A tree fell on two mobile homes Wednesday morning in the 400 block of Garber Street in Morgan City. No injuries were reported, but one home had heavy damage. The other moderate damage, according to fire department officials.

Lloyd Burchfield

Staff Report Berwick and Patterson High schools were well represented on the All-District 9-3A first team, while Berwick’s head coach Lloyd Burchfield picked up an individual honor. Berwick placed eight on the first team, and Patterson had five selections.
Employees of the Month were recognized by members of the St. Mary Parish School Board during their May meeting. They are from left Dominic Ribardi, custodian at Berwick Elementary; Jamie Lancon, librarian at Centerville Elementary; and Brandy Smith, physical education teacher at M.E. Norman Elementary.

Lloyd Burchfield

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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Lloyd Burchfield

Staff Report
Berwick and Patterson High schools were well represented on the All-District 9-3A first team, while Berwick’s head coach Lloyd Burchfield picked up an individual honor.

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Christopher Caruso and Kristie Gros
--Alexis Loftin Photo

Kristie Barnes Gros and Christopher Charles Caruso wish to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place June 6.

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