KAPLAN — Kaplan Mayor Kirk Champagne says natural gas flow has been restored to the city after it was cut off due to a traffic accident last weekend. A third-party contractor will be lighting pilots at residents and businesses, starting today.

City workers make repairs Tuesday morning at the damaged gas feeder.

KAPLAN — The estimate that natural gas will again be available to Kaplan and surrounding areas by the end of the week is a best-case scenario.
On the night of Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, the Abbeville Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint. Officers will be looking for impaired drivers and other traffic related offenses. The checkpoint will be conducted between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. somewhere within the city limits of Abbeville.

City workers make repairs Tuesday morning at the damaged gas feeder.

Kaplan working to fix natural gas outage

City workers make repairs Tuesday morning at the damaged gas feeder.

KAPLAN — The estimate that natural gas will again be available to Kaplan and surrounding areas by the end of the week is a best-case scenario.

Abbeville fireman wins state award

David Landry

There are around 13,000 firefighters in Louisiana.
Firefighter 1st Class David Landry of the Abbeville Fire Department has been voted the best among them.

Farmers told to expect flood disaster aid

Mike Strain, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry commissioner, and Craig McCain, state director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, talk with farmers on Aug. 23 at the Richard farm near
Indian Bayou about federal programs available for disaster assistance. Photo by Bruce Schultz

OPELOUSAS – A series of meetings throughout south Louisiana were held by Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, to assure farmers that state and federal

Unrestrained Abbeville Man Killed in Crash

VERMILION PARISH — On Wednesday, Aug. 24, shortly before 4 p.m., troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a two vehicle fatality crash on La. Hwy.

Historic flooding will cost Louisiana agriculture at least $110 million

Sprouted rice. Photo by Ken Lyon near Roberts Cove in Acadia Parish. If rice has sprouted in the field, it needs to be harvested as soon as possible and sent to the drier. Typically, this rice will be discounted for water damage and stain.

BATON ROUGE – Heavy rains that recently caused historic flooding in south Louisiana will cost the state’s agriculture industry at least $110 million, according to preliminary estimates from the LSU

Abbeville shelter 'Going strong'

Volunteers pack up supplies Friday morning that will be given to flood victims. The distribution center is located at the old Stage store building in Tiffany Plaza in Abbeville.

The distribution center at the old Stage store in Abbeville opened Wednesday afternoon with the goal of meeting the needs of those affected by last weekend’s historic flooding.

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VC’s Matt Fontenot (31) makes a tackle and knocks the football out of the hands a Central Catholic receiver. In the background is Peyton Theriot (52).

LAFAYETTE - No longer are Tyler Derouen, William Noegel, Emile Trahan, Hunter Frith or Devren Constantine wearing Vermilion Catholic uniforms. They have all graduated.

Lifestyle

Pictured are twenty of the twenty six Erath students who served as State or National officers from the 1979-80 year until 2016. Sponsors are also pictured. Back: Emily Zegura (Sponsor), Ryan Poche (Served three roles.. State President for both the Jr. Beta and Sr. Beta. Also held National Presidential office title.) Joni Hebert (Sponsor), Jill Hebert Lemaire (First Erath student to ever serve as a state officer in 1979-1980. She served at the state level twice for Jr. Beta.), Sue Butuad (Sponsor), Dana Langlinais Granger (State Jr. Beta Secretary-Treasurer), Jamy Comeaux (State Sr. Beta President), Jeri Landry Theuiseen (Served as both state Jr. and Sr. State Beta President), Jeanne Domingue Turner (State Jr. Beta President), Theresa Comeaux Touchet (State Jr. Beta President), Tarrah Comeaux Davis (State Jr. Beta President), Ann Rachel Hebert Saunier (State Jr. Beta President), Lauren Hargrave Landry (State Jr. Beta President), Jordan Lange (Sr. Beta State President), Amy Broussard LeBlanc (State Jr. Beta President), Beth Hebert (Sponsor), Monica Suire (State Jr. Beta Chaplain), Amber Viator (Sponsor), Rickey Suire Domingues (Club and State Sponsor), Angela Lange (Sponsor), Eva Lange (Sponsor) and Clevie Thibodeaux (Sponsor). Front: Jenna Diz (State Sr. Beta Secretary), Chandra Comeaux Breaux (Jr. Beta National and State President), Lauren Lauren Lange (State Jr. Beta President, Sr. Beta Secretary and National Sr. Beta Secretary), Caroline Poche (State Jr. Beta President), Malory Savoie (State Sr. Beta Secretary), Kelbi Lashare (State Jr. Beta President), and John Michael Shiner (State Jr. Beta President), Missing Officers are: Jennifer Drott Lege (Jr. Beta State President and 1st Jr. Beta National President in Erath), Jade Nunez (Sr. Beta State and National President), Leslie Landry Babin, Jeanne Segura Pigott, Annie Watson served as State Jr. Beta President while, Hoyt Henry was a State Sr. Beta President. Erath High and Erath Middle Sponsors missing are: Ebrar Reaux (Club and State Sponor), Cindy Drott (Club and State Sponor), Annie Romero, Jill Colomb Vincent, Christina Dore Denais, Jackie Puyau, DeEtte Bigot, Louisa Primeaux, Jennifer DePriest, Liz Vice, Susan Cassidy, Kelsey Sikes, Sterling “T-Cap” Menard, Nell Schexnayder, Laura Gaspard and Amy Noel.

With the recent Jr.

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