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Louisiana John Schroder speaks during last week’s Vermilion Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Louisiana Treasurer focus is on unclaimed property

BATON ROUGE — After so many years of John Kennedy as State Treasurer, many Louisianians don’t realize their treasurer is John Schroder – a former state representative.
And in his initial term Schroder is working hard to give citizens some money.
“I’m working really hard in my first year in office to sort of re-brand,” said Schroder, “because nobody knows what unclaimed property is.”
“It’s not really property; it’s cash!”
The state gets about $90 million annually, according to Schroder. Roughly $30 million is returned.

Redemptorist Catholic School to close

CROWLEY — The Diocese of Lafayette announced that Redemptorist Catholic School in Crowley will close its doors for the final time at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. The school enrolls students in grades Pre-K through eighth grade, and has been educating students in the Crowley community for the past fifty-nine years.
Please see attached a letter sent to Redemptorist Catholic parents and guardians by Immaculate Heart of Mary Church pastor Father Jason Vidrine for complete details.
Below is the letter that was sent to parents:
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Craig Guillory

Abbeville Police arrest armed robbery suspect

On March 7, 2019, at approximately 10:47 a.m. officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery call at a business on Richard Street.
Officers learned that a white male subject entered the business armed with a knife. The suspect demanded cash and the car keys from the employee of the business. The employee complied, giving the suspect her cash and her car keys. The victim was able to give a description of the suspect, his clothing and a description of the knife he used in the robbery.

Abbeville: Half-cent sales tax on May 4 ballot

Polls in Abbeville will be open on May 4.
Voters within the City of Abbeville will have the opportunity to make one decision on that day, whether to pass a half-cent sales tax that would fund raises for all city employees.
During a special meeting Thursday evening, the Abbeville City Council voted unanimously to call a special election that will be held on Saturday, May 4. The cost of the special election will be $9,000. If passed, the tax would not go into effect until Oct. 1, 2019.

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