Wire and staff St. Mary Parish Superintendent Donald Aguillard is one of three finalists who have applied for the Lafayette superintendent’s post. And the St. Mary School Board wants to be ready in case it must choose Aguillard’s successor.
Cajun Classique, a five-day wooden boat cruise down Bayou Teche, began in Breaux Bridge and finished up at Oaklawn Manor in Franklin last weekend. This is the second cruise to Franklin and was intended to end at the Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show but the show was canceled due to the weather.

Five years ago today, an explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore energy platform killed 11 workers. Submitted photo.

As communities all along the Gulf Coast reflect on the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and BP oil spill, St. Mary Parish leaders recalled how fortunate the parish was compared to surrounding areas in the aftermath of the spill.

Five years ago today, an explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore energy platform killed 11 workers. Submitted photo.

Water's up, but crawfishing is still slow

Glinda’s D&B Seafood co-owner Tim Armond prepares crawfish for sale. While rising water has lured many crawfishermen into the Basin recently, cold temperatures have limited the catch. They say warmer temperatures and stable water levels will boost the catch soon.
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Crawfishing in the Atchafalaya Basin has started slowly this season because of cold weather and low water followed by a continual rise.

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Lillie Conner-Flores, John Flores’ granddaughter, with a nice mess of Atchafalaya Basin bream. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Five dozen — Bayou Black Marina — came the text on my cell phone a couple Saturdays ago.

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Sandra Marshall presented a program for the Patterson Garden Club at their monthly meeting titled “Chrysanthemums for Everyone.” She enlightened the group on the history of the plant and bloom descriptions.
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Patterson Garden Club held its monthly meeting on April 7 at the home of Iris Roy. Hostesses were Ginger Griffin and Rosa Butler.

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