Employees of the Month were recognized by members of the St. Mary Parish School Board during their May meeting. They are from left Dominic Ribardi, custodian at Berwick Elementary; Jamie Lancon, librarian at Centerville Elementary; and Brandy Smith, physical education teacher at M.E. Norman Elementary.
Candidates for St. Mary Superintendent of Schools were pared down to five contenders Tuesday. The school board met in a brief special meeting where they agreed to choose five applicants by ballot of those board members present. The board also agreed to vote to break a tie if it occurred.

Blake Hidalgo

Central Catholic had five representatives on the All-District 7-1A baseball first team. The Eagles had a pair of pitchers make the team in sophomores Blake Hidalgo and Gregory Leger. Hidalgo finished the season 3-0, while Leger was 2-1.

Blake Hidalgo

St. Martin seeks ways to challenge FAS

On Friday, protest signs could be seen in the yards of several residents of Belle River, and one old shed had been spray-painted near La. 70 in Belle River.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

St Martin Parish leaders are examining what legal action the parish can take now that state regulators have approved a waste transfer station in Belle River, even though the station violates parish

Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship award

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert presented the 2015 Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship to J’Andrenique Taylor, a senior at West St. Mary High School. The goal of the scholarship program is to provide assistance to worthy students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Honorary Membership Program. “This scholarship program is an investment in the future and an investment in the residents of the communities we serve,” Hebert said. This year’s recipient was chosen from among 60 St. Mary Parish high school seniors who applied for the award. Taylor plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in international trade and business with the goal of becoming an entrepreneur to be able to provide jobs and services to her community.



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As part of the Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom program, members of Bayou Vista Garden Club recently read the book, “Chicks and Chickens” by Gail Gibbons to area students.

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