This is one of 25 eagles spotted by Eagle Expo participants during Saturday's boat tour along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City over the weekend. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing. “Bald eagles are doing fine in Louisiana,” said Michael Seymour of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at a Saturday morning seminar at the Petroleum Club.

Shelby Thibodeaux, at top, was awarded the Champion Percentage Boer Doe goat honors at the St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show. Below, Carlie Sauce won La. Bred Grand Champion Market Hog honors.

Supreme Outboard Service, at top, was joined by
St. Mary Chamber of Commerce representatives,
local public officials and guests to cut the ribbon at
their 1718 Main St. location in Franklin Thursday.
Owners Keth Parker, Andrea Dupre, Lloyd Gros and
Jennifer Gros said the business is a certified Mercury
and Yamaha service center, and also offers
parts, hi-performance gear and more. Their hours
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and
Saturday hours are seasonal. At bottom, the Arc of St.
Mary/Center of Hope held a ribbon cutting for the
grand opening of the Betty Verrett Vocational Training
Facility in Centerville on Wednesday. Local officials,
Chamber of Commerce members, friends,
family, clients and employees were on hand for the
occasion. Clients held fund raisers, selling raffle
tickets for more than 16 years, to raise the funds
required to build the new facility. Additional funding
was received from the parish. The facility is open
from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and
provides vocational training for individuals with
intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout
the parish. For more information, call (337) 836-
9445.

Three generations of police officers

Morgan City native Joseph Charlot, far right, an officer with San Diego Police Department, standing beside his son Lt. Terence Charlot, second to right, presented a badge to grandson Joseph Charlot. Three generations on stage representing San Diego Police Department. (Submitted photo)

Three generations on stage representing San Diego Police Department, including Morgan City native Joseph Charlot.

St. Mary Parish families benefit

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner and Donor Coordinator Alana Andrus check expiration dates on donated food items in order to sort and organize donations on pantry shelves. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Outreach and United Way ask neighbors in the Tri-City area to open their hearts and pantries to feed families in need.

Floods to affect crawfish less than first thought

D&B Seafood owner Sidney “Peanut” Michel, right, and Brennan Flick prepare crawfish for boiling in March. State officials are expecting an average crawfish pond harvest this season despite the historic floods south Louisiana experienced in August. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The seafood industry expects August flooding in south Louisiana to have less of a negative impact on crawfish pond production than originally believed.

(Updated) Suspect charged with attempted murder of officer; Officer returns to work after stabbing

Timothy R. Duval, 38, of Patterson, was charged Thursday with attempted second-degree murder in the stabbing of Patterson Police Cpl. Kevin Stewart. Duval allegedly stabbed Stewart while Stewart was trying to arrest Duval for shoplifting. Stewart was treated at Teche Regional Medical Center and returned to work Thursday night. Duval was also charged with disarming of an officer, aggravated battery on an officer, resisting an officer by force, resisting an officer by flight, battery on an officer and theft by shoplifting.

A 38-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder of a Patterson police officer, after he allegedly stabbed the officer in the face with a steak knife Thursday evening.

I am Cuban

Francisco Sterling and his sister, Sonia Sterling Hebert, both of Morgan City, Louisiana, and natives of Cuba, tell their story of fleeing to the United States to escape Cuban dictator Fidel Castro

(Updated) Deputies searching for suspects, vehicle in alleged Bayou Vista armed robbery

Pictured is a suspect vehicle that is believed to be connected to an alleged armed robbery that occurred Thursday near Cash Magic Casino on U.S. 90 in Bayou Vista. If you see something suspicious, contact 911 or the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-384-1622. (Submitted)

Investigators are following multiple leads in a Thursday armed robbery in the parking lot of Cash Magic Casino in Bayou Vista, during which a male suspect allegedly demanded money from a victim and

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Sports

Hanson’s Casey Fitzgerald goes to the hoop for two of her game-high 31 points during Monday’s Division IV playoff game at Billy Gene Talbot Gymnasium.

Casey Fitzgerald and Carlie Pellerin combined for 49 points, leading the No. 7 seed Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers to a thrilling 71-40 Division IV second-round victory over the No.

Lifestyle

Adonis Crown Club members gathered for an annual dinner on Feb. 1 at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. The club is composed of past queens and wives of past kings of the Krewe of Adonis. Special guests were Captain Keith Leonard, King and Queen Adonis XLII Jake Breaux and Carey Gaddis. Past queens also in attendance were, seated from left, Allie Hudson, guests Breaux, Gaddis and Leonard, and queens Sheila Adams and Yvonne Marcell. Standing from left are Frances Smith, Christie Dragna, Sherry Lester, Mena Leonard, Linda Bradley, Camille Izaguirre and JoAnne Radtke.
—Submitted Photos

The Adonis Crown Club gathered Feb. 1 for its annual dinner. The event was held at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.

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