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

Armato talks business to business group

St. Mary Parish Schools Superintendent Leonard Armato speaks during Monday's St. Mary Industrial Group meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Being a superintendent these days is about more than just education, St. Mary public schools superintendent Leonard Armato said Monday at a meeting of the St. Mary Industrial Group.

Police: Communication vital for drug, Internet safety

Berwick Police Officer J.P. Henry shows examples of drug paraphernalia being used in St. Mary Parish to attendees of a community meeting held Monday at the Berwick Civic Complex. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Parish law enforcement officials stressed the importance Monday of parents and teachers having open and honest conversations with young people in order to stop the drug use and cyberbullying that a

Visitors flock to Lighthouse festival

V.J. Bella, a former Berwick fire chief, state fire marshal and state representative, rides in on the “Betty G” fire truck during Saturday’s History of Berwick Program under the U.S. 90 bridge. Driving the truck is Berwick volunteer firefighter Glen Rebardi.

The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald

BERWICK — Crowds flocked to the first two-day Lighthouse Festival held in conjunction with the Tour du Teche race finish in an event that consisted of a program on Berwick’s history, lots of food a

Eleven finish 410-mile kayak race

Members of the first team to finish the Tour du Teche and 410 de Louisiane congratulate one another Sunday at the finish in Berwick. The team of Wendell Smith, Bobby Smart, Chris Champion, Phil Bowman and Heather Harrison set a course record for the Tour du Teche finishing the 135-mile race in 19 hours, seven minutes.
and 34 seconds.
(The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

BERWICK — Four individuals and two teams completed a grueling addition to the annual Tour du Teche kayak and canoe race that finished Sunday in Berwick.



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)


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.
--Submitted Photo

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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