Rodney Grogan

Candidates emphasized the need for improved infrastructure, increased tourism, continued training for police officers and focused efforts to help the school system and senior citizens in front of a crowd of about 100 people Tuesday.

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Last Saturday, The TECHE Project, a local nonprofit group working to raise awareness of the environmental, cultural, historical, and recreational values of Bayou Teche, partnered with ACA/LL Bean, St.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Paddlers, their coureurs de bois, and traveling cheering squads are coming to the Teche Country this weekend from Texas, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, California, Wisconsin and Maryland as well as all over Louisiana. What is drawing them here is the chance to race down the bayou for cash prizes, trophies and adventure.

Rodney Grogan

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Talbot joins Holy Cross as new principal

Holy Cross Elementary Principal Amanda Talbot looks on as librarian Patty Marks reads to Celine Laubach’s first grade class Wednesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

Meet Amanda Talbot, Holy Cross Elementary’s first new principal in four decades.
She replaces Mamie Bergeron who retired in May after 50 years of service, 40 of those as a principal.

TAC kicks off health center week

October was declared National Health Center Month in St. Mary Parish, Franklin and Baldwin during a proclamation signing Wednesday at Teche Action Clinic in Franklin. From back left are Paulette Lofton, Teche Action Clinic’s chief operations office; Chief Executive Officer Dr. Gary Wiltz; St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin; Franklin Mayor Raymond Harris; and Baldwin Mayor Pro-Tempore Mike Lancelin. Below, Ed “Tiger” Verdin holds a rendering of the mobile screening unit that TAC will obtain soon to further bring services to the parish.

Teche Action Clinic is observing National Health Center Week Aug. 10-16.

Presentation on Spain at Rotary Club

Morgan City Rotary Club members at a recent luncheon heard from fellow Rotarian Herman Hartman, who, with his wife, traveled to Spain and exchanged club flags with the Barcelona and Madrid Rotary clubs and spoke about their experiences in Spain. From left are Hartman and club President Carla Prejean.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members at a recent luncheon heard from fellow Rotarian Herman Hartman, who, with his wife, traveled to Spain and exchanged club flags with the Barcelona and Madrid Rotary c

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The Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships were held Saturday at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson. Class A Men’s winners, were, from left, Ricky Richard of Church Point (first), Jimmy Percle of Morgan City (second) and Alois Habetz of Lake Charles (third).

The Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships were held Saturday at Kemper Williams Park.

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Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International has newly inducted, from left, Kristin Percle, an English teacher at Berwick High School; Amber Monceaux, a social studies program manager at St.

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