Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody

Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 1, 1926, in Rayne, Louisiana, to Nettie Laura Plattsmier and Valery Leonard Hebert, the youngest of their five children.

Marcus Dupree prepares to yank his line with the hope of snaggin a massive catfish during a recent fishing trip he took with three of his buddies to Simmesport, La.’s Hydroelectirc dam. Dupree snagged one catfish during the trip, while one of the other fishermen caught a spoonbill. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

SIMMESPORT -- If you ask Marcus Dupree, “snaggin is always better at night,” and after a fishing trip to the Mississippi River, it might be safe to say that Marcus knows what he’s talking about.

Pine Prairie High School interim head softball coach Woody Harvey sits in the middle of the team during a batting practice session held at his home on Monday afternoon. Harvey has been serving as the interim coach for Carolyn Deville, the longtime coach of the softball program who is currently battling breast cancer. The team has honored Deville with the pink jerseys (seen in the photo) with the initals CD printed on the back underneath a cross. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

PINE PRAIRIE – The young women of the Pine Prairie High School softball team didn’t realize how much they missed it -- the yelling that is.

St. Martin Parish Building Permits

The value of building permits issued by Parish Government for projects located in unincorporated areas of St. Martin Parish during the month of October 2007 totalled $7,033,955, including $2,407,705 for 11 commercial projects.

The breakdown is as follows:

ST. MARTIN PARISH

Pulse of the Parish

The 911 dispatch center took the following calls from Wednesday, Dec. 19 through Saturday, Dec. 22. 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.

Home for the holidays, Balfa-style

Dan McKain

St. Martinville — The famous Balfa clan gathered for a family reunion at the home of Dirk and Christine Balfa Powell here on the Sunday before Christmas.

Quite naturally there soon arose the sounds of an accordion, guitars, a fiddle and triangle.

Chief defends local business

Marie Dawson

Arnaudville — Backed by the chief of police, the owner of a business at Main and Guidroz defended the establishment’s reputation before the City Council last week.

Parish Police Report

The following arrests and/or citations were reported in St. Martin Parish from Monday, Dec. 17 through Friday, Dec. 21.

Monday, Dec. 17

Paul Easton, 40, New Iberia; no headlights, aggravated flight from an officer, license plate light (St. Martin Sheriff's Office — SMSO).

The pulse of the parish

The 911 dispatch center took the following calls from Wednesday, Dec. 12 through Tuesday, Dec. 18. 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.

2007 the year of great beginnings

Ken Grissom

This was a year of broad and generally positive change for St. Martin Parish. It was a staging year, with a lot of major projects either nearing completion, begun or at least funded. Lots and lots of grant money came into the parish in 2007. Sales tax revenues soared.

It could have been worse

A potentially deadly tornado with winds well over 100 mph tore through St. Martin Parish near Breaux Bridge in the early morning of Feb. 13.

Meaux family stable

Slemco President Jerry Meaux has been involved in horse racing for more than four decades, starting with countryside bush tracks.

Now he has a stable of four impressive stallions, including a horse that ran in the Kentucky Derby.

Time

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ

Moves on: Nor all your Piety nor Wit

Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,

Nor all your tears wash out a word of it.

--Omar Khayyam (From “The Rubiyat”)

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Sports

rojan baseball team took to the diamond to face off against Opelousas Catholic in a district contest Wednesday afternoon.

Lifestyle

Dr. Tanyanika Phillips, oncologist at Savoy Medical Center, was guest of Nick LeBas and addressed Ville Platte Rotary Club on Tuesday, April 4. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

The Ville Platte Rotary Club welcomed medical oncologist at Savoy Medical Center Dr. Tanyanika Phillips at its weekly meeting on April 6, at Main Street Pizza.

Obituaries

Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody

Thelma Theresa Hebert Moody passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 22, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 1, 1926, in Rayne, Louisiana, to Nettie Laura Plattsmier and Valery Leonard Hebert, the youngest of their five children.

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