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)

Arrest reports

Jason L. Crews

A 30-year-old Amelia man was arrested Tuesday after he was seen peeking into a Morgan City residence attempting to enter the home, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.

Louisiana oil & gas leader: Lawsuits threaten industry

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association President Don Briggs speaks Tuesday to members of the Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

The petrochemical industry in Louisiana is experiencing a renaissance with the abundance of cheap natural gas, but that renewal could be in jeopardy due to lawsuits against oil and gas companies, L

3 animals said to be euthanized as animal rescue folks were on their way to center

These dogs were euthanized last week before the person who was going to adopt them arrived a few hours late.

There are expected to be a lot of people Wednesday at the Vermilion Parish Police Jury Committee meeting in hopes of getting things changed at the Vermilion Parish Rabies Control Center.
The meetin

Scouts attend merit badge event

Boy Scout Troop 242 in Calumet members attended the Istrouma Council Merit Badge Day held at LSU on March 8. More than 500 boys participated in the annual event. All total, the boys attending earned 16 merit badges. Troop members, front row, are Tyler Verdin, Connor Verdin, Joseph Duhon and Justin Chauvin. In the back row, from left, are Tom Galloway, Devin Thibodaux, Sandra Galloway, Ryan Galloway, Evelyn Alexander and Colby Alexander. Not pictured is Stacey Verdin.
(Submitted Photo)

Boy Scout Troop 242 in Calumet members attended the Istrouma Council Merit Badge Day held at LSU on March 8. More than 500 boys participated in the annual event.

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Sports

Kai Schexnayder has been chosen to be included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Basketball Player of AAU.” The 12-year-old Patterson Junior High student, who plays AAU ball for the New Iberia-based Louisiana Scholars, will have his biography published in the edition, which recognizes the best AAU basketball players in the United States. Schexnayder is the son of Robert and Michelle Schexnayder, and the grandson of Randolph and Joan Schexnayder and Leonard and Thelma Dugar. He is coached in AAU by Richard Pecantte. (Submitted Photo)

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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