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.

Scout's Vietnam project makes Pawpaw proud

Morgan City High student and Boy Scout Troop 49 member Sean Dennis presents his Eagle Project “Operation Welcome Home” Friday at the high school’s Veterans Day program. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

As much as veterans are honored and on days such as Veterans Day, it’s also a bitter reminder of the mistreatment experienced when they arrived back in the United States.

Mayon: Never forget veterans’ sacrifices

World War II veteran Jerrel Frederick, 90, of Morgan City, left, and Vietnam War veteran Phelo Keller, 70, of Verdunville, shake hands after Friday’s Veterans Day Celebration at Lawrence Park in Morgan City. The city and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4222 hosted the ceremony. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

People must never forget the sacrifices veterans have made and should continue to educate younger generations about what veterans have done to defend the country’s freedom, local Vietnam War vetera

Tribute to Tri-City veterans

At Thursday's Honoring Our Veterans luncheon in Morgan City, top photo, veterans, from left, Wilmer Lee, U.S. Air Force; James C. Nash, U.S. Army; Phelo Keller, Army; Roy Mitchell, Army; Ray E. DeFils, Air Force; and David Moore, III, Air Force, salute the flag as he national anthem is sung. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Paddle your own canoe: Man stops in Charenton on his way from Kansas to Fla.

Lance Elliot stopped in St. Mary Parish last week after having paddled his canoe hundreds of miles from the state of Kansas on his way to visit family in Florida.

Lance Elliot had never seen a swamp until last week. He had never seen an alligator peaking its’ head up from still, murky waters or seen Spanish Moss hanging delicately from a cypress tree.

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Sports

Hanson’s Casey Fitzgerald goes to the hoop for two of her game-high 31 points during Monday’s Division IV playoff game at Billy Gene Talbot Gymnasium.

Casey Fitzgerald and Carlie Pellerin combined for 49 points, leading the No. 7 seed Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers to a thrilling 71-40 Division IV second-round victory over the No.

Lifestyle

Adonis Crown Club members gathered for an annual dinner on Feb. 1 at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. The club is composed of past queens and wives of past kings of the Krewe of Adonis. Special guests were Captain Keith Leonard, King and Queen Adonis XLII Jake Breaux and Carey Gaddis. Past queens also in attendance were, seated from left, Allie Hudson, guests Breaux, Gaddis and Leonard, and queens Sheila Adams and Yvonne Marcell. Standing from left are Frances Smith, Christie Dragna, Sherry Lester, Mena Leonard, Linda Bradley, Camille Izaguirre and JoAnne Radtke.
—Submitted Photos

The Adonis Crown Club gathered Feb. 1 for its annual dinner. The event was held at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.

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