Justin Edward Patterson may have mistaken Mikki Jay Dauntain, the man he allegedly shot to death in 2013 in Morgan City, for another person he believed was one of the people who robbed him six weeks earlier in the city of Patterson.

Food Net’s “Food for Families” drive is in full gear today. Locally, donations can be made at the following locations: Church of the Assumption’s parish hall, Main and Iberia streets, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Baldwin Fire Department, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Baldwin; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Centerville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check the expiration dates on all canned goods that they are not expired. Monetary donations are also accepted.

After months of severe drought in the Southeast, St. Mary Parish finally received a considerable amount of rain over the weekend and into the early part of the week. Some street flooding occurred in Franklin during the heaviest rainfalls, and residents recorded between 9-10 inches of rain over the entire period. Below, Gene Burrell, left, and Ernest Otis, right, with the City of Franklin, work to try and clear drains from flooded streets.

Food Net’s “Food for Families” drive is in full gear today. Locally, donations can be made at the following locations: Church of the Assumption’s parish hall, Main and Iberia streets, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Baldwin Fire Department, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Baldwin; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Centerville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check the expiration dates on all canned goods that they are not expired. Monetary donations are also accepted.

After months of severe drought in the Southeast, St. Mary Parish finally received a considerable amount of rain over the weekend and into the early part of the week. Some street flooding occurred in Franklin during the heaviest rainfalls, and residents recorded between 9-10 inches of rain over the entire period. Below, Gene Burrell, left, and Ernest Otis, right, with the City of Franklin, work to try and clear drains from flooded streets.

Bourg questions school board about district's loan

The St. Mary Parish School Board approved a $3.4 million loan for consolidated school District 2 in 2006 to build the seven-classroom wing and additional cafeteria space at Hattie Watts Elementary School in Patterson. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

CENTERVILLE — In light of the current financial conditions in St. Mary Parish schools, C.E.

Work Ready graduation

South Central Louisiana Technical College, Young Memorial Campus, held a commencement ceremony on Feb. 29 for graduates of the WorkReady U Program. A total of 66 high school equivalency diplomas were awarded by WorkReady U in St. Mary Parish in 2015. The program offers a means to improve life circumstances resulting from gaining the skills that lead to a job providing a sustainable wage. Registration for new students will be held Thursday at Young Memorial at 900 Youngs Road in Morgan City from 8-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. and from 8-10 a.m. in at 1013 Perret St. in Franklin. Applicants must be 18 or older, provide valid state picture identification, Social Security card, and $25 to enroll.

River to crest at 7.5 feet March 18

St. Mary Levee District Executive Director Tim Matte speaks during Thursday's levee district meeting in Berwick. Matte said officials expect the Atchafalaya River to crest at 7.5 feet March 18 in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

More high water is headed down the Atchafalaya River with a 7.5-foot crest in Morgan City projected March 18, St. Mary Levee District Executive Director Tim Matte said Thursday.

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Sports

Berwick's boys clawed out a home court win, 53-42, win against the 6-2A Catholic High of New Iberia Panthers. Individual statistics for BHS wasn't available at press time. Both the Panthers and the Lady Panthers will play Friday at Christian Life Academy

The Berwick High School Lady Panthers and Panthers were in action Tuesday night at home. The Lady Panthers (8-3A) were out-hustled by the H.L.

Lifestyle

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Patterson Garden Club awards Gordon and Carla Sanders its Yard of the Month award for November. The Sander’s yard is landscaped with River Birch, azaleas, yaupon, agapanthus, coleus and begonias.

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