Darlene Morris was checking out a customer on Thursday at Klutts Jewelers in Morgan City. Sales tax receipts across the parish were down in February.

February’s St. Mary Parish sales tax revenues plunged by 15.7 percent compared with February 2014, but more than half of that drop was due to two large refunds given to taxpayers, said Parish Sales and Use Tax Director Jeffery LaGrange.

Leaders Against Litter met at Drinkwater Products in Garden City recently in advance of the March 13 initiative. From back left are Jon Eeinigenburgh, Didi Battle, Craig Brentlinger, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Baldwin Mayor Donna Lanceslin.

Leaders throughout St. Mary Parish are joining Keep St. Mary Beautiful to participate in the second annual “Leaders Against Litter” event March 13. Keep St. Mary Beautiful is one of 23 Keep Louisiana Beautiful affiliate communities across the state selected to host this statewide “litter-thon.”

The Bald Eagle is a Louisiana success story. The Atchafalaya Basin is the epicenter of the raptors’ recovery. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Long after the last taillight from a visitor’s car that attended the 10th Annual Eagle Expo last weekend faded down the highway, it occurred to me we’ll still be here. By that, I mean every one of us has a responsibility to take care of the little piece of eagle heaven that surrounds Berwick Bay.

Darlene Morris was checking out a customer on Thursday at Klutts Jewelers in Morgan City. Sales tax receipts across the parish were down in February.

Leaders Against Litter met at Drinkwater Products in Garden City recently in advance of the March 13 initiative. From back left are Jon Eeinigenburgh, Didi Battle, Craig Brentlinger, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Baldwin Mayor Donna Lanceslin.

The Bald Eagle is a Louisiana success story. The Atchafalaya Basin is the epicenter of the raptors’ recovery. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

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.

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Obituaries

July 14, 1951 — March 5, 2015
Dannie Joseph Goulas, 63, a resident of Bayou Vista, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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