A training trailer was used at Louisiana State University Eunice during a fire fighting skills session titled Evidence Based Scientifically Proven Fire Attack. The training was the last day of a three-day conference at LSUE. The Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference was held for the second time at LSU Eunice. The event is sponsored by LSU Eunice, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana and LSU Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute. Below, Lt. Christian Wiggins of the Franklin Fire Department participated in the session. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

About 100 Louisiana firefighters spent three days at LSU Eunice learning skills from leadership to a fire fighting tactic that one of the state’s top trainers calls controversial. Dave Casey, director of the LSU Carrol Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute in Baton Rouge, said training was for first-line supervisors.

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a Morgan City man wanted for first-degree murder. He’s wanted in connection with a Monday shooting in Lafayette that left one man dead and another in critical condition.

A training trailer was used at Louisiana State University Eunice during a fire fighting skills session titled Evidence Based Scientifically Proven Fire Attack. The training was the last day of a three-day conference at LSUE. The Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference was held for the second time at LSU Eunice. The event is sponsored by LSU Eunice, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana and LSU Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute. Below, Lt. Christian Wiggins of the Franklin Fire Department participated in the session. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

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La. black bear numbers rebound

A Louisiana black bear at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- A new study of the animals that inspired teddy bears finds that Louisiana black bears are likely to survive another century as long as conditions remain stable.

Conrads among philanthropists celebrated by Community Foundation of Acadiana

The Community Foundation of Acadiana honored several people at an annual Leaders in Philanthropy Luncheon in Lafayette. Back from left: Kevin Moody, CFA Board Chair; Dr. Joe H. Wilson, St. Landry Parish award recipient; Bob Lowe, Lafayette Parish award recipient; Bobby Hanks, Acadia Parish award recipient; Gervis LaFleur, Evangeline Parish award recipient; Donald “Doc” Voorhies, Iberia Parish award recipient; Johnny Conrad, St. Mary Parish award recipient; David H. Welch, Stone Energy Corporate Award; Raymond J. Hébert, CFA president and CEO. Front from left: Mollie Hanks, Acadia Parish award recipient; Virginia Yongue, St. Martin Parish award recipient; Mary Lou Conrad, St. Mary Parish award recipient. Not pictured: Mary Ellen Sonnier, Vermilion Parish award recipient.
(Submitted Photo)

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s fourth-annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon was held Nov. 14 at the Cajundome Convention Center.

LearnPad distribution disparity addressed

Students work in math class on their LearnPads at Hattie Watts Elementary School on Tuesday. Among the fourth graders were Trevor Caballero, Reign Bass, Cheyenne Olinsky and Jolene Doughty.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

With the allocation of $91,861 from the sale of property, the St.

Scurlock Electric ribbon-cutting ceremony in Morgan City

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Scurlock Electric, located at 3006 Catherine St. in Morgan City. Among those present were, back row, Kelli Hayes, Mata Tellman and Betty Fraley, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce ambassadors; John Rogers, Berennan Pellegrin and Phillip Walker, Scurlock Electric inside sales; Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; Louis Tamporello, councilman; Herman Hartman, chamber board member; and Clifton Couture, chamber ambassador. Front row, are Lisa Patterson, chamber marketing director and office manager; Mandy Fryou, chamber ambassador; Bob Harrison, chamber board member; Cody Leblanc, manager; Quentin Walker, owner; Kimber Teeter, inside sales; and Donna Meyer, chamber president.
The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Scurlock Electric, located at 3006 Catherine St. in Morgan City.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Rue 21

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Rue 21, located at 861 U.S. 90 East in Bayou Vista. Among those present were, back row, Anderson Singleton and Dantraell Benjamin, employees; Stephanie Hartman, store manager; Shabbaniekia Myles, assistant manager; Tamara Todd, district manager; and Lisa Patterson, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce marketing director and office manager. Middle row, from left, are Donna Meyer, chamber president; Jamie Naquin, employee; and Carissa Marceaux, assistant manager. Front row, from left, are Mandy Fryou, chamber ambassador; Flor Paredes, employee; Bob Harrison, chamber board member; Lylly Chau and Karnisha Williams, assistant managers; and Kelli Hayes and Clifton Couture, chamber ambassadors.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Rue 21, located at 861 U.S. 90 East in Bayou Vista.

American Humanist Association says St. Mary Parish School District has replied to school prayer complaint (pdfs)

The following is an email from the American Humanist Association about its school prayer complaint and the response by the St. Mary Parish School District.

House fire in Morgan City

Firefighters received a call at 7:56 a.m. today reporting the smell of something burning at a residence in the 200 block of Barrow Street in Morgan City, substitute Fire Chief Mark Stephens said. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke coming from the exterior of the residence, and there was a light haze in the interior of the residence, he said. The homeowner stated that when the heater kicked on, smoke came from the vent so she turned the heater off, Stephens said. Upon investigation, firefighters discovered a board had fallen inside the heating unit and was , smoldered, Stephens said. Firefighters removed the heater and the smoldering board from the residence, he said. The damage was contained to the heating unit, Stephens said. No injuries were reported, Stephens said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Firefighters received a call at 7:56 a.m. today reporting the smell of something burning at a residence in the 200 block of Barrow Street in Morgan City, substitute Fire Chief Mark Stephens said.

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Natalyn Luci Sonnier and Lance Christopher Fontenot were united in holy matrimony April 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson. The Rev. Herb Bennerfield officiated the nuptial mass.

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