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At the Jan. 12 retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. Charles W. Chappuis Jr. with mother and sisters at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans are, from left, Joan Saizon, Tracy Moody, Anne Leonards, Chappuis, Lita Chappuis and Lynn Rogers.

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From left, Maj. Gen. Glenn Curtis, adjutant general for the Louisiana National Guard, left, presented a flag to Brig. Gen. Charles W. Chappuis Jr.

Brig. Gen. Chappuis honored after 20 years of leadership in Air National Guard

Brig. Gen. Charles W. Chappuis Jr. was honored at a retirement ceremony at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans honoring his 20 years of leadership in the Louisiana Air National Guard.
During the event on Jan. 12, Chappuis received the Distinguished Service Medal, which recognized his service as state air surgeon from April 2014 to October 2018.
“I know I’m a better man for having spent the last 20 years of my life in the National Guard,” Chappuis said at the ceremony.

Maurice implements second step of water, sewer rate increases

MAURICE — Last February, officials with the Village of Maurice approved a three-step process for increases to water and sewer rates that will go through in 2020.
The increases will help fund the construction of a new sewer plant and improvements to the water system.
Customers began paying the first step of the increase last March. Mayor Wayne Theriot announced during Wednesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting that customers will see the second step applied to their February bill for this month’s usage.

Tina Faulk achieves Certified Diabetes Educator status

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) announced that Tina Faulk, BSN, RN, Education Coordinator at Abbeville General 118 N. Hospital Dr., Abbeville, LA, achieved Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) status by successfully completing the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators. Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be able to take the examination.

Pedestrian Dies in St. Landry Hit and Run

SUNSET – Shortly before 10 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2019, Troop I was notified of a fatality crash involving a pedestrian on LA 182 near Thelma Drive in St. Landry Parish. The crash claimed the life of 51-year-old David Sonnier of Arnaudville.
The preliminary investigation revealed Sonnier was walking on or near the roadway of LA 182 when he was struck by two vehicles that were traveling east on LA 182. After striking Sonnier, both vehicles continued on and fled the scene.

The Delcambre Board of Aldermen and Mayor Pam Blakely recently held a meeting. (from left to right) Aldermen Bryan Glatter, Donald Martin, Tim Derise, Mayor Pam Blakely and alderwoman Madison Saunier. Alderwoman Sarah Trahan was at the meeting but she stepped out when the photo was taken.

Delcambre officials hear details about state audit

DELCAMBRE - The Delcambre Board of Aldermen meeting began at 6 o’clock sharp on Monday night with the aldermen awaiting the town’s state audit.
Matthew Margaglio, of Kolder Slaven & Company, presented the annual report; which was several months behind schedule.
The reason for the delay was due to inaccurate, late reports. Margaglio explains.
“This report I present to you today will further discuss several issues we have had including receiving an inaccurate report,” said Margaglio.

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