All ballot propositions except one passed in Saturday’s election. The St. Mary Parish government’s $6.5 million bond proposal with .92 mills to support its newly created road district failed with 1,012 votes or 46.83 percent, in favor to 1,149 votes, or 53.17 percent against.
Easter egg hunts were held Wednesday at Caffery Park in Franklin. The first egg hunt involved parents who quickly filled empty bags as they scrambled about looking for the gold and silver eggs. A large number of fathers and father figures joined in the egg hunting fun and enjoyed the event as much as their children in the next hunt.
Dr. Steven McPherson has been granted a 30-day extension through April on his contract with Franklin Foundation Hospital but Dr. Donna Tesi will be in a 90-day transition period beginning Wednesday.

St. Mary hires more, but jobless rate rises

City workers are replacing the roadway and drainage culverts along Onstead Street in Morgan City. Work began Monday and is expected to be complete in about three weeks, Morgan City Public Works Director Mike Loupe said.

Louisiana’s job market sputtered in January as the state recorded the third-highest unemployment rate among the states.

Former La. Governor Mike Foster’s legacy, vision honored

Notable attendees at the annual conference for Louisiana’s community and technical colleges were from left, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, former Governor Mike Foster, former Governor Edwin Edwards, former Governor Kathleen Blanco and LCTCS President Monty Sullivan.

Former Louisiana Governor Mike Foster was presented with the Inaugural Murphy J.



CENTERVILLE _ Cameron Pogue pitched and hit the Centerville Bulldogs to a 22-4 triumph over the Jeanerette Tigers here Friday at the Centerville Baseball Field.


St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin presented keys to the parish during the St. Mary AARP March meeting. Sidney Boudreaux was honored for his 100th birthday, and St. Mary AARP Mardi Gras King and Queen Laurie Vining and Rebecca Vining were recognized. From left are Genevive and Sidney Boudreaux, St. Mary Parish Councilman Sterling Fryou, Rebecca Vining and Naquin. Laurie Vining was unable to attend.
--Mark Leonard Photos

St. Mary AARP held its monthly meeting March 2 at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center in Morgan City, home of St. Mary AARP.


Lizetta G. “Mama B” Steward, 95, a resident of Berwick, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:20 a.m., at her residence.

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