St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff, center at the podium, congratulates the team and the coaching staff of the Central Catholic High School Eagles after they won the 2016 Class 1A State Baseball Championship.

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Memorial Day weekend in Morgan City will feature a Freedom Fest and Freedom Ride Saturday and Sunday followed by a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony Monday.
Doves fly through the air at the ribbon cutting and grand opening of a new facility in St. Mary Parish located just off Highway U.S. 90 in Franklin that will try to ensure the safety of children in domestic situations.

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

St. Mary Foundation awards grants

The St. Mary Parish Foundation, an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, awards $15,700 to local schools and nonprofit organizations through a competitive grant cycle. From back left are Dr. Derrick White, West St. Mary High School principal; Craig Thomson, SMPF board member; Brian Thorguson, SMPF board member; Al Lippman, SMPF board member; Danielle Grow, Hattie Watts Elementary teacher; Greg Hamer, SMPF chair; Carey Martin, West St. Mary High School counselor; Maria Robison, Chez Hope, Inc. child advocate; Tonya Hills, Hattie Watts Elementary teacher; Kim Stansbury, City Court of Morgan City Juvenile Services Division; Alice Pecoraro, SMPF board member; Rebecca Harris, M.D. Shannon Elementary School principal; Phyllis Glover, M.D. Shannon Elementary School librarian; Frank S. Guarisco, SMPF board member; Dr. Teresa Bagwell, St. Mary Parish Schools interim superintendent; Gerrie Byrne, Central Catholic High School curriculum director; Cherrise Picard, Chez Hope, Inc. executive director; Sheryl Gibbons, Hattie Watts Elementary principal; Kathleen L. Bailey, SMPF board member; Charlotte Mahfouz, SMPF board member; Janice C. LeBlanc, SMPF board member; Brenda Liner, St. Mary Outreach, LLC executive director. Not pictured are Holy Cross Elementary; Larry J. Callais, SMPF secretary; Marshall W. Guidry, SMPF vice-chair; Patrick O. Little, SMPF board member; Karen Melancon, SMPF board member; Dr. Donna Tesi, SMPF immediate past chair.

The St. Mary Parish Foundation, an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, recently awarded $15,700 to schools and nonprofit organizations in St.

Berwick moves to collect past-due property taxes

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival board member Rodney Grow, center, speaks during Tuesday’s Berwick Town Council meeting. Also pictured are Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Executive Director Darby Isham and festival board member Louis Tamporello.

BERWICK — Town officials moved forward with plans Tuesday to collect about $7,000 in delinquent taxes over the past three years.

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