Chitimacha Louisiana Open awarded $195,000 in checks to 68 different local and regional charities and youth groups Tuesday, both numbers reflecting huge increases over the previous year and continuing the event’s dedication to charitable giving.

Rodney Grogan

Candidates emphasized the need for improved infrastructure, increased tourism, continued training for police officers and focused efforts to help the school system and senior citizens in front of a crowd of about 100 people Tuesday.

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Last Saturday, The TECHE Project, a local nonprofit group working to raise awareness of the environmental, cultural, historical, and recreational values of Bayou Teche, partnered with ACA/LL Bean, St.

Rodney Grogan

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Holy Cross hospice program

First graders in Celine Laubach’s class at Holy Cross Elementary participated in an Easter outreach project. The students assembled gift bags for hospice patients and patient families containing jelly beans and a copy of the Jelly Bean Prayer. The students are with Jennifer Blanchard, Heart of Hospice volunteer coordinator; Jackie Blakeman, Heart of Hospice community educator; and kneeling, Laubach. Front row, from left, are Carley Hymel, Savannah Hall, Karley Guillory, Destiny Jones and Victoria Kirkpatrick. Second row, from left, Drake Rock, Brandon Jones, Anna Morales, Karlee Alleman, Gabriel Bila, Collin Duval and Riley Chamberlain. Third row, from left, are Blanchard, Austin Cornes, Toby Comeaux, Kyle Stansbury, Gary Bourgeois Jr., Benjamin Case, James Fuhrer and Blakeman.
(Submitted Photo)

First graders in Celine Laubach’s class at Holy Cross Elementary participated in an Easter outreach project.

Arrest reports

Bryson Skinner

Two Morgan City men were arrested Thursday night after the driver of a vehicle fled from police officers toward Siracusaville, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release.

Proud, powerful USS Louisiana completes milestone

The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) prepares to moor at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor following a strategic deterrent patrol on April 5, 2013.
U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early

BANGOR, Wash. — Hidden somewhere deep in the Pacific Ocean a vessel with Louisiana flair is ready to strike at any moment should the need arise.

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Sports

The Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships were held Saturday at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson. Class A Men’s winners, were, from left, Ricky Richard of Church Point (first), Jimmy Percle of Morgan City (second) and Alois Habetz of Lake Charles (third).

The Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships were held Saturday at Kemper Williams Park.

Lifestyle

DEAR ABBY: You missed the chance to communicate a life-or-death message to your readers when you answered a letter from an “Ohio Grandma” (July 14).

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