Five years ago today, an explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore energy platform killed 11 workers. Submitted photo.

As communities all along the Gulf Coast reflect on the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and BP oil spill, St. Mary Parish leaders recalled how fortunate the parish was compared to surrounding areas in the aftermath of the spill.
“I’m glad this weekend’s over!” was how Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival organizer Edgar Dugas III summed up the 12th annual event.
A Business After Hours party to kick off the Black Bear Festival was held Thursday at the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts in Franklin. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce event included musical entertainment by Rick Lorenzo and many local food vendors. The festival kicks off tonight at 6 and continues through Sunday.

Five years ago today, an explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore energy platform killed 11 workers. Submitted photo.

School observes La. week

Berwick Elementary hosted Louisiana Week April 28 to May 2. Scott Green, back, one of the owners of D.a.T. Sauce, a family owned and operated company of Morgan City, explained to the students how the special Cajun sauce was created, cooked, bottled, marketed and distributed. Their marketing slogan is, “There is a little bit of HOT with a whole lot of Flavor!” Each student received a bottle of D.a.T Sauce. Front, from left, are Abigail Glynn, Emily Cradeur and Gabriella Driskill.
(Submitted Photo)

Berwick Elementary hosted Louisiana Week April 28 to May 2.

Arrest reports

Cole Fruge

A 30-year-old Bayou Vista man was arrested Saturday after St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives discovered items used in a meth lab, St.

Butterflies released

Heart of Hospice held a Celebration of Life Butterfly release Saturday at Kemper-Williams Park. Ninety-eight painted ladies were purchased for the event, Bryan Johnson, Heart of Hospice chaplain, said. The butterflies were released in memory of those who have gone through the end-of-life care.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Heart of Hospice held a Celebration of Life Butterfly release Saturday at Kemper Williams Park.

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Sports

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram has signed to play softball at Grambling State University. She also will walk on the volleyball team. Ingram, along with her cousin Jaiveianna Jones, held a signing ceremony at Morgan City High School Wednesday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram will be headed to Grambling State on a softball scholarship.
She also will walk on to the volleyball team.

Lifestyle

Alyssa Galler and Christopher Avet
--Whimsyclo Photojournalism

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Galler III of Morgan City wish to announcement the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alyssa Kay Galler, to Christopher Anthony Avet, son of Mr.

Obituaries

Harrel L. Wilson Sr., a native of Oakdale and a longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at Teche Regional Medical Center. He was 80 years of age.

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