The official poster for the 79th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival was unveiled Monday afternoon on the front porch of the festival office on Second Street in Morgan City. Front row, from left, Paige Johnson, Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival queen; Robert Olivier IV; Madison Olivier; Robert Olivier III, artist; and his wife, Amanda Olivier holding Trent Olivier. Second row, Bobby Dufrene, festival board member; Lee Darce, festival assistant and vendor chairman; and Lt. Mary Gilday, U.S. Coast Guard. Third row, Rodney Gros, festival vice president; Kim Olivier, mother of the artist; and Greg Price, festival chairman of the board. Fourth row, Louis Tamporello, city councilman and festival board member; Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce president; Robert Olivier Jr., father of the artist; Lee Delaune, festival director; and festival board members Deborah Lodrigue and Kim Hernandez. Back row, Peggy Acosta, festival board secretary; Barry Dufrene, city councilman; Mark Griffin Jr., Morgan City police assistant police chief; Bob Harrison, St. Mary Parish chamber board member; Frank Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; and Louis Ratcliff, Berwick mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Bayou Vista artist Robert Olivier III’s art was chosen as the official poster for the 79th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. Olivier, a Nicholls State University graduate with a bachelor of arts degree, said his inspiration for the 2014 poster was fond memories he holds from past years.
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
While parish sales tax collections dipped somewhat in the second quarter of the year, collections are still above the same period from 2013. Sales and Use Tax Administrator Jeff LaGrange told the St. Mary Parish Council of Governments group Monday that there was a 3 percent drop in May collections and a 2.6 percent drop in June.

The official poster for the 79th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival was unveiled Monday afternoon on the front porch of the festival office on Second Street in Morgan City. Front row, from left, Paige Johnson, Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival queen; Robert Olivier IV; Madison Olivier; Robert Olivier III, artist; and his wife, Amanda Olivier holding Trent Olivier. Second row, Bobby Dufrene, festival board member; Lee Darce, festival assistant and vendor chairman; and Lt. Mary Gilday, U.S. Coast Guard. Third row, Rodney Gros, festival vice president; Kim Olivier, mother of the artist; and Greg Price, festival chairman of the board. Fourth row, Louis Tamporello, city councilman and festival board member; Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce president; Robert Olivier Jr., father of the artist; Lee Delaune, festival director; and festival board members Deborah Lodrigue and Kim Hernandez. Back row, Peggy Acosta, festival board secretary; Barry Dufrene, city councilman; Mark Griffin Jr., Morgan City police assistant police chief; Bob Harrison, St. Mary Parish chamber board member; Frank Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; and Louis Ratcliff, Berwick mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Grant helps pay for 400-ton mobile boat hoist at Seacraft Shipyard

The Mr. Evan, a 150-foot long crew boat owned by Iberia Marine Service, is the first boat to be lifted with the new Marine Travelift mobile boat hoist, Monty Cornes, Seacraft Shipyard project manager, said.
(Submitted Photo Courtesy of Seacraft Shipyard)

Seacraft Shipyard workers are putting the finishing touches on constructing a 400-ton mobile boat hoist partly paid for with a more than $1 million federal grant, said Monty Cornes, project manager

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Prevention Plus

Prevention Plus Clinic held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 23 at its office located at 912 Marguerite St. in Morgan City. Owner Dr. Peter Abel, a cardiologist and 25-year resident of Morgan City, said, “I wanted to give back to Morgan City and to provide exceptional care.” On hand with Abel for the ceremony were Scott Price, Nelson Cortez, Mata Tellman and Eugina Price, St. Mary Chamber of Commerce ambassadors; Donna Meyer, Chamber president; Stephanie Dehart, Mandy Miller, Trisha Aucoin, Leah Wells, Layne Reynaud and Tricia McAllister, Prevention Plus staff; Charles Ray Johnson; Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; Jarrod Longman, St. Mary Parish assessor; Tommy Longman, District Attorney’s office liaison; Bob Harrison, Chamber vice chairman; and Lisa Patterson, Chamber marketing director. Prevention Plus is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and specializes in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
(The Daily Review Photo by Diane Miller Fears)

Prevention Plus Clinic held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 23 at its office located at 912 Marguerite St. in Morgan City.

Fishing tournament lands scholarship money for college

Brothers Blake and Tyler Laiche, both from Lutcher, were the first to weigh in and remained in first place in the inaugural South Central Louisiana Technical College fishing tournament with five fish that weighed in at 12.6 pounds; the biggest at three pounds was caught by Blake Laiche, right. The tournament proceeds will support the new scholarship fund at the college.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

The inaugural South Central Louisiana Technical College fishing tournament held Saturday raised about $1,500 for the college scholarship fund as Tyler Laiche and Blake Laiche won the event with a 1

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McNeese State University Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill says McNeese’s plans for building an on-campus basketball arena are “moving forward quickly.”

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Mr. and Mrs. Bob Radtke
--Submitted Photo

Bob and Connie Radtke of Morgan City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 1. They were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morgan City on Aug. 1, 1964.

Obituaries

Pearl LaCoste Rebardi

October 28, 1928 — July 28, 2014
Pearl LaCoste Rebardi, 85, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at her residence.

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