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Baja St. Martin

It’s back to work at Stephensville Elementary School. Like all other Louisiana schools, teachers are beginning to think of iLEAP and LEAP — with some dread, I imagine, because it involves so much preparation and time.

Les Vieux Temps

There was once a public school in the LaRompe community. According to the minutes of the St. Martin School Board meeting of Sept.

SM opens 5-4A campaign with wins over BB, TCHS

The St. Martinville Tigers got off to a quick start in the 2008 District 5-4A basketball race, knocking off Breaux Bridge and Teurlings Catholic in the first week of league action.

LSU No. 1!

New Orleans – Two seniors from St. Martin Parish played key roles in LSU’s convincing 38-24 victory over Ohio State Monday night in the BCS National Championship game.

Board to elect officers for ’08

Henri C. Bienvenu

Heading up the agenda when the St. Martin School Board meets for the first time this year is the election of officers for 2008.

Sugarcane Harvest Over

Derek Albert

With the majority of sugar mills around the state processing their final loads of sugarcane, industry experts agree that the 2007 harvest yielded sweet results.

Winter Foliage

This patch of sugar cane recently harvested near Morbihan may look strange, but it’s not a strange new variety or a genetically modified crop. According to St. Martin County Agent Alfred Guidry, it’s just normal cane that was allowed some extra time in the field during a warm spell.

Hunter Still Missing

Butte La Rose — Authorities as well as friends and family of Keith Gilcrease, the hunter who disappeared Christmas morning, are on the lookout for any sign of the 16-foot aluminum crawfish skiff Gilcrease had used to go hunting down by Cow Island.

BB Chamber honoring Montesano, Broussard

Breaux Bridge — The Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce will honor Bruce Montesano and the late Earl Broussard with its Distinguished Citizen award at this year's banquet.

The annual event will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Atchafalaya Club in Henderson, starting at 5:45 p.m.

A NEW KIND OF WARRIOR

Bob Ellis &

Ken Grissom

Maj. Harold Molbert has a knack for being where the action is.

The Pulse of the Parish

The 911 dispatch center took the following calls from Wednesday, Jan. 2 through Tuesday, Jan. 8. 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.

SPORTSMAN OF THE WEEK

SPIKE BUCK — Austin Theriot, 6, son of Darrel and Toni Theriot of St. Martinville, sits in the back of the truck with his first deer, which was taken on Dec. 15.

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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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