Sheriff Mark Hebert recently accepted a $1,500 donation given to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office by SM Energy of Morgan City. The donation was presented by Shane Wiggins who, on the company’s behalf, expressed appreciation for the services the Sheriff’s Office provides.
America’s love for fairytales has been reignited over the years thanks in part to television interpretations and the acclaimed film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods.

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.

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)

National Guard, local agencies meet threat of flooding head-on

St. Mary Parish Levee District Operations Manager Mike Brocato, at top, walks along a section of flood control barriers erected by members of the National Guard. The barrier is intended to prevent flooding from upriver that is expected to impact the area in coming weeks. Work also continues on the Bayou Chene flood control structure that includes driving 70-foot-long planks of metal into the canal’s bottom to block water from entering the area.

By COLIN MURPHEY

Officials look to spring as winter flood prep finishes

St. Mary Levee District Operations Manager Michael Brocato Jr., center, speaks Thursday with National Guard Maj. Jim Williams, left, and Maj. Lance Hargrave on Avoca Island. The National Guard was finishing building almost 3 miles of levees using HESCO baskets filled with sand that will help protect the area from flooding. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

As work nears completion on projects to protect the area from the winter high water, St. Mary Parish officials already have their eyes on what the spring may hold.

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Sports

Tryouts for sophomore, junior and senior members on the 2016 Morgan City High School volleyball team will be held May 9-11.

Lifestyle

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Bayou Vista Garden Club President Donna Bucci, left, recently attended the 55th annual Convention of the Deep South Region of the National Garden Clubs in Tunica, Mississippi.

Obituaries

May 20, 1950-April 26, 2016
John William Melancon, 65, a resident of Geismar, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

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