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.
Vermilion Parish has five schools that had a school performance grade of A. Three of the five schools were elementary schools, and the other two were high schools. Two A schools improved from being a B school last year. Cecil Picard Elementary had one of the biggest leap in scores from last year.
If you see a few ghosts around Abbeville, don’t be scared. The “Ghosts on the Bayou” are friendly. Abbeville Main Street, along with the Abbeville Library and the Vermilion Tourist Commission, placed 20 ghosts at various spots around the downtown area.


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.

Abbeville police officer saves life of choking policeman

Jonathan Touchet (right) helped save a choking Michael Brewer (left) by
performing the Heimlich maneuver.

Jonathan Touchet does not feel like a life saver, something with which Michael Brewer would disagree.



The North Vermilion Patriots run onto the field before their game against Abbeville last Friday. The Patriots host West St. Mary this week looking to win their second straight game.

The North Vermilion Patriots look for two straight wins Friday, when they host West St. Mary.


On their wedding day in 1964.


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.



Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at a 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in St.

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