All Saints Day is this Saturday and St. Mary Magdalen Parish releases its cemetery schedule.  During this annual commemoration, cemeteries are blessed in order to remember those who have gone on before us in death.  This year the schedule for the blessing of cemeteries is as follows:

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars will perform Saturday at noon.

The Giant Omelette Celebration turns 30 years old this year and because of that, the person who is in charge of landing the music entertainment for the Celebration got the green light to try and get good musical entertainment.
A quiet Kaplan City Council meeting turned into a heated discussion between Mayor Kirk Champagne and two event chairmen last Tuesday. The Louisiana Cajun Food Fest chairman, Alice Stelly, and the Boogie on the Boulevard chairman, Mike Kloesel approached the council table to turn in two checks to the mayor for their respective events.

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars will perform Saturday at noon.


Abbeville police officer saves life of choking policeman

Jonathan Touchet (right) helped save a choking Michael Brewer (left) by
performing the Heimlich maneuver.

Jonathan Touchet does not feel like a life saver, something with which Michael Brewer would disagree.

Blue Mass held in Abbeville on Monday

Deputy Anthony Vice (front left) and David Trahan (right) are two of a handful of deputies who represented the Sheriff’s Office during the Blue Mass.

Monday night may have been the first official Blue Mass in Vermilion Parish. The Mass honored six officers who have fallen in the line of duty in Vermilion Parish.

Abbeville High football coach apologizes to city and school

Abbeville head coach Chris Towery gives QB Bryce Melancon a play in the first half.

Monday morning second-year Abbeville High Head Football Coach Chris Towery apologized to Abbeville High and city for the way he acted during the homecoming game this past Friday.

Red Barn busy this past weekend for Cattle Festival in Abbeville

The Cattle Festival King and Queens stand with the Beef Cook-Off winners. The winners are Lorraine LeBouef, Stella Durke and Matt Suire.

Festivities are underway for the 66th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival and Fair, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit arrests five in Kaplan

Elicia Collins

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Abbeville firemen honored for saving life of man

Being honored by Bill Gerard of Acadian Ambulance (second from the left) are fire fighter Jeremy Broussard, Capt. Pat Ashley and assistant chief Allen Hebert. Missing from photo is fire fighter Byron Vollmer.

An Abbeville man is probably alive today because he and his wife live right across the street from the Herbert Myles Fire Station located off Maude Avenue.

Abbeville woman turns 103 years old

Maudie Carter Hutchins turned 103 on Saturday.

Maudie Carter Hutchins is not going to pretend she knows the secret to living a long life. On Saturday, she reached the impressive age of 103.

Ms Abbeville loses battle with Leukemia

Paige Levine shown smiling after being named Ms. Abbeville.

The reigning Ms. Abbeville lost her short battle with Leukemia Thursday at the age of 21.



North Vermilion Captains: Grant Johnson (4), Terrence Lollis (7) and Seth Patin (2) before a game earlier this season. The Patriots host Notre Dame tonight at 7.

The North Vermilion Patriots put their two-game winning streak on the line when they host the Notre Dame Pioneers Friday at 7 p.m.


On their wedding day in 1964.


Mr. and Mrs. Truman Abshire today.

Truman James Abshire and Lona Fay Hebert are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on October 17, 1964.


Merline T. Broussard, Ph.D., 78, passed away October 28, 2014, after a brief illness. Dr. Broussard is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Earle J. Broussard and one son, Brian M.

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