The official poster for the 79th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival was unveiled Monday afternoon on the front porch of the festival office on Second Street in Morgan City. Front row, from left, Paige Johnson, Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival queen; Robert Olivier IV; Madison Olivier; Robert Olivier III, artist; and his wife, Amanda Olivier holding Trent Olivier. Second row, Bobby Dufrene, festival board member; Lee Darce, festival assistant and vendor chairman; and Lt. Mary Gilday, U.S. Coast Guard. Third row, Rodney Gros, festival vice president; Kim Olivier, mother of the artist; and Greg Price, festival chairman of the board. Fourth row, Louis Tamporello, city councilman and festival board member; Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce president; Robert Olivier Jr., father of the artist; Lee Delaune, festival director; and festival board members Deborah Lodrigue and Kim Hernandez. Back row, Peggy Acosta, festival board secretary; Barry Dufrene, city councilman; Mark Griffin Jr., Morgan City police assistant police chief; Bob Harrison, St. Mary Parish chamber board member; Frank Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; and Louis Ratcliff, Berwick mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Bayou Vista artist Robert Olivier III’s art was chosen as the official poster for the 79th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. Olivier, a Nicholls State University graduate with a bachelor of arts degree, said his inspiration for the 2014 poster was fond memories he holds from past years.
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
While parish sales tax collections dipped somewhat in the second quarter of the year, collections are still above the same period from 2013. Sales and Use Tax Administrator Jeff LaGrange told the St. Mary Parish Council of Governments group Monday that there was a 3 percent drop in May collections and a 2.6 percent drop in June.

The official poster for the 79th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival was unveiled Monday afternoon on the front porch of the festival office on Second Street in Morgan City. Front row, from left, Paige Johnson, Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival queen; Robert Olivier IV; Madison Olivier; Robert Olivier III, artist; and his wife, Amanda Olivier holding Trent Olivier. Second row, Bobby Dufrene, festival board member; Lee Darce, festival assistant and vendor chairman; and Lt. Mary Gilday, U.S. Coast Guard. Third row, Rodney Gros, festival vice president; Kim Olivier, mother of the artist; and Greg Price, festival chairman of the board. Fourth row, Louis Tamporello, city councilman and festival board member; Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce president; Robert Olivier Jr., father of the artist; Lee Delaune, festival director; and festival board members Deborah Lodrigue and Kim Hernandez. Back row, Peggy Acosta, festival board secretary; Barry Dufrene, city councilman; Mark Griffin Jr., Morgan City police assistant police chief; Bob Harrison, St. Mary Parish chamber board member; Frank Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; and Louis Ratcliff, Berwick mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Krewe of Galatea parade

The Krewe of Galatea launches throws to the crowd lining Morgan City streets on Sunday. The final parades are to take place today.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

The Krewe of Galatea launches throws to the crowd lining Morgan City streets on Sunday. The final parades are to take place today.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

Krewe of Adonis parade

Crowds gathered along Federal Avenue in Morgan City for the Krewe of Adonis parade Friday night. Adonis is the first of the carnvial season parades in the Tri-City area.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

Crowds gathered along Federal Avenue in Morgan City for the Krewe of Adonis parade Friday night. Adonis is the first of the carnvial season parades in the Tri-City area.

Hephaestus’ lineage spans 100 years

Troy Landry and Alison Bergeron, daughter of Steven and Lois Bergeron, reigned as King and Queen Hephaestus LIV over the royal court of Morgan City’s oldest krewe. They were announced during the krewe’s ball Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. The Krewe of Hephaestus will parade Fat Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Morgan City.
Submitted Photo/Jim Byron

The Krewe of Hephaestus is the oldest Mardi Gras krewe in the Tri-City area, spanning 54 years. Its lineage, however, begins with the now-defunct Krewe of Cervus.

Chill on for Mardi Gras

Queen Chika Carbins-Johnson of the Krewe of Amani represented Lady Liberty in keeping with the theme, “Amani Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple,” in Patterson Monday.
(the Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

Braving a stiff wind and chilly temperatures, Krewe of Amani parade watchers in Patterson were enthused and seemed to care little that the weather was not as mild as what accompanied the weekend pa

Miles Liner Foundation

Asia Breaux, Patterson State Bank head teller, presents Lynn Liner with a donation on behalf of the bank for the second annual Run for Miles. The run will take place April 5 in Berwick with all proceeds benefiting the Miles Liner Foundation. The funds help provide scholarships to high school seniors looking to continue their education.
(Submitted Photo)

Asia Breaux, Patterson State Bank head teller, presents Lynn Liner with a donation on behalf of the bank for the second annual Run for Miles.

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McNeese State University Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill says McNeese’s plans for building an on-campus basketball arena are “moving forward quickly.”

Lifestyle

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Radtke
--Submitted Photo

Bob and Connie Radtke of Morgan City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 1. They were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morgan City on Aug. 1, 1964.

Obituaries

Pearl LaCoste Rebardi

October 28, 1928 — July 28, 2014
Pearl LaCoste Rebardi, 85, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at her residence.

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