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)

Students ponder new gender rules

Morgan City High School 10th-grade civic students, from left, Joh’Nay Coulon and Mattie Carter discuss the new rules dealing with the gender identity of students. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

In the midst of the debate over transgender rights in public schools, Morgan City High 10th-grade civic students chimed in on the national conversation that will affect them.

Freedom Fest, Memorial Day ceremony coming up

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Memorial Day weekend in Morgan City will feature a Freedom Fest and Freedom Ride Saturday and Sunday followed by a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony Monday.

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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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