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.

Brent Vining takes out crawfish that he boiled Wednesday at Boiling Madd in Patterson. Crawfish are starting to get more plentiful in the Tri-City area as pond production increases in south Louisiana. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Crawfish are starting to get more plentiful in restaurants and seafood stores in the area as the pond harvest picks up, while the Atchafalaya Basin season is just getting underway.

Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

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Sports

Central Catholic High School improved to 3-2 in District 7-1A action Monday with a 65-38 victory against Hanson Memorial in Franklin. Above, Brooks Thomas drives on the baseline during earlier season action. Thomas had 11 points Monday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Central Catholic Eagles defeated the Hanson Memorial Tigers, 68-35, in District 7-1A action in Franklin Monday.

Lifestyle

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — King cakes — the treats that come around only during Mardi Gras — are rich in history and tradition, but many bakers push the boundaries with quirky ingredients.
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