The Morgan City High School Tennis team concluded its season Monday at the Division II state tennis tournament
in Monroe. Team members competing included, from left, Niki Ring, Harleigh Price, Krystina Pitre and Bailee Hoggatt. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Kelly Jo Aucoin)

Morgan City High School had four members of its tennis team in action at the Division II state meet including a singles’ competitor who advanced to the quarterfinals.
BERWICK — East St. Mary Parish firefighters worked tirelessly Wednesday to extinguish a massive fire Wednesday at a three-story home on the 2800 block of Third Street in Berwick. Berwick, Morgan City, Amelia, Bayou Vista and Patterson firefighters fought a fire believed to be started by an act of Mother Nature — lightning.

Ms. CAA Ka’Lynn K. Hurst and Mr. CAA Mark Dixon

Friday was a night of celebration during the St. Mary-Vermilion Community Action Agency’s 49th Annual Committee Meeting, as the agency highlighted accomplishments and honored Head Start parents and volunteers.

The Morgan City High School Tennis team concluded its season Monday at the Division II state tennis tournament
in Monroe. Team members competing included, from left, Niki Ring, Harleigh Price, Krystina Pitre and Bailee Hoggatt. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Kelly Jo Aucoin)

Ms. CAA Ka’Lynn K. Hurst and Mr. CAA Mark Dixon

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Acadiana, St. Mary mourn theater victims

Mourners gathered at 1812 Main St. Friday in respect for the memory of Mayci Breaux, listening to words from local clergy, officials and family members. Breaux was a victim of a shooting in Lafayette Thursday at the Grand Theater on Johnston Street. At the end of the vigil purple balloons were released in Breaux’s honor.

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — One was a talented artist who sang in an all-female band and planted trees to beautify her neighborhood.

Movie theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun buy

Satellite trucks from local and national news operations fill a corner of the Grand 16 Theater parking lot Saturday. The Thursday night shootings, which resulted in the deaths of two young women and the shooter, has drawn coverage around the world. The funerals for the two local victims will be Monday.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

LAFAYETTE (AP) — John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he use

Business people 'Meet the Cooks' on eve of BBQ Bash

Craig Smith, a resident of St. Amant with the team named Hot Ash Smokers, begins preparation for his brisket this morning. This is Smith’s fourth year competing in the annual Bayou BBQ Bash. The cooks can begin cooking after meat inspection is complete, which began Friday morning.

\Local cooks and cooks from out of town gave attendees to Thursday evening’s Bayou BBQ Bash kickoff party the chance to sample some of the barbecue they’ll cook during Saturday’s competition.

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The Morgan City High School Tennis team concluded its season Monday at the Division II state tennis tournament
in Monroe. Team members competing included, from left, Niki Ring, Harleigh Price, Krystina Pitre and Bailee Hoggatt. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Kelly Jo Aucoin)

Morgan City High School had four members of its tennis team in action at the Division II state meet including a singles’ competitor who advanced to the quarterfinals.

Lifestyle

Karen T. Spinella, left, and Diane T. Martin are the featured Artists of the Month for May at the Artists Guild Unlimited Everett Street Gallery at 201 Everett St. in Morgan City. A reception honoring them will be held Tuesday. The show will open Wednesday and will run through May 28. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
--Submitted photo

On Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., the Artists Guild Unlimited Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City will host an “Artists of the Month” reception, showcasing Diane T. Martin and Karen T.

Obituaries

Morris Lee Givens, 68, a resident and native of Gibson, Louisiana, and a former resident of Patterson, Louisiana, passed away at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at his Gibson residence

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