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THE WEDDING WILL HAPPEN on Saturday, April 18, for Jeigh Lynn Touchet and Scott Thomas, despite COVID-19. (Submitted)

Love prevails over virus

“I’ve been waiting for a long time to get married,” says Jeigh Lynn Touchet. “I finally found a man to marry me and I thought ‘now the world will come to an end?’”
Touchet, an X-ray technologist at an area hospital, is on the front line battling this deadly disease. She and fiancée, Scott Thomas, who works for AT&T, have been planning their wedding since their engagement in May 2019. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple’s wedding guest list plumeted from 350 to just ten people, counting themselves.

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The badly-deteriorated 6.8-mile stretch of LA 96/Terrace Hwy between St. Martinville and Broussard is in store for a much-needed resurfacing. The project calls for milling, patching, overlay and drainage improverments on the heavily travelled road. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said Monday that the low bid of $4,747,791 was submitted by Glenn Lege Co. of Youngsville. Work could begin in three to four months and should be completed by the spring of 2021.(Karl Jeter)

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Governor John Bel Edwards on Monday ordered all public schools to remain closed for the remainder of the academic year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Louisiana Association of School Superintendents last week had asked the governor to consider such action.
Edwards has said students will not have to make up the missed time, which will amount to 46 days of the 175-day school year for most St. Martin Parish students. That’s a little more than one-fourth of the instructional year.


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