Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert (left) and Superintendent Jerome Puyau present Gueydan’s Brandy Broussard with her award for Vermilion Parish Middle School Principal of the Year.

That Vermilion Parish is an ‘A’ school district, selecting names for Principal of the Year allowed plenty of options, even if it created tough choices. In the end, the selection committee landed on three worthy names.

Rotarian Mark Shirley (left) and Rotary Club President Chris Dardeau (right) present Adlar Stelly with the Farmer of the Year award.

Adlar Stelly is not averse to hard work. As a farmer it’s how Stelly, as he puts it, “survives.” For anyone who puts in a hard day, whether he or she is looking for it, a little recognition is a good feeling.

The seniors are Payton Gaspard (90), Daniel Lotief (3), Ridge Herpin (30), Jerrick Romero (60), Julius Johnson (11), Hunter Vincent (72), Adam Gaspard (32), Victor Stelly (66), Gage Marceaux (84) and Victor Persilver (69). In the last two years, they posted a 22-5 record.

KAPLAN - While there were a lot of tears flowing after the Kaplan Pirates lost to Amite, 20-12, in the Class 3A semifinals, there were a few smiles to be found. In the center of the field after the game, head coach Stephen Lotief told his team how proud he was of their accomplishments.

Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert (left) and Superintendent Jerome Puyau present Gueydan’s Brandy Broussard with her award for Vermilion Parish Middle School Principal of the Year.

Rotarian Mark Shirley (left) and Rotary Club President Chris Dardeau (right) present Adlar Stelly with the Farmer of the Year award.

The seniors are Payton Gaspard (90), Daniel Lotief (3), Ridge Herpin (30), Jerrick Romero (60), Julius Johnson (11), Hunter Vincent (72), Adam Gaspard (32), Victor Stelly (66), Gage Marceaux (84) and Victor Persilver (69). In the last two years, they posted a 22-5 record.

Abbeville sees worst flooding in nearly 80 years

Downtown Abbeville had at least a foot of water making it difficult to get around Magdalen Square. The old Get building (above) had water in it for the first time since 1940s.

Waters continued to recede Monday in Abbeville, but the damage from the worst flooding to hit the city in nearly 80 years has been done.
How much damage remains to be seen.

Erath deals with another flood

Many homes in Erath were flooded because of rain and high water. The bypass was underwater.

An important part of Erath’s recent history is the town’s resilience in recovering from Hurricane Rita.
The people of Erath know how to plan for one of the most powerful forces of nature. Except this wasn’t a hurricane. The effects of record rainfall from this past weekend remained through Monday afternoon.

Maurice has rare flood

The WOW Hall in Maurice surrounded by water this past weekend.

Sunshine on Monday played a sharp contrast to a weekend that brought around 20 inches of rain to the Maurice area.
Monday did allow residents of the Village of Maurice to begin an unprecedented recovery process.

Louisiana residents urged to register with FEMA

An aerial view from a drone of the Vermilion River, downtown bridge and the west side of the river in Abbeville. This photo was taken on Saturday.
Drone Photos taken by Corey Lege

Louisiana disaster survivors are urged to register for federal disaster assistance with FEMA.
Individuals and business owners in the designated parishes who had severe storm or flood damage may register for assistance the following ways:
Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
By calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)

Open and closed roads in Vermilion Parish

The Department of Transportation and Development has announced the following REVISED road closures due to flooding in Vermilion Parish. The roads will be reopened as soon as conditions improve.

Herald delivery may be late because of flooding

ATTENTION SUBSCRIBERS: Due to the excessive flooding, our drivers who pick up the Herald from the printers have not been able to find any roads that were not flooded.

Kaplan flooding

It is reported that Kaplan Elementary has at least eight inches of water in school.

Update on Meridional's Sunday edition

We are sorry to inform our customers that the Abbeville Meridional's Sunday edition cannot be printed today due to roads still being flooded and employees cannot reach the building.

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Kylie White of VC (left) guards a Notre Dame player tight during the tournament in Delcambre.

A freshman paced the Lady Eagles of VC in their 63-50 win over Delcambre in the Lynette Viator Memorial Tournament Friday in Delcambre.

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