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PROMISE KEPT

St. Martinville Mayor Thomas Nelson asks city worker Kirk Lasseigne how he likes operating the city’s new street sweeper, bought with money borrowed against a new one-cent sales tax. The promise of that sweeper helped the tax get passed by the voters, Nelson says

Automated trash pickup coming in March

Ken Grissom

Breaux Bridge — Automated garbage collection is coming here soon.

Bobby Guidry of Allied Waste Services said March 3 is the target date to commence the service.

Baja St. Martin

Love the cooler weather! It’s really beautiful outside with the exception of the dead vegetation compliments of the big freeze. I am still picking broccoli, Swiss chard and Romaine lettuce, but that’s about it.

Dennis Paul Williams: At home

Robert R. Jones III

St. Martinville — Artist, musician and spiritual philosopher Dennis Paul Williams is a unique child to St. Martinville, and one who perhaps exemplifies the best of his hometown community.

Breaux Bridge not hurt by closure of interstate

Breaux Bridge — On the whole, business here apparently didn’t suffer that much from the closure of I-10 for a week and a half while workers capped a gas well blowout scarcely a football field away from the twin spans over the Atchafalaya Basin.

Sportsman of the Week

FIRST SEASON — Luke Broussard, 10, of St. Martinville, straddles a 110 pound white-tailed deer he harvested over the Christmas holidays. A student at Trinity Catholic, Luke is the son of David and Michelle Broussard.

HALL OF FAMER

Umpire extraordinaire John Usie of Breaux Bridge (left) proudly accepts an achievement plaque from Mayor Jack Dale Delhomme in recognition of his induction into the United States Specialty Sports Association Hall of Fame.

MAYOR PRO TEM

Breaux Bridge City Councilman Albert “Da Da” Menard (right) takes a seat beside Mayor Jack Dale Delhomme after the council unanimously voted him temporary presiding officer in the absence of the mayor.

Les Vieux Temps

In the mid-1900s, some of the favorite places to dance to Cajun music were the Silver Slipper and the Happy Landing in Pecaniere. It was there, as a youngster, that I met many people from Prairie des Femmes (femmes is French for women).

Bird flu sampling: So far so good

Baton Rouge — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) recently completed sampling efforts for the 2007-08 Avian Influence Surveillance Program ahead of schedule.

Bass angler license plates now available

Baton Rouge — Bass fishing enthusiasts can now accessorize their vehicle or boat trailer with a new Bass Angler License Plate through the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV).

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Sports

Three Evangeline parish football teams have worked their way into the post-season and will begin their quest for the State Championship this coming Friday night, as the LHSAA reveled the 2017 playo

Lifestyle

Judy Stewart is pictured here with her family in front of a wall inside The Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., that bears the names of the alumni who were named to the Hall of Distinguished Educators. She along with other alumni were inducted on October 21. Pictured here in the back is Bart Stewart, Jr., and from left to right in the front are Bart Stewart, Sr., Candace Frazier, Judy Stewart, and Jeff Stewart. (Photo courtesy of Candace Frazier)

The Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., has recognized alumni who have shown outstanding professional achievemen

Obituaries

Rushing

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lanell Rushing was held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017 in the Pine Prairie Christian Tabernacle. Reverends Barry Gautreaux, Johnny Wilkinson and Chris Juneau officiatied.

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