All Saints Day is this Saturday and St. Mary Magdalen Parish releases its cemetery schedule.  During this annual commemoration, cemeteries are blessed in order to remember those who have gone on before us in death.  This year the schedule for the blessing of cemeteries is as follows:

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars will perform Saturday at noon.

The Giant Omelette Celebration turns 30 years old this year and because of that, the person who is in charge of landing the music entertainment for the Celebration got the green light to try and get good musical entertainment.
A quiet Kaplan City Council meeting turned into a heated discussion between Mayor Kirk Champagne and two event chairmen last Tuesday. The Louisiana Cajun Food Fest chairman, Alice Stelly, and the Boogie on the Boulevard chairman, Mike Kloesel approached the council table to turn in two checks to the mayor for their respective events.

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars will perform Saturday at noon.


Faith House hands out ‘Kisses for Cops’

Pictured (L-R) are Dept. Matt Primeaux, Faith House’s Trisha Jones, Sheriff Michael Couvillon, Warren Reaux, Faith House’s Cindy Triche and Dept. Calvin Weekly.

Faith House is a nonprofit organization that helps victims of domestic violence and their children.

Abbeville Arrest Report: Oct. 12-20

Virginia A. Anderson
DOB: 3/18/1955
Charge: Theft By Shoplifting

Keena Bliss
DOB: 11/4/1986
Charge: Trespassing

Vermilion Parish represented on UL-L Homecoming Court

Photo info: Madeleine Claire Ortte, 2014 Homecoming Queen for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, center, and her court will reign over Homecoming activities when the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns take on the South Alabama Jaguars on Nov. 1. Shown, from left, are: Anna Katherine Devitt of Baton Rouge, La.; Melanie Calyn Benit of Meraux, La.; Kristen Michele Ashford of Port Allen, La.; Madeleine Claire Ortte of Thibodaux, La.; Alexandra Dardar of Abbeville; Paola Mercedes Doria of Houma, La.; and Hallie Renee’ Boudreaux of Lafayette.

Vermilion Parish is represented on UL’s Homecoming Court.
Madeleine Claire Ortte of Thibodaux will reign as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 2014 Homecoming queen.

Meeting about Common Core in Abbeville on Tuesday

There will be a town hall meeting Tuesday to talk about Common Core.
The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at Magdalen Place, downtown Abbeville.

Abbeville inducted into state Babe Ruth Hall of Fame

Babe Ruth State Commissioner Mike Markins presents Hall of Fame induction plaque to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza. Taking part in the ceremony is Councilman Brady Brsoussard Jr., who is representing his father, former Mayor Brady Broussard Sr., Babe Ruth Southwest Regional Commissioner Joe Cormier and Gene Sellers, who helped bring the first World Series to Abbeville in 1974.

Abbeville has long been known as a baseball town.
That is because of Abbeville’s history with Babe Ruth Baseball, which dates back to the 1950s.

North Vermilion High Homecoming Court

North Vermilion Homecoming Court Seated: Lindsey Palma, Simone Pillette, Kylie Hebert, Katie Kern, Brooke Baudoin Standing: Cassidy Hoffpauir, Hannah Vidallier, Saygan Broussard, Lanie Breaux, Lu

Delcambre High Homecoming Court

The 2014 Delcambre High Homecoming Court: The front row, sitting (from the left): Lexi Lombas, Lindsay Mitchell, Alana Bacas, Jenna David and Shaely Landry.



North Vermilion Captains: Grant Johnson (4), Terrence Lollis (7) and Seth Patin (2) before a game earlier this season. The Patriots host Notre Dame tonight at 7.

The North Vermilion Patriots put their two-game winning streak on the line when they host the Notre Dame Pioneers Friday at 7 p.m.


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.


Merline T. Broussard, Ph.D., 78, passed away October 28, 2014, after a brief illness. Dr. Broussard is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Earle J. Broussard and one son, Brian M.

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