Connie Castille, executive director of the Teche Project, speaks about the new Bayou Teche Paddle Trail during Tuesday's Patterson city council meeting.
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PATTERSON — The city received recognition Tuesday as part of the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail, a designation that allows communities along the trail to develop a “recreational economy” along the waterway, said Connie Castille, executive director of Teche Project.
Carlie Sauce, above, was recipient of the La. Bred Reserve Champion Hampshire swine award at the St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show in January. Below, Maegan LeBlanc received honors in Reserve Champion Yorkshire and La. Bred Champion Yorkshire. Both are pictured with Franklin Mayor Raymond Harris, St.
Patterson High School's baseball game today against Beau Chene has been rained out, while Central Catholic's has been pushed back today and moved to Houma.

Connie Castille, executive director of the Teche Project, speaks about the new Bayou Teche Paddle Trail during Tuesday's Patterson city council meeting.
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Garbage truck fire on U.S. 90

The Patterson Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 8:19 a.m. today reporting a garbage truck on fire on U.S. 90 between Red Cypress Road and Todd Subdivision, Fire Chief Sherel Martin said. Upon arrival, fire was coming out of the cab of the truck, Martin said. Firefighters responded to the scene with two engine trucks and one rescue truck along with 10 volunteer firefighters. The fire appeared to have started in the cab of the truck by the engine compartment, the chief said. As of about 9:20 a.m. today, the fire was out and personnel were working to reopen U.S. 90 westbound in Patterson, which was closed too, Martin said. No injuries were reported, and the cab of the truck is a total loss, Martin said. Firefighters were concerned that the heat of the fire could spread the fire to the area of the truck where garbage is kept, Martin said. As of this morning, firefighters were monitoring the situation, he said.
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The Patterson Volunteer Fire Department received a call at 8:19 a.m. today reporting a garbage truck on fire on U.S.

TDT female paddlers get a bonus

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. (Photo by Ken Grissom)

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

Coast Guard visits school

Members of the United States Coast Guard visited Holy Cross Elementary School’s Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 classes during Community Helper week. FN Kimberlin Jones, BM3 Cole Lazella, MK1 Pablo Garcia, and MK2 Chris Cowie talked with the children regarding boat and water safety and allowed them to come aboard the Coast Guard boat.
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Members of the United States Coast Guard visited Holy Cross Elementary School’s Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 classes during Community Helper week.

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Some familiar names could be missing from the field when the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off later this month.

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In an effort to encourage healthy eating, Bayou Vista Garden Club Adopt-A-School Chairman Donna Richard, left, recently donated fruit and vegetables as snack options for students at Bayou Vista Ele

Obituaries

A private burial was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 10 a.m., at Pecot Street Cemetery for Ms. Eva M. Pierre.

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