Upon receiving the National Coach of the Year award, Coach Kenneth Lockett turned his shining moment into a special honor for everyone who has ever touched his life in some special way.

Scott Angelle

Fixing the state budget would be the first priority in office of both Scott Angelle and Jay Dardenne, Republican candidates for Louisiana governor.

(The Daily Review/Courtney Long)

Special teams are the biggest concern for Tri-City area coaches in the Morgan City High School Football Jamboree Friday at Tiger Stadium. Berwick will host Covenant Christian in the opening game at 6 p.m., while Morgan City will face Patterson in the nightcap at 8 p.m.

Scott Angelle

(The Daily Review/Courtney Long)

Power up

Morgan City Rotary Club members learned of the progress of construction on the new power plant being built for LEPA on Youngs Road from LEPA General Manger Cordell Grand at a recent luncheon.

Students of the Month

Students of the Month were recognized during the May meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board. They are from left Chloe Simpson, a fifth grader at Centerville Elementary; Jayde Lasseigne, a fifth grader at Berwick Elementary; and Tyler Besse, a fifth grader at M.E. Norman Elementary.

Duck rescue

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.

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Artists Guild Unlimited’s annual Labor Day Show and Sale will be held Sept. 2-24 at the AGU Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City.

Obituaries

Eric Swanson

April 17, 1978 — August 25, 2015
Eric Swanson, a native of Dallas and a longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at his residence at the age of 37.

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