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Kaplan woman returns ‘wad’ of money left on counter

KAPLAN - What would you do if you found thousands of dollars in cash? Would you turn it in or keep it? For 29 year old Na’Kia Sinegal of Kaplan, it was a no brainer.
On a Saturday morning after working a 17-hour shift at a hemodialysis center administering dialysis treatments, Sinegal stopped at CVS in Kaplan and stumbled upon a wad of money; thousands of dollars to be exact.
“After seeing it, I counted those crispy dollars and immediately went looking around to see anyone that seemed to be in distress or looking for missing money,” she said, “To my surprise, no luck.”

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Students, teachers will have to wear face mask for school year

As parents begin planning to purchase items for their child for the upcoming school year, there is a list of things they check off: book sack, paper, pencils, ink pens, composition books and now a face masks.
A new item on the list for parents to purchase is a face covering for third grade students and higher.”
“Face masks will be the new norm,” said Vermilion Parish interim superintendent Brad Prudhomme. “Parents should be looking at buying three or four to last for the school year.”

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Vermilion Parish School Board reinstates Foreign Exchange Student Program

After voting against allowing foreign exchange students to study in Vermilion Parish last month, the school board had a change of heart after learning they could not be held accountable if anything would happen to the foreign exchange student if he or she catches COVID-19.
The school board decided to get a legal opinion from school board attorney Bob Hammond on if the school board would be responsible for the student if he or she gets sick.

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Mike Bertrand

Vermilion Parish Registrar of Voters Mike Bertrand set to retire

For most of his professional life, you could find Mike Bertrand in the Vermilion Parish Courthouse.
Between his time working for the Vermilion Parish Police Jury and his time as Vermilion Parish Registrar of Voters, he has spent 35 years working in the courthouse. Add his tenure at Sellers & Associates, that total is nearly 50 years he has spent time in that building.
On July 4, Bertrand is set to walk in the courthouse for his last day of work.



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