News, Sports and Entertainment for St. Martin Parish, La.

Applications being taken for Toys for Tots

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St. Martinville – The St. Martin Parish Community Action Center is taking applications for the 2013 U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Program.
To be eligible for the program you need:

Lake Charles Woman Charged With Bringing Contraband Into Jail

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On Saturday, November 9, 2013, at approximately 9:55 a.m., Demita Kneeland, 27, Lake Charles, along with a male juvenile, were visiting an inmate at the St Martin Parish Correctional Center. During the course of the visitation, it was discovered that Ms. Kneeland attempted to conceal synthetic cannabinoids in a greeting card.

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report

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November 4, 2013

Duke, Shelly, 47, 3000 block of Rosedale Ave., Port Allen
FAILURE TO APPEAR; FAILURE TO APPEAR
ST MARTIN SHERIFF

Franco, Eliazar, 44, 2800 block of Atchafalaya River Hwy., Breaux Bridge
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER
ST MARTIN SHERIFF

West Nile detected at Stephensville

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The Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab confirmed on Friday, Nov. 9, one West Nile virus-positive sentinel chicken in lower St. Martin Parish, said Jessie J. Boudreaux, Jr., president of Cajun Control LLC, mosquito abatement contractor for Parish Government. The sample was collected on Monday, Nov. 4.

They don’t call it Breaux Bridge for nothing

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There are several other 60-plus-year-old lift-span bridges extant on Bayou Teche – one at Parks, for example. One at Loreauville. But the bridge everybody knows is the one here. Le pont de Pont Breaux.

Stephensville flood-proofing could keep premiums down

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Both FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are on board with a plan to keep floodwaters out of a lower St. Martin Parish subdivision, which might stave off huge increases in flood insurance premiums in the future, Parish President Guy Cormier said Tuesday.

15 Graduate From St. Martin Sheriff's P.O.S.T. Academy

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The 39th Session of the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office P.O.S.T. Academy graduated 15 students in a ceremony held Tuesday, November 5, at the St. Martin Sheriff's training facility located on the Terrace Highway in St. Martinville. Relatives, friends and colleagues attended the event which drew roughly sixty attendees.

Breaux Bridge physicians now part of Lourdes Group

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Deidre Stelly

Deidre Stelly and Jeanne Theriot, with a long-standing practice in Breaux Bridge, are now part of the Lourdes Physician Group.
The Lourdes Physician Group is a growing network of highly skilled primary care, family, internal medicine and specialty doctors and nurse practitioners with locations throughout Acadiana.

Way clear for new nursing home at Cade

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A zoning change approved by the St. Martin Parish Council Tuesday clears the way for construction of a new, larger nursing home with all private rooms. Harold J. Gamburg, president of Pathway Management. Inc., said the company is willing to donate the existing St. Martinville Rehabilitation & Nursing Center building on Claire Drive in St.

Local student top in UL marketing competition

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Megan Martin, a junior marketing major from St. Martinville, took top honors in the 4th Annual UL Collegiate Sales Competition winning the final round against first runner-up Michelle Menard of New Iberia and second runner-up Jenna Mseis from Amman, Jordan.

New furniture store opens in St. Martinville

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The owners of Budget Home Furnishing, Mitch Fontenot (center left) and David Fontenot (center right) cut the ribbon on their new store at 218 S. Main St. in St. Martinville. Helping with the ceremony are (front row from left) Ruth Fontenot,

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The 2016 high school football season has reached the halfway mark and the District 5-4A campaign begins Friday for the league’s five teams.

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