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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Cooking With Heart

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.

Abbeville council reviews crime stats over 10 years

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.

‘FIEB Backers aims to help school/students

One way the FIEB Backers Club raises money for their school is by working the concession stand at the LSU Tiger Stadium.

Every year, schools face difficult problems which include shrinking budgets, increasing class sizes, government mandates and the challenges of delivering quality education are daunting.

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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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