Franklin Foundation Hospital was the sponsor for the Feb. 11 city cleanup. The group removed litter on Main Street from the cemetery to the courthouse, including the Teche Theater area and Teche Drive. Stephanie and Maurice Guidry, Kindra McLean, Matt Barrilleaux, Ron Bailey, Rachel Picard, Didi Battle, Vel Minor, Dawn Kaiser-Melancon and Renee Mitchel represented FFH. They were accompanied by community volunteers Marguerite Robinson, Elaine Karam and Ruthie Heard. Argus Spa provided bottled water and the hospital supplied grabbers, gloves and trash bags.

Council members Dale Rogers, J Ina and Craig Mathews

Parish council members did not remove from the table a proposed housing development item in Garden City.

Workers install composite decking Wednesday at Morgan City’s riverfront wharf. The work is part of a $2 million makeover to the wharf, which should be open to the public by the summer. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

In just a few months, Morgan City residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the city’s newly improved wharf on the Atchafalaya River.

Honor for Bayou Vista Elementary: School nominated for Blue Ribbon award

Before the start of school, these Bayou Vista Elementary fourth-graders, from left, Luis Arias, Annabel Adams and Sophia Besse read quietly while their teachers monitor students during morning duty. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Bayou Vista Elementary School is one of six schools statewide nominated as a National Blue Ribbon School by State Superintendent John White.

Parish fair awards

Awards from the St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show included, at top, Addie Lovell for Champion Red Brahman Influence Heifer and Champion Intermediate Showman Beef; below, Kennedi Chauvin, Goat Champion Pygme Doe.

Drainage district breaks ground on $8.1 million levee project

St. Mary Parish Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 2 held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the Lake End Park to Justa Street section of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project. The ceremony was held at the Cajun Coast welcome center. Contractor, Phylway Construction of Thibodaux, has 400 days, excluding rain days, to complete the $8.1 million portion of the levee project. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

After several years of planning, design and engineering work, construction is officially underway on a major portion of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project, the result of which will lower re

Parish fair awards

Karlie Blanchard, above, accepted the award for Champion Bantam Pullet at the St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show award banquet in Franklin. Nehemiah Yoder, below, accepted the award for Champion Standard Hen.

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Sports

The Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers will take to the road tonight to face the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles in the quarterfinals of the Division IV basketball playoffs at the VCHS Gymnasium.

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