While parish sales tax collections dipped somewhat in the second quarter of the year, collections are still above the same period from 2013. Sales and Use Tax Administrator Jeff LaGrange told the St. Mary Parish Council of Governments group Monday that there was a 3 percent drop in May collections and a 2.6 percent drop in June.
Founding members of the Chez Hope “Men Standing Strong” initiative are, from left, Chuck Autin, Chad Mason, Wayne Stevens, Wilson Judice, Craig Pellerin, Jim Evans, Mike Picard, Sen. Bret Allain, St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin, Tony Scelfo and Gary Blum.

Patterson resident Peter “Dutch” Vandenaardweg served as the conductor of a train that pulled children around the Hattie Watts Elementary playground Saturday at the Fun Day hosted by the Patterson Police Department. ( The Daily Review/Preston Gill)

The sound of children’s laughter filled the air during the Family Fun Day hosted by the Patterson Police Department Saturday behind Hattie Watts Elementary. Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle estimated the crowd at about 1,000 people.

Patterson resident Peter “Dutch” Vandenaardweg served as the conductor of a train that pulled children around the Hattie Watts Elementary playground Saturday at the Fun Day hosted by the Patterson Police Department. ( The Daily Review/Preston Gill)

Patterson State Bank donation

Alton Broussard, right, vice chairman of the St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District, accepts a donation to the district from Patterson State Bank presented by Pamela Manuel, left, bank assistant vice president. The funds were to be used in the fourth annual Farmer’s and Rancher’s Appreciation Banquet held July 18. The annual banquet is a chance to show gratitude to the agricultural community throughout the parish. This year’s banquet featured guest speaker Commissioner Mike Strain with the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
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Alton Broussard, right, vice chairman of the St.

Young Foundation donation

The H&B Young Foundation donated about five acres of land for the construction of a $3.7 million Marine Training Center facility at Young Memorial Campus. The donation, worth about $475,000, will satisfy the 12 percent matching funds requirement to get state funding. From left, Gwen Ross, H&B Young Foundation; Carl Moore, South Central Louisiana Technical College — Young Memorial Marine Operations; Brenda Ayo, H&B Young Foundation; and Jim Melvin, notary.
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The H&B Young Foundation donated about five acres of land for the construction of a $3.7 million Marine Training Center facility at Young Memorial Campus.

Morgan City wharf improvement project in the works

The City Council approved moving forward with renovating the city’s wharf on Berwick Bay.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The City Council gave approval Tuesday for engineers to move forward with the design and bid process of a project to replace the city’s existing wharf on Berwick Bay and extend the wharf to the sou

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Sports

Morgan City’s Al Dodson placed third in the Class N Elders at the National Horseshoe Pitchers World Tournament in Hamburg, New York. The tournament was held July 14-26 with official total participation at 1,264 during the two-week event. Above, from left, are Dodson, first-place winner Joe Delaney of New York and second-place winner Hiram Paradee of Vermont. The 2015 host site will be Topeka, Kansas, while Montgomery, Alabama, will stage the event in 2016. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Tim Gilmore)

A member of the Bayou Horseshoe Pitchers Association placed third in his classification at the National Horseshoe Pitchers World Tournament in Hamburg, New York, earlier this month.

Lifestyle

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Radtke
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Bob and Connie Radtke of Morgan City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 1. They were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morgan City on Aug. 1, 1964.

Obituaries

Carolyn Robicheaux Larive, 74, a native and resident of Berwick, passed away July 18 at her home.

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