West St. Mary Parish Relay for Life kicks off Saturday at noon at the Franklin High School field. The event in support of the American Cancer Society continues through midnight. Employees of the St. Mary Parish Clerk of Court Office wore jeans Friday rather than their usual uniforms as an in-office fundraiser for the Relay.

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The Patterson Lumberjacks and Berwick Panthers had multiple representatives on the All-District 9-3A first team. Patterson had seven representatives, while Berwick had four representatives.
The St. Mary Parish School Board will interview five candidates for the vacant superintendent’s post in 45-minute blocks, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Central Office Complex in Centerville.

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Early voting nears 1,800 in St. Mary Parish

Joan Simon, a commissioner at the St. Mary Parish Registrar of Voters Office in Morgan City, assists Pat Stansbury and Kim Stansbury with signing in to cast their vote today. Early voting continues through Saturday.
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Early voting totals in St. Mary Parish neared 1,800 ballots cast through the third day of voting Tuesday, Registrar of Voters Jolene Holcombe said in a news release.

HOBY Ambassador chosen

Mayavellie Bochas was selected by Central Catholic High School to be a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador. HOBY Ambassadors are high school students selected as representatives from their high schools because they have demonstrated the potential to lead others. Founded in 1958 by veteran actor Hugh O’Brian, HOBY’s mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential. O’Brian set out to help young people make a difference and become positive catalysts for change — in the home, school, workplace, and community. HOBY now has more than 355,000 alumni. Bochas is a sophomore at Central Catholic High School. (Submitted Photo)

Berwick Junior High sends care packages to soldiers

Berwick Junior High’s Student Council and seventh-grade American history class recently collected items for care packages to send to soldiers overseas. Some of the participating students are Chase Roberts, kneeling, and on middle row, Katelyn Richard, Justin Baltes, Seth Canty, Devin Leblanc and Randi Joubert. On the back row are Landon Harris, Natalie Bourgeois, Alyssa Gray, Lauren Cantrelle and Isabella Lodrigue. (Submitted Photo)

Community action agency receives donation

Carol Bethea, left, and Suzanne Ramagos, center, Family Service workers with St. Mary/Vermilion Community Action Agency, received a donation from Patterson State Bank presented by Pamela Manuel, the bank’s Community Outreach manager. The donation will be used for the Adopt-A- Family program held annually to help provide a better Christmas to under privileged families in the area. (Submitted Photo)

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An autograph-covered football commemorating the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl triumph last season now sits in cornerback Brandon Browner’s locker at the headquarters of his new NFL team, the New

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Newly elected Patterson Garden Club officers were recognized during the club’s end-of-the-year social held at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild near Patterson on May 19.

Obituaries

December 12, 1932-May 27, 2015
Mr. Eugene “Mickey” Leblanc Sr. passed away early Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at his home in Broussard. He was born in Houma, Louisiana, on Dec. 12, 1932.

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