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

Christianity's holiest season begins today

The Lenten season is now under way with today's observance of Ash Wednesday. Several people wait in line to receive the imposition of ashes from the Rev. Bill Rogalla of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista during an Ash Wednesday service this morning.

After indulging in the excesses of food and fun during Mardi Gras season, today many Tri-City area residents will line the aisles of their churches to receive ashes marking the first day of Lent.

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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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