The St. Mary Council on Aging and a group of senior citizens recently made a trip to Pennsylvania. The group went shopping and exploring on their own to such landmarks as Independence Hall, Betsy Ross’ House, the mint, the Federal Reserve, the Holocaust Memorial, Logan Circle, Penn’s Landing and “The Rocky Steps” where this picture was taken.

TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class. (Photo by Ken Grissom)

Breaux Bridge – Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year’s race. The TDT Board of Directors has approved changes for Tour du Teche VI that include bonuses to the first boats powered solely by women to finish in each of four “pro” racing classes.
Judicial candidates Anthony Thibodeaux and Dean Wattigny have spent a combined $150,906 ahead of the Nov. 4 election, according to campaign finance reports. They are running for the Division A seat on the 16th Judicial District Court, which is being vacated by retiring judge Gerard B. Wattigny, the candidate’s brother.

TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class. (Photo by Ken Grissom)

TOP TEACHER

Rogena Hartley, a science teacher at J.S. Aucoin Elementary in Amelia was named Wednesday as Louisiana Science Teachers Association’s Outstanding Elementary Science Teacher of the Year for 2014.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Rogena Hartley doesn’t feel like she’s doing anything special when she’s teaching science to fifth graders at J.S. Aucoin Elementary, but the Louisiana Science Teachers Association disagrees.

Peacemaker Award

Chez Hope Family Violence Crisis Center Director Sami Riley, left, presents the organization’s Peacemaker Award to Garden City resident Gary Blum at this morning’s annual Unity Day Breakfast.

Arson suspected in camp fire

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division detectives responded to a complaint on Sept. 22 of a burned camp situated on the bank of Bayou Choupique, St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert said in a news release. The preliminary investigation conducted with the assistance of the Franklin Fire Department indicates that the camp was purposefully set on fire, Hebert said. The camp was last seen secured and intact on Sept. 14. Investigators are seeking information on the person or people involved in the crime. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office may be reached at 337-828-1960 or 985-384-1622. Anonymous tips may also be submitted by going to the Contact Us link at www.stmaryso.com.
(Submitted Photo)

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Marine Division detectives responded to a complaint on Sept. 22 of a burned camp situated on the bank of Bayou Choupique, St.

Artists Guild Unlimited awards

Artists Guild Unlimited held an award ceremony Sept. 18 for the 51st Annual Labor Day Show and Sale winners. Pastel art division winners, from left, are Charlotte Opperman, first place, third place and honorable mentions; Renee Vanover, second place; Helene Allen, honorable mention; Janet Robinson, honorable mention; and Karen Spinella, honorable mention.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Artists Guild Unlimited held an award ceremony Sept. 18 for the 51st Annual Labor Day Show and Sale winners.

Civil cases

The following civil suits were filed at the St. Mary Parish Clerk of Court office in Franklin.
Monday, Sept. 22
Jennifer Dinger v. Rodney Dinger Jr.; Case No. 127649, divorce.

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Sports

LSU’s Track and Field program held its fifth annual Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet Oct. 24. Vernon Norwood, a Morgan City High School alum and LSU standout, received several awards, including the Glenn “Slats” Hardin Award. The award is given to the Most Outstanding Male Performer of the Year. Norwood also won the Most Outstanding Track Athlete Award as well as the Newcomer of the Year Award. Above, from left, are former LSU track and
field member Opal Taylor, Jasmin Stowers, winner of the Most Outstanding Female Performer; former LSU track and field member Kimberlyn Duncan, Ashlee Dugas, Hardin's granddaughter; Norwood and Billy Hardin, former LSU track and field athlete and Hardin’s son. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne)

A Morgan City High School alum and current LSU standout track team member was recognized during the LSU Track & Field program’s fifth annual Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet Oct.

Lifestyle

Joey Trahan and Christina Blanchard
--Ardent Studio

Mark and Jennifer Blanchard, of Morgan City, wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Christina Marie Blanchard, to Joey Albert Trahan, son of Linda Trahan, of Ho

Obituaries

Lloyd Harold Pitts, 96, of Franklin passed away at his home Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

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