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

Berwick students visit Morgan City Rotary Club

Morgan City Rotary Club members hosted Berwick High School students Shannon Theriot, Jeanne Marie Hidalgo and Nate Furlette at a recent luncheon where the students spoke about their school activities and education plans. From left are Theriot, Hidalgo and Furlette.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members hosted Berwick High School students Shannon Theriot, Jeanne Marie Hidalgo and Nate Furlette at a recent luncheon where the students spoke about their school activiti

Heart health at Teche Regional Medical Center

Sacred Heart Cardiology offered free blood pressure checks and information on heart health for the Teche Regional Medical Center’s Health Fair and Screening Oct. 10. From left, are Dr. Juan A. Escarfuller, Martie Pennington, Niurka Rodriguez Abon and Felicia Foret.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Sacred Heart Cardiology offered free blood pressure checks and information on heart health for the Teche Regional Medical Center’s Health Fair and Screening Oct. 10.

Police officers visit school

Police officers recently visited Immanuel Christian School. In the back from left, are Kim Eues, Ethan Adams, Hailee Alcina, Hayden Fabre, Ethan Tisdale, Isaac Moore, Police officer J.P. Henry of Berwick, Jack Quinley, Madison Dickson, Graice Wilson, Trent Stockstill, Franky Pearce, Alina McNabb, Anita Stanley and Claudette Faulk. Front row, from left, are Savanna Hatcher, Zoey DeLaRosa, Brody Swisher, Allyson Oschmann, Kylie Watson, Braylon Garcia-Gant, Hunter Alcina, Wayne Rebardi, Aiden Darnell, Jayce Gross, Kaden Chenier, Brad Perez, Kohen Hill, Maden Rodriguez and Bruce Perez.
(Submitted Photo)

Police officers recently visited Immanuel Christian School.

School scores

Principal Claire Guarisco celebrated with students and staff this morning when she announced Bayou Vista Elementary earned a School Performance Score of A with a score of 104.5. This year marks the first time the school has achieved an A, the highest rating awarded by the state Department of Education.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The St. Mary Parish school district maintained a B rating despite harder tests, which are part of the state’s long-term transition to higher expectations.

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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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