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Abbeville High Homecoming Court

The 2017 Abbeville High Homecoming Court; Back arch - L-R: Nautica Celestine, Kristal Guerrero, Chelsea Baudoin, Queen - Skyler Guerra, Taylor Wilson, Jacqueline Villasenor and Chyna Harrison; Mid arch - L-R: Brittany Campbell, Mallory Trahan, Annemarie Broussard and Oriel Henderson; Front - L-R: Phung Vi and Courtney Broussard.

Lt. Col. Desormeaux

Lt. Col. Desormeaux named Grand Marshal of Cattle Festival Parade

Lt. Col. Scott J. Desormeaux will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 69th Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival’s Grand Parade.
The Louisiana Cattle Festival will be held Oct. 13 through Oct. 15 in Abbeville. The Parade will begin at 1 p.m. in Abbeville.
Lt. Col. Desormeaux started his military career as an enlisted infantryman in the United States Marine Corps. He was commissioned as an officer into the Army through the Northeast Louisiana University (NLU) ROTC program in 1994.

Derrick Mitchell indicted for death of Paul Rice

Derrick Mitchell has been indicted for the death of Paul Rice.
A Grand Jury indicted Mitchell on Monday for first-degree murder. Mitchell is accused of shooting and killing Rice on July 5, 2012. Rice was shot at the corner of Bailey Street and Felicity Street in Abbeville.
According to a warrant, Mitchell is currently being held in the LaSalle Parish Jail. Mitchell had previously been indicted on two other shooting deaths in Abbeville.

Simone Cavalier - LA Cattle Festival 2017 Festival Ambassador

The Louisiana Cattle Festival 2017 Festival Ambassador is Mrs. Simone Cavalier.
Simone is a native and current resident of Abbeville. Simone is married to her high school sweetheart, Francis Cavalier, and together have a 2 year old son named Bentley. Simone is a graduate of Abbeville High School, as well as a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Simone is currently employed by Sensible Meals in which she pilots the company’s ambassadors as the top leading Nutrition Coach.

A cutter-head dredge removes sand Monday from the bottom of Berwick Bay. Officials expect the dredge to stay in the bay for another two to three weeks. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Port continues push for more dredging funds

Lack of funding continues to be a major obstacle to keeping waterways properly dredged and facilitating commerce in the Morgan City area.

Port leaders are trying to make sure federal officials in Washington, D.C., know about that struggle.

The Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District Commission met Monday at the Port of Morgan City’s Government Emergency Operations Center.

Port Economic Development Manager Cindy Cutrera said port officials are continuing to emphasize to political leaders the Port of Morgan City’s need for more dredging funds.

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