Mia Trahan

A commitment to nursing lives on through the Mia Katherine Trahan Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was awarded to Nicole Saltzman Zaunbrecher at the pinning ceremony of the South Louisiana Community College practical nursing class held last week. Mia, lost her life in January of this year. She was 25.

VC students Kaylee Guidry is on lights and Brandt Golden on sound board. Brandt has his iPod plugged into the sound board to add sound effects. All this equipment is brand new.

It’s Thursday afternoon and a group of Vermilion Catholic students are practicing for their annual theater production. What makes this practice different are their surroundings. 
Abbeville citizens will see several projects around the city during the new year, thanks to a budget passed last week. The Abbeville City Council voted 5-0 during last Tuesday’s meeting to accept the budget for 2015. The budget exceeds $25 million, with the day-to-day operating portion around $9 million.

Mia Trahan

VC students Kaylee Guidry is on lights and Brandt Golden on sound board. Brandt has his iPod plugged into the sound board to add sound effects. All this equipment is brand new.


Louisiana Cattle Festival Stampede 5K Run takes over downtown Abbbeville

Cattle Festival officials presented medals to the winners of Saturday’s Stampede 5K Run.

A stampede of athletes ran through the streets of downtown Abbeville, early Saturday morning, for the 2014 Louisiana Cattle Festival Stampede 5K run (3.12 miles).

2014 Louisiana rice crop better than expected

CROWLEY – The 2014 Louisiana rice crop is better than we expected “but not as good as last year,” said Johnny Saichuk, LSU AgCenter rice specialist.

Daughter bitter that Hurricane Hilda took her father from her

Joe Brown Family - Back Row: Phillipe Saunier, Jimmy Domingues, Richard Dubois, Annie Domingues, Pat Arceneaux, Louise Brown, Father Bill Melancon, Josie Brown Arceneaux (daughter of victim Joe Brown), Monsignor Charles Dubois, Ed Domingues and Bob Domingues. Sitting: Delores Dubois, Rickey Domingues and Anna Brown Saunier. Monsignor Charles Dubois, nephew of Joe Brown, was a celebrant for the funeral mass 50 years ago.

Hurricane Hilda took something away from Josie Brown Arceneaux that no one has been able to replace 50 years later.

Hurricane Hilda changed the life of the Broussard family with loss of two sons

Family of brothers Vernice and Duffy Broussard; Front row L-R. Lisa Fleming Breaux, Landon Folsom, Jeannie Breaux, Avery Folsom; Back row (left to right) Fr. Bill Melancon, Bobby Breaux, James Breaux Sr., Vivian Broussard Gilbert (sister of victims), Mona Broussard, James Breaux, Jr. Nolan Broussard (brother of victims), Kecia Folsom, and Jeremy Folsom.

All though it was 50 years ago, one Vermilion Parish woman who lost her brothers when the water towers collapsed, can recall the night like it was yesterday.

Shredder’s Broken at Vermilion Parish Landfill

Not-shredded garbage is being hauled straight into the landfill in trucks.

When a business’ shredder breaks, it’s no problem to repair it or purchase a new one.

Sen. Perry Receives family advocate award

Louisiana Family Forum President Gene Mills (right) presents Senator Perry (left) with the Outstanding Louisiana Family Advocate award.

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) recognized District 26 State Senator Jonathan “JP” Perry with the Outstanding Family Advocate award.

Most of Vermilion pushing up Trick-or-Treat

Halloween falls on a Friday this year.
Erath and Gueydan are expected to be the only two communities to see costumed youngsters on the streets on Oct. 31.

Erath Bobcats cruise to victory

By William Weathers
PLAQUEMINE – A healthy and productive Elijah Mitchell means a great deal to the success of Erath’s offense.
Just ask quarterback Ben LeBlanc.



North Vermilion boy’s head coach Jack LeBlanc gives instruction during a timeout earlier this season.

In their first game of the Midland Basketball Tournament, the North Vermillion Patriots were defeated 64-55 by the Crowley Gents.


The Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville’s annual Christmas
Social was hosted by Chapter President, Laurie Hulin
at Hulin Farms on Tuesday, December 2. Members are shown in above picture.


Board members include (seated) Laurie Hulin,
Nicole DesOrmeaux
(standing) Jamie Hebert, Megan Lalande, Kimi
Gaspard, Dr. Anita


ABBEVILLE — A Home-going Celebration will be held for Sullivan “Cowboy” Arnold, 81 at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Saint Mary Congregational Church, Abbeville, LA with Rev. Kevin M.A.

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