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Corbett LeBouef practiced medicine for 40 years, and he delivered more than 2,000 babies.

Long time Abbeville doctor, Corbett LeBouef passes away

A lifetime resident and icon of Vermilion Parish, Dr. Corbett J. LeBouef, Jr. died peacefully in his Abbeville home on Friday, July 20, 2018 of heart failure.
He was 79.
Dr. LeBouef, or “Doc” as he was affectionately called, was a highly respected and dearly loved family physician who practiced medicine on Hospital Drive in Abbeville for over 40 years, delivering over 2,000 babies and accruing more than 40,000 active patient files by the time his doors closed in 2003.

Two groups want to purchase parts of closed Bunkie Middle School

Two separate organizations are seeking to purchase different parts of the former Bunkie Middle/George Washington Carver School to support community programs. Representatives of George Washington Carver Community Group and Kingdom of Life Fellowship attended the Avoyelles School Board Building and Lands Committee on July 17 to express their interest in parts of the former school.

Eva Celestine Demouchet

Breaux Bridge – A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church for Eva Celestine Demouchet, 67, who passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018.
Visiting hours were observed at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Friday and continued on Saturday at 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. A rosary was prayed at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Rev. Joseph Campion officiated at the Funeral Mass. Interment will followed at St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery in Breaux Bridge.

Sanity hearing for alleged cop-shooter Carpenter postponed

A psychologist and the parish coroner should testify in court before any report concerning a defendant’s sanity is admitted into evidence, the attorneys for alleged cop-shooter Brandon Carpenter contended in a motion in the case.

Attorney George Higgins said he objected in 12th Judicial District Court on June 26 to the introduction of reports by Coroner Dr. L.J. Mayeux and pychologist Dr. John Simoneaux, citing the previously filed motion requesting the two experts be on hand to testify at the hearing.

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