The Bald Eagle is a Louisiana success story. The Atchafalaya Basin is the epicenter of the raptors’ recovery. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Long after the last taillight from a visitor’s car that attended the 10th Annual Eagle Expo last weekend faded down the highway, it occurred to me we’ll still be here. By that, I mean every one of us has a responsibility to take care of the little piece of eagle heaven that surrounds Berwick Bay.

Ryleigh Dunn was feeding the squirrels while enjoying the warm weather Wednesday before it came to an end this morning at the Victor Guarisco Lake End Park in Morgan City.
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Staff and wire reports Just when you thought it was safe to go back in your flip-flops. After Wednesday’s 80-degree weather, winter returned with a howl this morning. The temperature plunged into the 30s, and gusty winds raked the Tri-City area.

Patterson High School’s Nehemiah Augustus shoots while De La Salle’s David
Williams defends during Tuesday’s Class 3A Regional round playoff contest at Patterson. De La Salle knocked off Patterson 67-64 in overtime. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

De La Salle and Patterson went toe-to-toe in Class 3A regional round playoff action Tuesday, but De La Salle, the No. 10 seed defeated Patterson, the No. 7 seed, 67-64 in overtime in front of a nearly packed house. It’s the third consecutive year Patterson has lost in the second round of the playoffs.

The Bald Eagle is a Louisiana success story. The Atchafalaya Basin is the epicenter of the raptors’ recovery. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Ryleigh Dunn was feeding the squirrels while enjoying the warm weather Wednesday before it came to an end this morning at the Victor Guarisco Lake End Park in Morgan City.
Crystal Thielepape/Daily Review

Patterson High School’s Nehemiah Augustus shoots while De La Salle’s David
Williams defends during Tuesday’s Class 3A Regional round playoff contest at Patterson. De La Salle knocked off Patterson 67-64 in overtime. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Roaming boat gets secure home

The catamaran that has been drifting around Berwick Bay for nearly two weeks is towed to a secure spot by a Smith Maritime vessel Wednesday. The boat was placed on a sand bar.

The fiberglass catamaran that had been floating around Berwick Bay in the Atchafalaya River appears to have found a secure resting place.

Parish Fair awards

Kolby Presley, above, received St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show honors in La. Bred Commercial Gilt swine. Below, Hunter Champagne was awarded Champion AOB and La.

Tour du Teche announces new spring races on bayou

Members of the Chitimacha Nation steady a paddler in Tour du Teche, the 135-mile ultra-marathon down the entire length of Bayou Teche. The tribe hosts a deluxe checkpoint on its reservation near Charenton every year, cooking hot dogs and padding the concrete ramp with discarded carpet from Cypress Bayou Casino. Now the Nation is the finish line for a 20-mile race starting in New Iberia on April 18. (Gini McKain/Tour du Teche photo)

Tour du Teche Inc., will hold two one-day races for kayaks, canoes, pirogues and stand-up paddleboards this spring, one in April and one in May.

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Sports

Changes have been announced to the schedule for Friday and Saturday’s action at Berwick High School baseball’s Panther Classic.

Obituaries

May 18, 1935 — March 4, 2015
Elda Hollier, a native of Abbeville and longtime resident of Morgan City, went to her heavenly reward Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at the age of 79.

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