“CHILDREN OF WHITNEY” statues by artist Woodrow Nash, of Akron, Ohio, seem to haunt the chapel at Whitney Plantation near Wallace. Nash incorporates various styles and techniques utilizing stoneware, earthenware, terracotta or porcelain. The work is fired electronically, pit fired or via a “raku” effect - creating an “African Nuveau” trademark that’s solely his own. (Whitney Plantation photo)

The St. African American museum presents a culture tour May 21-22 featuring visits to the historically infamous Whitney Plantation and the New Orleans annual Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Festival.
Gustave Sonnier got religion for a little while, but the lure of the road overcame his piety. He traveled the highways and byways, proud to represent his hometown of Lafayette among the Knights of the Road.
The Parish Council will be reviewing open hours at area parks. At the April 18 council meeting, Parish President Guy Cormier said that the official 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. hours may not reflect the current requirements of residents, and an ordinance amendment will be considered.

“CHILDREN OF WHITNEY” statues by artist Woodrow Nash, of Akron, Ohio, seem to haunt the chapel at Whitney Plantation near Wallace. Nash incorporates various styles and techniques utilizing stoneware, earthenware, terracotta or porcelain. The work is fired electronically, pit fired or via a “raku” effect - creating an “African Nuveau” trademark that’s solely his own. (Whitney Plantation photo)

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, Feb. 10

Batiste, Rhonda, 26, 1200 block of Hebert Ave., Breaux Bridge; failure to notify law enforcement of address change, notification of sex offender and child predators (SMSO).
Dauphine, Shane, 26, 1000 block of Irma Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, Louisiana State Police (LSP).

ST. MARTIN PARISH MAN WANTED FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR ON MULTIPLE CHARGES

Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Artegus Smith, 25, who may be residing in the 1300 block of Zin Zin Road, Breaux Bridge, LA., or the 1100 block of Orphe Guidry Road, Arnaudville, LA.
He is wanted for failure to appear in court on the following charges:

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Feb. 8, and Tuesday, Feb. 9

Monday, Feb. 8
Gibson, Eldridge, 28, 900 block of St. Martin St., St. Martinville; domestic abuse battery, St. Martinville Police Department (SMPD).
Leday, Hendrick, 23, 600 block of Tina St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).

SUSPECT INFORMATION SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH LOCAL BAR BURGLARY

Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect as seen in the attached photos.
The suspect is wanted in connection with the burglary of Lil’s On The Teche in Breaux Bridge during the early morning hours of January 6, 2016.

Bond projects on school board agenda

A long list of projects being funded by proceeds from the 2009 and 2013 bond issues occupies a large portion of the three-page agenda for today’s (Wednesday) monthly meeting of the St. Martin School Board.
The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at the Administrative Office on Corporate Boulevard.

No Mardi Gras Parade for St. Martinville

The story of the 2016 Newcomer’s Mardi Gras parade began with a drone video of the 2015 parade crowd commissioned by the Sheriff’s Office. It ended by way of the unforeseen result of a successful challenge by the Newcomers in a Federal Court in Lafayette on Monday.

Judge rules Mardi Gras parade permit invalid

The crowd on St. Martinville's South Main after a Mardi Gras parade.

Applying what she called a legal Catch-22, U.S. District Judge Rebecca F. Doherty ruled Monday that a Mardi Gras parade permit issued by the City of St. Martinville is invalid because the ordinances under which it was issued are unconstitutional.

NO WAKE ZONE BEING LIFTED FOR LOWER ST. MARTIN PARISH

The No Wake Zone that was put into place earlier this month in Lower St. Martin Parish (Stephensville and Belle River) due to the threat of high water has been rescinded.
The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's office and St. Martin Government thank the public for its patience and cooperation during the potential flood event.

St. Martin Parish Arrests for Tuesday, Jan. 26

Carmouche, Kenneth, 28, 1000 block of Nany Rd., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
McCarty, Roy, 43, 1000 block of Hilda St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Savoy, Alfred, 45, 1100 block of Mustang Cr., St. Martinville; child endangerment/domestic abuse (SMSO).

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THE INSEPARABLES – Since Lola (left) died of a rare fungal parasite, Sam has not been himself. He sleeps a lot and doesn’t have much of an appetite. I hope he’s just depressed and not sick too. (Ken Grissom)

Lola, maybe the sweetest, certainly the smartest dog I’ve ever owned, died this month of pythiosis, also known as water mold infection or “swamp cancer.”

Lifestyle

I was a little disappointed by the number of people who came to the Cat and Dog Rabies Clinic on April 23, but very happy Dr. Delhomme and her helpers did come and provide that service.

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