Mary Harris (left) and Kenneth Brent Moore prepare a meal Friday morning at the St. Mary Magdalen Christian Service Center’s soup kitchen. Harris, the head cook, has prepared nearly 60,000 hot meals this year.

If food can feed the soul, then it makes sense that the cooking would come from the heart. There is plenty of that resonating from the St. Vincent de Paul Center soup kitchen at the St. Mary Magdalen Christian Service Center in Abbeville. “You have to have the heart for this kind of job,” Mary Harris said.

Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr.

Concerned about an increase in crime in the city, Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. suggested in July that statistics be gathered and presented in an attempt to reach the source. “Is it a breakdown in families or a lack of education?” Touchet asked at the time. “We have to get down to the root of what the problems are.”

Heikeem Hebert

On the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 16 at approximately 6 p.m., the Abbeville Police Department responded to Live Oak Manor Apartments which is located on the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Drive for the complaint of an aggravated assault with a firearm.

Mary Harris (left) and Kenneth Brent Moore prepare a meal Friday morning at the St. Mary Magdalen Christian Service Center’s soup kitchen. Harris, the head cook, has prepared nearly 60,000 hot meals this year.

Abbeville Councilman Francis Touchet Jr.

Heikeem Hebert

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Vermilion 4-H Cooking Team place second in Nationals

The parish team of Anne Catherine LeBlanc, Victoria Frederick and Britney Broussard captured second place in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off, 4-H Edition on Aug. 3 in New Orleans. (Photo by Rick Bogren)

NEW ORLEANS – A team of young chefs from Vermilion Parish earned second place in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off, 4-H Edition on Sunday, Aug. 3.

Omega Protein to invest in Intracoastal City plant

INTRACOASTAL CITY – Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty protein products, announced an investment at its Int

Taylor Abshire makes North Vermilion his new home

Taylor Abshire (22) carries the ball for NVHS last year.

LEROY - The old cliché says that “home is where the heart is,” and it took Taylor Abshire a little while to get used to having a new home in the North Vermilion community.

Erath High graduate to be inducted into McNeese Hall of Fame

Derrick Fourroux

LAKE CHARLES - A national high jump champion, a player who set a NCAA rushing record in his very first football game, all-Americans, league players of the year and university athletes of the year a

Kaplan's Morvant makes his own knives

Ray Morvant speaks to Kiwanians.

During the recent Celebrity Waiter Dinner benefiting the Boys & Girls Club, a custom knife auctioned for $1,000.
The knife maker, Ray Morvant of Kaplan.

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Sports

Eagles offensive coordinator Roch Charpentier giving instructions to his offense before a drive last Friday night versus the Welsh Greyhounds.

One of the biggest rivalries in Vermilion Parish will be revisited tonight when the Erath Bobcats travel to play the Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles at 7 p.m.

Lifestyle

Mrs. Phillip Michael LeBlanc

Makenzie Lynne Chaumont and Phillip Michael LeBlanc, both 23, exhanged wedding vows during at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Luke Simpson Methodist Church.

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