Participants take off from the starting line of the annual Running of the Bears 5K run-walk to kickoff Saturday’s activities during the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. Finishers included overall winner L.T. Hill, men’s division winner Josh Vilcan and women’s division winner Jerri St. Blanc. Below, the grounds of the St. Mary Peace Memorial provided the perfect spot for the Cajun horseshoe contest. Winners included the Fly Rites, Fly Adams and David Comeaux, in first place; Franklin Police Department, Tina Thibodeaux and Alphonse Burrell, in second place; and Hanagriff’s Machine, David Hanagriff and Randy Hanagriff, in third place.

Last weekend’s eleventh Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival opened to fine weather and an earlier venue. Moved up a week because of Easter, the festival ran from Friday evening through Sunday.

The Tri-City Relays were held Friday at Geisler Stadium in Berwick. The event featured Morgan City, Berwick, Patterson and Central Catholic high schools. At left, Patterson’s Shundren Johnson prepares to release the javelin. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Berwick High School track and field teams swept Friday’s Tri-City Relay team titles. The Panthers finished with 102 points, while the Lady Panthers totaled 130 points.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office mobile command center parked Monday at the Port of Morgan City. St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert is standing by the center.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Port officials took another step Monday towards bringing the $9.3 million government operations and emergency center to a site on La. 182 next to the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.

Participants take off from the starting line of the annual Running of the Bears 5K run-walk to kickoff Saturday’s activities during the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. Finishers included overall winner L.T. Hill, men’s division winner Josh Vilcan and women’s division winner Jerri St. Blanc. Below, the grounds of the St. Mary Peace Memorial provided the perfect spot for the Cajun horseshoe contest. Winners included the Fly Rites, Fly Adams and David Comeaux, in first place; Franklin Police Department, Tina Thibodeaux and Alphonse Burrell, in second place; and Hanagriff’s Machine, David Hanagriff and Randy Hanagriff, in third place.

The Tri-City Relays were held Friday at Geisler Stadium in Berwick. The event featured Morgan City, Berwick, Patterson and Central Catholic high schools. At left, Patterson’s Shundren Johnson prepares to release the javelin. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office mobile command center parked Monday at the Port of Morgan City. St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert is standing by the center.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Arrest reports

Robert Carter Jr.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 30 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests relating to east St. Mary Parish:

Friday fire in Morgan City

Firefighters use a chainsaw to cut through the roof of house that caught fire in the 400 block of Fifth Street in Morgan City. Walter Fowler, who was inside the residence, smelled smoke coming from the attic and called the fire department. Homeowner Larry Kyle said the fire may have been caused by faulty wiring. Both men were inside the house at the time of fire and escaped unharmed, they said. Kyle’s dogs also got out uninjured, he said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Firefighters use a chainsaw to cut through the roof of house that caught fire in the 400 block of Fifth Street in Morgan City.

Relay for Life set for Saturday

Area mayors signed proclamations in support of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life to be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Seated, from left, are Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Berwick Town Councilman Edgar Thomas. Standing is Katie Kaai, representing the relay.
(Submitted Photo)

The Relay for Life of East St. Mary-Morgan City will take place from 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.

Veterans Day targeted for Fallen Warriors Memorial dedication

Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi and Councilman Louis Tamporello Jr. met with Terry Mayon, co-chairman of the Fallen Warriors Memorial Project, Wednesday morning at Cypress Park to discuss the possible sites in the park where a memorial can be located. Grizzaffi said a recommendation will be made to the City Council at its next meeting April 22. They were joined in the discussion by Dwayne Barbier, recreation department director. Above from left, Loupe, Tamporello, Mayon and Grizzaffi.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

The City of Morgan City, partnering with a private group, is moving forward with deciding on the location in Cypress Park for a Fallen Warriors Memorial to be dedicated Veterans Day, Nov.

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Sports

Laborde Marine Tiger Sharks defeated GameDay Pizza Cypress Chicks 9-8 in 10U Patterson Babe Ruth softball action Thursday at Kemper Williams Park.

Obituaries

Keisha Y. Brown, 42, a native of Morgan City and a resident of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:32 p.m., at her residence in Mount Pleasant.

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