Blake Hidalgo

Central Catholic had five representatives on the All-District 7-1A baseball first team. The Eagles had a pair of pitchers make the team in sophomores Blake Hidalgo and Gregory Leger. Hidalgo finished the season 3-0, while Leger was 2-1.

The East St. Mary Funeral Squad fires a salute during the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Monday at Cypress Park in Morgan City;

Sennet Wiggins remembers vividly the day that his life, his fellow soldiers’ lives and the entire country changed, which led to some of his comrades making the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
At 9:02 a.m. Saturday the Franklin Fire Department received a call reporting a transformer smoking at Willow Street and JA Hernandez Street.

Blake Hidalgo

The East St. Mary Funeral Squad fires a salute during the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on Monday at Cypress Park in Morgan City;

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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As part of the Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom program, members of Bayou Vista Garden Club recently read the book, “Chicks and Chickens” by Gail Gibbons to area students.

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