The Franklin Fire Department lifted the flag this morning on the St. Mary Parish Courthouse s quare in observance of Memorial Day in the city and entire nation
St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff, center at the podium, congratulates the team and the coaching staff of the Central Catholic High School Eagles after they won the 2016 Class 1A State Baseball Championship.

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Memorial Day weekend in Morgan City will feature a Freedom Fest and Freedom Ride Saturday and Sunday followed by a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony Monday.

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Toys for Tots can make Christmas happier

Marine Corps League, St. Mary Detachment Toys for Tots coordinator Bill Goessl organizes shelves in the Toys for Tots warehouse to prepare for the next order of toys to be assembled for distribution day.
The Daily Review/Shea Drake

The Marine Corps League St. Mary Detachment Toys for Tots program is collecting toys to distribute to the families of less fortunate children throughout the parish Dec. 19.

Tuneweavers sing their final anthem

The Tuneweavers pose for a group picture featuring the new all-inclusive male and female chorus in 1984. The chorus composed of Tri-City area residents originally formed as an all-male chorus in 1978.

Submitted Photo

After 36 years of singing together, the Tuneweavers are disbanding after an executive committee vote based on a major decline in membership and inability to find a choral director.

Nation pauses to give thanks

Employees at Cypress Point Fresh Market in Patterson were busy checking out customers who were shopping in preparation for their Thanksgiving meals on Wednesday.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan today for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy

Local communities ready to light Christmas lights

Town of Berwick employee Chris Fabre hangs ornaments on a tree in preparation for the town’s annual Christmas light ceremony. Town Hall will host the ceremony Thanksgiving night at 6 p.m.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Morgan City and Berwick will hold their Christmas lighting ceremonies at 6 p.m. Thursday, while Patterson will light its tree at 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Former Patterson standout Tristen Ausama signed a national letter of intent Thursday to play college football at Louisiana College in Pineville. Seated from left are Shirley Turner, mother; Ausama holding Bryson Ausama, son; Raven Gahn, girlfriend; Ninedra Fancis, sister; and Cabrini Belt, niece. Standing, from left, are Branden Harden, Patterson assistant football coach; A’zhayde Francis, niece; Salex Francis, sister; Mauricia Givens, niece; and Landen Gahn (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray).

It’s been a big year for Patterson standout running back Tristen Ausama, and he took another leap Thursday, signing a national letter of intent to play college football at Louisiana College.

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