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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Scurlock Electric ribbon-cutting ceremony in Morgan City

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Scurlock Electric, located at 3006 Catherine St. in Morgan City. Among those present were, back row, Kelli Hayes, Mata Tellman and Betty Fraley, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce ambassadors; John Rogers, Berennan Pellegrin and Phillip Walker, Scurlock Electric inside sales; Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; Louis Tamporello, councilman; Herman Hartman, chamber board member; and Clifton Couture, chamber ambassador. Front row, are Lisa Patterson, chamber marketing director and office manager; Mandy Fryou, chamber ambassador; Bob Harrison, chamber board member; Cody Leblanc, manager; Quentin Walker, owner; Kimber Teeter, inside sales; and Donna Meyer, chamber president.
The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Scurlock Electric, located at 3006 Catherine St. in Morgan City.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Rue 21

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Rue 21, located at 861 U.S. 90 East in Bayou Vista. Among those present were, back row, Anderson Singleton and Dantraell Benjamin, employees; Stephanie Hartman, store manager; Shabbaniekia Myles, assistant manager; Tamara Todd, district manager; and Lisa Patterson, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce marketing director and office manager. Middle row, from left, are Donna Meyer, chamber president; Jamie Naquin, employee; and Carissa Marceaux, assistant manager. Front row, from left, are Mandy Fryou, chamber ambassador; Flor Paredes, employee; Bob Harrison, chamber board member; Lylly Chau and Karnisha Williams, assistant managers; and Kelli Hayes and Clifton Couture, chamber ambassadors.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Rue 21, located at 861 U.S. 90 East in Bayou Vista.

American Humanist Association says St. Mary Parish School District has replied to school prayer complaint (pdfs)

The following is an email from the American Humanist Association about its school prayer complaint and the response by the St. Mary Parish School District.

House fire in Morgan City

Firefighters received a call at 7:56 a.m. today reporting the smell of something burning at a residence in the 200 block of Barrow Street in Morgan City, substitute Fire Chief Mark Stephens said. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke coming from the exterior of the residence, and there was a light haze in the interior of the residence, he said. The homeowner stated that when the heater kicked on, smoke came from the vent so she turned the heater off, Stephens said. Upon investigation, firefighters discovered a board had fallen inside the heating unit and was , smoldered, Stephens said. Firefighters removed the heater and the smoldering board from the residence, he said. The damage was contained to the heating unit, Stephens said. No injuries were reported, Stephens said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Firefighters received a call at 7:56 a.m. today reporting the smell of something burning at a residence in the 200 block of Barrow Street in Morgan City, substitute Fire Chief Mark Stephens said.

Retiring fire chief: Technology improved firefighting, fire prevention

Retiring Morgan City Fire Chief Morris Price stands by a pumper fire truck Tuesday at the fire station on Victor II Boulevard in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Friday was Fire Chief Morris Price’s last day on the job as a full-time firefighter, a job he has worked his entire adult life, during which time technology has greatly improved firefighters abilit

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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.

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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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