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Ashlynn Broussard teaches her daughter Caroline about the gift of giving.

The Gift of Giving

Two families in Vermilion Parish are giving extra thanks this holiday season following a single mother’s desire to help those families in need.
Ashlynn Broussard not only wanted to make families smile for Thanksgiving, she also wanted to teach her young daughter about the gift of giving, especially during the holidays.

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Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputy released from hospital

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy injured Sunday during a vehicle pursuit has been released from the hospital.
According to VPSO Public Information Officer Drew David, the deputy was released Monday afternoon.
“He is expected to make a full recovery,” David said, “and return to work in the future. He is very appreciative, and would like to thank everyone for the prayers and thoughts.”

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Tobi Dartez, Hailee Wiggins and Andrea Nogel serving lunch at the Christian Service Center.

The Joy of Giving

Have you ever met someone who was generous and miserable? Or have you ever known anyone who was selfish and happy? Probably not.
There is a common characteristic in happy people. They give. They look out” for their neighbor. They look for someone who they can help, bless, support, etc. In giving, they find joy.
The Christian Service Center would like to thank all of their supporters and donors who contribute to our community in a variety of ways. Below is a list of thoughts about the joy of giving.
"No one has ever become poor by giving.,” said Anne Frank

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Juvenile wanted for escaping last week arrested Sunday after vehicle chase in Vermilion Parish

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Drew David, at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 1, Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the juvenile who escaped custody last week.
As deputies attempted to stop, the suspect he began to flee in the vehicle. A pursuit ensued with the Sheriff’s Office being assisted by the Abbeville Police Department. The pursuit went from U.S. Hwy. 167 to west bound on La. Hwy. 14.

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Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter
LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant agent Mark Shirley checks a dipnet for young crawfish while a combine harvests a second crop of rice on a field at the South Farm of the AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station near Crowley. Shirley is studying how crawfish production is affected by harvesting a second rice crop.

Study looks at second-crop rice, crawfish production

CROWLEY — An LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant agent is studying the effects of crawfish production following a second crop of rice.
Mark Shirley is conducting the study requested by farmers who want to know to what extent harvesting a second rice crop will affect their crawfish.
“These days, rice farmers are trying to get every bit of value out of their crawfish crop in addition to their rice crop,” Shirley said.

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