The Morgan City High School Tennis team concluded its season Monday at the Division II state tennis tournament
in Monroe. Team members competing included, from left, Niki Ring, Harleigh Price, Krystina Pitre and Bailee Hoggatt. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Kelly Jo Aucoin)

Morgan City High School had four members of its tennis team in action at the Division II state meet including a singles’ competitor who advanced to the quarterfinals.
BERWICK — East St. Mary Parish firefighters worked tirelessly Wednesday to extinguish a massive fire Wednesday at a three-story home on the 2800 block of Third Street in Berwick. Berwick, Morgan City, Amelia, Bayou Vista and Patterson firefighters fought a fire believed to be started by an act of Mother Nature — lightning.

Ms. CAA Ka’Lynn K. Hurst and Mr. CAA Mark Dixon

Friday was a night of celebration during the St. Mary-Vermilion Community Action Agency’s 49th Annual Committee Meeting, as the agency highlighted accomplishments and honored Head Start parents and volunteers.

The Morgan City High School Tennis team concluded its season Monday at the Division II state tennis tournament
in Monroe. Team members competing included, from left, Niki Ring, Harleigh Price, Krystina Pitre and Bailee Hoggatt. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Kelly Jo Aucoin)

Ms. CAA Ka’Lynn K. Hurst and Mr. CAA Mark Dixon

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Chamber recognizes St. Mary Outreach for 30 years of service

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner accepts a plaque from St. Mary Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bob Harrison recognizing St. Mary Outreach for 30 years in service. The award was presented during the Chamber’s legislative breakfast today.

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner accepts a plaque from St. Mary Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bob Harrison recognizing St. Mary Outreach for 30 years in service.

Legislators: Most of budget gap closed, but still disappointed

State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, speaks this morning at the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce’s legislative breakfast. Next to Allain are Rep. Beryl Amedee, R-Gray, and Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin. The Legislature finished its three-week special budget session Wednesday filling all but $32 million of the 2015-16 budget shortfall. The state still has about an $800 million projected shortfall for the 2016-17 fiscal year, Allain said. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Area legislators left the state’s special legislative session Wednesday frustrated despite the Legislature closing all but roughly $30 million of the state’s budget gap for the next four months, se

South Louisiana crop dusters gather in Jennings for clinic

Brent Broussard, above left, a pesticide inspector with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, monitors the speed of a helicopter during an agriculture aviation fly-in clinic Wednesday at the Jennings Airport. Mike Satterfield of Cane Helicopter Services in Franklin was piloting the helicopter. For wet testing, above right, small pieces of paper were mounted on rods in a pattern on the ground. Pilots then flew over the spread, spraying water with red dye over the arrangement.

When most people think crop dusting, yellow airplanes buzzing low over rice fields come to mind, but those aren’t the only craft used for taking care of agriculture crops.

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The Morgan City High School Tennis team concluded its season Monday at the Division II state tennis tournament
in Monroe. Team members competing included, from left, Niki Ring, Harleigh Price, Krystina Pitre and Bailee Hoggatt. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Kelly Jo Aucoin)

Morgan City High School had four members of its tennis team in action at the Division II state meet including a singles’ competitor who advanced to the quarterfinals.

Lifestyle

Karen T. Spinella, left, and Diane T. Martin are the featured Artists of the Month for May at the Artists Guild Unlimited Everett Street Gallery at 201 Everett St. in Morgan City. A reception honoring them will be held Tuesday. The show will open Wednesday and will run through May 28. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
--Submitted photo

On Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., the Artists Guild Unlimited Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City will host an “Artists of the Month” reception, showcasing Diane T. Martin and Karen T.

Obituaries

Morris Lee Givens, 68, a resident and native of Gibson, Louisiana, and a former resident of Patterson, Louisiana, passed away at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at his Gibson residence

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