Dr. Steven McPherson has been granted a 30-day extension through April on his contract with Franklin Foundation Hospital but Dr. Donna Tesi will be in a 90-day transition period beginning Wednesday.
The Broussard-Harris Committee hosted its 11th Annual Black Achievement Award Banquet Saturday, March 14 at Broussard-Harris Recreation Center. Among the 18 honorees were Thelma Phillips, above with family, and Shirley Boykins, below with family. The theme of the evening was “Dream with a Vision, Live with a Purpose.”
A locked gate may be placed toward the end of Cotten Road to prevent trash dumping and other illegal activities that may be taking place in a wooded area between the roadway and the Intracoastal Canal.

CFA drawing

A.J. and Sondra Dohmann are the winners of St. Mary Parish Community Founda-tion’s raffle of a seven-night trip to Rome and Florence, Italy, or a Royal Caribbean Cruise vacation in a VIP suite.

Arrests reports

Benjamin Landry

A 32-year-old Pierre Part man was charged Monday with home invasion after being accused of breaking into a Bayou Vista residence Saturday, kidnapping his 4-year-old son, committing a battery on a w

Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon ticket deadline is Friday

Johnny and Mary Lou Conrad will be recognized at the Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon in Lafayette on Nov. 14.
(Submitted Photo)

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s fourth-annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Cajundome Convention Center in Lafayette.

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Sports

CENTERVILLE _ Centerville pitcher Christian Arias fanned 12 batters, leading the Centerville Bulldogs to a 21-1 victory over the Grand Isle Trojans Tuesday at the Centerville Baseball Field.

Lifestyle

St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin presented keys to the parish during the St. Mary AARP March meeting. Sidney Boudreaux was honored for his 100th birthday, and St. Mary AARP Mardi Gras King and Queen Laurie Vining and Rebecca Vining were recognized. From left are Genevive and Sidney Boudreaux, St. Mary Parish Councilman Sterling Fryou, Rebecca Vining and Naquin. Laurie Vining was unable to attend.
--Mark Leonard Photos

St. Mary AARP held its monthly meeting March 2 at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center in Morgan City, home of St. Mary AARP.

Obituaries

Diane Cleo Roberson-Williams, 55, a native and a resident of Franklin, died Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:20 p.m., at Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia.

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