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

NICHOLLS HONORS STUDENTS WITH HALL OF FAME AWARDS
 

THIBODAUX —The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation held its Alumni Awards for Excellence Wednesday, March 26, on the Nicholls campus. The awards ceremony is held each year to honor alumni and students who have contributed to the university and greater community. The 2014 Nicholls State University Hall of Fame awards were also announced at the event, which recognize students with both scholastic and service-oriented excellence. Front, from left, are President Bruce Murphy and Hall of Fame honorees Nicole Doherty of Jacksonville, Fla.; Jacob Foret of Houma; Lanie Detiveaux of Houma; Katherine Gianelloni of Donaldsonville; Brittany Chiasson of Napoleonville; Melissa Cloutet of Bush; Olabisi Akingbola of Nigeria; Rusty Bruce of Cut Off; and Erin Bonvillain of Houma. Back row, from left, are Hall of Fame honorees Brandon Naquin of Bourg, Tanner Thibodeaux of Thibodaux, Jason Ray of Thibodaux, Victoria Verdun of Natchitoches, Chelsie Bergeron of Pierre Part, Jordan Hanberry of River Ridge and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Eugene Dial. Not pictured, Hall of Fame honoree Elizabeth Mateer of Rockwall, Texas.

THIBODAUX —The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation held its Alumni Awards for Excellence Wednesday, March 26, on the Nicholls campus.

Top student named

Hailey Fontenot, front, was named M.E. Norman Elementary School’s February Student of the Month. Back row, from left, are Herman Hartman, reading listener volunteer and mentor; Shannon Hoffpauir, principal; Cathy Landry and St. Mary Parish Sheriff Deputy Earl Johnson, reading listener volunteers and mentors.
(Submitted Photo)

Hailey Fontenot, front, was named M.E. Norman Elementary School’s February Student of the Month.

Detecting history

Scott Fisher stands next to an assortment of items he has found using his metal detector.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Scott Fisher hunts throughout Morgan City, but the game he searches for is buried underground, some of it having been there 150 years.

Arrest reports

Cody Thibodeaux

A 34-year-old Morgan City man was jailed after he struck someone in the face and stole $30 from the victim, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said.

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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

DEAR ABBY: In short, my son is a klutz — to the point that it affects his self-confidence. He’s different from everyone else in the family.

Obituaries

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

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