Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Workers drive steel sheet pilings in January on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure. A contractor is set to begin removing the structure next week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Work will begin next week to remove the Bayou Chene emergency flood protection structure, and small vessels should be able to travel through the bayou within two weeks, St. Mary Levee District officials said Thursday.
It took the Franklin Foundation Hospital board of commissioners’ legal counsel only a few minutes to verify at their monthly meeting on Thursday that the group needs a two-thirds vote to enter into executive session to discuss topics which are legally out of the purview of the public and the press.

Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Workers drive steel sheet pilings in January on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure. A contractor is set to begin removing the structure next week. (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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Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people’s faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder.

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