The Orphan Train era saw the largest mass movement of children in American history. During a 75-year period, 1854-1929, more than 250,000 children were transported by rail across America from New York City. “Riders on the Orphan Train,” will be presented Monday at the Franklin branch of the St. Mary Parish Library beginning at 6 p.m.

A program entitled, “Riders on the Orphan Train,” will be presented Monday at the Franklin branch of the St. Mary Parish Library. The event from 6-8 p.m. is free and open to the public and intended for mature audiences.
Parish and city officials may be asking St. Mary voters to approve a new sales tax in November.

The Morgan City Lady Tigers softball team was eliminated from the Class 4A postseason with a 7-6 loss to No. 17 seed West Ouachita in Morgan City Wednesday. The Lady Tigers, the No. 16 seed in this year’s postseason, conclude their season with a 14-14 mark. Above, Morgan City catcher Morgan Comeaux tags a West Ouachita base runner as she slides at home plate. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Marilynn Bailey blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie Morgan City’s bi-district playoff game against West Ouachita at 6. But West Ouachita answered with the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning for a 7-6 win Tuesday in Morgan City.

The Orphan Train era saw the largest mass movement of children in American history. During a 75-year period, 1854-1929, more than 250,000 children were transported by rail across America from New York City. “Riders on the Orphan Train,” will be presented Monday at the Franklin branch of the St. Mary Parish Library beginning at 6 p.m.

The Morgan City Lady Tigers softball team was eliminated from the Class 4A postseason with a 7-6 loss to No. 17 seed West Ouachita in Morgan City Wednesday. The Lady Tigers, the No. 16 seed in this year’s postseason, conclude their season with a 14-14 mark. Above, Morgan City catcher Morgan Comeaux tags a West Ouachita base runner as she slides at home plate. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Tri-City proclamation

Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Secretary Appreciation Week April 21 to 25. Seated, from left, are Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Berwick Town Councilman Edgar Thomas. Standing, from left, are Dianne McAllister, Aucoin Elementary; Anna Head, Berwick Junior High; Pam Mahaffey, Bayou Vista Elementary; Sharon Guidry, Berwick High; Carol DeHart, Maitland Elementary; Holly Barbier, Morgan City Junior; Lisa Businelle, Morgan City High; Dianna Washington and Jennifer Lodrigue, Patterson Junior; Debbie Wade and Ellen Lemoine, Patterson High; Stephanie Jones, Materials and Operations Center; and Donna Williams, Central Office Complex.
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Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Secretary Appreciation Week April 21 to 25.

Tri-City proclamation

Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Foster Grandparents National Service Recognition Days in the month of April. Seated, from left, are Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Berwick Town Councilman Edgar Thomas. Standing, from left, are Foster Grandparent Program Director Van Johnson, Audrey Williams, Rosa Butler, Patsy O’Gwin, Rosa Stewart, Patricia Jacko, Mildred Francois, Katherine Stovall, Iola Harris and Vera Jones.
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Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Foster Grandparents National Service Recognition Days in the month of April.

Tri-City proclamation

Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Teacher Appreciation Week May 5 to 9. Seated, from left, are Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Berwick Town Councilman Edgar Thomas. Also shown, not in order, are Janine Hoang, Aucoin Elementary; Michele Besse, Bayou Vista Elementary; Lane Larive, Berwick Junior High; Shemera Bogen, Maitland Elementary; Linnell Watson, Morgan City Junior; Courtney Matherne, Morgan City High; Donna Sauce, Norman Elementary; and Sara Domangue, Patterson Junior.
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Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Teacher Appreciation Week May 5 to 9.

Construction under way at LEPA plant

Louisiana Energy and Power Authority Board Chairman and Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland speaks Thursday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new LEPA power plant to be built in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony of the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority natural gas-fueled power plant marked a milestone in a process that began with conversations four and a half years ago

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HANSON MEMORIAL SCHOOL LADY TIGERS RECENTLY celebrated Senior Night. Seniors were honored for their outstanding performance and dedication to the softball program.

Lifestyle

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Hartmeyer
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Carmen Christina Loupe and Taylor Michael Hartmeyer were united in matrimony Feb. 28 during a double-ring ceremony at The Gatehouse in Baton Rouge. The Rev. John Kimball officiated.

Obituaries

LYDIA — A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Mrs. Charles W. Tauriac, the former Rosemary “Rosie” Paul, 62, at 11 a.m., Friday, April 25, 2014 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church with Fr.

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