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Kiwanis Club members Andrew Dozier (left) and Mark Piazza present Kim Brousard with a donation for her shoe drive to benefit American Cancer Society.

Abbeville woman who survived cancer going strong with shoe drive

Kim Broussard began her fundraising effort for the American Cancer Society about a year after receiving her own diagnosis.
Doctors diagnosed Broussard with Melanoma in January of 2016. Now cancer free, Broussard is conducting a shoe drive that will help others receive their own good news.
Broussard began collecting pairs of shoes in February. To date, she has more than 600 pairs. She will continue the drive through Friday, May 12.
“That is the cutoff,” Broussard said, “but I will keep collecting as long as I can.”

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Vermilion Parish Police Jury supports proposed levee property tax

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury approved to support the Louisiana Levee Reform Bill, which would allow the state to levy up to a five -mill property tax on the people of Vermilion, Cameron and Calcasieu parishes.
The money collected by the three parishes in the property tax would go towards the fight against an eroding coastline in the three parishes.

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Chris Meaux

Chris Meaux promoted to branch manager at Gulf Coast Bank

LAFAYETTE – Chris Meaux has been promoted to Branch Manager at Gulf Coast Bank’s Kaliste Saloom location in Lafayette. Meaux is also one of Gulf Coast Bank’s Merchant Services specialists.
Meaux started his career at a local finance company in 2003. He then joined Gulf Coast Bank in 2016 and appreciates the Community Bank difference.
Originally from Garland, TX, Meaux is a graduate of Naaman Forest High School in Garland. He then went on to study Accounting at Richland Community College in Dallas, where he graduated in 2003.

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Volunteers clean up along State Street in Abbeville during last year’s Great
American Cleanup.

Great American Cleanup set for Saturday in Abbeville

Judges for the Louisiana Garden Club Federation’s Cleanest City Contest will be in Abbeville at some point next Tuesday.
The city won the District State title last year. A strong effort to help Abbeville go back-to-back will be made this Saturday morning.
The annual Great American Cleanup will be held this Saturday, April 8. Volunteers can meet at 9 a.m. at Abbeville City Hall. The effort here is being spearheaded by Keep Abbeville Beautiful (KAB) and the Abbeville Garden Club.

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State asking those flooded in August to take survey

BATON ROUGE – Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Office of Community Development is urging all homeowners affected by the March and August 2016 floods to take a brief survey that will be available starting on Monday, April 10.
The survey will be posted on the website on that date and is the first step toward applying for recovery assistance. Homeowners who don’t have access to the internet can also have their surveys filled in over the telephone.
The survey will be available for a period of time – it does not have to be completed on the opening date.



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