Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Photos and story by COLIN MURPHEY If Rodney Olander had set out last week to fish for blue crab, it might have been a decent catch. But he was fishing for shrimp.
Shortly before the Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting commenced on Thursday, board Chairman Eugene Foulcard announced to those in attendance that he had been handed a letter on behalf of the FFH medical staff.

Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Campers are Brittany’s Project Special Friends

Brittany’s Project Special Friends Camp was held July 15-18 at Franklin Senior High School, with 26 campers turning out with help from community volunteers. The camp, designed for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, hosted crafts, activities and much more fun. Visitors included the sheriff’s department; Toney Wade and his Canine Friend Gus with Animal Investigations and Search & Rescue; Mitch the Magician; and the Franklin Police Department. A water fun day was held Friday at the former Oaklawn Sugar Mill property with a water slide, pizza and a visit from the Franklin Fire Department who created a water spray for the campers. For further information on Brittany’s Project or Brittany’s Special Friends Camp contact Sandra Saucier at 337-828-2284 or visit www.brittanysproject.org.

Franklin 10U All-Stars champs head to World Series

Franklin 10U All-Stars team members are Gabe Hebert, Nicolas Mire, Dylan Inzina, Dylan Steiner, Ethan Judice, Reid Lovell, Alonzo Alexander, Landen Walden, Loren Wells, Carter Faucheaux, JohnDavid Hidalgo, Daniel Ibert and Evan Louviere (alternate). Clint Judice is Manager of the team with Heath Lovell and Todd Hebert serving as coaches. The Franklin 10U All-Stars will be playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series in Laurel, Mississippi which will be played August 5-12.

Send-off parade in Franklin Wednesday begins on Main Street

Actors sought for Louisiana film

A film crew shoots a scene from the 2012 movie, "Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which was nominated for four Academy Awards. Court 13 Arts, a New Orleans-based non-profit group, made the film. Court 13 is seeking people from the area to act in its upcoming film, “Wendy.” (Court 13 Arts/ Jess Pinkham)

Producers of an upcoming movie to be filmed mostly in south Louisiana have issued a casting call to find a woman to play the role of a strong, hardworking mother in addition to roles for teens and

School supplies to be collected, distributed

Paying It Forward, a local nonprofit community group, hosted its second annual “Stuff the Bus” Friday under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City to collect supplies for St. Mary Parish children in need. Another “Stuff the Bus” event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday in the Family Dollar parking lot in Patterson. The city of Patterson and Patterson schools are sponsoring the event. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Community members in Patterson will both be collecting school supplies and uniforms for local children in need and distributing already collected items Saturday at different locations.

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Lloyd Burchfield, left, and Ludness "Lud" Henry were inducted into Berwick's Hall of Fame.

Berwick High School inducted two longtime coaches, Lloyd Burchfield and Ludness “Lud” Henry, into the school’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame before Friday’s homecoming game.

Obituaries

Bennie Earl Hunter, 61, a resident of Morgan City and native of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Sept. 24, 2016, at his residence.

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