Winning pitcher Megan Landry, center, of the Central Catholic High School Lady Eagles shows her excitement Saturday evening after striking out the last batter to clinch the Class 1A state championship. The Lady Eagles defeated defending state champs Cedar Creek 6-4 at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Sulphur. They defeated Ascension Catholic on Friday and Catholic High-Pointe Coupee earlier Saturday, both close games ended with a score of 1-0. Landry had complete games in each of the contests. Celebrating with Landry is third baseman Kaitlyn Gros, left and shortstop Brooke Lipari.
--Rhonda Garber Photo

Central Catholic High School Coach Joe Russo and the Lady Eagles believed they would bring home the gold from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Sulphur this weekend and that is just what they did.

Charles Boustany

Staff Report With hurricane season and the 10-year anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita approaching, a forum Tuesday in Morgan City will provide residents with what they need to know to prepare for the 2015 season.

Kayakers John Bienvenu and James Bienvenu of Lafayette come into a checkpoint on placid Bayou Teche in the Tour du Teche 135. The 275-mile Tour de la Riviere Rouge, with no checkpoints, no mandatory overnight stops, will be a lot more challenging for one- and two-paddler teams. (Photo: Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Effective May 1, early registration is open for all Tour du Teche paddle races, including the exciting new ubermarathons being launched from Shreveport-Bossier City, the Tour de la Rivière Rouge and 410 de Louisiane. And for the first time, online registration is available through Webscorer.

Winning pitcher Megan Landry, center, of the Central Catholic High School Lady Eagles shows her excitement Saturday evening after striking out the last batter to clinch the Class 1A state championship. The Lady Eagles defeated defending state champs Cedar Creek 6-4 at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Sulphur. They defeated Ascension Catholic on Friday and Catholic High-Pointe Coupee earlier Saturday, both close games ended with a score of 1-0. Landry had complete games in each of the contests. Celebrating with Landry is third baseman Kaitlyn Gros, left and shortstop Brooke Lipari.
--Rhonda Garber Photo

Charles Boustany

Kayakers John Bienvenu and James Bienvenu of Lafayette come into a checkpoint on placid Bayou Teche in the Tour du Teche 135. The 275-mile Tour de la Riviere Rouge, with no checkpoints, no mandatory overnight stops, will be a lot more challenging for one- and two-paddler teams. (Photo: Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Helping Hearts honors Edward B. Jones

Edward B. Jones was the 2015 honoree at Saturday's Helping Hearts Foundation banquest at the St. Mary Senior Citizen Center. Jones founded St. Mary'schapter of 100 Black Men and worked as an NAACP voter empowerment coordinator for Louisiana in 2004. To his left is Erica Johnson Rose, assistant district attorney, who was the banquet's guest speaker.
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The Tri-City Helping Hearts Foundation honored one St. Mary Parish man who has been active in civil rights causes and and heard from a St.

They're cleaning up Morgan City

Members of the Morgan City High School Junior ROTC program pick up litter Saturday under the bridge at Federal Avenue and Greenwood. The Great American Clean-Up event targeted bridge entrance and exit ramps in Morgan City.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Morgan City should be feeling a little cleaner than it was when Saturday started. Maybe about a ton cleaner.

API awards $42,000 in scholarships

A total of $42,000 in scholarships went to students Thursday at the Atchafalaya Chapter of American Petroleum Institute’s 59th Annual Scholarship Banquet. Recipients of the scholarships were, from left: Berwick High senior Taylor Fegenbush, Patterson High senior Bailey Nelson, Central Catholic senior Lynze Belle, Berwick High senior Vroni Parsiola, Morgan City High senior Diana Tran, and Central Catholic senior John Parker.

Six Tri-City area students will be getting a chunk of their college expenses paid after they received $42,000 in scholarships at the Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute’s 59th A

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Winning pitcher Megan Landry, center, of the Central Catholic High School Lady Eagles shows her excitement Saturday evening after striking out the last batter to clinch the Class 1A state championship. The Lady Eagles defeated defending state champs Cedar Creek 6-4 at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Sulphur. They defeated Ascension Catholic on Friday and Catholic High-Pointe Coupee earlier Saturday, both close games ended with a score of 1-0. Landry had complete games in each of the contests. Celebrating with Landry is third baseman Kaitlyn Gros, left and shortstop Brooke Lipari.
--Rhonda Garber Photo

Central Catholic High School Coach Joe Russo and the Lady Eagles believed they would bring home the gold from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Sulphur

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Numerous people addressed St. Mary AARP members at the organization’s April meeting. From left are Mary Kay Dupre, Mandy Fryou, Kelli Hayes, Dr. Jared Thurston, Brian Johnson, Lendsey Staples and Ashlee Mayon.
--Mark Leonard photos

On April 6, St. Mary AARP held its monthly meeting and dinner. IberiaBank sponsored the beef stew meal that was served.

Obituaries

June 1, 1954-April 27, 2015
George Wayne Ganaway, 60, a resident of Bayou Vista, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 at his residence.

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