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Photo from Mike Kloesel
Kaplan Mayor Mike Kloesel reported damage around the city from the storm that passed through Saturday morning.

Saturday storm

Storms rolled through Acadiana Saturday morning, bringing heavy winds and rain.
That resulted in damage and thousands of power outages throughout the region.
In Vermilion Parish, Kaplan Mayor Mike Kloesel reported damage to multiple areas around the city. The mayor also reported some outages on the west side of the city.
“We must have certainly had a small twister come over Kaplan before daybreak,” Kloesel said in a social media post. “There are no injuries reported but we do have property damage and lots of limbs down so be careful.”

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Brad Prudomme

Prudhomme ready for opportunity

Brad Prudhomme’s phone began to ring Monday night, not long after the Vermilion Parish School Board voted to name him the interim superintendent of the school system.
And it kept ringing into Tuesday, even as he spoke to members of the Kiwanis Club of Abbeville.
“My phone has not stopped,” Prudhomme said with a laugh. “My last call on Monday was at 11:15 p.m. and it started again on Tuesday at 6:30 a.m.”
People are congratulating Prudhomme after the board voted 5-3 to name him the interim superintendent during a special meeting Monday night.

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LSU Board of Supervisors Cancels Jan. 13-14 Classes

BATON ROUGE — The LSU Board of Supervisors voted today to cancel classes at the flagship campus in Baton Rouge on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 13-14, to accommodate students who are traveling to New Orleans for the national championship game.
Classes are canceled on Monday and Tuesday, but the university will remain open, and employees should report to work as usual on those days. Employees who have any questions about their work schedule on those days should contact their supervisors.

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Fr. J. Vervis Lafleur

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Charlene Richard

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Auguste “Nonco” Pelafigue

Three Catholics to be nominated for sainthood

An historic journey will begin this weekend as three Acadiana residents take the first step toward possible sainthood in the Catholic Church.
Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel of the Diocese of Lafayette will officially open the “Cause for Canonization” of Miss Charlene Richard and Mr. Auguste “Nonco” Pelafigue at a 10 a.m. ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at Immaculata Chapel in Lafayette.

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