Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Photos and story by COLIN MURPHEY If Rodney Olander had set out last week to fish for blue crab, it might have been a decent catch. But he was fishing for shrimp.
Shortly before the Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting commenced on Thursday, board Chairman Eugene Foulcard announced to those in attendance that he had been handed a letter on behalf of the FFH medical staff.

Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Wheel House for Aug. 17

20th pastoral anniversary celebration at New Life Tabernacle, 811 Roderick St., Morgan City, Saturday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. Guest speaker the Rev. Kevin Cox, district superintendent UPCI. For more info, 394-3261.

Ham radio will be part of Lighthouse event in Berwick

Town officials in Berwick on Tuesday made Aug. 20 into Ham Radio Day as part of Lighthouse Weekend. On hand were, seated from left: Police Chief James Richard; Mayor Louis Ratcliff; Council Member Jacki Ackel; Gwen Cain, Coral Marine, sponsor; and Homeland Security Director and Berwick Council Member Duval Arthur. Standing: Coast Guard Officer Michael Montanese; Shannon Hubbard, Berwick Town Market leader; and Coast Guard Officers Brandon Graham, Josh Riedel and Matt Callegari. Not pictured are Jackie, Frank and Deborah Price of the Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Club, and Whitney Rogers, owner of The Big Chill.

Staff Report
The big red lighthouse in Berwick will be featured around the world Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Everett S. Berry Lighthouse Park in Berwick from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Police Reports 8-17-16

Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported the following arrests:
Randranique Williams, 24, of Martin Luther King Boulevard, Franklin, was arrested Tuesday at 6:31 p.m. and charged on a warrant for the charge of criminal trespassing. Williams was booked, processed and released on a $500 bond.

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Sports

Lloyd Burchfield, left, and Ludness "Lud" Henry were inducted into Berwick's Hall of Fame.

Berwick High School inducted two longtime coaches, Lloyd Burchfield and Ludness “Lud” Henry, into the school’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame before Friday’s homecoming game.

Obituaries

Bennie Earl Hunter, 61, a resident of Morgan City and native of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Sept. 24, 2016, at his residence.

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