The Hebert Fire Station housed two firemen per shift and a truck.

Beginning this Monday, June 1, the Abbeville Fire Department’s Hebert Substation No. 2 on the west side of the Vermilion River will close its doors. The station’s more than 50-year-old history is not coming to a permanent end, though.

The Victory Belles will sing Saturday around 1 p.m. and throughout the day.

Veterans across Acadiana will be honored this Saturday at a special event in Abbeville called A Salute to Our Heroes. Its purpose is to honor, celebrate, and educate veterans and their families.

Emile Hebert spent Wednesday hanging up posters for this Saturday's veterans event at the airport.

Emile Hebert of Abbeville is a bit stressed this week, more than your normal freshman in high school.

The Hebert Fire Station housed two firemen per shift and a truck.

The Victory Belles will sing Saturday around 1 p.m. and throughout the day.

Emile Hebert spent Wednesday hanging up posters for this Saturday's veterans event at the airport.

Koryn grows during run on ‘The Voice’

Photo by Chris Rosa
A reporter interviews Koryn Hawthorne (middle) and “The Voice" Judge Pharrell Williams during Monday’s red carpet event.

By Chris Rosa, Managing Editor

Gueydan High Graduation

Kaneon Dupuis was chosen as one of the recipient of the Gueydan Chamber of Commerce Scholarships presented by Beverly Baker, Scholarship Chairman. The Gueydan High School Graduation was held on Thursday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Bill Searle Gymnasium.

Kaneon Dupuis was chosen as one of the recipient of the Gueydan Chamber of Commerce Scholarships presented by Beverly Baker, Scholarship Chairman.

Gueydan High Graduation

Valedictorian Samantha David graduate of Gueydan High School was the recipient of the Gueydan Chamber of Commerce Scholarship presented by Scholarship Chairman Beverly Baker.

Valedictorian Samantha David graduate of Gueydan High School was the recipient of the Gueydan Chamber of Commerce Scholarship presented by Scholarship Chairman Beverly Baker.

Shelby Mouton crowned Miss Gueydan

Shelby Mouton was crowned the 2015 Miss Gueydan on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Gueydan High School Auditorium. She is a sophomore at Gueydan High School.

GUEYDAN - Last Saturday night was a dream come true for Shelby Mouton. For the first time she interviewed, walked and modeled as a contest for the Miss Gueydan Pageant.

Retirement for five Gueydan teachers

Five teachers from Jesse Owens Elementary School and Gueydan High School are retiring after over one hundred combined years of educating children from first grade to twelve grade. Front row from left, Gueydan High School teacher, Melanie Hensgens; Jesse Owens Elementary teachers Becky Fluitt and Melissa Hair. Back row, Jesse Owens Elementary School teachers, Monica Chapman and Sherry Zaunbrecher.

Five teachers from Jesse Owens Elementary School and Gueydan High School are retiring after over one hundred combined years of educating children from first grade to twelve grade.

Half of Erath High grads get rained on

Nick Bergeron raises his hands in the air and enjoys the rain while others take off running for cover.

On Thursday night, Erath High principal Marc Turner made the decision - to move Saturday's EHS graduation indoors because of the threat of rain.

Born To Help

Anna Hebert (middle) accepts her plaque from School Board member Laura LeBeouf and a check from Vermilion Bank’s Chantell Menard.

Anna Hebert of Kaplan High School was somewhat surprised when she heard she named Vermilion Parish High School Student of the Year.

First-ever Jason O’ Brien Memorial Scholarship given to Gueydan student

Representatives of the Vermilion Football League present Gueydan High senior Alexis Breaux with the Jason O’Brien Memorial Scholarship. Taking part in the presentation are (L-R) Cory Samuels, Alexis Breaux, Lammond Williams, Lawrence Williams, Rob Roy and Jon Lovett. The men are wearing J.O. 23 to honor the late O’Brien’s football jersey number at Abbeville High and Northwestern State.

Jason O’Brien excelled on the football field while at Abbeville High School, a level of play he continued at Northwestern State University.

Abbeville High students graduate in the gym.

The entire gym at Abbeville High was full with parents and family members.

The 109th Annual Commencement Exercise was held at Abbeville High on Friday.

Erath senior wins 'What I want to be and why' essay contest

Alix Puyau speaks to the Abbeville Rotarians this week.

For the last 35-plus years, the Abbeville Rotary Club has been sponsoring “What I Want to Be and Why” essay contest, and this year’s winner is Erath High senior Alix Puyau.

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Sports

Gueydan’s Cheyenne Lacomb earned a spot on the All-District First Team in a utility spot.

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VC’s Bella Doucet earned first team All-District honors in the outfield.

Thirteen total Vermilion Parish softball players earned a spot on either the first or second teams in District 7-1A.

Lifestyle

Virgie Foreman and family traveled to Russellville, Arkansas to welcome the fifth family generation. The family also celebrated Mother’s Day and Virgie’s 94th birthday. Pictured (l-r) are Patricia Guidry, great grandmother; Danna Caldwell, grandmother; Virgie B. Foreman, great-great-grandmother; Chantelle Corkren, mother with Amelia Corkren and Kathlyn Stracener, mother with Beckett Stracener.

Obituaries

LEROY — William Lee Bammel was born on Valentine's Day, 1932, in Austin, TX, and died in Arnaudville, LA, on May 26, 2015.

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