Officials with St. Mary Parish Schools avoided trouble when they decided not to rely on a type of state aid that was subsequently cut. But question marks remain about how much school aid St. Mary can expect from the cash-strapped state government.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: In Class A Pat Pertuit placed first, Al Dodson took second place and Dudley Michel placed third.

Patterson horseshoe tournament winners

Sen. Bret Allain

Area legislators were the guests at a St. Mary Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday in Franklin. Representative Beryl A. Amedee, (Dist. 51) was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in November, 2015 and an “unprecedented” series of legislative sessions awaited.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: In Class A Pat Pertuit placed first, Al Dodson took second place and Dudley Michel placed third.

Sen. Bret Allain

FFD gets replacement unit

On Jan. 23, 2015 the Franklin Fire Department and several other emergency agencies were operating at a hazardous materials incident on US 90 when a semi-tractor trailer vehicle crashed into the rear of the fire departments utility truck. Chief Chuck Bourgeois said it took nearly a year and the threat of a lawsuit to settle with the insurance company. The fire department this week took delivery of the new replacement vehicle, a 2016 Ford Expedition. The new vehicle has an innovative graphics package, enhanced lighting and a low frequency siren. The vehicles replacement was accomplished within the settlement and was completed at no cost to the taxpayers. Below is a photo from the original accident.

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Sports

The National Horseshoe Pitchers Foundation fundraiser was held June 25 at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson. Class A winners included, from left, Pat Pertuit (tournament champion) of Marrero, first; Al Dodson of Morgan City, second; and Dudley Michel of Bayou Vista, third. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association)

Lifestyle

Day Like This has been invited to participate in The Extreme Tour encompassing the Northwest and Southwest tours. The band is comprised of area natives. Members of the band include Mandee Pisani Guillory, formerly of Patterson; Jean’ Guillory, formerly of Berwick; Roland Bennett, formerly of Morgan City; and Joel Fussell and Chanse Benoit, of Thibodaux.
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Three area natives, Jean’ Guillory, his wife, Mandee Pisani Guillory, and Roland Bennett, are part of the Day Like This band that has been invited to perform for The Extreme Tour.

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