Franklin Foundation Hospital was the sponsor for the Feb. 11 city cleanup. The group removed litter on Main Street from the cemetery to the courthouse, including the Teche Theater area and Teche Drive. Stephanie and Maurice Guidry, Kindra McLean, Matt Barrilleaux, Ron Bailey, Rachel Picard, Didi Battle, Vel Minor, Dawn Kaiser-Melancon and Renee Mitchel represented FFH. They were accompanied by community volunteers Marguerite Robinson, Elaine Karam and Ruthie Heard. Argus Spa provided bottled water and the hospital supplied grabbers, gloves and trash bags.

Council members Dale Rogers, J Ina and Craig Mathews

Parish council members did not remove from the table a proposed housing development item in Garden City.

Workers install composite decking Wednesday at Morgan City’s riverfront wharf. The work is part of a $2 million makeover to the wharf, which should be open to the public by the summer. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

In just a few months, Morgan City residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the city’s newly improved wharf on the Atchafalaya River.

Six-figure income in public housing

The Berwick Housing Authority is one of the local public housing entities cited in a federal audit that found residents with incomes above the eligibility limits. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Several families living in the Berwick, Morgan City and Patterson housing au-thorities allegedly had in-comes thousands of dollars in excess of the U.S.

Food drives benefit local Emergency Aid

The United States Department of Agriculture and the St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District are among those who recently supported local families by holding its “Feds Feeds Families” food drive. The collected food was donated to the local Emergency Aid Center for United Way for South Louisiana. From left representing the local Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service and St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District offices are Eddie Payton, Juanita Clements, J.P. Hebert, Andrea Dumesnil, Kayla Hebert, and Chandra Chauvin.

Church of the Assumption in Franklin will host a drop off point for the annual Food For Families Food Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 8, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

December begins with a warm spell

The temperature may not feel like Christmas, but that didn’t stop local families from getting into the holiday spirit. Danielle Nettles and Bryan Miller search for the perfect Christmas tree with their two children Jaelynn Miller and Bryan Miller Jr. Monday night on Anthony Street in Bayou Vista at Bayou Vista Community Fellowship’s annual Christmas tree fundraiser.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

After a week of unseasonably warm temperatures, the Tri-City area should get back to more seasonably typical weather in the next few days.

Local food banks say they’re fielding more requests for help

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner and Alana Andrus, donor coordinator, check expiration dates on donated food items in order to sort and organize donations on pantry shelves.

The Daily Review/Shea Drake

Morgan City area food banks and pantries are experiencing a growing number of requests for food this year because of rising unemployment.

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The Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers will take to the road tonight to face the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles in the quarterfinals of the Division IV basketball playoffs at the VCHS Gymnasium.

Lifestyle

Ashley Totten and Luke Derise
--Brittany Totten Photo

Ronnie and Philomena Totten of Patterson wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie Totten, to Luke Joseph Derise, son of Joey Derise of Morgan City an

Obituaries

Ann Delores Dudley Williams, a native of Tangipahoa and lifelong resident of Patterson, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at her residence.

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