James Gray, right, talks with St. Mary Parish School Board Vice President Michael E. Taylor after the board voted to make Gray one of two finalists in the search for a new superintendent. The other finalist is Leonard Armato, the district's longtime director of special education.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

CENTERVILLE -- A youngadministrator from Vermilion Parish and a veteran of 29 years with St. Mary public schools are the final two candidates to become this parish's next superintendent. The finalists are Leonard Armato, St. Mary’s director of special education, and James Gray, Vermilion Parish’s director of school leadership.

Tyler Hebert

Morgan City High School placed three on the All-District 7-4A softball team. Third baseman Celest Williams, pitcher Tyler Hebert, and utility selection Brandi Ingram were the Lady Tigers’ representatives on the top squad.

Assistant Scoutmaster Phillip Begley is trying to keep the Scout hut located at Morey Park on Main Street in Patterson.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Area Boy Scout leaders are upset that plans to renovate Morey Park on Main Street in Patterson appear to include getting rid of a Scout hut they say has stood at the park for 58 years.

James Gray, right, talks with St. Mary Parish School Board Vice President Michael E. Taylor after the board voted to make Gray one of two finalists in the search for a new superintendent. The other finalist is Leonard Armato, the district's longtime director of special education.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Tyler Hebert

Assistant Scoutmaster Phillip Begley is trying to keep the Scout hut located at Morey Park on Main Street in Patterson.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Power up

Morgan City Rotary Club members learned of the progress of construction on the new power plant being built for LEPA on Youngs Road from LEPA General Manger Cordell Grand at a recent luncheon.

Students of the Month

Students of the Month were recognized during the May meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board. They are from left Chloe Simpson, a fifth grader at Centerville Elementary; Jayde Lasseigne, a fifth grader at Berwick Elementary; and Tyler Besse, a fifth grader at M.E. Norman Elementary.

Duck rescue

Last Friday the Franklin Fire Department received a call from Ted Mire on La. 182 who reported that he has an old telephone pole on his property that wood peckers and wood ducks use as a nesting site. Mire said a wood duck hen was stuck and in distress. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth responded with an engine company and firefighter Andrew Stewart III to assist. The hen came out of her nest about 15 feet up the pole and was hanging by her neck. Hildreth said she apparently collected some twine for nesting and became entangled. They raised a ladder and Hildreth, above, and below at right with the duck and Mire, climbed up to cut the cord from around the duck’s neck. She was in obvious distress and exhausted from her ordeal, he said, but he finished removing the twine and Mire released her to drink and feed. Mother and brood are reportedly doing fine.

Fresh shrimp brings flocks to docks

Customers line up for fresh shrimp after the shrimp boat Mama D ties up along the Morgan City wharf Wednesday.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

The portion of the Morgan City wharf where the Mama D tied up Wednesday was a happy, noisy place.
Someone was getting paid. And lots of people were going to eat well.

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--Submitted photo

Newly elected Patterson Garden Club officers were recognized during the club’s end-of-the-year social held at The Atchafalaya at Idlewild near Patterson on May 19.

Obituaries

December 12, 1932-May 27, 2015
Mr. Eugene “Mickey” Leblanc Sr. passed away early Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at his home in Broussard. He was born in Houma, Louisiana, on Dec. 12, 1932.

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