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LeBlanc takes the reins of St. Martin COA

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Search is on for a permanent executive director

The St. Martin Council on Aging board of directors has named Erica LeBlanc interim administrator, replacing Wayne LeJeune who resigned as COA executive director earlier this month.

The action came during a special board meeting last Thursday, Nov. 14.

LeBlanc will be paid an hourly rate of $15 with the understanding that when a new director is hired she will go back to her regular pay.

She will handle the day-to-day operations of the COA until a new executive director is selected.

In March 2013, LeBlanc was hired as the new secretary by then interim director Burton Dupuis.

In other business:

•The board agreed to begin advertising and accepting applications immediately for a executive director.

•Buck & Johnny’s is giving free Thanksgiving meals on Thanksgiving to seniors and the needy of St. Martin Parish. Volunteers will deliver meals. Call 332-3063 to reserve a meal.

•The board is in need of volunteers to help decorate for the Dec. 10 Christmas luncheon at St. Francis Hall.

•Board members will host a Christmas party/lunch for COA employees on Dec. 16.

•COA will be closed on Thursday, and Friday, Nov. 28-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Board members present at the meeting were Don “Tuffy” Resweber, Arthur Champ, Melvin Neveu Jr., Crystal Mire, Beth Guidroz, Jo Bruce, Leonard Marks and Elsie Castille.

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