Berwick High School runs through its banner prior to its contest with Covenant Christian Academy during last week’s Morgan City High School Jamboree. Berwick will begin its season Friday when it makes the short trip across the Atchafalaya River to face Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle)

Berwick and Morgan City are looking for consistency in Friday’s season opener at Tiger Stadium in Morgan City. Berwick opened the Morgan City Jamboree with a 22-15 win against Covenant Christian Academy last week.

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.

Berwick High School runs through its banner prior to its contest with Covenant Christian Academy during last week’s Morgan City High School Jamboree. Berwick will begin its season Friday when it makes the short trip across the Atchafalaya River to face Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle)

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

May is Older Americans Month

Signing the proclamation declaring May as Senior Month are from left St. Mary Parish Paul Naquin, St. Mary Parish Council on Aging board member Verline Keenze, Baldwin Mayor Donna Lanceslin, COA supporter Deb Ferguson and Franklin Mayor Raymond Harris. Not pictured is Floyd LeBlanc, COA board member.

Since 1963, communities across the country have shown their gratitude by celebrating Older Americans Month each May.

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The Daily Review Outdoor Writer John Flores poses with a good St. Mary Parish alligator he harvested during the commercial season several years ago. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

For an animal that was once on the brink of extinction, it’s hard to believe the State of Louisiana now has a wild alligator population estimated to be some two million and growing.

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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