Rylan Guidry, Laila Breaux and Avery Besson (L-R) finished as the top three at Thursday’s Dow Vermilion Parish You Be the Chemist Challenge.

Like most successful companies, Dow Chemical is always looking for what will help continue that success in the future. That future was on display Thursday night at Abbeville High School, as 31 middle school students from around Vermilion Parish competed in the second Dow Vermilion Parish You Be the Chemist Challenge.

Rep. Blake Miguez talks with the Abbeville Kiwanis Club members about the state budget.

Rep. Blake Miguez is not in love with the idea that Gov. John Bel Edwards has come up with as a way to balance the state budget. One of Gov. Edward’s plan is to increase the state’s 4-cent sales tax by a penny, and bring in $216 million more for the fiscal year that ends June 30.

Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne gives a toast to the 2015 court of Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie.

Some communities around Acadiana will go without Mardi Gras parades this year. Kaplan will not be among them. The Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie parade will roll this Tuesday for Mardi Gras as it always has. The parade is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.

Rylan Guidry, Laila Breaux and Avery Besson (L-R) finished as the top three at Thursday’s Dow Vermilion Parish You Be the Chemist Challenge.

Rep. Blake Miguez talks with the Abbeville Kiwanis Club members about the state budget.

Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne gives a toast to the 2015 court of Krewe Chic-A-La-Pie.

Vermilion’s academic ranking attracts new teachers

Many new teachers are happy to be in Vermilion Parish.

With a teacher shortage throughout the state, a certified teacher has his or her picking when it comes to selecting a parish to teach in.

Lowe’s tax nears end in Abbeville

The 1/2 percent sales tax approved for the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store in Abbeville seven years ago will go away sometime between now and the end of September.

One Acadiana announces ‘Priorities for a Better Acadiana’

Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana president and chief executive officer at lectern, led a news conference Tuesday in the Noble Plastics Manufacturing plant in Grand Coteau, to discuss the first of four of its “Priorities for a Better Acadiana.” Seated from left, are Paul Watts, general manager of the Bell Helicopter Assembly Center in Lafayette; Mike Barefield of CGI, an IT company located in Lafayette; Bill Rodier, executive director of St. Landry Economic Development; Missy Rogers, president of Noble Plastics; Joseph Zanco, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Home Bank in Lafayette; and Mike Tarantino, president and chief executive officer of Iberia Industrial Development Foundation. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan/The Eunice News)

GRAND COTEAU - One Acadiana, a nine-parish economic development organization, announced that accelerating the region’s economic development momentum is the first of four of its “Priorities for a Be

Luke Roger completes Eagle project

Luke Roger, right, applies adhesive to a marker held by his brother Jude Roger.

While many teens spent one of the last weekends before the start of the new school year relaxing, Luke Roger took a different path.

VC football staff has new faces

Coach Kevin Fouquier (left) explains to the VC defensive linemen how to come off the ball.

On the first official day of practice, there were a lot of new faces at Vermilion Catholic’s practice.

New state law increases littering fines

Think twice before you throw trash on the ground in Louisiana, or you will pay double.
Thanks to a new law that went into effect on Aug. 1, fines for littering will now double.

Finding a Concussion on Friday nights

Two players hitting head-on can cause a concussion.

EUNICE - The crowd cheers after a hard hit on the football field.
But the stands go silent if the player is slow to get up after the tackle.

Strong winds cause damage in Erath on Thursday

Parts of the electrical pole is caught in the wire.

On Thursday night, strong winds and rain moved into Vermilion Parish. Winds snapped two electrical poles in the town of Erath.

Proceeds for Fishing for Memories Rodeo reached $125,000 mark

In the photo (front row, left to right) is Carrick, Pierce, and Holly Boffy with Tricia Ory from the Alzheimer’s Association. Commissioners are ( from left to right) Carlton Campbell, Wayne LeBleu, Tim Creswell, Bud Zaunbrecher and
Jimmie Steen.

Proceeds from Fishing for Memories were donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Tuesday evening at the Abbeville Harbor and Terminal Board meeting.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff responds to Ethics Board ruling

This is the house that Sheriff Couvillon purchased at the Sheriff's Sale for $58,000.

Long-time Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon wants the public to understand the key points when it came to him purchasing a home at a Sheriff’s Sale last year.

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The top 3 male overall winners are (left to right) Ethan Suire (first), Nicholas Vadetero (second) and Chris Guidry (third).

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The top 3 female overall finishers are Leisa Lee, (first) second was Ryane Broussard and Erin Atkins was third.

Beignet Boogie 5K Results
Female Open Winners
1 Leisa Lee 24:04.7 7:46/M
2 Ryane Broussard 24:15.2 7:49/M
3 Erin Atkins 24:56.4 8:03/M

Lifestyle

Taylor Trahan and Clinton Shepard

Miss Brittany Hebert and Mr. Bryton Gary are announcing their engagement and plans to marry.

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