A boil water advisory has been issued for St. Mary Parish Waterworks Dist. 5. The district encompasses the area from Red Cypress Road in Patterson to the east side of Franklin including Calumet, Verdunville, Centerville and Garden City.

Stephanie Atkins-Guidry

Franklin Foundation Hospital is currently under new management after Stephanie Atkins-Guidry accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the facility after a months-long process to replace interim CEO Craig Cudworth.
St. Mary Levee District commissioners will submit a formal request for the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project’s inclusion in the state’s coastal master plan, weeks after the project was left out of a draft version of the plan.

Helping for the holidays

St. Mark Lodge No. 25 and the Magnolia Peace Officers of Louisiana collected about 300 pounds of goods for United Way of Acadiana – St. Mary Emergency Aid and delivered it Tuesday. From left are Bro. William Brent, Bro. Frank Smith Jr., WM, Bro. Calvin R. Arrington Jr., all with St. Mark; Marshal David McCoy Jr. and Terrance Moore, Magnolia members; and Emergency Aid Coordinator Patti Ibert.

Officials: Nov. tax collections are good sign

Store Clerk Diana Grace Guarisco browses through sweaters Thursday at Wildflower Boutique on Front Street in Morgan City. November sales tax collections were down slightly in St. Mary Parish compared to November 2015. However, parish leaders say there appears to be an uptick in economic activity because collections are starting to decline less than they have been from month to month. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

St. Mary Parish officials are optimistic, based on November’s sales and use tax collections, that the parish’s economic activity is beginning to increase.

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Sports

With the start of the spring semester Wednesday, the defending Sun Belt Champion Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team resumed preparations for the 2017 season with spring practice at M.L.

Lifestyle

½ cup ketchup

2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar

1 lb. lean ground beef

½ lb. ground pork

½ cup baking mix

¼ tsp. pepper

¼ cup onion, finely chopped

Obituaries

Amos Leonard, 73, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Teche Regional Medical Center.

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