The fourth annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Morgan City's Cypress Park, 611 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce and VFW Post 4222 of Morgan City are hosting the event.

Last Friday the Franklin Fire Department received a call from Ted Mire on La. 182 who reported that he has an old telephone pole on his property that wood peckers and wood ducks use as a nesting site. Mire said a wood duck hen was stuck and in distress. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth responded with an engine company and firefighter Andrew Stewart III to assist. The hen came out of her nest about 15 feet up the pole and was hanging by her neck. Hildreth said she apparently collected some twine for nesting and became entangled. They raised a ladder and Hildreth, above, and below at right with the duck and Mire, climbed up to cut the cord from around the duck’s neck. She was in obvious distress and exhausted from her ordeal, he said, but he finished removing the twine and Mire released her to drink and feed. Mother and brood are reportedly doing fine.

Megan Landry

Central Catholic placed four members of its softball team on the All-District 7-1A team and shared the Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year award.

Last Friday the Franklin Fire Department received a call from Ted Mire on La. 182 who reported that he has an old telephone pole on his property that wood peckers and wood ducks use as a nesting site. Mire said a wood duck hen was stuck and in distress. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth responded with an engine company and firefighter Andrew Stewart III to assist. The hen came out of her nest about 15 feet up the pole and was hanging by her neck. Hildreth said she apparently collected some twine for nesting and became entangled. They raised a ladder and Hildreth, above, and below at right with the duck and Mire, climbed up to cut the cord from around the duck’s neck. She was in obvious distress and exhausted from her ordeal, he said, but he finished removing the twine and Mire released her to drink and feed. Mother and brood are reportedly doing fine.

Megan Landry

Teche paddling trail

Connie Castille, executive director of the TECHE Project, presented plaques to Baldwin Mayor Donna Lanceslin, above, and Franklin Mayor Raymond Harris, below, commemorating the designation of Bayou

One Acadiana holds inaugural banquet

David Callecod of Lafayette General Hospitial is the CEO Advisory to the Council of One Acadian. He speaks to the nearly 1,000 people who attended last week's banquet.

One Acadiana recently brought together nearly 700 business and community leaders from across the nine-parish region at its inaugural Regional Celebration.

St. Mary hires more, but jobless rate rises

City workers are replacing the roadway and drainage culverts along Onstead Street in Morgan City. Work began Monday and is expected to be complete in about three weeks, Morgan City Public Works Director Mike Loupe said.

Louisiana’s job market sputtered in January as the state recorded the third-highest unemployment rate among the states.

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Sports

A Morgan City quarterback runs a play during Thursday’s scrimmage at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers spring scrimmaged consisted of intrasquad work. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Greg Roussel)

Berwick and Erath high schools both scored two touchdowns during their scrimmage Thursday, Berwick High coach Craig Brodie said.

Lifestyle

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Welch III
--Catherine Guidry Photography

Calyn Lee Swords and Lawrence Austin Welch III were married during a 6:30 p.m. double-ring ceremony March 13 at The Old Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge. The Rev. Ginny Allen officiated.

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