Phylway Construction works to clear trees Thursday on the Hellenic property in Morgan City. Soil will be excavated from the site to be used to raise levees from Lake End Park to Justa Street. The site will eventually become a drainage canal to transport water to a new pumping station to be built near Lake End Park. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Just two weeks into construction, work is progressing quickly on the Lake End Park to Justa Street portion of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project.

Dale Kernahan, co-director of Wings to Soar, shows the crowd at the Patterson Area Civic Center a red-tailed hawk during Wednesday’s presentation to a group of students. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Area students got an up-close look Wednesday at several birds of prey as the raptors soared over the crowd at the Patterson Area Civic Center. John Stokes and Dale Kernahan, co-directors of Wings to Soar, gave a presentation as part of the 12th Annual Eagle Expo and More hosted by the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Along with the J-turn installations in the Patterson area and the overpass work at Four Corners, state highway crews are improving this intersection on U.S. 90 west of Calumet. State Rep. Sam Jones told the Berwick Council on Tuesday that the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges also are due for repairs and cleaning. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Road work is becoming a familiar sight in the Tri-City area, and that work will likely extend to the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges within the next two years. State Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin, spoke during Tuesday’s Berwick Town Council meeting.

Reading room dedicated

Charley Handy IV, front center left, and Wanda Henderson, front center right, stand with their family members around a plaque that will be placed on a wall dedicating the children’s reading room in memory of St. Mary Parish Schools’ librarian Dolores Henderson at Morgan City Library. Handy is the grandson of Henderson and Wanda Henderson is Henderson’s daughter. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

'Paw Jam' held Saturday in Patterson

“Paw Jam,” a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Louisiana held Saturday at the Patterson Area Civic Center, included a “jail” where people could pay $5 to put someone in jail and $5 to bail themselves out. Sitting in the jail, from left, are Elmer Galloway Jr., Leah Nicar and Mikey Campbell. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

"Paw Jam," a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Louisiana, was held Saturday at the Patterson Area Civic Center.

Scouts retire over 3,000 American flags Saturday

Boys Scouts Sean Dennis and Hunter Bella of Troop 49 in Morgan City hold an American flag during Saturday’s flag retirement ceremony at Lake End Parkway. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts retired more than 3,000 American flags that were past their prime Saturday, respectfully disposing of the nation’s symbol of freedom and sacrifice.

Knights of Columbus donation to M.E. Norman

From left are Knights of Columbus members Paul Vella Jr., John DuBois, Kenny Duval, Keith Thibodeaux, ME Norman Principal Shannon Hoffpauir, ME Norman parent and Knights of Columbus member Grant Autrey, special education teacher Lisa Hampton holding Autrey’s daughter, Lilly, a first-grader, para-educator and licensed practical nurse Suzie Clark, and para-educator Gale Thomas. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 12179 recently presented a check to M.E. Norman Elementary in Morgan City to purchase sensory integration equipment to help autistic students.

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Earl Francis and his wife Lisa McCurtis-Francis were crowned as the first royalty of the Krewe of Grandeur on Feb. 11 at the Patterson Area Civic Center. King and Queen Grandeur I were part of a 14-piece court that represented the theme, “Elegant Evening with Grandeur.” Trainbearers were Ajayce McCurtis, Dehari McCurtis, Dreshon McCurtis and Durell McCurtis Jr.
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The Krewe of Grandeur presented its first Mardi Gras Court and Ball on Feb. 11 at the Patterson Area Civic Center.

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