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Sheriff Mike Couvillon reads the plaque to Bob LeBlanc before presenting it to him. Sitting next to LeBlanc is good friend N.R. Broussard. The two men are both 96 years old. The luncheon for Broussard was attended by Vermilion Parish dignitaries.

Sheriff honors LeBlanc with plaque

The honors keep coming for Brigadier General Bob LeBlanc.
Earlier this week, LeBlanc, 96, was honored by the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office for a life-long dedication to Vermilion Parish.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon, in front of parish dignitaries, gave an appreciation plaque to LeBlanc on Wednesday. He also cooked a meal for LeBlanc and friends.
The Sheriff read the plaque to LeBlanc.
“In recognition and appreciation for meritorious service and leadership to the Armed Forces of the United States of America and contributions to Vermilion Parish.

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Bob LeBlanc holds his medal that he was given in Washington D.C. LeBlanc was disappointed by the way the members of the OSS were honored.

Brigadier General LeBlanc’s trip to Washington, D.C. one he won’t forget

The last two weeks have been eventful for 96-year-old Brigadier General Bob LeBlanc.
LeBlanc recently returned from Washington, D.C., where he and others were honored by leaders of the U.S. House and Senate. They presented LeBlanc and others with a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the members of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for their historic contributions during World War II.

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Female Bicyclist Struck, Killed in Pecan Island

PECAN ISLAND — On April 10, at approximately 9:40 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a bicycle on LA 82 west of LA 3147 in Vermilion Parish. The crash claimed the life of 34-year-old Michelle J. Hebert of Lafayette.
The preliminary investigation revealed Hebert was traveling east on a bicycle, approximately 4 feet from the solid white fog line in the eastbound lane of travel, when she was struck from behind by a 2012 GMC Acadia driven by 30 year old Racquelle Koch of Kaplan. At the time of the crash it was daylight.

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Clerk Of Court Diane Meaux Broussard breaks a champagne bottle on the Vermilion.

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In the next couple of weeks the Vermilion fishing vessel will be put into action.

Vermilion Christened

Omega Protein is pleased to announce the launch of its newest and largest fishing vessel operating in Louisiana, the F/V Vermilion, to start the 2018 Gulf of Mexico fishing season. The Vermilion marks a significant upgrade to the Company’s fleet, with state-of-the-art technological and safety features that will improve worker safety and increase efficiency.
It is the latest investment made by the Company in its Gulf fishing communities.
The Vermilion was officially christened at a ceremony on Saturday at Omega Protein’s Intracoastal City facility.

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Abbeville wins Cleanest City District title

As they passed through Abbeville on Tuesday morning, judges with the Louisiana Garden Club Federation liked what they saw.
That is apparent, as the judges awarded the city with a another district title in the Cleanest City Contest. The city won in District III. This marks five in a row and six out of the last eight times the city has won such an honor.
“It’s nice to have this victory again,” Mayor Mark Piazza said. “We are really excited about it.”

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