Pastor Crystal Bell Carr, at left in top photo, speaks to the audience in attendance at the Stop the Violence! unity rally held Thursday at Broussard-Harris Recreation Center in Franklin. Carr was urging audience members to embrace their neighbors and Franklin Mayor Pro-Tempore Lester Levine and a citizen, right, were eager to oblige.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful was formed in the year 2000 as a nonprofit organization to assist the state in reducing litter. Under the auspices of Keep America Beautiful, KLB took on the mission to “promote personal, corporate and community responsibility for a clean and beautiful Louisiana.”

Six members of the Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association will be attending the National Horseshoe Pitching Association World Horseshoe Pitching Championships in Montgomery, Alabama. Competition begins Monday and concludes Aug. 6. Area participants include Tim Gilmore, Linda Dodson, Ryan Fryou, Randy Giroir, Dwain Arceneaux and Al Dodson. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association)

Several members of the Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association will be attending the NHPA World Horseshoe Pitching Championships, which begins Monday and concludes Aug. 6 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Pastor Crystal Bell Carr, at left in top photo, speaks to the audience in attendance at the Stop the Violence! unity rally held Thursday at Broussard-Harris Recreation Center in Franklin. Carr was urging audience members to embrace their neighbors and Franklin Mayor Pro-Tempore Lester Levine and a citizen, right, were eager to oblige.

Six members of the Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association will be attending the National Horseshoe Pitching Association World Horseshoe Pitching Championships in Montgomery, Alabama. Competition begins Monday and concludes Aug. 6. Area participants include Tim Gilmore, Linda Dodson, Ryan Fryou, Randy Giroir, Dwain Arceneaux and Al Dodson. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association)

Sugarcane Field Day

Participants in the 2016 St. Mary, Iberia and Vermilion Sugarcane Field Day traveled Friday to one of the prepared stops at the Iberia Research Station in Jeanerette. Presenters gave speeches about sugarcane seed strains. The event also featured information on new technology and science behind the ever-changing sugarcane industry. LSU AgCenter scientists at the Iberia Research Station also conducts research on cattle and row crops. Scientists also study energy cane, a variety of sugarcane developed to produce biomass that can be turned into fuel for the emerging biofuel market. The 1,137-acre station in Iberia Parish has 900 acres of summer perennial pasture and hay meadows, a 200-head feedlot, and 150 acres devoted to research with agronomic crops. The cattle research includes studies of crossbreeding cattle to evaluate the suitability of tropically adapted breeds to Louisiana, resistance to internal parasites and efficient use of nutrients. Scientists conduct studies on forage-fed beef, which is becoming more popular. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

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Six members of the Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association will be attending the National Horseshoe Pitching Association World Horseshoe Pitching Championships in Montgomery, Alabama. Competition begins Monday and concludes Aug. 6. Area participants include Tim Gilmore, Linda Dodson, Ryan Fryou, Randy Giroir, Dwain Arceneaux and Al Dodson. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association)

Several members of the Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association will be attending the NHPA World Horseshoe Pitching Championships, which begins Monday and concludes Aug. 6 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Lifestyle

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wiggins
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Kayla Renee’ Derouen and Peter Thomas Wiggins were married during a 6 p.m. double-ring ceremony May 14 at The Crossing Place Church in Bayou Vista. The Rev. Den Hussey officiated.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Assumption for Anna Mae DeMahy Burleigh.

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