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.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff, mayors sign agreement for funding of drug task force

Mayors from around Vermilion Parish gather Tuesday morning at Sheriff Mike Couvillon’s office to sign an agreement for the Vermilion/Municipal Task Force. Taking part are (L-R) Col. Kirk Frith, Gueydan Councilwoman Gail Smith, Sheriff Couvillon, Erath Mayor John Earl LeBlanc, Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza, Capt. Drew David, Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne and Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot.

Vermilion Parish has united in the fight against illegal drugs.

Alleged member of Gremlins Gang arrested

BREAUX BRIDGE – Early Saturday morning, the U.S.Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force and Louisiana State Police, arrested Aaron Carter of Abbeville.

Mount Carmel launching Capital Campaign Tuesday

Sister Janet LeBlanc, Mount Carmel President, (left) and Mount
Carmel Principal Jackie Trahan show off plans for the school’s
Capital Campaign.

The steps to a bright future for Mount Carmel Elementary will begin next week.
The school is officially kicking off its Capital Campaign, a three-year fundraising venture, next week.

Vermilion/Municipal Task Force arrests Abbeville man

Jamie Vallery

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Deshotel to be appointed new bishop

Most Rev. J. Douglas Deshotel

The Diocese of Lafayette has announced that Most Rev. J. Douglas Deshotel has been appointed to succeed Most Rev. Michael Jarrell, DD as bishop of the diocese.

Abbeville Arrest Report: Feb. 6-15

Brian Anthony Ardoin
(Male)
DOB: 7/19/1989
Charge: Disturbing the Peace - Public Intoxication
Charge: Battery of a Police Officer
Charge: Resisting an Officer

Rayne Police looking for suspect in armed robbery

Rayne Police are looking for this suspect in connection to an armed robbery that occurred on Feb. 16.

RAYNE — Rayne Police are seeking assistance in identifying the black male shown in the attached photo.

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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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