Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner, right, has been invited to participate in
Down Under Sports Tournaments track and field event July 5-13 in Brisbane Austrailia. Turner will run in the 200-meter dash. Above, Turner prepares to hand off to teammate Haley Harris during a relay this past season. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner will participate in the 15th Annual Down Under Track and Field Meet in Australia in July. Turner said she was selected to represent Louisiana in the 200-meter dash at the event, which will be held in Brisbane, Australia. Her trip will be July 5-13.

The American Legion Riders Post 96 of Morgan City carries American flags as they leave the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium on the 13th annual Freedom Ride.

Memorial Day Weekend in Morgan City had a different atmosphere this year as the inaugural Freedom Fest was held at Lake End Parkway in Morgan City. The event, put on by the American Legion Riders Post 96 in Morgan City, featured a car show, bike show, live music, food and guest speakers, among other things.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department deputies escorted American Legion Riders and guests to veteran memorials across the parish Sunday where they placed wreaths. This one is at the St. Mary Parish Peace Memorial in Franklin.

Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner, right, has been invited to participate in
Down Under Sports Tournaments track and field event July 5-13 in Brisbane Austrailia. Turner will run in the 200-meter dash. Above, Turner prepares to hand off to teammate Haley Harris during a relay this past season. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

The American Legion Riders Post 96 of Morgan City carries American flags as they leave the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium on the 13th annual Freedom Ride.

Power up

Morgan City Rotary Club members learned of the progress of construction on the new power plant being built for LEPA on Youngs Road from LEPA General Manger Cordell Grand at a recent luncheon.

Students of the Month

Students of the Month were recognized during the May meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board. They are from left Chloe Simpson, a fifth grader at Centerville Elementary; Jayde Lasseigne, a fifth grader at Berwick Elementary; and Tyler Besse, a fifth grader at M.E. Norman Elementary.

Duck rescue

Last Friday the Franklin Fire Department received a call from Ted Mire on La. 182 who reported that he has an old telephone pole on his property that wood peckers and wood ducks use as a nesting site. Mire said a wood duck hen was stuck and in distress. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth responded with an engine company and firefighter Andrew Stewart III to assist. The hen came out of her nest about 15 feet up the pole and was hanging by her neck. Hildreth said she apparently collected some twine for nesting and became entangled. They raised a ladder and Hildreth, above, and below at right with the duck and Mire, climbed up to cut the cord from around the duck’s neck. She was in obvious distress and exhausted from her ordeal, he said, but he finished removing the twine and Mire released her to drink and feed. Mother and brood are reportedly doing fine.

Fresh shrimp brings flocks to docks

Customers line up for fresh shrimp after the shrimp boat Mama D ties up along the Morgan City wharf Wednesday.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

The portion of the Morgan City wharf where the Mama D tied up Wednesday was a happy, noisy place.
Someone was getting paid. And lots of people were going to eat well.

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Sports

Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner, right, has been invited to participate in
Down Under Sports Tournaments track and field event July 5-13 in Brisbane Austrailia. Turner will run in the 200-meter dash. Above, Turner prepares to hand off to teammate Haley Harris during a relay this past season. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner will participate in the 15th Annual Down Under Track and Field Meet in Australia in July.

Lifestyle

Bayou Vista Garden Club installed officers for 2015-17 during its May meeting. They are, from left, President Donna Bucci, Vice President Gloria Roy, Recording Secretary Jo Ann Ryan, Treasurer Janice Verret, Corresponding Secretary Annita Blanco, Historian Donna Richard and Chaplain Ann Breaux. Verdie Laws was installed as parliamentarian. The club will be on hiatus during the summer and meet again on Sept. 14.
--Submitted Photos

Bayou Vista Garden Club’s May meeting was highlighted by the presentation of awards and installation of officers.

Obituaries

Mary Ann Lay, a resident of Patterson, Louisiana, passed away in Houston May 5, 2015, at the age of 74.
Arrangements are pending.

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