During the past few weeks, alligators have started showing up at area businesses and homes, which law enforcement officials say is due to high water and warming temperatures.
Wire and staff St. Mary Parish Superintendent Donald Aguillard is one of three finalists who have applied for the Lafayette superintendent’s post. And the St. Mary School Board wants to be ready in case it must choose Aguillard’s successor.
Cajun Classique, a five-day wooden boat cruise down Bayou Teche, began in Breaux Bridge and finished up at Oaklawn Manor in Franklin last weekend. This is the second cruise to Franklin and was intended to end at the Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show but the show was canceled due to the weather.

Teche paddling trail

Connie Castille, executive director of the TECHE Project, presented plaques to Baldwin Mayor Donna Lanceslin, above, and Franklin Mayor Raymond Harris, below, commemorating the designation of Bayou

One Acadiana holds inaugural banquet

David Callecod of Lafayette General Hospitial is the CEO Advisory to the Council of One Acadian. He speaks to the nearly 1,000 people who attended last week's banquet.

One Acadiana recently brought together nearly 700 business and community leaders from across the nine-parish region at its inaugural Regional Celebration.

St. Mary hires more, but jobless rate rises

City workers are replacing the roadway and drainage culverts along Onstead Street in Morgan City. Work began Monday and is expected to be complete in about three weeks, Morgan City Public Works Director Mike Loupe said.

Louisiana’s job market sputtered in January as the state recorded the third-highest unemployment rate among the states.



Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram connects on a pitch during last week’s
regular season finale against Ellender. Ingram and the rest of the Lady Tigers will
begin the Class 4A playoffs today in a 6 p.m. contest. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

For the Morgan City High School softball program, the first-round of the Class 4A playoffs has been a nightmare.


Sandra Marshall presented a program for the Patterson Garden Club at their monthly meeting titled “Chrysanthemums for Everyone.” She enlightened the group on the history of the plant and bloom descriptions.
--Submitted photos

Patterson Garden Club held its monthly meeting on April 7 at the home of Iris Roy. Hostesses were Ginger Griffin and Rosa Butler.

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