St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year Brooke Quick discusses multiplication word problems with third-graders Danny Landry and Brianna Castrejor at Bayou Vista Elementary. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Empathy is the driving force that propels St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year Brooke Quick to succeed. Quick spent her childhood years in the Gibson area but attended schools in Berwick. Her family later decided to move to Berwick when she was 12 to shorten the commute. She is a graduate of Berwick High.

Sassafras, the canine guest of honor

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will hold its Blessing of the Animals Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Trowbridge House, 808 First St. The Blessing is an out-door worship service celebrating the animals with whom people share their lives. All pets must be on leash. Persons who do not have pets are invited to attend, too.

In the upcoming production “November", at bottom from left, Todd Buteaux playing “The Turkey Guy”; Allison Jones playing speechwriter “Bernstein”, Ed “Tiger” Verdin as President Charles Smith; Ricky Pellerin as Presidential Advisor “Archer” and Mr. Melvin Coleman as “Chief Dwight Grackle” of the Micmac Nation.

By COLIN MURPHEY Organizers with the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts and leaders in the thespian community within St. Mary Parish want the public to know the theatrical arts are alive and well in the region.

St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year Brooke Quick discusses multiplication word problems with third-graders Danny Landry and Brianna Castrejor at Bayou Vista Elementary. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Sassafras, the canine guest of honor

In the upcoming production “November", at bottom from left, Todd Buteaux playing “The Turkey Guy”; Allison Jones playing speechwriter “Bernstein”, Ed “Tiger” Verdin as President Charles Smith; Ricky Pellerin as Presidential Advisor “Archer” and Mr. Melvin Coleman as “Chief Dwight Grackle” of the Micmac Nation.

COC scholarship support

Every year, the 16th Judicial District Attorney and his staff help the St. Mary Chamber raise funds for the Charlie Roe Scholarship Fund. Businesses across the parish donate items for auction that will benefit graduating students that have chosen to further their education. This year the chamber asked the students to “Pay it forward” by donating an item that they made to help fund a scholarship for next year. The art class at Hanson Memorial High School donated a hand painted stool. From left are Iris Sharpe, office manager at the Franklin Chamber Office; Donna F. Meyer, chamber president; Jacqueline Switzer and Shaye Polito, both juniors and art 1 students at Hanson Memorial High School; and Eugina Price, chamber finance director.

June Franklin cleanup crew

The City of Franklin, represented by Jeremy Smith, Jerome Roche Jr. and Arlana Shields, was the June sponsor of the Franklin cleanup. They were joined in the effort by Rita Champagne, Laura Finan, Ella Hamilton, Didi Battle, Marguerite Robinson, Raymond Hebert, Diana Alexander, A.D. Alexander, Kyron Wingate, Ahmaad Alexander and Leila Prevost. The crew cleaned up on Teche Drive, Martin Luther King Boulevard, around the Teche Theater and the courthouse rear area. Franklin Foundation supplied gloves, trash bags and grabbers, while Argus Spa supplied water.

(Updated) Police: Shooting victim’s condition improves

Prince Hall Lodge near the intersection of Sixth and Utah streets is pictured Monday morning. Police believe an altercation broke out there Friday night before continuing outside, where they believe four people were shot. Three of the victims have been released from hospitals, while a fourth victim was in critical but stable condition Monday. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A woman, who was one of four people shot Friday in Berwick, was moved from an intensive care unit to a regular room Monday at Teche Regional Medical Center after her condition greatly improved, Pol

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Sports

Pictured above are the West St. Mary sophomore football players. West St. Mary will play host to the Jeanerette Tigers Friday at 7 p.m. in a District 5-2A matchup for Homecoming. At centert are the Franklin High School Hornets sophomore players. Franklin will host the E. D. White Cardinals on Friday at J. C. Dry Stadium in District 8-3A action. Below are the Hanson Memorial Tigers sophomore players. Hanson Memorial will play host to the Vermilion Catholic Eagles on Friday in District 7-1A action at McCloskey Field.

Lifestyle

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St. Mary AARP sponsored a residents birthday party at Morgan City Health Care Center recently.

Obituaries

Wayne John Guillotte, 73, a native and resident of Morgan City, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Patterson Healthcare Center in Patterson due to congestive lung disorder.

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