The ribbon was cut at the new offices of the St. Mary Parish Council on Aging on Monday. St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce representatives, local officials and others were on hand for the opening. The agency has moved into their new headquarters at the Blevins Building in downtown Franklin. The ribbon cutting was followed by an open house.

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Central Catholic High School advanced to the Class 1A quarterfinals Monday with a 5-3 win against No. 16 Grand Lake at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Above, Central Catholic catcher Thomas Garber throws to second base to get a runner trying to steal base as part of a 9-6-2 double play as the umpire signals Grand Lake’s Alex Guillory, left, out. The double play was started via a throw from rightfielder Adam Dupuis following a single and ended on a throw to shortstop Samuel Guarisco for an out at second base. Central Catholic, Class 1A’s top seed, will return to action Thursday when it travels to face No. 9 Cedar Creek in a 6 p.m. contest in Ruston.

LAFAYETTE — Central Catholic successfully weathered a two-day delay due to storms and navigated through Grand Lake en route to the Class 1A baseball quarterfinals. Now, the Eagles will travel to north Louisiana to get their shot at a creek called Cedar.
April 15, 1936 ~ April 30, 2016 Lodger J. Segura, a native of Erath and longtime resident of Franklin, passed away at the age of 80, on Saturday, at 11:47 a.m., at his home surrounded by his family following a brief illness.

The ribbon was cut at the new offices of the St. Mary Parish Council on Aging on Monday. St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce representatives, local officials and others were on hand for the opening. The agency has moved into their new headquarters at the Blevins Building in downtown Franklin. The ribbon cutting was followed by an open house.

Central Catholic High School advanced to the Class 1A quarterfinals Monday with a 5-3 win against No. 16 Grand Lake at M.L. “Tigue” Moore Field at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Above, Central Catholic catcher Thomas Garber throws to second base to get a runner trying to steal base as part of a 9-6-2 double play as the umpire signals Grand Lake’s Alex Guillory, left, out. The double play was started via a throw from rightfielder Adam Dupuis following a single and ended on a throw to shortstop Samuel Guarisco for an out at second base. Central Catholic, Class 1A’s top seed, will return to action Thursday when it travels to face No. 9 Cedar Creek in a 6 p.m. contest in Ruston.

National Guard, local agencies meet threat of flooding head-on

St. Mary Parish Levee District Operations Manager Mike Brocato, at top, walks along a section of flood control barriers erected by members of the National Guard. The barrier is intended to prevent flooding from upriver that is expected to impact the area in coming weeks. Work also continues on the Bayou Chene flood control structure that includes driving 70-foot-long planks of metal into the canal’s bottom to block water from entering the area.

By COLIN MURPHEY

Officials look to spring as winter flood prep finishes

St. Mary Levee District Operations Manager Michael Brocato Jr., center, speaks Thursday with National Guard Maj. Jim Williams, left, and Maj. Lance Hargrave on Avoca Island. The National Guard was finishing building almost 3 miles of levees using HESCO baskets filled with sand that will help protect the area from flooding. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

As work nears completion on projects to protect the area from the winter high water, St. Mary Parish officials already have their eyes on what the spring may hold.

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