Bob Bienvenu, author, weighlifting champion, and an Acadiana Open Channel TV on-air personality, has written an autobiography, “From Light to Darkness to Glory,” the story of his descent from a Mayberry-style childhood in postwar St. Martinville into schizophrenia, drugs, bankruptcy, divorce, and a long string of menial jobs.
St. Martin Parish’s Kat Caillier has been named 2015 Race for the Cure Honoree and will be the Team New Balance Honorary Member for the Susan G. Komen Acadiana Race for the Cure, Saturday, March 21, in Downtown Lafayette.
A new uber marathon for paddlers, the 410 de Louisiane, is set to start in Shreveport Sunday, Sept. 27, and end in Berwick on the Atchafalaya River Sunday, Oct. 4. The 410 – for 410 miles – actually consists of two separate stand-alone races very different in character.

ST. MARTINVILLE MAN WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANT

Rusty Jean-Lewis

Rusty Ronnie Jean-Lewis, 25, 300 Block of West Bridge St., St. Martinville, is wanted for failure to appear back in May to answer a charge of attempted simple burglary and simple criminal damage to property in the rage of $500-$50,000.

Carolyn Deal off ballot for district judge

Carolyn Deal

Anyone who voted early for Carolyn Deal for the District H seat on the 16 Judicial District Court has forfeited that vote, according to the of the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Elections Division.
Deal, a New Iberia lawyer, was ordered Friday, Oct. 24, to withdraw her candidacy by state District Judge Keith Comeaux.

St. Martin Parish travel budget drained

Craig Gregory

A contentious exchange in Tuesday night’s Parish Council meeting resulted from an agenda item introduced by District 9 Councilman Dean Doré on the subject of travel expenses.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, Oct. 23

Terrance Babin, 26, 400 block of Church St., St. Martinville; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, other drugs, transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses, possession of drug paraphernalia (SMSO).
Ronald Brasseaux, 66, 1000 block of Odelle St., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).

St. Martinville Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

Terrance Babin

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, after receiving several complaints of drug activity in the St. Martinville area, Thursday evening arrested Terrance Babin 26, St. Martinville, in the 900 block of Gov. Mouton Street.
Babin was found to be in possession of suspected illegal narcotics with an approximate street value of $2,000.

BREAUX BRIDGE MAN ARRESTED FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

Carlos Harris

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation in reference to a non-compliant sex offender and through the course of the investigation, information was gathered which led to the arrest of Carlos Harris, 21, of Breaux Bridge.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, Oct. 22

Steven Badeaux, 53, 1500 block of Lady Of The Lake Rd., Cade; flight from an officer, improper display of temporary license plate, switched motor vehicle identification, obstruction of justice, no driver’s license in possession, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office (IPSO).

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.

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A new uber marathon for paddlers, the 410 de Louisiane, is set to start in Shreveport Sunday, Sept. 27, and end in Berwick on the Atchafalaya River Sunday, Oct. 4.

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Bob Bienvenu, author, weighlifting champion, and an Acadiana Open Channel TV on-air personality, has written an autobiography, “From Light to Darkness to Glory,” the story of his descent from a May

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