Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Photos and story by COLIN MURPHEY If Rodney Olander had set out last week to fish for blue crab, it might have been a decent catch. But he was fishing for shrimp.
Shortly before the Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting commenced on Thursday, board Chairman Eugene Foulcard announced to those in attendance that he had been handed a letter on behalf of the FFH medical staff.

Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Legislators, 1A visit La. 318 site

Rep. Sam Jones, DOTD Sec. Shawn Wilson, I-49 South Coalition Chairman David Mann, Gov. John Bel Edwards, 1A’s Jason El Koubi and Sen. Bret Allain examined the plans for the La. 318 interchange, above, and visited the site. A public meeting will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the West St. Mary Civic Center regarding the US 90 and La. 318 interchange project.

One Acadiana and the I-49 South Coalition joined Gov. John Bel Edwards, DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson, Sen. Bret Allain, Rep.

Tri-City kids head back to school

Above, Patterson High students stand around waiting for school to being today, the first day of classes for St. Mary public schools. Second from the top, Berwick Junior High students Grace Campbell, Zach Campbell and Annemarie Campbell are greeted by sixth-grade English teacher Angie Kulka. At the bottom, Morgan City High students wait for the doors to open about 7 a.m. today. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Parish schools are off to a positive first day of school despite one minor hiccup with one of the buses.

Two parish teams in tourney

Team Louisiana, at top, strung together a 1-1 record in action in the 2016 Dixie Youth World Series in Laurel, Mississippi. They will take North Carolina tonight at 5:45 p.m. in the Dixie Youth World Series in Laurel, Miss. At bottom, the Patterson 10U Softball All-Stars, above with Patterson City leaders last week, finished 2-0 in pool play at the Babe Ruth World Series in Jensen Beach, Florida. Patterson will return to action today when it faces the winner of Pit County, North Carolina, and the New Jersey Lasers.

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Lloyd Burchfield, left, and Ludness "Lud" Henry were inducted into Berwick's Hall of Fame.

Berwick High School inducted two longtime coaches, Lloyd Burchfield and Ludness “Lud” Henry, into the school’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame before Friday’s homecoming game.

Obituaries

Bennie Earl Hunter, 61, a resident of Morgan City and native of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Sept. 24, 2016, at his residence.

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