A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

As Easter approaches, area clergy say the holiday is a reminder of Jesus’ death and resurrection to pay for everyone’s sins regardless of their beliefs.

A Patterson Lumberjill crosses home plate during the squad’s earlier season action against E.D. White at Patterson High School. Patterson, the No. 25 seed in the Class 3A playoff, will begin postseason play today when it travels to face No. 8 seed Evangel in bi-district softball playoff action. The game will begin at 2 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The No. 25 seed Patterson Lumberjills will have little time to think about their first-round opponent in No. 8 seed Evangel Christian as the squad will meet the north Louisiana team today at 2 p.m. in Shreveport, just a day after the postseason brackets were released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
Mayor Raymond Harris and the Franklin City Council honored the Franklin Biddy Basketball team of 9- and 10-year-olds Tuesday for capturing the 2014 National Championship.

A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

A Patterson Lumberjill crosses home plate during the squad’s earlier season action against E.D. White at Patterson High School. Patterson, the No. 25 seed in the Class 3A playoff, will begin postseason play today when it travels to face No. 8 seed Evangel in bi-district softball playoff action. The game will begin at 2 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Efforts continue for first-responder memorial

St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin discusses a memorial for first-responders killed in the line of duty at a meeting Tuesday. Also shown is former state Sen. Butch Gautreaux, left. Also attending the meeting were Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce president; and Korean War veteran E.C. “Gene” Bosworth.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

Efforts to recognize and honor first responders killed in the line of duty continue to move forward and will be included in future beautification projects at the courthouse in Franklin, Parish Pres

Marriage licenses

The following people applied for marriage licenses at the St. Mary Parish Clerk of Court office in Franklin.
Monday, April 7
Christopher Bailey Deville and Carmen Margaret Arnold.

Arrest reports

Edward Mills

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 32 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:

Groundbreaking ceremony for power plant in Morgan City

Officials participate in this morning’s groundbreaking of the new Louisiana Energy and Power Authority power plant to be built on Youngs Road in Morgan City. The 64-megawatt natural gas-powered electric plant will cost about $120 million to build and serve Morgan City, Houma, Jonesville, Plaquemine, Rayne and Vidalia. Morgan City will have a 10-megawatt share in the plant. Construction is scheduled to be finished in late 2015. On hand were, from left, Tony Calderone, Robins and Morton director of operations; Cedric LaFleur, LEPA chairman and former Morgan City mayor; Dennis Chianese, Burns and Roe senior project manager; Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; Joe Vumbaco, Energy Resource Consulting Group managing partner; Tom Bourg, Houma/Terrebonne Parish utilities director; Hyram Copeland, Vidalia mayor; Cordell Grand, LEPA general manager; Michel Claudet, Terrebonne Parish president; Mark Gulotta, Plaquemine mayor; Jason Akers, Foley and Judell Law Firm bond attorney; Roland Boudreaux, Rayne Mayor; and Tim Matte, former LEPA board member and former Morgan City mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo Diane Miller Fears)

Officials participate in this morning’s groundbreaking of the new Louisiana Energy and Power Authority power plant to be built on Youngs Road in Morgan City.

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Sports

All four Tri-City area prep softball teams qualified for the postseason when the Louisiana High School Athletic Association released its postseason brackets Thursday.

Lifestyle

Bayou Vista Garden Club earned numerous awards at the Louisiana Garden Club Federation convention. Displaying the awards, from left, are President Donna Bucci, Nancy Marcel, Jean Chauvin, Pam Breaux, Janice Verret and Donna Richard.
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“Zapped” was the theme of the program presented at the Bayou Vista Garden Club April meeting.

Obituaries

Jamie Ohmer Head

July 10, 1967 — April 16, 2014
Jamie Ohmer Head, 46, a resident of Berwick, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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