A boil water advisory has been issued for St. Mary Parish Waterworks Dist. 5. The district encompasses the area from Red Cypress Road in Patterson to the east side of Franklin including Calumet, Verdunville, Centerville and Garden City.

Stephanie Atkins-Guidry

Franklin Foundation Hospital is currently under new management after Stephanie Atkins-Guidry accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the facility after a months-long process to replace interim CEO Craig Cudworth.
St. Mary Levee District commissioners will submit a formal request for the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project’s inclusion in the state’s coastal master plan, weeks after the project was left out of a draft version of the plan.

Readers of the Month

Jakeelah Steele and Alyssa Robin were recognized as M.E. Norman Elementary School's Readers of the Month for October. They're pictured with Earl Johnson, left, and Herman Hartman, mentors and volunteer reading listeners. (Submitted photo)

Sheriff investigating missing boat

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office marine division is searching for a boat stolen Saturday from Banana Pass in Sweet Bay Lake south of Berwick. The boat is described as a “dead grass green” 19-foot long V-shaped homemade aluminum boat with a welded on 17-gallon gas tank. (Submitted)

Authorities are investigating a Saturday boat theft that occurred south of Berwick, according to a news release.;

Giving for Thanksgiving: Churches invite community to a meal

Pharr Chapel and Walmsley United Methodist churches in Morgan City hosted their annual Thanksgiving dinner Saturday at Pharr Chapel. Sheryl Mashburn, center, of Pharr Chapel, brings Thanksgiving meals to, seated from left, Georgia Carbin, Mary White and Earline Delaune.

For about the past decade, a local United Methodist community has provided a free Thanksgiving meal for area residents.

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Sports

With the start of the spring semester Wednesday, the defending Sun Belt Champion Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team resumed preparations for the 2017 season with spring practice at M.L.

Lifestyle

½ cup ketchup

2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar

1 lb. lean ground beef

½ lb. ground pork

½ cup baking mix

¼ tsp. pepper

¼ cup onion, finely chopped

Obituaries

Amos Leonard, 73, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Teche Regional Medical Center.

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