The Delcambre High School Homecoming court(left to right) - Top row: Natalie Duhon, Camille Duhon, Shelby Hebert and Meghan Burney; Middle row: Samantha Duhon, Karlie Crochet, Taylor Nguyen and Fatima Tello; Bottom row: Claire Olivier, Hannah Bassett and Bailey Viator. Several events are scheduled for Friday. The Open House at Delcambre High School from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Pep Rally at Delcambre High School stadium starting at 2 p.m. The Alumni Tea is in Delcambre High School’s gym starting at 5 p.m. The presentation of the homecoming court will be before the game at 6:20 p.m.
Lt. Col. Scott J. Desormeaux will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 69th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival’s Grand Parade.
The Louisiana Cattle Festival will be held Oct. 13 through Oct. 15 in Abbeville. The Parade will begin at 1 p.m. in Abbeville.
Lt. Col. Desormeaux started his military career as an enlisted infantryman in the United States Marine Corps. He was commissioned as an officer into the Army through the Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) ROTC program in 1994.
Blue Boullion of Kaplan is the 2017 Cattle Festival Cattleman of the Year.
The 69th Louisiana Cattle Festival will take place Oct. 13-15 in downtown Abbeville.
Boullion will be among those recognized at this year’s Honoree Banquet at Magdalen Place in Abbeville, Thursday evening, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m. Tickets are available, for $15 each, from any festival member or by calling (337) 652-0646.
Derrick Mitchell has been indicted for the death of Paul Rice.
A Grand Jury indicted Mitchell on Monday for first-degree murder. Mitchell is accused of shooting and killing Rice on July 5, 2012. Rice was shot at the corner of Bailey Street and Felicity Street in Abbeville.
According to a warrant, Mitchell is currently being held in the LaSalle Parish Jail. Mitchell had previously been indicted on two other shooting deaths in Abbeville.
The Louisiana Cattle Festival 2017 Festival Ambassador is Mrs. Simone Cavalier.
Simone is a native and current resident of Abbeville. Simone is married to her high school sweetheart, Francis Cavalier, and together have a 2 year old son named Bentley. Simone is a graduate of Abbeville High School, as well as a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Simone is currently employed by Sensible Meals in which she pilots the company’s ambassadors as the top leading Nutrition Coach.