BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Dak Prescott's dynamism put a dent in the Death Valley mystique and helped Mississippi State end some long, frustrating streaks.

Lee Delaune, left, executive director of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, stops to chat with Nathalie Weber, Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival board president, on Sunday morning (Aug. 31) during the 2014 festival. Weber announced Saturday that Delaune had died.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Lee Delaune, executive director of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, died Saturday, according to a news release from Nathalie Weber, president of the festival. Weber’s news release emailed Saturday afternoon follows.

Former Stephensville Elementary School student and “Swamp People” cast member Duggie Acosta shows off an 11-foot, 8-inch alligator he caught recently. He brought the alligator to the Stephensville Elementary School to show the students.
(Submitted Photo courtesy of Linda Cooke)

With the alligator hunting season edging toward a close, most hunters have filled their tags for the season, and wildlife officials report no citations in this region. Sidney “Peanut” Michel, of Morgan City, said he is finishing up with the last of his nearly 300 tags.

Lee Delaune, left, executive director of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, stops to chat with Nathalie Weber, Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival board president, on Sunday morning (Aug. 31) during the 2014 festival. Weber announced Saturday that Delaune had died.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Former Stephensville Elementary School student and “Swamp People” cast member Duggie Acosta shows off an 11-foot, 8-inch alligator he caught recently. He brought the alligator to the Stephensville Elementary School to show the students.
(Submitted Photo courtesy of Linda Cooke)

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Bank Day

Peter Pan students of St. Mary Head Start took their first trip to the bank Tuesday. The students had their first “Bank Day” of the year at Teche Federal Bank in Franklin.

Proclamation for Older Americans Month

Tri-City area mayors gathered Tuesday to sign a proclamation declaring May as Older Americans Month. Seated, from left, are Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan, Berwick Mayor Louis Ratcliff and Morgan City Councilman Louis Tamporello. Standing, from left, are Council on Aging representatives Pat Blanco, board member; Lisa Daigle, Morgan City coordinator; John Benge, board member; and Beverly Domengeaux, executive director.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

Tri-City area mayors gathered Tuesday to sign a proclamation declaring May as Older Americans Month at the Berwick Town Hall.

Franklin Relay for Life ‘Survivors Lap’

Members of Boy Scout Troop 242 in Patterson presented the colors and led the “Survivors Lap” for the Franklin Relay for life on May 3. From left are troop members Joseph Duhon, Ryan Galloway and Colby Alexander.
(Submitted Photo)

Members of Boy Scout Troop 242 in Patterson presented the colors and led the “Survivors Lap” for the Franklin Relay for life on May 3.

Redevelopment grant applications available

Shannon Hardware in Morgan City replaced its ceiling with stamped tin in 2013 as part of a $10,000 redevelopment incentive grant from the state.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Any business owner in the Main Street District whose building meets state criteria may apply for Redevelopment Incentive Grants through June 6, according to a city news release.

Researchers study plant materials for chemicals, fuel

Patrisha Pham-Bugayong, left, and Giovanna Aita are studying methods to make syrup from energycane and sweet sorghum bagasse in Aita’s lab at the LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute. The syrup can be used as feedstock to generate green biofuels and chemicals.
LSUAgCenter/Photo by A. Denise Attaway)

Researchers at the LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute are studying ways to make syrup from energycane and sweet sorghum bagasse to be used as feedstock for the generation of green biofuels and ch

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Disappointed in the way he played a week ago, Boise State running back Jay Ajayi said he was determined to do more to help the Broncos win this week.

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Sen. Bret and Kim Allain, of Adeline, celebrated their 30th anniversary on June 28 with a renewal of vows in which the Rev. Jody Simoneaux officiated. A reception followed at their home.

Obituaries

Geraldine Ann Dinger

January 12, 1951 — September 17, 2014
Geraldine Ann Dinger, 63, a lifelong resident of Morgan City, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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