Maurice looking at billboard ordinance

MAURICE — It’s hard to miss the new billboards that recently popped up on Hwy. 167 going into the Village of Maurice.
Drivers will soon see two new billboards going up within the village limits. With that in mind, the Village of Maurice Board of Aldermen is looking at steps to regulate future development of this means of advertising.
“We currently don’t have anything that restricts billboards,” Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot said. “There will be two locations where billboards will be placed within the village.”

A five foot high cement levee was built in front of the parish jail.

Workers from Glenn Lege Construction are busy building a dirt levee around the prison.

Keeping Water Out Of Jail

The Vermilion Parish jail is designed to keep prisoners in. For the last 18 months, construction has been underway to keep something out of the parish jail.
Glenn Lege Construction, a Vermilion Parish company, has been building a flood protection wall around the 18 acre prison that houses 150 inmates.
The flood protection levee is constructed with dirt wall that surrounds three-fourths of the prison and a five-foot high cement wall in front of the prison.
The total cost is $1.9 million, which is paid for by FEMA.

Lindsey Duhon, 4-H member at Kaplan High School, showed the Grand Champion and Grand Champion Vermilion Bred AOB Brahman Influence Bull at the 44th Annual Vermilion 4-H Junior Livestock Show. Lindsey is also serving as the 2018 Vermilion Parish Cattlemen’s Queen.

Andrew Trahan of Vermilion Catholic High School exhibited the Grand Champion Market Lamb at the 44th Annual Vermilion 4-H Junior Livestock Show. Pictured are (l to r) Peggy Schexnider, Stacey Hunt, Caroline Hunt, Lane Goutierrez, Shawn Zeringue (judge), Ethan Goutierrez, Shontelle Hebert, Kaius Hebert, Eddie Goutierrez, Andrew Trahan, Emily Trahan, Will Trahan (hidden)and Ethan Hunt.

The Champion Brahman Heifer at the 44th Annual Vermilion 4-H Junior Livestock Show was exhibited by Isaac Duhon of Mount Carmel Elementary School. Pictured with Isaac is his grandfather, Jean Duhon.

Reiss Olsberg, 4-H livestock exhibitor from Erath High School showed the Champion Vermilion Bred Red Brahman Heifer at the 44th Annual Vermilion 4-H Junior Livestock Show held at the Cecil McCrory Exhibit Building in Abbeville on January 19-20th. Pictured (l to r): Calvin LeBouef, Kristi Olsberg, Lorraine LeBouef, Reiss, and Leah Hebert.

More than $172,300 raised during during Vermilion Parish 4-H Livestock Show

The 44th Annual Vermilion Parish 4-H Livestock Show and Sale was a great success.
It involved 197 young people who exhibited over 294 head of livestock (beef, sheep, goats, dairy, and swine) and 124 poultry entries. This event is organized by the LSU AgCenter Extension Service and was held Jan. 19-20, 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 Parish students on McNeese State University’s Honor Roll, President’s Lists

McNeese State University recently announced students who made President’s List and Honor Roll for the 2017 fall semester.
To be on the President’s Honor List an undergraduate student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average or better while carrying at least 15 semester hours. A senior eligible for graduation but carrying less than 15 hours is also provided that student was on the President’s Honor List the previous semester.
The honor roll lists undergraduate students earning at least a 3.0 or B average while carrying 12 or more semester hours.

Abbeville man sentenced to 70 years in prison for production, possession of child pornography

United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a former Vermilion Parish middle school teacher was sentenced last week to 70 years in prison for making and possessing child pornography.
James Stacey Harber, 33, of Abbeville, La., previously of Ohio, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on three counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
He was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release and is required to register as a sex offender.


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