The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is asking residents to prepare themselves for another round of severe weather.
Friday, Nov. 14 Bertha Alexander, 46, 1000 block of Hilda St., Breaux Bridge; outside agency warrant – extradition required (SMSO). Kip Barras, 50, 1500 block of Old Spanish Trail Hwy., Broussard; domestic abuse battery (SMSO). Ted Boudreaux, 32, 1000 block of Regan Rd., Breaux Bridge; probation violation (SMSO).
Due to recent burglaries and thefts, the St. Martin Sheriff's Office urges residents to please remove all valuables and always lock the doors when you exit your vehicle.

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Breaux Bridge mayoral candidates debate Thursday

The three candidates for mayor will make their cases to the public at a forum in City Hall here Thursday, Sept. 18, starting at 6 p.m.
The candidates are former City Councilman Ricky J. Calais, Parish Councilwoman Jill Hebert, and businessman George J. Williams.

School Board budget includes salary bonuses

The St. Martin Parish school district budget approved last week by the school board projects salary supplement payments of $3,200 for professional employees and $2,630 for paraprofessionals during the 2014-15 fiscal year.

St. Martinville Pepper Festival starts Friday

This weekend the City of St. Martinville will host the 23rd Annual St. Martinville Kiwanis Pepper Festival Friday through Sunday at City Fair Grounds near Bayou Teche on North New Market St.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Sept. 15

Kevin Bourque, 41, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Jassmine Journet, 24, 1000 block of Kennedy Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).

Breaux Bridge City Councilman Da Da Menard might not have to step down

Albert "Da Da" Menard

City Councilman Albert “Da Da” Menard, who withdrew his candidacy for reelection over a tardy campaign finance report back in 2009, might be able to stay in office until the seat is filled by special election next year, city attorney Chester Cedars told the City Council last week.

Breaux Bridge Police taking nearly 500 calls a month

Breaux Bridge – The Police Department received 472 complaints in the period from Aug. 9 to Sept. 5, leading to 78 citations and nine arrests.
In the period from July 12 to Aug. 8, there were 471 complains, 38 citations issued and 21 arrests, according to BBPD statistics.

Have you seen this suspect?

UPDATE: Lavar Williams turned himself in to the St Martinville Police Department today, Sept. 16.
The St. Martinville Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating Lavar Junuis Williams, 22, of St. Martinville.

St. Martin Parish business employee arrested for theft

St. Martinville – Jennifer Olivier, 35, St. Martinville, was arrested Sept. 5 by St. Martin Sheriff’s Office investigators in connection with theft of funds from her employer.
SMSO investigators on Aug. 20 began looking into a complaint of theft of funds from a local business in the parish.

SMSO deputy is new D.A.R.E. graduate

NEW D.A.R.E. OFFICER – St. Martin Sheriff’s Office Deputy Troy Dupuis (left) and his mentor, Senior Cpl. Toby Briggs of the Alexandria Police Department, at D.A.R.E. officer graduation. (Submitted)

Baton Rouge – After an intensive two weeks of training in Baton Rouge, Deputy Troy Dupuis became the new D.A.R.E. officer for the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The training encompassed team building exercises, lesson plan construction, classroom management, communication skills, along with other areas of instruction.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, Sept. 12, to Sunday, Sept. 14

Friday, Sept. 12
Christopher Alexander, 29, 1000 block of Amelie Dr., Breaux Bridge; possession of firearm/concealed by convicted felon, aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal use of a weapon, disturbing the peace, trespassing (SMSO).
Johnie Benoit, 45, Crowley; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Breaux Bridge Art Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20

The raison d’être for the Teche Fest Art Walk and Cajun Paddle is the proposed Teche Center for the Arts in the old Dan Theater on Bridge Street in downtown Breaux Bridge.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, Sept. 11

Andrew Arceneaux, 46, 1800 block of Rees St., Breaux Bridge; careless operation, open container, simple criminal damage to property $500 or over, OWI (BBPD).
Shirmaine Calais, 50, 1000 block of Kennedy Dr., Arnaudville; failure to appear (SMPD).

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TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class.

Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year’s race.

Lifestyle

I have been to the hospital, had a few things excised and I’m home again, a bit sore but still moving. Hopefully this will be my last surgery for many, many years.

Obituaries

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A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. Beatrice “Mom Bea” was a native of Cypress Island. Mrs.

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