Franklin Foundation Hospital was the sponsor for the Feb. 11 city cleanup. The group removed litter on Main Street from the cemetery to the courthouse, including the Teche Theater area and Teche Drive. Stephanie and Maurice Guidry, Kindra McLean, Matt Barrilleaux, Ron Bailey, Rachel Picard, Didi Battle, Vel Minor, Dawn Kaiser-Melancon and Renee Mitchel represented FFH. They were accompanied by community volunteers Marguerite Robinson, Elaine Karam and Ruthie Heard. Argus Spa provided bottled water and the hospital supplied grabbers, gloves and trash bags.

Council members Dale Rogers, J Ina and Craig Mathews

Parish council members did not remove from the table a proposed housing development item in Garden City.

Workers install composite decking Wednesday at Morgan City’s riverfront wharf. The work is part of a $2 million makeover to the wharf, which should be open to the public by the summer. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

In just a few months, Morgan City residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the city’s newly improved wharf on the Atchafalaya River.

Festival ends its 2016 run

Joshua Henson, 5, left, and Jordan Henson, 3, ride a motorcycle at the carnival Monday at the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The rain fell hard, and the local economy is in a slump. But people managed to have a good time at the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival over the Labor Day weekend.

'Pink Glove Dance' premiere tonight

The pink glove dance video premiere to kick-off Fit, Fun and Fabulous in Franklin (4F) will be tonight at the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and concessions will be sold. Parish and local government agencies and nonprofit organizations were filmed this summer wearing pink gloves for the Medline Pink Glove Dance competition in support of breast cancer awareness. Attendees will find out how to vote for the videos that were submitted by Franklin Foundation Hospital and Fit, Fun and Fabulous in Franklin (4F).

Sunday wreck at US 90

At 2:45 p.m. Sunday the Franklin Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle accident at the westbound US 90 on-ramp at Northwest Boulevard. The drivers were transported to Lafayette General Hospital by Acadian Ambulance for treatment. No further details were available this morning.

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The Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers will take to the road tonight to face the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles in the quarterfinals of the Division IV basketball playoffs at the VCHS Gymnasium.

Lifestyle

Ashley Totten and Luke Derise
--Brittany Totten Photo

Ronnie and Philomena Totten of Patterson wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie Totten, to Luke Joseph Derise, son of Joey Derise of Morgan City an

Obituaries

Funeral services for John Craig “Skip” McGraw, 70, of West Monroe, will be held in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe, La. at 2 p.m. on Friday February 24, 2017. Rev.

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