St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year Brooke Quick discusses multiplication word problems with third-graders Danny Landry and Brianna Castrejor at Bayou Vista Elementary. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Empathy is the driving force that propels St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year Brooke Quick to succeed. Quick spent her childhood years in the Gibson area but attended schools in Berwick. Her family later decided to move to Berwick when she was 12 to shorten the commute. She is a graduate of Berwick High.

Sassafras, the canine guest of honor

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will hold its Blessing of the Animals Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Trowbridge House, 808 First St. The Blessing is an out-door worship service celebrating the animals with whom people share their lives. All pets must be on leash. Persons who do not have pets are invited to attend, too.

In the upcoming production “November", at bottom from left, Todd Buteaux playing “The Turkey Guy”; Allison Jones playing speechwriter “Bernstein”, Ed “Tiger” Verdin as President Charles Smith; Ricky Pellerin as Presidential Advisor “Archer” and Mr. Melvin Coleman as “Chief Dwight Grackle” of the Micmac Nation.

By COLIN MURPHEY Organizers with the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts and leaders in the thespian community within St. Mary Parish want the public to know the theatrical arts are alive and well in the region.

St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year Brooke Quick discusses multiplication word problems with third-graders Danny Landry and Brianna Castrejor at Bayou Vista Elementary. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Sassafras, the canine guest of honor

In the upcoming production “November", at bottom from left, Todd Buteaux playing “The Turkey Guy”; Allison Jones playing speechwriter “Bernstein”, Ed “Tiger” Verdin as President Charles Smith; Ricky Pellerin as Presidential Advisor “Archer” and Mr. Melvin Coleman as “Chief Dwight Grackle” of the Micmac Nation.

Police Reports 4-19-16

Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported the following arrests:
Morris Thibeaux, 60, of Franklin, was arrested Friday at 7:03 p.m. for the charge of disturbing the peace by public intoxication. Thibeaux was processed and held on a $500 bond.

An MVP once more: MCHS retires Kenny Alfred's number

Former Morgan City High School baseball player and coach Kenny Alfred became the first baseball player in school history to have his number retired when a ceremony was held Friday. From left are Morgan City baseball coach Barret Rey, holding the jersey that will be attached to the press box at Tiger Diamond, Alfred’s wife, Judy; Alfred; Tim Hymel, former baseball player for Alfred; and Morgan City High School Athletic Director Scott Tregle.

Mico Aloisio Photo

Kenny Alfred has worn multiple hats for Morgan City during his lifetime.
Baseball player. Baseball coach. Head football coach. Principal. They’re all things that have, at one time, described the current St. Mary Parish School Board member.

Wheel House for April 18

Tri-City Helping Hearts Foundation annual banquet 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at St. Mary Senior Citizens Center, 4014 Chennault St., Morgan City. Guest speaker Lori Landry, 16th Judicial District Court judge. Tickets, $25, from members. For info call Herman Hartman, 985-384-3095.

A hit debut for Porchfest: Conceived in sadness, festival celebrates local culture

Cedric Watson, multiple Grammy nominee, performs Saturday at Morgan City's PorchFest in Lawrence Park. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Cloudy skies did not prevent PorchFest musicians from giving a heartfelt performance on Saturday in support of a good cause for the community.

Bear Festival, Wooden Boat Show weekend brings visitors to Franklin

The Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival and the Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show brought vendors, music, fun activities and classic wooden watercraft to Franklin last weekend. Bear Festival attendees were treated to a fireworks show Saturday evening, at top. At center, Lewis Graham, of Lafayette, was among the participants at the wooden boat show with the mahogany runabout he built himself. At bottom, there were many vendors of food, crafts and refreshments along the Bear Festival thruway. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

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Sports

Pictured above are the West St. Mary sophomore football players. West St. Mary will play host to the Jeanerette Tigers Friday at 7 p.m. in a District 5-2A matchup for Homecoming. At centert are the Franklin High School Hornets sophomore players. Franklin will host the E. D. White Cardinals on Friday at J. C. Dry Stadium in District 8-3A action. Below are the Hanson Memorial Tigers sophomore players. Hanson Memorial will play host to the Vermilion Catholic Eagles on Friday in District 7-1A action at McCloskey Field.

Lifestyle

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St. Mary AARP sponsored a residents birthday party at Morgan City Health Care Center recently.

Obituaries

Wayne John Guillotte, 73, a native and resident of Morgan City, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Patterson Healthcare Center in Patterson due to congestive lung disorder.

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