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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Essay winners at Hattie Watts Elementary

Hattie Watts Elementary third- and fourth-graders participated in a Drug-Free Essay Contest during Drug Free Week. There were first, second and third place winners in each class. First place winners were Emily Ackman, Kaylee Bourgeois, Alyssa Henry, Camrin Marin, Kennedy Escort, Z’akiyah Merritt, K’vosha Diggs, Kwantae Collette and Destin Smith.
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Hattie Watts Elementary third- and fourth-graders participated in a Drug-Free Essay Contest during Drug Free Week.

Donation M C Bank

Paige Loftin, standing at left, a sophomore at Morgan City High, accepted a donation from M C Bank employees. Employees are Phylis Cook, Nicole Gaspard, Maria Bolano, Wendy Duhon, Julie Landry and Monica Wiggins. Kneeling, from left, are Charlene Hall and Brandi Landry. M C Bank employees held some Pink Days where employees were invited to sport the Morgan City High’s Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts. They also had a special day designated as “Real Men Wear Pink” where they challenged men to wear pink to show their support. Proceeds from the Morgan City High Pink Volleyball Game will be used locally to assist women with much needed mammograms and diagnostic readings.
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Paige Loftin, standing at left, a sophomore at Morgan City High, accepted a donation from M C Bank employees.

Central Catholic High School Toys for Tots program

Central Catholic High School students recently participated in the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program. Members of the National Junior Honor Society encouraged students to bring in a new toy to provide gifts for the children eligible. From left, are teacher Kristen Miller; honor society members, Gavin Wisdom, Kerrilyn Luc, Dustin Hebert and Elise Hidalgo; and assistant coordinator for the St. Mary Parish Toys for Tots program, Sara Broussard.
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Central Catholic High School students recently participated in the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program.

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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
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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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