A substantial amount of money was stolen at gunpoint from the Exxon gas station in the 600 block of U.S. 90 West shortly after 7:45 a.m. today, Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle said. An armed man, fully clothed and masked, brandished a revolver demanding money from the teller who complied, LaSalle said.

A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

As Easter approaches, area clergy say the holiday is a reminder of Jesus’ death and resurrection to pay for everyone’s sins regardless of their beliefs.

A Patterson Lumberjill crosses home plate during the squad’s earlier season action against E.D. White at Patterson High School. Patterson, the No. 25 seed in the Class 3A playoff, will begin postseason play today when it travels to face No. 8 seed Evangel in bi-district softball playoff action. The game will begin at 2 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The No. 25 seed Patterson Lumberjills will have little time to think about their first-round opponent in No. 8 seed Evangel Christian as the squad will meet the north Louisiana team today at 2 p.m. in Shreveport, just a day after the postseason brackets were released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.

A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

A Patterson Lumberjill crosses home plate during the squad’s earlier season action against E.D. White at Patterson High School. Patterson, the No. 25 seed in the Class 3A playoff, will begin postseason play today when it travels to face No. 8 seed Evangel in bi-district softball playoff action. The game will begin at 2 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Tri-City proclamation

Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Secretary Appreciation Week April 21 to 25. Seated, from left, are Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Berwick Town Councilman Edgar Thomas. Standing, from left, are Dianne McAllister, Aucoin Elementary; Anna Head, Berwick Junior High; Pam Mahaffey, Bayou Vista Elementary; Sharon Guidry, Berwick High; Carol DeHart, Maitland Elementary; Holly Barbier, Morgan City Junior; Lisa Businelle, Morgan City High; Dianna Washington and Jennifer Lodrigue, Patterson Junior; Debbie Wade and Ellen Lemoine, Patterson High; Stephanie Jones, Materials and Operations Center; and Donna Williams, Central Office Complex.
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Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Secretary Appreciation Week April 21 to 25.

Tri-City proclamation

Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Foster Grandparents National Service Recognition Days in the month of April. Seated, from left, are Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Berwick Town Councilman Edgar Thomas. Standing, from left, are Foster Grandparent Program Director Van Johnson, Audrey Williams, Rosa Butler, Patsy O’Gwin, Rosa Stewart, Patricia Jacko, Mildred Francois, Katherine Stovall, Iola Harris and Vera Jones.
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Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Foster Grandparents National Service Recognition Days in the month of April.

Tri-City proclamation

Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Teacher Appreciation Week May 5 to 9. Seated, from left, are Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Berwick Town Councilman Edgar Thomas. Also shown, not in order, are Janine Hoang, Aucoin Elementary; Michele Besse, Bayou Vista Elementary; Lane Larive, Berwick Junior High; Shemera Bogen, Maitland Elementary; Linnell Watson, Morgan City Junior; Courtney Matherne, Morgan City High; Donna Sauce, Norman Elementary; and Sara Domangue, Patterson Junior.
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Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Teacher Appreciation Week May 5 to 9.

Construction under way at LEPA plant

Louisiana Energy and Power Authority Board Chairman and Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland speaks Thursday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new LEPA power plant to be built in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony of the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority natural gas-fueled power plant marked a milestone in a process that began with conversations four and a half years ago

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Bayou Vista Garden Club earned numerous awards at the Louisiana Garden Club Federation convention. Displaying the awards, from left, are President Donna Bucci, Nancy Marcel, Jean Chauvin, Pam Breaux, Janice Verret and Donna Richard.
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“Zapped” was the theme of the program presented at the Bayou Vista Garden Club April meeting.

Obituaries

Jamie Ohmer Head

July 10, 1967 — April 16, 2014
Jamie Ohmer Head, 46, a resident of Berwick, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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