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.

Eight get scholarships at banquet

St. Mary Chamber of Commerce honors high school graduate scholarship and humanitarian award winners during its annual education and appreciation banquet at the Civic Center near Patterson. Recipients are, front row from left, McKaila Darden, Centerville High; Aisha Ortiz, Franklin High; Emma Thomas, Central Catholic; and Aaliya Stewart, Patterson High. Back row from left, Myria Ashani Druilhet, West St. Mary High; Ayana Allen, Morgan City High; Gabrielle Adams, Berwick High; Dominique Montecino, Hanson High; and Lo’Raisha Jones, Franklin High. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

PATTERSON — The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce awarded scholarships to eight high school graduates at its annual education and appreciation banquet.

Parish NAACP looks into jail complaints

The St. Mary Parish branch of the NAACP is looking into a few complaints that inmates didn't receive adequate medical care while incarcerated in the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville. (The Daily Review file photo)

The St. Mary Parish branch of the NAACP is investigating allegations that several inmates in the parish jail didn’t receive proper medical care while incarcerated.

American Legion Post 63 new officers

New officers of American Legion Post 63 were sworn in Wednesday at a ceremony held in Centerville. At top from left are new Post Commander Darren Charpentier; Dave Luke, second vice-commander; Richard Bianchi, adjutant; Clifford Broussard, chaplain; Malvin Mire, sargent at arms; Greg Cardenaz, service officer; Charles Luke, financial officer/treasurer; sitting are Samuel Yoshida, first vice-commander; and Howard Winston, historian/photographer. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

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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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