Jack Autrey, left, stands in front of the Spirit of Morgan City with his father, Brennan Autrey.
Submitted Photos Courtesy of Brennan Autrey

The Spirit of Morgan City shrimp boat on Brashear Avenue has a fresh coat of paint just in a time for the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, thanks to Boy Scout Jack Autrey, his fellow scouts and family.

The 2014 Patterson High School Football team (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman)

The Patterson Lumberjacks have to get solid performances from several young players in order to make a run to the Dome in 2014.
A ribbon cutting was held Saturday for Chic & Shabby Collections of Franklin. Owners Betty and Jody Veeder were joined by friends, family, vendors, local officials and Chamber of Commerce members for the occasion. The business, located at 716 Main St., is a flea market-style shop with 13 different vendors set up inside.

Jack Autrey, left, stands in front of the Spirit of Morgan City with his father, Brennan Autrey.
Submitted Photos Courtesy of Brennan Autrey

The 2014 Patterson High School Football team (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman)

Flipped 18-wheeler on U.S. 90 blocks traffic 6 hours

A tractor-trailer loaded with hay flipped on its side on the westbound lane of U.S. 90 east of the Hollywood Truck Plaza Sunday morning. The wreck blocked traffic for about six hours, Berwick Police Chief James Richard said.
(Submitted Photo Courtesy of Berwick Police Chief James Richard )

An 18-wheeler carrying 600 bales of hay flipped on its side on U.S.

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival on target for Labor Day Weekend

Hailee Thomas, of Morgan City, was crowned Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival queen and Michael Patterson, of Berwick, was named king during the festival’s coronation court on Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Patterson is president and CEO of Central Boat Rentals. He graduated from Nicholls State University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a board member and past chairman of the Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute and St. Mary Golf and Country Club, and a board member of the Lakewood Hospital Foundation and the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. He and his wife, Erin, have two children. Thomas, 19-year-old daughter of Seth and Mary Thomas, of Morgan City, is a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Morgan City. She attends the University of Louisiana at Lafayette majoring in interior design. They will reign over the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival to be held Thursday through Monday in downtown Morgan City.
)Skeet’s Photo Service)

Louisiana’s oldest chartered harvest festival is scheduled to celebrate 79 years of tradition and family fun this upcoming Labor Day Weekend, Thursday to Monday.

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Unless LSU coach Les Miles is being coy, he’s having a hard time settling on a No. 1 quarterback.

Obituaries

Funeral arrangements are pending for Patrick Cognevich, 72, a native of Buras and a resident of Amelia, who died Aug. 2, 2014, at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.

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