Stand-up paddle boards, being demonstrated here by Carson, Conrad and Peyton Pellerin of Breaux Bridge, are very popular on False River. All types of paddle craft are welcome in the False River Open.

The False River Open Paddle Challenge will be this Saturday, Sept. 6, at the public ramp next to Satterfield’s Landing. Registration opens at 7 a.m. The events: •400 Meter Youth Paddle, $20, start 8 a.m. •3 Mile Paddle, $30, start 9:15 a. •10 Mile Challenge, $40, start 11 a.m.

Jim Bradshaw

Adolphus Sandoz of Opelousas was in the wrong place at the wrong time when World War I began in Europe in 1914.

SPC. BRIAN SMITH participates in the Expert Infantryman Badge competition at Camp Navajo, Ariz., July 24. Smith, a native of Lafayette, was one of six infantrymen that received the badge out of the 135 that attempted.
 (Louisiana National Guard courtesy photo/Released)

One Louisiana National Guardsman from the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently earned the esteemed Expert Infantryman Badge at Camp Navajo in northern Arizona. Of the 135 that attempted, only six succeeded.

Stand-up paddle boards, being demonstrated here by Carson, Conrad and Peyton Pellerin of Breaux Bridge, are very popular on False River. All types of paddle craft are welcome in the False River Open.

Jim Bradshaw

SPC. BRIAN SMITH participates in the Expert Infantryman Badge competition at Camp Navajo, Ariz., July 24. Smith, a native of Lafayette, was one of six infantrymen that received the badge out of the 135 that attempted.
 (Louisiana National Guard courtesy photo/Released)

Known sex offender jailed on forced rape

Joseph H. Auguillard Jr.

Based a lengthy investigation that developed DNA evidence, the St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO) arrested Joseph H. Auguillard Jr., 29, of Breaux Bridge, in connection with a Jan. 19 sexual assault complaint.
Auguillard, a registered sex offender, was arrested on suspicion of committing forcible rape.

Bomb threat on U.S. 90 leads to arrest of Parks man

Joseph Oquinn

Shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, the St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO) was notified of suspicious circumstances at a truck stop on U.S. Highway 90.
When a deputy arrived, man who called in the complaint, Joseph Oquinn, 55, of Parks, told the lawman that he had placed a bomb in the truck stop.

Famous rehab center opens in Lafayette

Teen Challenge has opened its ninth center in Louisiana for the rehabilitation of substance abusers.
“ We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3), faith based, 12- to 14-month residential treatment facility that helps men with their substance abuse and other life controlling problems,” said Greg Dill, CEO of Louisiana Teen Challenge.

St. Martinville native recognized for service with Acadian

Melanie Olivier

Melanie Olivier of St. Martinville was recently honored by Acadian Ambulance for her 21 years of service to the company.
Over the last two decades she has served as an EMT-Basic in Broussard, St. Martinville, and currently New Iberia.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, July 14

Freddie Handy, 55, 700 block of Martin St., Breaux Bridge; theft of goods, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).
Joseph O'Quinn, 55, 1000 block of Peach, Parks;

Parks council looking at leash law

The Village Council last week introduced a proposed ordinance requiring pets to be vaccinated for rabies and imposing a $200 fine for failure to do so.
Council members also got a look at a measure dealing with a leash law and other constraints on pet owners.

St. Martin Parish arrests for July 11-13

Friday, July 11
Juliene Cheatum, 35, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Daylon Jean Batiste, 27, 700 block of St. Martin St., St. Martinville; obscenity (SMPD).
Bryce Roberts, 26, 1000 block of Alexander Cr., St. Martinville; child endangerment/domestic abuse (SMSO).

Breaux Bridge Councilman Thibodeaux stepping down

Terry Thibodeaux, District A representative on the Breaux Bridge City Council, announces that he is not seeking reelection this fall. Thidodeaux will have served 12 years on the council.  (Ken Grissom)

The campaign for mayor here has seemingly gone underground after a round of high-profile forums, but things are moving and shaking elsewhere on the ballot.
Longtime City Councilman Terry Thibodeaux announced at last week’s council meeting that he will not be running for reelection this fall.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 10

Mark Landry, 36, 1800 block of Rees, Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (BBPD).
Wilbert Savoy, 20, 2700 block of Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).
Felton Williams, 25, 600 block of Wild Cherry Ln., Breaux Bridge; probation violation (SMSO).

St. Martin School Board approves $6.5 million in projects

The St. Martin School Board last week removed nearly $1 million for athletics projects at Breaux Bridge and Cecilia high schools before approving approximately $6.5 million in other jobs funded by 2009 and 2013 bond issues.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, July 9

Colby Angelle, 31, 1500 block of Grand Anse Hwy., Breaux Bridge; issuing worthless checks $300 or more (SMSO).
Angel Caston, 27, 1200 block of Main St., New Iberia; possession of Schedule II narcotics (SMSO).
Colby Dore, 26, 1000 block of Park Dr., St. Martinville; theft of items valued at $300 or more (SMSO).

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Sports

Stand-up paddle boards, being demonstrated here by Carson, Conrad and Peyton Pellerin of Breaux Bridge, are very popular on False River. All types of paddle craft are welcome in the False River Open.

The False River Open Paddle Challenge will be this Saturday, Sept. 6, at the public ramp next to Satterfield’s Landing.
Registration opens at 7 a.m.
The events:

Obituaries

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Mrs. Wilda Mae Hebert, who passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Martinville Rehab and Nursing Center. She was 89.

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