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Mrs. Elgin Prejean Baudoin enjoys going back to North Vermilion.

North Vermilion's Granny full of patience, energy

At North Vermilion High School students often have the pleasure of spending the day with a substitute teacher named Elgin Prejean Baudoin, aka Granny. It’s her big smile and sweet disposition that grabs them.
Granny may be in her 70’s, but she commands respect and skillfully helps students get through the work their teachers leave for them. She knows the ins and outs of the school routine and is not intimidated by technology nor the height of the students. Mrs. Elgin is a 5-foot granny full of patience and love.

City officials and volunteers welcome Cleanest City judges. Front row (L-R): Liz Gremillion, Abbeville Garden Club President and Cleanest City co-chair, Patsy Hebert, Cleanest City co-chair, Gwen Lanoux, Abbeville Garden Club and Keep Abbeville Beautiful, Sophia Guidry, Stephanie Thompkins and Jane Anders, Cleanest City Judges, Sandra
Creswell, Cleanest City Co-chair, Mayor Mark Piazza and Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. Back row (L-R):
Councilman Francis Plaisance and Councilman Brady Broussard Jr.

Abbeville wins Cleanest City district title

The City of Abbeville left an indelible mark on the judges for the Louisiana Garden Club Federation’s Cleanest City Contest.
Judges arrived in the city Tuesday afternoon. A few hours after being taken on the tour of the city, the judges awarded Abbeville with its fourth straight district title.
“Victory again,” Mayor Mark Piazza said proudly. “We are really excited about it.”
Piazza said the win is a reflection of the many people who put in their time.

Kiwanis Club members Andrew Dozier (left) and Mark Piazza present Kim Brousard with a donation for her shoe drive to benefit American Cancer Society.

Abbeville woman who survived cancer going strong with shoe drive

Kim Broussard began her fundraising effort for the American Cancer Society about a year after receiving her own diagnosis.
Doctors diagnosed Broussard with Melanoma in January of 2016. Now cancer free, Broussard is conducting a shoe drive that will help others receive their own good news.
Broussard began collecting pairs of shoes in February. To date, she has more than 600 pairs. She will continue the drive through Friday, May 12.
“That is the cutoff,” Broussard said, “but I will keep collecting as long as I can.”

Vermilion Parish Police Jury supports proposed levee property tax

The Vermilion Parish Police Jury approved to support the Louisiana Levee Reform Bill, which would allow the state to levy up to a five -mill property tax on the people of Vermilion, Cameron and Calcasieu parishes.
The money collected by the three parishes in the property tax would go towards the fight against an eroding coastline in the three parishes.

Chris Meaux

Chris Meaux promoted to branch manager at Gulf Coast Bank

LAFAYETTE – Chris Meaux has been promoted to Branch Manager at Gulf Coast Bank’s Kaliste Saloom location in Lafayette. Meaux is also one of Gulf Coast Bank’s Merchant Services specialists.
Meaux started his career at a local finance company in 2003. He then joined Gulf Coast Bank in 2016 and appreciates the Community Bank difference.
Originally from Garland, TX, Meaux is a graduate of Naaman Forest High School in Garland. He then went on to study Accounting at Richland Community College in Dallas, where he graduated in 2003.

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