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Abbeville Police to hold DWI checkpoint

On the night of Friday, August 18, 2017 the Abbeville Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint looking for impaired drivers and other traffic related offenses. The checkpoint will be conducted between the hours of 9:00 PM and 3:00 AM somewhere within the city limits of Abbeville.
This checkpoint is part of a year-long grant program provided through the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, designed to improve driver safety and reduce impaired driving.

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Vermilion Parish School board members expected to meet

It sounds like they are all expected to attend for the first time in a few weeks.
The last time that all members of the Vermilion Parish School Board sat together was a month ago for committee meetings.
Monday, starting at 6 p.m., the school board will hold its committee meetings for August.
Since last month’s committee meeting, three regular meetings had to be canceled because there were not enough school board members in attendance. There must be a quorum for a meeting to be officially held.

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Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville members Renee Bertrand and Tayna Istre (blue T-shirts) spoke to the Rotary Club of Abbeville about JA’s Project “Backpack To School Supply” drive.
Rotary member Dr. Anita Carrere, who is also a member of JA, and Rotary President
Thomas Thompson present school supplies to JA, donated by Rotarians.

Project Backpack: Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville looking for school supply donations

School began around Vermilion Parish Thursday morning.
Social media filled with smiling students on their first day. Students settled in their new desks with their new teachers.
It’s an emotional and exciting time.
It can also be a stressful time for some families who, for various reasons, don’t have the means to purchase school supplies and uniforms.
Members of the Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville have worked with other groups recently to make sure that students in Vermilion Parish are going back to school with everything they need.

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Milo A. Nickel, Sr.

Services set for Milo Nickel, Sr., longtime President/COO of LSN

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church for Milo Addison Nickel, Sr., 85, who passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. prior to the services. Monsignor Charles DuBois will officiate for the services and Kenneth Privat will give the eulogy.

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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, center, listens to St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot at a meeting on rural tourism Tuesday at the St. Landry Visitor Center on Interstate 49. At left is Doug Bourgeois, director of the Louisiana Byways program. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Acadiana tourism leaders air their wish lists

OPELOUSAS — About 50 tourism leaders were queried Tuesday about their ideas on how to improve rural tourism in a meeting attended by Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser at the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center.
“We want to know those ideas and those thoughts whether it is additional off road trips, attractions or things we can put together,” Nungesser said.
“We are excited to learn more and see how we can better coordinate moving people around the state,” he said.

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