Employees of the Month were recognized by members of the St. Mary Parish School Board during their May meeting. They are from left Dominic Ribardi, custodian at Berwick Elementary; Jamie Lancon, librarian at Centerville Elementary; and Brandy Smith, physical education teacher at M.E. Norman Elementary.
Candidates for St. Mary Superintendent of Schools were pared down to five contenders Tuesday. The school board met in a brief special meeting where they agreed to choose five applicants by ballot of those board members present. The board also agreed to vote to break a tie if it occurred.

Blake Hidalgo

Central Catholic had five representatives on the All-District 7-1A baseball first team. The Eagles had a pair of pitchers make the team in sophomores Blake Hidalgo and Gregory Leger. Hidalgo finished the season 3-0, while Leger was 2-1.

Blake Hidalgo

Honoring sacrfice: Sheriff's lieutenant tells of answering the call after 9/11

The East St. Mary Funeral Squad fires a salute during the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Monday at Cypress Park in Morgan City;

Sennet Wiggins remembers vividly the day that his life, his fellow soldiers’ lives and the entire country changed, which led to some of his comrades making the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Feltermans receive top CFA honors

From back left are Rodney A. Grogan, City of Patterson Mayor; Johnny Conrad, 2014 Leaders In Philanthropy Award recipient; R.E. “Bob” Miller, 2012 Leaders In Philanthropy Award recipient; Greg Hamer, SMPF chair and 2011 Leaders In Philanthropy Award recipient; Dr. Donna Tesi, SMPF immediate past chair; Brian Thorguson, SMPF board member; Craig Thomson, SMPF board member; Al Lippman, SMPF board member; Mary Lou Conrad, 2014 Leaders In Philanthropy Award recipient; Frank S. Guarisco, SMPF board member; Kathleen L. Bailey, SMPF board member; Charlotte Mahfouz, SMPF board member; Alice Pecoraro, SMPF board member; Janice C. LeBlanc, SMPF board member; Marshall W. Guidry, SMPF vice-chair; Glenna G. Kramer and Dr. Thomas F. Kramer, 2013 Leaders In Philanthropy Award recipients; Raymond J. Hebert, Community Foundation of Acadiana president and CEO, Fulton C. “Butch” Felterman Jr. and Sylvia Felterman, 2015 Leaders In Philanthropy Award recipients.

The St. Mary Parish Foundation, an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, recently recognized Sylvia and Fulton C. “Butch” Felterman Jr. as St.

Memorial Day gets 'some legs'; first Freedom Fest offers long line of events

The American Legion Riders Post 96 of Morgan City carries American flags as they leave the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium on the 13th annual Freedom Ride.

Memorial Day Weekend in Morgan City had a different atmosphere this year as the inaugural Freedom Fest was held at Lake End Parkway in Morgan City.

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The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate results Wednesday, touting continued improvement by athletes in the classroom overall — even in two sports that have traditionally lagged while

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Christopher Caruso and Kristie Gros
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Kristie Barnes Gros and Christopher Charles Caruso wish to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place June 6.

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