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Kaplan City Court employees get 2.5% raise

Kaplan City Court employees can expect bigger paychecks after a city council vote during their regular meeting last Tuesday.
City Judge Stanton Hardee had requested the raise for his employees in April 2017, but was denied due to lack of funds.
The change of tide came when the continued participation in the Vermilion Parish Economic Development District came up for discussion during the meeting. This participation costs the city $10,000 a year.
“I spoke with other entities and they are backing out because they just don’t have any money,” said Mayor Champagne.

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Councilwoman Melissa Guidry (second from left) named the Kaplan All-Stars Voodoo team and their managers as her ‘Citizens of the Month.’ Accepting the nomination are (front) Madi Hardee and Chloe Chargois (back) C.J. Chargois, Jeremy Richard and Bart Baudoin.

Voodoo All-Stars team named August ‘Citizens of the Month’

Councilwoman Melissa Guidry named the Kaplan All-stars Voodoo team as her August ‘Citizens of the Month.’ They are being recognized for their leadership and athletic skills.
This past summer, on the weekend of July 7-9, the Kaplan All-stars Voodoo Team competed on their home turf during the 2017 KYAA Summer Shootout, placing first in each teams division, 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U.
Congratulations to all of the players, coaches, parents and volunteers on such an amazing and successful season. May God continue to bless you with talent, heart and dedication.

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This is the multipurpose building at Herod Elementary in Abbeville. One like this will be built at Dozier Elementary.

Vermilion Parish School Board OKs building Dozier Multi-Purpose building

The Vermilion Parish School Board approved the building of a new multi purpose building at Dozier Elementary in Erath.
After a lengthy discussion, the school board voted 5-2 in favor of approving the funds to build the building, which looks like a gym.
Voting for the building were school board members Chris Hebert, Sara Duplechain, Stacy Landry, Kibbie Pillette and Laura LeBeouf. Voting against it were Anthony Fontana and Chris Gautreaux. Luddy Herpin was absent from the meeting.

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