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.

Patterson native attends canonization of popes

Patterson native Father Michael Russo was ordained by then-Pope John Paul II, who is photographed laying hands on the young priest. Russo now serves in Lafayette as pastor of the Lady of Fatima Church. He attended the canonization Mass of John Paul II in Rome on April 27 and will celebrate his jubilee May 24.
(Submitted Photo)

Twenty-five years after the Rev. Michael Russo, a Patterson native, became a priest he returned to Rome to participate in the canonization of the pope who ordained him.

Emergency center to be self-sustainable, Category 5 hurricane resistant

The Port of Morgan City’s government emergency and operations center will be located on La. 182 adjacent to the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. The front is the top illustration and at bottom is a side view.
(Submitted courtesy of Carl Blum)

The Port of Morgan City’s new $9.3 million government operations and emergency center will be able to sustain itself for about a week without external power and withstand a Category 5 hurricane, Ar

School observes La. week

Berwick Elementary hosted Louisiana Week April 28 to May 2. Scott Green, back, one of the owners of D.a.T. Sauce, a family owned and operated company of Morgan City, explained to the students how the special Cajun sauce was created, cooked, bottled, marketed and distributed. Their marketing slogan is, “There is a little bit of HOT with a whole lot of Flavor!” Each student received a bottle of D.a.T Sauce. Front, from left, are Abigail Glynn, Emily Cradeur and Gabriella Driskill.
(Submitted Photo)

Berwick Elementary hosted Louisiana Week April 28 to May 2.

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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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