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.
Mayor Raymond Harris and the Franklin City Council honored the Franklin Biddy Basketball team of 9- and 10-year-olds Tuesday for capturing the 2014 National Championship.

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)

Ham radio operators plan demonstration at Black Bear Festival

The Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, or BEARS, plans a demonstration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday during the Black Bear Festival in Franklin. First row, from left, are Mel Simon, Esther Simon, Jackie Price, Karen Marshall and Deborah Price. Second row, from left, are Jimmy Stinnett, Rudy Duchan, Paul Coats and Frank Price.
(Submitted Photo)

Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, or BEARS, plans a demonstration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday during the Black Bear Festival, the club announced in a news release.

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.

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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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