BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Dak Prescott's dynamism put a dent in the Death Valley mystique and helped Mississippi State end some long, frustrating streaks.

Lee Delaune, left, executive director of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, stops to chat with Nathalie Weber, Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival board president, on Sunday morning (Aug. 31) during the 2014 festival. Weber announced Saturday that Delaune had died.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Lee Delaune, executive director of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, died Saturday, according to a news release from Nathalie Weber, president of the festival. Weber’s news release emailed Saturday afternoon follows.

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.

Lee Delaune, left, executive director of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, stops to chat with Nathalie Weber, Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival board president, on Sunday morning (Aug. 31) during the 2014 festival. Weber announced Saturday that Delaune had died.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

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)

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Author to sign books here

Rhonda Dennis, Morgan City native and author of the Green Bayou novels, will be at the Morgan City Public Library for a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The works will be available for purchase either individually or as a complete set which includes the six novels and three short stories for $77. The Green Bayou novels are set in Louisiana with novel five, Deceived, set in Morgan City during the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. For further information, call the library at 985-380-4646. (Submitted Photo)

Rhonda Dennis, Morgan City native and author of the Green Bayou novels, will be at the Morgan City Public Library for a book signing from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Mary Parish Foundation awards nearly $12,000 to schools

St. Mary Parish Foundation, an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, recently awarded nearly $12,000 to the St. Mary Parish School System to purchase novels for middle school students. In the front row, from left, are Alice Pecoraro, foundation board member; Donald Aguillard, superintendent; Kim Adams, Hanson Memorial High School; Donna Burke, Holy Cross Elementary School; Lisa Nugent, Central Catholic High School; Marshal Guidry, foundation board member; and Dr. Donna Tesi, foundation board chair. In the back row, same order, are Larry Callais, foundation secretary/treasurer; Greg Hamer Sr., foundation vice-chair; and Monica Mancuso, public school system supervisor of middle and high school instruction. (Submitted Photo)

The St. Mary Parish Foundation awarded nearly $12,000 to nine schools to purchase novels for middle school students.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Disappointed in the way he played a week ago, Boise State running back Jay Ajayi said he was determined to do more to help the Broncos win this week.

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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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