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Big Air – A skateboarder lifts off from the big ramp. The 4,500 sq. ft. facility has something for skilled rollers as well as beginners.(Karl Jeter)

Magnolia skate park unveiled

With a crowded ribbon-cutting ceremony last Sunday, March 25, the new Skate Park at Magnolia Park officially opened.
An estimated 250 people attended the opening. Skateboard hot-shots sailed above the fresh concrete ramps and berms as helmeted and padded preschoolers gave the newest addition to St. Martinville recreation a try.

Early voting light

St. Martin Parish Registrar of Voters Patricia T. Guidry reports a rather turn out of early voters for municipal races in St. Martinville and a bond proposal for Hospital Service District No. 2 (St. Martin Hospital in Breaux Bridge).
As of noon Tuesday only 269 votes had been cast in the city races and 127 on the bond proposal.
That represents 6.2 percent of St. Martinville voters and less than one percent of the electors residing in the hospital district.

It’s official: Cedars now interim parish president

New St. Martin Parish President Chester Cedars was sworn in at the March 6 parish council meeting. The oath of office was administered to the long-time parish legal adviser and former assistant district attorney by his law partner Stan Gauthier II.
Cedars will serve as interim president until a special November election when voters will choose a successor to Guy Cormier who resigned last month to accept a position with the Louisiana Police Jury Association.

Board committee to study school safety

The St. Martin School Board last week formed a special committee to examine campus security following the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school.
The action was taken during last week’s regular monthly meeting following a 50-minute executive (secret) session that also included discussions of termination of paraprofessionals and pending sales tax litigation.

Outstanding Service – This was one of several awards presented to outgoing St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier at his final council meeting on Feb. 20. From left are: Chris Tauzin, Dist. 5; Byron Fuselier, Dist. 1; Neil Thibodeaux, Dist. 4; Chester Cedars, interim president; Lisa Nelson, Dist. 2; Cormier; Jill Hebert, Dist. 6; Jason Willis, Dist. 3 and council chairman; Daniel Richard, Dist. 9; and Dean LeBlanc, Dist. 8. Albert “DaDa” Menard, Dist. 7, was absent.(Karl Jeter)

Parish officials laud Cormier

Respected St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier attended his final council meeting as a parish official on Feb. 19.
Public officials and others who have worked closely with Cormier during his 18 years in parish government described him as a much-respected leader, mentor and friend. Current and past council members all expressed gratitude for his openness, availability and work ethic.

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