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Cypress Sawmill Festival begins Friday

Fair workers, from left, Tina Smith, Charles Payne and Gus Montanez prepare a ride today for the Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival scheduled Friday through Sunday at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson. The family event features a professional lumberjack show, a cypress sawmill display, golf, fishing and softball tournaments, a passe-partout contest, arts and crafts, a classic car and truck show, a street fair, and food and drink booths. The fundraiser benefits the Cypress Sawmill Museum Foundation that supports the museum exhibits at Louisiana State Museum — Patterson.
(The Daily Review Photo by Diane Miller Fears)

The 24th annual Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival begins Friday with the gates opening at 3 p.m. at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson and will run through Sunday.

Nicholls Alumni Awards for Excellence

The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation held its Alumni Awards for Excellence March 26 on the Nicholls campus in Thibodaux. The awards ceremony is held each year to honor alumni and students who have contributed to the university and their community. The 2014 Nicholls State University Hall of Fame awards also were announced at the event, which recognize students with both scholastic and service-oriented excellence. In the front row, left, are Nicholls President Bruce Murphy and Hall of Fame honorees Nicole Doherty of Jacksonville, Fla.; Jacob Foret of Houma; Lanie Detiveaux of Houma; Katherine Gianelloni of Donaldsonville; Brittany Chiasson of Napoleonville; Melissa Cloutet of Bush; Olabisi Akingbola of Nigeria; Rusty Bruce of Cut Off; and Erin Bonvillain of Houma. Back row, from left, are Hall of Fame honorees Brandon Naquin of Bourg, Tanner Thibodeaux of Thibodaux, Jason Ray of Thibodaux, Victoria Verdun of Natchitoches, Chelsie Bergeron of Pierre Part, Jordan Hanberry of River Ridge and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Eugene Dial. Not pictured is Hall of Fame honoree Elizabeth Mateer of Rockwall, Texas.
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The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation held its Alumni Awards for Excellence March 26 on the Nicholls campus in Thibodaux.

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