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Chris Dardeau, the Rotary President, hands Faith Boudreaux her award.

Erath High senior wins ‘What I Want To Be And Why’ essay contest

By the time seniors graduate high school, few know what they want to do in life after high school. They all look for a sign that will guide them in the right direction.
Erath High graduate Faith Boudreaux got that sign her senior year.
Boudreaux recently won this year’s “What I Want to Be and Why” essay contest put on by the Abbeville Rotary Club. She wrote about how she wanted to be a speech therapist.

Louella Hebert Touchet is excited to sit in the driver’s seat of a new school bus.

Vermilion Parish Schools bus drivers, 1940s. Euclide “Bèbe” Dubois, fifth from left.

Louella Touchet gets a tour of a new VPSB bus by Gary Landry.

Kaplan Elementary School Bus Drivers, 1980’s Front: Wilfred Trahan, Mayonce Hebert, Eldridge Vincent, Raymond Lege, Wiley Meaux Back: J.T. Gabi Herpin, Dalton Suire, Dudley Guidry, Gladys Mouton, Lou Clark, Myrtes Faulk, Lou Touchet, Jimmie Eleazar, Joe Lege.

Touchet reflects on bus-driving career in Vermilion Parish, marvels at new vehicles

School buses in Vermilion parish today are state of the art vehicles equipped with cushioned seats, air conditioning and speakers for the radio and PA system, not to mention modern technology like GPS, video cameras and safety features. In addition, Vermilion Parish roads are paved and well-maintained. Riding the bus morning and afternoon is almost like riding in the comfort of the family vehicle for school kids.

Billy Broadhurst, adviser to Edwin Edwards, dies

Billy Broadhurst, an adviser to Edwin Edwards and countless other elected officials across the state, has died, according to several people who knew him. He was 77.

Broadhurst was a lawyer who rose to prominence as a political operative working with a wide range of officials and a lobbyist for some of the most powerful interests in the state.

Broadhurst had been actively working on politics up until this past weekend, when he was in New Orleans meeting with officials and potential clients.

Details about Broadhurst's death were not immediately available.

Hannah Vidallier leaves LSUE with two national championship titles.

The team celebrates after the win on Saturday.

Vidallier goes out in style at LSUE

Hannah Vidallier’s softball career ended like she had hoped.
In her two years at LSU-Eunice, she leaves with two Division II Junior College National Championships.
The LSU-Eunice Lady Bengals won their fifth national championship with a dramatic 8-7 win over top-ranked Jones County Junior College, Saturday at Traceway Park.
Vidallier, a North Vermilion High graduate, pitched the final three innings in the finals. She gave up one run, two hits, and walking one.

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