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

Council gets final attorney bill for hospital mediation

Construction is under way on the flood protection project at Yellow Bayou off of Alice C Road south of Centerville. The project consists of a flood control structure and pump station. The $6.2 million project by the St. Mary Levee District includes a like project on the Hanson Canal. They are being funded by community development block grants from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike recovery funds.

Taxpayers are footing the $44,766 bill for the mediation attorney hired to try to straighten out differences between Hospital Service District 1 board members and two Franklin Foundation Hospital p

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

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Sports

Simona Halep became the highest seeded player to exit the French Open so far as last year’s runner-up lost 7-5, 6-1 to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the second round on Wednesday.

Lifestyle

Christopher Caruso and Kristie Gros
--Alexis Loftin Photo

Kristie Barnes Gros and Christopher Charles Caruso wish to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place June 6.

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