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Peggy Theriot Verret
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December 19, 1935 ~ August 11, 2022 ABBEVILLE — Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 15, 2022 at Vincent Funeral Home - Abbeville honoring the life of Peggy Theriot Verret, 86, who died Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Camelot of Broussard Nursing Home. She will be laid to rest at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery in Catahoula, LA...
Jules Detraz Hebert
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December 17, 1965 ~ August 10, 2022 ABBEVILLE— Jules Detraz Hebert passed away suddenly Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at his home in Abbeville, LA. He was 56 years old. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church (300 Pere Megret St.) in Abbeville. Interment will take place on a...
Task Force makes several arrests in Vermilion Parish
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According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Public Information Officer Eddie Langlinais, the Vermilion Municipal and Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish. • Daniel Trahan, (DOB: 8-30-1977 of Abbeville), was arrested in Abbeville and charged with the following: •...
Vallo: ‘Don’t vote for me to be a Gueydan council member’
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He missed deadline to remove his name off the Nov. 8 ballot Scott Vallo GUEYDAN — For the next three months, Scott Vallo will have to do a different campaign in Gueydan. He will tell everyone in Gueydan not to vote for him despite his name being on the city council election on November 8. For the last 13 years, Vallo has been a city council...
Three Men Cited for Possessing 49 Red Snapper in Vermilion Parish
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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited three men for alleged recreational fishing violations in the Gulf of Mexico in Vermilion Parish on August 5. Agents cited Craig Hebert, 63, of Maurice, Eric Couvillion, 67, of Breaux Bridge, and Matthew Dehart, 31, of Abbeville, for taking over the limit red snapper, failing to...
Vermilion Parish School System ranks seventh statewide in LEAP scores
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The Louisiana Department of Education released data on the 2022 LEAP Testing Assessments on Wednesday, and Vermilion Parish’s school system did well. Vermilion Parish was once again the top district in the Acadiana Area ranking No. 7 in the state for the number of students scoring mastery or above on the statewide test. Forty-one percent of all...
30 Days As Mayor: White answers five questions about being Mayor of Abbeville
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Roslyn White has been the Mayor of Abbeville for 30 days. The Abbeville Meridional sent her five questions about her first 30 days in office. Well, you have been the mayor of Abbeville for 30 days. Is it what you expected? White: The first month has been great. It’s still really new and a bit surreal. It’s been mostly administrative,...
Julia Apple Couvillon
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Julia Apple Couvillon, 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Cow Island, LA on Thursday, July 28th, 2022, surrounded by her family. Born in Esther, she relocated to Cow Island in 1951 when she married Andrew Couvillon. The two had eight children together. Julia attended Mouton Cove Elementary, Perry Junior High and Abbeville High School. She...
Stewart wins H. Norman Saurage III Service Award
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Kelly Stewart (right) receives the H.Norman Saurage Service Award from Donna Saurage. Leblanc Elementary teacher Kelly Stewart, one of the founding members of the French Immersion Program in Vermilion Parish, was recognized Saturday night at the 16th Annual Cecil Picard Educators Gala as the H.Norman Saurage award winner for 2022. Stewart teaches...
Adonis “Bee” Conner
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Adonis “Bee” Conner Adonis “Bee” Conner Adonis “Bee” Conner September 2, 1930 ~ July 30, 2022 Erath—A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, August  5, 2022 at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church honoring the life of Adonis “Bee” Conner, 91, who died Saturday, July 30, 2022 at his residence.  He will...
Barbara Arnaud Bergeron
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Barbara Arnaud Bergeron Barbara Arnaud Bergeron Henderson - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church for Barbara Arnaud Bergeron, 80, who passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at her residence. The family requests visiting hours be observed at Pellerin Funeral Home in...
Darleen Boudreaux
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Darleen Boudreaux Darleen Marie Place Boudreaux of Midland, Texas passed away Monday, August 1, 2022. She was born on October 5, 1945, to Reece Louis and Daisy Marie Place in Abbeville, Louisiana where she was raised and educated. She married her high school sweetheart Alfred Boudreaux on her 18th birthday, October 5, 1963, and together they called...
