Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Photos and story by COLIN MURPHEY If Rodney Olander had set out last week to fish for blue crab, it might have been a decent catch. But he was fishing for shrimp.
Shortly before the Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting commenced on Thursday, board Chairman Eugene Foulcard announced to those in attendance that he had been handed a letter on behalf of the FFH medical staff.

Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Birds of prey shown at FJHS

Dale Kernahan, with the non-profit educational organization ‘Wings to Soar’, holds a bird of prey during the group’s presentation at Franklin Junior High School last Friday. John Stokes, below, also with ‘Wings to Soar’ presented an owl. The event featured a wide variety of birds that cannot be released back into the wild for medical reasons and are thus presented to groups across the country to raise awareness of birds of prey. The presentations were made in parish schools in conjunction with last weekend’s Eagle Expo.

School closure decison delayed

Parents, grandparents and other residents of St. Mary Parish stand outside the Central Office Complex on Thursday night, when a meeting about the possible closure of the M.D. Shannon and J.A. Hernandez schools drew an overflow crowd. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

CENTERVILLE — The St. Mary Parish School Board decided at a special meeting Thursday to delay voting on plans to close Hernandez and Shannon elementary for three weeks.

Krewe donates flags to Third Ward Court

Presentation of the flags participants were Cory Burgess, Chief Deputy Marshall’s Assistant; Michelle Berry, Civil Clerk; Marshall David McCoy; David Naquin; Willie Joyce Knight, Chief Criminal Clerk; Deputy Thomas Phillips; Thelma Bourgeois, Criminal Clerk; Judge James Supple and Tony Scelfo.

The American Flag and the Louisiana State flag fly high for the first time in 12 years in front of Franklin City Court on Willow Street.

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Sports

Lloyd Burchfield, left, and Ludness "Lud" Henry were inducted into Berwick's Hall of Fame.

Berwick High School inducted two longtime coaches, Lloyd Burchfield and Ludness “Lud” Henry, into the school’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame before Friday’s homecoming game.

Obituaries

Bennie Earl Hunter, 61, a resident of Morgan City and native of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Sept. 24, 2016, at his residence.

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