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.

Mount Carmel’s Capital Campaign off to good start

Mount Carmel students cheer as teachers performing in a “Wheel of Fortune” skit reveal the amount that has already been raised toward the school’s Capital Campaign.

Mount Carmel’s effort to raise funds for school improvements, including a new assembly center, is off to a pretty good start.

Helping hands from around the country

Chari Heldenbrand (pink T-shirt) is all smiles while picking up litter along Orange Drive. Heldenbrand, who lives just outside Des Moines, Iowa, was among a group of visitors from around the country who helped pick up litter Monday morning.

Visitors are drawn to Vermilion Parish and Louisiana for many reasons.

Abbeville Police respond to singe-vehicle accidnet

Photo submitted by Eric Gabriel
An Abbeville Police Officer checks the flipped van on Meaux’s Lane.

Based on an Abbeville Police Department accident report, Curvis Joseph Broussard Jr.

7th Ward Elementary's Milton is Vermilion Parish Student of the Year

Seventh Ward’s Logan Milton is the Vermilion Parish
Elementary Student of the Year. Milton is joined by 7th Ward Principal Natalie Hebert.

MOUTON COVE — That 7th Ward Elementary is an “A” school, it should come as no surprise that the students are putting in the work.

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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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