St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner accepts a plaque from St. Mary Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bob Harrison recognizing St. Mary Outreach for 30 years in service.
State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, speaks this morning at the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce’s legislative breakfast. Next to Allain are Rep. Beryl Amedee, R-Gray, and Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin. The Legislature finished its three-week special budget session Wednesday filling all but $32 million of the 2015-16 budget shortfall. The state still has about an $800 million projected shortfall for the 2016-17 fiscal year, Allain said. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
Area legislators left the state’s special legislative session Wednesday frustrated despite the Legislature closing all but roughly $30 million of the state’s budget gap for the next four months, se
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the Narcotics Division made the following arrests:
Brent Broussard, above left, a pesticide inspector with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, monitors the speed of a helicopter during an agriculture aviation fly-in clinic Wednesday at the Jennings Airport. Mike Satterfield of Cane Helicopter Services in Franklin was piloting the helicopter. For wet testing, above right, small pieces of paper were mounted on rods in a pattern on the ground. Pilots then flew over the spread, spraying water with red dye over the arrangement.
When most people think crop dusting, yellow airplanes buzzing low over rice fields come to mind, but those aren’t the only craft used for taking care of agriculture crops.
Boats travelling in the West St.
In spite of the financial crisis the state is undergoing, for 47 years the St. Mary Council on Aging continues to figure out ways to take care of the seniors in this parish, St.