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Pictured from left to right: SRT Commander Drew David, Chad’s wife Jetsy (with baby Noah) Christian, Mia, Chad, Robert Greer (Rotary) Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Annette Mudd (Rotary), and Colonel Kirk Frith

Decorated Army veteran selected by Sheriff Couvillon for award

The Abbeville Rotary Club recently presented one of their Annual Public Servant Awards to Deputy Chad Touchet of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Each year the Sheriff’s Office is asked to nominate someone with their department who has shown service that has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

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Gueydan Duck Festival canceled for 2020

GUEYDAN - The Gueydan Duck Festival has joined the long list of festivals being canceled because of COVID-19.
On Tuesday, Jerrod Broussard, the president of the Gueydan Duck Festival, announced the festival board of directors voted to cancel the festival, which was scheduled to be held in August.
“After much deliberation and heavy hearts, the festival board has made the very hard decision to cancel the 2020 Duck Festival,” said Broussard in a press release.

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Leblanc Elementary School’s Rachelle Brown has been named a semi-finalist for State Principal of the Year.

Leblanc Elementary’s Rachelle Brown says being named State Principal of the Year semifinalist represents school

Rachelle Brown’s name is on the list of semi-finalists for the Louisiana Department of Education’s State Principal of the Year.
This comes after the Vermilion Parish School District named Brown Vermilion Parish Elementary Principal of the Year in December. Brown has served as principal at Leblanc Elementary School since 2018.
“It really is an honor to be recognized on both the district and state level,” Brown said. “It really is an unbelievable honor.”

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Karla Langlinais

Karla Langlinais retiring from Dozier Elementary

ERATH — A milestone for Karla Langlinais is only days away.
June 6 will mark Langlinais’ retirement as Dozier Elementary Principal. While she’ll be working up until the last minute on June 5, there’s an excitement for the big moment.
“It is a wonderful feeling to have reached this goal, Langlinais said. “I am very proud of this accomplishment. When I first started teaching 33 years ago my goal was just to get to 30 and I have surpassed it.”

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