A substantial amount of money was stolen at gunpoint from the Exxon gas station in the 600 block of U.S. 90 West shortly after 7:45 a.m. today, Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle said. An armed man, fully clothed and masked, brandished a revolver demanding money from the teller who complied, LaSalle said.

A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

As Easter approaches, area clergy say the holiday is a reminder of Jesus’ death and resurrection to pay for everyone’s sins regardless of their beliefs.

A Patterson Lumberjill crosses home plate during the squad’s earlier season action against E.D. White at Patterson High School. Patterson, the No. 25 seed in the Class 3A playoff, will begin postseason play today when it travels to face No. 8 seed Evangel in bi-district softball playoff action. The game will begin at 2 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The No. 25 seed Patterson Lumberjills will have little time to think about their first-round opponent in No. 8 seed Evangel Christian as the squad will meet the north Louisiana team today at 2 p.m. in Shreveport, just a day after the postseason brackets were released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.

A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

A Patterson Lumberjill crosses home plate during the squad’s earlier season action against E.D. White at Patterson High School. Patterson, the No. 25 seed in the Class 3A playoff, will begin postseason play today when it travels to face No. 8 seed Evangel in bi-district softball playoff action. The game will begin at 2 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Arrest reports

Taylor Murphy

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 32 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests relating to east St. Mary Parish:

Homegrown Oceaneering celebrates 50th year

Oceaneering celebrated its 50th anniversary April 9 at its Morgan City facility. The company also honored its remotely operated vehicle manufacturing team. From left with an ROV are Dave Macnamara, Oceaneering Americas Region ROV manufacturing manager; Pat Mannina, Americas Region vice president and ROV general manager; and Anthony Harwin, Gulf of Mexico ROV manager.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Oceaneering celebrated its 50-year anniversary with a crawfish boil, and also used the event to surprise its remotely operated vehicle manufacturing team with a special award.

Bear Festival, Boat Show get thumbs-up from guests

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.

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Bayou Vista Garden Club earned numerous awards at the Louisiana Garden Club Federation convention. Displaying the awards, from left, are President Donna Bucci, Nancy Marcel, Jean Chauvin, Pam Breaux, Janice Verret and Donna Richard.
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“Zapped” was the theme of the program presented at the Bayou Vista Garden Club April meeting.

Obituaries

Jamie Ohmer Head

July 10, 1967 — April 16, 2014
Jamie Ohmer Head, 46, a resident of Berwick, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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