Remembering ‘brave sons of Vermilion'

District Attorney Keith Stutes (standing behind table) speaks during the annual John “Dooley” Hardy Memorial.

As they do each year, family and friends of those lost in the line of duty gathered to pay tribute during the John “Dooley” Hardy Memorial.

Perfect Day Box encourages students to chase their dreams

Meaux Elementary students hold up balloons from the Perfect Day Box on which they will write their dreams of what they want to do with their futures.

Classrooms around Vermilion Parish are full of children with big dreams.

Desormeaux selected as top UL Lafayette graduate

Amélie Desormeaux

Amélie Desormeaux, who lives in Abbeville, was recently chosen by the University of Louisiana as the Outstanding Graduate for the Fall 2016 graduation which took place on Friday.

Vermilion Parish Police Jury can’t legally cut pay

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury learned that they can’t cut their pay because it is unconstitutional, and they also voted to stop letting tax payers pay their way to the state convention each ye

Police jury not laying off anyone

Police Juror Dane Hebert studies a document about finances.

The good news for police jury employees is that no one is getting laid off or getting their pay cut anytime soon.

Broussard, Byler, Toups honored as Vermilion Parish Principals of Year

Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert (left) and Superintendent Jerome Puyau present Gueydan’s Brandy Broussard with her award for Vermilion Parish Middle School Principal of the Year.

That Vermilion Parish is an ‘A’ school district, selecting names for Principal of the Year allowed plenty of options, even if it created tough choices.

Adlar Stelly named Rotary Club of Abbeville Farmer of the Year

Rotarian Mark Shirley (left) and Rotary Club President Chris Dardeau (right) present Adlar Stelly with the Farmer of the Year award.

Adlar Stelly is not averse to hard work.
As a farmer it’s how Stelly, as he puts it, “survives.”

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Sports

Abbeville’s Tayla Willis (right) gets a clean block of a shot by Gueydan’s Ke’Ara Charles (13).

The Gueydan HoneyBears dodged a bullet in their opening game of the Coca-Cola VC Yuletide Tournament on Tuesday.

Lifestyle

Kiyzer Israel Marceaux
A son, Kiyzer Israel Marceaux, was born, Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Abbeville General to Kymberly Paige Marceaux of Kaplan.

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