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

Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser

The Muscular Dystrophy Association raised funds Thursday by having several area residents agree to be picked up by a police officer and brought to the Hampton Inn in Morgan City where they made phone calls to raise money for children and adults with the disease. Among those participating were Courtney Arabie, Joann Blanchard, Terry Holcombe and Danielle Ballance. Geoff Stoute, Daily Review sports editor, was among those raising bail money.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The Muscular Dystrophy Association raised funds Thursday by having several area residents agree to be picked up by a police officer and brought to the Hampton Inn in Morgan City where they made pho

Christmas banner

City of Morgan City employee Paul LaCoste III was hanging a Merry Christmas banner on Federal Avenue in Morgan City on Thursday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

City of Morgan City employee Paul LaCoste III was hanging a Merry Christmas banner on Federal Avenue in Morgan City on Thursday.

ACLU: School prayer complaints rare

The news media and some residents gathered to make their case about a high school student who objected to prayer at an assembly at Morgan City High School. The residents gathered at Lawrence Park in Morgan City Thursday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thieleipape)

The American Civil Liberties Union in Louisiana has received an average of one complaint a month in the last year concerning prayer in school, but has never received a complaint about a student not

Aguillard: school policy affords students opportunities to pray

Morgan City High School student Michael Mancuso, center in red shirt, speaks to the news media Thursday at Lawrence Park in Morgan City in response to another high school student who objected to prayer at an assembly at the school.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

School leaders said today that St. Mary Parish school system policy affords students the opportunity to pray.

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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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