With a confidentiality agreement in place, there was no word on the progress of mediation from Hospital Service District 1 board members Thursday during their monthly meeting. However, St. Mary Parish Councilman David Hanagriff commented on the effort to renew contracts with Drs. Steven McPherson and Donna Tesi.

Morgan City High School’s Keshawn Marshall dribbles down court against Assumption during earlier season action. Morgan City, the No. 29 seed in the Class 4A playoffs, will open postseason play Friday when it travels to face No. 4 Plaquemine. The game is a rematch of an earlier season contest
that Plaquemine won 50-29. Also, with Friday’s game, the Tigers will be making their first postseason appearance since 2012. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

Morgan City High School boys basketball coach Brandon Harden likened No. 29 Morgan City’s Class 4A playoff contest with No. 4 Plaquemine Friday to resetting a PlayStation. The Tigers, who were defeated 50-29 by the Green Devils in Plaquemine in December while not at full strength, will now get an opportunity to redeem themselves.

The catamaran that has been drifting around Berwick Bay for nearly two weeks is towed to a secure spot by a Smith Maritime vessel Wednesday. The boat was placed on a sand bar.

The fiberglass catamaran that had been floating around Berwick Bay in the Atchafalaya River appears to have found a secure resting place.

Morgan City High School’s Keshawn Marshall dribbles down court against Assumption during earlier season action. Morgan City, the No. 29 seed in the Class 4A playoffs, will open postseason play Friday when it travels to face No. 4 Plaquemine. The game is a rematch of an earlier season contest
that Plaquemine won 50-29. Also, with Friday’s game, the Tigers will be making their first postseason appearance since 2012. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

The catamaran that has been drifting around Berwick Bay for nearly two weeks is towed to a secure spot by a Smith Maritime vessel Wednesday. The boat was placed on a sand bar.

Early voting nears 1,800 in St. Mary Parish

Joan Simon, a commissioner at the St. Mary Parish Registrar of Voters Office in Morgan City, assists Pat Stansbury and Kim Stansbury with signing in to cast their vote today. Early voting continues through Saturday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Early voting totals in St. Mary Parish neared 1,800 ballots cast through the third day of voting Tuesday, Registrar of Voters Jolene Holcombe said in a news release.

HOBY Ambassador chosen

Mayavellie Bochas was selected by Central Catholic High School to be a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador. HOBY Ambassadors are high school students selected as representatives from their high schools because they have demonstrated the potential to lead others. Founded in 1958 by veteran actor Hugh O’Brian, HOBY’s mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential. O’Brian set out to help young people make a difference and become positive catalysts for change — in the home, school, workplace, and community. HOBY now has more than 355,000 alumni. Bochas is a sophomore at Central Catholic High School. (Submitted Photo)

Berwick Junior High sends care packages to soldiers

Berwick Junior High’s Student Council and seventh-grade American history class recently collected items for care packages to send to soldiers overseas. Some of the participating students are Chase Roberts, kneeling, and on middle row, Katelyn Richard, Justin Baltes, Seth Canty, Devin Leblanc and Randi Joubert. On the back row are Landon Harris, Natalie Bourgeois, Alyssa Gray, Lauren Cantrelle and Isabella Lodrigue. (Submitted Photo)

Community action agency receives donation

Carol Bethea, left, and Suzanne Ramagos, center, Family Service workers with St. Mary/Vermilion Community Action Agency, received a donation from Patterson State Bank presented by Pamela Manuel, the bank’s Community Outreach manager. The donation will be used for the Adopt-A- Family program held annually to help provide a better Christmas to under privileged families in the area. (Submitted Photo)

Berwick Junior High Operation Christmas Child

Berwick Junior High’s Student Council, 4-H and Anime clubs collected items for Operation Christmas Child. Students were able to pack 73 boxes that will be sent to children in need around the world. In the front row are Randi Joubert, Katie Taylor, Jordan Gallegos, Ryan Domingue, Alyssa Gray and Kennedy Hill. In the back row are Cody Williams, Emily Roy, Shalyn Leonard, Rustin Scarbrough, Kamryn Dehart, Scott Price, Natalie Bourgeois, Katie Conrad, Patricia Lloyd, Madeline Bourgeois, Isabella Lodrigue, Miranda Rodriquez and Dylan Lambert. (Submitted Photo)

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St. Mary AARP Mardi Gras King and Queen XXVII Laurie Vining Sr. and Rebecca Vining were presented during the St. Mary AARP Jan. 24 dance.

Obituaries

Natalie Verdun, a resident of Verdunville, La., died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Dauterive Medical Center in New Iberia, La., at 6:34 AM.

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