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

Ribbon cutting held

Baldwin Mayor Donna Lanceslin along with other local officials, Chamber of Commerce members, friends and family joined owners Marquall and Kizzy Dixon for the ribbon cutting of MK Dixon Funeral Hom

Honors at Central Catholic High School

Central Catholic High School Student of the Month Award is designed to distinguish one outstanding junior high school student and one high school student. This award is an opportunity to recognize students who have demonstrated excellent leadership ability and motivation. This month, Central Catholic High School has awarded eighth-grader Bailee Lipari and junior Lindsee Case for the honor. Librarian and technology coordinator Anna Saleme was recognized as Inspirational Faculty Member of the month.
(Submitted Photo)

Central Catholic High School Student of the Month Award is designed to distinguish one outstanding junior high school student and one high school student.

Hannibal royalty

The Krewe of Hannibal presented its Carnival tableau Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. King Hannibal XXXV Phillip Dural and Queen Cleopatra XXXV Greta Lewis represented Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II in keeping with the court theme, “Once Royalty, Always Royalty: Hannibal Presents the House of Windsor.” Krewe members plan to parade with members of the Krewe of Dionysus at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bayou Vista, the Krewe of Amani at 1 p.m. Feb. 16 in Patterson and in the Siracusa/Greenwood community parade at 2 p.m. on Fat Tuesday in Siracusa.
Submitted Photo/Schola Photography

The Krewe of Hannibal presented its Carnival tableau Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.

‘That Just Takes the Cake’ raises dough for Teaching Gardens

Committee member Jackie Cortez-Blakeman displays a cake being auctioned during Friday’s “That Just Takes the Cake” fundraiser for the American Heart Association held at Nico Bella in Morgan City. Looking on are Janice LeBlanc and Ed Patterson.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

The “That Just Takes the Cake” social benefitting area American Heart Association Teaching Gardens raised almost $23,000, according to committee member Gwen Luc.

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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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