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Loose chickens annoy Henderson residents

Chickens running loose in a Henderson neighborhood have residents sick and tired of hosing off their porches and walkways.
At the Feb. 11 town council meeting, Mayor Sherbin Collette said he has again been getting calls complaining about the free-running poultry. “We don’t have a problem with people keeping chickens,” he said, “But they have to be in pens.”

First ‘town hall’ meet focuses on flooding

The first of Mayor Melinda Mitchell’s scheduled town hall meetings was held in the Magnolia Park recreation center on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Mitchell told the Teche News she plans to hold two meetings for each of the city’s five districts during 2019.
Tuesday’s two-hour session for Dist. 1 residents featured a presentation on flooding issues by Harold Schoeffler, chairman of the Acadian Group of the Sierra Club’s Delta Chapter. Schoeffler reviewed the results of his research into the causes of the 2016 flooding event and offered suggestions for mitigating the threat.

SPECIAL EVENT — There were smiles all around when Father Michael Champagne of the Community of Jesus Crucified snipped the ribbon to mark the opening of the Oratory Don Bosco on Port Street in St. Martinville last week. The facility, a division of the St. Teresa Center of Mercy, will serve the youth of the community with religious, recreational and life skill programs.(Submitted)

CJC opens facility to serve local youngsters

St. Martinville – Father Michael Champagne and the Community of Jesus Crucified celebrated the opening of a new youth center in St. Martinville with a blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday.
The Oratory Don Bosco, located at 515 West Port Street, will serve as a safe place for boys and girls to learn about God and prayer in a recreational setting. This summer it will offer summer Bible Camps and in the fall after-school care where youths can get help with homework.

Mobile home park faces utility issues

The Evangeline Mobile Home Park on North Main Street will be inspected for electrical safety and compliance with utility right-of-way guidelines.
At Monday’s city council meeting, owner Mark Brignac and his attorney Craig Piccione requested that the city utility system perform electric service upgrades at the park. Part of the park was upgraded by the city several years ago, but several trailers, Brignac said, have a dangerously inadequate power supply, resulting in damage to appliances and posing a fire risk.

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