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The Daily ReviewZachary Fitzgerald
Louisiana National Guard members strap down pallets of supplies inside Bethel Pentecostal Fellowship’s warehouse before loading the supplies onto a truck.

A pallet of supplies eventually bound for Puerto Rico is loaded Wednesday onto a heavy equipment mobility truck transport load handling system.

Helping Puerto Rico: St. Mary collects 38 pallets of supplies

PATTERSON — Several large truckloads of supplies left St. Mary Parish on Wednesday, full of items that will go to help the many victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

First-grader Kolton Mason with his pet lizard, Oakley; first-grader Allie Keith and her dog, Cleo; Mahler with his pet, Teddy; and kindergarten student Ellis Cefalu with Sucee.

Pre-K4 student Ava Clements was covered in kittens.

Blessing the pets at Holy Cross

Holy Cross Elementary School held a Blessing of the Pets following Mass on the Feast of St. Francis, patron saint of animals. The Rev.

Officials expect construction to begin in 2019 on the $80 million Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project and take 1 ½ years to construct. This rendering of the proposed structure shows the 400-foot floodgate in a closed position on Bayou Chene in Amelia. (Submitted)

Levee district expects progress on Bayou Chene project after ruling

A state court of appeal ruling last month in favor of the St. Mary Levee District has district officials optimistic about making progress on the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project.

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