The fourth annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Morgan City's Cypress Park, 611 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce and VFW Post 4222 of Morgan City are hosting the event.

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.

Megan Landry

Central Catholic placed four members of its softball team on the All-District 7-1A team and shared the Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year award.

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.

Megan Landry

Bank awards scholarship

Each year M C Bank presents a $1,500 scholarship to one senior at each of the four area high schools. The major emphasis in arriving at a winner is the appreciation that student has for his or her hometown. Larry J. Callais, right, M C Bank’s president and CEO, presented this year’s Berwick High School ”Hometown Spirit Scholarship” to Drew L. Landry, son of Mike and Laurie Landry. He has been accepted at LSU where he has chosen a major in business and minor in political science.
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Each year M C Bank presents a $1,500 scholarship to one senior at each of the four area high schools.

Donation to church

Patterson State Bank recently made a donation to the Calumet Baptist Youth Group. From left, Cindy Cart, assistant vice president, presents Lori Hebert, youth director, along with group members, Jamie Hebert and Seth Breaux, a donation to participate in “Student Life at the Beach” program located in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Patterson State Bank recently made a donation to the Calumet Baptist Youth Group.

Arrests reports

Devan Serpa

A 29-year-old Morgan City woman was arrested Thursday in connection with a June 27 shooting in Morgan City during which two vehicles and a residence were struck with bullets, Morgan City Police Chi

M C Bank Hometown Spirit Scholarship

M C Bank presents a $1,500 scholarship annually to one senior at each of the four area high schools. The intention behind this award is to recognize students who have been active both in their school and their communities. The major emphasis in arriving at a winner is the appreciation that student has for his or her hometown. Phylis Cook, left, vice president in the Operations Office at M C Bank, presented this year’s Patterson High School Hometown Spirit Scholarship to Jamiri Brown, daughter of Floyd and Ann Brown. Brown plans to attend Louisiana State University.
is interested in becoming a pediatrician and plans to attend LSU.
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M C Bank presents a $1,500 scholarship annually to one senior at each of the four area high schools.

DARE officers at Patterson High School

A Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation was held in May at Patterson Junior High School. From left, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers Corey Burgess, Karla Meranto, Lt. Bobby Darce, Lena Henry and Patterson Police Department Juvenile Officer Cathy Notto.
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A Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation was held in May at Patterson Junior High School.

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Sports

A Morgan City quarterback runs a play during Thursday’s scrimmage at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers spring scrimmaged consisted of intrasquad work. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Greg Roussel)

Berwick and Erath high schools both scored two touchdowns during their scrimmage Thursday, Berwick High coach Craig Brodie said.

Lifestyle

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Welch III
--Catherine Guidry Photography

Calyn Lee Swords and Lawrence Austin Welch III were married during a 6:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony March 13 at The Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. The Rev. Ginny Allen officiated.

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