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

Vigil commemorates a life cut short

Verdunville and Centerville residents stand united Friday at the Verdunville Strong Stop the Violence candlelight vigil to support the family of Nevis Sterling. The vigil was held on the parking lot of St. Mary Parish Alternative School.

The Daily Review/Shea Drake

VERDUNVILLE — The Verdunville and Centerville communities joined to support the family of Nevis Sterling and to celebrate his life with the Verdunville Strong Stop the Violence candlelight vigil.

Another football player sustains neck injury

Morgan City High School and Vandebilt Catholic football team members and cheerleaders kneel in prayer during an injury timeout at Friday’s game. Morgan City Coach Scott Tregle said player Scott Comeaux fractured his sixth vertebrae but is expected to make a full recovery.

The Tri-City area had its second scare in a varsity football game in less than a month Friday when Morgan City High School’s Scott Comeaux injured his neck during the game against Vandebilt Catholi

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Pelican begins
Patterson pickups
Pelican Waste & Debris began picking up residential garbage today in Patterson, according to a news release.

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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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