THE ALBERT P. JOSEPH MEMORIAL Scholarship of $800 each was awarded by the True Friends of LaPoint on July 12 to (from left) Akani Aubrey, Amber Lee and Logan Kately, and (from right) Keithan Cormier and Tayler Gary. Scholarship presenter was True Friends President Eugene L. Cormier (third from right).
PHOTO: Richard Zuschlag (second from left) with the plaque presented to him at the recent Louisiana Ducks Unlimited state convention. Shown with Zuschlag are DU President Paul Bonderson (left) and (second from right to right) LADU State Chairman Jay Owen and Managing Director of Development Chad Manlove.
Wednesday, July 29 Alexander, James, 41, 700 block of Valsin St., Breaux Bridge; illegal possession of stolen things (SMSO). Batiste, Jimmy, 57, 200 block of Gov. Mouton St., St. Martinville; illegal possession of stolen things (SMSO). Campuzano-Cuellar, Hugo, 37, Morgan City; hold for U.S. Marshals Service (SMSO).

$20 million investment yields $170,000 a year

School board members learned last week that the investment of just over $20 million the district has in excess revenues earned $170,000 in interest during the past fiscal year, a return average of 1.2 percent.
The information was included in a report presented by Michael Patin with the Raymond James investment group.

Library's Breaux Bridge branch open for learning

In a well-attended ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, May 8, the new Breaux Bridge Public Branch Library opened its doors at its historic location in downtown Breaux Bridge.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, May 11

ANDRUS, Garret, 21, Branch; forgery, monetary instrument abuse, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
BOURQUE, Cody, 20, Loreauville; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
DAIGLE, Jason, 44, 1000 block of Parish Road 481, Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

State schools want to operate as private entities

A bill that would increase the ability of the Louisiana Community & Technical College System to wheel and deal in the private sector, scheduled for debate Monday, was returned to the calendar instead.

Breaux bridge man jailed in injury of infant

A 23-year-old Breaux Bridge man was jailed May 6 on a charge of second degree cruelty of a juvenile in connection with the injury of an infant.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, May 6

BOREL, Coy, 26, 1000 block of Lilly Ln., St. Martinville; contempt of court (SMSO).
JOHNSON, Dana, 47, Youngsville; third OWI (SMSO).
JONES, Courtney, 23, 1000 block of Bill Clause Dr., Breaux Bridge; 2nd degree cruelty to juvenile (SMSO).
MELBERT, Chad, 34, Lake Charles; hold for U.S. Marshal Service (SMSO).

Catahoula Man Arrested For Failure To Register As Sex Offender and Failure to Appear

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 an arrest warrant being obtained for Samuel Clawson, 37, of Catahoula, who was arrested today and booked into the St.


Supporters of a French immersion school and cultural business incubator at the old St. Luke Hospital here want to know what you think of the idea.
A survey of homes and businesses in the St. Martin and St. Landry communities once served by the hospital district is now available for public input.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Sunday, April 26, through Saturday, May 2

Sunday, April 26
GRAVOUIA, Jennifer, 35,
1000 block of Lanley Shawn Rd., Arnaudville; domestic abuse aggravated assault, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO),
ROWLAND, Jeffery, 45, McAllen, Texas; no headlamps when required, distribution of drug paraphernalia, Schedule I narcotics, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).

New library dedicated next Friday

PHOTO: The 1950s era building that housed the St. Martin Parish public library’s Breaux Bridge branch (left) has been replaced by a state-of-the-art facility designed by local architect Glenn Angelle to meet the demands of a digiitally oriented public. The new building will be dedicated Friday. (Sally Angelle)



The St. Martin Sheriff’s Office will be hosting three hunter education courses consisting of two days of training each.

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