Morgan City High S chool's Sh'diamond Holly hits against the defense of Berwick's Mary Jordan Melancon, left and Sydney Aucoin during the teams' District 8-III opener in Berwick Tuesday. Morgan City won the match 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 17-25, 25-18). Morgan City hit the court again this weekend at Riverside Academy's Tournament, while Berwick will host Vandebilt Catholic in a district action Thursday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City defeated Berwick, 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 17-25, 25-18), in a mild upset in District 8-III play at Berwick Tuesday. Morgan City (5-10 overall, 1-0 in district) came into the contest ranked No. 24 in the latest Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division III power rankings, while Berwick (7-10, 0-1) is ranked No. 21.

Isaac White, a 2015 Patterson High School graduate, appears in several episodes of the drama "Queen Sugar" on the Oprah Winfrey Network. White will appear in episode six Oct. 5, episode 11 Nov. 9, episode 12 Nov. 16, and episode 13 Nov. 23. He also appeared in episode three Sept. 14 and episode four Sept. 21. (The Daily Review/file photo)

A 2015 Patterson High School graduate appears in several episodes of the new drama “Queen Sugar” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. “Queen Sugar” premiered Sept. 6-7 on OWN. The series airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
A so-called sentinel chicken in Patterson has tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to Cajun Mosquito Control. The company quotes the Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab.

Morgan City High S chool's Sh'diamond Holly hits against the defense of Berwick's Mary Jordan Melancon, left and Sydney Aucoin during the teams' District 8-III opener in Berwick Tuesday. Morgan City won the match 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 17-25, 25-18). Morgan City hit the court again this weekend at Riverside Academy's Tournament, while Berwick will host Vandebilt Catholic in a district action Thursday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Isaac White, a 2015 Patterson High School graduate, appears in several episodes of the drama "Queen Sugar" on the Oprah Winfrey Network. White will appear in episode six Oct. 5, episode 11 Nov. 9, episode 12 Nov. 16, and episode 13 Nov. 23. He also appeared in episode three Sept. 14 and episode four Sept. 21. (The Daily Review/file photo)

Bear Festival, Wooden Boat Show weekend brings visitors to Franklin

The Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival and the Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show brought vendors, music, fun activities and classic wooden watercraft to Franklin last weekend. Bear Festival attendees were treated to a fireworks show Saturday evening, at top. At center, Lewis Graham, of Lafayette, was among the participants at the wooden boat show with the mahogany runabout he built himself. At bottom, there were many vendors of food, crafts and refreshments along the Bear Festival thruway. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

UBS seeks blood donors to overcome summer slump

Stewart West of Berwick donates blood Thursday at United Blood Services in Morgan City. UBS says it needs blood donations, especially those with negative-type blood, because the economic downturn has made the usual summertime drop in donations even worse. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

About 20 years ago, Stewart West of Berwick was in a car accident. He needed a pint of blood. Now he donates blood as often as he can.

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Morgan City High S chool's Sh'diamond Holly hits against the defense of Berwick's Mary Jordan Melancon, left and Sydney Aucoin during the teams' District 8-III opener in Berwick Tuesday. Morgan City won the match 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 17-25, 25-18). Morgan City hit the court again this weekend at Riverside Academy's Tournament, while Berwick will host Vandebilt Catholic in a district action Thursday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City defeated Berwick, 3-1 (25-22, 25-21, 17-25, 25-18), in a mild upset in District 8-III play at Berwick Tuesday.

Obituaries

Mary Margaret Robicheaux LaCoste
February 1, 1950 — September 25, 2016
Mary Margaret Robicheaux LaCoste, 66, a resident of Amelia, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at her home.

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