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.

Sugar cane field smoke causes stir

A combination of smoke and fog left visibility in areas between Franklin and Centerville on La. 182 down to just a few feet Tuesday evening. Firefighters and emergency personnel responded but it was believed that the smoke was from a fire set in a field nearby earlier in the day. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office released information Wednesday morning in regards to a smoke and fog event that began Tuesday night around 9 p.m.

Operation Christmas Child is underway

First Baptist Church Collection Center Coordinator Robin Richard adds more gift-filled shoeboxes to a carton that will be loaded on trailer and delivered to Operation Christmas Child processing centers. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

First Baptist Church in Morgan City on Monday officially began its annual collection of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Port wants marsh creation project in coastal master plan

Point Au Fer Island land manager Randy Moertle speaks during Monday's Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District meeting about the Point Au Fer marsh creation project. Officials are working to get the project included in the state's coastal master plan. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Port of Morgan City leaders are pushing to see that Louisiana’s coastal master plan includes a marsh creation project that would use fertile sand dredged out of the Atchafalaya River to create land

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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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