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

Berwick joins Independence Day bash

Rock the Fifth, Berwick’s patriotic celebration, will be held July 5 along the banks of the Atchafalaya River near the Everett S. Berry Memorial Lighthouse Park. Announcing the event were, from left, Louis Ratcliff, Berwick mayor; Jackie Ackel, Berwick mayor pro-tem; Misty Pillaro, event coordinator; Bubba Slaughter, town chief administrative officer; and James Richard, Berwick Police chief.

Berwick is playing a bigger part in Rock the Fifth, the patriotic celebration, this year.
The July 5 celebration will include music from the ‘70s and ‘80s by the band Gone Pecan.

Levee chief: Red River flooding won't have much impact here

Berwick Mayor Louis Ratcliff and Chief Administrative Officer Newell “Bubba” Slaughter check the integrity of the town’s water level gauge in the Atchafalaya River on Tuesday. As of this morning, the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City was at 5.56 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

Though the Atchafalaya River is slightly higher than it usually is this time of year due in part to the Red River’s high levels, the Atchafalaya’s levels would have to rise at least another foot to



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


For needy and senior citizens at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 113 Federal Ave., Morgan City, noon, Saturday, July 2. For info call 985-384-6800.

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