Bob Bienvenu, author, weighlifting champion, and an Acadiana Open Channel TV on-air personality, has written an autobiography, “From Light to Darkness to Glory,” the story of his descent from a Mayberry-style childhood in postwar St. Martinville into schizophrenia, drugs, bankruptcy, divorce, and a long string of menial jobs.
St. Martin Parish’s Kat Caillier has been named 2015 Race for the Cure Honoree and will be the Team New Balance Honorary Member for the Susan G. Komen Acadiana Race for the Cure, Saturday, March 21, in Downtown Lafayette.
A new uber marathon for paddlers, the 410 de Louisiane, is set to start in Shreveport Sunday, Sept. 27, and end in Berwick on the Atchafalaya River Sunday, Oct. 4. The 410 – for 410 miles – actually consists of two separate stand-alone races very different in character.

Cleanest City poster deadline is Friday

The City of St. Martinville and the St. Martinville Garden Club are hosting the 2015 Cleanest City Poster/Essay Contest.
Each poster/essay must be submitted on a trifold board and should reflect the first-place winning slogan, “Green is clean – let’s be a team.”

ST. MARTINVILLE MAN WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANTS

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Manwell Romond Robertson, 30, 1000 Block of Belle Terre Drive, St. Martinville.

BOLO from BBPD

The Breaux Bridge Police Department needs assistance with identifying the above pictured subjects who were involved in a theft that occurred at Wal-Mart in the Breaux Bridge area.
The Breaux Bridge Police Department is requesting anyone who knows the identity of the suspects to please contact the Police Department at (337) 332-2186.

Some parish bridges will have to wait

Some parish-maintained bridges which were slated for repair or replacement have had to take a back seat to the nine which DODT closed last year.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Feb. 23

COURVILLE, Corey, 28, 1000 block of Patin Berard Rd., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, disturbing the peace by drunkenness, language and disorderly conduct, entry or remain in places after forbidden, battery of a police officer, resisting an officer, intimidation, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).

INFORMATION SOUGHT AS TO THE WHEREABOUTS OF LAFAYETTE WOMAN

Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jessica Iesha Steward Perro, 24, Lafayette.
Perro is wanted on suspicion of criminal abandonment of a minor and obstruction of justice.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, Feb. 22

Friday, Feb. 20
CELESTINE, Tina, 33, 1100 block of Hebert Ave., Breaux Bridge; contempt of court (SMSO).
THERIOT, Sunshine, 29, 1000 block of Lester St., Henderson; OWI, careless operation, operating vehicle while license is suspended, possession of Schedules II & IV narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia (LSP).

St. Martinville's New Comers Mardi Gras Parade

Fine weather and big crowds were the hallmarks of the 2015 New Comers' Mardi Gras Parade in St. Martinville. Check Galleries below for more photos.)

ST. MARTIN PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING RECENT BURGLARIES

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, which has been investigating several home burglaries over the past two weeks, issued a public alert on Monday, Feb. 16.
"We would like to inform the residents that the majority of these burglaries are occurring during the daytime," said SMSO spokesperson Maj. Ginny Higgins.

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Sports

A new uber marathon for paddlers, the 410 de Louisiane, is set to start in Shreveport Sunday, Sept. 27, and end in Berwick on the Atchafalaya River Sunday, Oct. 4.

Lifestyle

Bob Bienvenu, author, weighlifting champion, and an Acadiana Open Channel TV on-air personality, has written an autobiography, “From Light to Darkness to Glory,” the story of his descent from a May

Obituaries

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015, at Pellerin Funeral Home for Paul Harry Lee Robin, 73, who passed away on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

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