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. Moved up a week because of Easter, the festival ran from Friday evening through Sunday.

The Tri-City Relays were held Friday at Geisler Stadium in Berwick. The event featured Morgan City, Berwick, Patterson and Central Catholic high schools. At left, Patterson’s Shundren Johnson prepares to release the javelin. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Berwick High School track and field teams swept Friday’s Tri-City Relay team titles. The Panthers finished with 102 points, while the Lady Panthers totaled 130 points.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office mobile command center parked Monday at the Port of Morgan City. St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert is standing by the center.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Port officials took another step Monday towards bringing the $9.3 million government operations and emergency center to a site on La. 182 next to the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.

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.

The Tri-City Relays were held Friday at Geisler Stadium in Berwick. The event featured Morgan City, Berwick, Patterson and Central Catholic high schools. At left, Patterson’s Shundren Johnson prepares to release the javelin. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office mobile command center parked Monday at the Port of Morgan City. St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert is standing by the center.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Law enforcement officers honored

Law enforcement officers were recognized Tuesday night by the St. Mary Detachment Marine Corps League at American Legion Post 242 in Patterson. Honored and seated with their plaques are, from left, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Capt. Joe Clements, Berwick police officer Jonathan Henry, Morgan City police officer Dustin Fromenthal, Chitimacha tribal police officer Det. Sgt. Jada Breaux, U.S. Coast Guard ME3 Allan Roy and Baldwin police officer Alfred Evans. Standing from left are Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Capt. Scott Anslum, Berwick Police Assistant Chief David Leonard, Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks, Chitimacha Tribal Police Chief Blaise Smith, U.S. Coast Guard ME2 Dale Bullock, Baldwin Police Chief Gerald Minor and St. Mary Detachment Marine Corps League Commandant David Martin.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

Seven St. Mary Parish law enforcement officers were recognized for dedication to their jobs and community Tuesday by the St.

The Breeze Yogurt Shop ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Breeze Yogurt Shop located at 6402 La. 182 East in Morgan City held its ribbon-cutting ceremony April 2. The shop, open from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, sells a variety of frozen yogurt along with specialty toppings. On hand for the ribbon cutting were, from left, Cherie Laiche, St. Mary Chamber of Commerce ambassador; Cliff Couture, KQKI; Kevin Voisin, St. Mary Parish councilman; Lily Dearman, Kristen Crews and Kassie Roy, The Breeze Yogurt Shop and Tropical Smoothie employees; Aimee and Paul Arcemont, owners; Tommy Longman, District Attorney’s Office representative; Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; Donna Meyer, chamber president and Lisa Nezat Patterson, chamber marketing manager.
(The Daily Review Photo by Diane Miller Fears)

The Breeze Yogurt Shop located at 6402 La. 182 East in Morgan City held its ribbon-cutting ceremony April 2. The shop, open from 2 to 9 p.m.

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Sports

Laborde Marine Tiger Sharks defeated GameDay Pizza Cypress Chicks 9-8 in 10U Patterson Babe Ruth softball action Thursday at Kemper Williams Park.

Obituaries

Keisha Y. Brown, 42, a native of Morgan City and a resident of Mount Pleasant, Michigan, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:32 p.m., at her residence in Mount Pleasant.

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