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Wendy Stoute

Stoute saying goodbye as Erath Middle principal

The last goodbye is always the hardest one.
For Wendy Stoute, that is saying farewell to a place that has meant so much to her.
Stoute, a longtime Vermilion Parish educator, will be retiring as principal at Erath Middle School.
“For me, this is a very bittersweet moment in my life,” Stoute said. “It is not easy leaving a career that I was called to do. I love working with kids, I love working with my teachers, and I love making a positive impact in the lives of our youth. It’s just what I do, and what I’ve always done.

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Vermilion Parish Correctional Center remains closed to public

It has been two months since Vermilion Parish prisoners have had visitors, and nothing will change for the rest of May.
Because of the coronavirus, all prisons in Louisiana stopped having public visitation. The only visitors were attorneys and law enforcement.
Last week the state went into Phase 1, which meant some businesses were able to open and operate.
However, there is a handful that still remain closed, such as bars, massage and tattoo shops.
Nursing homes and prisons are still not allowing public visitors.

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Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 500 block of Noah Daigle Road in Richard Monday night to investigate an apparent double murder.


RICHARD — Deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating a double homicide which occurred in the 500 block of Noah Daigle Road in the Richard Community west of Church Point.
APSO was notified at 8:25 p.m. Monday night, according to Sheriff K.P. Gibson.
Deputies responded to the residence where a male and female victim were discovered deceased.
The victims have been identified as John B. Guillory, 71, and Lois M. Guillory, 71. The victims are related, but not married, according to Gibson.
Next of kin has been notified.

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Rep. Ryan Bourriaque

Rep. Ryan Bourriaque named to Rural Caucus leadership position

BATON ROUGE — Representative Chris Turner of Ruston, chairman of the Louisiana Rural Caucus, has appointed Rep. Ryan Bourriaque of Abbeville to serve on the Rural Caucus Executive Committee.
The 63-member group elected Turner to serve as Chairman for 2020-2021, Rep. Rhonda Butler of Ville Platte as Vice Chairman and Rep. Kenny Cox of Natchitoches as Secretary/Treasurer.



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