JD3 dancer De'Iryah Green, right, practices her moves. Her troupe hopes to appear on 'Bring It!' (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Judah Dazzling Diamond Dancers – JD3 – of St. Mary Parish need the support of their community as they compete for the No. 1 spot as finalist to be on the hit television dance show “Bring It!”

Berwick High School senior Jordan Lipari held a signing ceremony Wednesday to celebrate her continuing her softball career at Millsaps College. Seated from left are Megan Lipari, sister; Matt Lipari, father; Lipari; Kristen Lipari, mother; and Landon Lipari, brother. Standing, from left, are Matt Judice, Lipari's hitting
coach; Shari Osburn, Berwick High School assistant softball coach; Lloyd Burchfield, former Berwick High School softball coach; Buffy Fegenbush, Berwick High School principal; Eric Holden, Berwick High School athletic director; and Heather Templet, Berwick High School softball coach. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Berwick High School softball standout Jordan Lipari’s signing of a softball scholarship to Millsaps College Wednesday at Berwick High School is “special” to her and her family.
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.

Red Ribbon Week

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Walter Shepherd appeared before the St. Mary Parish Council on Wednesday to request a proclamation declaring the week of Oct. 21- 30 as Red Ribbon Drug-Free Week.

Fire marshal: Smoke alarms save lives

State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning speaks to St. Mary Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday during National Fire Prevention Week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Having a properly functioning smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death, State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning said Wednesday during National Fire Prevention Week.

Head Start prepares for festival

Yogi Bear Head Start students, from left, Chloe Granger, 3; Amari Taylor, 4; Ava Wayman, 4; and Zayaire Joseph, 3, sit in the library area Wednesday with picture books. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Community Action Head Start will host the Fit Fun Festival in Franklin’s Caffery Park on Oct. 20. This Fun in the Park event is in observance of National Head Start Awareness Month.

Englishman passes through Morgan City on journey across the U.S.; Hopes 20,000-mile run will encourage kids to be more active

Jim Plunkett-Cole runs along Front Street Wednesday during his visit to Morgan City. He is on a three-year journey to run 20,000 miles across the U.S. and encourage kids to exercise every day. The trek is based on Forrest Gump’s fictional run in the 1994 movie starring Tom Hanks. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Using Forrest Gump’s fictional run across the U.S.

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Berwick High School senior Jordan Lipari held a signing ceremony Wednesday to celebrate her continuing her softball career at Millsaps College. Seated from left are Megan Lipari, sister; Matt Lipari, father; Lipari; Kristen Lipari, mother; and Landon Lipari, brother. Standing, from left, are Matt Judice, Lipari's hitting
coach; Shari Osburn, Berwick High School assistant softball coach; Lloyd Burchfield, former Berwick High School softball coach; Buffy Fegenbush, Berwick High School principal; Eric Holden, Berwick High School athletic director; and Heather Templet, Berwick High School softball coach. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Berwick High School softball standout Jordan Lipari’s signing of a softball scholarship to Millsaps College Wednesday at Berwick High School is “special” to her and her family.

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¼ cup panko bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
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Obituaries

Mark David Wheeler, 62, a resident of Morgan City, passed away in home on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.
He was born Sept. 17, 1954, in Verdun, France.
He is survived by

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