Rylan Guidry, Laila Breaux and Avery Besson (L-R) finished as the top three at Thursday’s Dow Vermilion Parish You Be the Chemist Challenge.

Like most successful companies, Dow Chemical is always looking for what will help continue that success in the future. That future was on display Thursday night at Abbeville High School, as 31 middle school students from around Vermilion Parish competed in the second Dow Vermilion Parish You Be the Chemist Challenge.

Rep. Blake Miguez talks with the Abbeville Kiwanis Club members about the state budget.

Rep. Blake Miguez is not in love with the idea that Gov. John Bel Edwards has come up with as a way to balance the state budget. One of Gov. Edward’s plan is to increase the state’s 4-cent sales tax by a penny, and bring in $216 million more for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne gives a toast to the 2015 court of Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie.

Some communities around Acadiana will go without Mardi Gras parades this year. Kaplan will not be among them. The Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie parade will roll this Tuesday for Mardi Gras as it always has. The parade is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.

Rylan Guidry, Laila Breaux and Avery Besson (L-R) finished as the top three at Thursday’s Dow Vermilion Parish You Be the Chemist Challenge.

Rep. Blake Miguez talks with the Abbeville Kiwanis Club members about the state budget.

Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne gives a toast to the 2015 court of Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie.

Vermilion Parish School leaders proud of high school accomplishments

Kaplan Principal Dr. Janet Guirini informs the students that Kaplan is an A school for the first time.

The Louisiana Department of Education released some important education statistics, and Vermilion Parish public schools out performed nearby parishes.

Vermilion Sheriff’s Office investigating car burglaries near Erath

This is one of the vehicles being sought by the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office in connection to car burglaries near Erath.

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is currently investigating several vehicle burglaries that occurred on Cupcake Road near Erath.

Kaplan High teacher passes away

Davlon Rost

Davlon Rost, a longtime educator at Kaplan High School passed away after a brief illness.
At press-time, funeral arrangements were not known.

Student in Abbeville charged with terrorizing

The Abbeville Police were on the scene at Mt.Carmel Tuesday morning.

A Mt. Carmel student was brought into the Abbeville Police Department on Tuesday after allegedly posting something on social media that was allegedly a threat to the school.

Maurice officer found not guilty

Officer Willis Thomas was driving this police cruiser during the time of the crash.

MAURICE — A Maurice police officer involved in a fatal crash more than three years ago has been found not guilty of negligent homicide.
Judge Michelle Breaux issued a not guilty verdict for Willis Thomas Monday afternoon. The trial had no jury, with only Breaux hearing the case.

Two Delcambre men arrested for crab theft

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested two men for alleged crabbing violations in Iberia Parish on Oct 12 in two separate cases.

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Sports

The top 3 male overall winners are (left to right) Ethan Suire (first), Nicholas Vadetero (second) and Chris Guidry (third).

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The top 3 female overall finishers are Leisa Lee, (first) second was Ryane Broussard and Erin Atkins was third.

Beignet Boogie 5K Results
Female Open Winners
1 Leisa Lee 24:04.7 7:46/M
2 Ryane Broussard 24:15.2 7:49/M
3 Erin Atkins 24:56.4 8:03/M

Lifestyle

Taylor Trahan and Clinton Shepard

Miss Brittany Hebert and Mr. Bryton Gary are announcing their engagement and plans to marry.

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