KAYAKERS slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Paddlers, their coureurs de bois, and traveling cheering squads are coming to the Teche Country this weekend from Texas, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, California, Wisconsin and Maryland as well as all over Louisiana. What is drawing them here is the chance to race down the bayou for cash prizes, trophies and adventure.
Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler is reminding Louisianians that the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 4 Open Primary/Congressional election is Monday, Oct. 6. This deadline is for citizens who have never registered to vote as well as voters who would like to make changes to their registration.
The boat ramp in Henderson Lake near the I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center is closed until further notice due to the low water levels caused by the drawdown at Henderson Lake. The lake is being drawn down as part of a plan to eradicate hydrilla. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development closed the ramp on Sept. 27.

KAYAKERS slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

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New Iberia man drowns near Catahoula boat landing

Shortly before 6:00 p.m. Saturday, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a possible drowning at the Catahoula Boat Landing. Upon deputies arrival, they were informed that Marques K. Bogan, 21, New Iberia was swimming with friends and failed to surface.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 31

Kieon Alexander, 17, 1000 block of George Dupuis Rd., Breaux Bridge; resisting an officer, unlawful disruption of the operation of a school, entry or remain in places after forbidden (SMSO).
Tiffany Castille, 30, 1200 block of True Friend Rd., St. Martinville; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).

Convicted child molester tries suicide, fails

Robbie Ray Frith

A 57-year-old man just convicted on multiple counts of aggravated incest stood up in court and sliced at his throat and wrists with a sharp object here Thursday afternoon. Sources say the wounds are not life-threatening.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, July 30

Wednesday, July 30
Rhonda Batiste, 25, 1000 block of Bill Clause Drive Ave., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Joseph Bergeron, 23, Opelousas; outside agency warrant – extradition required (SMPD).

Breaking: Defendant attempts suicide at St. Martin courthouse

With injured person aboad, an Acadian Ambulance unit prepares to leave the scene. (Henri C. Bienvenu)

Unofficial sources are saying a defendant in trial at the 16th Judicial District Courthouse here slit his own throat after being found guilty early this afternoon.
The person was taken away by ambulance.

Breaking: Defendant attempts suicide at St. Martin courthouse

With injured person aboad, an Acadian Ambulance unit prepares to leave the scene. (Henri C. Bienvenu)

Unofficial sources are saying a defendant in trial at the 16th Judicial District Courthouse here slit his own throat after being found guilty early this afternoon.
The person was taken away by ambulance.

Breaking: Defendant attempts suicide at St. Martin courthouse

With injured person aboad, an Acadian Ambulance unit prepares to leave the scene. (Henri C. Bienvenu)

Unofficial sources are saying a defendant in trial at the 16th Judicial District Courthouse here slit his own throat after being found guilty early this afternoon.
The person was taken away by ambulance.

Cecilia robbery suspect already in jail

A lone gunman identified as Jacob James Joseph stalks through the Dollar General store on Cecilia High School Highway in Cecilia in the surveillance photos and video taken on July 15.

On Monday, July 28, detectives with the St. Martin Sheriff’s office added armed robbery to the charges pending against a 23-year-old Cecilia man accused of robbing a store at gunpoint.
A lone gunman, captured on the store’s security cameras, stalked through the Dollar General on Cecilia Senior High School Highway back on July 15.

New hope for French immersion center

ST. LUKE’S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL in Arnaudville sits vacant awaiting a new tenant. The hospital district’s board is negotiating with an unnamed firm that would offer in-patient physical therapy. Other interests would like to make it a French immersion center attracting tourists and international visitors.

Now that Louisiana is officially the happiest state in the Union – proclaimed so by scholars at the University of British Columbia utilizing data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control (http://news.ubc.ca/2014/07/21/unhappy-cities/) – it stands to reason that tourists will be flock

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27

Friday, July 25
Corey Boudreaux, 41, 1000 block of Moon St., Henderson; simple criminal damage to property $500 or over, failure to appear, warrant (LSP).
Ted Boudreaux, 32, 1000 block of Regan Rd., Breaux Bridge; possession of Schedule II narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Remains found at Henderson came from graves

Remains found near Henderson on July 4 are from an adult male and female and probably came from disturbed graves, according to the St. Martin Sheriff's Office.
There was no information provided that linked the remains to any current missing persons in St. Martin Parish, SMSO reported.

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The boat ramp in Henderson Lake near the I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center is closed until further notice due to the low water levels caused by the drawdown at Henderson Lake.

Lifestyle

Jessie Charpentier

You should know the Bible for many reasons, but primarily because God is the Author.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at St. Bernard Catholic Church for Allen Anthony Dugas, 55, who passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

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