Patterson resident Peter “Dutch” Vandenaardweg served as the conductor of a train that pulled children around the Hattie Watts Elementary playground Saturday at the Fun Day hosted by the Patterson Police Department. ( The Daily Review/Preston Gill)

The sound of children’s laughter filled the air during the Family Fun Day hosted by the Patterson Police Department Saturday behind Hattie Watts Elementary. Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle estimated the crowd at about 1,000 people.
Sheriff’s investigators are seeking two suspects in an alleged home invasion in the Charenton area. At about 11:30 a.m. Friday deputies responded to a residential burglary in the 7000 block area of La. 87 in Charenton.

La. Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain, left, and 2014 Conservationist of the Year Wilson Terry

St. Mary Soil & Water Conservation District held its fourth Farmer and Rancher Appreciation banquet recently at the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino. It was a jointly-sponsored occasion with the parish USDA Service Center.

Patterson resident Peter “Dutch” Vandenaardweg served as the conductor of a train that pulled children around the Hattie Watts Elementary playground Saturday at the Fun Day hosted by the Patterson Police Department. ( The Daily Review/Preston Gill)

La. Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain, left, and 2014 Conservationist of the Year Wilson Terry

PMI Energy Services expanding here

A crane is shown at PMI Energy Services’ dock on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City where offshore supplies are loaded and unloaded. PMI is in the midst of a $3 million construction project that may create more than 30 jobs.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

PMI Energy Services is working on a roughly $3 million construction project creating a base for various oil field companies to operate from in an effort to bring those companies to the Morgan City

Heart Month observed

M C Bank tellers participated in February Heart Month. From left, Joyce Harrelson, Tammy Johnson, Cindy Lacy, Maria Sheehan and Edna Landry are just a few of the tellers at M C Bank who took on the challenge to sell paper hearts and “Red Dress Pins,” the signature symbol for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” program. Proceeds of the heart and pin sales went toward the American Heart Association’s mission to educate the community. According to Frances Dupre, M C Bank’s human resources/marketing director and American Heart Association committee member, “Cardiovascular disease including heart disease and stroke is the No. 1 killer in St. Mary Parish. Statistics show 25 percent of all deaths in Louisiana are from cardiovascular disease.”
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M C Bank tellers participated in February Heart Month.

Fundraiser for Animal Advocates

The students of Morgan City High School recently held a jeans day fundraiser for the Animal Advocates of St. Mary group. The money was used to purchase food for the rescue animals placed in foster care until they are adopted. Pictured are Morgan City High students Breannah Richard, Emily Fromenthal, Ashley Fromenthal, Bernadette Aucoin and Alyssa Price.
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The students of Morgan City High School recently held a jeans day fundraiser for the Animal Advocates of St. Mary group.

Slain officer’s widow looking for justice, answers

Bonnie Riggenbach, right, said she appreciates the St. Michael memorial to her husband, slain Chitimacha tribal police officer Sgt. Frederick “Rick” Riggenbach. The memorial is at the police department where her husband served when he died in a shootout on Jan. 26, 2013. The memorial was placed last year and dedicated on the anniversary of his killing on Flattown Road. She talked about coping with her husband’s death along with Chitimacha Police Chief Blaise Smith, who is with her in front of the memorial.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

CHARENTON — Struggling to control tears and words, and still grieving and searching for answers, the widow of a policeman killed in the line of duty more than a year ago said she wants the man accu

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Sports

Morgan City’s Al Dodson placed third in the Class N Elders at the National Horseshoe Pitchers World Tournament in Hamburg, New York. The tournament was held July 14-26 with official total participation at 1,264 during the two-week event. Above, from left, are Dodson, first-place winner Joe Delaney of New York and second-place winner Hiram Paradee of Vermont. The 2015 host site will be Topeka, Kansas, while Montgomery, Alabama, will stage the event in 2016. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Tim Gilmore)

A member of the Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association placed third in his classification at the National Horseshoe Pitchers World Tournament in Hamburg, New York, earlier this month.

Lifestyle

Two Bayou Vista Garden members attended the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Summer Board meeting in Baton Rouge. From left are Donna Bucci, Bayou Vista Garden Club president; Linda Nelson, National Garden Club president and Jo Ann Ryan, Bayou Vista Garden Club vice president.
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Bayou Vista Garden Club members, Donna Bucci, president and Jo Ann Ryan, vice president, attended the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Summer Board at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Baton Rouge.

Obituaries

Carolyn Robicheaux Larive, 74, a native and resident of Berwick, passed away July 18 at her home.

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