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From left to right: wife, Paula Chautin Guidroz Trahan, sister, Vicki Dees, mother, Hazel Trahan, daughter, Emily Trahan Woods, son, Christopher Trahan, son-in-law, Peter Woods, step-daughter-in-law, Tina Guidroz, step-son, Michael Guidroz, Godmother, Fanny Broussard. Grandchildren in front row: Allie Woods, Jemma Guidroz, Kate Woods, Ethan Woods and Reeve Guidroz.

The late Errol Trahan.

Honoring an educator: Bench at Erath Middle School dedicated to late Errol Trahan

ERATH — On Tuesday, Aug. 8, Erath Middle Principal Wendy Stoute welcomed family and friends of the late Errol Trahan to dedicate a special bench in memory of the school's former assistant principal.
Trahan passed away after a long battle with cancer on Feb. 22, 2016.
Erath Middle Principal Wendy Stoute shared this at the dedication, “Errol Trahan was a wonderful giver and he was happiest when he could help our students and teachers.
“Now because of him we have a place to sit and rest, I know he is happy once again.”

Rep. Blake Miguez (left) and Vermilion Sheriff Mike Couvillon take part in discussion during Monday night’s Vermilion Parish Police Jury meeting.

Vermilion Parish Police Jury discusses part of boundary with Iberia Parish

Officials with the Vermilion Parish Police Jury will request a meeting with counterparts in Iberia Parish in hopes to determine once and for all a disputed line between the two parishes.
The Police Jury brought the issue to the table during its regular meeting Monday evening. The area in question is around 1,000 acres west of La. Hwy. 89/Coteau Road near Parc Perdue Drive.

Caroline receives her $1,000 scholarship from Ms. Gloria Pierce, President of the Volunteers of Abbeville General.

Volunteers of Abbeville General award Caroline David Healthcare Scholarship

Caroline David, daughter of Danielle and Lance David, is the most recent recipient of the Healthcare Scholarship awarded by the Volunteers of Abbeville General.
Caroline is a Junior Nursing Student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is expected to complete her degree in May 2019. She currently has an overall GPA of 3.30.

Vermilion Superintendent Jerome Puyau

Vermilion Parish students return on August 10

The Vermilion Parish School Board has spelled out a new education model that should improve test scores and student learning in the district.
The district-wide vision, dubbed “Our Vermilion,” encourages schools and the parish on the whole to work together so that all students can receive top-notch education, said Jerome Puyau, Vermilion Parish School Board superintendent.

Rev. Paul Bienvenu, the new pastor at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice, is an avid art collector.

Bienvenu makes artful arrival in Maurice

MAURICE — Drawing on 25 years as a pastor and 30 years as an art collector, the Rev. Paul Bienvenu has brought a unique vision of ministry to St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Maurice.
Bienvenu became pastor of St. Alphonsus on July 3.
Born in Lafayette, Bienvenu grew up in St. Martinville. He graduated from Catholic High in New Iberia.
He studied psychology at Louisiana State University. After graduation, he studied theology at Loyola University New Orleans. He completed his graduate studies in theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.

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