Food Net’s “Food for Families” drive is in full gear today. Locally, donations can be made at the following locations: Church of the Assumption’s parish hall, Main and Iberia streets, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Baldwin Fire Department, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Baldwin; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Centerville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check the expiration dates on all canned goods that they are not expired. Monetary donations are also accepted.
After months of severe drought in the Southeast, St. Mary Parish finally received a considerable amount of rain over the weekend and into the early part of the week. Some street flooding occurred in Franklin during the heaviest rainfalls, and residents recorded between 9-10 inches of rain over the entire period. Below, Gene Burrell, left, and Ernest Otis, right, with the City of Franklin, work to try and clear drains from flooded streets.
Lawsuits against Louisiana oil and gas companies threaten the livelihood of the industry, and area leaders should do everything they can to fight the litigation, State Sen.
Charley Handy IV, front center left, and Wanda Henderson, front center right, stand with their family members around a plaque that will be placed on a wall dedicating the children’s reading room in memory of St. Mary Parish Schools’ librarian Dolores Henderson at Morgan City Library. Handy is the grandson of Henderson and Wanda Henderson is Henderson’s daughter. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)