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Medal of Honor, artifacts donated to WWII Museum

Derek Albert

St. Martinville — The legacy of deceased World War II hero Jeff DeBlanc is soon to be shared with the public.

Before his death in November, DeBlanc agreed to donate his Medal of Honor and other memorabilia to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Board OKs additional director slot for staff

Henri C. Bienvenu

School board members last week approved a recommendation by Supt. Richard Lavergne to establish the central staff position of director of administration and operations.

The pulse of the parish

The 911 dispatch center took the following calls from Wednesday, Jan. 9 through Tuesday, Jan. 15. Some were handled by municipal police departments, some by volunteer fire companies, some by Acadian Ambulance and some by the Louisiana State Police. The majority fell to the St.

Boogity-boogity street gets fixed

CONCRETE makes strong pavement — old-timers say this stretch on East Bridge Street in St. Martinville has been here since the early 1940s — but without adequate support, whole sections of it can become unstable and create a serious road hazard.


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David Traver’s 7th grade class at Stephensville Elementary School sports the new T-shirts they won by raising the most money for the American Cancer Society. Altogether, the school raised a total of $775.00 by “buying” links in a paper chain.


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FOUR MORE — Parish President Guy Cormier, flanked by his wife, Darleen, and son, Micah, takes the oath of office administered by Louisiana Supreme Court Justice John L. Weimer. (Staff Photo by Ken Grissom)


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FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE — Parish President Guy Cormier (right) and Parish Council Chairman Mike Huval present former District 3 Councilman Odell Trahan a plaque expressing the appreciation and admiration of his former colleagues.


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NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS — Jill Hebert of District 6 and Jason Willis of District 3 sign the paperwork officially making them members of the new St. Martin Parish Council.


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NEW PARISH COUNCIL — Members and staff of the new St. Martin Parish Council, having been sworn in by Justice John L.

Shelters big Sugar Bowl winners

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New Iberia — Citizen-supported safe refuges for battered women and other victims of domestic abuse each received a donation of $5,000 from a Sugar Bowl football pool.


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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.