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Abbeville Meridional

Abbeville Meridional The official page of the Abbeville Meridional, proudly serving Vermilion Parish with local news coverage. Father A.D. Mr Veazey, a native of St. Addison.

There had been a need for a newspaper to be the official journal of Vermilion Parish ever since it's creation in 1844. Megret, the founder of Abbeville recognized this need (since Abbeville was made the parish seat in 1854). In about 1849 Megret brought in a merchant from Vermilionville. When this gentleman died in 1850, his printing business was bought by Emile and Valsaint Veazey. The Independen

There had been a need for a newspaper to be the official journal of Vermilion Parish ever since it's creation in 1844. Megret, the founder of Abbeville recognized this need (since Abbeville was made the parish seat in 1854). In about 1849 Megret brought in a merchant from Vermilionville. When this gentleman died in 1850, his printing business was bought by Emile and Valsaint Veazey. The Independen

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Abbeville blows out West St. Mary
09/30/2022
Abbeville blows out West St. Mary

Abbeville blows out West St. Mary

Abbeville head coach Roderick Moy knew what the Wildcats’ first eight plays of the game would be before the game began. However, by the time he completed calling seven out of the eight plays, Abbeville had a convincing 28-0 lead. The Wildcats cruised to a 51-6 win over West St. Mary in a non-distr...

VC ends Loreauville's 20-regular season winning streak with 28-0 win
09/17/2022
VC ends Loreauville's 20-regular season winning streak with 28-0 win

VC ends Loreauville's 20-regular season winning streak with 28-0 win

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles ended the Loreauville Tigers’ 20-game regular season winning streak on Friday. The Class 2A Tigers entered VC, not having lost a regular season game since 2019. In 2020, the Tigers went 8-0 and then 10-0 in 2021. On Friday, Loreauville entered VC stadium 2-0 in 2022. ...

Kaplan, Delcambre win in Week 3
09/17/2022
Kaplan, Delcambre win in Week 3

Kaplan, Delcambre win in Week 3

LAGRANGE - The Kaplan Pirates got the victory they needed on Friday. The Pirates crushed LaGrange 40-14 to improve to 1-2. Kaplan head coach Cory Brodie was happy to get that first win in 2022. “It is a breath of fresh air,” said Brodie. The Pirates rushed for a season-high 394 yards. Caden Camp...

Erath gets its second straight win
09/17/2022
Erath gets its second straight win

Erath gets its second straight win

ERATH - After falling behind 14-13 to the Catholic High Panthers at halftime, the Erath Bobcats were able to score 14 points in a matter of 40 seconds,which turned the game around. The Bobcats took their opening second half drive and marched 40 yards down field and the big run of the drive was a 27-...

Erath student allegedly confesses to writing bomb threat note
09/15/2022
Erath student allegedly confesses to writing bomb threat note

Erath student allegedly confesses to writing bomb threat note

An Erath High student allegedly confessed to the Erath High administration for writing the bomb threat note on the wall in the Erath High gymnasium bathroom. The student’s name has not been released, and as of 10:50 a.m., it is unknown if charges were filed against the student. The bomb threat hap...

Action photos from NV's semifinal game
05/13/2022
Action photos from NV's semifinal game

Action photos from NV's semifinal game

Here are photos of Thursday's semifinal game against North DeSoto. NV won 14-2 and will play Saturday at 2 p.m. in the finals in Sulphur.

Lady Pirates win playoff game in dramatic fashion
04/22/2022
Lady Pirates win playoff game in dramatic fashion

Lady Pirates win playoff game in dramatic fashion

KAPLAN - The Kaplan Lady Pirates had to do something they do not usually do - play small ball in order to win 4-2 in the second-round Class 3A playoffs. Kaplan will be back in action Saturday at home against No. 6 Sterlington. The game time is 4 p.m. With the wind blowing in, the Lady Pirates went n...

