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Erath Middle School’s Tovy Tran is the Vermilion Parish Middle School Student of the Year. She is joined by Erath Middle Assistant Principal Jackie Devenport and Principal Wendy Stoute (right).

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Tovy Tran is joined by family and members of the Vermilion Parish School System after being named Vermilion Parish Middle School Student of the Year.

Erath Middle’s Tovy Tran is Parish Middle School Student of the Year

Erath Middle School student Tovy Tran said she was shocked and excited with winning Parish Middle School Student of the Year. Though she found out sometime in January, she won’t get her award until the end of the year at the award ceremony.
“I’m okay with that because it is an honor in itself to be selected to represent the parish,” Tran said, “but I did get certificates throughout the process at each level”

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Police Jury President Dane Hebert

Police Jury President Dane Hebert named to Acadiana Planning Commission Board

LAFAYETTE — The Acadiana Planning Commission has announced new officers and board members for nine-member board that governs the regional planning commission.
M. Larry Richard, President of Iberia Parish, was elected as Chair of the Board. Chester Cedars, President of St. Martin Parish, was elected as Vice-Chair. Joshua Guillory, Mayor-President of Lafayette Parish, joined as a new member and was elected Secretary-Treasurer.

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Photo by Aimee Abshire Vincent
Krewe Chic-a-la-Pie crowned Queen Jambalaya LXVI (66)
Keisa Arceneaux and King Gumbo LXV (65) Kyle Harrington will ride in the parade today.

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Photo by Aimee Abshire Vincent
Members of the 2020 Krewe Chic-a-la-Pie Court are Captain Mary Mouton, Flower Girl Rhonda Gallet, Second Duke Karen Bourque, First Maid Deborah Mire, Queen Keisa Arceneaux, King Kyle Harrington, First Duke Michael Trahan, Second Duke A.J. Bourque, Paige John Gallet, Co-Captain Dr. Tom Price, Jesters (sitting) Tamica Bertrand (left) and Tawana Vaughn (right).

‘Comic-con’ theme of today’s parade in Kaplan; Starts at 2 p.m.

KAPLAN — Comic-Con will be in Kaplan today.
Comic-Con is the theme of today’s Krewe Chic-a-la-Pie parade, which rolls at 2 p.m.
Linda Vincent, the Krewe President, said, expect to see comic characters such as Batman, Superman, Scooby-Doo and other comic book characters.
The parade will begin at the intersection of Highway 14 and Cushing Boulevard. It will go north up Cushing Boulevard, then travel in the back of Kaplan Middle School and come out on Cushing Boulevard again and head south.
No glass containers and pets are allowed at the parade.

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STORM FEE will be COMING OFF CLECO BILLS

PINEVILLE – Effective March 1, 2020, Cleco’s retail customers (residential and non-residential) will save $22.3 million a year on their bills due to the removal of the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita “Storm Restoration Charge.”
“This is good news for our customers,” said Bill Fontenot, president and CEO of Cleco. “Cleco’s residential customers will, on average, pay $3.75 less per month resulting in savings of about $45 over 12 months, which supports our ongoing efforts to lower customers’ bills.”

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2020 Board of Directors: (seated) Linda Zaunbrecher, Bryan Simon, Roslyn Simon (standing front row) Dale Broussard, Allen McLain, Jr, Charles Dill, Calvin LeBouef, Jeffery Faulk, Johnny Boudreaux, Aaron Lee, Hunter Luquette, Dane Hebert, Laura Hebert (standing back row) Hank Moss, Randy Stutes, Philip Domingues, Josh Trahan, Matthew Zaunbrecher, Gus Zaunbrecher, John McLain, and Mike Luquette.

Vermilion Parish Farm Bureau holds their annual federation meeting

Vermilion Parish Farm Bureau Federation had a very special annual meeting on Sunday at the Farm Bureau Centre Board Room.
The 69th Annual Meeting was held to elect officers, board members and honor some very special people.
Bryan Simon, the 2019 president for Vermilion Parish Farm Bureau, addressed the packed room about the state of the parish’s Farm Bureau offices, members, and financial position along with the future of farming in the parish.
Jamie Lee, Ag in the Classroom chairman, presented a report on the activities that were conducted during the year.

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