A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday to open the 79th Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, which continues through Monday. Among those present were Festival King Michael Patterson, Festival Queen Hailee Thomas, Children’s Day King Remington Begley, Children’s Day Queen Emily Price, board members and workers of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, members of the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, parish officials, family and friends.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival continues through Monday and organizers are hoping it will be one of the best years yet despite the forecast.

Morgan City, Berwick, Patterson and Central Catholic high schools all were in action Thursday at the Morgan City High School Jamboree. Each school’s varsity and junior varsity teams participated, while Morgan City’s freshmen team also was in action. Morgan City’s varsity finished undefeated at 3-0, while Berwick and Patterson each were 2-1 and Central Catholic was 1-2. At left, Berwick’s Sydney Aucoin hits at the net. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Morgan City Lady Tigers’ varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams all finished undefeated at the annual Morgan City High School Volleyball jamboree Thursday. The Lady Tigers’ varsity and junior varsity teams were 3-0, while its freshman team, which also participated in junior varsity action, finished 2-0.
Continued losses at the parish owned golf course in Patterson has some members of the parish council asking if private management would be better. Golf Course Commission Chairman Rudy Sparks presented the Atchafalaya at Idlewild’s projected budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the parish council Wednesday.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday to open the 79th Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, which continues through Monday. Among those present were Festival King Michael Patterson, Festival Queen Hailee Thomas, Children’s Day King Remington Begley, Children’s Day Queen Emily Price, board members and workers of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, members of the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, parish officials, family and friends.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Morgan City, Berwick, Patterson and Central Catholic high schools all were in action Thursday at the Morgan City High School Jamboree. Each school’s varsity and junior varsity teams participated, while Morgan City’s freshmen team also was in action. Morgan City’s varsity finished undefeated at 3-0, while Berwick and Patterson each were 2-1 and Central Catholic was 1-2. At left, Berwick’s Sydney Aucoin hits at the net. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Donations at Berwick Elementary

Duval Arthur, St. Mary Parish director of Homeland Security, and his wife, Markeita Arthur, Ward 8 justice of the peace, donated several bikes to reward Berwick Elementary students. Each nine-weeks a name is drawn from all of the students that have earned principal’s list and honor roll. The winner of the first nine-weeks was first-grader Lexie Acosta. In the first photo are Berwick Elementary Principal Debbie Tompkins, Acosta and Duval Arthur. The winner of the second nine-weeks is first-grader Ayden Martin. In the second photo are Thompkins and Martin.
(Submitted Photo)

Duval Arthur, St. Mary Parish director of Homeland Security, and his wife, Markeita Arthur, Ward 8 justice of the peace, donated several bikes to reward Berwick Elementary students.

Morgan City HIgh School choir

St. Mary Outreach and M C Bank thanked those who assisted with the St. Mary Outreach-United Way Food Net Drive. Among those thanked were the Coast Guard who sent over several personnel and a heater; A.J. Dohmann Chevrolet Cadillac for the use of two tents; Morgan City High School who sent their choir and band students (pictured); and Jessica Makepeace, who took photos.
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St. Mary Outreach and M C Bank thanked those who assisted with the St. Mary Outreach-United Way Food Net Drive.

Bayou Vista Elementary garden

Bayou Vista Elementary students are growing a vegetable garden again this school year sponsored by the American Heart Association. Kindergarten students shown are Baylor Fryou, Brandi Lee, Gracie Durapau and Thomas Drawbaugh.
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Bayou Vista Elementary students are growing a vegetable garden again this school year sponsored by the American Heart Association.

Donation to Aucoin Elementary

Amelia Truck Stop presented J.S. Aucoin Elementary School with a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program. The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools. Pictured are Amelia Truck Stop owner B. Khalil and Principal Joe Stadalis.
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Amelia Truck Stop presented J.S. Aucoin Elementary School with a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program.

Memorial to fallen warriors

Morgan City Rotary Club members received an update on the progress to build a memorial in Cypress Park in Morgan City to honor fallen warriors, those citizens of the Tri-City area that gave their lives in service to our country. From left are Rotary President Donald Stephens, speaker Marc Distefano and Program Director Herman Hartman.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members received an update on the progress to build a memorial in Cypress Park in Morgan City to honor fallen warriors, those citizens of the Tri-City area that gave their l

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Sports

Kai Schexnayder has been chosen to be included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Basketball Player of AAU.” The 12-year-old Patterson Junior High student, who plays AAU ball for the New Iberia-based Louisiana Scholars, will have his biography published in the edition, which recognizes the best AAU basketball players in the United States. Schexnayder is the son of Robert and Michelle Schexnayder, and the grandson of Randolph and Joan Schexnayder and Leonard and Thelma Dugar. He is coached in AAU by Richard Pecantte. (Submitted Photo)

Lifestyle

Bobby Boudreaux, left, and Logan Scully received the St. Mary AARP scholarship awards for 2014. Boudreaux is a graduate of Berwick High School. Scully is a graduate of Morgan City High School.
--Mark Leonard photos

On Aug. 4, St. Mary AARP held its meeting and dinner at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center.

Obituaries

Sherry Eva (Young) Mitchum, 76, of Morgan City, passed away Aug, 18, 2014.
She was born June 14, 1938. She graduated from Morgan City High School in 1956.

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