Dolores Broussard
04/19/2022
Dolores Broussard

Dolores Broussard

March 27, 1939 ~ April 13, 2022 KAPLAN — Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Church honoring the life of Dolores “Ms. Dee” Broussard, with Reverend Mark Miley officiating the services. She was the first-ever elected fema...

Lula Mae “Momie” Sonnier Toups
04/19/2022
Lula Mae “Momie” Sonnier Toups

Lula Mae “Momie” Sonnier Toups

DELCAMBRE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Lula Mae “Momie” Sonnier Toups, age 92, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. April 20, 2022 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Buddy Breaux will officiate. Interment will follow at the church mausoleum. A gathering of family and friends...

Debra Lynn Touchet
04/19/2022
Debra Lynn Touchet

Debra Lynn Touchet

Debra Lynn Touchet, born on October 27, 1959, has passed away on April 12, 2022, at the age of 62.

Robert “Bobby” Patrick Broussard
04/14/2022
Robert “Bobby” Patrick Broussard

Robert “Bobby” Patrick Broussard

ABBEVILLE — Robert “Bobby” Patrick Broussard, a caring brother, uncle and friend, passed away at his residence on April 5, 2022. He was born on February 11,1962 to the late Louis “Black” Broussard and the late Ella Mae Simon Broussard.

Kenny DesOrmeaux
04/12/2022
Kenny DesOrmeaux

Kenny DesOrmeaux

Kenny DesOrmeaux, 55, of Abbeville, LA, passed away on April 10, 2022. He left us the way he lived: an absolute character and an undeniable legend. The true Kenny way. He was born on November 5th, 1966 to Ellen and Farrell DesOrmeaux in Erath, LA. We will never forget his sense of humor, his ingenui...

Sister Valerie Gros, O. Carm. Returns to God
04/12/2022
Sister Valerie Gros, O. Carm. Returns to God

Sister Valerie Gros, O. Carm. Returns to God

Sister Valerie Gros, O. Carm., a Sister of Mount Carmel, died April 7, 2022 at Lafon Nursing Facility, New Orleans, LA. She was 84 years old and in the 63rd year of her religious profession. Sister Valerie, born Arline Marie Gros, on Nov. 26, 1937, the first of eight children born to the late Percy....

Richard (Doc) Emmett Perkins
01/28/2022
Richard (Doc) Emmett Perkins

Richard (Doc) Emmett Perkins

Richard (Doc) Emmett Perkins passed away on January 18, 2022, at the age of 90, surrounded by his family while in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Richard was born on October 10,1931 in Gulfport, MS, to Robert Emmett Perkins and Henrietta Browne. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and older brothe...

Jeanette Ann Cornor
01/28/2022
Jeanette Ann Cornor

Jeanette Ann Cornor

ABBEVILLE — A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville for Jeanette Ann Cornor, age 76, who passed away on Friday, January 21, 2022 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Father Louis Richard will officiate. Visitation will be held on S...

Simuel Guidry, Jr.
01/28/2022
Simuel Guidry, Jr.

Simuel Guidry, Jr.

ABBEVILLE – Funeral services for Simuel Guidry, Jr. are scheduled for Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Abbeville’s Greater First Apostolic Church – 913 W. Port Street—with interment at St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, January 28th from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. and will resu...

Cheryl Ann Thibeaux
01/28/2022
Cheryl Ann Thibeaux

Cheryl Ann Thibeaux

ABBEVILLE – A home-going celebration of life for Ms. Cheryl Ann Thibeaux 64, will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Mount Triumph Baptist Church (310 S. Lamar Street, Abbeville, LA 70510) with Rev. Willie Williams Pastor, officiating. She will await the resurrection in Pilgri...

Jerry Don Wilson
01/28/2022
Jerry Don Wilson

Jerry Don Wilson

August 1, 1949 ~ January 20, 2022 ABBEVILLE — A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Vincent Funeral Home - Abbeville honoring the life of J. Don Wilson, 72, who passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on January 20, 2022. He will be ...

