A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday to open the 79th Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, which continues through Monday. Among those present were Festival King Michael Patterson, Festival Queen Hailee Thomas, Children’s Day King Remington Begley, Children’s Day Queen Emily Price, board members and workers of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, members of the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, parish officials, family and friends.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival continues through Monday and organizers are hoping it will be one of the best years yet despite the forecast.

Morgan City, Berwick, Patterson and Central Catholic high schools all were in action Thursday at the Morgan City High School Jamboree. Each school’s varsity and junior varsity teams participated, while Morgan City’s freshmen team also was in action. Morgan City’s varsity finished undefeated at 3-0, while Berwick and Patterson each were 2-1 and Central Catholic was 1-2. At left, Berwick’s Sydney Aucoin hits at the net. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Morgan City Lady Tigers’ varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams all finished undefeated at the annual Morgan City High School Volleyball jamboree Thursday. The Lady Tigers’ varsity and junior varsity teams were 3-0, while its freshman team, which also participated in junior varsity action, finished 2-0.
Continued losses at the parish owned golf course in Patterson has some members of the parish council asking if private management would be better. Golf Course Commission Chairman Rudy Sparks presented the Atchafalaya at Idlewild’s projected budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the parish council Wednesday.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday to open the 79th Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, which continues through Monday. Among those present were Festival King Michael Patterson, Festival Queen Hailee Thomas, Children’s Day King Remington Begley, Children’s Day Queen Emily Price, board members and workers of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, members of the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, parish officials, family and friends.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Morgan City, Berwick, Patterson and Central Catholic high schools all were in action Thursday at the Morgan City High School Jamboree. Each school’s varsity and junior varsity teams participated, while Morgan City’s freshmen team also was in action. Morgan City’s varsity finished undefeated at 3-0, while Berwick and Patterson each were 2-1 and Central Catholic was 1-2. At left, Berwick’s Sydney Aucoin hits at the net. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Principals honored

St. Mary Parish School Board Teacher’s Appreciation Week was May 5-9. M C Bank held a Teacher’s Appreciation Coffee to recognize its Adopt-a-School Principals and issued a donation to assist with the Teacher’s Appreciation Program. Front, from left, are Hattie Watts representative Casie Callais; Patterson Jr. High Principal Suzanne Bergeron; Morgan City High Assistant Principal Carmen LaGarde; M.D. Shannon Principal Rebecca Harris; Holy Cross Elementary Development Director Donna Burke; Berwick Junior High Principal Teresa Bagwell; Morgan City Junior High secretary Cecelia Melancon; Bayou Vista Elementary Principal Claire Guarisco; Central Catholic High secretary Sandy Daigle; and M.E. Norman Principal Shannon Hoffpauir. Back row, from left, are M C Bank Vice President/Operations Phylis Cook; Donna Bourg, assistant vice president/Note Department supervisor; Tessie DuBois executive secretary; Jeremy Callais, vice president and cashier/COO; J.S. Aucoin Elementary Principal Joe Stadalis; Berwick Elementary Assistant Principal Shantell Toups; M C Bank’s Assistant VP/Loan Operations Travis Richard and Executive VP Gerald Listi. Adopt-a-School’s not present but included in the donation were Wyandotte Elementary Principal Barbara Leleux; Morgan City High Principal Mickey Fabre; Berwick High School Principal Buffy Fegenbush; Patterson High Principal Rachel Kredeur; J.B. Maitland Principal Tonia Verrette; and Stephensville Elementary Principal Brian Staton.
(Submitted Photo)

St. Mary Parish School Board Teacher’s Appreciation Week was May 5-9.

Water safety course planned

Jennifer Blanchard, assistant vice president of Patterson State Bank, presents Woodrow Parker, vice president of the Aqua Safety First program, with a donation to be used in its annual event. This year’s event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. June 14 at Lake End Park in Morgan City.
(Submitted Photo)

The fifth annual Aqua Safety First Community Program will be held June 14 at Lake End Park in Morgan City, organizer Woodrow Parker said.

Boustany: Bill reforms Corps of Engineers procedures

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, wrapped up his day in St. Mary Parish Wednesday with a campaign fundraiser crawfish boil at Fairview Plantation in Berwick. With Boustany are Dan Conrad, center, and Berwick Councilman Greg Roussel, right.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

A bill in Congress that would speed up the U.S.

Civil cases

The following civil suits were filed at the St. Mary Parish Clerk of Court office in Franklin.
Monday, May 5
Tyler J. Sultan v. Bianca Prince; Case No. 127177, custody.

Arrest reports

Mark Smith

Three people were arrested Wednesday after a woman stole items from a Morgan City gas station and did not pay for gasoline, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.

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Sports

Trent Thomas (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Trent Thomas)

Former Morgan City High School football player Trent Thomas is hoping to advance to the collegiate ranks after joining Southeast Prep Academy in the Houston area.

Lifestyle

Bobby Boudreaux, left, and Logan Scully received the St. Mary AARP scholarship awards for 2014. Boudreaux is a graduate of Berwick High School. Scully is a graduate of Morgan City High School.
--Mark Leonard photos

On Aug. 4, St. Mary AARP held its meeting and dinner at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center.

Obituaries

Sherry Eva (Young) Mitchum, 76, of Morgan City, passed away Aug, 18, 2014.
She was born June 14, 1938. She graduated from Morgan City High School in 1956.

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