Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner, right, has been invited to participate in
Down Under Sports Tournaments track and field event July 5-13 in Brisbane Austrailia. Turner will run in the 200-meter dash. Above, Turner prepares to hand off to teammate Haley Harris during a relay this past season. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner will participate in the 15th Annual Down Under Track and Field Meet in Australia in July. Turner said she was selected to represent Louisiana in the 200-meter dash at the event, which will be held in Brisbane, Australia. Her trip will be July 5-13.

The American Legion Riders Post 96 of Morgan City carries American flags as they leave the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium on the 13th annual Freedom Ride.

Memorial Day Weekend in Morgan City had a different atmosphere this year as the inaugural Freedom Fest was held at Lake End Parkway in Morgan City. The event, put on by the American Legion Riders Post 96 in Morgan City, featured a car show, bike show, live music, food and guest speakers, among other things.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department deputies escorted American Legion Riders and guests to veteran memorials across the parish Sunday where they placed wreaths. This one is at the St. Mary Parish Peace Memorial in Franklin.

Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner, right, has been invited to participate in
Down Under Sports Tournaments track and field event July 5-13 in Brisbane Austrailia. Turner will run in the 200-meter dash. Above, Turner prepares to hand off to teammate Haley Harris during a relay this past season. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

The American Legion Riders Post 96 of Morgan City carries American flags as they leave the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium on the 13th annual Freedom Ride.

New radio operators

As a result of the test session hosted by the Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service (BEARS), three individuals have passed tests and become ham radio operators. They are, from left, Brock Hollier, Tessa Steitzinger and Anthony Hollier. The FCC will be issuing their respective ham radio call letters, which will enable them to legally get on the air for the first time. BEARS is available to help anyone who wishes to study for a ham radio license or who would like to take a test for any of the licenses available in the amateur service bands.
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As a result of the test session hosted by the Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service (BEARS), three individuals have passed tests and become ham radio operators.

Literacy champion

Lenny Armato, St. Mary Parish special education supervisor, was recently honored as “Champion of Literacy” by Scientific Learning Corporation. From left, Geb Bull, Scientific Learning Corporation; Armato; and Donald Aguillard, superintendent of St. Mary Parish schools.
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Lenny Armato, St. Mary Parish special education supervisor, was recently honored as “Champion of Literacy” by Scientific Learning Corporation.

Tour du Teche launched today

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V started today at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The event ends Sunday in Berwick. The three segments add up to 135 miles.
Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche

Paddlers, their coureurs de bois, and traveling cheering squads are coming to the Teche Country this weekend from Texas, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, California, Wisconsin and Maryland as well as all

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Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner, right, has been invited to participate in
Down Under Sports Tournaments track and field event July 5-13 in Brisbane Austrailia. Turner will run in the 200-meter dash. Above, Turner prepares to hand off to teammate Haley Harris during a relay this past season. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner will participate in the 15th Annual Down Under Track and Field Meet in Australia in July.

Lifestyle

Bayou Vista Garden Club installed officers for 2015-17 during its May meeting. They are, from left, President Donna Bucci, Vice President Gloria Roy, Recording Secretary Jo Ann Ryan, Treasurer Janice Verret, Corresponding Secretary Annita Blanco, Historian Donna Richard and Chaplain Ann Breaux. Verdie Laws was installed as parliamentarian. The club will be on hiatus during the summer and meet again on Sept. 14.
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Bayou Vista Garden Club’s May meeting was highlighted by the presentation of awards and installation of officers.

Obituaries

Mary Ann Lay, a resident of Patterson, Louisiana, passed away in Houston May 5, 2015, at the age of 74.
Arrangements are pending.

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