Central Catholic and Grand Lake will play their Class 1A regional round playoff game today at 6 p.m. at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field. The teams originally were set to meet Saturday at Central Catholic's home field in Amelia, but that game was rained out.
May is Older Americans Month, and Mayors Donna Lanceslin of Baldwin and Raymond Harris Jr. of Franklin, and St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff recently signed a proclamation declaring the occasion. The St. Mary Council on Aging is moving to its new office in the former Blevins Building today.
Central Catholic High School's Class 1A regional round baseball contest set for today has been rained out and will be made up when a location is determined, Central Catholic coach Tyler Jensen said in a Facebook post.

An MVP once more: MCHS retires Kenny Alfred's number

Former Morgan City High School baseball player and coach Kenny Alfred became the first baseball player in school history to have his number retired when a ceremony was held Friday. From left are Morgan City baseball coach Barret Rey, holding the jersey that will be attached to the press box at Tiger Diamond, Alfred’s wife, Judy; Alfred; Tim Hymel, former baseball player for Alfred; and Morgan City High School Athletic Director Scott Tregle.

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Kenny Alfred has worn multiple hats for Morgan City during his lifetime.
Baseball player. Baseball coach. Head football coach. Principal. They’re all things that have, at one time, described the current St. Mary Parish School Board member.

Wheel House for April 18

Tri-City Helping Hearts Foundation annual banquet 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at St. Mary Senior Citizens Center, 4014 Chennault St., Morgan City. Guest speaker Lori Landry, 16th Judicial District Court judge. Tickets, $25, from members. For info call Herman Hartman, 985-384-3095.

A hit debut for Porchfest: Conceived in sadness, festival celebrates local culture

Cedric Watson, multiple Grammy nominee, performs Saturday at Morgan City's PorchFest in Lawrence Park. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Cloudy skies did not prevent PorchFest musicians from giving a heartfelt performance on Saturday in support of a good cause for the community.

Bear Festival, Wooden Boat Show weekend brings visitors to Franklin

The Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival and the Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show brought vendors, music, fun activities and classic wooden watercraft to Franklin last weekend. Bear Festival attendees were treated to a fireworks show Saturday evening, at top. At center, Lewis Graham, of Lafayette, was among the participants at the wooden boat show with the mahogany runabout he built himself. At bottom, there were many vendors of food, crafts and refreshments along the Bear Festival thruway. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

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Central Catholic and Grand Lake will play their Class 1A regional round playoff game today at 6 p.m. at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field.

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Hostesses for Bayou Vista Garden Club’s April meeting were Jeannie Lawrence, left, and Verdie Laws. They created the floral design, “Basket of Spring Friendship.”
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“All About Herbs” was the theme for the Bayou Vista Garden Club April meeting.

Obituaries

May 16, 1921 - April 27, 2016
Thomas “Tom” Michael Randazzo Sr. passed away at his home in Franklin at the age of 94 on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.

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