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Henderson area business owners working together

The Henderson Area Merchants Association (HAMA) has been working with the St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission and St. Martin Economic Development Authority (SMEDA), meeting every month, to help promote local businesses in the Henderson/Cecilia/Nina/Grand Anse areas.
At the December meeting the group unveiled a tourist map with listings of local businesses and services offered in the area.

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Muddy harvest – Rain and more rain during the 2018 grinding season is leaving field roads and crop rows deeply rutted which will require more work – and expense – for growers during spring operations.(Karl Jeter)

Tonnage up, yield down as farmers contend with mud

Cane farmers are not getting much of a holiday break as grinding will probably continue until about January 15, LaSuCa media representative John Hebert told the Teche News last week. That will put the end of grinding about one week later than last year
With mill improvements, Hebert anticipates that the cane processed at the St. John mill will total about 1.5 million tons, up from 1.32 million tons for the 2017 harvest. But the sugar yield is running below the average for the past five years, mostly due to rapid growth late in the cycle and the November freeze.

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Youngsville eyes expansion into St. Martin Parish

Parish President Chester Cedars said last week that the city of Youngsville is considering a move to annex an area inside St. Martin Parish.
As described by Cedars at the Dec. 18 Parish Council meeting, the area being considered lies along both sides of U.S. 90/Evangeline Thruway just south of Broussard. The annexation has not been proposed yet and the probability of it moving forward is uncertain, but Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter notified Cedars that the city is now weighing its options.

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St. Martin public schools closed Friday, January 19

St. Martin Parish Public Schools are closed tomorrow, Friday, January 19, due to broken water lines at various schools and low water pressure. The Cecilia Water Corporation has issued a boil water advisory for a minimum of 24 hours.

Students, teachers, instructional aides, school secretaries, food services employees and bus operators/attendants will not report to school/work on Friday, January 19.


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