Food Net’s “Food for Families” drive is in full gear today. Locally, donations can be made at the following locations: Church of the Assumption’s parish hall, Main and Iberia streets, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Baldwin Fire Department, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Baldwin; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Centerville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check the expiration dates on all canned goods that they are not expired. Monetary donations are also accepted.

After months of severe drought in the Southeast, St. Mary Parish finally received a considerable amount of rain over the weekend and into the early part of the week. Some street flooding occurred in Franklin during the heaviest rainfalls, and residents recorded between 9-10 inches of rain over the entire period. Below, Gene Burrell, left, and Ernest Otis, right, with the City of Franklin, work to try and clear drains from flooded streets.

Above, participants in the MADD "A Light of Hope" ceremony Monday in Berwick hold candles in memory of people who have died in drunk-driving crashes. The MADD event has been held for 19 years in the parish. This is the first time it's been held in east St. Mary Parish. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Food Net’s “Food for Families” drive is in full gear today. Locally, donations can be made at the following locations: Church of the Assumption’s parish hall, Main and Iberia streets, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Baldwin Fire Department, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Baldwin; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Centerville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check the expiration dates on all canned goods that they are not expired. Monetary donations are also accepted.

After months of severe drought in the Southeast, St. Mary Parish finally received a considerable amount of rain over the weekend and into the early part of the week. Some street flooding occurred in Franklin during the heaviest rainfalls, and residents recorded between 9-10 inches of rain over the entire period. Below, Gene Burrell, left, and Ernest Otis, right, with the City of Franklin, work to try and clear drains from flooded streets.

Above, participants in the MADD "A Light of Hope" ceremony Monday in Berwick hold candles in memory of people who have died in drunk-driving crashes. The MADD event has been held for 19 years in the parish. This is the first time it's been held in east St. Mary Parish. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Reading room dedicated

Charley Handy IV, front center left, and Wanda Henderson, front center right, stand with their family members around a plaque that will be placed on a wall dedicating the children’s reading room in memory of St. Mary Parish Schools’ librarian Dolores Henderson at Morgan City Library. Handy is the grandson of Henderson and Wanda Henderson is Henderson’s daughter. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

'Paw Jam' held Saturday in Patterson

“Paw Jam,” a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Louisiana held Saturday at the Patterson Area Civic Center, included a “jail” where people could pay $5 to put someone in jail and $5 to bail themselves out. Sitting in the jail, from left, are Elmer Galloway Jr., Leah Nicar and Mikey Campbell. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

"Paw Jam," a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Louisiana, was held Saturday at the Patterson Area Civic Center.

Scouts retire over 3,000 American flags Saturday

Boys Scouts Sean Dennis and Hunter Bella of Troop 49 in Morgan City hold an American flag during Saturday’s flag retirement ceremony at Lake End Parkway. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts retired more than 3,000 American flags that were past their prime Saturday, respectfully disposing of the nation’s symbol of freedom and sacrifice.

Knights of Columbus donation to M.E. Norman

From left are Knights of Columbus members Paul Vella Jr., John DuBois, Kenny Duval, Keith Thibodeaux, ME Norman Principal Shannon Hoffpauir, ME Norman parent and Knights of Columbus member Grant Autrey, special education teacher Lisa Hampton holding Autrey’s daughter, Lilly, a first-grader, para-educator and licensed practical nurse Suzie Clark, and para-educator Gale Thomas. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 12179 recently presented a check to M.E. Norman Elementary in Morgan City to purchase sensory integration equipment to help autistic students.

Three generations of police officers

Morgan City native Joseph Charlot, far right, an officer with San Diego Police Department, standing beside his son Lt. Terence Charlot, second to right, presented a badge to grandson Joseph Charlot. Three generations on stage representing San Diego Police Department. (Submitted photo)

Three generations on stage representing San Diego Police Department, including Morgan City native Joseph Charlot.

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Patterson High alum Blake Dreyer signed a letter of intent on Friday to continue his baseball career at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. Dreyer is a 2016 Patterson High graduate who played baseball for four years for the Lumberjacks. With Dreyer, are his father, Daniel Dreyer, left, and Sterling College Head Baseball Coach Jacob White. Brennan Gouaux was also signed by Sterling College, thanks to Blake Dreyer touting Gouaux's talent, but chose not to pose for a signing photo.
—The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute

While Sterling College’s baseball coaches were showing former Patterson High School standout Blake Dreyer around the Kansas school, and bragging a bit, Dreyer tooted the horn of St.

Obituaries

Funeral Services for Mr. Curless Tabb will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:00 PM, MK DIXON Funeral Home, 211 Main Street, Baldwin, LA. Bro. Bobby Hodnett will conduct the service.

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