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Parish to contract with hospital for jail health services

In the first comprehensive arrangement of its kind in the state, health care services for inmates at the St. Martin Correctional Center will soon be contracted to St. Martin Hospital.
At the May 7 St. Martin Parish Council meeting, President Chester Cedars unveiled the plan, saying that the deal will save parish taxpayers as much as $200,000 annually.

City’s faithful gather for National Day of Prayer

About 100 members of the city’s faith community took to the courthouse lawn last Thursday to take part in the National Day of Prayer celebration.
Mayor Melinda Mitchell, acting as master of ceremonies, first introduced Parish President Chester Cedars who delivered a welcoming speech. A flag-raising ceremony was then performed by members of Boy Scout Troop 174.
Highlighting an afternoon of devotional messages and prayers was a program of inspirational and patriotic music provided by Frank Randazzo and the Mallalieu United Methodist Church Choir.

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.

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.

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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