The award for Champion Yorkshire Swine and Champion Duroc went to Tylar Morris, above, at the St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show. Zach Hebert, below, won for Champion Intermediate Showman, Exhibitor with Highest Price Market Hog and First Place Intermediate.

Amelia Hoppe, Director of Programs

The Louisiana Civil Justice Center (LCJC) will embark on its second “Justice Tour” that includes a stop at the St. Mary Parish Library in Franklin.

Krewe of Adonis King Jake Breaux and Queen Carey Gaddis throw beads during Friday's parade in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The Krewe of Adonis Parade kicked off the Tri-City Mardi Gras parade schedule Friday night in Morgan City.

FHCC

Franklin Health Care Center recently celebrated “Favorite Author—Read a Book Day.” Pictured above is the center’s favorite author, Shelia Lobdell, along with several members of the facility’s Library Club. Connie Durocher, with the Franklin Branch Library, is pictured below, and has been instrumental with supplying the group with books. Lobdell has written many children’s articles. Also pictured are Irene Broussard, Resident Council President; Lorena Viguerie, Library Group Chairperson; Mrs. Alice Drefchenski, known for reading almost a book a day.

Sugar cane field smoke causes stir

A combination of smoke and fog left visibility in areas between Franklin and Centerville on La. 182 down to just a few feet Tuesday evening. Firefighters and emergency personnel responded but it was believed that the smoke was from a fire set in a field nearby earlier in the day. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office released information Wednesday morning in regards to a smoke and fog event that began Tuesday night around 9 p.m.

Operation Christmas Child is underway

First Baptist Church Collection Center Coordinator Robin Richard adds more gift-filled shoeboxes to a carton that will be loaded on trailer and delivered to Operation Christmas Child processing centers. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

First Baptist Church in Morgan City on Monday officially began its annual collection of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Port wants marsh creation project in coastal master plan

Point Au Fer Island land manager Randy Moertle speaks during Monday's Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District meeting about the Point Au Fer marsh creation project. Officials are working to get the project included in the state's coastal master plan. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Port of Morgan City leaders are pushing to see that Louisiana’s coastal master plan includes a marsh creation project that would use fertile sand dredged out of the Atchafalaya River to create land

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Sports

GONZALES _ The No. 17 seed Hanson Memorial Tigers posted a 63-58 road victory over No. 16 seed Ascension Christian 63-58 in the first round of the Division IV playoffs.

Lifestyle

Versa Dore was given a gift by Bayou Vista Garden Club Vice President and Program Chairman Gloria Roy in appreciation for Dore’s presentation at the February Bayou Vista Garden Club meeting. Dore gave a presentation on backyard habitats.
—Submitted Photos

Louisiana Master Gardener Versa Dore was guest speaker at the Bayou Vista Garden Club February meeting.

Obituaries

August 13, 1936-February 23, 2017
Susana Lopez Ramirez Torres, 80, a resident of Patterson, passed away in her home on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, surrounded by her adoring family.

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