JD3 dancer De'Iryah Green, right, practices her moves. Her troupe hopes to appear on 'Bring It!' (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Judah Dazzling Diamond Dancers – JD3 – of St. Mary Parish need the support of their community as they compete for the No. 1 spot as finalist to be on the hit television dance show “Bring It!”

Berwick High School senior Jordan Lipari held a signing ceremony Wednesday to celebrate her continuing her softball career at Millsaps College. Seated from left are Megan Lipari, sister; Matt Lipari, father; Lipari; Kristen Lipari, mother; and Landon Lipari, brother. Standing, from left, are Matt Judice, Lipari's hitting
coach; Shari Osburn, Berwick High School assistant softball coach; Lloyd Burchfield, former Berwick High School softball coach; Buffy Fegenbush, Berwick High School principal; Eric Holden, Berwick High School athletic director; and Heather Templet, Berwick High School softball coach. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Berwick High School softball standout Jordan Lipari’s signing of a softball scholarship to Millsaps College Wednesday at Berwick High School is “special” to her and her family.
The Franklin Rotary Club and the Franklin Garden Club were the sponsors for the Jan. 14 city cleanup. Target areas included Teche Drive, the rear of the courthouse, the Teche Theater and Franklin Supermarket area.

Fig Street home majorly damaged in fire; no serious injuries

A home in the 1000 block of Fig Street in Morgan City sustained major damage early Wednesday morning after a fire started in the utility room area. Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries, but no other injuries were reported. Two vehicles and a boat were also damaged. The fire spread to the siding of an adjacent home. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading beyond the other home’s siding, though. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A Morgan City home sustained major damage, but there were no serious injuries after a fire started early Wednesday morning in a utility room.

Restore or Retreat

Danos hosted a meeting last month with key stakeholders of Restore or Retreat, a nonprofit agency that seeks to identify, expedite and aggressively engage solutions to urgently achieve comprehensiv

Who tends loved ones' graves? Greenwood damage demonstrates the challenge

St. Mary Parish Public Works employee cuts limbs off of a pecan tree that fell and damaged grave sites at Thomas Cemetery during Monday's storm in Siracusaville. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Monday’s storm with strong winds blew down a pecan tree, causing damage to grave sites at Thomas Cemetery in Siracusaville.

Bears still on the move

A black bear is seen Thursday by U.S. 90 in Berwick. Another bear was spotted in a Patterson neighborhood Saturday. At least four bears have been hit by cars from Calumet to Centervillle since Thanksgiving, said Catherine Siracusa, parish black bear conflict officer. However, bear activity in residential areas appears to be lower than usual due to residents properly using their bear-proof garbage cans, she said. (St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office photo)

Black bears are out and about in the Tri-City area, but proper use of bear-proof garbage cans in the area appears to be limiting their presence in residential areas.

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Berwick High School senior Jordan Lipari held a signing ceremony Wednesday to celebrate her continuing her softball career at Millsaps College. Seated from left are Megan Lipari, sister; Matt Lipari, father; Lipari; Kristen Lipari, mother; and Landon Lipari, brother. Standing, from left, are Matt Judice, Lipari's hitting
coach; Shari Osburn, Berwick High School assistant softball coach; Lloyd Burchfield, former Berwick High School softball coach; Buffy Fegenbush, Berwick High School principal; Eric Holden, Berwick High School athletic director; and Heather Templet, Berwick High School softball coach. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Berwick High School softball standout Jordan Lipari’s signing of a softball scholarship to Millsaps College Wednesday at Berwick High School is “special” to her and her family.

Lifestyle

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¼ cup panko bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
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Obituaries

Mark David Wheeler, 62, a resident of Morgan City, passed away in home on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.
He was born Sept. 17, 1954, in Verdun, France.
He is survived by

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