Laura Briggs was at the recent city council meeting and last Friday’s meeting at the library.

The Abbeville Parks and Recreation Department has a new director, at least for the time being.

A large burned area remains Wednesday morning after the Maurice Fire Department put out the fire. When the fire was out, they learned there were two bodies inside. The vehicle was located on Claude Road, off La. 699.

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, at approximately 1 am this morning Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Claude Road, just south of Maurice. Sheriff Couvillon says that upon the fire being extinguished by Maurice Fire Department, it was discovered that two bodies were inside the vehicle.

Jerry Smith, standing, is no longer the park director in Abbeville.

Jerry Smith is not getting his job back as Abbeville’s Park and Recreation Director. The Abbeville City Council voted 3-2 again not to make Smith the permanent parks and recreation director.

Laura Briggs was at the recent city council meeting and last Friday’s meeting at the library.

A large burned area remains Wednesday morning after the Maurice Fire Department put out the fire. When the fire was out, they learned there were two bodies inside. The vehicle was located on Claude Road, off La. 699.

Jerry Smith, standing, is no longer the park director in Abbeville.

Gulf Coast Bank sponsors this year’s Erath Volunteer Fire Department Chili Cook-off

Gulf Coast Bank staff members who will be volunteering at the Chili Cook-off will be (L-R) Nikki Vallot, Sage Vincent, Charlene Soirez, Heather May, and Lacie Libersat.

ERATH — Gulf Coast Bank will once again sponsor the fourth annual Erath Volunteer Fire Department’s Chili Cook-off, which will be held Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15.

Most famous ‘Pony’ in Abbeville up for auction

For 30 years, children rode Pony, that was located at Frank’s on Charity Street in Abbeville. It cost a dime to ride. In 1996, someone stole the entire dime box (pictured by Pony’s head), halting the ride

It is probably the most famous derby pony from Abbeville despite never winning a Kentucky Derby, Belmont or even a race behind Clement’s.

North Vermilion’s Nguyen is Kiwanis Student of the Month

The Abbeville Kiwanis Club named North Vermilion senior Linh Nguyen (third from left) as its Student of the Month. Nguyen is joined (L-R) by Kiwanis member Carla Frederick, Kiwanis President Anita Chaisson and North Vermilion Principal Joan Romero. Nguyen spoke Tuesday to the Kiwanis members during their weekly meeting in
Abbeville.

In all that North Vermilion High School’s Linh Nguyen does, her focus remains clear.

Some people upset with Vermilion Parish police jury’s animal shelter

These dogs were euthanized last week before the person who was going to adopt them arrived a few hours late.

There are expected to be a lot of people Wednesday at the Vermilion Parish Police Jury Committee meeting in hopes of getting things changed at the Vermilion Parish Rabies Control Center.

Turning 104

Adles Perry is all smiles after he turned 104 years old on Monday.

Adles Perry, a life-long Vermilion Parish native, was born in 1910.

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Sports

Shortstop Olivia Gabor catches a pop-fly to end the third inning in the win over Class 4A Cecilia.

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Kaplan’s Kristie Thibodeaux (21) gets one of her three triples in the 15-2 victory over Cecilia.

The Kaplan Lady Pirates softball is playing some of their best softball right now, which is good considering the playoffs bracket is suppose to be announced at some point today.

Lifestyle

Actress Jane Powell

Actress Jane Powell celebrated her 85th birthday on April 1. Best remembered for two popular MGM musicals in the ‘50s, Ms.

Obituaries

GUEYDAN — It is with great sadness that the family of Theodore James “Ted” Guidry, 80, announced his passing from this life on April 10, 2014 at 11:15 p.m.

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