New parish vet – Dr. Brooke Mire Kaufmann (left) has joined the staffo of the St. Martin Parish Animal Shelter. The parish council approved her hiring at the request of shelter director Michelle Brignac, right. (Karl Jeter)

Shelter hires in-house vet

The St. Martin Parish animal shelter now has its own veterinarian. At the Feb. 6 meeting, the parish council approved shelter director Michelle Brignac’s request to hire Dr. Brooke Mire Kaufmann for the position.
Dr. Kaufmann and Brignac are both dedicated to making the facility the first governmental animal shelter in the state to eliminate the euthanasia of healthy animals. Parish President Guy Cormier said the appointment of an in-house veterinarian brings the shelter a step closer to achieving that goal.

UNDER PRESSURE – Nia Fontenette (4) of Cecilia gets off a shot despite pressure from SM defenders Torriana Willis (left) and Precious Wiltz (right). Fontenette led all scorers with 15 points as the Lady Bulldogs topped The ’Ville 49-32 last week for their 21st consecutive victory of the season.(Henri C. Bienvenu)

Lady ’Dogs finish unbeaten in 5-4A

Cecilia High’s Lady Bulldog basketball team opened the 2017-18 season by losing their first four games. But coach Jasmine Narcisse’s squad shook off the early defeats and proceeded to win their remaining 22 games and sweep to a 10-0 championship in District 5-4A action.
The Lady ’Dogs wrapped up regular season play last week by beating parish rivals St. Martinville (49-32) and Breaux Bridge (53-41) and now turn their attention to the playoffs.
As of last Friday Cecilia was ranked No. 17 in the LHSAA’s unofficial Class 4A power ratings.

Health Unit offers no cost flu shots

The Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at parish health units across the state through Monday, Feb. 12. The vaccine is available to anyone who has not yet received a vaccine this flu season.
Because of the level of flu activity and the success of the no-cost flu clinics held last week when more than 2,800 vaccines were administered at more than 60 locations across the state, the Department is extending this effort to meet the demand and need for flu vaccinations in Louisiana.

Pay supplement on school board agenda

Members of the St. Martin School Board are scheduled to discuss a possible salary supplement for the system’s 1,000-plus employees during their monthly meeting today (Wednesday).
The board’s Finance Committee will meet at 4 p.m. in the Administrative Office on Corporate Boulevard with the full board convening at 5 p.m.
An additional one-time salary supplement of as much as $1,000 has been brought up several times over the past few months without any action being taken.

Mardi Gras Festival this weekend in St. M’ville

The Newcomers Club of St. Martinville will stage its inaugural Mardi Gras Festival this Sunday, Feb. 11, at the city’s festival grounds along Bayou Teche.
The grounds will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. with food, craft vendors, local dancing groups and music for entertainment.
Bands scheduled to perform include Grand Slam Band (noon to 2 p.m.), Donna Angelle (3 to 5 p.m.), Kamesha Cole & Soul Konnection (6 to 8 p.m.), and Danger and the Zydeco All Stars (9 to 11 p.m.).
The Untouchable Dance Group will performs at 2:30 p.m. and the Twirling Divas at 5:30 p.m.


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Phone: 337-394-6232
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