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Judge orders pipeline halt

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction ordering a stop to work on construction of the Basin Bridge Pipeline that would pass through the Atchafalaya Basin in the southeastern portion of upper St. Martin Parish.
Federal District Judge Shelly Dick’s decision last Friday was at least a temporary win for environmental groups including the Atchafalaya Basinkeepers, Louisiana Crawfish Producer’s Assn., Gulf Restoration Network, Waterkeeper Alliance and Sierra Club Delta Chapter, who jointly filed suit against the pipeline on Jan. 11.

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SMSO gives rules for gun range use

The St. Martin Sheriff’s Office has released its procedures for the public use of the new SMSO shooting range.
Located at 1381 Francois Rd., off LA 96/ Catahoula Hwy between St. Martinville and Parks, the state-of-the-art range is considered the best in the region. It was officially opened in October of last year and is now available for public use at no cost.
Shooting lanes at the range will be made available every month on the first and third Saturday mornings and the second and fourth Wednesday afternoons.

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New parish vet – Dr. Brooke Mire Kaufmann (left) has joined the staffo of the St. Martin Parish Animal Shelter. The parish council approved her hiring at the request of shelter director Michelle Brignac, right. (Karl Jeter)

Shelter hires in-house vet

The St. Martin Parish animal shelter now has its own veterinarian. At the Feb. 6 meeting, the parish council approved shelter director Michelle Brignac’s request to hire Dr. Brooke Mire Kaufmann for the position.
Dr. Kaufmann and Brignac are both dedicated to making the facility the first governmental animal shelter in the state to eliminate the euthanasia of healthy animals. Parish President Guy Cormier said the appointment of an in-house veterinarian brings the shelter a step closer to achieving that goal.

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UNDER PRESSURE – Nia Fontenette (4) of Cecilia gets off a shot despite pressure from SM defenders Torriana Willis (left) and Precious Wiltz (right). Fontenette led all scorers with 15 points as the Lady Bulldogs topped The ’Ville 49-32 last week for their 21st consecutive victory of the season.(Henri C. Bienvenu)

Lady ’Dogs finish unbeaten in 5-4A

Cecilia High’s Lady Bulldog basketball team opened the 2017-18 season by losing their first four games. But coach Jasmine Narcisse’s squad shook off the early defeats and proceeded to win their remaining 22 games and sweep to a 10-0 championship in District 5-4A action.
The Lady ’Dogs wrapped up regular season play last week by beating parish rivals St. Martinville (49-32) and Breaux Bridge (53-41) and now turn their attention to the playoffs.
As of last Friday Cecilia was ranked No. 17 in the LHSAA’s unofficial Class 4A power ratings.

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Health Unit offers no cost flu shots

The Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at parish health units across the state through Monday, Feb. 12. The vaccine is available to anyone who has not yet received a vaccine this flu season.
Because of the level of flu activity and the success of the no-cost flu clinics held last week when more than 2,800 vaccines were administered at more than 60 locations across the state, the Department is extending this effort to meet the demand and need for flu vaccinations in Louisiana.


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