William Thibodeaux

The 2014 midterm elections are finally over along with the seemingly constant television and radio ads urging voters to elect this candidate or that candidate.

Kristi Cormier talks to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza after the Kiwanis meeting.

It has been almost two weeks since Kristi Cormier, her fiancé and three children lost everything in a mobile home fire. They are still piecing their lives back together. On Dec. 5, a 40-year-old mobile home, owned by Cormier and her fiancé, caught on fire and burned within minutes. Electrical could have been the cause of the fire.

Photo: Eight students will be honored as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association's Outstanding Graduates during Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies on Friday. The Outstanding Graduates, one from each of eight academic colleges, are flanked by Margaret Trahan, president of the UL Lafayette Alumni Association Executive Board, and Dr. Joseph Savoie, University president. They are, from left: Taylor McCaulley, College of Liberal Arts; Merlin Dartez Jr., Ray P. Authement College of Sciences; Emma Trahan, College of General Studies; Austen Catlin, College of Engineering; Garrett Darbonne, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions; Nicholas Lott, College of the Arts; Alexandra Dardar, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration; and April Begnaud, College of Education.

LAFAYETTE — Eight students, including Alexandra Dardar and Emma Trahan, both from Vermilion Parish, will be honored during Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association’s Outstanding Graduates.

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Kristi Cormier talks to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza after the Kiwanis meeting.

Photo: Eight students will be honored as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association's Outstanding Graduates during Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies on Friday. The Outstanding Graduates, one from each of eight academic colleges, are flanked by Margaret Trahan, president of the UL Lafayette Alumni Association Executive Board, and Dr. Joseph Savoie, University president. They are, from left: Taylor McCaulley, College of Liberal Arts; Merlin Dartez Jr., Ray P. Authement College of Sciences; Emma Trahan, College of General Studies; Austen Catlin, College of Engineering; Garrett Darbonne, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions; Nicholas Lott, College of the Arts; Alexandra Dardar, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration; and April Begnaud, College of Education.

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Mouton gets 40 years for carjacking

Terrance Mouton

Terrance Mouton will serve 40 years in prison for his role in a 2012 Abbeville carjacking.

Two from Vermilion among Fall 2014 Outstanding Graduates at UL Lafayette

Photo: Eight students will be honored as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association's Outstanding Graduates during Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies on Friday. The Outstanding Graduates, one from each of eight academic colleges, are flanked by Margaret Trahan, president of the UL Lafayette Alumni Association Executive Board, and Dr. Joseph Savoie, University president. They are, from left: Taylor McCaulley, College of Liberal Arts; Merlin Dartez Jr., Ray P. Authement College of Sciences; Emma Trahan, College of General Studies; Austen Catlin, College of Engineering; Garrett Darbonne, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions; Nicholas Lott, College of the Arts; Alexandra Dardar, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration; and April Begnaud, College of Education.

LAFAYETTE — Eight students, including Alexandra Dardar and Emma Trahan, both from Vermilion Parish, will be honored during Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies as the University of Louisiana at Lafaye

New Leader At Gueydan High School

Starting on Jan. 5, 2015, Brandy Broussard will be the principal at Gueydan High School.

GUEYDAN — Part of taking a new job is having to get used to new surroundings.
Brandy Broussard doesn’t have to worry about that.

Gonzales man arrested for child porn

Everett Carter

(GONZALES, LA) — A joint law enforcement effort has led to the arrest of a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Special Christmas Display

This home on Dutel Street in Abbeville has more than 20 pictures of people who have tragically lost their life in Vermilion Parish. She has photos of people who were murdered, including Allen Bares, John Hardy and Rita Jordan. There are also photos of young people who lost their life.

Like many this time of year, Carolyn Boudreaux’s home is decorated for Christmas.

White truck found burning in sugar cane field north of Abbeville

The entire truck burned within minutes. It is not known if the truck was set on fire or if it is an accident.

After receiving a 911 phone call, the Maurice Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to put out a truck fire at a loading site of a sugar cane field on Roosevelt Road, a mile west of the Woodla

Three people arrested in Vermilion hotel

James Nolan Sandoz II,

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

Vermilion Parish School Board employee gets stuck in elevator

The firemen try to remove a person stuck in the elevator at the school board central office on Thursday.

A school board employee was happy to see a group of firemen Thursday afternoon in the Central Office of the School Board .

State warns of possible phone scam

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is warning the public of a potential scam that has been reported in the Lafayette area.

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Sports

The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles after their 42-35 win over North Vermilion is the parish tournament championship Thursday night. VC won their fourth straight parish tournament.

For the fourth year in a row, the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles won the parish tournament, this time with a 42-35 win over North Vermilion.

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.

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