LFP campground nears reopening

Officials with the Louisiana Office of State Parks disclosed this week that the campground facilities at Lake Fausse Point State Park are scheduled to reopen sometimes next month.
Sharon S. Broussard with the OSP’s Public Relations Office said the electrical repairs to the campground’s 50 sites are 95 percent complete. She added that the department plans to do “a staggered soft opening” some time in May.
“We are staggering the opening of campsites to anticipate any last minute repairs and allow for any need to move overnight visitors to working sites,” she added.

Early voting to open Saturday

Early voting for the April 28 municipal runoff election in St. Martinville opens this Saturday, April 14, reminds St. Martin Registrar of Voters Patricia T. Guidry.
The ballot includes the mayor’s race pitting incumbent Thomas Nelson against challenger Melinda “Mel” Narcisse Mitchell and the runoff for the District 4 council seat between Juma A. Johnson and Janise Anthony.
Voters may cast their ballots at the Registrar’s Office in the Courthouse Annex in St. Martinville.

Council OKs sale of Talley property

By unanimous vote the St. Martinville City Council Monday approved the sale of just more than one acre of the old Talley property along Bayou Teche to Alcee J. “Chip” Durand Jr., owner of the St. John Restaurant adjacent to the property.
The purchase price was $104,000, its appraised market value.
City officials say the property has no current public purpose.

GETTING READY – Gerry Cormier (left) works with her ARC partner Boyd Gonsoulin during rehearsal for the Dancing with the Stars’ event.(Karl Jeter)

‘Dancing with the ARC Stars’ teams prepare

The biggest event of the year for the ARC of St. Martin, the annual “Dancing with the ARC Stars,”
will be held at the Cade Community Center, 1688 Smede Hwy, on Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
The event provides needed funding for vital ARC programs. It also provides one of the most enjoyable evenings on the St. Martin Parish events calendar.


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