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Jerome Puyau talks to crowd.

Puyau put on leave; School Board votes to conduct investigation

For the second straight year, the Vermilion Parish public school system is expected to start school without a superintendent.
On Thursday, the School Board voted 4-3 to put superintendent Jerome Puyau on administrative leave.
Voting to place him on leave were board president Laura LeBeouf, vice president Kibbie Pillette, Dr. David Dupuis, and Charlotte Detraz.
Voting not to put him on leave were Chris Gautreaux, Jason Roy and Dale Stelly.
Kristy Hebert was absent from the meeting.

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Heberts have reunion in Abbeville

The Hebert Family met on the banks of the Vermilion River in Abbeville this past Saturday.
L’Association des Hébert du Monde, based in Abbeville, was called to order by President John Hebert from Prairieville at 10 a.m.. Since 9 a.m., more than 30 members had been gathering, setting up tri-fold poster displays of family trees and laminated maps, carrying in heavy volumes of genealogy research, hanging banners and flags. The meeting opened with a prayer led by Byron Hebert of Abbeville.

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Dwayne David during a Mi’kmaq ceremony at the Museum in Erath.

Acadien Connection: David, Hebert connection goes way back

Dwayne David will travel to the Congrès mondial Acadien (CMA) 2019 this August, but it’s not his first Congrès. During CMA-Louisiane 1999, Dwayne participated in the David family reunion.
The descendants of Jean David, dit Saint Michel gathered on August 7, 1999, in St. James Parish to renew acquaintances and to discover all they could about their ancestors. At that reunion, Earl David of Dallas, Texas, shared his genealogy research about the David family.

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