Immaculate Conception Church in Washington, which predated the Civil War, burned to the ground Friday, Jan. 14. Parishioners said they smelled smoke during 6:30 a.m. Mass. Fire apparently erupted in the attic in the rear of the church about 9 a.m. The old dry, cypress lumber erupted into a ball of flame within minutes and firefighters had little chance to save the historic structure. It was burned to the ground by 10 a.m. Photo by Jim Bradshaw
This Erath soccer fan did not let cold weather bother her Wednesday night as she and others watched the Lady Bobcats’ soccer team play Opelousas Catholic in Erath. Nancy Guidry is wrapped from head to toe as she watches her daughter Jada Guidry play. She also had a small heater in front of her. The temperature dropped to 34 degrees by the end of the game.
RENE ROST–The seventh and eighth grade 4-H members participated in the electrical clinic on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 at the Cecil McCory Exhibit Building in Abbeville. The members are (left to right) Taylor Harrington, Peyton Broussard, Jade Herpin and John Gordy Broussard.
4-H–Vermilion Parish 4-H held its annual electric clinic Dec. 15 at the Cecil McCrory Exhibit Building in Abbeville. This workshop was open to all 4-H members. They had the opportunity for hands-on experience working with electricity. Each club member who attended selected from two electrical projects in which they assembled from scratch. Club members were able to wire and assemble their own lamp or extension cord. Pictured are Jr. Leaders from around the parish who were on hand to assist younger 4-H members with their projects. Submitted by Jr. Leader and KHS club reporter Austin Gaspard.
Ken Bordelon of Vick started 2011 with this buck of a lifetime. Bordelon killed this giant deer the afternoon of Monday, January 3, 2011 on some land in the Louisiana Delta Plantation that he and his dad farm. The buck measured at 242 4/8" with 23 total points.
4-H–Vermilion Parish 4-H held a computer and demonstration workshop for 4-Hers in grades 4th- 6th on December 21st at the Vermilion Parish Technology Center in Abbeville. Members learned computer skills and demonstration techniques. Jr. Leaders who assisted with the workshop are (bottom row left to right) Ashley Duhon - NVHS, Keisha Marceaux - NVHS, Leah Broussard - AHS and Brittany Broussard - FIEB (top row left to right) Brittany Goutierrez - EHS, Kaitlyn Goutierrez - EMS, Hannah Simon - KHS and Austin Gaspard - KHS. (submitted by KHS & Jr. Leader club reporter, Austin Gaspard)
4-H–Vermilion Parish 4-H Jr. Leader club held their annual cake bingo December 5th at Forked Island E. Broussard School. The bingo was a huge success. All proceeds will benefit the clubs trip to Disney World. Members have been working hard on their service learning project which involves career choices. The Disney Trip will be an award for the members hard work. Jr. Leaders were on hand to work the cake bingo, concession stand and auction items. Pictured are a few of the Jr. Leaders from around the parish who helped to make this day possible. Submitted by Jr. Leader & KHS club reporter, Austin Gaspard.
SHRINERS–Recently, the Louisiana Oilmen’s Bass Association held a fishing tournament in the Toledo Bend area. The proceeds of that tournament were donated to Shriners Children’s hospital system. Presentation of the check in the amount of $10,000 was made through the Habibi board officers and the Evangeline Shrine Club. Pictured above receiving the check left to right are Randy Leblanc, oriental guide; Tom Smith, treasurer; Randall Lanclos, associate officer; Jerry McCaig, assistant rabban; Curley Dartez, potentate; Brian Ezell, high priest and prophet; Jed Angelle, associate officer; Larry McAlister, chief rabban; and M.C. “Bo” House, recorder.