Dallas Abshire, long time Gueydan coach.

GUEYDAN — Dallas Abshire may be gone, but he is not forgotten. A former coach and teacher at Gueydan High since 1960, and a loyal fan for more than 20 years, will be honored Saturday night in Gueydan. It will take place at Gueydan High at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 25, the Abbeville Police Department received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle left on the property of 700 East Oak St. Upon the officer’s arrival, they learned that a 61-year-old white male, now identified as Eric Stansbury of Vidor, Texas was inside the truck, deceased.

Murphy Guilbeaux of Gulf Coast Bank hands Eddie Armond a Co-Offensive Player of the Week t-shirt on Monday.

ERATH — Eddie Armond is having a great senior year at Erath High School. Armond, who was born with Down Syndrome, is always on the sidelines for home football games. He wears a football jersey and walks the sideline, with his mother Dawn right by his side.

Dallas Abshire, long time Gueydan coach.

Murphy Guilbeaux of Gulf Coast Bank hands Eddie Armond a Co-Offensive Player of the Week t-shirt on Monday.

Kaplan working to fix natural gas outage

City workers make repairs Tuesday morning at the damaged gas feeder.

KAPLAN — The estimate that natural gas will again be available to Kaplan and surrounding areas by the end of the week is a best-case scenario.

Abbeville fireman wins state award

David Landry

There are around 13,000 firefighters in Louisiana.
Firefighter 1st Class David Landry of the Abbeville Fire Department has been voted the best among them.

Farmers told to expect flood disaster aid

Mike Strain, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry commissioner, and Craig McCain, state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, talk with farmers on Aug. 23 at the Richard farm near
Indian Bayou about federal programs available for disaster assistance. Photo by Bruce Schultz

OPELOUSAS – A series of meetings throughout south Louisiana were held by Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, to assure farmers that state and federal

Unrestrained Abbeville Man Killed in Crash

VERMILION PARISH — On Wednesday, Aug. 24, shortly before 4 p.m., troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a two vehicle fatality crash on La. Hwy.

Historic flooding will cost Louisiana agriculture at least $110 million

Sprouted rice. Photo by Ken Lyon near Roberts Cove in Acadia Parish. If rice has sprouted in the field, it needs to be harvested as soon as possible and sent to the drier. Typically, this rice will be discounted for water damage and stain.

BATON ROUGE – Heavy rains that recently caused historic flooding in south Louisiana will cost the state’s agriculture industry at least $110 million, according to preliminary estimates from the LSU

Abbeville shelter 'Going strong'

Volunteers pack up supplies Friday morning that will be given to flood victims. The distribution center is located at the old Stage store building in Tiffany Plaza in Abbeville.

The distribution center at the old Stage store in Abbeville opened Wednesday afternoon with the goal of meeting the needs of those affected by last weekend’s historic flooding.

North Vermilion High students help flood recovery

North Vermilion High students volunteered to help clean damage from the flood at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice. In all, more than 100 North Vermilion students have volunteered this week around Vermilion Parish and other areas.

MAURICE — If you think the youth don’t care about what goes on in the communities around them, that they are simply taking this time off from school to relax, there are more than 100 North Vermilio



Murphy Guilbeaux of Gulf Coast Bank hands Eddie Armond a Co-Offensive Player of the Week t-shirt on Monday.


In the I-Formation, Eddie Armond stands behind Elijah Mitchell before the ball gets snapped.


Eddie Armond (above) runs past a Patterson player in the first half. He scored a touchdown on the play.


Erath running back Elijah Mitchell (3) greets Eddie Armond as he walks towards the huddle.

ERATH — Eddie Armond is having a great senior year at Erath High School.


Dr. Katherine Ayo and Dr. David Rayburn

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Ayo of Abbeville, La. are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dr. Katherine Victoria Ayo to Dr.


ABBEVILLE – Funeral services for Carlton Joseph Campbell is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Faith Hope Christian Fellowship – 407 Duroq Street with burial in St.

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