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Robert Vincent takes a photo by a St. Therese statue at Sacred Heart Church in Morgan City. He is on a mission to locate as many churches with the same statue. He has located 10 churches, thus far.

'Searching For St. Therese'

On Oct. 3, 1939, Dudley J. LeBlanc donated a St. Theresa statue to St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville.
That was one of numerous St. Therese statues that LeBlanc, affectionately known as “Coozan Dud,” had donated to churches in Louisiana.
More than 80 years later, Robert Vincent is working to track down all of the statues donated by LeBlanc.
“When the world came to a stop in March with the pandemic,” Vincent said, “I felt now is the time to go find the many statues given by Coozan Dud.
“I was ‘in search of St. Therese.’”

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Abbeville Police arrest suspect in July 4 shooting

A suspect in a shooting that occurred in Abbeville earlier this month has been arrested.
On July 14, 2020 at approximately 12 a.m. members of the Abbeville Police Department, with assistance from the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at a residence on the 700 block of N. Lamar Street.
The search warrant was in reference to a shooting incident which took place within the city limits of Abbeville on July 4.

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Governor says you have to wear a mask

The Governor’s Office has provided more detailed information on the mandatory mask mandate and closure of bars that was announced Saturday afternoon.
This past Saturday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a mandatory mask requirement for Louisiana and ordered bars in the state closed to on-premises consumption, as the state experiences increasing spread of COVID-19.

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Kiwanis Club of Abbeville to honor educators

Back in April, the Abbeville Kiwanis Club was preparing to host the first-ever gala to honor educators in Vermilion Parish. Due to COVID-19, the gala was postponed.
On Tuesday night, the Kiwanis Club will finally get to honor the educators of the parish, but on a smaller scale. Instead of 300 family and friends showing up to honor the educators, the Kiwanis Club is having a small recognition night for the educators.

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