Stand-up paddle boards, being demonstrated here by Carson, Conrad and Peyton Pellerin of Breaux Bridge, are very popular on False River. All types of paddle craft are welcome in the False River Open.

The False River Open Paddle Challenge will be this Saturday, Sept. 6, at the public ramp next to Satterfield’s Landing. Registration opens at 7 a.m. The events: •400 Meter Youth Paddle, $20, start 8 a.m. •3 Mile Paddle, $30, start 9:15 a. •10 Mile Challenge, $40, start 11 a.m.

Jim Bradshaw

Adolphus Sandoz of Opelousas was in the wrong place at the wrong time when World War I began in Europe in 1914.

SPC. BRIAN SMITH participates in the Expert Infantryman Badge competition at Camp Navajo, Ariz., July 24. Smith, a native of Lafayette, was one of six infantrymen that received the badge out of the 135 that attempted.
 (Louisiana National Guard courtesy photo/Released)

One Louisiana National Guardsman from the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently earned the esteemed Expert Infantryman Badge at Camp Navajo in northern Arizona. Of the 135 that attempted, only six succeeded.

Stand-up paddle boards, being demonstrated here by Carson, Conrad and Peyton Pellerin of Breaux Bridge, are very popular on False River. All types of paddle craft are welcome in the False River Open.

Jim Bradshaw

SPC. BRIAN SMITH participates in the Expert Infantryman Badge competition at Camp Navajo, Ariz., July 24. Smith, a native of Lafayette, was one of six infantrymen that received the badge out of the 135 that attempted.
 (Louisiana National Guard courtesy photo/Released)

Residency issue surfaces in Breaux Bridge council race

QUALIFYING – Breaux Bridge City Council District B member Howard “Doc” Alexander qualifies to run for a sixth term, assisted by St. Martin Parish Clerk of Court Becky Patin (left) and Deputy Clerk Tricia Hammon. (Sally Angelle)

Only two of the five City Council seats here are up for grabs Nov. 4 – the others were reelected unopposed – but one of these contests is already starting to throw sparks.

Most St. Martin candidates go unchallenged

Out of 50 local elective offices whose terms are expiring, you’re only going to have to vote on 19 of them. The rest will march into office unopposed.
After the qualifying period Aug. 20-22, candidates were locked-in. Those with no opposition were, in essence, elected.

St. Martin School Board’s budget shows deficit

OPEN FOR BUSINESS — St. Martin Schools Supt. Dr. Lottie Beebe and school board president Russel Foti (partially hidden) use a pair of giant scissors to cut the ceremonial ribbon marking the official opening of the system’s new Administrative Office in Breaux Bridge on Aug. 20. The 17,847 square foot facility, designed by Architectural & Engineering Consultants Inc., will house all of the board’s central office operations. M.D. Descant Inc. of Bunkie was general contractor for the $3.16 million project located on a 6.5-acre site on Corporate Blvd. purchased from Pellerin Insurance at a cost of $440,000.(Henri C. Bienvenu)

The preliminary school board budgets for the fiscal year 2014-15 unveiled during last week’s meeting of the school board’s finance committee showed anticipated deficits in three major funds.
The final budgets must be adopted and submitted to state officials by the end of September.

Parish Council seeks to head off RV park problem

The problem of small RV parks serving as permanent residences was a major issue of discussion at the Aug. 19 Public Works Committee meeting of the St. Martin Parish Council.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 24

Friday, Aug. 22
Kedrick Broussard, 19, 300 block of Bridge St., St. Martinville; attempted 1st degree murder (SMSO).
Quincy Charles, 30, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Michael Eudy, 30, 1000 block of Weatherford, Breaux Bridge; OWI, no seat belt Louisiana State Police (LSP).

Texas Man Arrested For Being Naked At Butte La Rose Welcome Center

Parker Madison

At approximately 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call regarding a report of a male subject who was reported to be naked and wandering around the bathroom area of the Butte La Rose Welcome Center.
Deputies responded, but the subject had left the scene.

House afire in Henderson

Area firefighters are at this moment battling a blaze at a residence in the 1100 block of Huval St.
Owner of the home is said to be Leonard Jacks, who has lived here for 23 years.
Developing...

Lafayette General adds neurologist

Dr. Virginia Kellner

Lafayette General Health announced the addition of a new neurologist, Virginia Kellner.
Kellner joins Drs. David Weir, Damon Patterson and Adam Foreman at the Neuroscience Center of Acadiana.
Dr. Kellner is returning to Acadiana from St. Louis, Mo., where she completed her fellowship and residency.

No Willie Francis Drive in the works for St. Martinville

Nary Smith

The City Council put a stop to any further consideration of renaming a street to honor Willie Francis, a teenager sent to the electric chair in the 1940s not once but twice for the death of a local pharmacist.

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Stand-up paddle boards, being demonstrated here by Carson, Conrad and Peyton Pellerin of Breaux Bridge, are very popular on False River. All types of paddle craft are welcome in the False River Open.

The False River Open Paddle Challenge will be this Saturday, Sept. 6, at the public ramp next to Satterfield’s Landing.
Registration opens at 7 a.m.
The events:

Obituaries

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Mrs. Wilda Mae Hebert, who passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Martinville Rehab and Nursing Center. She was 89.

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