CONSTRUCTION ON LA. 352/HENDERSON HWY is expected to take another two to three weeks, according to the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), citing a delay due to weather conditions. DOTD officials are working to set up a meeting with the appropriate agencies before they begin work on the Levee Road. Potato Shed Road north of Henderson is also being resurfaced, but Parish President Guy Cormier said that the road will remain open to traffic, at times restricted to only one lane.(Sally Angelle)

Residents here who are chafing at the approved five-mile detour to get from La 347/Grand Point Hwy to La 352/Henderson Hwy will have to endure for another few weeks. At the Aug. 14 town council meeting, Mayor Sherbin Collette said there is little that can be done but be patient and hope for weather conditions to improve.

City hall – The purchase of this building off La. 31/ Main Hwy by the Village of Parks should be finalized this week. It will be renovated to serve as the village’s new City Hall and is much larger than the current facility.(Karl Jeter)

The Parks Village Council has given Mayor Kevin Kately approval to spend $700,000 for the long-awaited purchase of an existing building for a new city hall.
With the recent acquisition by Camping World of major retail outfitter Gander Mountain, a planned RV retail and service center north of I-10 in Breaux Bridge will grow from 35,000 to 60,000 square feet.

Alphonse Roberts

Breaux Bridge - Funeral services are pending for Alphonse Roberts, 83, who passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
Pellerin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Taylor

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

Fontenette

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.

Allie Doise

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.

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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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