Officials with St. Mary Parish Schools avoided trouble when they decided not to rely on a type of state aid that was subsequently cut. But question marks remain about how much school aid St. Mary can expect from the cash-strapped state government.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: In Class A Pat Pertuit placed first, Al Dodson took second place and Dudley Michel placed third.

Patterson horseshoe tournament winners

Sen. Bret Allain

Area legislators were the guests at a St. Mary Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday in Franklin. Representative Beryl A. Amedee, (Dist. 51) was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in November, 2015 and an “unprecedented” series of legislative sessions awaited.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: In Class A Pat Pertuit placed first, Al Dodson took second place and Dudley Michel placed third.

Sen. Bret Allain

Teachers hear about retirement options

The Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana Public Information Office Jerri Mack discusses retirement options and eligibility requirements to St. Mary Parish School employees during a workshop held at the Central Office Complex. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

CENTERVILLE — St. Mary Parish School District employees sat in a workshop Monday preparing for the next phase of their lives, retirement.

COC scholarship support

Every year, the 16th Judicial District Attorney and his staff help the St. Mary Chamber raise funds for the Charlie Roe Scholarship Fund. Businesses across the parish donate items for auction that will benefit graduating students that have chosen to further their education. This year the chamber asked the students to “Pay it forward” by donating an item that they made to help fund a scholarship for next year. The art class at Hanson Memorial High School donated a hand painted stool. From left are Iris Sharpe, office manager at the Franklin Chamber Office; Donna F. Meyer, chamber president; Jacqueline Switzer and Shaye Polito, both juniors and art 1 students at Hanson Memorial High School; and Eugina Price, chamber finance director.

June Franklin cleanup crew

The City of Franklin, represented by Jeremy Smith, Jerome Roche Jr. and Arlana Shields, was the June sponsor of the Franklin cleanup. They were joined in the effort by Rita Champagne, Laura Finan, Ella Hamilton, Didi Battle, Marguerite Robinson, Raymond Hebert, Diana Alexander, A.D. Alexander, Kyron Wingate, Ahmaad Alexander and Leila Prevost. The crew cleaned up on Teche Drive, Martin Luther King Boulevard, around the Teche Theater and the courthouse rear area. Franklin Foundation supplied gloves, trash bags and grabbers, while Argus Spa supplied water.

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Patterson Garden Club presented Dale and David Hartford with the June Yard of the Month award.

Obituaries

Funeral rites for James Reed Jr. of Baldwin, a native of Westwego, LA will be held on Friday, July 1, at 11 a.m., at Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Baldwin with the Rev.

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