Teche Theater for the Performing Arts presents “A Raisin in the Sun” this month.
Central Catholic opened its season at the Tri-City Baseball Classic with a 9-3 win against H.L. Bourgeois Thursday in Amelia. The game was one of three moved Thursday to Amelia due to rain in the area on Wednesday. The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth when H.L. Bourgeois plated a run.
With a confidentiality agreement in place, there was no word on the progress of mediation from Hospital Service District 1 board members Thursday during their monthly meeting. However, St. Mary Parish Councilman David Hanagriff commented on the effort to renew contracts with Drs. Steven McPherson and Donna Tesi.

Public will get a say in hiring of new housing director

Morgan City Housing Authority Interim Director Clarence Robinson speaks during Thursday’s board meeting.
Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald

The Morgan City Housing Authority board plans to hold an open discussion at its March 26 meeting about the selection of a new executive director, which the authority has been without since June 201

Roaming boat gets secure home

The catamaran that has been drifting around Berwick Bay for nearly two weeks is towed to a secure spot by a Smith Maritime vessel Wednesday. The boat was placed on a sand bar.

The fiberglass catamaran that had been floating around Berwick Bay in the Atchafalaya River appears to have found a secure resting place.

Parish Fair awards

Kolby Presley, above, received St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show honors in La. Bred Commercial Gilt swine. Below, Hunter Champagne was awarded Champion AOB and La.

Tour du Teche announces new spring races on bayou

Members of the Chitimacha Nation steady a paddler in Tour du Teche, the 135-mile ultra-marathon down the entire length of Bayou Teche. The tribe hosts a deluxe checkpoint on its reservation near Charenton every year, cooking hot dogs and padding the concrete ramp with discarded carpet from Cypress Bayou Casino. Now the Nation is the finish line for a 20-mile race starting in New Iberia on April 18. (Gini McKain/Tour du Teche photo)

Tour du Teche Inc., will hold two one-day races for kayaks, canoes, pirogues and stand-up paddleboards this spring, one in April and one in May.



Centerville pitcher Ashton Landry turned in another masterful performance, leading the CHS Lady Bulldogs to a 10-8 victory over Christian Life eight innings here Saturday.


--Mark Leonard photo

St. Mary AARP Mardi Gras King and Queen XXVII Laurie Vining Sr. and Rebecca Vining were presented during the St. Mary AARP Jan. 24 dance.


Natalie C. Verdun, 75, a native and resident of Franklin “Bakertown,” La., died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Dauterive Medical Center in New Iberia, at 6:34 a.m.

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