Richard Romaire, left, and Ferris Romaire talk Wednesday about their military service during World War II while at Richard Romaire’s home in Morgan City.
--The Daily Review/Photos by Zachary Fitzgerald

MORGAN CITY — Though Richard Romaire and Ferris Romaire served thousands of miles apart during World War II, the brothers reunited after the war ended when both were stationed in the Philippines. Richard Romaire, 89, and Ferris Romaire, 88, both of Morgan City, first moved to the city in 1938.
Knights of Columbus Council 6873 of Baldwin awarded eight $400 scholarships to local high school graduates Wednesday during a special ceremony. From left are KC member Willie Charpentier, David Charpentier, KC member Wayne Stevens, Becca Robison, Kelsea Bourgeois, Beau LeBlanc, Garret Burns and KC grand knight Mike Picard.

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The Franklin Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance concerning the location of the following wanted suspect:

Richard Romaire, left, and Ferris Romaire talk Wednesday about their military service during World War II while at Richard Romaire’s home in Morgan City.
--The Daily Review/Photos by Zachary Fitzgerald

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M C Bank Hometown Spirit Scholarship

M C Bank presents a $1,500 scholarship annually to one senior at each of the four area high schools. The intention behind this award is to recognize students who have been active both in their school and their communities. The major emphasis in arriving at a winner is the appreciation that student has for his or her hometown. Phylis Cook, left, vice president in the Operations Office at M C Bank, presented this year’s Patterson High School Hometown Spirit Scholarship to Jamiri Brown, daughter of Floyd and Ann Brown. Brown plans to attend Louisiana State University.
is interested in becoming a pediatrician and plans to attend LSU.
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M C Bank presents a $1,500 scholarship annually to one senior at each of the four area high schools.

DARE officers at Patterson High School

A Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation was held in May at Patterson Junior High School. From left, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers Corey Burgess, Karla Meranto, Lt. Bobby Darce, Lena Henry and Patterson Police Department Juvenile Officer Cathy Notto.
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A Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation was held in May at Patterson Junior High School.

100 Black Men scholarships

Several students were recognized by the 100 Black Men of St. Mary Parish during Thursday’s St. Mary Chamber of Commerce annual Education and Appreciation Night. Each student received a $750 scholarship. From left, are Demetrius Wilson, education committee member; recipients Ebonee Ward, West St. Mary; Nia Madise, Patterson High; Brianna Romagos, Morgan City; and Blake Orgeron, Berwick High; and Clarence Robinson, organization president. Not pictured are Courtland Pogue, Centerville School; and Destinee Rice, Franklin High.
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Several students were recognized by the 100 Black Men of St. Mary Parish during Thursday’s St. Mary Chamber of Commerce annual Education and Appreciation Night.

Siracusa Community Annex Building

The grand opening of the Siracusa Community Annex Building was celebrated Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the facility that is part of parish Recreation District 2. Emanuel Skinner, the oldest resident of the Siracusa community, cut the ribbon. He was joined by board members Alvin Wilkerson, Edward Thomas, Oscar Toups, Ann Poole and Gerrin Thibodeaux; employees Leroy Trim, Kimberlin Frank, Harold Granger, Melvin Jackson and Darrel Trim; and St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce representatives Donna Meyer and Jo Anne Bergeron. Numerous other friends and community members joined the celebration.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

The grand opening of the Siracusa Community Annex Building was celebrated Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the facility that is part of parish Recreation District 2.

Police promotions announced

From left, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi with newly promoted police officers Betty Augman to captain and Mark Griffin Jr. to assistant chief and Police Chief Michael Banks.
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Police Chief Michael Banks held police department promotions Wednesday. Betty Augman was promoted from lieutenant to captain while Mark Griffin Jr. was promoted from captain to assistant chief.

WWII veteran has no regrets for his sacrifice for freedom 70 years ago

Gerry DuBois sits in his home on Marshall Street Wednesday with medals he received for his service in the Army.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Nearly 70 years ago Gerry DuBois lay on the ground with mortar shell explosions and machine gun fire going on all around him, and he knew at that moment that he would never see again.

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Morgan City High graduate Logan Scully was the recipient of the Glover-Stackhouse 2014 Scholarship.

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