Gov. John Bel Edwards greets people at Cypress Bayou Casino in Charenton after speaking during Monday's Senior Citizens Educational Seminar hosted by the 16th Judicial District Attorney's Office. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Gov. John Bel Edwards told a group of about 1,000 senior citizens Monday that he’s committed to continuing to fund councils on aging, transportation services and other resources seniors need.

Patterson High School’s Matt Dardeau, left, prepares to block on a play being run by quarterback Dillan Giandelone, center, and running back Daijon Richard, right, during the Lumberjacks’ 8-7 victory against Morgan City at the
Morgan City High School Jamboree Friday at Tiger Stadium. Patterson finished 2-0 in jamboree action, also knocking off Berwick, 14-6. Patterson will open its season Friday when it travels to face Central Lafourche. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Patterson scored with just seconds remaining on the clock to upend Morgan City in the nightcap of the Morgan City Jamboree Friday at Tiger Stadium. Trailing 7-0 with less than 2 minutes left in the game’s 15-minute quarter, Patterson running back Dajon Richard had a long run to the Morgan City 6-yard line.

The 2016 Berwick High School football team (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

First-year Berwick High School football coach Eric Holden said he has a lot of talented players. He just needs to see them be consistent.

Gov. John Bel Edwards greets people at Cypress Bayou Casino in Charenton after speaking during Monday's Senior Citizens Educational Seminar hosted by the 16th Judicial District Attorney's Office. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Patterson High School’s Matt Dardeau, left, prepares to block on a play being run by quarterback Dillan Giandelone, center, and running back Daijon Richard, right, during the Lumberjacks’ 8-7 victory against Morgan City at the
Morgan City High School Jamboree Friday at Tiger Stadium. Patterson finished 2-0 in jamboree action, also knocking off Berwick, 14-6. Patterson will open its season Friday when it travels to face Central Lafourche. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The 2016 Berwick High School football team (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

River to crest at 7.5 feet March 18

St. Mary Levee District Executive Director Tim Matte speaks during Thursday's levee district meeting in Berwick. Matte said officials expect the Atchafalaya River to crest at 7.5 feet March 18 in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

More high water is headed down the Atchafalaya River with a 7.5-foot crest in Morgan City projected March 18, St. Mary Levee District Executive Director Tim Matte said Thursday.

Chamber recognizes St. Mary Outreach for 30 years of service

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner accepts a plaque from St. Mary Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bob Harrison recognizing St. Mary Outreach for 30 years in service. The award was presented during the Chamber’s legislative breakfast today.

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner accepts a plaque from St. Mary Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bob Harrison recognizing St. Mary Outreach for 30 years in service.

Legislators: Most of budget gap closed, but still disappointed

State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, speaks this morning at the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce’s legislative breakfast. Next to Allain are Rep. Beryl Amedee, R-Gray, and Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin. The Legislature finished its three-week special budget session Wednesday filling all but $32 million of the 2015-16 budget shortfall. The state still has about an $800 million projected shortfall for the 2016-17 fiscal year, Allain said. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Area legislators left the state’s special legislative session Wednesday frustrated despite the Legislature closing all but roughly $30 million of the state’s budget gap for the next four months, se

South Louisiana crop dusters gather in Jennings for clinic

Brent Broussard, above left, a pesticide inspector with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, monitors the speed of a helicopter during an agriculture aviation fly-in clinic Wednesday at the Jennings Airport. Mike Satterfield of Cane Helicopter Services in Franklin was piloting the helicopter. For wet testing, above right, small pieces of paper were mounted on rods in a pattern on the ground. Pilots then flew over the spread, spraying water with red dye over the arrangement.

When most people think crop dusting, yellow airplanes buzzing low over rice fields come to mind, but those aren’t the only craft used for taking care of agriculture crops.

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Patterson High School’s Matt Dardeau, left, prepares to block on a play being run by quarterback Dillan Giandelone, center, and running back Daijon Richard, right, during the Lumberjacks’ 8-7 victory against Morgan City at the
Morgan City High School Jamboree Friday at Tiger Stadium. Patterson finished 2-0 in jamboree action, also knocking off Berwick, 14-6. Patterson will open its season Friday when it travels to face Central Lafourche. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Patterson scored with just seconds remaining on the clock to upend Morgan City in the nightcap of the Morgan City Jamboree Friday at Tiger Stadium.

Lifestyle

DEAR ABBY: I recently retired after 26 years of working with a professional partner of the opposite sex. Now my wife expects me to cut off all communication with her.

Obituaries

May 29, 1947-August 26, 2016
Talley O. “Tod” Dosier, 69, a resident of Berwick, passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

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