About 100 people attended the grand opening of the $4 million Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau Welcome and Interpretative Center Wednesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

More than two years after it sank 4.5 feet into the swamp, the $4 million Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau Welcome and Interpretative Center held its grand opening Wednesday.

The Atchafalaya chapter of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation held its banquet Wednesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. In addition to a meal, the event also featured a live and silent auction. Proceeds from the event are sent to the foundation, which then returns 25 percent to local chapters. In recent years, the Atchafalaya chapter has allowed the national foundation to keep their funds. Above, an item is displayed to the crowd during the live auction. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Atchafalaya chapter of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation held its banquet Wednesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. The event, which has grown through the years, is used as a fundraiser for both local initiatives and national work to keep the duck population thriving.
Franklin’s Historic District Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustments and Planning Commission said farewell to Chief Building Official & Planning and Zoning Director Blake Steiner at Tuesday’s meeting of the city council. Steiner accepted a position with the Rapides Area Planning Commission.

About 100 people attended the grand opening of the $4 million Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau Welcome and Interpretative Center Wednesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The Atchafalaya chapter of the Delta Waterfowl Foundation held its banquet Wednesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. In addition to a meal, the event also featured a live and silent auction. Proceeds from the event are sent to the foundation, which then returns 25 percent to local chapters. In recent years, the Atchafalaya chapter has allowed the national foundation to keep their funds. Above, an item is displayed to the crowd during the live auction. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Making Cents Summer Program

M C Bank’s credit analyst Whitney Vanderson presented a weeklong summer program called Making Cents. Vanderson is a member of the M C Bank’s Future Young Leaders Committee, which assisted in creating the new Making Cents Program to be presented in the elementary schools. The Mount Era community enrichment camp was held at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium under the direction of the Rev. Norman Stovall, coordinated by Patsy O’Gwin. They were in need of an additional fun educational program for their summer camp. Vanderson presented three activities geared towards the students in kindergarten through fifth grades to engage them in math; needs vs. wants; addition and multiplication bingo activities; and the importance of saving. The campers left with a better understanding of the 50 U.S. state quarters along with a refresher course in math.
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M C Bank’s credit analyst Whitney Vanderson presented a weeklong summer program called Making Cents.

Whitney Bank donation to AARP

Whitney Bank recently made a $22,000 donation to the St. Mary Chapter of AARP. The AARP chapter formed an alliance with Whitney Bank 25 years ago. Whitney has made donations to the organization annually since that time. From left are AARP board members Jerry Fabre, Alicia Robicheaux, Joe Pizzuto; Jo Anne Bergeron, Whitney vice president; board member Bill Darce; Floyd Hymel, AARP Vice President; Jeff Blum, Whitney market president; Curtis Leonard, AARP president; AnnEtta Lombardo, AARP treasurer; and board members Myrtle McNemar and Carol Francis.
(Submitted Photo)

Whitney Bank recently made a $22,000 donation to the St. Mary Chapter of AARP. The AARP chapter formed an alliance with Whitney Bank 25 years ago.

Arrest reports

Claiborne Fabre Jr.

A 26-year-old Bayou L’Ourse man was jailed Tuesday after narcotics detectives found him in Bayou Vista with counterfeit crystal meth and ecstasy pills that he intended to sell, St.

Holiday closings

Municipal and parish offices in St. Mary Parish will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday. The Harold J. “Babe” Landry Landfill in Berwick will close at noon on Friday.

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Sports

The Morgan City High School volleyball team hosted Central Catholic and E.D. White in both varsity and junior varsity round robin play Wednesday, while Morgan City and E.D. White also squared off in freshmen action. Above is action from Central Catholic and Morgan City’s varsity contest. At left, Morgan City’s Jaiveianna Jones hits a ball. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

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