Berwick High School runs through its banner prior to its contest with Covenant Christian Academy during last week’s Morgan City High School Jamboree. Berwick will begin its season Friday when it makes the short trip across the Atchafalaya River to face Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle)

Berwick and Morgan City are looking for consistency in Friday’s season opener at Tiger Stadium in Morgan City. Berwick opened the Morgan City Jamboree with a 22-15 win against Covenant Christian Academy last week.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. today under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City will officially open the 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petoleum Festival. Then the king and queen will take the first ride on the Ferris wheel.

Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

The 80th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival officially begins today with a ribbon-cutting, carnival rides, and continued art show and sale. “We’re very excited to celebrate our 80th year,” said Darby Isham, executive director of Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival.

Captain Nick Rogers, Deputy Karla Meranto-Corne, and supervisor Captain Stephanie Duhon

Karla Meranto-Cornes has accepted the position of DARE Officer for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department. Meranto-Cornes recently graduated from advanced DARE Officer training held in Pineville.

Berwick High School runs through its banner prior to its contest with Covenant Christian Academy during last week’s Morgan City High School Jamboree. Berwick will begin its season Friday when it makes the short trip across the Atchafalaya River to face Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. today under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City will officially open the 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petoleum Festival. Then the king and queen will take the first ride on the Ferris wheel.

Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Captain Nick Rogers, Deputy Karla Meranto-Corne, and supervisor Captain Stephanie Duhon

Hurricane season closes

Members of The Confraternity of Our Lady Star of the Sea gathered Sunday afternoon with the Our Lady Star of the Sea statue on Brashear Avenue to pray for the protection for the community by asking the “Blessed Mother” to intercede. The first prayer session at the statue was held Aug. 22, 1979. The Rev. Kerketta Noas of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiated at the ceremony. Sunday marked the official close of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season, making it the ninth season without a major storm to hit Florida. The National Hurricane Center recorded eight named storms in the Atlantic this year, six of them hurricanes, but none made landfall in Florida. Though the season was quiet, the hurricane center said forecasters were still able to use new tools that could improve track and intensity predictions. Meantime, the eastern North Pacific hurricane season was its busiest since 1992, with 20 named storms.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Members of The Confraternity of Our Lady Star of the Sea gathered Sunday afternoon with the Our Lady Star of the Sea statue on Brashear Avenue to pray for the protection for the community by asking

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The Morgan City Daily Review sports editor previews the weekend's east St. Mary prep football action.

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Calvin Washington Sr. and Janairian Hawkins
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Carolyn and Robert Cage Jr. and Wayne Hawkins Sr.

Obituaries

Tris Evans Matthews, 48, a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, and a resident of Morgan City, died Aug. 30, 2015, in Morgan City.

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