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Applications needed for White Lake youth hunt

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for the 2017 youth waterfowl lottery hunts on White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in Vermilion Parish.
There is no charge for the LDWF-sponsored hunts on Nov. 4-5, provided as a quality experience for young waterfowl hunters. The participants in the hunts will be determined by a lottery drawing.
Applications for the lottery should be submitted to LDWF before close of business on Sept. 14.

School board member Luddy Herpin has been ill.

Four Vermilion Parish School Board members miss another meeting

For the third straight time, four school board members elected not to attend a specially called school board meeting.
The four school board members not in attendance at Monday night’s meeting were Laura LeBeouf, Luddy Herpin, Kibbie Pillette and Sara Duplechain.
Attending the meeting were Anthony Fontana, Chris Gautreaux, Stacy Landry and Chris Hebert.

Anthony Fontana

Vermilion Parish School Board president wants to circulate a petition

The Vermilion Parish School Board meeting lasted only 90 seconds, but School Board President Anthony Fontana’s words during that time may be felt throughout the parish.
After role call was taken by Superintendent Jerome Puyau, missing were Laura LeBeouf, Luddy Herpin, Sara Duplechain and Kibbie Pillette. Fontana spoke.

Photo by LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station

Rice industry to profit from China sales

Abbeville farmers and the Louisiana rice industry on the whole should reap the benefits of the recent trade agreement that will enable the United States to export commodities like rice to China.
China consumers and produces more rice than any other country. Last year, China imported about 5 million tons of rice, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported.
Abbeville farmer and President of the Vermilion Parish Rice Growers Association, Allen McLain said countries like China want to consume
U.S. rice because of its strict regulations.

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