Participants take off from the starting line of the annual Running of the Bears 5K run-walk to kickoff Saturday’s activities during the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. Finishers included overall winner L.T. Hill, men’s division winner Josh Vilcan and women’s division winner Jerri St. Blanc. Below, the grounds of the St. Mary Peace Memorial provided the perfect spot for the Cajun horseshoe contest. Winners included the Fly Rites, Fly Adams and David Comeaux, in first place; Franklin Police Department, Tina Thibodeaux and Alphonse Burrell, in second place; and Hanagriff’s Machine, David Hanagriff and Randy Hanagriff, in third place.

Last weekend’s eleventh Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival opened to fine weather and an earlier venue. Moved up a week because of Easter, the festival ran from Friday evening through Sunday.

The Tri-City Relays were held Friday at Geisler Stadium in Berwick. The event featured Morgan City, Berwick, Patterson and Central Catholic high schools. At left, Patterson’s Shundren Johnson prepares to release the javelin. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Berwick High School track and field teams swept Friday’s Tri-City Relay team titles. The Panthers finished with 102 points, while the Lady Panthers totaled 130 points.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office mobile command center parked Monday at the Port of Morgan City. St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert is standing by the center.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Port officials took another step Monday towards bringing the $9.3 million government operations and emergency center to a site on La. 182 next to the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.

Participants take off from the starting line of the annual Running of the Bears 5K run-walk to kickoff Saturday’s activities during the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. Finishers included overall winner L.T. Hill, men’s division winner Josh Vilcan and women’s division winner Jerri St. Blanc. Below, the grounds of the St. Mary Peace Memorial provided the perfect spot for the Cajun horseshoe contest. Winners included the Fly Rites, Fly Adams and David Comeaux, in first place; Franklin Police Department, Tina Thibodeaux and Alphonse Burrell, in second place; and Hanagriff’s Machine, David Hanagriff and Randy Hanagriff, in third place.

The Tri-City Relays were held Friday at Geisler Stadium in Berwick. The event featured Morgan City, Berwick, Patterson and Central Catholic high schools. At left, Patterson’s Shundren Johnson prepares to release the javelin. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office mobile command center parked Monday at the Port of Morgan City. St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert is standing by the center.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Teaching garden at Hattie Watts Elementary

Hattie Watts Elementary in Patterson planted the second American Heart Association Teaching Garden in St. Mary Parish, funded by the That Just Takes the Cake event, as part of an education initiative to help build healthy bodies and minds. The Hattie Watts Teaching Garden was created using American Heart Association science and nutrition guidelines as well as information from gardening and education experts, according to American Heart Association spokeswoman Laura Broussard. The program, used in conjunction with the garden, combines nutrition education with garden-based learning. Students learn how to plant seeds, nurture growing plants, harvest produce and understand the value of good eating habits, Broussard said. Funding for the project was made possible by That Just Takes the Cake, an event to benefit the American Heart Association. This year’s event will be at Nico Bella Feb. 7. For tickets call Gwen Luc at 985-372-8520. Included in the photo are Tonya Hills, fourth grade teacher; Jodi Grizzaffi, American Heart Association Committee; Jackie C. Blanchard, American Heart Association Committee; Julie Domino, American Heart Association Committee; Niki Fryou, Hattie Watts principal; Evelyn Ortiz, adaptive physical education teacher and grant coordinator; Joseph Hollier, Patterson High School graduate and school assistant; and Gwen Luc, American Heart Association Committee. (Submitted Photo)

Hattie Watts Elementary in Patterson planted the second American Heart Association Teaching Garden in St.

Central Catholic students

Morgan City Rotary Club members hosted Central Catholic high school students Bryson Barbier and Collin Conner at a recent luncheon where the students spoke about their school activities and their education plans. From left are Student Visit Director Edgar Barousse, Barbier and Conner. (Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members hosted Central Catholic high school students Bryson Barbier and Collin Conner at a recent luncheon where the students spoke about their school activities and their e

Flurry of Christmas activity in the Tri-City area

The Young Brothers of Praise perform a dance routine at Christmas By Candlelight Saturday night on Bernice Street in Morgan City. (The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

—The Patterson Community Center will hold a free Christmas Gumbo luncheon for senior citizens at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Patterson Area Civic Center, 116 Cotten Rd.

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Sports

Laborde Marine Tiger Sharks defeated GameDay Pizza Cypress Chicks 9-8 in 10U Patterson Babe Ruth softball action Thursday at Kemper Williams Park.

Obituaries

Keisha Y. Brown

Keisha Y. Brown, 42, a native of Morgan City and a resident of Mount Pleasant, Mich., died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at her residence.

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