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Assessor Todd Dugas delivered the property assessment report to the St. Martin Parish Council during a public hearing on Oct. 3. (Karl Jeter)

Assessor Todd Dugas reports that total property values in St. Martin Parish went down slightly this fiscal year for the first time in years.

corner planters are being constructed at the corner of La.31/ Main Street and La. 96/ Bridge Street. They are intended to protect the corner post by forcing vehicles to take a wider path around the turn.(Karl Jeter)

Five years ago the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development approved a promising solution to the constant problem of cars and trucks hitting columns at the Bridge/Main Street intersection. It is finally being done now.
Plans for a major expansion of the St. Martin Hospital in Breaux Bridge advanced one step closer to reality last week when the St. Martin Parish Council approved a request by the hospital board to hold an election seeking approval of a $14.5 million bond issue in March.

Henderson officials get pay raises

In a special meeting Monday, the Town Council approved a budget with a total of $16,250 in salary increases for the mayor, clerk, chief of police and five council members.
“The revenue is there,” said Councilman Jody Meche. “The money will continue to be there.”

Acadian Memorial marks 20 years

SERVING AS CURATOR/DIRECTORS of the Acadian Memorial since its opening are (from left) Jolene Adam (1996-2002), Brenda Comeaux Trahan (2002-11), Michelle Verret Johnson (2011-14) and Elaine Clément (2014-present). (Henri C. Bienvenu)

Members of the Acadian Memorial Foundation marked the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Acadian Memorial during their annual membership meeting held June 18.

Mosquito Awarness Week starts Sunday

Each year the week of June 26 is declared National Mosquito Control Awareness Week by the American Mosquito Control Association.

Arnaudville Chamber honors St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH DELEGATION (from left): Angela Cliburn Taylor, Arnaudville Area Chamber of Commerce; the Rev. Keenan Brown, pastor; Bea Zerangue, church volunteer; Huey “Joey” Wyble II, Arnaudville Area Chamber of Commerce; Sheila Gresko, director of Religious Education; and Betty Sanders, office manager St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church. Not shown: Betty Devillier, volunteer; Deacon Ken Arnaud; Ricky Thibodeaux, church custodian; and Girley Olivier, coordinator of St. Therese Thrift Shop.

The Arnaudville Area Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Month” is St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church.

Salary hike for Breaux Bridge officials

A proposed salary raise for five Breaux Bridge officials, if approved by the council, will be the first increase in pay for those positions in several years.

City takes pains to make park accessible to all

The cause of promoting accessibility to public facilities brought several seniors, special-needs residents and parents of special-needs children to the June 14 meeting of the Breaux Bridge City Council.

School Board bonds draw 'super' rate

The St. Martin School Board continued a string of very successful bond sales last week with the awarding of bids on the sale of the first installment of the $64,500,000 in general obligation bonds approved by parish voters earlier this year.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, June 13, through Sunday, June 19

Monday, June 13
Bonin, Braidon, 31, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Doucet, Kerry, 26, Duson;
simple burglary (SMSO).
Perry, Steven, 57, 400 block of Nettie St., Breaux Bridge; simple criminal damage to property to $500 (SMSO).

Overgrown ditches mean poor drainage

THIS DITCH along Devillier St. in Henderson has been an ongoing problem for resident Sally Angelle. Town officials say more maintenance employees will be hired and ditch-mowing equipment will be purchased when the budget allows. The northern annexation is expected to provide the funds. (Sally Angelle)

Henderson resident Sally Angelle appeared at the Monday, June 13, Town Council meeting seeking a solution to a long-standing problem.



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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