Officials with St. Mary Parish Schools avoided trouble when they decided not to rely on a type of state aid that was subsequently cut. But question marks remain about how much school aid St. Mary can expect from the cash-strapped state government.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: In Class A Pat Pertuit placed first, Al Dodson took second place and Dudley Michel placed third.

Patterson horseshoe tournament winners

Sen. Bret Allain

Area legislators were the guests at a St. Mary Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday in Franklin. Representative Beryl A. Amedee, (Dist. 51) was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in November, 2015 and an “unprecedented” series of legislative sessions awaited.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: In Class A Pat Pertuit placed first, Al Dodson took second place and Dudley Michel placed third.

Sen. Bret Allain

Adopting Berwick schools

M C Bank recently presented its annual Adopt-A-School donation to Berwick Junior High School. Pictured in the front row are BJHS students Zane Soileau, Dylan Lambert, Robert Breaux, Evalyn Blanc and Immogen Richard. In the back row: Principal Tim Hymel and bank Marketing Director Emily Berry. (Submitted Photo)

Top reader

Guadalupe Ramirez was M.E. Norman Elementary School reader of the month for October. Among those present, from left, volunteer reading listeners and mentors Herman Hartman, Cathy Landry, Marc Distefano, and Earl Johnson. (Submitted Photo)

Tips help Alzheimer’s patients during holidays

Licensed clinical social worker Keith Weisheit shares with Kim Aucoin tips for creating a comfortable Thanksgiving Day experience for her loved one suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. An Alzheimer’s support group meeting is held at 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Maison Jardin Senior Living Community in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

An Alzheimer’s support group leader discussed preparation for holiday stressors during a November meeting at Maison Jardin Senior Living Community in Morgan City.

Still time for Christmas Child donations

Cyndy Douglas and her son, Matthew Douglas, load 70 boxes onto a cart this morning for Operation Christmas Child at First Baptist Church in Morgan City. The boxes were prepared by Immanuel Baptist Church members. The deadline to turn in prepared boxes for shipping is Monday at First Baptist Church. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

St. Mary Parish collection center for Operation Christmas Child is close to passing last year’s highest collection total for Louisiana.

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Patterson Garden Club presented Dale and David Hartford with the June Yard of the Month award.

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