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Braylon Moore, 10, says he has learned much from both playing football and now selling popcorn.

Injury leads Braylon Moore from football field to business world

Like so many kids his age, 10-year-old Braylon Moore loves playing sports.
Moore especially loves playing football, something he has done for years in the local league in Vermilion Parish. Those years have helped the young Moore learn valuable lessons.
“Sports taught me how to believe in myself, have confidence, and set goals,” Moore said. “It has also taught me how to work with my teammates, listen to my coaches and to never give up.”

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Members of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 2017 Homecoming Court are, from left, maids Rachel “Eden” Abraham, Emily Husband and Mary McMahon; Queen Shalanda Plowden; and maids Christina Hernandez and Rebecca Hebert.
(Credit: Doug Dugas/University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

Abbeville’s Plowden honored as UL Lafayette Homecoming Queen; VC grad Emily Husband named Maid on Court

Shalanda Plowden, a senior double major in political science and history, will reign as queen of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 2017 Homecoming.
Maids on the Homecoming Court are Rachel “Eden” Abraham of New Orleans; Christina Hernandez of Lafayette; Rebecca Hebert of Jennings, La.; Emily Husband of Abbeville, La.; and Mary McMahon of Houma.

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Donation jars are set up a various businesses in the parish.

Donations help drive efforts for Animal Aid for Vermilion Area

Animal Aid for Vermilion Area (AAVA) took over an important role three years ago when the Vermilion Parish Police Jury appointed the group as the only animal rescue to remove animals from the parish facility.
Since that time, the volunteers of AAVA have spent incalculable hours interviewing interested adopters, developing relationships with local and out-of-state rescues and networking each animal.

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Erath High’s Payne Touchet (second from left) is the Kiwanis Student of the Month. Kiwnais President Ross Comeaux presents Touchet with a certificate. Also taking part in the presentation are Touchet’s mother, Theresa, and Kiwanis members Troy Frederick and Andrew Dozier.

Erath High’s Payne Touchet named Abbeville Kiwanis Student of Month

Payne Touchet is not going to talk anyone’s ear off, as he describes himself as a man of few words.
Touchet allows his actions to speak louder than any amount of words. And the Erath High senior has plenty of positive actions. He had an opportunity to literally speak about himself Tuesday afternoon as the Abbeville Kiwanis Club honored Touchet as its November Student of the Month.
“Thank you for having me,” Touchet said. “I am enjoying my senior year, though it is going by faster than expected.”



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