Phylway Construction works to clear trees Thursday on the Hellenic property in Morgan City. Soil will be excavated from the site to be used to raise levees from Lake End Park to Justa Street. The site will eventually become a drainage canal to transport water to a new pumping station to be built near Lake End Park. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Just two weeks into construction, work is progressing quickly on the Lake End Park to Justa Street portion of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project.

Dale Kernahan, co-director of Wings to Soar, shows the crowd at the Patterson Area Civic Center a red-tailed hawk during Wednesday’s presentation to a group of students. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Area students got an up-close look Wednesday at several birds of prey as the raptors soared over the crowd at the Patterson Area Civic Center. John Stokes and Dale Kernahan, co-directors of Wings to Soar, gave a presentation as part of the 12th Annual Eagle Expo and More hosted by the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Along with the J-turn installations in the Patterson area and the overpass work at Four Corners, state highway crews are improving this intersection on U.S. 90 west of Calumet. State Rep. Sam Jones told the Berwick Council on Tuesday that the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges also are due for repairs and cleaning. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Road work is becoming a familiar sight in the Tri-City area, and that work will likely extend to the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges within the next two years. State Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin, spoke during Tuesday’s Berwick Town Council meeting.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

At the August meeting of Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Massabielle, members were recognized for perfect attendance. Recipients pictured are Pat Autrey, Sundra Deshotel, Veronica Governale, Betsy Grizzaffi, Marian Jones, Marguerite Landry, Angela Mire, Mary Rentrop, Denise Ritchie, Betty Rulf and Marie Swiber. Absent: Terrie Verret. Roses are presented and are donated by Marian Jones in memory of her sister.

At a recent meeting of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, members were recognized for 50 years of service.

Locals discuss new school law

From left, Oraline Robinson, Anna Cunningham and Beverly Polk answer discussion questions Thursday night about student success during the Louisiana Association of Educators community forum at Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Community stakeholders in education all agree that more parental involvement is needed in schools to ensure a better future for St. Mary Parish students.

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Earl Francis and his wife Lisa McCurtis-Francis were crowned as the first royalty of the Krewe of Grandeur on Feb. 11 at the Patterson Area Civic Center. King and Queen Grandeur I were part of a 14-piece court that represented the theme, “Elegant Evening with Grandeur.” Trainbearers were Ajayce McCurtis, Dehari McCurtis, Dreshon McCurtis and Durell McCurtis Jr.
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The Krewe of Grandeur presented its first Mardi Gras Court and Ball on Feb. 11 at the Patterson Area Civic Center.

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