Former Stephensville Elementary School student and “Swamp People” cast member Duggie Acosta shows off an 11-foot, 8-inch alligator he caught recently. He brought the alligator to the Stephensville Elementary School to show the students.
(Submitted Photo courtesy of Linda Cooke)

With the alligator hunting season edging toward a close, most hunters have filled their tags for the season, and wildlife officials report no citations in this region. Sidney “Peanut” Michel, of Morgan City, said he is finishing up with the last of his nearly 300 tags.
The cupboards are nearly bare at Emergency Aid-United Way of South Louisiana in Franklin. Members of Catholic Daughters 1642 and friends gave a helping hand in stocking shelves this week for the national “Day of Caring” but empty space abounds. To donate, call 337-828-0921.

Donna Jones greets students in the Shannon Elementary School cafeteria Thursday morning as students get breakfast.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

By JEAN L. McCORKLEjmccorkle@daily-review.com MORGAN CITY — Donna Jones, cafeteria manager at M.D. Shannon Elementary, greets each student as they start their morning with her for breakfast.

Former Stephensville Elementary School student and “Swamp People” cast member Duggie Acosta shows off an 11-foot, 8-inch alligator he caught recently. He brought the alligator to the Stephensville Elementary School to show the students.
(Submitted Photo courtesy of Linda Cooke)

Donna Jones greets students in the Shannon Elementary School cafeteria Thursday morning as students get breakfast.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

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Hoodstock youth program

Hoodstock, a Morgan City community group, held a program “Transitioning to Manhood” on Sept. 6 at the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce. The daylong activity was for junior high and high school students. About 20 students and 20 adults attended programs such as Dress for Success, Combating Peer Pressure, Respect, Education, and a Necktie How-to Tutorial. Volunteers traveled as far as Lafayette; New Orleans; Atlanta; and Orlando, Florida, while Orlando Magic player Elfrid Payton was one of the guest speakers at the event. The majority of presenters were from St. Mary Parish, including Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, long-time coach Herman Hartman, actor Isaac White and fitness trainer Kreig Triggs. Those attending the program in the photo included Kearias Austin, Donnell Ruffin, Chai Jones, Tyshawn Charlot, DeAndre Long, Kerwin Francois, Caleb Young, Gabriel McCurtis, Gilbert Johnson, Tavaris Howard, Zion Landry, Jared Singleton, Tylan J. Bennett, Kurvontay Webb, Migel Webb, Joshua Mote, Ronnell Williams, Jarmaine Hawkins, all students; and adults, Courtney “Schola” Long, Payton and Christian Dawkins.
(Submitted Photo)

Hoodstock, a Morgan City community group, held a program “Transitioning to Manhood” on Sept. 6 at the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce.
(Submitted Photo)

Sinatra tribute to open concert season

“Simply Sinatra” featuring Steve Lippia is the first show of the Community Concert Association of Morgan City’s concert season.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — “Simply Sinatra” featuring Steve Lippia is the first show of the Community Concert Association of Morgan City’s concert season.

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Just one area team was victorious in week 3 of the high school football season as Morgan City defeated West St. Mary, 48-12.

Lifestyle

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Sen. Bret and Kim Allain, of Adeline, celebrated their 30th anniversary on June 28 with a renewal of vows in which the Rev. Jody Simoneaux officiated. A reception followed at their home.

Obituaries

Geraldine Ann Dinger

January 12, 1951 — September 17, 2014
Geraldine Ann Dinger, 63, a lifelong resident of Morgan City, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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