The fourth annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Morgan City's Cypress Park, 611 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce and VFW Post 4222 of Morgan City are hosting the event.

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.

Megan Landry

Central Catholic placed four members of its softball team on the All-District 7-1A team and shared the Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year award.

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.

Megan Landry

Shrimpers go back to work inshore on Monday

Shrimp boats were lined up at the Morgan City Wharf Thursday. The spring inshore shrimping season is set to open on Monday, according to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Louisiana’s inshore shrimp season is set to open Monday after state biologists determined the majority of the brown shrimp population has reached sizes greater than 100-count per pound, Wildlife an

Gun free, drug free

Morgan City city government representative Doug Pye and Morgan City Police Chief James Blair display an example of the “drug free” and “gun free” signs that were installed as statutory requirement.

Council gets final attorney bill for hospital mediation

Construction is under way on the flood protection project at Yellow Bayou off of Alice C Road south of Centerville. The project consists of a flood control structure and pump station. The $6.2 million project by the St. Mary Levee District includes a like project on the Hanson Canal. They are being funded by community development block grants from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike recovery funds.

Taxpayers are footing the $44,766 bill for the mediation attorney hired to try to straighten out differences between Hospital Service District 1 board members and two Franklin Foundation Hospital p

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Sports

A Morgan City quarterback runs a play during Thursday’s scrimmage at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers spring scrimmaged consisted of intrasquad work. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Greg Roussel)

Berwick and Erath high schools both scored two touchdowns during their scrimmage Thursday, Berwick High coach Craig Brodie said.

Lifestyle

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Welch III
--Catherine Guidry Photography

Calyn Lee Swords and Lawrence Austin Welch III were married during a 6:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony March 13 at The Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. The Rev. Ginny Allen officiated.

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