All Saints Day is this Saturday and St. Mary Magdalen Parish releases its cemetery schedule.  During this annual commemoration, cemeteries are blessed in order to remember those who have gone on before us in death.  This year the schedule for the blessing of cemeteries is as follows:

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars will perform Saturday at noon.

The Giant Omelette Celebration turns 30 years old this year and because of that, the person who is in charge of landing the music entertainment for the Celebration got the green light to try and get good musical entertainment.
A quiet Kaplan City Council meeting turned into a heated discussion between Mayor Kirk Champagne and two event chairmen last Tuesday. The Louisiana Cajun Food Fest chairman, Alice Stelly, and the Boogie on the Boulevard chairman, Mike Kloesel approached the council table to turn in two checks to the mayor for their respective events.

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars will perform Saturday at noon.


Vermilion Parish Library conducting online survey

From Monday, August 4, 2014 to Tuesday, August 29, 2014 the Vermilion Parish Library will be conducting an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connect

Marsh Maneuvers hits 25 years

Photo by Bruce Schultz
Participants from Vermilion Parish at a Marsh Maneuvers grass planting project were, left to right, Jules Hebert of Abbeville with his daughter, Bella Hebert; Italian exchange student Carlo Bicciolo; and Hebert’s son, Link Hebert.

AVERY ISLAND – The Marsh Maneuvers 4-H summer camp is in its 25th year of teaching students about the ecology, anthropology, geology and hydrology of coastal Louisiana.

Governor appoints Kaplan Chief to LEEMI board

Kaplan Chief of Police Boyd Adams

KAPLAN — Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Law Enforcement Executive Management Institute (LEEMI), a branch of the governor’s office.

National Farmers Market Week declared

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said let us all show we support our local farmers markets.

Abbeville Arrest Report: July 21-28

Randel Paul Adams
DOB: 4/21/1983
Charge: Possession of Stolen Things

Leonard Paul Boudreaux
DOB: 9/30/1983
Charge: Theft By Shoplifting

Plan in place for North Vermilion

North Vermilion High Principal Tommy Byler speaks to parents during Monday’s meeting. Byler is joined (seated L-R) by NV Middle Principal Joan Romero, Vermilion Parish Assistant Superintendent Ellen Arceneaux, Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert, School Board Member Dexter Callahan and School Board Member Chris Gautreaux.

LEROY — When it became clear that construction of the new North Vermilion Middle



North Vermilion Captains: Grant Johnson (4), Terrence Lollis (7) and Seth Patin (2) before a game earlier this season. The Patriots host Notre Dame tonight at 7.

The North Vermilion Patriots put their two-game winning streak on the line when they host the Notre Dame Pioneers Friday at 7 p.m.


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.


Merline T. Broussard, Ph.D., 78, passed away October 28, 2014, after a brief illness. Dr. Broussard is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Earle J. Broussard and one son, Brian M.

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