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Illegal alligator egg collectors sentenced in Vermilion Parish

Two Grand Chenier men were sentenced in the 15th Judicial District Court in Vermilion Parish on Jan. 24 for their part in the theft of alligator eggs.
Paul A. Canik, 48, pled no contest to illegal possession of alligator eggs, and criminal trespass. Christopher M. Trahan, 25, pled no contest to not abiding by rules and regulations.

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All of the beds in the parish jail are occupied.

What is the price of safety?

There is a major problem brewing between the Vermilion Parish Police Jury and the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office. The end result could lead to a Sheriff guard being injured in the parish jail or criminals not being arrested because there is no more room in the parish jail.
The Vermilion Parish jail was opened in 1983 and it first held 49 prisoners. Over time, a special dormitory, not connected to the jail, was built to house another 48 prisoners, bringing the capacity to 150 prisoners.

Police Jury: Less overflow prisoners

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Hours extended for free tax prep in Vermilion Parish

The ASSIST Agency, Inc. will be open after hours, by appointment only, on February 15 and March15, 2017 in Abbeville for free tax preparation for low to moderate income individuals. For an appointment after 4:30 pm on February 15 or March 15, 2017 call 337-898-9554. Appointments during regular business hours are also available on Mondays and Wednesdays and walk-ins are seen on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Bryan Maggard is the new AD at UL.

UL hires Dr. Maggard as its new athletic director

LAFAYETTE – Dr. Bryan Maggard, who spent the past 21 years in athletics administration at the University of Missouri, was officially introduced on Wednesday as Director of Athletics for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
The hiring of Maggard, a native of Dexter, Kan., and Executive Associate Athletic Director at Mizzou, is subject to approval by the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors.

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Reilly Boling of Erath High 4-H Club was selected as Overall Champion Beef Showman. Presenting her award is Sydnee Gaspard, 2017 Vermilion Parish Cattlemen’s Queen. The award is sponsored by Blaine Dugas and family and Joey, Michelle, Dilan and Paige Comeaux in memory of Denise Lene Gastal. Denise was a huge supporter of the 4-H beef program for many years.

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Sydnee Gaspard of Kaplan High 4-H showed the Champion and Champion Vermilion Bred Commercial Heifer at the 43rd Annual Vermilion 4-H Livestock Show and Sale held January 27-28 at the Cecil McCrory Exhibit Building in Abbeville.

Winners announced for 2017 Vermilion Parish 4-H Junior Livestock Show & Sale

The 43rd Annual Vermilion Parish 4-H Livestock Show and Sale was a great success. It involved 193 young people who exhibited over 277 head of livestock (beef, sheep, goats, dairy, and swine) and 94 poultry entries. This event is organized by the LSU AgCenter Extension Service and was held January 27-28, at the Cecil McCrory Exhibit Building in Abbeville. A large crowd was on hand to witness the skills of these 4-H’ers and to view the extensive exhibition of the highest quality stock in Vermilion Parish.



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