Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Workers drive steel sheet pilings in January on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure. A contractor is set to begin removing the structure next week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Work will begin next week to remove the Bayou Chene emergency flood protection structure, and small vessels should be able to travel through the bayou within two weeks, St. Mary Levee District officials said Thursday.
It took the Franklin Foundation Hospital board of commissioners’ legal counsel only a few minutes to verify at their monthly meeting on Thursday that the group needs a two-thirds vote to enter into executive session to discuss topics which are legally out of the purview of the public and the press.

Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Workers drive steel sheet pilings in January on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure. A contractor is set to begin removing the structure next week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Food drives benefit local Emergency Aid

The United States Department of Agriculture and the St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District are among those who recently supported local families by holding its “Feds Feeds Families” food drive. The collected food was donated to the local Emergency Aid Center for United Way for South Louisiana. From left representing the local Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service and St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District offices are Eddie Payton, Juanita Clements, J.P. Hebert, Andrea Dumesnil, Kayla Hebert, and Chandra Chauvin.

Church of the Assumption in Franklin will host a drop off point for the annual Food For Families Food Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 8, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

December begins with a warm spell

The temperature may not feel like Christmas, but that didn’t stop local families from getting into the holiday spirit. Danielle Nettles and Bryan Miller search for the perfect Christmas tree with their two children Jaelynn Miller and Bryan Miller Jr. Monday night on Anthony Street in Bayou Vista at Bayou Vista Community Fellowship’s annual Christmas tree fundraiser.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

After a week of unseasonably warm temperatures, the Tri-City area should get back to more seasonably typical weather in the next few days.

Local food banks say they’re fielding more requests for help

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner and Alana Andrus, donor coordinator, check expiration dates on donated food items in order to sort and organize donations on pantry shelves.

The Daily Review/Shea Drake

Morgan City area food banks and pantries are experiencing a growing number of requests for food this year because of rising unemployment.

Another quiet hurricane season for St. Mary

The Confraternity of Our Lady Star of the Sea gathers Monday on Brashear Avenue with prayers to begin the annual Novena of Thanksgiving to Our Lady Star of the Sea for her protection during the past hurricane season. Monday marked the official close of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Monday marked the last day of hurricane season, a fortunately uneventful one for St. Mary Parish and the Gulf of Mexico region.

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Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

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