Homemaking Division awards were presented Saturday during the St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show held at the Franklin Senior High School cafeteria. Grand Champion Exhibitor was awarded to Kentraell Benjamin, top, and Reserve Champion Exhibitor was presented to Dezhanes Lastrape, below.

Morgan City High School’s Tywuan Walker prepares to release the game-winning shot during the waning seconds of Morgan City’s contest against South Terrebonne Friday. Morgan City rallied in the fourth quarter to avoid an upset bid in a 59-57 victory. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Tywuan Walker’s last-second bucket off a turnover helped Morgan City stave off an upset from South Terrebonne in District 7-4A action Friday.

A fire Saturday night at a two-story house in Amelia displaced two families. No injuries were reported.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Two families, including at least five children, lost their two-story home to a fire Saturday night. Amelia Fire Chief Carl McAllister said his department received a report of the fire at 9:40 p.m. Saturday. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the home on Cynthia Street was fully involved.

Morgan City High School’s Tywuan Walker prepares to release the game-winning shot during the waning seconds of Morgan City’s contest against South Terrebonne Friday. Morgan City rallied in the fourth quarter to avoid an upset bid in a 59-57 victory. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

A fire Saturday night at a two-story house in Amelia displaced two families. No injuries were reported.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Detectives investigating wallet/ID theft at Bayou Vista Walmart (update)

Vehicle believed identified by St. Mary Parish sheriff's investigators as involved in a wallet theft at Walmart in Bayou Vista on Monday.
(Surveillance Photo Courtesy of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office: The suspect has been identified. Charges are pending.

Louisiana news briefs

The 12th Fast Response Cutter, the Isaac Mayo, has been delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard by Bollinger Shipyards.
(Submitted Photo Courtesy of Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger delivers cutter
LOCKPORT (AP) — Bollinger Shipyards has delivered its 12th Fast Response Cutter, the Isaac Mayo, to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Berwick officials sworn in

The Town of Berwick mayor and council were sworn in Tuesday. From left are councilmembers Duval Arthur and Damon Robison, Mayor Louis Ratcliff, and councilmembers Jacki Ackel, Troy Lombardo and Greg Roussel.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

The town’s elected officials were sworn before Tuesday’s council meeting at town hall.

Gumbo weather!

A bowl of savory gumbo can take the edge off a cold day.
(File Photo)

South Louisiana cooks typically learn to make gumbo in the kitchens of their mothers and grandmothers, creating memories and recipes handed down between generations.

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Sports

HANSON’S STEPHANIE ROIG dribbles past West St. Mary’s Tajah Lofton during Monday’s action.

BALDWIN _ Casey Fitzgerald drained three treys, leading the Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers to a 35-26 victory over the West St. Mary Lady Wolfpack in a non-district contest Monday at the West St.

Lifestyle

Bayou Vista Garden Club planted an oak tree at Bayou Vista Elementary School during its Arbor Day celebration. Front row from left are kindergarten students Nailani Rodriguez, Landyn LaSalle, Gage Boudreaux, Brayden Gautreaux, Zephan Soileau, Emily Dupre and Kristin Blanc. Back row from left are garden club member Carol Smith, President Donna Bucci, and Arbor Day Chairman Donna Richard. Club member Janice Verret also participated in the event.
--Submitted photos

In observance of Arbor Day, Bayou Vista Garden Club members planted a Cow Oak tree at Bayou Vista Elementary School to honor Donna Bucci for her service as club president from 2013-15.

Obituaries

Catherine Seeley Charles 83, a resident of Jeanerette and native of Jennings, died Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 4:41 a.m., at Maison Teche Nursing Home in Jeanerette following a short illness.

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