Leaders Against Litter met at Drinkwater Products in Garden City recently in advance of the March 13 initiative. From back left are Jon Eeinigenburgh, Didi Battle, Craig Brentlinger, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Baldwin Mayor Donna Lanceslin.

Leaders throughout St. Mary Parish are joining Keep St. Mary Beautiful to participate in the second annual “Leaders Against Litter” event March 13. Keep St. Mary Beautiful is one of 23 Keep Louisiana Beautiful affiliate communities across the state selected to host this statewide “litter-thon.”

The Bald Eagle is a Louisiana success story. The Atchafalaya Basin is the epicenter of the raptors’ recovery. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Long after the last taillight from a visitor’s car that attended the 10th Annual Eagle Expo last weekend faded down the highway, it occurred to me we’ll still be here. By that, I mean every one of us has a responsibility to take care of the little piece of eagle heaven that surrounds Berwick Bay.

Ryleigh Dunn was feeding the squirrels while enjoying the warm weather Wednesday before it came to an end this morning at the Victor Guarisco Lake End Park in Morgan City.
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Staff and wire reports Just when you thought it was safe to go back in your flip-flops. After Wednesday’s 80-degree weather, winter returned with a howl this morning. The temperature plunged into the 30s, and gusty winds raked the Tri-City area.

Leaders Against Litter met at Drinkwater Products in Garden City recently in advance of the March 13 initiative. From back left are Jon Eeinigenburgh, Didi Battle, Craig Brentlinger, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Baldwin Mayor Donna Lanceslin.

The Bald Eagle is a Louisiana success story. The Atchafalaya Basin is the epicenter of the raptors’ recovery. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Ryleigh Dunn was feeding the squirrels while enjoying the warm weather Wednesday before it came to an end this morning at the Victor Guarisco Lake End Park in Morgan City.
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Holy Cross Elementary principal looks back on 50 years of service

Holy Cross Elementary Principal Mamie Bergeron holds a plaque made of Holy Cross uniforms from two different eras given to her by students celebrating her retirement after a 50-year career in Catholic education. Parents, grandparents, alumni, former students and friends are invited to attend a retirement celebration in Bergeron’s honor Wednesday, beginning with Mass at 8:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church and a reception following until 12:30 p.m. at the Yvonne Anne Adams Life Center on the campus of the school.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

Fifty years in any industry is a personal achievement.

Arrest reports

Elbert Ferrer

A 25-year-old Texas man was arrested Monday on a warrant stemming from an incident where he struck a woman with a food tray, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.

Patterson native attends canonization of popes

Patterson native Father Michael Russo was ordained by then-Pope John Paul II, who is photographed laying hands on the young priest. Russo now serves in Lafayette as pastor of the Lady of Fatima Church. He attended the canonization Mass of John Paul II in Rome on April 27 and will celebrate his jubilee May 24.
(Submitted Photo)

Twenty-five years after the Rev. Michael Russo, a Patterson native, became a priest he returned to Rome to participate in the canonization of the pope who ordained him.

Emergency center to be self-sustainable, Category 5 hurricane resistant

The Port of Morgan City’s government emergency and operations center will be located on La. 182 adjacent to the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. The front is the top illustration and at bottom is a side view.
(Submitted courtesy of Carl Blum)

The Port of Morgan City’s new $9.3 million government operations and emergency center will be able to sustain itself for about a week without external power and withstand a Category 5 hurricane, Ar

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Obituaries

Ashton, LA - Homegoing Services for Paulfrey “Boolay” James Jackson Sr., 79, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Ashton.

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