Emily Husband is the queen of the Erath Fourth of July. She is a VC graduate.

ERATH - Looking for something to do Friday and Saturday in Vermilion Parish? Erath is the place to be. Starting at 6 on Friday, the carnival rides will begin and will end at 12:30 a.m. Abbeville’s own Beau Young Band will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. Keith Frank will follow at 10 p.m. until midnight.

This is a prize winning carved red fish.

Bob Jones of Abbeville has caught his share of red fish, so when he decided he wanted to carve a fish out of wood, it was a no brainer on what type a fish he would carve - a red fish. Jones is a member of the Acadien Wood Carving Guild, based in Abbeville.

Mariah Marceaux, photo courtesy of Facebook

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, deputies with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated a single-vehicle fatality crash that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Kaplan woman.

Emily Husband is the queen of the Erath Fourth of July. She is a VC graduate.

This is a prize winning carved red fish.

Mariah Marceaux, photo courtesy of Facebook

Abbeville firemen honored for saving life of man

Being honored by Bill Gerard of Acadian Ambulance (second from the left) are fire fighter Jeremy Broussard, Capt. Pat Ashley and assistant chief Allen Hebert. Missing from photo is fire fighter Byron Vollmer.

An Abbeville man is probably alive today because he and his wife live right across the street from the Herbert Myles Fire Station located off Maude Avenue.

Abbeville woman turns 103 years old

Maudie Carter Hutchins turned 103 on Saturday.

Maudie Carter Hutchins is not going to pretend she knows the secret to living a long life. On Saturday, she reached the impressive age of 103.

Ms Abbeville loses battle with Leukemia

Paige Levine shown smiling after being named Ms. Abbeville.

The reigning Ms. Abbeville lost her short battle with Leukemia Thursday at the age of 21.

Plenty of Cattle Festival activity set for weekend

The Red Barn in Abbeville

Opening ceremonies for the 66th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival are scheduled for Oct. 10.
There will be plenty of festival activity packed into the coming weekend, though.

Public reacts to Baudoin’s bravery

Today, as 21-year-old Haley Baudoin tries to physically and mentally heal from her attack by a stranger near the UL Campus, friends and strangers praise her for the actions she took Tuesday morning

VC sophomore will be competing in National Beef Contest

Kerrigan Fitch and Bret Lee

Bret Lee, a sophomore at Vermilion Catholic High and two other students from Acadiana, are in Denver Friday and Saturday to compete in the National Beef Ambassador Contest.

Abbeville, three other homecomings Friday in Vermilion Parish

AHS Court - Seated: Kaylyn Badeaux, Haley Bourque, Sadie Leblanc, Madison Duhon, Jada Nathan Standing: Daijha Darby, Tori Mouton, Queen Trinity Broussard, Taylor Campbell, Marisol Gamez, and Marie-Claude Motty

It does not happen too often, but Friday it is happening - four homecomings on the same Friday.

St. Peter Catholic Shool donates books to Faith House

Faith House of Acadiana’s board member Judy LeBlanc accepts donated books from St. Peter Catholic School’s principal Carl LeJeune.

GUEYDAN - The St. Peter Catholic School has recently donated more than 300 books to the women and children of Faith House for their media center.

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Sports

KYAAs 12u Fastpitch Softball Team placed first this past weekend in the Scott Area Team Sports Allstar tournament held in Scott, La. Team members include Coaches Bart Baudoin, C.J. Chargois, Ryan Hebert and David Packard, Janiya Small, Lexi Broussard, Kinley Duhon, Maddie Campisi, Carina Chargois, Je Johnnie, Jayden Baudoin, Molly Sistrunk, Jozie Jameyson, Ava Hebert, Gabrielle Marceaux, and Lauryn Packard.

Lifestyle

Mrs. Brett Elias

Miss Cori Dupuis became the bride of Mr. Brett Elias on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice, La.
Father Louis Richard officiated the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.

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