Patterson picked up its first win of the season Friday with a 41-20 victory against Vandebilt Catholic. The win also was the first of new coach Chad Blanchard’s head coaching career. Above, Patterson’s Mykel Jones runs with the football, while teammate Nehemiah Augustus follows. Jones led the Lumberjacks’ receivers and also had two touchdowns in the win. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The Patterson Lumberjacks got their first win of the season with an emphatic 41-20 victory against Vandebilt Friday. The win also was the initial one for first-year Patterson head coach Chad Blanchard. In the win, Tristen Ausama and Mykel Jones put up big numbers to lead Patterson’s offense.

Kevin Rankin

Actor Kevin Rankin, originally from Morgan City, will portray a clergyman in Fox’s 10-Part murder mystery, “Gracepoint,” premiering Thursday. Rankin, 38, is the son of Tom and Pam Rankin, of Morgan City.

Laura Rentrop teaches an English class this morning at Berwick Junior High School. In her hand is one of the novels purchased with the school’s portion of the $12,000 donated by the St. Mary Foundation.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Junior high students across the parish are reading novels this school year bought with $12,000 donated by the St. Mary Community Foundation.

Patterson picked up its first win of the season Friday with a 41-20 victory against Vandebilt Catholic. The win also was the first of new coach Chad Blanchard’s head coaching career. Above, Patterson’s Mykel Jones runs with the football, while teammate Nehemiah Augustus follows. Jones led the Lumberjacks’ receivers and also had two touchdowns in the win. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Kevin Rankin

Laura Rentrop teaches an English class this morning at Berwick Junior High School. In her hand is one of the novels purchased with the school’s portion of the $12,000 donated by the St. Mary Foundation.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Gator season

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.

Energy talk at Rotary Club

Brooklyn Doiron, a student at Wyandotte Elementary, won first place in the Young Author’s Contest for her fiction story, “A Barn With a Zoo.” The literacy competition is judged by the Nicholls Reading Council. Pictured are Lauren Written, who submitted the fiction story, Doiron, and Tosha Mayon, Doiron’s third-grade teacher.
(Submitted Photo)

Brooklyn Doiron, a student at Wyandotte Elementary, won first place in the Young Author’s Contest for her fiction story, “A Barn With a Zoo.” The literacy competition is judged by the Nicholls Read

Acadiana Mega Raffle top winners announced

The Community Foundation named the top seven grand prize winners of the inaugural Acadiana Mega Raffle. The winners were announced at a celebration event held at Coyote Blues Tuesday night and are: Dane Hutchinson, of Lafayette, $500,000; Shannon Richard, of Lafayette, $100,000; Melanie Broussard, of Abbeville, $50,000; Colleen Christ, of Basile, Triton 18XS Bass Boat; Mary Landry, of New Iberia, Key West 186 Bay Reef Boat; Kelly Vaccarella, of Lafayette, brand new vehicle of choice; and Grover Dunphy, of Lafayette, brand new vehicle of choice. A list of winners has been posted on AcadianaMegaRaffle.com/new-winners.
(Photo by Kelly Morvant of Channel One Digital)

The Community Foundation named the top seven grand prize winners of the inaugural Acadiana Mega Raffle.

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The current exhibit, Handcrafted Treasures from the Louisiana Crafts Guild, at Louisiana State Museum — Patterson features art by Louisiana artisans such as hand-carved puppets by Alice Wallace, foreground. Among the many people attending the exhibits opening on Thursday were, foreground from left, Polly Rolman-Smith, Louisiana State Museum curator of science and technology; Miles Peterson, Louisiana Crafts Guild president; and Emma Hughes, guild board member. The yearlong exhibit will be on display 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free.
--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears photos

Obituaries

Wildon “Billy” Paul Gros Sr.

February 20, 1939 — September 28, 2014
Wildon “Billy” Paul Gros Sr., of Amelia, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 28, 2014, at the age of 75, after a brief illness.

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