Byron Vollmer spent Christmas Eve with his family, including wife, Lauren, and six-month-old daughter, Gracie, prior to the start of today’s shift.

A theme in many Christmas songs is simply being home for the holiday. Unfortunately, duty keeps some from being with those they love on this special day. Twelve members of the Abbeville Fire Department are among those working on Christmas day. They began their 24-hour shift at 6 a.m. this morning.
Written By Gabrielle Lege Correspondent

The fallen officers of Vermilion Parish are (left to right) Otto Bourque, Rodney Trahan, John “Dooley Hardy, Todd Touchet, and Allen Bares Jr. Their pictures are behind a cake with the saying, “All Gave Some. Some Gave All.”

This year, 123 officers have been killed in the line of duty. That number was 100 at the same time last year. Two police officers in Brooklyn were killed last week while sitting in their patrol car, while another was killed Sunday in Florida attempting to make an arrest.

Byron Vollmer spent Christmas Eve with his family, including wife, Lauren, and six-month-old daughter, Gracie, prior to the start of today’s shift.

The fallen officers of Vermilion Parish are (left to right) Otto Bourque, Rodney Trahan, John “Dooley Hardy, Todd Touchet, and Allen Bares Jr. Their pictures are behind a cake with the saying, “All Gave Some. Some Gave All.”

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Working on Christmas Day

Byron Vollmer spent Christmas Eve with his family, including wife, Lauren, and six-month-old daughter, Gracie, prior to the start of today’s shift.

A theme in many Christmas songs is simply being home for the holiday.
Unfortunately, duty keeps some from being with those they love on this special day.

Cuba could be good news for rice farmers

Farming rice is a popular crop in Arkansas and Louisiana.

CROWLEY - When President Obama announced last week that he is updating the U.S.

Honoring ‘Fallen Brother’

The fallen officers of Vermilion Parish are (left to right) Otto Bourque, Rodney Trahan, John “Dooley Hardy, Todd Touchet, and Allen Bares Jr. Their pictures are behind a cake with the saying, “All Gave Some. Some Gave All.”

This year, 123 officers have been killed in the line of duty. That number was 100 at the same time last year.

Vermilion Catholic completes $313,000 worth of improvements

VC students Kaylee Guidry is on lights and Brandt Golden on sound board. Brandt has his iPod plugged into the sound board to add sound effects. All this equipment is brand new.

It’s Thursday afternoon and a group of Vermilion Catholic students are practicing for their annual theater production. What makes this practice different are their surroundings. 

Perry man charged with drugs, firearms possession

James Buck

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Maurice says goodbye to two long-time aldermen

Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot (left) helps say goodbye to out-going Aldermen Gary Villien (middle) and Darin Desormeaux during Wednesday’s meeting.

MAURICE — The Village of Maurice said goodbye Wednesday to two men who have served the board of aldermen for a combined 24 years.

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Sports

Vermilion Catholic’s Tyler Derouen is the Vermilion Parish Offensive MVP

The Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles football team had a potent offense this season, and one of the most important players on that team was Tyler Derouen.

Lifestyle

The Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville’s annual Christmas
Social was hosted by Chapter President, Laurie Hulin
at Hulin Farms on Tuesday, December 2. Members are shown in above picture.

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Board members include (seated) Laurie Hulin,
Nicole DesOrmeaux
(standing) Jamie Hebert, Megan Lalande, Kimi
Gaspard, Dr. Anita
Chaisson.

Obituaries

ABBEVILLE — A Home Going Celebration will be held for Mageline L. Goodie 79 the former Mageline Levy at 11:00 a.m.

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