Herbie Schilling, left, president and chairman of Schilling Distributing Company, Inc. shakes hands with Dr. Joseph Savoie, right, UL Lafayette President as Wayne Elmore, middle, past chairman of the RCAF board, looks on after signing a $1 million spo

LAFAYETTE - Schilling Distributing Company loves sporting events, tailgating and other activities that bring people together. In its latest community venture, Schilling is now the official beer distributor of Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics.

Scott Arceneaux

Abbeville Police arrested three and issued more than a dozen citations during a checkpoint that began Saturday night. The Abbeville Police Department conducted the sobriety checkpoint from 9 p.m. on Saturday to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Police set up the checkpoint on U.S. Hwy. 167 in front of Courtesy Motors.

Abbeville's Jose Pedroza (9) runs around the corner as NV’s Triston Romero approaches.

A little star was born Friday night for the Abbeville Wildcats. That little star is junior Jose Pedroza. Pedroza had a hand in Abbeville’s three touchdowns and came up with a big defensive hit for the Wildcats in their 21-6 jamboree victory over the North Vermilion Patriots. It was also his first varsity start.

Herbie Schilling, left, president and chairman of Schilling Distributing Company, Inc. shakes hands with Dr. Joseph Savoie, right, UL Lafayette President as Wayne Elmore, middle, past chairman of the RCAF board, looks on after signing a $1 million spo

Scott Arceneaux

Abbeville's Jose Pedroza (9) runs around the corner as NV’s Triston Romero approaches.

Gueydan brothers win national 4-H film festival award

Ty Zaunbrecher, right, and Clay Zaunbrecher pose with professional actress Erica Ibsen after Ibsen conducted a workshop on acting. The activities were part of the National 4-H Film Festival in St. Louis. The brothers submitted the video “Somewhere Over the Bayou,” which won an award at the festival. (Photo by Randy LaBauve, LSU AgCenter)

By Randy LaBauve, LSU AgCenter

Bypass bridge in Abbeville now open

The bridge over the Vermilion River in Abbeville is now open.

The bridge on the La. 14 Bypass in Abbeville is once again in operation after being closed for approximately 30 minutes.

Abbeville 12s finish third in state tournament

The Abbeville All-Stars finished third out of 13 teams in the state tournament.

KENTWOOD - Despite losing the first game of the Louisiana Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament, the Abbeville 12-and-under All Stars battled back through the loser’s bracket to finish third out of 13 t

Erath Fourth of July gets busy Friday and Saturday

Emily Husband is the queen of the Erath Fourth of July. She is a VC graduate.

ERATH - Looking for something to do Friday and Saturday in Vermilion Parish?
Erath is the place to be.

Abbeville native carves 'Best in Show' red fish

This is a prize winning carved red fish.

Bob Jones of Abbeville has caught his share of red fish, so when he decided he wanted to carve a fish out of wood, it was a no brainer on what type a fish he would carve - a red fish.

Single-vehicle crash claims life of Kaplan woman

Mariah Marceaux, photo courtesy of Facebook

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, deputies with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated a single-vehicle fatality crash that claimed the life of an 18-year-old Kaplan woman.

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Sports

Blaire Broussard (1) and Spence Boudreaux (40) are two freshmen for the Gueydan Bears, who are expected to get playing time this Friday in their home opener. (Photo by Beverly Vincent)

Not many teams in the area are going to start as many freshmen as the Gueydan Bears will on Friday night.

Lifestyle

Rosalee Mae Toups
A daughter, Rosalee Mae Toups, was born August, 4, 2015, at Women’s and Children’s Hospital to Mr. and and Mrs. Ted Toups.
Mrs. Toups is the former Megan Dubois.

Obituaries

DELCAMBRE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Gertie Miguez Broussard, age 85, at 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Fr.

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