This is one of 25 eagles spotted by Eagle Expo participants during Saturday's boat tour along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City over the weekend. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing. “Bald eagles are doing fine in Louisiana,” said Michael Seymour of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at a Saturday morning seminar at the Petroleum Club.

Shelby Thibodeaux, at top, was awarded the Champion Percentage Boer Doe goat honors at the St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show. Below, Carlie Sauce won La. Bred Grand Champion Market Hog honors.

Supreme Outboard Service, at top, was joined by
St. Mary Chamber of Commerce representatives,
local public officials and guests to cut the ribbon at
their 1718 Main St. location in Franklin Thursday.
Owners Keth Parker, Andrea Dupre, Lloyd Gros and
Jennifer Gros said the business is a certified Mercury
and Yamaha service center, and also offers
parts, hi-performance gear and more. Their hours
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and
Saturday hours are seasonal. At bottom, the Arc of St.
Mary/Center of Hope held a ribbon cutting for the
grand opening of the Betty Verrett Vocational Training
Facility in Centerville on Wednesday. Local officials,
Chamber of Commerce members, friends,
family, clients and employees were on hand for the
occasion. Clients held fund raisers, selling raffle
tickets for more than 16 years, to raise the funds
required to build the new facility. Additional funding
was received from the parish. The facility is open
from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and
provides vocational training for individuals with
intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout
the parish. For more information, call (337) 836-
9445.

Tree falls damaging grave sites

St. Mary Parish Public Works employee cuts limbs off of a pecan tree that fell and damaged grave sites at Greenwood Cemetery during Monday's storm in Siracusaville. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Monday’s storm with strong winds blew down a pecan tree causing damage to grave sites at Greenwood Cemetery in Siracusaville.

Dryer weather good for sugar cane harvest

Workers hustle to plant sugar cane in September in this field near Centerville. The local sugar cane harvest should finish within the next few days, and farmers say the weather has been mostly cooperative during the harvest season. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Mostly dry weather has been good for the area’s sugar cane harvest, despite recent rain. And the Tri-City area should see a fairly dry, warm beginning to the new year, forecasters say.

Top stories of 2016

M.D. Shannon Elementary Principal Shantell Toups, right photo, hugs students goodbye May 26, the day when Shannon dismissed classes for good.

Some east St. Mary developments this year seemed downright ragged with age.

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Sports

The Louisiana High School Activities Association has delayed release of the boys basketball playoff brackets, originally scheduled for Monday.

The LHSAA issued this press release:

Lifestyle

Morgan City Junior High School's dance team provided entertainment at the February St. Mary AARP meeting. Meetings are held at the St. Mary Senior Citizen Center on Chennault Street in Morgan City.
—Faye S. Smith Photos

St. Mary Parish AARP Chapter 4435 held its monthly meeting on Feb. 6 at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center, home of St. Mary AARP, in Morgan City.

Obituaries

Norbert “Jimmy” Babineaux, 71, a native of Lafayette and a resident of Bayou L’Ourse, passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

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