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Tommy Byler

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Paul Hebert

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Brad Prudhomme

Three applicants apply for superintendent position

Vermilion Parish’s next superintendent will have already worked in the Vermilion Parish school system. That is a guarantee.
This past Tuesday was the final day that the applications for the superintendent position in Vermilion Parish were received.
As early as this week the school board could interview the applicants and approve the hiring of one that same night.
When the mailbox was opened, there were only three applications inside, and all three had Vermilion Parish ties.
The applicants are Brad Prudhomme, Tommy Byler and Paul Hebert.

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Pictured at Erath High are Rotarian Brady Broussard, Rotarian Mark LeBlanc Jr, Deborah Savoie, Rotary President Chris Duhon, Rotarian Rob Roy, Erath High School Principal Marc Turner, Rotarian Jason Jones, Rotarian Jerome Puyau and Rotarian Charles Dill Jr.

Security cameras in high schools thanks to Abbeville Rotary Club

The Abbeville Rotary Club is making Vermilion Parish public schools safer.
In 2019, Rotary Club raised funds to be able to provide public schools with a security system.
Funds raised totaled $27,000, and in collaboration with the Vermilion Parish School Board, the project began.
A year later, mission accomplished.
This week marked the completion of the Rotary’s School Security Project, which included putting security cameras in high schools of Abbeville, Gueydan, North Vermilion and Erath. Kaplan school led by example and was the first to pilot this process.

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Gulf Coast Bank has been a proud supporter of the Acadiana Outreach Center for many years. Gulf Coast Bank presented a donation to the organization to help it continue its important work.

Gulf Coast Bank supports Acadiana Outreach Center During Annual Campaign

Like many other non-profits, the Acadiana Outreach Center’s fundraising events have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions.
Their event Palates and Pate is typically their largest fundraiser of the year and enables them to continue to do their important work in our community, to help those experiencing homelessness.

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(Photos courtesy of Fr. Michael Champagne)
A procession of boats on Bayou Teche during a previous Fête-Dieu du Teche. This year’s
procession on Aug. 15 will petition God for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hundreds of people will participate in the Eucharistic Procession on Bayou Teche in a variety of boats. The scene above is from a previous procession.

Procession on Bayou Teche to petition for end of COVID-19 pandemic

The sixth annual Fête-Dieu du Teche will petition God for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 40-mile Eucharistic Procession follows Bayou Teche with participants in boats and on foot to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, patroness of the Acadian people and of Acadiana.
This year’s procession also marks the 255th anniversary of the arrival of French-Canadian immigrants who brought the Catholic faith to Acadiana after enduring great trials and suffering.

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Abbeville General nationally recognized as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek

Abbeville General today was named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Best Maternity Care Hospitals is part of Newsweek, powered by data from The Leapfrog Group.

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