Kayakers John Bienvenu and James Bienvenu of Lafayette come into a checkpoint on placid Bayou Teche in the Tour du Teche 135. The 275-mile Tour de la Riviere Rouge, with no checkpoints, no mandatory overnight stops, will be a lot more challenging for one- and two-paddler teams. (Photo: Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Effective May 1, early registration is open for all Tour du Teche paddle races, including the exciting new ubermarathons being launched from Shreveport-Bossier City, the Tour de la Rivière Rouge and 410 de Louisiane. And for the first time, online registration is available through Webscorer.

On Saturday at the Class 1A state softball semifinal in Sulphur, No. 4 Central Catholic beat No. 1 Catholic High-Point Coupee, 1-0, and then defeated No. 3 Cedar Creek, 6-4, in the championship game to win the Class 1A state title. Above, Central Catholic’s Megan Landry pitches during earlier season at Berwick’s Lady Panther Classic. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic defeated Cedar Creek, 6-4, Saturday to win the Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association softball state title in Sulphur, according to lhsaaonline.org.

T.J. Ruffin, Central Catholic High School’s third baseman, makes a throw to first base during the Eagles romp of the Delhi Charter Gators. Central Catholic heads to second-round action next week against the winner of the Ascension Episcopal-Ascension Christian game set for 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Daily Review/Corwin Murray

AMELIA — Central Catholic pounded Delhi Charter into submission, 19-0, in first-round playoff action Thursday.

Kayakers John Bienvenu and James Bienvenu of Lafayette come into a checkpoint on placid Bayou Teche in the Tour du Teche 135. The 275-mile Tour de la Riviere Rouge, with no checkpoints, no mandatory overnight stops, will be a lot more challenging for one- and two-paddler teams. (Photo: Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

On Saturday at the Class 1A state softball semifinal in Sulphur, No. 4 Central Catholic beat No. 1 Catholic High-Point Coupee, 1-0, and then defeated No. 3 Cedar Creek, 6-4, in the championship game to win the Class 1A state title. Above, Central Catholic’s Megan Landry pitches during earlier season at Berwick’s Lady Panther Classic. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

T.J. Ruffin, Central Catholic High School’s third baseman, makes a throw to first base during the Eagles romp of the Delhi Charter Gators. Central Catholic heads to second-round action next week against the winner of the Ascension Episcopal-Ascension Christian game set for 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Daily Review/Corwin Murray

Hospital report warns Medicaid cuts could be costly to economy

The Louisiana Hospital Association issued a report this week warning that Medicaid cuts could have an economic impact in the state reaching $800 million annually.
(The Daily Review Photo Crystal Thielepape)

State Medicaid cuts could cost the state up to $800 million annually, a report released this week by the Louisiana Hospital Association said.

Day of Caring

Oceaneering International participated in the United Way Day of Caring Sept. 18 with a group of six women who volunteered to go to Chez Hope in Franklin.

Early morning crash

A vehicle crashed into Main Street Café in downtown Franklin around 2 a.m. today. Franklin Police report that Logan Savoie, 23, of Cedarwood Street, Franklin, was charged at 2:47 a.m.

First forum features judicial, School Board candidates

The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce hosted the first of four candidate forums to be held across the parish ahead of the Nov. 4 election. Candidates for three 16th Judicial District Court seats and the District 9 St. Mary School Board seat spoke Tuesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Here, Frank Fink, St. Mary Economic Development director, introduces candidates.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Candidates running for seats in three divisions of the 16th Judicial District Court and for St.

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JUDGE CURTIS SIGUE AND BALDWIN ALDERMAN HERBERT BELL tossed out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday, marking the start of the Baldwin Little League Saturday at the Baldwin Park.

Lifestyle

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Maya and Carter confronted Nicole, who almost told Wyatt that Maya is transgender.

Obituaries

Memorial services will be conducted for Charl Lea Shinn Barrilleaux, 67, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 10 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Franklin with the Rev.

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