight of the Gueydan Duck



The North Vermilion Patriots run onto the field before their game against Abbeville last Friday. The Patriots host West St. Mary this week looking to win their second straight game.

The North Vermilion Patriots look for two straight wins Friday, when they host West St. Mary.


On their wedding day in 1964.


Mr. and Mrs. Truman Abshire today.

Truman James Abshire and Lona Fay Hebert are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on October 17, 1964.



Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at a 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in St.

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