St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department deputies escorted American Legion Riders and guests to veteran memorials across the parish Sunday where they placed wreaths. This one is at the St. Mary Parish Peace Memorial in Franklin.
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.

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.

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

St. Martin seeks ways to challenge FAS

On Friday, protest signs could be seen in the yards of several residents of Belle River, and one old shed had been spray-painted near La. 70 in Belle River.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

St Martin Parish leaders are examining what legal action the parish can take now that state regulators have approved a waste transfer station in Belle River, even though the station violates parish

Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship award

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert presented the 2015 Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship to J’Andrenique Taylor, a senior at West St. Mary High School. The goal of the scholarship program is to provide assistance to worthy students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Honorary Membership Program. “This scholarship program is an investment in the future and an investment in the residents of the communities we serve,” Hebert said. This year’s recipient was chosen from among 60 St. Mary Parish high school seniors who applied for the award. Taylor plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in international trade and business with the goal of becoming an entrepreneur to be able to provide jobs and services to her community.

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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

DEAR ABBY: My son’s dad cheated on me for years, which resulted in a child with another woman. When I finally got the nerve to date and trust again, the new guy gave me herpes.

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