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)

Teachers hear about retirement options

The Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana Public Information Office Jerri Mack discusses retirement options and eligibility requirements to St. Mary Parish School employees during a workshop held at the Central Office Complex. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

CENTERVILLE — St. Mary Parish School District employees sat in a workshop Monday preparing for the next phase of their lives, retirement.

COC scholarship support

Every year, the 16th Judicial District Attorney and his staff help the St. Mary Chamber raise funds for the Charlie Roe Scholarship Fund. Businesses across the parish donate items for auction that will benefit graduating students that have chosen to further their education. This year the chamber asked the students to “Pay it forward” by donating an item that they made to help fund a scholarship for next year. The art class at Hanson Memorial High School donated a hand painted stool. From left are Iris Sharpe, office manager at the Franklin Chamber Office; Donna F. Meyer, chamber president; Jacqueline Switzer and Shaye Polito, both juniors and art 1 students at Hanson Memorial High School; and Eugina Price, chamber finance director.

June Franklin cleanup crew

The City of Franklin, represented by Jeremy Smith, Jerome Roche Jr. and Arlana Shields, was the June sponsor of the Franklin cleanup. They were joined in the effort by Rita Champagne, Laura Finan, Ella Hamilton, Didi Battle, Marguerite Robinson, Raymond Hebert, Diana Alexander, A.D. Alexander, Kyron Wingate, Ahmaad Alexander and Leila Prevost. The crew cleaned up on Teche Drive, Martin Luther King Boulevard, around the Teche Theater and the courthouse rear area. Franklin Foundation supplied gloves, trash bags and grabbers, while Argus Spa supplied water.

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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

Lifestyle

Kaeley Hill
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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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