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Water from the Mississippi River topping its bank in the Morganza/Innis area were encroaching ever closer to Highway 1 on June 2, top left. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to open the Morganza Spillway on June 9, which will lead to thousands of acres of farmland being flooded but will save homes. Above right, Father Brent Maher, pastor at St. Ann Church in Morganza and St. Vincent de Paul Chapel in Innis, celebrates a special prayer service following a Mass on June 2 at St. Vincent to pray for safety. The water pictured is normally farmland where beans and numerous other crops are planted. The Catholic Commentator will feature a story with two farmers from Innis regarding the flood in the June 21 edition. Photos by Richard Meek | The Catholic Commentator