A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

As Easter approaches, area clergy say the holiday is a reminder of Jesus’ death and resurrection to pay for everyone’s sins regardless of their beliefs.

A Patterson Lumberjill crosses home plate during the squad’s earlier season action against E.D. White at Patterson High School. Patterson, the No. 25 seed in the Class 3A playoff, will begin postseason play today when it travels to face No. 8 seed Evangel in bi-district softball playoff action. The game will begin at 2 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The No. 25 seed Patterson Lumberjills will have little time to think about their first-round opponent in No. 8 seed Evangel Christian as the squad will meet the north Louisiana team today at 2 p.m. in Shreveport, just a day after the postseason brackets were released by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
Mayor Raymond Harris and the Franklin City Council honored the Franklin Biddy Basketball team of 9- and 10-year-olds Tuesday for capturing the 2014 National Championship.

A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

A Patterson Lumberjill crosses home plate during the squad’s earlier season action against E.D. White at Patterson High School. Patterson, the No. 25 seed in the Class 3A playoff, will begin postseason play today when it travels to face No. 8 seed Evangel in bi-district softball playoff action. The game will begin at 2 p.m. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Tech Ready

St. Mary Parish public schools are 41 computers away from achieving a ratio of one computer for every three of the district’s 6,280 test-taking students.

Donations at Berwick Elementary

Duval Arthur, St. Mary Parish director of Homeland Security, and his wife, Markeita Arthur, Ward 8 justice of the peace, donated several bikes to reward Berwick Elementary students. Each nine-weeks a name is drawn from all of the students that have earned principal’s list and honor roll. The winner of the first nine-weeks was first-grader Lexie Acosta. In the first photo are Berwick Elementary Principal Debbie Tompkins, Acosta and Duval Arthur. The winner of the second nine-weeks is first-grader Ayden Martin. In the second photo are Thompkins and Martin.
(Submitted Photo)

Duval Arthur, St. Mary Parish director of Homeland Security, and his wife, Markeita Arthur, Ward 8 justice of the peace, donated several bikes to reward Berwick Elementary students.

Morgan City HIgh School choir

St. Mary Outreach and M C Bank thanked those who assisted with the St. Mary Outreach-United Way Food Net Drive. Among those thanked were the Coast Guard who sent over several personnel and a heater; A.J. Dohmann Chevrolet Cadillac for the use of two tents; Morgan City High School who sent their choir and band students (pictured); and Jessica Makepeace, who took photos.
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St. Mary Outreach and M C Bank thanked those who assisted with the St. Mary Outreach-United Way Food Net Drive.

Bayou Vista Elementary garden

Bayou Vista Elementary students are growing a vegetable garden again this school year sponsored by the American Heart Association. Kindergarten students shown are Baylor Fryou, Brandi Lee, Gracie Durapau and Thomas Drawbaugh.
(Submitted Photo)

Bayou Vista Elementary students are growing a vegetable garden again this school year sponsored by the American Heart Association.

Donation to Aucoin Elementary

Amelia Truck Stop presented J.S. Aucoin Elementary School with a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program. The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon and Mobil retailers with an opportunity to invest in the future of their communities through educational grants to neighborhood schools. Pictured are Amelia Truck Stop owner B. Khalil and Principal Joe Stadalis.
(Submitted Photo)

Amelia Truck Stop presented J.S. Aucoin Elementary School with a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program.

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Lifestyle

Bayou Vista Garden Club earned numerous awards at the Louisiana Garden Club Federation convention. Displaying the awards, from left, are President Donna Bucci, Nancy Marcel, Jean Chauvin, Pam Breaux, Janice Verret and Donna Richard.
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“Zapped” was the theme of the program presented at the Bayou Vista Garden Club April meeting.

Obituaries

Jamie Ohmer Head

July 10, 1967 — April 16, 2014
Jamie Ohmer Head, 46, a resident of Berwick, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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