Darlene Morris was checking out a customer on Thursday at Klutts Jewelers in Morgan City. Sales tax receipts across the parish were down in February.

February’s St. Mary Parish sales tax revenues plunged by 15.7 percent compared with February 2014, but more than half of that drop was due to two large refunds given to taxpayers, said Parish Sales and Use Tax Director Jeffery LaGrange.

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.

Darlene Morris was checking out a customer on Thursday at Klutts Jewelers in Morgan City. Sales tax receipts across the parish were down in February.

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)

Car show fundraiser for Fallen Warriors Memorial

Ronnie Ratcliff of Morgan City looks at a 1923 Ford T-Bucket owned by Paul Soper of Thibodaux at Saturday’s Morgan City Fallen Warriors Memorial Open Car, Truck, and Bike Show at Lirette Ford Lincoln in Morgan City. The show, which was organized by the Southeast Louisiana Bayou Mustang Club, raised about $10,000 for the Fallen Warriors Memorial to be built at Cypress Park in Morgan City. Organizers need to raise about $150,000 to construct the memorial, he said. A groundbreaking ceremony in Cypress Park will take place Memorial Day. A dinner fundraiser will be held May 22 at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. Tickets will go on sale after April 29, Marc Distefano, a project organizer, said. The guest speaker will be retired Maj. Gen. Larry Harrington, who Distefano met while stationed in Iraq.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Ronnie Ratcliff of Morgan City looks at a 1923 Ford T-Bucket owned by Paul Soper of Thibodaux at Saturday’s Morgan City Fallen Warriors Memorial Open Car, Truck, and Bike Show at Lirette Ford Linco

Arrest reports

Eddie Lee Brown IV

A 41-year-old Morgan City man was arrested Friday after he was found to possess identification that had been changed to hide his sex offender status, St.

Patterson High fire alarm

Patterson High School students were evacuated to the school’s bleachers about noon Friday because of an air conditioner fire on the roof of the building. The fire caused smoke to billow into the halls, according to Principal Rachael Credeur. There were no injuries, and students returned to lunch and their classes about 45 minutes later.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

Patterson High School students were evacuated to the school’s bleachers about noon Friday because of an air conditioner fire on the roof of the building.

Survivors, supporters celebrate at ‘Relay for Life’

Cancer survivors walk in the survivor’s lap during the Morgan City-East St. Mary Relay for Life Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Holding the banner, from left, are cancer survivors Joy Burns, Dewanna Besse and Pat Cavett.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Cancer survivors and their supporters walked around the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium for 10 hours Saturday as part of the annual Relay for Life symbolizing a day in the life of a cancer patient

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Obituaries

July 14, 1951 — March 5, 2015
Dannie Joseph Goulas, 63, a resident of Bayou Vista, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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