Mary Jane Bourque Galtier
01/26/2022
Mary Jane Bourque Galtier

Mary Jane Bourque Galtier

DELCAMBRE — A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Mary Jane Bourque Galtier will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Buddy Breaux will be the celebrant. Following the Mass, Mary Jane will be laid to rest at the church cemetery....

Flomingo Ann “Ming” Broussard
01/26/2022
Flomingo Ann “Ming” Broussard

Flomingo Ann “Ming” Broussard

NEW IBERIA — Memorial services and inurnment will be held privately at a later date for Flomingo Ann “Ming” Broussard, age 65. Ming as she was affectionately known by family and friends was born on June 9, 1956 in Vermilion Parish, during a hurricane and was considered a force of nature ever s...

Vickie Cain Beiza
01/25/2022
Vickie Cain Beiza

Vickie Cain Beiza

ABBEVILLE – A Catholic Mass and Burial for Vickie Cain Beiza, 69, will be held Wednesday January 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church with Father Don Bernard officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday January 25, 2022 from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm with a Rosary recited at 7:00...

Ramsie Kate Baumgardner
01/24/2022
Ramsie Kate Baumgardner

Ramsie Kate Baumgardner

January 13, 2004 ~ January 23, 2022 MAURICE — A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church honoring the life of Ramsie Kate “Ram” Baumgardner, 18, who entered into eternal life on Sunday, January 23, 2022 after a tragic...

North Vermilion senior killed in head-on collision on La. 167
01/23/2022
North Vermilion senior killed in head-on collision on La. 167

North Vermilion senior killed in head-on collision on La. 167

Vermilion Parish – Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on January 23, 2022, Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a two-vehicle crash on US Highway 167 near Lurby Road in Vermilion Parish. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 18-year-old Ramsie Baumgardner of Maurice and 31-year-old Brandon I...

Melvin Lee Vincent
01/06/2022
Melvin Lee Vincent

Melvin Lee Vincent

March 12, 1936 ~ January 4, 2022 ABBEVILLE — A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 7, 2022 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church honoring the life of Melvin Lee Vincent, 85, who died Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Abbeville General Hospital. He will be laid to rest at ...

Elsie Mullins Miller
01/06/2022
Elsie Mullins Miller

Elsie Mullins Miller

ABBEVILLE – Funeral Services for Mrs. Elsie Mullins Miller, 75, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022 at St. Paul Cemetery with Rev. Caleb Arceneaux officiating. Interment will follow. A native of Centralia, IL and a resident of Abbeville, Mrs. Miller died at 8:05 p.m. on Monday, Janu...

Florence B. Steinhorst
12/28/2021
Florence B. Steinhorst

Florence B. Steinhorst

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 in St. Mary Mother of the Church for Florence Bares Steinhorst, 94, who passed away on December 24, 2021. Rev. Fr. Cedric Sonnier, Pastor of St. Mary Mother of the Church, will be Celebrant of the Mass and will conduc...

Sister Fatima Mouton
12/28/2021
Sister Fatima Mouton

Sister Fatima Mouton

Returned To God December 22, 2021 Sister Fatima Mouton, O. Carm., a Sister of Mount Carmel died December 22, 2021 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Home in Opelousas, LA. She was 89 years old and in the 70th year of her religious profession. Sister Fatima born Florence Ann on Nov. 8, 1932 in Lafa...

Kristy Lynn Kloesel Hebert
12/14/2021
Kristy Lynn Kloesel Hebert

Kristy Lynn Kloesel Hebert

ABBEVILLE – A Mass of Christian Burial for Mrs. Kristy Lynn Kloesel Hebert, 41, will be held at 12:00PM on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with FR. Andre Metrejean officiating. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Mausoleum. Visitation will be at David Fu...

Vermilion Parish School Board member killed in two vehicle accident
12/11/2021
Vermilion Parish School Board member killed in two vehicle accident

Vermilion Parish School Board member killed in two vehicle accident

Press release from the State Police Iberia Parish – Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on December 10, 2021, Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 14 near Old La 25 in Iberia Parish. The crash claimed the life of 41-year-old Kristy K. Hebert of Erath. Hebert...

