Morgan City High School students in attendance at Sunday’s candlelight prayer vigil sang their alma mater at the close of the event held in the school’s parking lot. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle photos)

In response to a letter demanding the removal of prayer in public school-sponsored events, hundreds of community members and students held a candlelight prayer vigil at Morgan City High School Sunday night.

Morgan City High School student Michael Mancuso, center in red shirt, speaks to the news media Thursday at Lawrence Park in Morgan City in response to another high school student who objected to prayer at an assembly at the school.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

School leaders said today that St. Mary Parish school system policy affords students the opportunity to pray.

Patterson High School knocked off Abbeville High School 62-55 in overtime in both team’s season opener Thursday in Patterson. Patterson and Abbeville combined for 90 free throw attempts in the contest as Patterson was 26 of 56 from the line and Abbeville was 19 of 34 from the free throw stripe. Above, Patterson’s Alex Benjamin attempts a free throw. Benjamin finished the game with 13 points. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

The Patterson Lumberjills used a big fourth quarter to force overtime against Abbeville before knocking them off in the extra period for a 62-55 win in both team’s season opener Thursday. Trailing 37-22 entering the fourth quarter, Patterson outscored Abbeville 23-8 in the frame to knot the score at 45 at the end of regulation.

Morgan City High School students in attendance at Sunday’s candlelight prayer vigil sang their alma mater at the close of the event held in the school’s parking lot. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle photos)

Morgan City High School student Michael Mancuso, center in red shirt, speaks to the news media Thursday at Lawrence Park in Morgan City in response to another high school student who objected to prayer at an assembly at the school.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Patterson High School knocked off Abbeville High School 62-55 in overtime in both team’s season opener Thursday in Patterson. Patterson and Abbeville combined for 90 free throw attempts in the contest as Patterson was 26 of 56 from the line and Abbeville was 19 of 34 from the free throw stripe. Above, Patterson’s Alex Benjamin attempts a free throw. Benjamin finished the game with 13 points. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

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La. black bear numbers rebound

A Louisiana black bear at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- A new study of the animals that inspired teddy bears finds that Louisiana black bears are likely to survive another century as long as conditions remain stable.

Conrads among philanthropists celebrated by Community Foundation of Acadiana

The Community Foundation of Acadiana honored several people at an annual Leaders in Philanthropy Luncheon in Lafayette. Back from left: Kevin Moody, CFA Board Chair; Dr. Joe H. Wilson, St. Landry Parish award recipient; Bob Lowe, Lafayette Parish award recipient; Bobby Hanks, Acadia Parish award recipient; Gervis LaFleur, Evangeline Parish award recipient; Donald “Doc” Voorhies, Iberia Parish award recipient; Johnny Conrad, St. Mary Parish award recipient; David H. Welch, Stone Energy Corporate Award; Raymond J. Hébert, CFA president and CEO. Front from left: Mollie Hanks, Acadia Parish award recipient; Virginia Yongue, St. Martin Parish award recipient; Mary Lou Conrad, St. Mary Parish award recipient. Not pictured: Mary Ellen Sonnier, Vermilion Parish award recipient.
(Submitted Photo)

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s fourth-annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon was held Nov. 14 at the Cajundome Convention Center.

LearnPad distribution disparity addressed

Students work in math class on their LearnPads at Hattie Watts Elementary School on Tuesday. Among the fourth graders were Trevor Caballero, Reign Bass, Cheyenne Olinsky and Jolene Doughty.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

With the allocation of $91,861 from the sale of property, the St.

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No. 7 Patterson High School advanced to the Class 3A quarterfinals with a 21-6 victory against No. 10 seed Loranger Friday in Patterson.

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Every year around Thanksgiving, Hailey and Ashley Denning go through their rooms and take pleasure in donating clothes/toys to Sacred Heart Thrift Store, according to their mom Marcia Denning.

Obituaries

Charles Adam Aucoin

Charles Adam Aucoin
February 16, 1937 — November 21, 2014
Charles Aucoin, a native of Amelia and a resident of Gibson, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the age of 77.

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