Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Photos and story by COLIN MURPHEY If Rodney Olander had set out last week to fish for blue crab, it might have been a decent catch. But he was fishing for shrimp.
Shortly before the Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting commenced on Thursday, board Chairman Eugene Foulcard announced to those in attendance that he had been handed a letter on behalf of the FFH medical staff.

Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Enhanced GPS technology is coming to La. paddle racers

From the mobile command center, Tour du Teche official Ray Pellerin watches the real-time progress of a team in the Chitimacha Race held last May. Using GPS technology specially designed for adventure races, TDT will be able to keep up with teams in the upcoming 275-mile Tour de la Rivière Rouge. (Photo by Ken Grissom)

Tour du Teche is putting on two new ultra marathons, Tour de la Rivière Rouge, 275 miles from Shreveport-Bossier City to Port Barre, and the 410 de Louisiane, 410 miles from Shreveport-Bossier City

Norwood is in Beijing, ready to compete in world track championships

Vernon Norwood emailed The Daily Review this photo, showing him with a world track championship banner in Beijing.

Ex-LSU track and field standout Vernon Norwood of Morgan City is looking for success now and momentum for 2016 when he begins competition in the IAAF World Championships Saturday night.

Blessing of the fleet moves to Berwick; registration required to participate in boat parade

The Rev. Greg Fratt of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morgan City blesses the fleet during the 2013 Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. The blessing of the fleet moves to Berwick this year while the Morgan City dock is being renovated.

For the first time in recent years, the annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival will be held on the Berwick side of the Atchafalaya River due to ongoing construction to im

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Sports

Lloyd Burchfield, left, and Ludness "Lud" Henry were inducted into Berwick's Hall of Fame.

Berwick High School inducted two longtime coaches, Lloyd Burchfield and Ludness “Lud” Henry, into the school’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame before Friday’s homecoming game.

Obituaries

Bennie Earl Hunter, 61, a resident of Morgan City and native of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Sept. 24, 2016, at his residence.

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