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.
Sheriff’s investigators are seeking two suspects in an alleged home invasion in the Charenton area. At about 11:30 a.m. Friday deputies responded to a residential burglary in the 7000 block area of La. 87 in Charenton.

La. Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain, left, and 2014 Conservationist of the Year Wilson Terry

St. Mary Soil & Water Conservation District held its fourth Farmer and Rancher Appreciation banquet recently at the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino. It was a jointly-sponsored occasion with the parish USDA Service Center.

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)

La. Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain, left, and 2014 Conservationist of the Year Wilson Terry

Scholarship at Morgan City High

Kaitlyn Verret, a 2014 Morgan City High School graduate was presented the H&B Young Foundation Scholarship during the Morgan City High School graduation ceremony. The scholarship is valued at $8,000 over a four-year period. She is the daughter of Terrie and Albert Verret. Presenting the scholarship to Verret was Mickey Fabre III, principal.
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Kaitlyn Verret, a 2014 Morgan City High School graduate was presented the H&B Young Foundation Scholarship during the Morgan City High School graduation ceremony.

Competitors showcase BBQ at ‘Meet the Cooks’

The St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce hosted its Business After Hours “Meet the Cooks” Thursday at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Morgan City ahead of this weekend’s Bayou BBQ Bash. From left, Danny Hebert of Franklin and Danny Titus of Youngsville talk to Bayou BBQ Bash founder Don Tellman at “Meet the Cooks” Thursday. Titus served barbecue spare ribs at the event.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Several competitors in the Bayou BBQ Bash gave the public a taste Thursday of the barbecue they will put up against other cooks Saturday.

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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

Two Bayou Vista Garden members attended the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Summer Board meeting in Baton Rouge. From left are Donna Bucci, Bayou Vista Garden Club president; Linda Nelson, National Garden Club president and Jo Ann Ryan, Bayou Vista Garden Club vice president.
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Bayou Vista Garden Club members, Donna Bucci, president and Jo Ann Ryan, vice president, attended the Louisiana Garden Club Federation Summer Board at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Baton Rouge.

Obituaries

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

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