Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody

Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 1, 1926, in Rayne, Louisiana, to Nettie Laura Plattsmier and Valery Leonard Hebert, the youngest of their five children.
Early voting for the April 29 general election ends this Saturday in St. Martin Parish. Only two races remain on the ballot for local voters. Residents throughout the parish will vote on the runoff between Candyce Perret and Susan Theall (both Republicans) for the Div. B seat on the state’s 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal.
Without additional revenues, ground work for the city’s anticipated future growth and development will be in serious jeopardy. That is the conclusion of a presentation by Mayor Ricky Calais at the April 14 city council meeting.

Governor's transportation task force to meet in Lafayette Wednesday

The Acadiana Planning Commission, One Acadiana, and LEDA will host a regional meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment in Lafayette.
The regional meeting in Lafayette will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the LITE Center, 537 Cajundome Blvd. The public is invited to attend.

Local woman charged with Medicaid fraud

Baton Rouge – Attorney General Jeff Landry announced last week that his Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested four people on charges of defrauding the Medicaid system.

School system secretary faces theft charge

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St. Martinville – An Arnaudville woman was arrested in July following allegations that she took $3,570 in school system funds.
Ellen Taylor, 37, a St. Martin School Board secretary, is suspected of pocketing fees paid by prospective employees to cover background checks.

Cecilia man booked for meth sales

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Cecilia – Abrum Fontenette, 28, of Cecilia was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 7 on charges associated with the sale of methamphetamine.
The arrest followed a purchase of the drug in the 1000 block of East Madeline Blvd. by an undercover narcotics agent. A complaint had been received of illegal drug activity in the area.

Ag flood losses now more than $227M

CROP LOSS – Donald Schexnayder surveys the damage to his corn crop in West Baton Rouge Parish after heavy rainfall and historic flooding inundated his farm in August. Total agriculture losses from the flood are now estimated at more than $277 million.

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Parish Police Report

The following arrests and/or citations were reported in St. Martin Parish from Monday, Sept. 12 through Sun-day, Sept. 18.

Bayou Teche Trailhead dedication Thursday

Breaux Bridge – The first Bayou Teche Paddle Trail trailhead will be opened to the public on Thursday, Aug. 18, during an 11 a.m. dedication ceremony at Parc du Ponts (100 St. Bernard Street).

Fête-Dieu Conclusion –

A statue of Our Lady of the Assumption, patron of the Acadians, is carried at the head of a procession from St. Martin de Tours Church to Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel near the end of Monday’s Fête-Dieu du Teche. Fr. Michael Champagne, organizer of the annual event held on Aug. 15, follows carrying the Eucharist. Although Saturday’s flooding rain caused the cancellation of the flotilla down Bayou Teche, Bishop J. Douglas Deshotels opened the day with a Mass in French in Leonville. Recitation of the rosary and Benediction was held in each of the St. Martin Parish communities along Teche throughout the day, concluding in St. Martinville Monday evening.
(Henri C. Bienvenu)

A statue of Our Lady of the Assumption, patron of the Acadians, is carried at the head of a procession from St. Martin de Tours Church to Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel near the end of Monday’s Fête-Dieu du Teche. Fr. Michael Champagne, organizer of the annual event held on Aug. 15, follows carrying the Eucharist.

SBA ready to help business, resident victims of flooding

Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to Louisiana businesses and residents as a result of President Obama’s major disaster declaration, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced.

11 from parish earn UL degrees

Lafayette – The University of Louisiana at Lafayette conferred 287 degrees during its Summer Commencement ceremony on Friday at the Cajundome Convention Center.
Eleven St. Martin Parish residents were among the graduates.

POLICE REPORT

The following arrests and/or citations were reported in St. Martin Parish from Monday, August 1, through Sunday, August 7.

Parks man charged with killing half brother

Parks resident Wilfred J. Viator, 50, has been charged with one count of second degree murder following his arrest this past weekend.
Investigators with the St. Martin Sheriff’s Office say deputies responded to a 911 call from Viator’s residence around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. A suicidal subject was requesting assistance.

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The 2016 high school football season has reached the halfway mark and the District 5-4A campaign begins Friday for the league’s five teams.

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Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody

Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded by her family.

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