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Dean Delhoussaye (right) and Catina Hebert examine a baby gown that was recently sewn by Gaynell Breaux.

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These are two finished gowns created from wedding dresses.

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Gaynell Broussard was busy ripping apart a wedding dress.

True Compassion: Group of ladies team up to sew burial remembrances

It takes special people to want to volunteer their time to create something that touches and helps heal a  heart of a broken family.
There are 40 to 50 ladies from Acadiana, who have joined forces to create “Steps to Heaven.”
These ladies, ages 18 to 81, spend hours and hours transforming wedding dresses, prom dresses, and baptism dresses into  burial remembrances for families who have lost an infant through a miscarriage, still birth or infant death.

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Scammers getting smarter with phone numbers

Your phone rings. If you have caller ID, you check the number and it says, “Town of Erath.” You answer it and on the other end is a nice man trying to sell you insurance for seniors. You think it is real because the phone number is coming from city hall. But then you learn it is a scam.
On Monday, an Erath resident received that phone call from Erath City Hall. The young man made a sells pitch about senior insurance. The caller ID said the call was coming from Erath City Hall.

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Meg Touchet was the named the state D.A.R.E. contest winner. With her is Captain Lance Broussard, the parish’s D.A.R.E. officer.

Touchet wins state D.A.R.E essay contest

A Vermilion Parish student not only attended the 26th Annual D.A.R.E. Officers Association Convention for the first time, but also came back with a first place plaque and a $400 check.
Meg Touchet, and her parents Alaina and Nicholas Touchet, drove to Shreveport Wednesday to attend the convention. Meg had qualified to attend the convention because her D.A.R.E. Essay was selected as the best essay in the 8-parish Acadiana area.
It is the first time a Vermilion parish student has
qualified to reach the state level.

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Shawn and Adele Sigur (left) receive the $800,000 check.

Shawn’s Cajun Meats gets $800,000 check for new Delcambre business

:DELCAMBRE - The Iberia Industrial Development Foundation (IDF) presented Shawn’s Cajun Meats and Grocery with a $800,000 check by Iberia Parish President, M. Larry Richard.
Back in 2013, IDF and Iberia Parish Government collaborated with the Town of Delcambre and the Twin Parish Port District, along with several other partners, in what could only be described as a true group venture, when the “Delcambre Property Elevation for Economic Development Project” was created.

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