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.

Local officials joined together recently to announce the upcoming Fit, Fun and Fabulous in Franklin event planned on Oct. 2. The daylong event will include health screenings and lectures for men and women and physical activities as well as shopping opportunities. Seated from left are city Councilman Eugene Foulcard, Mayor Raymond Harris and Councilman Dale Rogers. Standing from left are Teche Action Clinic Medical Director Dr. Gary Wiltz and Franklin Foundation Hospital interim Executive Director Craig Cudworth.

“Fit, Fun and Fabulous in Franklin” is set for the first Thursday in October. Franklin Foundation Hospital and Teche Action Clinic are working with local organizations and agencies to promote wellness and Franklin’s downtown from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Local officials joined together recently to announce the upcoming Fit, Fun and Fabulous in Franklin event planned on Oct. 2. The daylong event will include health screenings and lectures for men and women and physical activities as well as shopping opportunities. Seated from left are city Councilman Eugene Foulcard, Mayor Raymond Harris and Councilman Dale Rogers. Standing from left are Teche Action Clinic Medical Director Dr. Gary Wiltz and Franklin Foundation Hospital interim Executive Director Craig Cudworth.

Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship award

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert presented the 2015 Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship to J’Andrenique Taylor, a senior at West St. Mary High School. The goal of the scholarship program is to provide assistance to worthy students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Honorary Membership Program. “This scholarship program is an investment in the future and an investment in the residents of the communities we serve,” Hebert said. This year’s recipient was chosen from among 60 St. Mary Parish high school seniors who applied for the award. Taylor plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in international trade and business with the goal of becoming an entrepreneur to be able to provide jobs and services to her community.

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Sports

Berwick High School defeated Central Lafourche in Berwick Tuesday 3-1 (25-17, 18-25, 25-19, 25-20). Berwick (1-1) will continue its regular season action Thursday when it opens play in Assumption’s tournament. The squad again will face Central Lafourche at 5 p.m. before meeting Chalmette at 7 p.m. Above, coach Heather Templet talks to her team during a time out in last week’s Morgan City High School Jamboree. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Berwick High School won its home opener Tuesday with a 3-1 (25-17, 18-25, 25-19, 25-20) victory against Central Lafourche.

Lifestyle

Calvin Washington Sr. and Janairian Hawkins
--Olan Mills Photo

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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