BATON ROUGE — St. Mary Parish’s unemployment rate remained nearly steady in December at 6.8 percent, down slight from 6.9 percent in November, according to not seasonally adjusted December data released Friday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. But the parish’s jobless rate is up sharply from 4.8 percent in December 2013.

Central Catholic High School upset Patterson High School, 45-35, in high school boys’ basketball action Thursday in Morgan City. The Eagles entered the game ranked No. 22 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A power rankings, while Patterson was ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Above, Central Catholic’s Charlie Solar, right, works against Patterson’s Tyric Garrett. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Central Catholic outscored Patterson 21-8 in the third quarter on its way to a 45-35 upset win against Patterson. While Patterson led 15-12 at the half, the Eagles outscored the Lumberjacks in the third quarter to take a 32-23 lead after three quarters. Both teams scored 12 points apiece in the last quarter.

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One suspect who had been featured in The Daily Review’s Most Wanted edition for more than a year and another suspect who was in the edition for just six days were both caught by authorities in January. Morgan City

Central Catholic High School upset Patterson High School, 45-35, in high school boys’ basketball action Thursday in Morgan City. The Eagles entered the game ranked No. 22 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A power rankings, while Patterson was ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Above, Central Catholic’s Charlie Solar, right, works against Patterson’s Tyric Garrett. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

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Beaugh signs WWII B-17 wing panel

George Beaugh signs the wing panel while Mike Jerrell, left, and Keith Ellefson, right, take photos. Jerrell and Ellefson traveled to Morgan City to get Beaugh’s signature on the wing panel. The pair went to Baton Rouge Wednesday to get another veteran to sign the panel.
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World War II veteran George Beaugh became the 104th person to sign a piece of history that will eventually be displayed at Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.

In appreciation

Judge James R. McClelland, of the 16th Judicial District Court, was presented with a plaque Tuesday by court staff in recognition of having presided over St.

Morgan City High School choir performs

Morgan City High School Choir members sang Christmas carols at the Kiwanis Club meeting Friday to put members in the holiday spirit. From left, are Jahne Bailey, Club President Sadie Aucoin, Elisha Richard and Breannah Richard.
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Morgan City High School Choir members sang Christmas carols at the Kiwanis Club meeting Friday to put members in the holiday spirit.

Holy Cross Elementary outreach

Each grade at Holy Cross Elementary School has chosen an outreach project to benefit the community. During December, the kindergarten classes and the faculty and staff of Holy Cross Elementary School collected Christmas gifts for the residents of the Patterson Healthcare Center. With the many items collected are the kindergarten classes of Lynn Ann Beaudean and Lauren Boudreaux.
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Each grade at Holy Cross Elementary School has chosen an outreach project to benefit the community.

Hefty orange

Ralph Thomas of Morgan City holds a 1 lb. 14 oz. Washington navel orange grown at his residence.
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Ralph Thomas of Morgan City holds a 1 lb. 14 oz. Washington navel orange grown at his residence.

Teche Regional Medical Center speaker

Morgan City Rotary Club members learned about new staff and new equipment and the ongoing upgrades that Teche Regional Medical Center is experiencing from CEO Butch Frazier at a recent luncheon. From left are Frazier, Rotary Program Director Julie Domino and President Carla Prejean.
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Morgan City Rotary Club members learned about new staff and new equipment and the ongoing upgrades that Teche Regional Medical Center is experiencing from CEO Butch Frazier at a recent luncheon.

Patterson Healthcare socks

M C Bank recently donated “Cozy Toes Socks” to the residents of Patterson Healthcare. From left, are Maria Bolano, Jessica Dupre, Frances Dupre and Mary Eues, bank employees; Latefa Fletcher, Jessica Trahan, Alexis McIntyre, Rachel Buttgen, Robert Rhea and Margaret Paul, Patterson Healthcare employees; and Joyce Harrelson, Darlene Fromenthal, Tessie DuBois, Karen Fink and Terri DiMatteo, bank employees.
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M C Bank recently donated “Cozy Toes Socks” to the residents of Patterson Healthcare.
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Central Catholic High School upset Patterson High School, 45-35, in high school boys’ basketball action Thursday in Morgan City. The Eagles entered the game ranked No. 22 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A power rankings, while Patterson was ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Above, Central Catholic’s Charlie Solar, right, works against Patterson’s Tyric Garrett. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Central Catholic outscored Patterson 21-8 in the third quarter on its way to a 45-35 upset win against Patterson.

Lifestyle

John Smilie and Shana Arnaud
--Crystal Young Photography

John Smilie and Shana Arnaud, of Patterson, would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place in February.

Obituaries

Lillian Mae Lewis, 72, a resident of Patterson, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at her residence in Patterson.

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