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

New power plant set to open Feb. 17

The new Louisiana Energy and Power Authority Power Plant on Youngs Road in Morgan City is scheduled to be in operation by Feb. 17. Officials say the plant will provide power bill stability and power reliability to the city. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The new natural-gas-fueled Louisiana Energy and Power Authority Plant in Morgan City is scheduled to be in operation by Feb.

Conservation district seeks input from parish residents

Representatives of the St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District attended the annual Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts conference in Lafayette recently. Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain addressed the group at The Master Farmer Luncheon. Strain will be speaking this summer at the local district’s annual banquet. From left are Commissioner Strain, Board Member Buffa Broussard, Auxiliary President Faith Broussard, NRCS District Conservationist Kayla Hebert, NRCS State Conservationist Kevin Norton, District Administrative CoordinatorAndrea Dumesnil, Auxiliary Vice President Mary Ann Hebert and District Chairman JP Hebert.

St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service will be hosting its annual Locally Led Conservation Meeting to identify resources concerns in St.

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Sports

The National Horseshoe Pitchers Foundation fundraiser was held June 25 at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson. Class A winners included, from left, Pat Pertuit (tournament champion) of Marrero, first; Al Dodson of Morgan City, second; and Dudley Michel of Bayou Vista, third. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association)

Lifestyle

Day Like This has been invited to participate in The Extreme Tour encompassing the Northwest and Southwest tours. The band is comprised of area natives. Members of the band include Mandee Pisani Guillory, formerly of Patterson; Jean’ Guillory, formerly of Berwick; Roland Bennett, formerly of Morgan City; and Joel Fussell and Chanse Benoit, of Thibodaux.
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Three area natives, Jean’ Guillory, his wife, Mandee Pisani Guillory, and Roland Bennett, are part of the Day Like This band that has been invited to perform for The Extreme Tour.

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