Morgan City High School students in attendance at Sunday’s candlelight prayer vigil sang their alma mater at the close of the event held in the school’s parking lot. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle photos)

In response to a letter demanding the removal of prayer in public school-sponsored events, hundreds of community members and students held a candlelight prayer vigil at Morgan City High School Sunday night.

Morgan City High School student Michael Mancuso, center in red shirt, speaks to the news media Thursday at Lawrence Park in Morgan City in response to another high school student who objected to prayer at an assembly at the school.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

School leaders said today that St. Mary Parish school system policy affords students the opportunity to pray.

Patterson High School knocked off Abbeville High School 62-55 in overtime in both team’s season opener Thursday in Patterson. Patterson and Abbeville combined for 90 free throw attempts in the contest as Patterson was 26 of 56 from the line and Abbeville was 19 of 34 from the free throw stripe. Above, Patterson’s Alex Benjamin attempts a free throw. Benjamin finished the game with 13 points. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

The Patterson Lumberjills used a big fourth quarter to force overtime against Abbeville before knocking them off in the extra period for a 62-55 win in both team’s season opener Thursday. Trailing 37-22 entering the fourth quarter, Patterson outscored Abbeville 23-8 in the frame to knot the score at 45 at the end of regulation.

Morgan City High School students in attendance at Sunday’s candlelight prayer vigil sang their alma mater at the close of the event held in the school’s parking lot. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle photos)

Morgan City High School student Michael Mancuso, center in red shirt, speaks to the news media Thursday at Lawrence Park in Morgan City in response to another high school student who objected to prayer at an assembly at the school.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Patterson High School knocked off Abbeville High School 62-55 in overtime in both team’s season opener Thursday in Patterson. Patterson and Abbeville combined for 90 free throw attempts in the contest as Patterson was 26 of 56 from the line and Abbeville was 19 of 34 from the free throw stripe. Above, Patterson’s Alex Benjamin attempts a free throw. Benjamin finished the game with 13 points. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

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New cell phone, school bus laws now in effect

A new state law prohibits the use of cell phones and other wireless devices in school zones.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Area law enforcement officials say they are prepared to handle two new state laws that went into effect Aug. 1 pertaining to cell phone use in school zones and school bus pickup and drop off.

SO gives ‘active shooter’ presentation

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Capt. Brian Charpentier, below, speaks to school administrators about the sheriff’s preparedness for an active shooter scenario in local schools. Above, Deps. Minh Ngo and Zachariah Landry demonstrate officers’ tactics in response to an active shooter situation.

For several years the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy has worked to provide active shooter courses to all law enforcement agencies in the parish.

Crawfish speaker

Morgan City Rotary Club members heard from author Sam Irwin who wrote “Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean,” and spoke about the history of the Louisiana crawfish industry and the history of the Breaux Bridge crawfish festival at a recent luncheon. From left are President Carla Prejean, Irwin, and program director Richard LeJeune.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members heard from author Sam Irwin who wrote “Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean,” and spoke about the history of the Louisiana crawfish indust

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Staff Report
No. 7 Patterson High School advanced to the Class 3A quarterfinals with a 21-6 victory against No. 10 seed Loranger Friday in Patterson.

Lifestyle

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Every year around Thanksgiving, Hailey and Ashley Denning go through their rooms and take pleasure in donating clothes/toys to Sacred Heart Thrift Store, according to their mom Marcia Denning.

Obituaries

Charles Adam Aucoin

Charles Adam Aucoin
February 16, 1937 — November 21, 2014
Charles Aucoin, a native of Amelia and a resident of Gibson, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the age of 77.

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