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.

‘Cajun Army’ attacks despair

Nicholas Loupe crouches in front of a home The Cajun Army gutted. The house was one of over 400 homes the group helped clean after the devastating August floods. (Submitted)

A movement with roots in Morgan City helped clean homes ravaged by the August floods in south Louisiana, comforted many who lost everything and continues to assist in the recovery.

Superintendent gets extension, raise

St. Mary Superintendent Leonard Armato, shown at left with School Board President Michael Taylor, was granted a two-year contract extension and a $5,000 annual raise at Thursday's board meeting.

CENTERVILLE — St. Mary Parish Superintendent Leonard Armato, who has led the district to the brink of an A grade in the state accountability system, got good grades on his review Thursday.

Speaking to SMIG

Stephen Waguespack, president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, was the guest speaker during Monday’s St. Mary Industrial Group meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.

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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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