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)

Tri-City proclamation

Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Secretary Appreciation Week April 21 to 25. Seated, from left, are Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Berwick Town Councilman Edgar Thomas. Standing, from left, are Dianne McAllister, Aucoin Elementary; Anna Head, Berwick Junior High; Pam Mahaffey, Bayou Vista Elementary; Sharon Guidry, Berwick High; Carol DeHart, Maitland Elementary; Holly Barbier, Morgan City Junior; Lisa Businelle, Morgan City High; Dianna Washington and Jennifer Lodrigue, Patterson Junior; Debbie Wade and Ellen Lemoine, Patterson High; Stephanie Jones, Materials and Operations Center; and Donna Williams, Central Office Complex.
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Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Secretary Appreciation Week April 21 to 25.

Tri-City proclamation

Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Foster Grandparents National Service Recognition Days in the month of April. Seated, from left, are Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Berwick Town Councilman Edgar Thomas. Standing, from left, are Foster Grandparent Program Director Van Johnson, Audrey Williams, Rosa Butler, Patsy O’Gwin, Rosa Stewart, Patricia Jacko, Mildred Francois, Katherine Stovall, Iola Harris and Vera Jones.
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Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Foster Grandparents National Service Recognition Days in the month of April.

Tri-City proclamation

Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Teacher Appreciation Week May 5 to 9. Seated, from left, are Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Berwick Town Councilman Edgar Thomas. Also shown, not in order, are Janine Hoang, Aucoin Elementary; Michele Besse, Bayou Vista Elementary; Lane Larive, Berwick Junior High; Shemera Bogen, Maitland Elementary; Linnell Watson, Morgan City Junior; Courtney Matherne, Morgan City High; Donna Sauce, Norman Elementary; and Sara Domangue, Patterson Junior.
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Area mayors signed proclamations declaring Teacher Appreciation Week May 5 to 9.

Construction under way at LEPA plant

Louisiana Energy and Power Authority Board Chairman and Vidalia Mayor Hyram Copeland speaks Thursday at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new LEPA power plant to be built in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony of the Louisiana Energy and Power Authority natural gas-fueled power plant marked a milestone in a process that began with conversations four and a half years ago

Good Friday, Easter celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice

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.

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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
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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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