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)

Atchafalaya River dredging

Routine maintenance dredging has been going on for about the past month in the Atchafalaya River surrounding the Port of Morgan City, Port Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade said. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredges the harbor once a year between Morgan City and Berwick, Wade said. The contract also includes dredging a spot on the Calumet Cut on the Intracoastal Waterway, he said. “They probably won’t be there for about a month,” Wade said. Dredging will continue in the Morgan City area for about another month, Wade said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Routine maintenance dredging has been going on for about the past month in the Atchafalaya River surrounding the Port of Morgan City, Port Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade said. The U.S.

St. Mary Community Foundation raffle benefits local schools

Laura Rentrop teaches an English class this morning at Berwick Junior High School. In her hand is one of the novels purchased with the school’s portion of the $12,000 donated by the St. Mary Foundation.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Junior high students across the parish are reading novels this school year bought with $12,000 donated by the St. Mary Community Foundation.

Eye examinations at Holy Cross Elementary

The staff of ophthalmologist Dr. Jared Thurston offered free vision screenings to first-, third-, and fifth-grade students at Holy Cross Elementary, measuring the ability of the eyes to see well at both far and near distances. Pictured is Thurston Ophthalmology staff member Ena Breaux checking the eyes of first-grader Sophie Vining while Julia Sloane observes.
(Submitted Photo)

The staff of ophthalmologist Dr.

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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
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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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