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Golf play at Vermilion Oaks will stop at the end of October.

Vermilion Oaks Country Club in Abbeville to suspend operations on Oct. 29

What has been a fixture in the lives of so many in Vermilion Parish for nearly nine decades will be taking a leave at the end of October.
The owners of Vermilion Oaks Country Club in Abbeville, formerly the Abbeville Country Club, have announced their intention to suspend operations on Oct. 29, 2017. The duration of the suspension has not been set.
The course originally opened in 1929 as a nine-hole course, expanding to 18 holes in 1996.
The Broussard family took over operation of the course in 2015. Outside factors have had an impact during the past couple of years.

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Abbeville High Homecoming Court

The 2017 Abbeville High Homecoming Court; Back arch - L-R: Nautica Celestine, Kristal Guerrero, Chelsea Baudoin, Queen - Skyler Guerra, Taylor Wilson, Jacqueline Villasenor and Chyna Harrison; Mid arch - L-R: Brittany Campbell, Mallory Trahan, Annemarie Broussard and Oriel Henderson; Front - L-R: Phung Vi and Courtney Broussard.

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Ryan Romero, Kyle Boudreaux, Bryon Letchworth, Eric Savoy, D.J. Brasseaux, Seth Demette, Kody Bodian, Devan Mouton, Cody Venable and Spencer Poirier were part of the linemen crew who went to Florida to restore power after Hurrican Irma’s destruction.

Local lineman returns from Florida after helping restore power

A Kaplan man was one of the thousands of crews from throughout the country who was recently deployed to Florida to help restore power to a portion of the state without electricty after Hurricane Irma.
Irma’s storm surges and hurricane winds had a catastrophic impact on some parts of Florida. So much so, that linemen crews from all corners of the country were there helping to restore power to the millions without it.
Seth Demette, a lineman for 11 years who works with LUS, was among the 18 crew member team sent to Tallahassee, Florida to give a helping hand.

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Delcambre Homecoming Court

The Delcambre High School Homecoming court(left to right) - Top row: Natalie Duhon, Camille Duhon, Shelby Hebert and Meghan Burney; Middle row: Samantha Duhon, Karlie Crochet, Taylor Nguyen and Fatima Tello; Bottom row: Claire Olivier, Hannah Bassett and Bailey Viator. Several events are scheduled for Friday. The Open House at Delcambre High School from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Pep Rally at Delcambre High School stadium starting at 2 p.m. The Alumni Tea is in Delcambre High School’s gym starting at 5 p.m. The presentation of the homecoming court will be before the game at 6:20 p.m.

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Lt. Col. Desormeaux

Lt. Col. Desormeaux named Grand Marshal of Cattle Festival Parade

Lt. Col. Scott J. Desormeaux will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 69th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival’s Grand Parade.
The Louisiana Cattle Festival will be held Oct. 13 through Oct. 15 in Abbeville. The Parade will begin at 1 p.m. in Abbeville.
Lt. Col. Desormeaux started his military career as an enlisted infantryman in the United States Marine Corps. He was commissioned as an officer into the Army through the Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) ROTC program in 1994.

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