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Hardy headed for La. Hall of Fame

Officials with the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame last week announced that Cecilia native Paul J. Hardy will be among the 2019 inductees into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Baton Rouge next month.
A former state senator, secretary of state, lieutenant governor and secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation, Hardy is one of seven Louisiana residents receiving this year’s honor.
Hardy, 76, is a graduate of Cecilia High School, USL (UL-Lafayette) and the Loyola University Law School.

Lisa Nelson chosen to chair parish council

By a unanimous vote the St. Martin Parish Council chose District 2 representative Lisa Nelson to serve as council chairperson for 2019.
With her election at the Jan. 8 council meeting, Nelson will assume the office held for the past year by Jason Willis of District 3. She is already familiar with the task after serving as chairman in 2014.
Dean LeBlanc of District 8 will continue as vice chairman and District 9 representative Daniel Richard will remain as temporary presiding officer.

A VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION

was held on Sunday, Nov. 11, in Breaux Bridge. This year marked the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. The St. Francis of Assisi Jr. Knights of Peter Claver Council 49 presented WWII veterans (top photo from left) Remi Kidder, A.D. Durio, Sid Hardy, Lionel “T-Frere” Nichols and Isaac “Bin” Huval with awards, thanking them for their service. Bottom photo, a musical performance by Brazos Huval School of Music and St. Bernard Catholic School students honored those who have served in the military. 
(Sally Angelle)

Main St. Assn. member Luke Bradley proposed the adoption of the International Property Maintenance Code Book for St. Martinville’s historic district.
(Karl Jeter)

SM Historic District code changes eyed

The City Council here will consider adopting more stringent building and maintenance codes for the city’s historical district.
At the Nov. 5 council meeting, Main Street Association member Luke Bradley proposed that the International Property Maintenance Code Book be adopted for the city’s historical district only. Contract inspector Rodney “Cooney” Richard told the council that about 80 percent of the 15 municipalities he contracts with have adopted the code.

RELIEF NEAR?

Motorists who travel the pitted stretch of LA 31/Main Hwy between Parks and Ruth may soon see some relief as work on the long delayed overlay project is expected to resume in the next week or so, weather permitting. Bill Oliver, DOTD’s Lafayette district administrator, said a contract dispute relating to problems with the asphalt initially used in the overlay and the design of the project, are being resolved.(Mary Terry)

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