On Saturday, a group of Abbeville Rotarians spent most of the day repairing and updating the inside of the Soup Kitchen at the Christian Service Center. The Rotarians had to change out the floors and the walls in the kitchen. The money and material used in the repair was provided by the Abbeville Rotary Club.
MAURICE — Exactly one week after the untimely death of Village of Maurice Alderman Lynn Howell, his wife found strength to answer a question in regard to his replacement.
“I want to do it,” Sherry Howell said.
Lynn Howell died unexpectedly on Jan. 11. He was 55.
Sherry Howell agreed during Wednesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting, the first since her husband’s passing, to accept the board’s request to serve in her late husband’s seat.
Alderwoman Phyllis Johnson and Alderman Kenneth “Keno” Picard voted unanimously to
MAURICE — Maurice Alderman Lynn Howell has passed away at 55.
Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot said Howell’s family informed him on Wednesday. A cause of death has not been released.
“They said he went peacefully,” Theriot said Wednesday afternoon.
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Qualifying for the March 25 election began Wednesday morning and a race for one office in the parish has materialized as a result.
Two people qualified for Chief of Police in Erath. Bart Boullion signed up to run as a Republican. Anna LaPointe, listed as a Democrat, also qualified.
The race is to fill the unexpired term of late Chief Gerald Hebert, who passed away last September. The Erath Board of Aldermen assigned LaPointe to serve as chief following Hebert’s death.
Vermilion Parish Government Day is a special project of the Area F American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary.
The project, co-sponsored by the Vermilion Parish School Board and the Parish Police Jury, has been operating for 54 years.