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COVID testing in Breaux Bridge – The first week of Lafayette General Hospital’s program of Drive-through COVID-19 testing in St. Martin Parish began at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge on Thursday, May 28. By 9:50 a.m. yesterday (Tuesday) 312 residents had been tested and while all the results had not yet been compiled, five positives had been detected. Swab testing at Parc Hardy continues today (Wednesday) until noon then moves to the Cecilia Civic Center tomorrow through next Wednesday, June 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.(Karl Jeter)

COVID testing in BB, Cecilia

Lafayette General Health is continuing its community COVID-19 testing efforts to St. Martin Parish this week. Testing is open to Louisiana residents of all ages who wish to know if they have the novel coronavirus. This investment in enhanced community testing is a critical step towards a safe reopening.

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St. Martin Library System Director Charlar Brew addressed members of the Parish Council at their May 19 meeting, stressing the vital function libraries play in lower-income areas like St. Martin Parish. A proposed ballot initiative would redirect some library funding to other needs. (Karl Jeter)

Proposal would divert part of library millage

With just less than half of the 7.65-mill ad velorum property tax for the St. Martin Parish Library system expiring this year, a new proposal being considered by the St. Martin Parish Council would divert the expiring 3.65-mill portion to other specific needs.
In a special meeting held during the scheduled parish council committee meetings on May 19, a majority of the council approved a proposal to include the change in the millage renewal to appear on the Nov. 3 presidential election ballot.

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Parc Hardy to get new playground equipment

A 15-year-old set of playground equipment at the city’s flagship park, is to be replaced.
At the May 12 council meeting, Mayor Ricky Calais received approval to move forward with preparations to replace the larger of the Parc Hardy’s two sets of equipment. “That equipment has cracked plastic parts and other problems,” he said, “I don’t think it will be worth hiring a contractor to repair it any further at this point.”

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