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)

Robo boat

Swiftships of Morgan City and researchers with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette were thrilled with the 60-mph remote-controlled performance Tuesday of the Anaconda, a 35-foot prototype vess

Black History month program

Central Catholic High School celebrated Black History month with a presentation titled, “Diversity — A Celebration of King’s Dream.” During the program, speakers shared their stories of diversity and the role Central Catholic High School has played as a change agent in the east St. Mary Parish area. Featured speakers were Joe Jones and Seth Thomas. The keynote speaker was Luria Shaw Young, 1987 alumni of Central Catholic High School and dean of the College of Education of Southern University. Pictured are members of the school’s diversity committee: Principal Vic Bonnaffee, David Irwin, Patricia Hawkins, Jones, Young, Clarence Robinson and Thomas.
(Submitted Photo)

Central Catholic High School celebrated Black History month with a presentation titled, “Diversity — A Celebration of King’s Dream.” During the program, speakers shared their stories of diversity a

Basin Program announces 30 new primitive camp sites, photo contest

New primitive campsite locations in the Atchafalaya Basin.

BATON ROUGE — Thirty primitive camping sites in the Atchafalaya Basin on state-owned property for use by the public and nature enthusiasts alike have recently been located and marked, the State Dep

Seminars, tours, live raptor presentations return with Eagle Expo

The WINGS to SOAR program will be presented to the public at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Patterson Area Civic Center.
Private, parochial and home-schooled students will have the opportunity to attend a presentation at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Patterson Area Civic Center. WINGS to SOAR also will visit Franklin Junior High, Morgan City Junior High, Berwick Junior High and Patterson Junior High. Here, in the 2012 edition of the program at Berwick Junior High, Dale Kernahan presents a bald eagle to students.
(The Daily Review File Photo)

The ninth annual Eagle Expo and More, scheduled Thursday through Saturday in Morgan City, will feature seminars from wildlife and nature experts, a live raptor presentation, boat tours to view eagl

Arrest reports

Theresa Skinner

A Thibodaux woman was arrested Monday after she used a knife to break into a residence in Siracusaville and then threatened two people with the knife, St.

St. Mary Parish School Board honors

St. Mary Parish Students of the Month were announced during the School Board’s February meeting Thursday. They are, from left, Kloe Liner, 12th grade at Morgan City High; Rachel LeBlanc, eighth grade at Centerville School; and Asia Starling, fifth grade at Bayou Vista Elementary.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

The St. Mary Parish School Board recognized top achievers at its February meeting Thursday, Feb. 13.

Krewe of Galatea

Mrs. Charles Richard and Craig Bennett reign as Queen and King of Galatea XLV during the women’s Krewe of Galatea ball Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.

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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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