Principal Claire Guarisco celebrated with students and staff this morning when she announced Bayou Vista Elementary earned a School Performance Score of A with a score of 104.5. This year marks the first time the school has achieved an A, the highest rating awarded by the state Department of Education.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The St. Mary Parish school district maintained a B rating despite harder tests, which are part of the state’s long-term transition to higher expectations.

Morgan City High School hosted Berwick in its annual “Paint the Pink” game Tuesday. Berwick topped Morgan City 3-2 (25-16, 15-25, 25-14, 20-25, 15-12) in the five-set marathon. At the Paint the Pit Pink game, monies also were raised for local patients who are suffering from cancer. Both teams also had honorary servers for the game. In the left photo, Rose Koen, grandmother of Cate Koen, left, completes the honorary serve for Berwick prior to the varsity game. Rose Koen has been cancer free for 34 years, according to Berwick head coach Heather Blanchard. (The Daily Review/Photos by Geoff Stoute)

The Morgan City Lady Tigers took the Berwick Lady Panthers to five games and tried to stage a late-game rally in the final set, but Berwick prevailed 3-2 (25-16, 15-25, 25-14, 20-25, 15-12). The District 6-III contest between the two schools also served as Morgan City’s annual “Paint the Pit Pink Game.”
The Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts announces its upcoming fall production written by Ed “Tiger” Verdin of Franklin. Set to open on Harvest Moon Fest weekend, “Undying Love” is the story of a young couple whose lives become intertwined with the attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001.

Principal Claire Guarisco celebrated with students and staff this morning when she announced Bayou Vista Elementary earned a School Performance Score of A with a score of 104.5. This year marks the first time the school has achieved an A, the highest rating awarded by the state Department of Education.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Morgan City High School hosted Berwick in its annual “Paint the Pink” game Tuesday. Berwick topped Morgan City 3-2 (25-16, 15-25, 25-14, 20-25, 15-12) in the five-set marathon. At the Paint the Pit Pink game, monies also were raised for local patients who are suffering from cancer. Both teams also had honorary servers for the game. In the left photo, Rose Koen, grandmother of Cate Koen, left, completes the honorary serve for Berwick prior to the varsity game. Rose Koen has been cancer free for 34 years, according to Berwick head coach Heather Blanchard. (The Daily Review/Photos by Geoff Stoute)

Siracusa Community Annex Building

The grand opening of the Siracusa Community Annex Building was celebrated Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the facility that is part of parish Recreation District 2. Emanuel Skinner, the oldest resident of the Siracusa community, cut the ribbon. He was joined by board members Alvin Wilkerson, Edward Thomas, Oscar Toups, Ann Poole and Gerrin Thibodeaux; employees Leroy Trim, Kimberlin Frank, Harold Granger, Melvin Jackson and Darrel Trim; and St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce representatives Donna Meyer and Jo Anne Bergeron. Numerous other friends and community members joined the celebration.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

The grand opening of the Siracusa Community Annex Building was celebrated Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the facility that is part of parish Recreation District 2.

Police promotions announced

From left, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi with newly promoted police officers Betty Augman to captain and Mark Griffin Jr. to assistant chief and Police Chief Michael Banks.
(Submitted Photo)

Police Chief Michael Banks held police department promotions Wednesday. Betty Augman was promoted from lieutenant to captain while Mark Griffin Jr. was promoted from captain to assistant chief.

WWII veteran has no regrets for his sacrifice for freedom 70 years ago

Gerry DuBois sits in his home on Marshall Street Wednesday with medals he received for his service in the Army.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Nearly 70 years ago Gerry DuBois lay on the ground with mortar shell explosions and machine gun fire going on all around him, and he knew at that moment that he would never see again.

Police asking assistance in Glencoe shooting

Police are asking assistance in locating this truck or information pertaining to a 3:12 p.m. shooting Thursday in the 4400 block of La. 83 in Glencoe. Anyone with information on the truck or this case may contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-828-1960 or 985-384-1622.
(Submittted Photo/St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)

St. Mary Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a gunman who left one man injured in a Glencoe shooting Thursday afternoon.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Maison Jardin

Maison Jardin held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the Memorial Wing, which is more specialized for residents with dementia and is keypad coded to keep them safe. St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce ambassadors; Donna Meyer, chamber president; Emily Berry, community relations; Danette Ellis, assistant administrator; David Cassard, administrator; other staff members and several residents of Maison Jardin; and Tim Hymel, Morgan City mayor pro-tem; were present for the ribbon cutting.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Maison Jardin held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the Memorial Wing, which is more specialized for residents with dementia and is keypad coded to keep them safe.

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Sports

The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ confounding season.

Lifestyle

Steve and Liz Ellison were presented a Patterson Garden Club Yard of the Month Award for October. The Ellisons’ yard has a display of azaleas, nandinas, hollies, camellias, begonias and Lily of the Nile.
(Submitted Photo)

Steve and Liz Ellison were presented a Patterson Garden Club Yard of the Month Award for October.

Obituaries

Pierre G. “Perry” Jackson, 80, a resident of Berwick, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at his residence.

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