Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza speaks to the Abbeville Rotary Club members, including Thomas Thompson (far right).

The Abbeville Rotary Club invites Mayor Mark Piazza each year to offer a “State of the City” address. Piazza, who was recently sworn in as mayor for a fourth term, accepted the annual invitation Wednesday, telling members there are plenty of positives in the city.

Photo by Bruce Schultz
Participants from Vermilion Parish at a Marsh Maneuvers grass planting project were, left to right, Jules Hebert of Abbeville with his daughter, Bella Hebert; Italian exchange student Carlo Bicciolo; and Hebert’s son, Link Hebert.

AVERY ISLAND – The Marsh Maneuvers 4-H summer camp is in its 25th year of teaching students about the ecology, anthropology, geology and hydrology of coastal Louisiana.

Kaplan Chief of Police Boyd Adams

KAPLAN — Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Law Enforcement Executive Management Institute (LEEMI), a branch of the governor’s office. “I received the call last week about the appointment from the governor,” saidAdams. “I was shocked and honored and accepted the appointment.

Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza speaks to the Abbeville Rotary Club members, including Thomas Thompson (far right).

Photo by Bruce Schultz
Participants from Vermilion Parish at a Marsh Maneuvers grass planting project were, left to right, Jules Hebert of Abbeville with his daughter, Bella Hebert; Italian exchange student Carlo Bicciolo; and Hebert’s son, Link Hebert.

Kaplan Chief of Police Boyd Adams

Biggest One Yet

UL basketball player Kasey Sheppard and many of his teammates were celebrity waiters.

Those involved with this year’s 21st annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner said it had the chance to be the biggest ever.
They were right.

Progressive has garbage pickup problems

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury is four months into its contract with Progressive Waste Solutions to pick up garbage in the parish, and the jury is already not happy with the marriage.

Abbeville Arrest Report: July 14-21

Robert Joseph Broussard Jr.
(Male)
DOB: 11/28/1978
Charge: (Misdemeanor) Theft of Goods
Charge: Entry/Remain on Premises After Being Forbidden

Flag for a ‘brother’

Members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department and the Abbeville Woodmen of the World salute the flag that will now honor Allen Bares Jr.

More than a month after losing Allen Bares Jr., members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Department continue to honor their fallen brother.

Abbeville Arrest Report: July 7-14

Joel Belanger II
(Male)
DOB: 5/5/1968
Charge: (Misdemeanor) Theft of Goods

Jessica Bourque
(Female)
DOB: 1/22/1971
Charge: Simple Battery

New North Vermilion Middle School will not be ready

Construction is still being done at North Vermilion Middle with three weeks to go before school begins.

North Vermilion Middle School parents and students learned Tuesday night that their brand new middle school will not be ready in time for when school starts on Aug. 11 in Vermilion Parish.

Vermilion Parish honors Allen Bares Jr. by renaming street

VFW Commander Tom Rigsby (in uniform) hands Tina Bares, Allen Bares Jr’s wife, a special award from the national VFW office. Also in the picture are Allen’s parents, Lynn and Allen Bares Sr.

Wednesday, July 23, marks the one month anniversary of the tragic death of Vermilion Parish Sheriff Deputy Allen Bares Jr.

Abbeville’s finances in good shape

Abbeville officials are breathing easy in regards to the city’s financial situation after the first six months of the year.

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Sports

Zack Campos was busy lifting weights in the Erath weight room. Campos is training to be the starting offensive center and defensive end this football season.

ERATH - There will be a few new faces on Erath High’s offensive line, but there will also be a familiar face.

Lifestyle

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin and Sydney Abshire are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Kelli Nicole Boudreaux to Colt Tanner North.

Obituaries

Toni Lynn Warner, age 53, died peacefully Monday, July 28, 2014.
She is preceded in death by her mother Peggy R. Warner.

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