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It’s HOT Pepper time in the ’Ville

The 27th St. Martinville Kiwanis Pepper Festival begins Thursday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. on the Festival grounds along Bayou Teche with carnival rides for family night.
Entrance to the Festival for Friday and Saturday is $5 for adults and $1 for children. Pets and ice chests will not be allowed on the Festival grounds. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday.
The Pepper Festival has everything you could want in a festival – lots of music and dancing, food, beverages, arts and crafts.

CLECO likely pick to provide power to city

Although the decision has not been made official, consultant Jim Poché, of Poché, Prouet and Associates, told the St. Martinville city council Monday that it appears CLECO has tendered the most advantageous bid for providing wholesale electricity to the city.
The official vote was postponed until Thursday to allow Mayor Melinda Mitchell, council members and City Attorney Allan Durand to examine the bids, which were delivered and opened during a meeting at Poché’s Lafayette office only four hours before the Monday council meeting.

Beebe out . . .or not?

By a 6-4 vote in the closing minutes of last week’s monthly meeting of the St. Martin School Board, members terminated the employment of Superintendent Dr. Lottie Beebe.
The action created some confusion, sparked heated debate and prompted a stinging address by Beebe’s attorney.
And since the meeting and conferences between Lafayette attorney Lane Roy, retained by Beebe, and board legal adviser Mark Boyer, Roy has raised a number of issues he says makes last week’s board action illegal and void.

SM recall petition stirs controversy

In a judicial hearing still underway at press time on Tuesday St. Martinville Dist. 3 Councilman Dennis Paul Williams is seeking damages resulting from a delay in producing the list of names on a petition to remove him from office.
According to Williams and his attorney, Allan Durand, a copy of the petition with signatures was not produced within three business days as required by law. But recall custodian Deja Alexander and her attorney, Xavier Alexander, contend that particular circumstances allow five days for a response.

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