Anthony Berard, 36, 1000 block of Broussard, St. Martinville; theft of items valued to $300 (SMSO). Donielle Bienvenu, 39, 1100 block of Ruth Dr., St. Martinville; aggravated battery, St. Martinville Police Department (SMOD). Shawntell Broussard, 22, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Brian Messer

Brian Messer, 28, 1100 Block of Patin St., Breaux Bridge, is wanted for failure to appear in court in July 2011. Messer was facing an original charge of possession of a Schedule II dangerous controlled substance, Vyvanse.

Breaking ground for a new Dixie RV SuperStore in Breaux Bridge are (from left) Will Hales of Iberia Bank, Terry Donahue of Spartan Building Corporation, Breaux Bridge Mayor Jack Dale Delhomme, Brandi and Greg Lala, Dixie RV CEO, Stephen Guidry, president of Dixie RV, St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier, and Matt Durand of M. Matt Durand LLC.

Hammond-based Dixie RV SuperStores is expanding to their third location in Breaux Bridge. The new location will boast 14.5 acres with a 20,500-square-foot, two-story sales building and a 16,000-square-foot single-story service building with 14 service bays.

Brian Messer

Breaking ground for a new Dixie RV SuperStore in Breaux Bridge are (from left) Will Hales of Iberia Bank, Terry Donahue of Spartan Building Corporation, Breaux Bridge Mayor Jack Dale Delhomme, Brandi and Greg Lala, Dixie RV CEO, Stephen Guidry, president of Dixie RV, St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier, and Matt Durand of M. Matt Durand LLC.

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St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, Oct. 21

Anthony Berard, 36, 1000 block of Broussard, St. Martinville; theft of items valued to $300 (SMSO).
Donielle Bienvenu, 39, 1100 block of Ruth Dr., St. Martinville; aggravated battery, St. Martinville Police Department (SMOD).
Shawntell Broussard, 22, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Ground broken for Breaux Bridge RV center

Breaking ground for a new Dixie RV SuperStore in Breaux Bridge are (from left) Will Hales of Iberia Bank, Terry Donahue of Spartan Building Corporation, Breaux Bridge Mayor Jack Dale Delhomme, Brandi and Greg Lala, Dixie RV CEO, Stephen Guidry, president of Dixie RV, St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier, and Matt Durand of M. Matt Durand LLC.

Hammond-based Dixie RV SuperStores is expanding to their third location in Breaux Bridge.
The new location will boast 14.5 acres with a 20,500-square-foot, two-story sales building and a 16,000-square-foot single-story service building with 14 service bays.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Oct. 20

Tamara Taylor Fuselier, 34, Lafayette; outside agency warrant – extradition required, Lafayette Sheriff’s Office (LPSO).
Jerome Hamilton, 45, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Xavier Hunt, 22, Baton Rouge; outside agency warrant – extradition required, Louisiana State Police (LSP).

St. Martin Hospital hosts cook-off for United Way

Nursing Specialties Home Health’s award winning team, (from left) Seth Leblanc, Amy Mayer, Janseen Leblanc, Stacey Mollet, Harold Mollet and Reed Prince, along with unidentified young gumbo fans, show off their People’s Choice award.

St. Martin Hospital held its fourth annual gumbo cook-off Saturday, Oct. 11, raising donations for United Way of Acadiana’s charitable efforts in St. Martin Parish.

Theft rocks bayou festival

Dane Thibodeaux of the TECHE Project (left) maintains communication as he pilots the entertainment barge down Bayou Teche to the annual Shake Your Trail Feather Festival, a fund-raiser for efforts to promote the use and protection of the historic waterway. Later in the evening, someone stole the motors off of this boat, which is also used to keep Bayou Teche clean.

Good feelings remaining after the third and most successful Shake Your Trail Feather festival last weekend were spoiled temporarily when a person or persons unknown stole gasoline and electric outboard motors from the boat that pushes the entertainment barge down the bayou in the popular “paddle to the party” feature of the festival.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, Oct. 16. through Sunday, Oct. 19

Thursday, Oct. 16
Steward Chautin, 23, 1000 block of Sam Champagne Rd., Breaux Bridge; theft of goods, possession of Schedule II narcotics, misrepresentation during booking. Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).
Trequel Clay, 17, 1000 block of Donald Dugas Dr., St. Martinville; - simple possession of marijuana (SMSO).

St. Martin Hospital marks 45 years

St. Martin Hospital CEO Katie Hebert, (from left) Dr. Brent Hebert, Dr. Donald West, Dr. Adam Kennedy and Dr. Blaine Lavergne.

St. Martin Hospital’s administration, staff and physicians celebrated the hospital’s 45th anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 15.

‘Friends’ formed for L-E Site enhancement

CHARTER OFFICERS of the newly organized Les Amis de Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site (LALESHS) include (front row from left) Debbie Miller, secretary; Tommy Guidry, treasurer; Cheri Armentor, vice president; and Elaine Guidroz, president. Back row, Suzanne Laviolette, Christy Disher, group adviser; Esther Perkins, and Reinaldo Barnes, site manager.

A recently formed group will work to enhance and support the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site here.

BBPD detective honored posthumously

Detective Sgt. Dickie Davitt, who died May 22, is honored by the Breaux Bridge Police Department for his 23 years of service.

Open House at SLCC's Evangeline Campus Monday night

South Louisiana Community College's Evangeline Campus, 600 St. Martin Luther King Dr., is holding an open house and family literacy night 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20.
On hand will be career advisors and information about programs and courses offered at the campus.
There will be free food and refreshments.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Oct. 13, and Tuesday, Oct. 14

Monday, Oct. 13
Heather Arnaud, 32, Duson; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Leopold Calais, 25, Carencro; child endangerment/domestic abuse (SMSO).
Robert Capps, 47, St. Jacinto, Texas; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

District attorney seeks to have judge candidate disqualified

Carolyn Deal

The 16th Judicial District Attorney's office has filed suit here asking the court to compel New Iberia attorney Carolyn Deal to formally withdraw her candidacy for the Division H judgeship because she doesn't mean the requirements set out in the state's Constitution.

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