Article Image Alt Text

Abbeville, Quality Sports Authority finalize agreement

After weeks of discussion and negotiation, the City of Abbeville and Quality Sports Authority (QSA) are now partners in youth recreation.
The Abbeville City Council voted 3-2 during its regular meeting Tuesday to allow Mayor Mark Piazza to execute a contract with QSA for outsourcing of the management of the city’s youth recreation program.
Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. made a motion for the move. Councilman Brady Broussard Jr. provided a second.
Councilman Wayne Landry joined Broussard and Touchet by voting in favor of the agreement. Landry did qualify his vote.

Article Image Alt Text

Ashari Terry goes up to the basket for Gueydan.

Article Image Alt Text

Kelli Frith and the Lady Eagles advance to the third round.

Honeybears, VC advance in girls' playoffs

The No. 3 seed Gueydan Honeybears and the No. 2 Vermilion Lady Eagles advanced to the third round of the playoffs, while the Lady Bobcats of Erath were knocked out.
Gueydan beat Delta Charter, 45-28, and will advance to a Thursday game against No. 6 Homer.
VC had an easy time against district foe Highland Baptist, winning, 69-23.
VC and Gueydan will play at home Thursday.
VC will play Hanson, another district foe, on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Admission is $8.
The winner of the third round advances to the semifinals in Hammond.

Article Image Alt Text

Maurice Attorney Scott Dartez swears in Sherry Howell as an Alderwoman. Howell is joined by Bethel Howell, her mother-in-law. Howell is filling the seat left vacant by the sudden death her husband, Lynn.

Maurice swears in new alderwoman Sherry Howell

MAURICE — More than 50 people packed into Wednesday’s Village of Maurice Board of Aldermen meeting to see Sherry Howell officially sworn in to take the seat left vacant by the sudden death of her husband, Lynn.
Lynn Howell, who served for two years as an alderman in Maurice, passed away on Jan. 11. Sherry Howell accepted the invitation to fill her late husband’s seat on Jan. 18. The move became official Wednesday, when Howell took oath in front of dozens of family and friends.

Article Image Alt Text

An Abbeville police officer checks on the driver of the car after the car hit the side of the bed of a truck. The truck was crossing over the four-lane bypass from Rodeo Road. The car was driving on the bypass. No one was injured.

Abbeville Councilmen have concerns about Rodeo Road/Bypass intersection

Two Abbeville City Councilmen happened upon an accident this week involving a vehicle on Rodeo Road trying to cross the Bypass to reach Alonzo Street.
Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. and Councilman Francis Plaisance, both of whom live in the area, came upon the accident, in which a vehicle traveling toward Erath sideswiped the vehicle trying to cross the Bypass. One of the vehicles ended up in a ditch.

Article Image Alt Text

Program changes enable more working families to access child care assistance

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Education today announced changes to the eligibility requirements for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), which provides federal funds to help low-income families pay for child care while working or attending school or training. The changes enable more working families in Louisiana to access child care assistance.
The new eligibility requirements, which are effective immediately, state:
• Families who work at least 20 hours a week are now eligible;



Vermilion Today

Abbeville Meridional

318 N. Main St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: 337-893-4223
Fax: 337-898-9022

The Kaplan Herald

219 North Cushing Avenue
Kaplan, LA 70548

The Gueydan Journal

311 Main Street
Gueydan, LA 70542