Doctors diagnosed Kayli Thibodeaux, now 17, with leukemia when she was 7 years old.

LEROY — When the North Vermilion Patriots play host to Episcopal of Baton Rouge this Friday, there will undoubtedly be plenty of tough players on the field. The toughest person in the stadium, however, may just be one who is on the sideline cheering.
Three beautiful murals now welcome residents and visitors into downtown Kaplan. They can be seen on the east side of Cusing Boulevard.
On the November 4 ballot, the City of Kaplan will be asking voters to renew half of the 6.11 operating millage for property taxes. “I want everyone to be made aware this is NOT a property tax increase,” said Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne. “It is just a renewal. Everything will be exactly as it was before.”

Doctors diagnosed Kayli Thibodeaux, now 17, with leukemia when she was 7 years old.

North Vermilion head football coach worries about moisture in the air

North Vermilion head coach Richard Prejean talks at the Rotary meeting in Abbeville on Wednesday.

Vermilion Parish football fields have been getting soaked because of afternoon showers. One parish football head coach is beginning to get nervous because of the moisture.

Answering ALS Challenge

Dropping water on EHS Principal Marc Turner are students Ross Granger and Karl Howell.

The past week, social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and others were overtaken by ALS Ice Bucket challenges to raise money for the organization.

Maurice man arrested on multiple charges

Casy G. Broussard

MAURICE — Officers with the Village of Maurice Police Department arrested a local man last Saturday in connection to a hit-and-run after a friend allegedly turned him in.

Chevy SUV runs into back of tractor on Hwy 167 south of Maurice

The driver of the SUV hit the back of the fertilizer trailer being pulled by a Ford tractor. The driver of the tractor was not seriously injured.

A driver of a Chevy SUV ran into the back of a Ford tractor pulling a fertilizer tank traveling south on La. 167, in between Maurice and Abbeville.

Film and Visitors commission to have mural painted on Abbeville City Hall

The mural will be painted in the middle of the building on the west side of the Abbeville City Hall.

The Abbeville Film and Visitors Commission has funded a number of projects in the city during the past few years.
That includes providing wireless Internet access to Magdalen Square.

Cajun football team has four locals on its roster

Delcambre’s Christian Umphries signs autographs during Ragin Cajun Fan Day. Umphries, a Delcambre High graduate, is a freshman for UL-L.

More than a 1,000 people attended Sunday’s Ragin’ Cajun Fall Fan Day at the Cajundome in Lafayette. There are four local players on the Cajun roster this year.



VC quarterback Gage Trahan (9) throwing to Payton Trahan. Gage completed four of nine passes for 89 yards.

LAFAYETTE – The Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles have work to do – nothing that can't be addressed, but work to do nonetheless – after dropping a 12-6 decision to Opelousas Catholic on Thursday


Ashley Domingue and Charles Hunter

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Domingue of Kaplan, La. along with Ms. Tina Newman and Mr. Charles L. Hunter, Sr. of Lake Charles, La.

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