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)

Groundbreaking ceremony for power plant in Morgan City

Officials participate in this morning’s groundbreaking of the new Louisiana Energy and Power Authority power plant to be built on Youngs Road in Morgan City. The 64-megawatt natural gas-powered electric plant will cost about $120 million to build and serve Morgan City, Houma, Jonesville, Plaquemine, Rayne and Vidalia. Morgan City will have a 10-megawatt share in the plant. Construction is scheduled to be finished in late 2015. On hand were, from left, Tony Calderone, Robins and Morton director of operations; Cedric LaFleur, LEPA chairman and former Morgan City mayor; Dennis Chianese, Burns and Roe senior project manager; Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; Joe Vumbaco, Energy Resource Consulting Group managing partner; Tom Bourg, Houma/Terrebonne Parish utilities director; Hyram Copeland, Vidalia mayor; Cordell Grand, LEPA general manager; Michel Claudet, Terrebonne Parish president; Mark Gulotta, Plaquemine mayor; Jason Akers, Foley and Judell Law Firm bond attorney; Roland Boudreaux, Rayne Mayor; and Tim Matte, former LEPA board member and former Morgan City mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo Diane Miller Fears)

Officials participate in this morning’s groundbreaking of the new Louisiana Energy and Power Authority power plant to be built on Youngs Road in Morgan City.

Mock prom crash

A mock car crash as the result of impaired driving was enacted recently as part of the Safe and Sober Prom Campaign for students of Franklin, Hanson and Centerville high schools.

St. Mary Parish top students for April

The April Students of the Month were announced by the St. Mary Parish School Board during its monthly meeting on April 10. They are, from left, Tori Folks, 12th grade at West St. Mary High; Peyton Skiles, fifth grade at Patterson Junior High; and Jonathan Acosta, eighth grade at Patterson Junior High.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

The April Students of the Month were announced by the St. Mary Parish School Board during its monthly meeting on April 10. They are, from left, Tori Folks, 12th grade at West St.

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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.

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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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