Lisa Nelson chosen to chair parish council

By a unanimous vote the St. Martin Parish Council chose District 2 representative Lisa Nelson to serve as council chairperson for 2019.
With her election at the Jan. 8 council meeting, Nelson will assume the office held for the past year by Jason Willis of District 3. She is already familiar with the task after serving as chairman in 2014.
Dean LeBlanc of District 8 will continue as vice chairman and District 9 representative Daniel Richard will remain as temporary presiding officer.


was held on Sunday, Nov. 11, in Breaux Bridge. This year marked the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. The St. Francis of Assisi Jr. Knights of Peter Claver Council 49 presented WWII veterans (top photo from left) Remi Kidder, A.D. Durio, Sid Hardy, Lionel “T-Frere” Nichols and Isaac “Bin” Huval with awards, thanking them for their service. Bottom photo, a musical performance by Brazos Huval School of Music and St. Bernard Catholic School students honored those who have served in the military. 
(Sally Angelle)

Main St. Assn. member Luke Bradley proposed the adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code Book for St. Martinville’s historic district.
(Karl Jeter)

SM Historic District code changes eyed

The City Council here will consider adopting more stringent building and maintenance codes for the city’s historical district.
At the Nov. 5 council meeting, Main Street Association member Luke Bradley proposed that the International Property Maintenance Code Book be adopted for the city’s historical district only. Contract inspector Rodney “Cooney” Richard told the council that about 80 percent of the 15 municipalities he contracts with have adopted the code.


Motorists who travel the pitted stretch of LA 31/Main Hwy between Parks and Ruth may soon see some relief as work on the long delayed overlay project is expected to resume in the next week or so, weather permitting. Bill Oliver, DOTD’s Lafayette district administrator, said a contract dispute relating to problems with the asphalt initially used in the overlay and the design of the project, are being resolved.(Mary Terry)

1955 Chariot entry – The century-old story of the St. Martinville Chariot Parade will be featured in an exhibit at the Cultural Heritage Center on Market Street during November.(Submitted)

Renewing an old

This Sunday, Nov. 4, St. Martinville’s Creole Farmers Market and the Main Street Association will host the annual Chariot Parade, continuing a unique local tradition that goes back nearly a century.
The popular event will be held in front of St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church with registration opening at 6:30 p.m. and the parade beginning at 7.


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