Donna Peveto

A 57-year-old Houma woman accused of stealing more than $633,000 from a Morgan City business was arrested Thursday, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release. Donna Sue Peveto, 57, of Houma, was arrested at 11:25 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for seven counts of felony theft totaling $633,700, Banks said.
A $28,000 allocation from the St. Mary Parish Council will help provide equipment for first responders to deal with mass casualty events. The council agreed to provide the funds to the parish fire association after hearing from Franklin Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth Wednesday.


A former Baldwin Police officer has been charged with molestation of a juvenile, malfeasance in office, sexual battery and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Donna Peveto


Principals honored

St. Mary Parish School Board Teacher’s Appreciation Week was May 5-9. M C Bank held a Teacher’s Appreciation Coffee to recognize its Adopt-a-School Principals and issued a donation to assist with the Teacher’s Appreciation Program. Front, from left, are Hattie Watts representative Casie Callais; Patterson Jr. High Principal Suzanne Bergeron; Morgan City High Assistant Principal Carmen LaGarde; M.D. Shannon Principal Rebecca Harris; Holy Cross Elementary Development Director Donna Burke; Berwick Junior High Principal Teresa Bagwell; Morgan City Junior High secretary Cecelia Melancon; Bayou Vista Elementary Principal Claire Guarisco; Central Catholic High secretary Sandy Daigle; and M.E. Norman Principal Shannon Hoffpauir. Back row, from left, are M C Bank Vice President/Operations Phylis Cook; Donna Bourg, assistant vice president/Note Department supervisor; Tessie DuBois executive secretary; Jeremy Callais, vice president and cashier/COO; J.S. Aucoin Elementary Principal Joe Stadalis; Berwick Elementary Assistant Principal Shantell Toups; M C Bank’s Assistant VP/Loan Operations Travis Richard and Executive VP Gerald Listi. Adopt-a-School’s not present but included in the donation were Wyandotte Elementary Principal Barbara Leleux; Morgan City High Principal Mickey Fabre; Berwick High School Principal Buffy Fegenbush; Patterson High Principal Rachel Kredeur; J.B. Maitland Principal Tonia Verrette; and Stephensville Elementary Principal Brian Staton.
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St. Mary Parish School Board Teacher’s Appreciation Week was May 5-9.

Water safety course planned

Jennifer Blanchard, assistant vice president of Patterson State Bank, presents Woodrow Parker, vice president of the Aqua Safety First program, with a donation to be used in its annual event. This year’s event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. June 14 at Lake End Park in Morgan City.
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The fifth annual Aqua Safety First Community Program will be held June 14 at Lake End Park in Morgan City, organizer Woodrow Parker said.

Boustany: Bill reforms Corps of Engineers procedures

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, wrapped up his day in St. Mary Parish Wednesday with a campaign fundraiser crawfish boil at Fairview Plantation in Berwick. With Boustany are Dan Conrad, center, and Berwick Councilman Greg Roussel, right.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

A bill in Congress that would speed up the U.S.

Civil cases

The following civil suits were filed at the St. Mary Parish Clerk of Court office in Franklin.
Monday, May 5
Tyler J. Sultan v. Bianca Prince; Case No. 127177, custody.

Arrest reports

Mark Smith

Three people were arrested Wednesday after a woman stole items from a Morgan City gas station and did not pay for gasoline, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release.



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The third annual Bayou BBQ Bash had two visiting queens make an appearance at the July 18 and 19 event in Morgan City.


Mr. Bob Michael Joseph, 70, a resident and native of Charenton, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 5:30 a.m., at Ochsner Extended Care Hospital in Kenner following a short illness.

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