Rodney Grogan

Candidates emphasized the need for improved infrastructure, increased tourism, continued training for police officers and focused efforts to help the school system and senior citizens in front of a crowd of about 100 people Tuesday.

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.

Rodney Grogan

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)

Shrimp & Petroleum Festival kicks off

Wilma Sallee was unloading her trailer under the bridge on Wednesday for the 79th Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. Signs Four Design is one of the 185 vendors that will be participating in the arts and crafts show. The festival opens at 5 p.m. today and runs through Monday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The 79th Annual Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival kicks off today in Morgan City.

Late registration for TDT-V

Joe Geisinger of Austin, Texas, and Mike Dey of Schertz, Texas, beach their USCA C2 racing canoe at Franklin after the 59-mile slog from St. Martinville on the second day of Tour du Teche IV in 2013. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Tour du Teche V, marathon races for kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and pirogues, begins Friday, Oct. 3, at Port Barre, La.

Dr. Walter Daniels recognized at Teche Regional Medical Center

Teche Regional Medical Center presented Dr. Walter Daniels a plaque on Tuesday for his dedication to the medical profession and service to the community. Daniels is retiring. Those present were Cheryl Vellion, surgery; Joy Burns, human resources; Julie Domino, physician liaison; Patti Givens, medical staff coordinator; Tabby Lipari, women services director; Raymond Pisani, cardiopulmonary director; Butch Frazier, Teche Regional CEO; Daniels; John Ditch, behavior health director; Mary Loupe, case management; Ken Ekiss, pharmacy director; Holly Gaudet, clinical informatics coordinator; Don Kight, assistant administrator; and Sabrina Roy, marketing director.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Teche Regional Medical Center presented Dr. Walter Daniels a plaque on Tuesday for his dedication to the medical profession and service to the community.

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The Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships were held Saturday at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson. Class A Men’s winners, were, from left, Ricky Richard of Church Point (first), Jimmy Percle of Morgan City (second) and Alois Habetz of Lake Charles (third).

The Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships were held Saturday at Kemper Williams Park.

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Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International has newly inducted, from left, Kristin Percle, an English teacher at Berwick High School; Amber Monceaux, a social studies program manager at St.

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