A substantial amount of money was stolen at gunpoint from the Exxon gas station in the 600 block of U.S. 90 West shortly after 7:45 a.m. today, Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle said. An armed man, fully clothed and masked, brandished a revolver demanding money from the teller who complied, LaSalle said.

A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

As Easter approaches, area clergy say the holiday is a reminder of Jesus’ death and resurrection to pay for everyone’s sins regardless of their beliefs.

A Patterson Lumberjill crosses home plate during the squad’s earlier season action against E.D. White at Patterson High School. Patterson, the No. 25 seed in the Class 3A playoff, will begin postseason play today when it travels to face No. 8 seed Evangel in bi-district softball playoff action. The game will begin at 2 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The No. 25 seed Patterson Lumberjills will have little time to think about their first-round opponent in No. 8 seed Evangel Christian as the squad will meet the north Louisiana team today at 2 p.m. in Shreveport, just a day after the postseason brackets were released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.

A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

A Patterson Lumberjill crosses home plate during the squad’s earlier season action against E.D. White at Patterson High School. Patterson, the No. 25 seed in the Class 3A playoff, will begin postseason play today when it travels to face No. 8 seed Evangel in bi-district softball playoff action. The game will begin at 2 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Slain officer’s widow looking for justice, answers

Bonnie Riggenbach, right, said she appreciates the St. Michael memorial to her husband, slain Chitimacha tribal police officer Sgt. Frederick “Rick” Riggenbach. The memorial is at the police department where her husband served when he died in a shootout on Jan. 26, 2013. The memorial was placed last year and dedicated on the anniversary of his killing on Flattown Road. She talked about coping with her husband’s death along with Chitimacha Police Chief Blaise Smith, who is with her in front of the memorial.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

CHARENTON — Struggling to control tears and words, and still grieving and searching for answers, the widow of a policeman killed in the line of duty more than a year ago said she wants the man accu

Donation to livestock show, fair

Lisa Morgan accepts a donation from Patterson State Bank’s customer service representative and new accounts manager Sandra Turner. Morgan accepted the donation on behalf of Parish President Paul Naquin Jr. with the St. Mary Parish Fair Association. Any funds collected through donations will go toward providing assistance to children in FFA and 4-H clubs of the parish to offset the cost of purchasing, raising and maintaining livestock.
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Lisa Morgan accepts a donation from Patterson State Bank’s customer service representative and new accounts manager Sandra Turner.

The Diamonds to perform in Morgan City Tuesday

The Diamonds are to perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium as part of the Community Concert Association’s concert series.
(Submitted Photo)

Legendary hit-makers, The Diamonds, take the stage for a night of classic rock and roll at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Bayou Vista Garden Club earned numerous awards at the Louisiana Garden Club Federation convention. Displaying the awards, from left, are President Donna Bucci, Nancy Marcel, Jean Chauvin, Pam Breaux, Janice Verret and Donna Richard.
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“Zapped” was the theme of the program presented at the Bayou Vista Garden Club April meeting.

Obituaries

Jamie Ohmer Head

July 10, 1967 — April 16, 2014
Jamie Ohmer Head, 46, a resident of Berwick, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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