BB park will serve elderly, disabled

The planned new park on Veteran Drive will be designed for easy access and feature facilities especially aimed at elderly and mobility-impaired Breaux Bridge residents.
Plans for the new facility, located at the site of the old swimming pool, were discussed at the April 10 city council meeting. Council members expressed a desire to enlist the help of experts to ensure that the best practices for access as well as proper planning for future improvements are encompassed in the design.


With help from the Army’s Six-String Soldiers musical group, Breaux Bridge Mayor Ricky Calais and VFW Post 4215 Commader Albert “Buz” LeBlanc snipped the ribbon at the renovated Veterans’ Park on Berard Street. Sharing in the April 15 ceremony were City Council members Earnest “EJ” Ledet and Brenda Hobbs (left), guest speaker Air Force Col. Roland Guidry (Ret.) (3rd from right), Parish President Chester Cedars and State Rep. Mike Huval.(Karl Jeter)

Henderson mulls property upkeep

The town of Henderson is considering entering into an intergovernmental agreement with St. Martin Parish government to help address the problem of poorly-maintained properties.
The issue was raised by a resident’s complaint at the April 9 town council meeting. Mayor Sherbin Collette said that new parish president Chester Cedars has been floating the idea of a parish wide effort to find a cooperative remedy for messy properties.

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.


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