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Lauren Tisdale recently completed her first book and is working to release others.

Local woman publishes book, more in making

Lauren Tisdale is an Abbeville native, currently residing in New Iberia.
She is a wife and a full-time working mom. In her spare time, she enjoys writing books. She previously published her first book, Circle of Secrets, with Sweet Cravings Publishing, but shares that she decided to self publish just recently.

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Vermilion Parish School employee insurance claims climbing

Three months into the calender year, Chris Hebert, an insurance agent with Dwight Andrus Insurance, informed the school board that claims are $764,000 more than the same time last year.
Hebert gave a power point presentation to the Vermilion Parish School Board and a packed house on Thursday. He showed the board the good and bad numbers dealing with health insurance.
Hebert showed the financial numbers for January through March of 2017 and 2018. In every category, the financial numbers are higher.

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Deputy Grand Master of the State of Louisiana Martin Reinschmid; 50 year member, Earl Toups; Junior Warden of the Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana James Steen and 11th District Deputy Grand Master of the State of Louisiana Kirby Henry

Toups receives 50 year pin and certificate

A presentation was made at the 11th Masonic District Meeting at Gueydan Lodge No. 429 to Brother Earl Toups on April 14, 2018.
He received his 50 year certificate and pin, which was presented by the 11th District Deputy Grand Master of the State of Louisiana Kirby Henry, the Deputy Grand Master of the State of Louisiana Martin Reinschmidt and the Junior Warden of the Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana James Steen.

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State Police release details of pedestrian fatality on Highway 14 near Abbeville

VERMILION PARISH – On Thursday, shortly after 12:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash on LA 14 near Marcus Road in Vermilion Parish. The crash claimed the life of a pedestrian identified as 59-year-old Gloria Yanna of Erath.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Yanna parked her vehicle on the westbound shoulder of LA 14 and began to cross the roadway. Yanna entered the right lane of LA 14 eastbound and was struck by a 2016 Ford Explorer, driven by 28-year-old Kaitlin Rogers of Erath.

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