St. Mark Lodge No. 25 and the Magnolia Peace Officers of Louisiana collected about 300 pounds of goods for United Way of Acadiana – St. Mary Emergency Aid and delivered it Tuesday. From left are Bro. William Brent, Bro. Frank Smith Jr., WM, Bro. Calvin R. Arrington Jr., all with St. Mark; Marshal David McCoy Jr. and Terrance Moore, Magnolia members; and Emergency Aid Coordinator Patti Ibert.
Store Clerk Diana Grace Guarisco browses through sweaters Thursday at Wildflower Boutique on Front Street in Morgan City. November sales tax collections were down slightly in St. Mary Parish compared to November 2015. However, parish leaders say there appears to be an uptick in economic activity because collections are starting to decline less than they have been from month to month. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
St. Mary Parish officials are optimistic, based on November’s sales and use tax collections, that the parish’s economic activity is beginning to increase.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests: