Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Photos and story by COLIN MURPHEY If Rodney Olander had set out last week to fish for blue crab, it might have been a decent catch. But he was fishing for shrimp.
Shortly before the Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting commenced on Thursday, board Chairman Eugene Foulcard announced to those in attendance that he had been handed a letter on behalf of the FFH medical staff.

Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Board approves canal closure plan for Lakeside

The Walnut Canal Barge Gate was closed as of this morning, blocking off the canal’s junction with Lake Palourde. Officials plan to monitor the water gauge levels and weather forecasts to determine when to re-open the gate. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A variety of factors including the height of water at a gauge and weather forecasts will determine when officials close the Walnut Canal Barge Gate in Lakeside Subdivision to reduce flooding in the

Pickup crashes into building on Brashear

A police officer works the scene Friday after a woman, apparently mistaking the accelerator on her Nissan pickup as the break, crashed into a vacant loan business on Brashear Avenue. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

A woman was taken to Teche Regional Medical Center for observation after she drove a pickup into a building in the 1000 block of Brashear Avenue, police said.

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Sports

Lloyd Burchfield, left, and Ludness "Lud" Henry were inducted into Berwick's Hall of Fame.

Berwick High School inducted two longtime coaches, Lloyd Burchfield and Ludness “Lud” Henry, into the school’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame before Friday’s homecoming game.

Obituaries

Bennie Earl Hunter, 61, a resident of Morgan City and native of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Sept. 24, 2016, at his residence.

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