Franklin’s inaugural “First Thursday” event is this week. The downtown promotion will be Thursday beginning at 1 p.m.
A woman and her 10-year-old son were displaced after a fire broke out at their rented residence at 411 Nora St. Monday morning. Franklin Fire Chief Chuck Bourgeois said the fire was reported at 7:41 a.m. Response time was 3 minutes with heavy smoke and flames showing on the left side of the brick house upon arrival.
Benjamin Kelly faced some adversity during the 400-yard swim at Sunday’s Iron Horse Triathlon and knew he needed to make up time. Fortunately for him, next in the three-part race was his strongest point — the bike.

Power up

Morgan City Rotary Club members learned of the progress of construction on the new power plant being built for LEPA on Youngs Road from LEPA General Manger Cordell Grand at a recent luncheon.

Students of the Month

Students of the Month were recognized during the May meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board. They are from left Chloe Simpson, a fifth grader at Centerville Elementary; Jayde Lasseigne, a fifth grader at Berwick Elementary; and Tyler Besse, a fifth grader at M.E. Norman Elementary.

Duck rescue

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.

Fresh shrimp brings flocks to docks

Customers line up for fresh shrimp after the shrimp boat Mama D ties up along the Morgan City wharf Wednesday.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

The portion of the Morgan City wharf where the Mama D tied up Wednesday was a happy, noisy place.
Someone was getting paid. And lots of people were going to eat well.

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Benjamin Kelly faced some adversity during the 400-yard swim at Sunday’s Iron Horse Triathlon and knew he needed to make up time.

Lifestyle

--Submitted photo

Bayou Vista Garden Club placed wreaths at the Blue Star Memorial Marker and at the Bayou Vista Community Center to commemorate Memorial Day in May. Gloria Roy designed and placed the wreaths.

Obituaries

Gerald J. Landry, 80, of Bernard Avenue, Greeneville, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
He was a plumber and electrician.

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