Rotarian Charles Dill Jr. (left) presents John Andrus with his award for 2018 Farmer of the Year.

Members of John Andrus’ family joined him to receive the award from the Rotary Club. From left to right - Paul Andrus, dad; Dolores Andrus, mom; Charles Dill Jr., Rotarian; John Andrus; Becky Andrus, wife; Jared Andrus, son; Christine Andrus, daughter-n-law; Jake Andrus, son; not pictured, Josh Andrus, son.

Rotary Club of Abbeville names John Andrus Farmer of Year

For John Andrus, the highlight of the day is when his grandchildren say, “Pop, let’s go check the cows.”
Andrus has made an incredible career of checking on the cows. Andrus received some recognition for that work as the Rotary Club of Abbeville honored Andrus as its 2018 Farmer of the Year.
Rotarians presented Andrus with his award during their weekly meeting on Wednesday.
“It was a big surprise,” Andrus said after the meeting. “It was very unexpected.”
Maybe to him, but not to those who see Andrus as a pillar of the Vermilion Parish cattle industry.

One of the 12 juvenile whooping cranes delivered to LDWF at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge.

LDWF receives 12 juvenile whooping cranes at Rockefeller

Louisiana’s wild whooping crane population continues to grow as the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and partners work to reestablish a flourishing population to the Bayou State.
Twelve juvenile whooping cranes were received Monday (Nov. 19) at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge near Grand Chenier. It will bring the Louisiana wild population to 75 once the new arrivals are released.

Ben Rivera

Ben Rivera Announces candidacy for State Representative District 47

Ben Rivera wants to be the next State Representative for District 47. He knows with the people of the district behind him, he can qualify to get on the ballot in March and start making our vision for a prosperous home a reality.
“This is for our home and way of life,” says Rivera. “I live here, I grew up here. We are all working for a better tomorrow constantly. Being a Representative for 47 means we will all have a voice.”


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