VFW Commander Tom Rigsby (in uniform) hands Tina Bares, Allen Bares Jr’s wife, a special award from the national VFW office. Also in the picture are Allen’s parents, Lynn and Allen Bares Sr.

Wednesday, July 23, marks the one month anniversary of the tragic death of Vermilion Parish Sheriff Deputy Allen Bares Jr. In honor of Bares’s 12 years of service as a sheriff deputy to Vermilion Parish, he was honored on Tuesday.
Abbeville officials are breathing easy in regards to the city’s financial situation after the first six months of the year. Sales tax revenues, water and sewer revenues and electric sales revenues are all ahead during the first six months of this year compared to the same time frame in 2013.
The Vermilion Parish Communications District is asking the public’s help in dealing with pocket dialed calls to 911.

VFW Commander Tom Rigsby (in uniform) hands Tina Bares, Allen Bares Jr’s wife, a special award from the national VFW office. Also in the picture are Allen’s parents, Lynn and Allen Bares Sr.

Lt. Governor visits Abbeville to talk tourism

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne speaks to Vermilion Parish residents on Friday in Abbeville.

This past year, 2013, was another record-breaking year for the tourism industry in Louisiana, especially in Vermilion Parish.

Laird heading to West Point

Colin Laird displays his “Certificate of Appointment”, on behalf of the President of the United States, signed by the Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, as well as a photo of West Point’s campus.

North Vermilion’s Colin Laird, whose father served in the U.S. Army, has held military aspirations for a long time.

Six assistant principal jobs available in Vermilion Parish

Patricia Thibodeaux is now the assistant principal at Erath High School.

The Vermilion Parish School Board is taking applications for six assistant principal positions that are open in the public schools.
Applications will be taken until May 14 at noon.

Gueydan Chamber announced recipients

Nadine Lepretre was recently awarded the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award from the Gueydan Chamber of Commerce.

GUEYDAN - The Business Person and Volunteer of the Year recipients were recently awarded to Tisha Broussard and Nadine Lepretre. This annual award is presented each year in April.

Business Appreciation Luncheon

Carol and Steven Plaisance accepted the Business of the Year award from Sheryl Portie, president of the Gueydan Chamber of Commerce on April 30, 2014 at the Business Appreciation Annual Luncheon held at the Gueydan Civic Center.

GUEYDAN - During its annual Business Appreciation Luncheon on April 30, the Gueydan Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of its Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year and Volunte

Family of heart donor meets recipient

Candy and Tim Elam (heart recipient), Mary (Zachary’s mom), Jamie and Geralyn Abshire, Zachary’s godparents and (front) Grayson and Gilson Elam.

By: Melissa Hargrave
When 18-year-old Zackary LeMaire perished following a 2012 automobile accident, his family was devastated.

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Sports

Front Row (L to R): Kennedi Rodriguez, Alani Richard, Laci Frederick, Mollie Landry, Alexis Stelly Back Row: Coach Kerry Richard, Johna Lewis, Courtney Dubois, Aubrey Desormeaux, Kaleigh Reaux, Coach Shelanne Richard, Chloe Leger, Jalehria Soelu and Coach Kent Rodriguez

ERATH - The Erath 10-and-under All-Stars dropped two games in the finals by a total of three runs against Lake Charles.

Obituaries

ABBEVILLE — Funeral services will be held for Mr. Leonard Roland Vitello, 92, on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00PM in the David Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Maggard officiating.

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