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SMSO nabs two on rape charges

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St. Martinville — A mother-and-son team is behind bars this week after being arrested for rape charges against a female juvenile.


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Big Thad Taylor outmuscles a Jennings opponent for this rebound during last Friday’s non-district contest.


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LARRY FREDERICK (23) of Cecilia tries to get a shot off over a Jennings defender last Friday. The senior had 7 points in the Bulldogs’ 56-50 win.


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Cecilia’s Arille Alex (20) goes high as he tries unsuccessfully to grab a rebound against Jennings last Friday.


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FRESHMAN Terrence Lindon (25) of St. Martinville eyes the basket as another freshman, Artrail Skipper (34), backs him up. Several younger players are seeing more time on the court as the Tigers move through the district campaign.


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SM’s Derrick Gardner (23) gets clear of two Beau Chene defenders for a close-in jumper last Friday.

BB, Cecilia girls each beat CHNI

The Catholic High-New Iberia Lady Panthers provided easy victories for both Breaux Bridge and Cecilia in the only games won by parish girls basketball teams last week.

Breaux Bridge topped CHNI 57-15 on Tuesday and Cecilia rolled to a 61-32 win over the Lady Panthers on Friday.

SM Tigers fall to Vikings, but bounce back against BC Gators

The St. Martinville Tigers suffered their first District 5-4A loss last week, falling to the league-leading Northside Vikings, but got back into the win column on Friday by beating Beau Chene 53-43.

Last week’s action left coach Darrel Mitchell’s squad with a 16-10, 3-1 worksheet.

St. Martin School Board Officers

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REELECTED — James “Jimmy” Blanchard (center) and Mark Hebert (left) were reelected as president and vice president, respectively, of the St. Martin School Board during the board’s first meeting of 2008 last week. Supt. Richard Lavergne serves as the board’s secretary. (Staff Photo)

Landrieu discusses funding for parish

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Federal Help — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu speaks with St. Martin Parish officials, including (background, from left) St. Matinville Councilman Dennis Paul Wiliams and Mayor Thomas Nelson, and residents about concerns such as transportation, energy and electricity rates. Landrieu’s visit to St.

Landrieu: Federal funding starts with local planning

Derek Albert

St. Martinville — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu advised St. Martin officials and residents the best step to take toward receiving federal funding for parish development is planning.


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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


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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


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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.