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

Conrads among philanthropists celebrated by Community Foundation of Acadiana

The Community Foundation of Acadiana honored several people at an annual Leaders in Philanthropy Luncheon in Lafayette. Back from left: Kevin Moody, CFA Board Chair; Dr. Joe H. Wilson, St. Landry Parish award recipient; Bob Lowe, Lafayette Parish award recipient; Bobby Hanks, Acadia Parish award recipient; Gervis LaFleur, Evangeline Parish award recipient; Donald “Doc” Voorhies, Iberia Parish award recipient; Johnny Conrad, St. Mary Parish award recipient; David H. Welch, Stone Energy Corporate Award; Raymond J. Hébert, CFA president and CEO. Front from left: Mollie Hanks, Acadia Parish award recipient; Virginia Yongue, St. Martin Parish award recipient; Mary Lou Conrad, St. Mary Parish award recipient. Not pictured: Mary Ellen Sonnier, Vermilion Parish award recipient.
(Submitted Photo)

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s fourth-annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon was held Nov. 14 at the Cajundome Convention Center.

LearnPad distribution disparity addressed

Students work in math class on their LearnPads at Hattie Watts Elementary School on Tuesday. Among the fourth graders were Trevor Caballero, Reign Bass, Cheyenne Olinsky and Jolene Doughty.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

With the allocation of $91,861 from the sale of property, the St.

Scurlock Electric ribbon-cutting ceremony in Morgan City

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Scurlock Electric, located at 3006 Catherine St. in Morgan City. Among those present were, back row, Kelli Hayes, Mata Tellman and Betty Fraley, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce ambassadors; John Rogers, Berennan Pellegrin and Phillip Walker, Scurlock Electric inside sales; Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; Louis Tamporello, councilman; Herman Hartman, chamber board member; and Clifton Couture, chamber ambassador. Front row, are Lisa Patterson, chamber marketing director and office manager; Mandy Fryou, chamber ambassador; Bob Harrison, chamber board member; Cody Leblanc, manager; Quentin Walker, owner; Kimber Teeter, inside sales; and Donna Meyer, chamber president.
The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Scurlock Electric, located at 3006 Catherine St. in Morgan City.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Rue 21

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Rue 21, located at 861 U.S. 90 East in Bayou Vista. Among those present were, back row, Anderson Singleton and Dantraell Benjamin, employees; Stephanie Hartman, store manager; Shabbaniekia Myles, assistant manager; Tamara Todd, district manager; and Lisa Patterson, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce marketing director and office manager. Middle row, from left, are Donna Meyer, chamber president; Jamie Naquin, employee; and Carissa Marceaux, assistant manager. Front row, from left, are Mandy Fryou, chamber ambassador; Flor Paredes, employee; Bob Harrison, chamber board member; Lylly Chau and Karnisha Williams, assistant managers; and Kelli Hayes and Clifton Couture, chamber ambassadors.
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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Rue 21, located at 861 U.S. 90 East in Bayou Vista.

American Humanist Association says St. Mary Parish School District has replied to school prayer complaint (pdfs)

The following is an email from the American Humanist Association about its school prayer complaint and the response by the St. Mary Parish School District.

House fire in Morgan City

Firefighters received a call at 7:56 a.m. today reporting the smell of something burning at a residence in the 200 block of Barrow Street in Morgan City, substitute Fire Chief Mark Stephens said. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke coming from the exterior of the residence, and there was a light haze in the interior of the residence, he said. The homeowner stated that when the heater kicked on, smoke came from the vent so she turned the heater off, Stephens said. Upon investigation, firefighters discovered a board had fallen inside the heating unit and was , smoldered, Stephens said. Firefighters removed the heater and the smoldering board from the residence, he said. The damage was contained to the heating unit, Stephens said. No injuries were reported, Stephens said.
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Firefighters received a call at 7:56 a.m. today reporting the smell of something burning at a residence in the 200 block of Barrow Street in Morgan City, substitute Fire Chief Mark Stephens said.

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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.

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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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