BERWICK — East St. Mary Parish firefighters worked tirelessly Wednesday to extinguish a massive fire Wednesday at a three-story home on the 2800 block of Third Street in Berwick. Berwick, Morgan City, Amelia, Bayou Vista and Patterson firefighters fought a fire believed to be started by an act of Mother Nature — lightning.

Ms. CAA Ka’Lynn K. Hurst and Mr. CAA Mark Dixon

Friday was a night of celebration during the St. Mary-Vermilion Community Action Agency’s 49th Annual Committee Meeting, as the agency highlighted accomplishments and honored Head Start parents and volunteers.

Franklin Mayor Raymond K. Harris Jr., right, speaks with a student from the LSU School of Design Tuesday about her proposal for the empty space in the downtown district that will serve as a memorial to Lafayette shooting victim Mayci Breaux. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

By COLIN MURPHEY Students with the LSU School of Design gathered in Franklin yesterday to display their ideas for what to put in the space formerly occupied by the Center Theatre in the historic downtown district, but their designs were not merely functional in nature.

Ms. CAA Ka’Lynn K. Hurst and Mr. CAA Mark Dixon

Franklin Mayor Raymond K. Harris Jr., right, speaks with a student from the LSU School of Design Tuesday about her proposal for the empty space in the downtown district that will serve as a memorial to Lafayette shooting victim Mayci Breaux. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

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Apple snail is major pest for coastal La.

Apple snail eggs are shown attached to a tree. Biologists are asking people who see the eggs to scrape them into the water to drown the baby snails and help control the population of the invasive species. (Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries photo)

Apple snails have invaded coastal Louisiana and are eating lots of vegetation that is vital to the region’s ecosystem, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Bobby Reed said.

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Sports

Central Catholic High School opened the Class 1A postseason Tuesday with a 10-0 run-rule victory in five
innings against Logansport in Amelia. Central Catholic pitcher Charlie Solar, above, tossed a complete-game two-hitter with one walk and four strikeouts for the win. Central Catholic, Class 1A’s top-ranked seed, will return
to action Saturday when it hosts No. 16 Grand Lake in a 3 p.m. contest. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic senior Charlie Solar got the start for the Eagles in their first-round Class 1A playoff game against No.

Lifestyle

Karen T. Spinella, left, and Diane T. Martin are the featured Artists of the Month for May at the Artists Guild Unlimited Everett Street Gallery at 201 Everett St. in Morgan City. A reception honoring them will be held Tuesday. The show will open Wednesday and will run through May 28. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
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On Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., the Artists Guild Unlimited Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City will host an “Artists of the Month” reception, showcasing Diane T. Martin and Karen T.

Obituaries

Morris Lee Givens, 68, a resident and native of Gibson, Louisiana, and a former resident of Patterson, Louisiana, passed away at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at his Gibson residence

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