Clay Higgins

Louisiana voters in Acadiana and Lake Charles voted Saturday (Dec. 10) to replace U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, with tough-talking former sheriff’s captain Clay Higgins over Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle in the all-Republican runoff.

The Abbeville Wildcats hold up three to show that they won the parish tournament three years in a row.

The Abbeville Wildcats have now won the parish basketball title three years in row. On Saturday, Abbeville got past North Vermilion 52-43 in the finals. For NV, under head coach Jack LeBlanc, this is the sixth straight time the Patriots fall in the finals. Under LeBlanc, NV has lost to Abbeville five times and Kaplan once.

Volunteer firemen not only put out house fires, they also tend to auto accidents throughout the parish.

There are 14 volunteer fire departments in Vermilion Parish. Because of the decline of volunteer firemen in certain parts of the parish, volunteer fire stations may close in the future. During budget meetings by the police jury last week, the police jury was looking at ways to trim finances.

Clay Higgins

The Abbeville Wildcats hold up three to show that they won the parish tournament three years in a row.

Volunteer firemen not only put out house fires, they also tend to auto accidents throughout the parish.

GUEYDAN DUCK FESTIVAL HONOREES

Each year the Gueydan Duck Festival chooses an honoree for their celebration. This year, for the 40th anniversary, the Duck Festival Association’s board of directors are proud to announce this year’s honorees to be the past Duck Festival Queens. The association acknowledges the hard work that is given each year from their queens. Attending the Wine and Cheese are from left, Tammy Spell, Stephanie Williams, Schuyler Poche, Jaimee Gandy, Wendy Smilth, K’Rees Broussard, Emily Ogea, Mischa Moore, Jessica Fluitt, Madison Saunier, Kristy Guillory and Taylor Trahan.

Gueydan Duck Festival Cook-Off

Gueydan Duck Festival Cook-Off Chairman recently announced one of the grand prizes for the main event happening at the Festival Grounds Sunday, August 28. A 43 inch flat screen TV will be given as first prize along with an appearance on the John Fose cooking show.

As the 40th Gueydan Duck Festival approaches, volunteers are busy preparing for the annual festival.

Gulf Coast Bank employee fundraiser benefits Miles Perret Cancer Services

From left to right: Chris Juneau, Gulf Coast Bank Vice President; Nicole Jones, Miles Perret Cancer Services Executive Director; Megan Donlon, Gulf Coast Bank Marketing Coordinator.

LAFAYETTE — Throughout the year Gulf Coast Bank Marketing Coordinator Megan Donlon coordinates Internal Fundraisers at Gulf Coast Bank to support local non-profits.

Abbeville Arrest Report: July 24-31

Jean Boudreaux
(Male)
DOB: 8/11/1955
Charge: Aggravated Assault
Charge: Simple Assault
Charge: Resisting an Officer

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Aleria Bolden for NV is all smiles after reaching the finals.

The No. 1 seed and the No. 2 seed were eliminated by lower seeds in the semifinals of the parish finals.
No. 3 seed North Vermilion beat No. 2 seed Gueydan, 38-30, on Friday.

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