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TALKING IT OVER — Breaux Bridge head coach Kyle Cormier (center) confers with the umpire and several players during a break in Sunday’s game against Pearl River. Tigers sharing the mound include Cole Mouton (21), Keegan Cormier (4), Gavin Gonzalez (17) and catcher Gavin Courville. The Tigers earned a spot in the state Class 4A tournament by topping the Rebels in 2-of-3 quarterfinal games.(Henri C. BIenvenu)

BB tops Pearl River to earn state tourney spot

Breaux Bridge – Breaux Bridge rallied from a first game loss last Friday to top Pearl River in the next two outings and earn a berth in the LHSAA Class 4A state tournament later this week.
It will be coach Kyle Cormier’s fourth time in the semifinal round, the most recent being in 2017 when his Tigers lost to Tioga, 6-5.

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CAO applicants under review by SM auditor

Two of the five applicants for the position of chief administrative officer for the city have received preliminary approval and been submitted to auditor Burton Kolder for his review. Both are certified public accountants.
Alexandra Alleman is a graduate of UL Lafayette who operates a private accounting practice. She was previously employed by the accounting firm Kolder, Champagne and Slaven.

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BB 3rd baseman Keegan Cormier protects the bag to put a Carencro base runner out during last Saturday’s playoff game. The Tigers won the regional series over the Bears, 5-0, 3-6 and 11-1 to advance in the Class 4A playofs.(Henri C. Bienvenu)

BB advances in baseball playoffs

While much of Breaux Bridge is preparing for this weekend’s big Crawfish Festival, Breaux Bridge High baseball coach Kyle Cormier is working to get his Tiger team ready for the quarterfinal round of the state Class 4A playoffs.
The Tigers, who entered the playoffs as the No. 3 seed, powered past Edna Karr in the first round and topped No. 19 Carencro in the best of three series this past Friday and Saturday to earn a spot in the quarterfinals.

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50 Year club – Teche News Publisher Emeritus Henri C. Bienvenu (right) was inducted into the Louisiana Press Association (LPA) 50-Year Club last week during the association’s Stockholders Luncheon in Baton Rouge. Congratulating him is LPA President Renette Dejoie-Hall. Bienvenu was honored for his 53+ years of newspaper work.(Sally Angelle)

Bienvenu inducted into 50-Year Club

Louisiana Press Association (LPA) members and guests packed the room at the Baton Rouge City Club April 23, at the association’s Stockholders Luncheon.
Governor John Bell Edwards was the keynote speaker.
LPA President Renette Dejoie-Hall, publisher of the Louisiana Weekly, inducted Teche News Publisher/Editor Emeritus Henri C. Bienvenu into the LPA 50-Year Club.
The club recognizes persons with ties to Louisiana newspapers or news websites who have 50 years or more cumulative years of affiliation in some capacity with newspapers.

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Early vote less than 2%

Registrar of Voters Patricia T. Guidry reported Monday that 687 early ballots were cast for the May 4 special election that includes two tax renewals.
The early vote total amounted to just 1.9 percent of the parish’s 36,966 registered voters.
Saturday’s ballot will include proposals to renew for 10 more years a 7.91 mills property tax for the St. Martin School Board and a 1.5 mills tax that helps fund the Teche-Vermilion Fresh Water District.
All 51 parish polling places will be open Saturday from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.


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