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Officials look to spring as winter flood prep finishes

St. Mary Levee District Operations Manager Michael Brocato Jr., center, speaks Thursday with National Guard Maj. Jim Williams, left, and Maj. Lance Hargrave on Avoca Island. The National Guard was finishing building almost 3 miles of levees using HESCO baskets filled with sand that will help protect the area from flooding. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

As work nears completion on projects to protect the area from the winter high water, St. Mary Parish officials already have their eyes on what the spring may hold.

Citywide cleanups continue

Cub Scout Pack 300 sponsored January’s Franklin Cleanup in honor of the late Jim Evans IV. Representatives of the Franklin Rotary Club, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, St. Mary Landmarks, community volunteers and Cub Scout Pack 300 gather to clean downtown and along Bayou Teche. The event saw the largest group ever including Adriane Kramer and daughter Amoret, Cherrise Picard, Elaine Karam, Rebecca Smith, Donna Tesi, Alan Hoberman, Craig Thompson, Katie Seim, Didi Battle, Marguerite Robinson, Matt Barrilleaux, Wilson, Dana, Bennett and Mattie Judice and Cody and Landon Meyerholtz. The scouts were Kylie, Quintin and Allie Schrock, Russell and Kenneth Louviere, Steve, Lisa, Elliot and Gabriel McPherson, and Willie and Evan Chauvin. Franklin Foundation Hospital supplied grabbers, gloves and trash bags, while Argus Spa provided bottled water.

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