Beth B. Melebeck

Beth B. Melebeck named as President of Bank of Erath

Beth B. Melebeck has been named as President of the Bank of Erath and Bank of Erath Holding Company effective July 1, 2018. The announcement was made by Paul G. Moresi, Jr., the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer.
A lifelong native of Abbeville and an employee of the Bank for over 35 years, she has served with distinction as Executive Vice President for the last 17 years, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Bank since 2002.

Sen. Eric LaFleur, D-Ville Platte and the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, commented on the sales tax compromise. Photo by Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service.

How the deal was finally done

By Paul Braun and Tryfon Boukouvidis
LSU Manship School News Service
BATON ROUGE – With the Legislature’s approval this weekend of a compromise to fund the state’s budget, ending a conundrum that has tormented lawmakers and citizens alike for the last three years, two Senate leaders reflected on how the deal came together and what lies ahead for Louisiana.

Rep. Terry Landry, D-New Iberia, criticized Republican plans to limit any sales tax increase to shrink state government. Photo by Jacqueline DeRobertis/LSU Manship School News Service.

Winners and losers emerge

By Paul Braun and Tryfon Boukouvidis
LSU Manship School News Service
BATON ROUGE– A clearer picture emerged Thursday about the winners and losers in the most recent shuffling of how the Legislature would divide the revenue from extending four-tenths of a cent of sales tax.
Republicans touted the four-tenths plan as a way to restore full funding to higher education, Go Grants, and district attorneys’ salaries while shaving one-tenth of a penny off a sales tax extension that Gov. John Bel Edwards proposed. The vote was 60-40.

Gov. John Bel Edwards called Monday for the Legislature to put aside partisan politics and extend revenue measures to avoid cuts in state services. (Photo by Tryfon Boukouvidis/LSU Manship School News Service)

Revenue or cut session begins

By Tryfon Boukouvidis,
Paul Braun and Drew White
LSU Manship School
News Service
BATON ROUGE — At the outset of the third special legislative session this year, Gov. John Bel Edwards chided a group of House Republicans Monday for having blocked efforts to raise revenue to avoid budget cuts and said this was the “last chance” to solve the problem.

The Campbell family, including his children and their children in front of the Charles Campbell Curriculum Annex Building.

Vermilion Parish School board building now: ‘Charles Campbell Curriculum Annex’

Vermilion Parish residents may notice a difference while visiting the school board. Wednesday evening, the school board held a reception dedicating and re-naming the Vermilion Parish School Board Curriculum Annex Building.
The buildings’ new name is the Charles Campbell Annex Building, dedicated to the late Charles Campbell who was a long time school board member. He passed away while in office.
Campbell’s entire career was dedicated to education, part of his career being at UL, but mostly at the VPSB.


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