F. Dale Broussard
12/10/2021
F. Dale Broussard

F. Dale Broussard

ABBEVILLE — A Memorial Mass for Mr. F. Dale Broussard, 81, will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, December 13, 2021, at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church of Abbeville. The Internment will be private. The family will gather from 12:00 PM until the time of service on Monday, December 13, 2021, at Saint...

Marvis M. Nolan
12/10/2021
Marvis M. Nolan

Marvis M. Nolan

ABBEVILLE — A home-going celebration of life for Mrs. Marvis Nolan, 84, the former Marvis Madison will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Macedonia Baptist Church (607 S. Bailey Street, Abbeville, LA 70510) with Rev. Darrell Thibeaux, officiating. She will await the resurrect...

Lola B. Taylor
12/10/2021
Lola B. Taylor

Lola B. Taylor

ABBEVILLE — A Home-going Celebration of Life for Mrs. Lola Mae Brailey Taylor, 79, will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Greater Rose Hill Baptist Church with Pastor John Allen officiating. She will await the resurrection in Saint Paul Cemetery in Abbeville, LA. A public vi...

Buel Ray Pate
12/10/2021
Buel Ray Pate

Buel Ray Pate

September 22, 1930 ~ December 4, 2021 ABBEVILLE — Buel Ray Pate passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 91 on Saturday, December 4, 2021. Buel was born September 22, 1930 in Newton, Texas to Virgil Elwood Pate and the former Florence Gertrude Biscamp. The family moved to Bronson, Texas in...

Nicholas Jude Mouton
12/10/2021
Nicholas Jude Mouton

Nicholas Jude Mouton

December 6, 1974 ~ December 8, 2021 ABBEVILLE — Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Vincent Funeral Home - Abbeville honoring the life of Nicholas Jude Mouton, 47, who died Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Acadia General Hospital. He will be laid to rest at Heb...

Linda Guidry Zaunbrecher
11/23/2021
Linda Guidry Zaunbrecher

Linda Guidry Zaunbrecher

December 26, 1940 ~ November 21, 2021 GUEYDAN — A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church honoring the life of Linda Guidry Zaunbrecher, 80, who died Sunday, November 21, 2021 at her residence. She will be laid...

Alma “Joy” Williams Holley
11/03/2021
Alma “Joy” Williams Holley

Alma “Joy” Williams Holley

Alma “Joy” Williams Holley, aged 86, passed away, peacefully at her home, on October 27, 2021, with her family by her side. Joy was born on December 12, 1934 in St Augustine, Florida. She was married to James “Dave” Holley, until his passing on July 22, 2017. Joy was a devoted wife, loving m...

Lula Mae Nolan Matte
10/21/2021
Lula Mae Nolan Matte

Lula Mae Nolan Matte

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at 2 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for Lula Mae Nolan Matte, 91, who died Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 5:45 a.m. at Maison De Lafayette. Mrs. Matte was a native of Crowley and longtime resident until her move to La...

Carolyn Romero Tompkins
10/21/2021
Carolyn Romero Tompkins

Carolyn Romero Tompkins

November 21, 1945 ~ October 18, 2021 ABBEVILLE — A memorial gathering will be held at Vincent Funeral Home - Abbeville, 209 S. St. Charles St., on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM, honoring the life of Carolyn Romero Tompkins, 75, who died Monday, October 18, 2021 at her residen...

Linda S. Green
10/15/2021
Linda S. Green

Linda S. Green

ABBEVILLE — A memorial home-going celebration of life for Mrs. Linda Green 70, the former Linda Shelvin, will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 1 at Fletcher Funeral Home in Abbeville, LA, with Bishop Donnie Bolden, Sr. officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. A gatheri...

