More than 50 barbecue enthusiasts participated in St. Mary Chamber of Commerce-sponsored cook-off that featured competitive cooking teams, corporate teams and St. Mary Parish teams, and a children’s competition. The many teams included Smokin’ D’s Barbecue, top photo, composed of Chris Watts, left, and DeWitt Watts. (The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears)

Rain early on Saturday didn’t dampen the turnout or the cooks’ spirits during the Fifth Annual Bayou BBQ Bash held under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City. More than 50 barbecue enthusiasts participated in St. Mary Chamber of Commerce-sponsored cook-off that featured competitive cooking teams, corporate teams and St.
The bats were busy at Alexandria on Saturday, and when the dust cleared Franklin All Stars 10U had a 12-10 win over West Carroll in six innings. The teams combined for 26 hits, including nine extra base hits. The game was back-and-forth heading into the sixth, with eight lead changes.

Bad Influence Alterations held a benefit car show and sound competition Saturday for Franklin Senior High School’s athletic department. The event raised $1,000, and there were 10-15 sound competition participants and 15- 20 car show participants. Organizers say the event may become annual. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

More than 50 barbecue enthusiasts participated in St. Mary Chamber of Commerce-sponsored cook-off that featured competitive cooking teams, corporate teams and St. Mary Parish teams, and a children’s competition. The many teams included Smokin’ D’s Barbecue, top photo, composed of Chris Watts, left, and DeWitt Watts. (The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears)

Bad Influence Alterations held a benefit car show and sound competition Saturday for Franklin Senior High School’s athletic department. The event raised $1,000, and there were 10-15 sound competition participants and 15- 20 car show participants. Organizers say the event may become annual. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

Meeting the cooks; Event kicks offs BBQ Bash

Paul Cheramie of Sewart Supply’s barbecue team sets out rib samples during Thursday’s Bayou BBQ Bash Kick-Off Party at Hampton Inn & Suites in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A few cooks in this weekend’s fifth annual Bayou BBQ Bash gave visitors a taste Thursday of what they can expect during the barbecue competition in Morgan City when 57 teams will vie for the title

Time to beat the heat: Don't skimp on precautions in this weather

BNSF employees Eric McNamara, signal maintainer, left, and David Ventress, signal inspector, perform routine maintenance at the railroad crossing on Veterans Boulevard in Patterson. They were out early this morning, before the mercury began its climb into the 90s. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

High temperatures and even higher indices are expected for another week in the Tri-City area. And no one is exempt from the need for preventative measures to beat the heat.

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Former Berwick High School standout Audwin “Popsii” Williams signed a national letter of intent to play college football at Wayne State College in Nebraska Friday. Seated, front row from left, are Error Whitehead, grandmother; Lawrence Carbin, dad; Williams; Chyral Whitehead, mom; Adrienne Broussard, aunt and Marion Williams, grandmother. Standing from left are Tamera Whitehead and Tia Whitehead, sisters; Keon Carbin, brother; Buffy Fegenbush, Berwick High School principal and Eric Holden, Berwick head coach. Not pictured is Audwin Williams Sr., Williams’ dad.
--The Daily Review/Corwin Murray

Former Berwick High School standout Audwin “Popsii” Williams hopes he started a new trend Friday by signing a national letter of intent to play college football at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb

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St. Mary Parish 4-H Agents Adriana Drusini and Jenni Ducote announced that three St. Mary Parish 4-H members were awarded 4-H scholarships this school year.

Obituaries

June 3, 1923- July 21, 2016
Herbert Henry Estave, 93, a resident of Berwick, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at Teche Regional Medical Center.

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