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-

Phylway Construction works to clear trees Thursday on the Hellenic property in Morgan City. Soil will be excavated from the site to be used to raise levees from Lake End Park to Justa Street. The site will eventually become a drainage canal to transport water to a new pumping station to be built near Lake End Park. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Just two weeks into construction, work is progressing quickly on the Lake End Park to Justa Street portion of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project.

Dale Kernahan, co-director of Wings to Soar, shows the crowd at the Patterson Area Civic Center a red-tailed hawk during Wednesday’s presentation to a group of students. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Area students got an up-close look Wednesday at several birds of prey as the raptors soared over the crowd at the Patterson Area Civic Center. John Stokes and Dale Kernahan, co-directors of Wings to Soar, gave a presentation as part of the 12th Annual Eagle Expo and More hosted by the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau.

La. 182 in Siracusa closed after 18-wheeler loses load

An 18-wheeler lost its load Saturday on La. 182 in Siracusa. Authorities shut down La. 182 from Coral Marine to James Street while the tractor-trailer was removed from the roadway. (St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office photo)

La. 182 in Siracusa from Coral Marine to James Street was closed to traffic as of about 3:45 p.m. Saturday after an 18-wheeler lost its load earlier in the day, according to the St.

Hats Off To Character

Students and members of the faculty and staff are celebrating Red Ribbon Week at Holy Cross Elementary School to raise awareness of the negative effects of drugs, alcohol and bullying. On Tuesday, students were invited to wear hats to school for Hats Off to Good Character Day. Pictured are sixth-graders Charlotte Callais, Gracie Lipari, Sophie Webster and Emily Wise.

Students and members of the faculty and staff are celebrating Red Ribbon Week at Holy Cross Elementary School to raise awareness of the negative effects of drugs, alcohol and bullying.

Halloween event helps St. Mary Outreach

During the 2014 Zoo-to-Boo Family Fun Day, St. Mary Parish 4-H Junior Leadership Volunteer Jhalon Thomas instructs Preston Aucoin, 2, of Morgan City, who is playing the “Where’s the Witch Hat?” game while, at left, Logan Collins, 3, of Morgan City, watches. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The Zoo to Boo Family Fun Day event will wrap up this year’s Red Ribbon Week 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Morgan City Barnyard Zoo.



The 11&12 Centerville Biddy All-Stars placed 2nd in the Terrebonne Biddy Basketball Invitational Tournament in Houma.


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.

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