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.

La. black bear numbers rebound

A Louisiana black bear at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- A new study of the animals that inspired teddy bears finds that Louisiana black bears are likely to survive another century as long as conditions remain stable.

Conrads among philanthropists celebrated by Community Foundation of Acadiana

The Community Foundation of Acadiana honored several people at an annual Leaders in Philanthropy Luncheon in Lafayette. Back from left: Kevin Moody, CFA Board Chair; Dr. Joe H. Wilson, St. Landry Parish award recipient; Bob Lowe, Lafayette Parish award recipient; Bobby Hanks, Acadia Parish award recipient; Gervis LaFleur, Evangeline Parish award recipient; Donald “Doc” Voorhies, Iberia Parish award recipient; Johnny Conrad, St. Mary Parish award recipient; David H. Welch, Stone Energy Corporate Award; Raymond J. Hébert, CFA president and CEO. Front from left: Mollie Hanks, Acadia Parish award recipient; Virginia Yongue, St. Martin Parish award recipient; Mary Lou Conrad, St. Mary Parish award recipient. Not pictured: Mary Ellen Sonnier, Vermilion Parish award recipient.
(Submitted Photo)

Community Foundation of Acadiana’s fourth-annual Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon was held Nov. 14 at the Cajundome Convention Center.

LearnPad distribution disparity addressed

Students work in math class on their LearnPads at Hattie Watts Elementary School on Tuesday. Among the fourth graders were Trevor Caballero, Reign Bass, Cheyenne Olinsky and Jolene Doughty.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

With the allocation of $91,861 from the sale of property, the St.

Scurlock Electric ribbon-cutting ceremony in Morgan City

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Scurlock Electric, located at 3006 Catherine St. in Morgan City. Among those present were, back row, Kelli Hayes, Mata Tellman and Betty Fraley, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce ambassadors; John Rogers, Berennan Pellegrin and Phillip Walker, Scurlock Electric inside sales; Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; Louis Tamporello, councilman; Herman Hartman, chamber board member; and Clifton Couture, chamber ambassador. Front row, are Lisa Patterson, chamber marketing director and office manager; Mandy Fryou, chamber ambassador; Bob Harrison, chamber board member; Cody Leblanc, manager; Quentin Walker, owner; Kimber Teeter, inside sales; and Donna Meyer, chamber president.
The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Scurlock Electric, located at 3006 Catherine St. in Morgan City.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Rue 21

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Rue 21, located at 861 U.S. 90 East in Bayou Vista. Among those present were, back row, Anderson Singleton and Dantraell Benjamin, employees; Stephanie Hartman, store manager; Shabbaniekia Myles, assistant manager; Tamara Todd, district manager; and Lisa Patterson, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce marketing director and office manager. Middle row, from left, are Donna Meyer, chamber president; Jamie Naquin, employee; and Carissa Marceaux, assistant manager. Front row, from left, are Mandy Fryou, chamber ambassador; Flor Paredes, employee; Bob Harrison, chamber board member; Lylly Chau and Karnisha Williams, assistant managers; and Kelli Hayes and Clifton Couture, chamber ambassadors.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday for Rue 21, located at 861 U.S. 90 East in Bayou Vista.

American Humanist Association says St. Mary Parish School District has replied to school prayer complaint (pdfs)

The following is an email from the American Humanist Association about its school prayer complaint and the response by the St. Mary Parish School District.

House fire in Morgan City

Firefighters received a call at 7:56 a.m. today reporting the smell of something burning at a residence in the 200 block of Barrow Street in Morgan City, substitute Fire Chief Mark Stephens said. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke coming from the exterior of the residence, and there was a light haze in the interior of the residence, he said. The homeowner stated that when the heater kicked on, smoke came from the vent so she turned the heater off, Stephens said. Upon investigation, firefighters discovered a board had fallen inside the heating unit and was , smoldered, Stephens said. Firefighters removed the heater and the smoldering board from the residence, he said. The damage was contained to the heating unit, Stephens said. No injuries were reported, Stephens said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Firefighters received a call at 7:56 a.m. today reporting the smell of something burning at a residence in the 200 block of Barrow Street in Morgan City, substitute Fire Chief Mark Stephens said.

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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.

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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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