JD3 dancer De'Iryah Green, right, practices her moves. Her troupe hopes to appear on 'Bring It!' (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Judah Dazzling Diamond Dancers – JD3 – of St. Mary Parish need the support of their community as they compete for the No. 1 spot as finalist to be on the hit television dance show “Bring It!”

Berwick High School senior Jordan Lipari held a signing ceremony Wednesday to celebrate her continuing her softball career at Millsaps College. Seated from left are Megan Lipari, sister; Matt Lipari, father; Lipari; Kristen Lipari, mother; and Landon Lipari, brother. Standing, from left, are Matt Judice, Lipari's hitting
coach; Shari Osburn, Berwick High School assistant softball coach; Lloyd Burchfield, former Berwick High School softball coach; Buffy Fegenbush, Berwick High School principal; Eric Holden, Berwick High School athletic director; and Heather Templet, Berwick High School softball coach. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Berwick High School softball standout Jordan Lipari’s signing of a softball scholarship to Millsaps College Wednesday at Berwick High School is “special” to her and her family.
The Franklin Rotary Club and the Franklin Garden Club were the sponsors for the Jan. 14 city cleanup. Target areas included Teche Drive, the rear of the courthouse, the Teche Theater and Franklin Supermarket area.

All eyes on the eagles: Eagle Expo brings experts to area

A mature bald eagle is perched in a tree overlooking open water Friday near Morgan City. Tourists got a chance to see the nation’s symbol up close during the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau’s 11th annual Eagle Expo.

The Daily Review/Bill Decker

The hit of the Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau’s annual Eagle Expo is always the boat tour of waterways near Morgan City.

Traffic on U.S. 90 west delayed this morning after Bayou Vista wreck

U.S. 90 west at Universe Street in Bayou Vista was blocked for about an hour this morning due to a two-vehicle crash. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting the crash at 7:23 a.m. today. The driver of a car involved in the wreck, Caston Malveaux, 59, was arrested on the charges of careless operation of motor vehicle with a crash and no insurance. Malveaux was trying to cross the U.S. 90 westbound lanes to turn onto Universe Street when he pulled in front of a pickup truck causing a crash, Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Traci Landry said. Malveaux was the only person transported to the hospital in the wreck, Landry said.

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.

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Berwick High School senior Jordan Lipari held a signing ceremony Wednesday to celebrate her continuing her softball career at Millsaps College. Seated from left are Megan Lipari, sister; Matt Lipari, father; Lipari; Kristen Lipari, mother; and Landon Lipari, brother. Standing, from left, are Matt Judice, Lipari's hitting
coach; Shari Osburn, Berwick High School assistant softball coach; Lloyd Burchfield, former Berwick High School softball coach; Buffy Fegenbush, Berwick High School principal; Eric Holden, Berwick High School athletic director; and Heather Templet, Berwick High School softball coach. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Berwick High School softball standout Jordan Lipari’s signing of a softball scholarship to Millsaps College Wednesday at Berwick High School is “special” to her and her family.

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Obituaries

Mark David Wheeler, 62, a resident of Morgan City, passed away in home on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.
He was born Sept. 17, 1954, in Verdun, France.
He is survived by

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