The Central Catholic Eagles will take on the Ascension Episcopal Blue Gators in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs Wednesday. The sixth-seed Eagles will have home field advantage against the 11th-seed Blue Gators when the game starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Amelia Recreation Center. Patrick Barron, above, slides safely into home during the Eagles’ defeat of Delhi Charter in first-round play.
--The Daily Review/Corwin Murray

There will be no surprises in Wednesday’s second-round playoff game when Central Catholic hosts District 7-1A foe Ascension Episcopal. CCHS (21-4), the sixth-seed, beat Episcopal (20-9), the 11th-seed, twice in the regular season 9-2 and 4-1.

From left to right, rocket team members Julie McClain, Ahmad Fears, John Sorrel, Glendon Jones, Miasia Johnson and Landon Landry.

A team of high school students from across South Louisiana recently became the first Louisiana High School Team to design, build and fly an advanced Level II High Power rocket capable of flights up to four miles in altitude and speeds in excess of MACH 2, as fast as military missiles.
Local officials gathered recently to sign proclamations recognizing May 2-10 as National Travel and Tourism Week. The proclamation notes that travelers to St. Mary Parish generate $159.5 million in annual spending, provide for 1,690 jobs with a $33.8 million payroll and pay $2.71 million in local taxes.

The Central Catholic Eagles will take on the Ascension Episcopal Blue Gators in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs Wednesday. The sixth-seed Eagles will have home field advantage against the 11th-seed Blue Gators when the game starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Amelia Recreation Center. Patrick Barron, above, slides safely into home during the Eagles’ defeat of Delhi Charter in first-round play.
--The Daily Review/Corwin Murray

From left to right, rocket team members Julie McClain, Ahmad Fears, John Sorrel, Glendon Jones, Miasia Johnson and Landon Landry.

Arrest reports

Benjamin Henry

Three people were caught in a drug bust Thursday at a residence in Patterson during which St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives also found illegally possessed firearms and body armor, St.

Power outage

A thunderstorm Friday morning led to limbs falling on power lines near the Atchafalaya River and about a 90-minute power outage in parts of Morgan City. Crews repaired the power lines that were fallen when limbs from this tree fell behind apartments on First Street near Conrad Industries. Around noon and about the time those lines were repaired, a utility crew arrived to cut down limbs around a power line on Belanger Street.
(The Daily World Photo by Preston Gill)

A thunderstorm Friday morning led to limbs falling on power lines near the Atchafalaya River and about a 90-minute power outage in parts of Morgan City.

Happy birthday ‘Mr. Charlie!’

The “Mr. Charlie” rig, lower left, on the Morgan City waterfront is turning 60 years old on Sunday.
Photo courtesy of International Petroleum Museum & Exposition

In 1947, Kerr-McGee set up base in Morgan City to go offshore, out of sight of land, to drill the first successful offshore oil well, making Morgan City the birthplace of the offshore oil and gas

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The Central Catholic Eagles will take on the Ascension Episcopal Blue Gators in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs Wednesday. The sixth-seed Eagles will have home field advantage against the 11th-seed Blue Gators when the game starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Amelia Recreation Center. Patrick Barron, above, slides safely into home during the Eagles’ defeat of Delhi Charter in first-round play.
--The Daily Review/Corwin Murray

There will be no surprises in Wednesday’s second-round playoff game when Central Catholic hosts District 7-1A foe Ascension Episcopal.

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--Wade Gussman Photography

Kentraell Benjamin and N’Yati Verdun were crowned Patterson High School prom king and queen. The dance took place April 25 at Patterson High.

Obituaries

April 24, 1963 — May 2, 2015
Denise Alice Guidry, 52, a lifelong resident of Morgan City, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, at her residence.

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