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Maxi Pierce has been open in Intracoastal City for 65 years.

65-year-old business in Intracoastal City plans to close; Maxie Pierce Grocery locking its doors on Sept. 30

When Maxie Pierce Grocery in Intracoastal City closes on Sept. 30, it will be for the last time after 65 years for this family business. If you want one last shrimp po-boy or fishing tackle on sale, you better get there soon.
The Boffys are hoping to sell the lot and building as a camp or office in the coming months.
The family business first opened as Maxie Pierce’s Restaurant in 1955.
Maxie and Estelle Pierce capitalized on the growing industries in Intracoastal City in the 1950s and 60s by also opening a filling station, boat launch, and grocery store in 1962.

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Joshua Listi (left) and Dominic Listi team up to build one of six
wooden tables.

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John, Joshua and Carrie Listi

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Joshua Listi (left) and Dominic Listi show off the finished tables.

Christian Service Center to benefit from Eagle Scout project

Joshua Listi is one step closer to earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
Listi, the son of Carrie and John Listi, is a 17-year-old senior at Vermilion Catholic High School. He has been in scouting, both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, for the past 10 years.
Joshua is currently ranked a Life Scout in the Evangeline Area Council Boy Scout Troop 85 in Vermilion Parish.
On Aug. 22, Joshua completed his Eagle Scout Project in order to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program.

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DSNAP A-Z Days for Phase 1 are Tuesday Sept. 15, Wednesday, Sept. 16

BATON ROUGE — Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 15 and 16, will be open application days for anyone in a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) Phase 1 parish, regardless of last name.
Phase 1 parishes are Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Rapides, Vermilion and Vernon.
All residents in those parishes who were affected by Hurricane Laura and have not yet applied for DSNAP are encouraged to apply by calling the DCFS LAHelpU Customer Service Center at 1-888-LA-HELP-U (1-888-524-3578).

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Vermilion Chamber of Commerce President Megan Landry-Lalande (far right) welcomed speakers (L-R) Dr. Phyllis Dupuis, Dr. Tina Chargois and Ashley Mudd to Thursday’s event.

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More than 30 woman attended Thursday’s Vermilion Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Luncheon at L’Eglise.

Vermilion Chamber event celebrates women leaders

Whether in business, within civic organizations, or as part of government entities, there are women in leadership roles throughout Vermilion Parish.
As the 100th president of the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, Megan Landry-Lalande wanted to help create an event that would not only recognize those women leaders but would help encourage other women to take a step to become leaders in the community.
That event came to fruition Thursday as the Vermilion Chamber played host to the first-ever women’s leadership luncheon, which took place at L’eglise.

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‘Save the Cattle Festival’

You know the old saying, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.”
For 2020, the Louisiana Cattle Festival is gone.
Organizers made the tough decision to cancel this year’s event because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those same organizers have every intention of bringing the Cattle Festival back in ‘21.
And that starts with a fundraising effort, aptly named Save the Cattle Festival.
“We’re doing this fundraiser to keep the festival going,” Cattle Festival President Francis Plaisance said. “It’s been a festival for 72 years.”



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