More than 50 barbecue enthusiasts participated in St. Mary Chamber of Commerce-sponsored cook-off that featured competitive cooking teams, corporate teams and St. Mary Parish teams, and a children’s competition. The many teams included Smokin’ D’s Barbecue, top photo, composed of Chris Watts, left, and DeWitt Watts. (The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears)

Rain early on Saturday didn’t dampen the turnout or the cooks’ spirits during the Fifth Annual Bayou BBQ Bash held under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City. More than 50 barbecue enthusiasts participated in St. Mary Chamber of Commerce-sponsored cook-off that featured competitive cooking teams, corporate teams and St.
The bats were busy at Alexandria on Saturday, and when the dust cleared Franklin All Stars 10U had a 12-10 win over West Carroll in six innings. The teams combined for 26 hits, including nine extra base hits. The game was back-and-forth heading into the sixth, with eight lead changes.

Bad Influence Alterations held a benefit car show and sound competition Saturday for Franklin Senior High School’s athletic department. The event raised $1,000, and there were 10-15 sound competition participants and 15- 20 car show participants. Organizers say the event may become annual. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

More than 50 barbecue enthusiasts participated in St. Mary Chamber of Commerce-sponsored cook-off that featured competitive cooking teams, corporate teams and St. Mary Parish teams, and a children’s competition. The many teams included Smokin’ D’s Barbecue, top photo, composed of Chris Watts, left, and DeWitt Watts. (The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears)

Bad Influence Alterations held a benefit car show and sound competition Saturday for Franklin Senior High School’s athletic department. The event raised $1,000, and there were 10-15 sound competition participants and 15- 20 car show participants. Organizers say the event may become annual. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

Veterans' advocate Bogan recognized

Mark Bogan, left, receives the key to the parish from St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin Jr at a recent council meeting for his many years of service to the community.

Mark Bogan receives the key to the parish from St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin Jr at a recent council meeting for his many years of service to the community.

Businesses hope shoppers stay in town

Frances Stevens, owner of the Wildflower department store, prepares to open the store for Black Friday this morning.
was preparing for the stores black Friday sale this morning.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Ready or not, the holiday shopping season is here.
Many parish businesses are putting on big sales that started Thursday and continued today for Black Friday in an effort to get people to shop early, St. Mary Chamber of Commerce President Donna Meyer said.

From the Editor: Piece of history awaits local funding

The Gathright House was moved to what is now Morgan City in 1855 and was occupied by members of the Gathright family for nearly a century.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

This is no joke. But you’ve probably heard it before.
When I got to work early Thursday, there on my desk was some paperwork. The subject: efforts to fix up the Gathright House, the second-oldest existing building in Morgan City.

Toys for Tots can make Christmas happier

Marine Corps League, St. Mary Detachment Toys for Tots coordinator Bill Goessl organizes shelves in the Toys for Tots warehouse to prepare for the next order of toys to be assembled for distribution day.
The Daily Review/Shea Drake

The Marine Corps League St. Mary Detachment Toys for Tots program is collecting toys to distribute to the families of less fortunate children throughout the parish Dec. 19.

Tuneweavers sing their final anthem

The Tuneweavers pose for a group picture featuring the new all-inclusive male and female chorus in 1984. The chorus composed of Tri-City area residents originally formed as an all-male chorus in 1978.

Submitted Photo

After 36 years of singing together, the Tuneweavers are disbanding after an executive committee vote based on a major decline in membership and inability to find a choral director.

Nation pauses to give thanks

Employees at Cypress Point Fresh Market in Patterson were busy checking out customers who were shopping in preparation for their Thanksgiving meals on Wednesday.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan today for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy

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Former Berwick High School standout Audwin “Popsii” Williams signed a national letter of intent to play college football at Wayne State College in Nebraska Friday. Seated, front row from left, are Error Whitehead, grandmother; Lawrence Carbin, dad; Williams; Chyral Whitehead, mom; Adrienne Broussard, aunt and Marion Williams, grandmother. Standing from left are Tamera Whitehead and Tia Whitehead, sisters; Keon Carbin, brother; Buffy Fegenbush, Berwick High School principal and Eric Holden, Berwick head coach. Not pictured is Audwin Williams Sr., Williams’ dad.
--The Daily Review/Corwin Murray

Former Berwick High School standout Audwin “Popsii” Williams hopes he started a new trend Friday by signing a national letter of intent to play college football at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb

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St. Mary Parish 4-H Agents Adriana Drusini and Jenni Ducote announced that three St. Mary Parish 4-H members were awarded 4-H scholarships this school year.

Obituaries

June 3, 1923- July 21, 2016
Herbert Henry Estave, 93, a resident of Berwick, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Teche Regional Medical Center.

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