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.

Jean Gros repairs a net Monday on the Cajun Pride shrimp boat docked on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Monday may have just been another day at work for Jean Gros, but it also marked an anniversary of a trade he has done for more than six decades.

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)

Jean Gros repairs a net Monday on the Cajun Pride shrimp boat docked on the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Local events

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, above, serves at the AARP’s monthly dinner and bingo night held at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center in Morgan City.

Bayou Vista donation

Teresa Rappmundt, left, senior vice president and secretary of Patterson State Bank, presents a donation to Bayou Vista Elementary School Principal Claire Guarisco on behalf of the bank. The funds will be used to provide prizes for raffles that are held at the end of every nine-week period at school. Students with honor roll, principal’s list, perfect attendance, and good behavior are entered into the drawing for a chance to receive the grand prize.
(Submitted Photo)

Teresa Rappmundt, left, senior vice president and secretary of Patterson State Bank, presents a donation to Bayou Vista Elementary School Principal Claire Guarisco on behalf of the bank.

Drug take-back

Austin Blair of Morgan City was one of the participants in Saturday’s National Take-Back Initiative coordinated locally by Morgan City Police Department, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s office and Walgreens. Blair hands a bag of expired pharmaceuticals to Jill Ward, Walgreens manager. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office collected 24.9 pounds of drugs between its two drop-off locations in Berwick and Jeanerette, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Traci Landry said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Diane Miller Fears)

Austin Blair of Morgan City was one of the participants in Saturday’s National Take-Back Initiative coordinated locally by Morgan City Police Department, St.

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Intenz celosia provides beautiful flowers in the fall landscape.
--Allen Owings photo

HAMMOND — As we enter fall, many home gardeners consider adding new plants to dress up the landscape.

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