A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

As Easter approaches, area clergy say the holiday is a reminder of Jesus’ death and resurrection to pay for everyone’s sins regardless of their beliefs.

A Patterson Lumberjill crosses home plate during the squad’s earlier season action against E.D. White at Patterson High School. Patterson, the No. 25 seed in the Class 3A playoff, will begin postseason play today when it travels to face No. 8 seed Evangel in bi-district softball playoff action. The game will begin at 2 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The No. 25 seed Patterson Lumberjills will have little time to think about their first-round opponent in No. 8 seed Evangel Christian as the squad will meet the north Louisiana team today at 2 p.m. in Shreveport, just a day after the postseason brackets were released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
Mayor Raymond Harris and the Franklin City Council honored the Franklin Biddy Basketball team of 9- and 10-year-olds Tuesday for capturing the 2014 National Championship.

A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

A Patterson Lumberjill crosses home plate during the squad’s earlier season action against E.D. White at Patterson High School. Patterson, the No. 25 seed in the Class 3A playoff, will begin postseason play today when it travels to face No. 8 seed Evangel in bi-district softball playoff action. The game will begin at 2 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Heart Month observed

M C Bank tellers participated in February Heart Month. From left, Joyce Harrelson, Tammy Johnson, Cindy Lacy, Maria Sheehan and Edna Landry are just a few of the tellers at M C Bank who took on the challenge to sell paper hearts and “Red Dress Pins,” the signature symbol for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” program. Proceeds of the heart and pin sales went toward the American Heart Association’s mission to educate the community. According to Frances Dupre, M C Bank’s human resources/marketing director and American Heart Association committee member, “Cardiovascular disease including heart disease and stroke is the No. 1 killer in St. Mary Parish. Statistics show 25 percent of all deaths in Louisiana are from cardiovascular disease.”
(Submitted Photo)

M C Bank tellers participated in February Heart Month.

Fundraiser for Animal Advocates

The students of Morgan City High School recently held a jeans day fundraiser for the Animal Advocates of St. Mary group. The money was used to purchase food for the rescue animals placed in foster care until they are adopted. Pictured are Morgan City High students Breannah Richard, Emily Fromenthal, Ashley Fromenthal, Bernadette Aucoin and Alyssa Price.
(Submitted Photo)

The students of Morgan City High School recently held a jeans day fundraiser for the Animal Advocates of St. Mary group.

Slain officer’s widow looking for justice, answers

Bonnie Riggenbach, right, said she appreciates the St. Michael memorial to her husband, slain Chitimacha tribal police officer Sgt. Frederick “Rick” Riggenbach. The memorial is at the police department where her husband served when he died in a shootout on Jan. 26, 2013. The memorial was placed last year and dedicated on the anniversary of his killing on Flattown Road. She talked about coping with her husband’s death along with Chitimacha Police Chief Blaise Smith, who is with her in front of the memorial.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

CHARENTON — Struggling to control tears and words, and still grieving and searching for answers, the widow of a policeman killed in the line of duty more than a year ago said she wants the man accu

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Sports

Patterson, Berwick and Central Catholic met on the golf course at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild Wednesday for match play. In team scoring, Patterson defeated Central Catholic 188-193. Patterson’s Cade Thibodaux in action Wednesday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic, Berwick and Patterson met on the golf course at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild in Patterson Wednesday.
In team scoring, Patterson topped Central Catholic 188-193.

Lifestyle

Bayou Vista Garden Club earned numerous awards at the Louisiana Garden Club Federation convention. Displaying the awards, from left, are President Donna Bucci, Nancy Marcel, Jean Chauvin, Pam Breaux, Janice Verret and Donna Richard.
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“Zapped” was the theme of the program presented at the Bayou Vista Garden Club April meeting.

Obituaries

Jamie Ohmer Head

July 10, 1967 — April 16, 2014
Jamie Ohmer Head, 46, a resident of Berwick, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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