Doric Lodge 205 F&AM in Morgan City recently held its First Responder Night recognizing emergency responders who provide outstanding service across the parish. Recognized were Ofc. Billy Chapman, Berwick Police; Master Trooper Scott Verret, Lousiana State Police; BM 1st Class Timothy Dinger, United States Coast Guard; Sgt. Bart Lange, St.

LSU's Vernon Norwood heads down the final straightaway for a national title in the 400-meter dash earlier this month in Eugene, Oregon. Norwood returned to Eugene last week and qualified to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, in late August. He finished third in the finals Saturday in 44.80 to qualify. He also will participate at the world event as a member of Team USA's 4x400-meter relay. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information).

Just two weeks after being crowned the NCAA’s 400-meter champion to cap his collegiate career, LSU alum Vernon Norwood returned to the same Hayward Field track and punched his ticket to Beijing with Team USA with a bronze-medal-winning performance in the event Saturday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Triathletes will converge on Lake End Parkway Sunday for the third annual Iron Horse Triathlon. The event, which is expected to feature more than 300 competitors, was sold out this year. Above, bicyclists take off in the second of three events in the event. It also features swimming and running. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

The third annual Iron Horse Triathlon will be held out of Lake End Parkway in Morgan City Sunday morning.

LSU's Vernon Norwood heads down the final straightaway for a national title in the 400-meter dash earlier this month in Eugene, Oregon. Norwood returned to Eugene last week and qualified to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, in late August. He finished third in the finals Saturday in 44.80 to qualify. He also will participate at the world event as a member of Team USA's 4x400-meter relay. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information).

Triathletes will converge on Lake End Parkway Sunday for the third annual Iron Horse Triathlon. The event, which is expected to feature more than 300 competitors, was sold out this year. Above, bicyclists take off in the second of three events in the event. It also features swimming and running. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

Morgan City man receives Purple Heart

Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, presents the Purple Heart combat decoration to Spc. Stephen E. Griffin, of Morgan City, during an official ceremony Saturday at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans. Griffin received the decoration for injuries he sustained when an improvised explosive device struck the convoy he was a member of while conducting convoy logistic operations in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1084th Transportation Company in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Four Louisiana National Guardsmen, including a Morgan City man, were presented the Purple Heart combat decoration Saturday at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans.

Head Start, Breast Cancer awareness

St. Mary Community Action Agency Head Start students made “Healing Hands” banners in support of Head Start Awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness month. On Thursday, there was an official dedication to the radiation and cancer departments of Teche Regional Medical Center. One student from each center along with his father or father figure was selected to dedicate the banner to the hospital. From left, holding the banner, are David Teno, fatherhood coordinator and Jeff Beverly, director for St. Mary Community Action. From left, back row, are Debby Acosta, Oncologics Cancer Center; Marvin Young III, Baby Bear Head Start; Guy Jones Sr., Yogi Bear Head Start; Jamal Hartman, Cinderella Head Start; Ronald Billiot Jr., Tweety Bird Head Start; and Sabrina Roy, Teche Regional Medical Center. From left, front row, are James Young, Guy Jones Jr., Jamal Hartman Jr., and Ronald Billiot III.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thlelepape)

St. Mary Community Action Agency Head Start students made “Healing Hands” banners in support of Head Start Awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival King and Queen Mike Patterson and Hailee Thomas attended the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians Mardi Gras Ball in Washington, D.C., in January. Photos are: Thomas at the Louisiana Alive Party, top; she and Patterson at Mystick Krewe of Louisianians’ Dinner and Dance, center; and Thomas being presented at Mystick Mardi Gras Ball.
--Submitted Photos

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Queen Hailee Thomas was among the queens that attended the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians Mardi Gras Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21-24.

Obituaries

Gerald J. Landry, 80, of Bernard Avenue, Greeneville, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
He was a plumber and electrician.

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