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National Guard armory in need of more land to expand in Abbeville

The National Guard Armory in Abbeville is in need of more land to expand, so it went to the Vermilion Parish School Board to possibly lease land north of Abbeville.
Homer Stelly, a retired command sergeant major for the National Guard, attended last week’s school board meeting representing the National Guard. He informed the school board that the National Guard is in need of 15 acres to build a “readiness center.”
The National Guard located 15 acres of school board owned land on La. 338, near the Magnolia Water Plant.

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Tawana Stokes (right) talks to a new SLCC student from New Iberia.

New director brings new excitement to SLCC Gulf Area Campus in City

There is a new wave of excitement at the SLCC’s Gulf Area Campus in Abbeville.
That excitement has been created by campus director Tawana Stokes. Stokes, who just completed her first year in Abbeville, is ready to begin her second year as the campus director.
“I love being here,” said Stokes, who spoke at the Abbeville Kiwanis Club on Tuesday. “I am so passionate towards my students.”

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Nathan Zenon Jr.

After five years, Vermilion Task Force arrest Nathan Zenon Jr.

The search to locate Nathan Zenon Jr. is finally over.
After five years, Zenon has managed to elude law enforcement in Vermilion Parish.
The Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force located Zenon in Vermilion Parish.
Zenon, 34, was wanted for felony warrants including Felony Aggravated Flight, multiple narcotics offenses, probation offenses and several failure to appear warrants.
Upon being taken into custody, Zenon was found to be in possession of $20,350 of suspected drug money.

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Kilee Regina Muna was crowned the 2017 Miss Gueydan, Saturday, May 13 at the Gueydan High School Auditorium during the Miss Gueydan Pageant sponsored by Les Dames de Gueydan.

New Miss Gueydan

GUEYDAN - Saturday night was a dream come true for Kilee Regina Muna, a night she has waited a whole year for.
She was crowned as the 2017 Miss Gueydan on Saturday, May 13, amongst family and friends. The annual pageant, sponsored by Les Dames de Gueydan, was held at 7 p.m. at the Gueydan High School Auditorium. Kilee is the 17 year old daughter of Tracy Broussard of Gueydan.
The newly crowned queen is currently a Junior at Gueydan High School.

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Veronica Thibeaux, (center) accepts the LAE Education Support Professional Image Award from LAE President Debbie Meaux (right). Also shown is LAE Vice President Daryl Roberson.

Kaplan Elementary’s Veronica Thibeaux honored at Louisiana Association of Educators’ Annual Representative Assembly

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) is pleased to announce Vermilion Parish paraeducator, Veronica Thibeaux, as the recipient of the 2017 LAE ESP Image Award. Thibeaux is special education teaching assistant at Kaplan Elementary School who has dedicated her life to working to better the educational experiences of Vermilion Parish’s students.



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