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.

Brent Vining takes out crawfish that he boiled Wednesday at Boiling Madd in Patterson. Crawfish are starting to get more plentiful in the Tri-City area as pond production increases in south Louisiana. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Crawfish are starting to get more plentiful in restaurants and seafood stores in the area as the pond harvest picks up, while the Atchafalaya Basin season is just getting underway.

Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

$9,000 Oilfield Fishing Rodeo gift supports Well Control Simulation Lab

The Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo recently donated $9,000 to the Nicholls State Department of Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management for the Well Control Simulation Lab. Shown from left are Neal Weaver, Nicholls vice president of university advancement; Loreta Dupre, events coordinator for the fishing rodeo; Joey Cannata, operations manager at Tanks-A-Lot; Bruce Murphy, Nicholls president; Mike Gautreaux, executive director of the department; and John Doucet, Nicholls dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Morgan City Oilfield Fishing Rodeo has donated $9,000 to Nicholls State University’s Department of Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management, which will use the contribution to pur

Festival ends its 2016 run

Joshua Henson, 5, left, and Jordan Henson, 3, ride a motorcycle at the carnival Monday at the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The rain fell hard, and the local economy is in a slump. But people managed to have a good time at the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival over the Labor Day weekend.

'Pink Glove Dance' premiere tonight

The pink glove dance video premiere to kick-off Fit, Fun and Fabulous in Franklin (4F) will be tonight at the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and concessions will be sold. Parish and local government agencies and nonprofit organizations were filmed this summer wearing pink gloves for the Medline Pink Glove Dance competition in support of breast cancer awareness. Attendees will find out how to vote for the videos that were submitted by Franklin Foundation Hospital and Fit, Fun and Fabulous in Franklin (4F).

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