The ribbon was cut at the new offices of the St. Mary Parish Council on Aging on Monday. St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce representatives, local officials and others were on hand for the opening. The agency has moved into their new headquarters at the Blevins Building in downtown Franklin. The ribbon cutting was followed by an open house.

Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of this country.

Central Catholic High School advanced to the Class 1A quarterfinals Monday with a 5-3 win against No. 16 Grand Lake at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Above, Central Catholic catcher Thomas Garber throws to second base to get a runner trying to steal base as part of a 9-6-2 double play as the umpire signals Grand Lake’s Alex Guillory, left, out. The double play was started via a throw from rightfielder Adam Dupuis following a single and ended on a throw to shortstop Samuel Guarisco for an out at second base. Central Catholic, Class 1A’s top seed, will return to action Thursday when it travels to face No. 9 Cedar Creek in a 6 p.m. contest in Ruston.

LAFAYETTE — Central Catholic successfully weathered a two-day delay due to storms and navigated through Grand Lake en route to the Class 1A baseball quarterfinals. Now, the Eagles will travel to north Louisiana to get their shot at a creek called Cedar.
April 15, 1936 ~ April 30, 2016 Lodger J. Segura, a native of Erath and longtime resident of Franklin, passed away at the age of 80, on Saturday, at 11:47 a.m., at his home surrounded by his family following a brief illness.

The ribbon was cut at the new offices of the St. Mary Parish Council on Aging on Monday. St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce representatives, local officials and others were on hand for the opening. The agency has moved into their new headquarters at the Blevins Building in downtown Franklin. The ribbon cutting was followed by an open house.

Central Catholic High School advanced to the Class 1A quarterfinals Monday with a 5-3 win against No. 16 Grand Lake at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Above, Central Catholic catcher Thomas Garber throws to second base to get a runner trying to steal base as part of a 9-6-2 double play as the umpire signals Grand Lake’s Alex Guillory, left, out. The double play was started via a throw from rightfielder Adam Dupuis following a single and ended on a throw to shortstop Samuel Guarisco for an out at second base. Central Catholic, Class 1A’s top seed, will return to action Thursday when it travels to face No. 9 Cedar Creek in a 6 p.m. contest in Ruston.

Restless spirits...

The tomb of Addie E. Harris sits above ground near the Susie Plantation outside of Franklin. The house is haunted by the spirit of Harris according to current owners Gail and Ray Bourque as well as many people who have stayed at the residence over the years.

By COLIN MURPHEY

Council: Move Scout Hut from park

In May, Assistant Scoutmaster Phillip Begley began efforts to keep the Boy Scout Hut at Morey Park on Main Street in Patterson.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

PATTERSON –– City Council members voted Monday at a special meeting to move the Boy Scout Hut from Morey Park.
Mayor Rodney Grogran called the special meeting to take final action on the hut.
“We felt like the whole plan for the park would be better served for all citizens of Patterson without the Boy Scout hut obstructing the view and things like that in the park,” said Patterson City Council member Larry Mendoza.

Allain: Special budget session is a necessity

Bret Allain

State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, says the Legislature will have to hold a special session next year solely to focus on the 2016 proposed budget to iron out budget issues before the regular session.
During Monday’s St. Mary Parish Council of Governments meeting, Allain said state legislators have a tough task ahead of them to fix the state’s budget issues. In 2016, the Legislature will have to hold a special session “just to deal with the budget” ahead of the regular session, Allain said.

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Sports

Spring League
Week 4
Won/Loss
1st Place Blue Goose 23.0-13.0
2nd Place Odd Squad 22.5-11.5
3rd Place The Dude Crew 22.5-13.5

Lifestyle

One of the tours for garden club members attending the Louisiana Garden Club Federation of the National Garden Clubs Convention held in Vidalia included the Sidney A. Murray Jr. Hydroelectric Station. From left are Clara Earl, Baton Rouge Garden Club; Donna Bucci, Bayou Vista Garden Club; Ben Taunton, Natural Resource Conservation Specialists district conservationist; Dicky Wilds, bus driver; and John Wilkinson, plant manager.
--Submitted Photo

Bayou Vista Garden Club was represented by President Donna Bucci at the 82nd annual Louisiana Garden Club Federation of the National Garden Clubs Convention held in Vidalia in April.

Obituaries

Samuel “Sammie” Foster, 87, a resident of Orange, TX and native of Franklin, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016, at 11:35 a.m., at the Silsbee Convalescent Center in Silsbee, TX.

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