St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year Brooke Quick discusses multiplication word problems with third-graders Danny Landry and Brianna Castrejor at Bayou Vista Elementary. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Empathy is the driving force that propels St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year Brooke Quick to succeed. Quick spent her childhood years in the Gibson area but attended schools in Berwick. Her family later decided to move to Berwick when she was 12 to shorten the commute. She is a graduate of Berwick High.

Sassafras, the canine guest of honor

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will hold its Blessing of the Animals Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Trowbridge House, 808 First St. The Blessing is an out-door worship service celebrating the animals with whom people share their lives. All pets must be on leash. Persons who do not have pets are invited to attend, too.

In the upcoming production “November", at bottom from left, Todd Buteaux playing “The Turkey Guy”; Allison Jones playing speechwriter “Bernstein”, Ed “Tiger” Verdin as President Charles Smith; Ricky Pellerin as Presidential Advisor “Archer” and Mr. Melvin Coleman as “Chief Dwight Grackle” of the Micmac Nation.

By COLIN MURPHEY Organizers with the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts and leaders in the thespian community within St. Mary Parish want the public to know the theatrical arts are alive and well in the region.

St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year Brooke Quick discusses multiplication word problems with third-graders Danny Landry and Brianna Castrejor at Bayou Vista Elementary. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Sassafras, the canine guest of honor

In the upcoming production “November", at bottom from left, Todd Buteaux playing “The Turkey Guy”; Allison Jones playing speechwriter “Bernstein”, Ed “Tiger” Verdin as President Charles Smith; Ricky Pellerin as Presidential Advisor “Archer” and Mr. Melvin Coleman as “Chief Dwight Grackle” of the Micmac Nation.

Freedom Fest, Memorial Day ceremony coming up

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Memorial Day weekend in Morgan City will feature a Freedom Fest and Freedom Ride Saturday and Sunday followed by a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony Monday.

'Pastor protection' bill fails

Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Shreveport, comforts supporters of his unsuccessful bill to give pastors extra protection against moves to remove their tax status should they be perceived to be discriminatory for opposing gay marriage. The bill failed in the Senate Judiciary B Committee.

BATON ROUGE —- Pastors will not get an extra level of First Amendment protection after the Senate Judiciary B committee voted 3-2 Tuesday to kill House Bill 597, called the Pastor Protection Act, b

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Sports

Pictured above are the West St. Mary sophomore football players. West St. Mary will play host to the Jeanerette Tigers Friday at 7 p.m. in a District 5-2A matchup for Homecoming. At centert are the Franklin High School Hornets sophomore players. Franklin will host the E. D. White Cardinals on Friday at J. C. Dry Stadium in District 8-3A action. Below are the Hanson Memorial Tigers sophomore players. Hanson Memorial will play host to the Vermilion Catholic Eagles on Friday in District 7-1A action at McCloskey Field.

Lifestyle

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St. Mary AARP sponsored a residents birthday party at Morgan City Health Care Center recently.

Obituaries

Wayne John Guillotte, 73, a native and resident of Morgan City, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at Patterson Healthcare Center in Patterson due to congestive lung disorder.

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