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. Sidney “Peanut” Michel, of Morgan City, said he is finishing up with the last of his nearly 300 tags.
The cupboards are nearly bare at Emergency Aid-United Way of South Louisiana in Franklin. Members of Catholic Daughters 1642 and friends gave a helping hand in stocking shelves this week for the national “Day of Caring” but empty space abounds. To donate, call 337-828-0921.

Donna Jones greets students in the Shannon Elementary School cafeteria Thursday morning as students get breakfast.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

By JEAN L. McCORKLEjmccorkle@daily-review.com MORGAN CITY — Donna Jones, cafeteria manager at M.D. Shannon Elementary, greets each student as they start their morning with her for breakfast.

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)

Donna Jones greets students in the Shannon Elementary School cafeteria Thursday morning as students get breakfast.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

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Efforts continue for first-responder memorial

St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin discusses a memorial for first-responders killed in the line of duty at a meeting Tuesday. Also shown is former state Sen. Butch Gautreaux, left. Also attending the meeting were Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce president; and Korean War veteran E.C. “Gene” Bosworth.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

Efforts to recognize and honor first responders killed in the line of duty continue to move forward and will be included in future beautification projects at the courthouse in Franklin, Parish Pres

Marriage licenses

The following people applied for marriage licenses at the St. Mary Parish Clerk of Court office in Franklin.
Monday, April 7
Christopher Bailey Deville and Carmen Margaret Arnold.

Arrest reports

Edward Mills

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 32 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:

Groundbreaking ceremony for power plant in Morgan City

Officials participate in this morning’s groundbreaking of the new Louisiana Energy and Power Authority power plant to be built on Youngs Road in Morgan City. The 64-megawatt natural gas-powered electric plant will cost about $120 million to build and serve Morgan City, Houma, Jonesville, Plaquemine, Rayne and Vidalia. Morgan City will have a 10-megawatt share in the plant. Construction is scheduled to be finished in late 2015. On hand were, from left, Tony Calderone, Robins and Morton director of operations; Cedric LaFleur, LEPA chairman and former Morgan City mayor; Dennis Chianese, Burns and Roe senior project manager; Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; Joe Vumbaco, Energy Resource Consulting Group managing partner; Tom Bourg, Houma/Terrebonne Parish utilities director; Hyram Copeland, Vidalia mayor; Cordell Grand, LEPA general manager; Michel Claudet, Terrebonne Parish president; Mark Gulotta, Plaquemine mayor; Jason Akers, Foley and Judell Law Firm bond attorney; Roland Boudreaux, Rayne Mayor; and Tim Matte, former LEPA board member and former Morgan City mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo Diane Miller Fears)

Officials participate in this morning’s groundbreaking of the new Louisiana Energy and Power Authority power plant to be built on Youngs Road in Morgan City.

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Sports

Just one area team was victorious in week 3 of the high school football season as Morgan City defeated West St. Mary, 48-12.

Lifestyle

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Sen. Bret and Kim Allain, of Adeline, celebrated their 30th anniversary on June 28 with a renewal of vows in which the Rev. Jody Simoneaux officiated. A reception followed at their home.

Obituaries

Geraldine Ann Dinger

January 12, 1951 — September 17, 2014
Geraldine Ann Dinger, 63, a lifelong resident of Morgan City, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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