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This year’s Abbeville Christmas Ornament features the Rice Mill. This is the 16th ornament in a series that features landmarks from around the city.

The miniature Village will be on display in Magdalen Square during tonight’s Abbeville Christmas Stroll.

Abbeville Christmas Stroll Thursday night

There is nothing frightful expected when it comes to the weather this evening, leaving a delightful time for those planning to attend Abbeville’s Annual Christmas Stroll.
The event will take place in Historic Downtown Abbeville from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“This is the 19th year that we do the Christmas Stroll,” Abbeville Main Street Manager Charlene Beckett said. “It’s an event for people to come downtown, stroll and look at our beautiful Christmas lights.
“And it’s a chance to go into our stores and visit with people.”

Vermilion Parish Police Jury employees may see pay raise in 2019

Good news for some Vermilion Parish Police Jury employees. When 2019 starts, some police jury employees may see a pay raise on their check, if a new merit system is approved by the police jury on Monday.
During a special committe meeting on Wednesday, the police jurors approved a new merit pay raise system that could give as high as a five percent payraise or as low as no payraise.
Police Jury Administrator Keith Roy introduced the new merit system to the police jurors. The jurors still have to approve it Monday at its regular board meeting.

Officials break ground on the Village of Maurice’s new wastewater treatment facility Thursday morning. Taking part in the ground breaking are (L-R) Mayor Wayne Theriot, Dr. Carrie Castille, Louisiana State Director for Rural Development for the USDA, Maurice Alderman Kenneth “Keno” Picard, Chief of Police-elect Guy Nerren, Todd Vincent of Sellers & Associates, Chris Dardeau of Gulf Coast Bank and Martin Walke of the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority. The new facility is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2020.

Dr. Carrie Castille (left) of the USDA talks about the project prior to the groundbreaking.

Maurice, USDA break ground on new water treatment plant

MAURICE — It may not be the most exciting part, but proper infrastructure is a key aspect of any community’s growth.
For the Village of Maurice, growth, especially residentially, has been astronomical in the last few years.
Making sure infrastructure can sustain Maurice’s growth well into the future, officials broke ground Thursday morning on a wastewater treatment facility. That new facility, which is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2020, will be located on Beau Road.

Rotarian Charles Dill Jr. (left) presents John Andrus with his award for 2018 Farmer of the Year.

Members of John Andrus’ family joined him to receive the award from the Rotary Club. From left to right - Paul Andrus, dad; Dolores Andrus, mom; Charles Dill Jr., Rotarian; John Andrus; Becky Andrus, wife; Jared Andrus, son; Christine Andrus, daughter-n-law; Jake Andrus, son; not pictured, Josh Andrus, son.

Rotary Club of Abbeville names John Andrus Farmer of Year

For John Andrus, the highlight of the day is when his grandchildren say, “Pop, let’s go check the cows.”
Andrus has made an incredible career of checking on the cows. Andrus received some recognition for that work as the Rotary Club of Abbeville honored Andrus as its 2018 Farmer of the Year.
Rotarians presented Andrus with his award during their weekly meeting on Wednesday.
“It was a big surprise,” Andrus said after the meeting. “It was very unexpected.”
Maybe to him, but not to those who see Andrus as a pillar of the Vermilion Parish cattle industry.

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