Rodney Grogan

Candidates emphasized the need for improved infrastructure, increased tourism, continued training for police officers and focused efforts to help the school system and senior citizens in front of a crowd of about 100 people Tuesday.

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Last Saturday, The TECHE Project, a local nonprofit group working to raise awareness of the environmental, cultural, historical, and recreational values of Bayou Teche, partnered with ACA/LL Bean, St.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Paddlers, their coureurs de bois, and traveling cheering squads are coming to the Teche Country this weekend from Texas, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, California, Wisconsin and Maryland as well as all over Louisiana. What is drawing them here is the chance to race down the bayou for cash prizes, trophies and adventure.

Rodney Grogan

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Top Holy Cross student

Mary Frances Cali, Holy Cross Elementary School’s Student of the Year for 2013-14, attended a breakfast in honor of all Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux’s Students of the Year at the Lumen Christi Retreat Center in Thibodaux. She received a framed certificate from Superintendent of Diocesan Schools Marion Fertitta and Bishop Shelton Fabre. The Students of the Year Awards program recognizes outstanding students who have demonstrated excellent academic achievement, leadership ability and citizenship. The program is sponsored by the Louisiana Superintendent of Education through the State Department of Education and the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
(Submitted Photo)

Mary Frances Cali, Holy Cross Elementary School’s Student of the Year for 2013-14, attended a breakfast in honor of all Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux’s Students of the Year at the Lumen Christi Retrea

Easter egg hunt

One of the many children enjoying the space walk and slides, at right, was 2-year-old Ainsley Kohls.
(The Daily Review Photo by Diane Miller Fears)

Children and their families came out en masse Saturday for the 16th annual Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Foundation Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Festival at Louisiana State Museum —

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The Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships were held Saturday at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson. Class A Men’s winners, were, from left, Ricky Richard of Church Point (first), Jimmy Percle of Morgan City (second) and Alois Habetz of Lake Charles (third).

The Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships were held Saturday at Kemper Williams Park.

Lifestyle

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Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International has newly inducted, from left, Kristin Percle, an English teacher at Berwick High School; Amber Monceaux, a social studies program manager at St.

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