Food Net’s “Food for Families” drive is in full gear today. Locally, donations can be made at the following locations: Church of the Assumption’s parish hall, Main and Iberia streets, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Baldwin Fire Department, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Baldwin; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Centerville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check the expiration dates on all canned goods that they are not expired. Monetary donations are also accepted.

After months of severe drought in the Southeast, St. Mary Parish finally received a considerable amount of rain over the weekend and into the early part of the week. Some street flooding occurred in Franklin during the heaviest rainfalls, and residents recorded between 9-10 inches of rain over the entire period. Below, Gene Burrell, left, and Ernest Otis, right, with the City of Franklin, work to try and clear drains from flooded streets.

Above, participants in the MADD "A Light of Hope" ceremony Monday in Berwick hold candles in memory of people who have died in drunk-driving crashes. The MADD event has been held for 19 years in the parish. This is the first time it's been held in east St. Mary Parish. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Food Net’s “Food for Families” drive is in full gear today. Locally, donations can be made at the following locations: Church of the Assumption’s parish hall, Main and Iberia streets, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Baldwin Fire Department, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Baldwin; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Centerville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check the expiration dates on all canned goods that they are not expired. Monetary donations are also accepted.

After months of severe drought in the Southeast, St. Mary Parish finally received a considerable amount of rain over the weekend and into the early part of the week. Some street flooding occurred in Franklin during the heaviest rainfalls, and residents recorded between 9-10 inches of rain over the entire period. Below, Gene Burrell, left, and Ernest Otis, right, with the City of Franklin, work to try and clear drains from flooded streets.

Above, participants in the MADD "A Light of Hope" ceremony Monday in Berwick hold candles in memory of people who have died in drunk-driving crashes. The MADD event has been held for 19 years in the parish. This is the first time it's been held in east St. Mary Parish. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Vets complete canoe trip down Mississippi; adventure serves as therapy

Dan Castaneda, standing, and Kevin Wilson completed their canoe trip down the Mississippi River on Saturday and, after a detour down the Atchafalaya, had gumbo and jambalaya at VFW Post 4222 in Morgan City. Also shown is helping dog Samson.

For four months, Dan Castaneda and Kevin Wilson canoed down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico, using the Atchafalaya to knock 100 miles off the trip.

La. 182 in Siracusa closed after 18-wheeler loses load

An 18-wheeler lost its load Saturday on La. 182 in Siracusa. Authorities shut down La. 182 from Coral Marine to James Street while the tractor-trailer was removed from the roadway. (St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office photo)

La. 182 in Siracusa from Coral Marine to James Street was closed to traffic as of about 3:45 p.m. Saturday after an 18-wheeler lost its load earlier in the day, according to the St.

Hats Off To Character

Students and members of the faculty and staff are celebrating Red Ribbon Week at Holy Cross Elementary School to raise awareness of the negative effects of drugs, alcohol and bullying. On Tuesday, students were invited to wear hats to school for Hats Off to Good Character Day. Pictured are sixth-graders Charlotte Callais, Gracie Lipari, Sophie Webster and Emily Wise.

Students and members of the faculty and staff are celebrating Red Ribbon Week at Holy Cross Elementary School to raise awareness of the negative effects of drugs, alcohol and bullying.

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Patterson High alum Blake Dreyer signed a letter of intent on Friday to continue his baseball career at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. Dreyer is a 2016 Patterson High graduate who played baseball for four years for the Lumberjacks. With Dreyer, are his father, Daniel Dreyer, left, and Sterling College Head Baseball Coach Jacob White. Brennan Gouaux was also signed by Sterling College, thanks to Blake Dreyer touting Gouaux's talent, but chose not to pose for a signing photo.
—The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute

While Sterling College’s baseball coaches were showing former Patterson High School standout Blake Dreyer around the Kansas school, and bragging a bit, Dreyer tooted the horn of St.

Obituaries

Funeral Services for Mr. Curless Tabb will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:00 PM, MK DIXON Funeral Home, 211 Main Street, Baldwin, LA. Bro. Bobby Hodnett will conduct the service.

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