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

Restless spirits...

The tomb of Addie E. Harris sits above ground near the Susie Plantation outside of Franklin. The house is haunted by the spirit of Harris according to current owners Gail and Ray Bourque as well as many people who have stayed at the residence over the years.

By COLIN MURPHEY

Council: Move Scout Hut from park

In May, Assistant Scoutmaster Phillip Begley began efforts to keep the Boy Scout Hut at Morey Park on Main Street in Patterson.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

PATTERSON –– City Council members voted Monday at a special meeting to move the Boy Scout Hut from Morey Park.
Mayor Rodney Grogran called the special meeting to take final action on the hut.
“We felt like the whole plan for the park would be better served for all citizens of Patterson without the Boy Scout hut obstructing the view and things like that in the park,” said Patterson City Council member Larry Mendoza.

Allain: Special budget session is a necessity

Bret Allain

State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, says the Legislature will have to hold a special session next year solely to focus on the 2016 proposed budget to iron out budget issues before the regular session.
During Monday’s St. Mary Parish Council of Governments meeting, Allain said state legislators have a tough task ahead of them to fix the state’s budget issues. In 2016, the Legislature will have to hold a special session “just to deal with the budget” ahead of the regular session, Allain said.

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Sports

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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