Velta Louise Peters
10/15/2021
Velta Louise Peters

Velta Louise Peters

ABBEVILLE – A home-going celebration of life for Mrs. Velta Louise Peters 89, will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Greater Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church in Abbeville, LA with Pastor Mideate L.C. Derouen officiating. She will await the resurrection in Pleasant Gre...

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This is the city of AbbevilleThe problem we're having in this community is they don't give the black children enough to do that's why we're having so much violence. So somebody please answer me this, why did they just sink thousands and thousands of dollars into two new tennis courts when we have perfectly good tennis courts?? I think the city of Abbeville needs to answer for this one. I am so upset with everything that's been going on and what is a city doing oh y'all think y'all fighting the gun violence no y'all just making it worse! I am extremely upset right now! I am one of those that have watched these kids grow up and these kids are killing each other and it's not just the kids but the city is not giving them anything to do positive! I want the mayor I want the city of I want anybody whoever's responsible for this they need to give this community an answer NOW! And you can't tell me anything about funds for this stupid tennis courts because the funds mean nothing to these dead kids
Death notice ~ with a picture of cops congratulating each other under the title page. NOT cool. Not at all.
I think it's horrible that the seniors possibly will not have a graduation ceremony, with all this going on. I don't have a child affected by this, but as a community we need to do something special for these young adults. They have worked hard to get to this place in life. What about a parade, let them drive with their parents up and down every street in town at a predetermined time and date in caps and gowns, with posters on their doors with their names and schools AHS or VC!! And everyone go outside and congratulate and honor their accomplishment. Can anyone point me in the direction to get this started. I really hope all this stay home stuff is over by then and they can celebrate a traditional graduation, but we can't just sit around and wait for what if. Let's plan this for in case. They deserve this!! Any ideas?!?!?
Please add some information about "Steps to Heaven" which has been making mask for our frontline doctors and nurses for a long time. The mask are made by volunteers who would usually be making baby items. There is never a charge for any of the items provided. Thank you.
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not sure what happened to our paper this morning
I just found this site but had to renew my FB to get access. Home town!
I watched one of your officers witness a physical assault and he did nothing to the perpetrator. I then watched another officer assault a woman shoving her into other people forcing himself into her way because he disagreed with her free speech. I will be additionally filling a complaint with the city's police department so don't try and hide this report. Notes as well as links and video pictures will be sent to every media outlet in your vicinity.

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First physical assault on the camera man, Brett Johnson.
Officer clear as day witness attack and does NOTHING to address the very real crime that occurred.

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Office unlawful impedes the freedom of movement of Dani Alexander.

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Actual physical contact and clearly shoving into other people. This was an intimidation of a citizen excising their rights.

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Dani Alexander
"They shoved me too. Yeah both of those girls pushed me and the cop pushed me.
I got shoved. I got shoved by like five people just walking through the crowd. Mostly men. But those two girls did push me.
Did you get the cop pushing me on your live stream?
Did you get this police officer pushing me on your live stream?
You got a video of it?
What department is this?
Oh this is huh Louisiana Tech University Police Officer. Maybe we should send the video of your office shoving a woman on campus?
Assault of a female committed by a police office on a college campus."

Camera man Brett Johnson-
"Exercising her first amendment right and her freedom of speech."

Dani Alexander -
"Yes only officer that had a problem with it too.
There is only one officer on this entire campus who has a problem with us being here.
If he was intact it wouldn’t be an issue. This purely because he was cut. He wouldn’t be doing it otherwise. Of course he puts his hands on the female. The only female in the group is the one he attacks."

Assaulting a woman? Because your insecure with your ego? This officer has no duty representing the people of the Louisiana Tech University. This is cowardly and pathetic.

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Thank you for submitting a report. This matter has been routed to the appropriate staff and will be followed up on shortly. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (318) 257-3396.
A copy of this submission has been sent to you at [email protected].
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Have you seen this quilt? Barn Raising pattern of patriotic prints & 3 eagles at top. Made for daughter (Abbeville resident) & was stolen. Will pay postage to have shipped back to me. Thank you.
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