Horticulturist urges proper crape myrtle pruning

When pruning trees, work with its natural form. LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Dan Gill said not to butcher trees as has been done to these crape myrtles.
—LSU AgCenter Photo/Dan Gill

“A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its tormentor.” George William Curtis, American writer, editor and spe

St. Mary AARP Mari Gras royalty gathers

The annual St. Mary AARP Mardi Gras Kings and Queens Luncheon was held Feb. 17 at the Clarion Hotel in Morgan City. Honored guests were reigning St. Mary AARP King and Queen XXIX Gordon and Faye Smith. Stephanie Dupre was luncheon chairperson. Past queens in attendance were, from left, Bonnie Glynn, 2001; Anna Hebert, 2005; Nedra Giroir, 1996; Marie Vella, 2000; Dupre, 2012; Smith; Peggy Verrett, 2016; Pat Fryer, 2008; Jeanie Clement, 2003; Ann LeBlanc, 1998; and Shirley Akers, 2013. Also in attendance was Linda Levron, 2014.
—Submitted Photos

The annual St. Mary AARP Kings and Queens Luncheon was held Feb. 17 in celebration of Mardi Gras.


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