Laura Mae Broussard
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Laura Mae Broussard Laura Mae Broussard January 14, 1941 ~ July 28, 2022 Abbeville—A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church honoring the life of Laura Mae Bernard Broussard, 81, who passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022. She will be laid to rest at St. Paul...
David Clark Hayden
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A Celebration of Life will be held on August 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Vermilionville performance center for David Clark Hayden who died peacefully at home on July 19, 2022, at the age of 69. The family asks, in lieu of flowers, to please consider donating to Friends of the Lafayette Animal Shelter (FLASh) at www.flashlafayette.org.
Tommy Ernest Istre
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April 6, 1944 ~ July 27, 2022 ABBEVILLE — A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 29, 2022 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church honoring the life of Tommy Ernest Istre, 78, who died Wednesday, July 27, 2022. He will be laid to rest at St. Paul Cemetery with Rev. Charles M. Esuaiko officiating the services. Serving as...
The Wright Move: Wildcat volunteers to move from linebacker to defensive lineman
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Chris Landry Chris Landry / The Abbeville Meridional Abbeville High School senior Tayla Wright is making the move from linebacker to defensive line this year as the Wildcats shift from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 or 4-2-5 alignment. When Abbeville High School head football coach Roderick Moy needed someone to volunteer to move from the linebacker spot...
Arrests made in connection to fatal Abbeville shooting
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On July 14, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Abbeville Police Officers responded to the Stone Bridge Apartment Complex in reference to a shooting incident. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim who was soon identified as 18-year-old Jazaylon Levy. Levy was found suffering from a single gun shot wound and was transported to an area hospital where...
Louisiana officials devise safety plan after record number of auto crashes in 2021
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By Victor Skinner | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced a new Strategic Highway Safety Plan this week following a record increase in fatal crashes in 2021. Preliminary data shows a total of 971 people died in motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana last year, a 17%...
Man Featured on Crime Stoppers Arrested in Vermilion Parish
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According to Eddie Langlinais (Director of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Task Force and Coordinator of Crime Stoppers of Vermilion), on July 19, 2022, Narcotics Agents, along with the Vermilion Parish Special Response Team, acting on a Crime Stoppers Tip, were able to apprehend Colby Comeaux (B/M, DOB: 9-29-1983), at his...
Abbey Players will present ‘Les Miserables’ in August
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The cast of “Les Miserables” in front of Abbey Players. Abbey Players is set to present “Les Miserables” in August. “Les Miserables,” based on Victor Hugo’s long novel, often has people wondering whether it is based on true events and people. The whole tale is actually based on real figures and events in France from the revolution to...
Louisiana approved to issue Summer P-EBT benefits
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Benefits will be issued from late summer into the autumn monthsBATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), received federal approval to expand the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program to cover the summer months for eligible children in K-12 schools. This...
Take Care of Yourself
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Bryan Golden Bryan Golden The most important person is you. You are responsible for your well being. It’s nice if others care about you, but you are not someone else’s responsibility. If you don’t take care of yourself, you invite, if not attract, a host of mental and physical ailments. Taking care of yourself does not mean being selfish or...
Rice, gravy, and corn-fed Cajuns
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Jim Bradshaw, LSN columnist Jim Bradshaw I have been told that a true Cajun raised on the prairies can look at a field of growing rice and tell exactly how much gravy it will require to cover the harvested crop. If that’s so, it is an acquired skill. Cajuns came late to the rice field. It’s true that rice has become a staple in the south...
Kaplan softball player selected to play in All-American game
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Kennedy Marceaux can play shortstop, second base and catcher. Kennedy Marceaux, 17, received word that she will be playing with and against the best of the best high school softball players in the country. Marceaux, who is going to be a junior at Kaplan High School, was selected to play the Future All-American Game 2022 in Irvine, California. The...
Russell John Frederick
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November 21, 1940 ~ July 23, 2022 ABBEVILLE — Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Vincent Funeral Home - Abbeville honoring the life of Russell John Frederick, 81, who passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, July 23, 2022. He will be laid to rest at St. Paul Cemetery with Reverend...
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