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Kiwanis Club car show is Saturday

Owners of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles are polishing their prized possessions to converge on Magnolia Park in St. Martinville this Saturday, Aug. 24, for the third annual Kiwanis Hangin’ on the Bayou Antique and Classic Car Show.
An impressive turn-out of 279 classic vehicles from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama made last year’s show one of the most successful and enjoyable events ever to be held at this tree-lined park on the Bayou Teche.

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Bids opened for next I-10 project between BB & Henderson

Bids for another major I-10 upgrade in St. Martin Parish were opened recently by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
The project, with a budget of $87.7 million, was awarded to Gilchrist Construction of Jeanerette and calls for the widening of I-10 between Breaux Bridge and Henderson (from LA 328/Rees St./Anse Broussard Hwy to LA 347/Grand Point Hwy) to six lanes.

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SM hires experienced lineman, grants raise

The city council made progress on addressing a shortage of experienced electrical workers by approving the hiring of a recently-retired, top-rated SLEMCO lineman.
In a special meeting on July 31, the council voted unanimously to add Kevin Benoit to the Public Works staff. A Rayne resident, Benoit was, until his recent retirement, a foreman, trainer and Lineman III at SLEMCO. He has worked extensively in the St. Martinville area and is already quite familiar with the local system.

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— The decking of the pontoon bridge accessing Butte La Rose from the West Atchafalaya Protection Levee was raised by parish employees on Wednesday evening due to the rising level of water in the canal that drains Henderson Lake into the Basin. Parish officials say the crossing will be closed to traffic for an indefinite period, forcing local residents to detour via La3177/Atchafalaya River Hwy and I-10.
(Sally Angelle)



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