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

Heavy thunderstorms, high winds may reduce overall sugar yield

A harvester and cane cart fight their way through the mud on land farmed by Todd Morris in St. Mary Parish. Sugarcane producers have seen rain amounts that typically fall over the entire three-month harvest season in just a few consecutive weekends. The rain has caused sugar recovery levels to plummet as much as 20 percent in some sugarcane processing mills. (Photo by Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter)

When the sugarcane harvest in Louisiana started in late September, growers were harvesting upright stalks, enjoying exceptional sugar recovery levels and fighting dusty conditions in the field.

A different path: Sinitiere was room mother, then teacher

St. Mary Parish 2015-16 Middle School Teacher of the Year Loraine Sinitiere teaches a lesson to one of her fifth-grade English language arts classes at Patterson Junior High School.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a three-part series featuring St. Mary Parish’s Teachers of the Year. Friday’s story will be about high school honoree Yvette Lake.

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Sports

The National Horseshoe Pitchers Foundation fundraiser was held June 25 at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson. Class A winners included, from left, Pat Pertuit (tournament champion) of Marrero, first; Al Dodson of Morgan City, second; and Dudley Michel of Bayou Vista, third. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association)

Lifestyle

Day Like This has been invited to participate in The Extreme Tour encompassing the Northwest and Southwest tours. The band is comprised of area natives. Members of the band include Mandee Pisani Guillory, formerly of Patterson; Jean’ Guillory, formerly of Berwick; Roland Bennett, formerly of Morgan City; and Joel Fussell and Chanse Benoit, of Thibodaux.
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Three area natives, Jean’ Guillory, his wife, Mandee Pisani Guillory, and Roland Bennett, are part of the Day Like This band that has been invited to perform for The Extreme Tour.

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