Patterson High basketball standout Taylan Grogan signed a national letter of intent Friday at Patterson High to play college hoops at Louisiana College in Pineville. Front row, from left, are Sally Grogan, grandmother; Brayden Clarkston, brother; Charles Grogan, grandfather; Taylan Grogan; and Chelsea Grogan, mother. On the back row, from left, are Mark Spradling, Patterson High assistant principal; Ryan Taylor,
Patterson High School basketball coach; C.L. Grogan, uncle; Rachael Sanders, Patterson High School principal; and Jermaine Grimm, former Patterson assistant coach. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Patterson High standout point guard Taylan Grogan had his dream come true Friday, signing a national letter of intent to play college basketball at Louisiana College in Pineville. But the Class 3A All-State point guard still has a chip on his shoulder.
Talented individuals in St. Mary Parish will exhibit their skills this Friday at the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts with the curtain going up at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. The event has been described as “St. Mary Parish’s premiere talent show.” Contestants include: Reneka Thomas Cassidy Dupree
The St. Mary Parish Foundation, an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, awarded a total of over $16,000 to 11 local schools and nonprofit organizations from its competitive grant cycle.

Patterson High basketball standout Taylan Grogan signed a national letter of intent Friday at Patterson High to play college hoops at Louisiana College in Pineville. Front row, from left, are Sally Grogan, grandmother; Brayden Clarkston, brother; Charles Grogan, grandfather; Taylan Grogan; and Chelsea Grogan, mother. On the back row, from left, are Mark Spradling, Patterson High assistant principal; Ryan Taylor,
Patterson High School basketball coach; C.L. Grogan, uncle; Rachael Sanders, Patterson High School principal; and Jermaine Grimm, former Patterson assistant coach. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Vigil commemorates a life cut short

Verdunville and Centerville residents stand united Friday at the Verdunville Strong Stop the Violence candlelight vigil to support the family of Nevis Sterling. The vigil was held on the parking lot of St. Mary Parish Alternative School.

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VERDUNVILLE — The Verdunville and Centerville communities joined to support the family of Nevis Sterling and to celebrate his life with the Verdunville Strong Stop the Violence candlelight vigil.

Another football player sustains neck injury

Morgan City High School and Vandebilt Catholic football team members and cheerleaders kneel in prayer during an injury timeout at Friday’s game. Morgan City Coach Scott Tregle said player Scott Comeaux fractured his sixth vertebrae but is expected to make a full recovery.

The Tri-City area had its second scare in a varsity football game in less than a month Friday when Morgan City High School’s Scott Comeaux injured his neck during the game against Vandebilt Catholi

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Pelican begins
Patterson pickups
Pelican Waste & Debris began picking up residential garbage today in Patterson, according to a news release.

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Patterson High basketball standout Taylan Grogan signed a national letter of intent Friday at Patterson High to play college hoops at Louisiana College in Pineville. Front row, from left, are Sally Grogan, grandmother; Brayden Clarkston, brother; Charles Grogan, grandfather; Taylan Grogan; and Chelsea Grogan, mother. On the back row, from left, are Mark Spradling, Patterson High assistant principal; Ryan Taylor,
Patterson High School basketball coach; C.L. Grogan, uncle; Rachael Sanders, Patterson High School principal; and Jermaine Grimm, former Patterson assistant coach. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Patterson High standout point guard Taylan Grogan had his dream come true Friday, signing a national letter of intent to play college basketball at Louisiana College in Pineville.

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Winners in the Patterson Garden Club annual door decorating contest held at Hattie Watts Elementary School were announced recently.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mowata for John William Schneider, 59, who died Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 3 p.m.

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