Dr. Steven McPherson has been granted a 30-day extension through April on his contract with Franklin Foundation Hospital but Dr. Donna Tesi will be in a 90-day transition period beginning Wednesday.
The Broussard-Harris Committee hosted its 11th Annual Black Achievement Award Banquet Saturday, March 14 at Broussard-Harris Recreation Center. Among the 18 honorees were Thelma Phillips, above with family, and Shirley Boykins, below with family. The theme of the evening was “Dream with a Vision, Live with a Purpose.”
A locked gate may be placed toward the end of Cotten Road to prevent trash dumping and other illegal activities that may be taking place in a wooded area between the roadway and the Intracoastal Canal.

Parish Fair awards

Kolby Presley, above, received St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show honors in La. Bred Commercial Gilt swine. Below, Hunter Champagne was awarded Champion AOB and La.

Tour du Teche announces new spring races on bayou

Members of the Chitimacha Nation steady a paddler in Tour du Teche, the 135-mile ultra-marathon down the entire length of Bayou Teche. The tribe hosts a deluxe checkpoint on its reservation near Charenton every year, cooking hot dogs and padding the concrete ramp with discarded carpet from Cypress Bayou Casino. Now the Nation is the finish line for a 20-mile race starting in New Iberia on April 18. (Gini McKain/Tour du Teche photo)

Tour du Teche Inc., will hold two one-day races for kayaks, canoes, pirogues and stand-up paddleboards this spring, one in April and one in May.

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Sports

The Morgan City High School girls bowling team will begin Bi Regional play Monday at Holiday Lanes in Bossier City. Morgan City is 12-1 this season. The team consists of, front row from left, Rylee Sartwell, Meghan Amador, Ali Tregle and Caroline Owens. On the back row, from left, are Alyssa Rich, Hannah Pipes, Laura Nolazco and Cayce Keton. Not pictured is Marissa Davis. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Morgan City High School girls’ bowling team and the Berwick High School boys’ bowling team both will continue their postseasons Monday as they compete in the Bi Regional round of the state bowl

Lifestyle

St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin presented keys to the parish during the St. Mary AARP March meeting. Sidney Boudreaux was honored for his 100th birthday, and St. Mary AARP Mardi Gras King and Queen Laurie Vining and Rebecca Vining were recognized. From left are Genevive and Sidney Boudreaux, St. Mary Parish Councilman Sterling Fryou, Rebecca Vining and Naquin. Laurie Vining was unable to attend.
--Mark Leonard Photos

St. Mary AARP held its monthly meeting March 2 at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center in Morgan City, home of St. Mary AARP.

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