Patterson resident Peter “Dutch” Vandenaardweg served as the conductor of a train that pulled children around the Hattie Watts Elementary playground Saturday at the Fun Day hosted by the Patterson Police Department. ( The Daily Review/Preston Gill)

The sound of children’s laughter filled the air during the Family Fun Day hosted by the Patterson Police Department Saturday behind Hattie Watts Elementary. Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle estimated the crowd at about 1,000 people.
Sheriff’s investigators are seeking two suspects in an alleged home invasion in the Charenton area. At about 11:30 a.m. Friday deputies responded to a residential burglary in the 7000 block area of La. 87 in Charenton.

La. Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain, left, and 2014 Conservationist of the Year Wilson Terry

St. Mary Soil & Water Conservation District held its fourth Farmer and Rancher Appreciation banquet recently at the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino. It was a jointly-sponsored occasion with the parish USDA Service Center.

Patterson resident Peter “Dutch” Vandenaardweg served as the conductor of a train that pulled children around the Hattie Watts Elementary playground Saturday at the Fun Day hosted by the Patterson Police Department. ( The Daily Review/Preston Gill)

La. Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain, left, and 2014 Conservationist of the Year Wilson Terry

CASA presentation

Morgan City Rotary Club members learned about CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the important role it plays in the lives of the abused and neglected children in St. Mary Parish. From left are program director Herman Hartman, Rotary President Donald Stephens, recruitment and training coordinator Thomas Jolivet, advocate supervisor Deborah Kennedy, executive director Craig Overland and program director Cherie Laiche.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members learned about CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the important role it plays in the lives of the abused and neglected children in St. Mary Parish.

Petting zoo getting makeover

City workers replace a fence Tuesday at the Morgan City petting zoo on Myrtle Street. The zoo is undergoing renovations and is expected to reopen in September, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The city’s petting zoo is undergoing a makeover as all the animals formerly housed there were sent to an animal sanctuary Monday, except for the chickens, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi sa

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Two Bayou Vista Garden members attended the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Summer Board meeting in Baton Rouge. From left are Donna Bucci, Bayou Vista Garden Club president; Linda Nelson, National Garden Club president and Jo Ann Ryan, Bayou Vista Garden Club vice president.
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Bayou Vista Garden Club members, Donna Bucci, president and Jo Ann Ryan, vice president, attended the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Summer Board at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Baton Rouge.

Obituaries

Mr. Bob Michael Joseph, 70, a resident and native of Charenton, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 5:30 a.m., at Ochsner Extended Care Hospital in Kenner following a short illness.

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