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Strain: Prepare for Freezing Temps

BATON ROUGE – With temperatures dipping near or below freezing, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., is urging livestock and pet owners to take special precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of their animals.
“We cannot stress enough that these are serious weather conditions and it is time to protect pets, plants, pipes, and of course, people,” Strain said.
Here are some cold weather tips for livestock, pet and plant owners:

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Kiwanis Club of Abbeville is hosting gala to honor educators, support workers in the parish school system

The Abbeville Kiwanis Club wants to know who you think is the best teacher, principal, or support worker in Vermilion Parish.
The reason they want to know is because the Kiwanis Club will be hosting the inaugural Kiwanis Club Educator Award Gala at the VN Center in Abbeville. The event will happen on March 31, 2020.
The gala will pay tribute to the top teachers, principals, and support staff workers in Vermilion Parish schools, public and private.

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Rotary president Robert Greer accepts a thank you card from the French Immersion students and their teacher, Magali Forêt, at LeBlanc Elementary.

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Rotarians Tom Thompson, Bernard Duhon and President Robert Greer present a donation for the Leblanc Elementary French Immersion to Madeline DeHart, Supervisor of Foreign Languages for Vermilion Parish.

Rotary Club of Abbeville donates books to French Immersion

The Rotary Club of Abbeville held its weekly meeting at the LeBlanc Elementary School library.
“The Rotary Club of Abbeville is one hundred percent behind French immersion here at LeBlanc Elementary and we want to contribute to its success,” said President Robert Greer.
“This is a collective effort on the part of many Rotarians to provide the French immersion classes with books in French. We are meeting in this beautiful library to present over ten thousand dollars to enrich the literacy program in French,” said Greer.

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Touchet suggests raises for chief of police, mayor

It has been 12 years since the mayor and chief of police in Abbeville have received raises.
That could soon change for the two positions, both of which are elected.
On Tuesday, during a discussion on the upcoming budget at the regular Abbeville City Council meeting, Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. brought up providing pay increases for the mayor and chief of police.
“This is not something where I want to address it right now,” Touchet said during the meeting, “but I want to put it out for the rest of the council and the public to understand.”

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Third Circuit Court of Appeal dismisses Puyau’s lawsuit

What a day for Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Jerome Puyau had on Wednesday.
His morning began with the celebration of the Vermilion Parish School District being ranked No. 2 in the state out of 72 school districts.
At 11 a.m., he sent an email to all school employees praising them for their work that helped make Vermilion No. 2, a ranking no school district in Acadiana has ever reached.
But, then around 12:15 p.m., his day went south after receiving a phone call.

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