The St. Mary Council on Aging and a group of senior citizens recently made a trip to Pennsylvania. The group went shopping and exploring on their own to such landmarks as Independence Hall, Betsy Ross’ House, the mint, the Federal Reserve, the Holocaust Memorial, Logan Circle, Penn’s Landing and “The Rocky Steps” where this picture was taken.

TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class. (Photo by Ken Grissom)

Breaux Bridge – Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year’s race. The TDT Board of Directors has approved changes for Tour du Teche VI that include bonuses to the first boats powered solely by women to finish in each of four “pro” racing classes.
Judicial candidates Anthony Thibodeaux and Dean Wattigny have spent a combined $150,906 ahead of the Nov. 4 election, according to campaign finance reports. They are running for the Division A seat on the 16th Judicial District Court, which is being vacated by retiring judge Gerard B. Wattigny, the candidate’s brother.

TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class. (Photo by Ken Grissom)

Flipped 18-wheeler on U.S. 90 blocks traffic 6 hours

A tractor-trailer loaded with hay flipped on its side on the westbound lane of U.S. 90 east of the Hollywood Truck Plaza Sunday morning. The wreck blocked traffic for about six hours, Berwick Police Chief James Richard said.
(Submitted Photo Courtesy of Berwick Police Chief James Richard )

An 18-wheeler carrying 600 bales of hay flipped on its side on U.S.

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival on target for Labor Day Weekend

Hailee Thomas, of Morgan City, was crowned Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival queen and Michael Patterson, of Berwick, was named king during the festival’s coronation court on Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Patterson is president and CEO of Central Boat Rentals. He graduated from Nicholls State University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a board member and past chairman of the Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute and St. Mary Golf and Country Club, and a board member of the Lakewood Hospital Foundation and the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. He and his wife, Erin, have two children. Thomas, 19-year-old daughter of Seth and Mary Thomas, of Morgan City, is a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Morgan City. She attends the University of Louisiana at Lafayette majoring in interior design. They will reign over the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival to be held Thursday through Monday in downtown Morgan City.
)Skeet’s Photo Service)

Louisiana’s oldest chartered harvest festival is scheduled to celebrate 79 years of tradition and family fun this upcoming Labor Day Weekend, Thursday to Monday.

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Joey Trahan and Christina Blanchard
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Mark and Jennifer Blanchard, of Morgan City, wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Christina Marie Blanchard, to Joey Albert Trahan, son of Linda Trahan, of Ho

Obituaries

Lloyd Harold Pitts, 96, of Franklin passed away at his home Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

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