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Judge Marcus Broussard passes away

Abbeville’s first City Court Judge, the Honorable Marcus Anson Broussard, Jr., passed away this past Friday, March 3, 2017, at his home in Abbeville. Judge Broussard was born in Abbeville, Louisiana, on February 14, 1929, the eldest child of Marcus A. Broussard, Sr. and Muriel Alice Brady. He spent his early childhood residing in Washington D.C., where his father was secretary to then U.S. Congressman Numa Montet. After three years in D.C., the family returned to Abbeville where he was raised along with his two siblings -- Florence Adele “Flo” Broussard (Guidry), and R.

NV’s McKay Stevens

NV’s Stevens named Vermilion Parish Student of the Year

LEROY — When looking at candidates for Vermilion Parish Student of the Year, the numbers could simply speak for themselves.
There are dozens of students with 4.0 GPA’s and high scores on the ACT, among other accolades. With that said, North Vermilion High’s McKay Stevens did not put a great deal of pressure on herself when going through the process of the Student of the Year competition.
“I honestly did not,” Stevens said. “My ACT is a 24 and my GPA (3.85) is not a 4.0. I know other kids had way more to show on those aspects.”

Abbeville, Quality Sports Authority finalize agreement

After weeks of discussion and negotiation, the City of Abbeville and Quality Sports Authority (QSA) are now partners in youth recreation.
The Abbeville City Council voted 3-2 during its regular meeting Tuesday to allow Mayor Mark Piazza to execute a contract with QSA for outsourcing of the management of the city’s youth recreation program.
Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. made a motion for the move. Councilman Brady Broussard Jr. provided a second.
Councilman Wayne Landry joined Broussard and Touchet by voting in favor of the agreement. Landry did qualify his vote.

Ashari Terry goes up to the basket for Gueydan.

Kelli Frith and the Lady Eagles advance to the third round.

Honeybears, VC advance in girls' playoffs

The No. 3 seed Gueydan Honeybears and the No. 2 Vermilion Lady Eagles advanced to the third round of the playoffs, while the Lady Bobcats of Erath were knocked out.
Gueydan beat Delta Charter, 45-28, and will advance to a Thursday game against No. 6 Homer.
VC had an easy time against district foe Highland Baptist, winning, 69-23.
VC and Gueydan will play at home Thursday.
VC will play Hanson, another district foe, on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Admission is $8.
The winner of the third round advances to the semifinals in Hammond.

Maurice Attorney Scott Dartez swears in Sherry Howell as an Alderwoman. Howell is joined by Bethel Howell, her mother-in-law. Howell is filling the seat left vacant by the sudden death her husband, Lynn.

Maurice swears in new alderwoman Sherry Howell

MAURICE — More than 50 people packed into Wednesday’s Village of Maurice Board of Aldermen meeting to see Sherry Howell officially sworn in to take the seat left vacant by the sudden death of her husband, Lynn.
Lynn Howell, who served for two years as an alderman in Maurice, passed away on Jan. 11. Sherry Howell accepted the invitation to fill her late husband’s seat on Jan. 18. The move became official Wednesday, when Howell took oath in front of dozens of family and friends.

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