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Maurice Attorney Scott Dartez swears in Sherry Howell as an Alderwoman. Howell is joined by Bethel Howell, her mother-in-law. Howell is filling the seat left vacant by the sudden death her husband, Lynn.

Maurice swears in new alderwoman Sherry Howell

MAURICE — More than 50 people packed into Wednesday’s Village of Maurice Board of Aldermen meeting to see Sherry Howell officially sworn in to take the seat left vacant by the sudden death of her husband, Lynn.
Lynn Howell, who served for two years as an alderman in Maurice, passed away on Jan. 11. Sherry Howell accepted the invitation to fill her late husband’s seat on Jan. 18. The move became official Wednesday, when Howell took oath in front of dozens of family and friends.

An Abbeville police officer checks on the driver of the car after the car hit the side of the bed of a truck. The truck was crossing over the four-lane bypass from Rodeo Road. The car was driving on the bypass. No one was injured.

Abbeville Councilmen have concerns about Rodeo Road/Bypass intersection

Two Abbeville City Councilmen happened upon an accident this week involving a vehicle on Rodeo Road trying to cross the Bypass to reach Alonzo Street.
Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. and Councilman Francis Plaisance, both of whom live in the area, came upon the accident, in which a vehicle traveling toward Erath sideswiped the vehicle trying to cross the Bypass. One of the vehicles ended up in a ditch.

Program changes enable more working families to access child care assistance

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Education today announced changes to the eligibility requirements for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), which provides federal funds to help low-income families pay for child care while working or attending school or training. The changes enable more working families in Louisiana to access child care assistance.
The new eligibility requirements, which are effective immediately, state:
• Families who work at least 20 hours a week are now eligible;

Abbeville police to conduct DWI checkpoint

On the night of Friday, February 17, 2017 the Abbeville Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint looking for impaired drivers and other traffic related offenses.
The checkpoint will be conducted between the hours of 9:00 PM and 3:00 AM somewhere within the city limits of Abbeville.
This checkpoint is part of a year-long grant program provided through the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, designed to improve driver safety and reduce impaired driving.

Aldermen Scott Vallo

Scott Vallo to step down as Gueydan Alderman

GUEYDAN — Councilman Scott Vallo will resign as a Gueydan Council member on February 28.
During last Tuesday night’s council meeting Councilman Scott Vallo, thanked the Mayor and past Mayors and fellow council members as well as the past council members for working with them for the last two years and informed them that he will soon be stepping down.

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