Kevin Moody

LAFAYETTE - Businessman Kevin Moody has been named the winner of the 2014 Civic Cup award. The Civic Cup award was started in 1933 by the Lafayette Young Men’s Business Club. For the past 81 years, the award has been given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the community.

Area ladies recently took the pledge to support the newly launched Faith House campaign “No more Violence No more Silence. Attending a luncheon at River Oaks in Lafayette are front row from left, Stephanie LeBlanc and Hannah Theriot. Back row, Kathy Richard, Bonnie Hebert, Debra Harrington, Judy LeBlanc, Dana LeBlanc, Tammy Broussard and Melinda Smith.

Faith House is a nonprofit organization that helps victims of domestic violence and their children. Domestic Violence affects women of all education, social, and economic levels, all ages, all religions and all ethnic groups. It is the single most frequent cause of injury to women in this country.
Get your calender out parents and children because Halloween in Vermilion Parish is getting confusing. The rest of the United States will be celebrating Halloween on Oct. 31, which is a Friday. But in Vermilion Parish, you will have two days to celebrate Halloween.

Kevin Moody

Area ladies recently took the pledge to support the newly launched Faith House campaign “No more Violence No more Silence. Attending a luncheon at River Oaks in Lafayette are front row from left, Stephanie LeBlanc and Hannah Theriot. Back row, Kathy Richard, Bonnie Hebert, Debra Harrington, Judy LeBlanc, Dana LeBlanc, Tammy Broussard and Melinda Smith.

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2014 Louisiana rice crop better than expected

CROWLEY – The 2014 Louisiana rice crop is better than we expected “but not as good as last year,” said Johnny Saichuk, LSU AgCenter rice specialist.

Daughter bitter that Hurricane Hilda took her father from her

Joe Brown Family - Back Row: Phillipe Saunier, Jimmy Domingues, Richard Dubois, Annie Domingues, Pat Arceneaux, Louise Brown, Father Bill Melancon, Josie Brown Arceneaux (daughter of victim Joe Brown), Monsignor Charles Dubois, Ed Domingues and Bob Domingues. Sitting: Delores Dubois, Rickey Domingues and Anna Brown Saunier. Monsignor Charles Dubois, nephew of Joe Brown, was a celebrant for the funeral mass 50 years ago.

Hurricane Hilda took something away from Josie Brown Arceneaux that no one has been able to replace 50 years later.

Hurricane Hilda changed the life of the Broussard family with loss of two sons

Family of brothers Vernice and Duffy Broussard; Front row L-R. Lisa Fleming Breaux, Landon Folsom, Jeannie Breaux, Avery Folsom; Back row (left to right) Fr. Bill Melancon, Bobby Breaux, James Breaux Sr., Vivian Broussard Gilbert (sister of victims), Mona Broussard, James Breaux, Jr. Nolan Broussard (brother of victims), Kecia Folsom, and Jeremy Folsom.

All though it was 50 years ago, one Vermilion Parish woman who lost her brothers when the water towers collapsed, can recall the night like it was yesterday.

Shredder’s Broken at Vermilion Parish Landfill

Not-shredded garbage is being hauled straight into the landfill in trucks.

When a business’ shredder breaks, it’s no problem to repair it or purchase a new one.

Sen. Perry Receives family advocate award

Louisiana Family Forum President Gene Mills (right) presents Senator Perry (left) with the Outstanding Louisiana Family Advocate award.

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Family Forum (LFF) recognized District 26 State Senator Jonathan “JP” Perry with the Outstanding Family Advocate award.

Most of Vermilion pushing up Trick-or-Treat

Halloween falls on a Friday this year.
Erath and Gueydan are expected to be the only two communities to see costumed youngsters on the streets on Oct. 31.

Erath Bobcats cruise to victory

By William Weathers
PLAQUEMINE – A healthy and productive Elijah Mitchell means a great deal to the success of Erath’s offense.
Just ask quarterback Ben LeBlanc.

Erath historians interview, video survivors of collapsed water tower 50 years later

This past July, interviews were recorded with eyewitnesses and survivors of the collapsed Erath water tower, during Hurricane Hilda. Some of the interviewed involved in the project are pictured. Bottom row: (left to right) Jackie Vincent, Robert B. Vincent and Alice LeBlanc. Top row (left to right) John Earl LeBlanc and Martial Broussard.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the collapsed of the Erath water tower.

Friday is the 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Hilda; 8 men died in Erath

Former Vermilion Parish Sheriff Euda Delcambre (with cowboy hat) climbs down the pile of debris. The water tower sits on top of the debris.

(Written by Stacy Bodin and Robert B. Vincent)
ERATH - Friday marks the 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Hilda making landfall in Louisiana and it left a tragic mark on the town of Erath.

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Sports

Kaplan offense against the Erath defense during a game last season.

A battle between two of the top three teams in District 6-3A will take place tonight when the Erath Bobcats travel to play the Kaplan Pirates.

Lifestyle

On their wedding day in 1964.

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Mr. and Mrs. Truman Abshire today.

Truman James Abshire and Lona Fay Hebert are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on October 17, 1964.

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