Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert, Ryan Primeaux, Marlene Primeaux, Hayes Primeaux, Carter Primeaux, Dozier Elementary Principal Karla (Toups) Langlinais, Supervisor Madeline DeHart and Superintendent Jerome Puyau

Carter Primeaux

Dozier’s Carter Primeaux Parish Elementary Student of the Year

On Thursday, January 17, 5th grader Carter Primeaux of Dozier Elementary was surprised to learn that he was chosen to be Vermilion Parish Student of the Year for the 2018-2019 school year.
Not only was he shocked to learn he had won, but his family, along with Superintendent Jerome Puyau, Assistant Superintendent Paul Hebert, Principal Karla Toups Langlinais and Supervisor Madeline DeHart all met up at the school to surprise him.

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At the Jan. 12 retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. Charles W. Chappuis Jr. with mother and sisters at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans are, from left, Joan Saizon, Tracy Moody, Anne Leonards, Chappuis, Lita Chappuis and Lynn Rogers.

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From left, Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis, adjutant general for the Louisiana National Guard, left, presented a flag to Brig. Gen. Charles W. Chappuis Jr.

Brig. Gen. Chappuis honored after 20 years of leadership in Air National Guard

Brig. Gen. Charles W. Chappuis Jr. was honored at a retirement ceremony at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans honoring his 20 years of leadership in the Louisiana Air National Guard.
During the event on Jan. 12, Chappuis received the Distinguished Service Medal, which recognized his service as state air surgeon from April 2014 to October 2018.
“I know I’m a better man for having spent the last 20 years of my life in the National Guard,” Chappuis said at the ceremony.

Maurice implements second step of water, sewer rate increases

MAURICE — Last February, officials with the Village of Maurice approved a three-step process for increases to water and sewer rates that will go through in 2020.
The increases will help fund the construction of a new sewer plant and improvements to the water system.
Customers began paying the first step of the increase last March. Mayor Wayne Theriot announced during Wednesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting that customers will see the second step applied to their February bill for this month’s usage.

Tina Faulk achieves Certified Diabetes Educator status

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) announced that Tina Faulk, BSN, RN, Education Coordinator at Abbeville General 118 N. Hospital Dr., Abbeville, LA, achieved Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) status by successfully completing the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators. Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be able to take the examination.

Pedestrian Dies in St. Landry Hit and Run

SUNSET – Shortly before 10 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2019, Troop I was notified of a fatality crash involving a pedestrian on LA 182 near Thelma Drive in St. Landry Parish. The crash claimed the life of 51-year-old David Sonnier of Arnaudville.
The preliminary investigation revealed Sonnier was walking on or near the roadway of LA 182 when he was struck by two vehicles that were traveling east on LA 182. After striking Sonnier, both vehicles continued on and fled the scene.


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