TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class.

Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year’s race. The TDT Board of Directors has approved changes for Tour du Teche VI that include bonuses to the first boats powered solely by women to finish in each of four “pro” racing classes.
Terrance Babin, 26, 400 block of Church St., St. Martinville; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, other drugs, transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses, possession of drug paraphernalia (SMSO). Ronald Brasseaux, 66, 1000 block of Odelle St., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).

Terrance Babin

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, after receiving several complaints of drug activity in the St. Martinville area, Thursday evening arrested Terrance Babin 26, St. Martinville, in the 900 block of Gov. Mouton Street. Babin was found to be in possession of suspected illegal narcotics with an approximate street value of $2,000.

TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class.

Terrance Babin

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St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, Oct. 23

Terrance Babin, 26, 400 block of Church St., St. Martinville; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, other drugs, transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses, possession of drug paraphernalia (SMSO).
Ronald Brasseaux, 66, 1000 block of Odelle St., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).

St. Martinville Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

Terrance Babin

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, after receiving several complaints of drug activity in the St. Martinville area, Thursday evening arrested Terrance Babin 26, St. Martinville, in the 900 block of Gov. Mouton Street.
Babin was found to be in possession of suspected illegal narcotics with an approximate street value of $2,000.

BREAUX BRIDGE MAN ARRESTED FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

Carlos Harris

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation in reference to a non-compliant sex offender and through the course of the investigation, information was gathered which led to the arrest of Carlos Harris, 21, of Breaux Bridge.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, Oct. 22

Steven Badeaux, 53, 1500 block of Lady Of The Lake Rd., Cade; flight from an officer, improper display of temporary license plate, switched motor vehicle identification, obstruction of justice, no driver’s license in possession, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office (IPSO).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, Oct. 21

Anthony Berard, 36, 1000 block of Broussard, St. Martinville; theft of items valued to $300 (SMSO).
Donielle Bienvenu, 39, 1100 block of Ruth Dr., St. Martinville; aggravated battery, St. Martinville Police Department (SMOD).
Shawntell Broussard, 22, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Ground broken for Breaux Bridge RV center

Breaking ground for a new Dixie RV SuperStore in Breaux Bridge are (from left) Will Hales of Iberia Bank, Terry Donahue of Spartan Building Corporation, Breaux Bridge Mayor Jack Dale Delhomme, Brandi and Greg Lala, Dixie RV CEO, Stephen Guidry, president of Dixie RV, St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier, and Matt Durand of M. Matt Durand LLC.

Hammond-based Dixie RV SuperStores is expanding to their third location in Breaux Bridge.
The new location will boast 14.5 acres with a 20,500-square-foot, two-story sales building and a 16,000-square-foot single-story service building with 14 service bays.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Oct. 20

Tamara Taylor Fuselier, 34, Lafayette; outside agency warrant – extradition required, Lafayette Sheriff’s Office (LPSO).
Jerome Hamilton, 45, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Xavier Hunt, 22, Baton Rouge; outside agency warrant – extradition required, Louisiana State Police (LSP).

St. Martin Hospital hosts cook-off for United Way

Nursing Specialties Home Health’s award winning team, (from left) Seth Leblanc, Amy Mayer, Janseen Leblanc, Stacey Mollet, Harold Mollet and Reed Prince, along with unidentified young gumbo fans, show off their People’s Choice award.

St. Martin Hospital held its fourth annual gumbo cook-off Saturday, Oct. 11, raising donations for United Way of Acadiana’s charitable efforts in St. Martin Parish.

Theft rocks bayou festival

Dane Thibodeaux of the TECHE Project (left) maintains communication as he pilots the entertainment barge down Bayou Teche to the annual Shake Your Trail Feather Festival, a fund-raiser for efforts to promote the use and protection of the historic waterway. Later in the evening, someone stole the motors off of this boat, which is also used to keep Bayou Teche clean.

Good feelings remaining after the third and most successful Shake Your Trail Feather festival last weekend were spoiled temporarily when a person or persons unknown stole gasoline and electric outboard motors from the boat that pushes the entertainment barge down the bayou in the popular “paddle to the party” feature of the festival.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, Oct. 16. through Sunday, Oct. 19

Thursday, Oct. 16
Steward Chautin, 23, 1000 block of Sam Champagne Rd., Breaux Bridge; theft of goods, possession of Schedule II narcotics, misrepresentation during booking. Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).
Trequel Clay, 17, 1000 block of Donald Dugas Dr., St. Martinville; - simple possession of marijuana (SMSO).

St. Martin Hospital marks 45 years

St. Martin Hospital CEO Katie Hebert, (from left) Dr. Brent Hebert, Dr. Donald West, Dr. Adam Kennedy and Dr. Blaine Lavergne.

St. Martin Hospital’s administration, staff and physicians celebrated the hospital’s 45th anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 15.

‘Friends’ formed for L-E Site enhancement

CHARTER OFFICERS of the newly organized Les Amis de Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site (LALESHS) include (front row from left) Debbie Miller, secretary; Tommy Guidry, treasurer; Cheri Armentor, vice president; and Elaine Guidroz, president. Back row, Suzanne Laviolette, Christy Disher, group adviser; Esther Perkins, and Reinaldo Barnes, site manager.

A recently formed group will work to enhance and support the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site here.

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TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class.

Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year’s race.

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