Six-year-old Cooper Samuel-Louis Jones often takes walks through the Franklin Cemetery with his grandparents, Rep. Sam Jones and his wife Toni, and his aunt Allison Jones. Allison took this photo of Cooper as he knelt to pray at the grave of a soldier.
The winners from the 2016 “St. Mary’s Got Talent” Show held at the Teche Theatre last Friday are left to right: Reneka Thomas took third place; Kenny Perry and Amber Lanclos won first place; Makayla Dupree placed second; and Walt Johnson was the audience favorite of the evening’s performances.
The Franklin Fire Department lifted the flag this morning on the St. Mary Parish Courthouse s quare in observance of Memorial Day in the city and entire nation

Businesses hope shoppers stay in town

Frances Stevens, owner of the Wildflower department store, prepares to open the store for Black Friday this morning.
was preparing for the stores black Friday sale this morning.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Ready or not, the holiday shopping season is here.
Many parish businesses are putting on big sales that started Thursday and continued today for Black Friday in an effort to get people to shop early, St. Mary Chamber of Commerce President Donna Meyer said.

From the Editor: Piece of history awaits local funding

The Gathright House was moved to what is now Morgan City in 1855 and was occupied by members of the Gathright family for nearly a century.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

This is no joke. But you’ve probably heard it before.
When I got to work early Thursday, there on my desk was some paperwork. The subject: efforts to fix up the Gathright House, the second-oldest existing building in Morgan City.

Toys for Tots can make Christmas happier

Marine Corps League, St. Mary Detachment Toys for Tots coordinator Bill Goessl organizes shelves in the Toys for Tots warehouse to prepare for the next order of toys to be assembled for distribution day.
The Daily Review/Shea Drake

The Marine Corps League St. Mary Detachment Toys for Tots program is collecting toys to distribute to the families of less fortunate children throughout the parish Dec. 19.

Tuneweavers sing their final anthem

The Tuneweavers pose for a group picture featuring the new all-inclusive male and female chorus in 1984. The chorus composed of Tri-City area residents originally formed as an all-male chorus in 1978.

Submitted Photo

After 36 years of singing together, the Tuneweavers are disbanding after an executive committee vote based on a major decline in membership and inability to find a choral director.

Nation pauses to give thanks

Employees at Cypress Point Fresh Market in Patterson were busy checking out customers who were shopping in preparation for their Thanksgiving meals on Wednesday.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan today for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy



Former Patterson standout Tristen Ausama signed a national letter of intent Thursday to play college football at Louisiana College in Pineville. Seated from left are Shirley Turner, mother; Ausama holding Bryson Ausama, son; Raven Gahn, girlfriend; Ninedra Fancis, sister; and Cabrini Belt, niece. Standing, from left, are Branden Harden, Patterson assistant football coach; A’zhayde Francis, niece; Salex Francis, sister; Mauricia Givens, niece; and Landen Gahn (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray).

It’s been a big year for Patterson standout running back Tristen Ausama, and he took another leap Thursday, signing a national letter of intent to play college football at Louisiana College.


Larry and Nedra Giroir
--Submitted Photo

Larry and Nedra Giroir of Morgan City celebrated their 50th anniversary May 21 with a family gathering at Shoney’s in Morgan City. They were married May 22, 1966, in Berwick.

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