The Franklin Rotary Club and the Franklin Garden Club were the sponsors for the Jan. 14 city cleanup. Target areas included Teche Drive, the rear of the courthouse, the Teche Theater and Franklin Supermarket area.

Brent Vining takes out crawfish that he boiled Wednesday at Boiling Madd in Patterson. Crawfish are starting to get more plentiful in the Tri-City area as pond production increases in south Louisiana. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Crawfish are starting to get more plentiful in restaurants and seafood stores in the area as the pond harvest picks up, while the Atchafalaya Basin season is just getting underway.

Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Sheriff investigating missing boat

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office marine division is searching for a boat stolen Saturday from Banana Pass in Sweet Bay Lake south of Berwick. The boat is described as a “dead grass green” 19-foot long V-shaped homemade aluminum boat with a welded on 17-gallon gas tank. (Submitted)

Authorities are investigating a Saturday boat theft that occurred south of Berwick, according to a news release.;

Giving for Thanksgiving: Churches invite community to a meal

Pharr Chapel and Walmsley United Methodist churches in Morgan City hosted their annual Thanksgiving dinner Saturday at Pharr Chapel. Sheryl Mashburn, center, of Pharr Chapel, brings Thanksgiving meals to, seated from left, Georgia Carbin, Mary White and Earline Delaune.

For about the past decade, a local United Methodist community has provided a free Thanksgiving meal for area residents.

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