The Franklin Fire Department lifted the flag this morning on the St. Mary Parish Courthouse s quare in observance of Memorial Day in the city and entire nation
St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff, center at the podium, congratulates the team and the coaching staff of the Central Catholic High School Eagles after they won the 2016 Class 1A State Baseball Championship.

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Memorial Day weekend in Morgan City will feature a Freedom Fest and Freedom Ride Saturday and Sunday followed by a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony Monday.

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Bear Festival, Wooden Boat Show weekend brings visitors to Franklin

The Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival and the Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show brought vendors, music, fun activities and classic wooden watercraft to Franklin last weekend. Bear Festival attendees were treated to a fireworks show Saturday evening, at top. At center, Lewis Graham, of Lafayette, was among the participants at the wooden boat show with the mahogany runabout he built himself. At bottom, there were many vendors of food, crafts and refreshments along the Bear Festival thruway. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

UBS seeks blood donors to overcome summer slump

Stewart West of Berwick donates blood Thursday at United Blood Services in Morgan City. UBS says it needs blood donations, especially those with negative-type blood, because the economic downturn has made the usual summertime drop in donations even worse. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

About 20 years ago, Stewart West of Berwick was in a car accident. He needed a pint of blood. Now he donates blood as often as he can.

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Former Patterson standout Tristen Ausama signed a national letter of intent Thursday to play college football at Louisiana College in Pineville. Seated from left are Shirley Turner, mother; Ausama holding Bryson Ausama, son; Raven Gahn, girlfriend; Ninedra Fancis, sister; and Cabrini Belt, niece. Standing, from left, are Branden Harden, Patterson assistant football coach; A’zhayde Francis, niece; Salex Francis, sister; Mauricia Givens, niece; and Landen Gahn (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray).

It’s been a big year for Patterson standout running back Tristen Ausama, and he took another leap Thursday, signing a national letter of intent to play college football at Louisiana College.

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