Blue, Gold and Prisoner of War markers will be on display

The Abbeville Garden Club will be placing Blue Star Memorial Markers at three different locations on Monday. The ceremonies will be held at three different locations in Abbeville, from 10 a.m. to noon. At 9 a.m. there will be a special ceremony at Graceland Cemetery to unveil a prisoner of war marker (near the American Flag).

Louisiana Garden Club President Jeanette Gatzman (left) and State Cleanest City Contest Chair Jean Gilstrap present the State Award to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza.

Prior to this year, Abbeville won the State Cleanest City Contest twice, once in 1986 and again in 2012. The city captured its third title this year and a ceremony held Friday morning to present the award proved that the third time is the charm.

Construction continues Friday morning on the new Dairy Queen. The restaurant is located on the Bypass, near Lowe’s.

Abbeville will soon have a few more options for those who want a quick bite to eat. Dairy Queen, Papa John’s Pizza and Hardee’s are currently under construction and will be opening in the coming weeks and months. For some citizens, these developments represent more than just three new places to eat.

Blue, Gold and Prisoner of War markers will be on display

Louisiana Garden Club President Jeanette Gatzman (left) and State Cleanest City Contest Chair Jean Gilstrap present the State Award to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza.

Construction continues Friday morning on the new Dairy Queen. The restaurant is located on the Bypass, near Lowe’s.

Gueydan City Council gets swron in

Town of Gueydan officials were sworn in at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 6 at 6 p.m. at Gueydan City Hall by Justice of the Peace, Tim LeBlanc.

Gueydan’s first baby born January 5

THE GUEYDAN JOURNAL / Judy LeBlanc
The Walton family welcomed Jon Taylor on Monday, January 5, making him Gueydan’s First Baby. The Walton family from left, Erin, Caroline, Isaac Jon Taylor and George Walton.

GUEYDAN - Jon Taylor Walton is officially Gueydan’s first baby of 2015. Jon Taylor came into the world on Monday, January 5, 2015.

LaPolitics Notebook

Jeremy Alford

Major State Tax Study Taking Shape

New Kaplan Judge

Newly sworn in Judge Stanton Hardee is being robed by his mother, Linda Hardee during the swearing in ceremonies held in the O.H. Deshotels courtroom at the Kaplan City Court.

By Judy T. Mire

Vermilion Parish residents those named Louisiana Master Farmers

(Photo by Bruce Schultz)
Nine new Louisiana Master Farmers were presented certificates on Jan. 13 at a meeting, of the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts. From left to right are Ernest Girouard, coordinator, of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program; Master Farmer Cody Gregory, of Morehouse Parish; Master Farmer Brett Chiasson, of St. Charles Parish; Master Farmer James Wagley, of Natchitoches Parish; Brent Robbins, deputy commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry; Master Farmer John-Louis Harrison, of West Baton Rouge Parish; Kevin Norton, of Natural Resources Conservation Service; Master Farmer Alan Hebert, of Jefferson Davis Parish; Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture; and Master Farmer William J. Husband, of Vermilion Parish. Not pictured are Master Farmers Paul Ratliff, of West Carroll Parish; James Marsalis, of Claiborne Parish; and John Hensgens, of Calcasieu Parish.

BATON ROUGE – Nine individuals were recognized Tuesday (Jan.

Child porn charge added to Abbeville High School teacher

Nick Willis was booked into the Vermilion Parish jail on Tuesday.

After being arrested and charged with one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. last week, a new charge has been added to Abbeville High School science teacher Nick Willis.

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Sports

Claire Meyers signs on the dotted line and will now be a Ragin Cajun track athlete. In the photo with her are her father Kevin and mother Monica. Her track coaches Mya Touchet and Casey Meador.

Claire Meyers will continue the Meyers family tradition of playing sports for the UL-Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.

Lifestyle

Tatum Ariel Shipley and Bailee Zhanae Irvine were the recipients of NAUW-Vermilion Region Branch scholarships. Presenting the $500 scholarships were Ella Taylor and Bridget Winters. (l-r) Ena Darby, parent; Tatum Ariel Shipley; Bridget Winters; Ella Taylor; Bailey Zhanae Irvine and Tracey Irvine, parent.

The National Association of University Women - Vermilion Region Branch, has again awarded scholarships to two Vermilion Parish graduates.

Obituaries

ABBEVILLE – A mass of Christian Burial for Gladys Mae Guidry Joseph is scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 28, 2016 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with burial in St. Paul Cemetery.

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