Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner, right, has been invited to participate in
Down Under Sports Tournaments track and field event July 5-13 in Brisbane Austrailia. Turner will run in the 200-meter dash. Above, Turner prepares to hand off to teammate Haley Harris during a relay this past season. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner will participate in the 15th Annual Down Under Track and Field Meet in Australia in July. Turner said she was selected to represent Louisiana in the 200-meter dash at the event, which will be held in Brisbane, Australia. Her trip will be July 5-13.

The American Legion Riders Post 96 of Morgan City carries American flags as they leave the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium on the 13th annual Freedom Ride.

Memorial Day Weekend in Morgan City had a different atmosphere this year as the inaugural Freedom Fest was held at Lake End Parkway in Morgan City. The event, put on by the American Legion Riders Post 96 in Morgan City, featured a car show, bike show, live music, food and guest speakers, among other things.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department deputies escorted American Legion Riders and guests to veteran memorials across the parish Sunday where they placed wreaths. This one is at the St. Mary Parish Peace Memorial in Franklin.

Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner, right, has been invited to participate in
Down Under Sports Tournaments track and field event July 5-13 in Brisbane Austrailia. Turner will run in the 200-meter dash. Above, Turner prepares to hand off to teammate Haley Harris during a relay this past season. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

The American Legion Riders Post 96 of Morgan City carries American flags as they leave the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium on the 13th annual Freedom Ride.

Morgan City man receives Purple Heart

Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, presents the Purple Heart combat decoration to Spc. Stephen E. Griffin, of Morgan City, during an official ceremony Saturday at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans. Griffin received the decoration for injuries he sustained when an improvised explosive device struck the convoy he was a member of while conducting convoy logistic operations in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1084th Transportation Company in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Four Louisiana National Guardsmen, including a Morgan City man, were presented the Purple Heart combat decoration Saturday at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans.

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Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner, right, has been invited to participate in
Down Under Sports Tournaments track and field event July 5-13 in Brisbane Austrailia. Turner will run in the 200-meter dash. Above, Turner prepares to hand off to teammate Haley Harris during a relay this past season. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

Morgan City High School’s Ke’Aira Turner will participate in the 15th Annual Down Under Track and Field Meet in Australia in July.

Lifestyle

Bayou Vista Garden Club installed officers for 2015-17 during its May meeting. They are, from left, President Donna Bucci, Vice President Gloria Roy, Recording Secretary Jo Ann Ryan, Treasurer Janice Verret, Corresponding Secretary Annita Blanco, Historian Donna Richard and Chaplain Ann Breaux. Verdie Laws was installed as parliamentarian. The club will be on hiatus during the summer and meet again on Sept. 14.
--Submitted Photos

Bayou Vista Garden Club’s May meeting was highlighted by the presentation of awards and installation of officers.

Obituaries

Mary Ann Lay, a resident of Patterson, Louisiana, passed away in Houston May 5, 2015, at the age of 74.
Arrangements are pending.

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