The official poster for the 79th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival was unveiled Monday afternoon on the front porch of the festival office on Second Street in Morgan City. Front row, from left, Paige Johnson, Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival queen; Robert Olivier IV; Madison Olivier; Robert Olivier III, artist; and his wife, Amanda Olivier holding Trent Olivier. Second row, Bobby Dufrene, festival board member; Lee Darce, festival assistant and vendor chairman; and Lt. Mary Gilday, U.S. Coast Guard. Third row, Rodney Gros, festival vice president; Kim Olivier, mother of the artist; and Greg Price, festival chairman of the board. Fourth row, Louis Tamporello, city councilman and festival board member; Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce president; Robert Olivier Jr., father of the artist; Lee Delaune, festival director; and festival board members Deborah Lodrigue and Kim Hernandez. Back row, Peggy Acosta, festival board secretary; Barry Dufrene, city councilman; Mark Griffin Jr., Morgan City police assistant police chief; Bob Harrison, St. Mary Parish chamber board member; Frank Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; and Louis Ratcliff, Berwick mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Bayou Vista artist Robert Olivier III’s art was chosen as the official poster for the 79th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. Olivier, a Nicholls State University graduate with a bachelor of arts degree, said his inspiration for the 2014 poster was fond memories he holds from past years.
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
While parish sales tax collections dipped somewhat in the second quarter of the year, collections are still above the same period from 2013. Sales and Use Tax Administrator Jeff LaGrange told the St. Mary Parish Council of Governments group Monday that there was a 3 percent drop in May collections and a 2.6 percent drop in June.

The official poster for the 79th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival was unveiled Monday afternoon on the front porch of the festival office on Second Street in Morgan City. Front row, from left, Paige Johnson, Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival queen; Robert Olivier IV; Madison Olivier; Robert Olivier III, artist; and his wife, Amanda Olivier holding Trent Olivier. Second row, Bobby Dufrene, festival board member; Lee Darce, festival assistant and vendor chairman; and Lt. Mary Gilday, U.S. Coast Guard. Third row, Rodney Gros, festival vice president; Kim Olivier, mother of the artist; and Greg Price, festival chairman of the board. Fourth row, Louis Tamporello, city councilman and festival board member; Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce president; Robert Olivier Jr., father of the artist; Lee Delaune, festival director; and festival board members Deborah Lodrigue and Kim Hernandez. Back row, Peggy Acosta, festival board secretary; Barry Dufrene, city councilman; Mark Griffin Jr., Morgan City police assistant police chief; Bob Harrison, St. Mary Parish chamber board member; Frank Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; and Louis Ratcliff, Berwick mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Arrest reports

Taylor Murphy

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 32 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests relating to east St. Mary Parish:

Homegrown Oceaneering celebrates 50th year

Oceaneering celebrated its 50th anniversary April 9 at its Morgan City facility. The company also honored its remotely operated vehicle manufacturing team. From left with an ROV are Dave Macnamara, Oceaneering Americas Region ROV manufacturing manager; Pat Mannina, Americas Region vice president and ROV general manager; and Anthony Harwin, Gulf of Mexico ROV manager.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Oceaneering celebrated its 50-year anniversary with a crawfish boil, and also used the event to surprise its remotely operated vehicle manufacturing team with a special award.

Bear Festival, Boat Show get thumbs-up from guests

Participants take off from the starting line of the annual Running of the Bears 5K run-walk to kickoff Saturday’s activities during the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. Finishers included overall winner L.T. Hill, men’s division winner Josh Vilcan and women’s division winner Jerri St. Blanc. Below, the grounds of the St. Mary Peace Memorial provided the perfect spot for the Cajun horseshoe contest. Winners included the Fly Rites, Fly Adams and David Comeaux, in first place; Franklin Police Department, Tina Thibodeaux and Alphonse Burrell, in second place; and Hanagriff’s Machine, David Hanagriff and Randy Hanagriff, in third place.

Last weekend’s eleventh Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival opened to fine weather and an earlier venue.

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McNeese State University Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill says McNeese’s plans for building an on-campus basketball arena are “moving forward quickly.”

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Mr. and Mrs. Bob Radtke
--Submitted Photo

Bob and Connie Radtke of Morgan City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 1. They were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morgan City on Aug. 1, 1964.

Obituaries

Pearl LaCoste Rebardi

October 28, 1928 — July 28, 2014
Pearl LaCoste Rebardi, 85, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at her residence.

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