Patterson picked up its first win of the season Friday with a 41-20 victory against Vandebilt Catholic. The win also was the first of new coach Chad Blanchard’s head coaching career. Above, Patterson’s Mykel Jones runs with the football, while teammate Nehemiah Augustus follows. Jones led the Lumberjacks’ receivers and also had two touchdowns in the win. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The Patterson Lumberjacks got their first win of the season with an emphatic 41-20 victory against Vandebilt Friday. The win also was the initial one for first-year Patterson head coach Chad Blanchard. In the win, Tristen Ausama and Mykel Jones put up big numbers to lead Patterson’s offense.

Kevin Rankin

Actor Kevin Rankin, originally from Morgan City, will portray a clergyman in Fox’s 10-Part murder mystery, “Gracepoint,” premiering Thursday. Rankin, 38, is the son of Tom and Pam Rankin, of Morgan City.

Laura Rentrop teaches an English class this morning at Berwick Junior High School. In her hand is one of the novels purchased with the school’s portion of the $12,000 donated by the St. Mary Foundation.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Junior high students across the parish are reading novels this school year bought with $12,000 donated by the St. Mary Community Foundation.

Patterson picked up its first win of the season Friday with a 41-20 victory against Vandebilt Catholic. The win also was the first of new coach Chad Blanchard’s head coaching career. Above, Patterson’s Mykel Jones runs with the football, while teammate Nehemiah Augustus follows. Jones led the Lumberjacks’ receivers and also had two touchdowns in the win. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Kevin Rankin

Laura Rentrop teaches an English class this morning at Berwick Junior High School. In her hand is one of the novels purchased with the school’s portion of the $12,000 donated by the St. Mary Foundation.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Just in time for fall: Some Basin campers may win a cap

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is offering “I Went Wild” caps to campers who send in a photo of their visit to primitive campsites in the Atchafalaya Basin.
(Submitted Photo courtesy La. Department of Natural Resources)

Thirty primitive camping sites await visitors to the Atchafalaya Basin and for some campers who tell about their experience, the trip may literally have a cap on it.

Swiftships awarded $18M Navy contract

Two 35-meter patrol vessels are pictured in dry dock about a month ago in Iraq for repairs by Swiftships.
(Submitted Photo courtesy of Swiftships)

The Pentagon says two Louisiana companies have Navy contracts worth a total of $26.8 million, including an $18 million contract for Swiftships to maintain and support Iraqi vessels, according to an

Tolls possible to complete I-49 South

Tolls are considered to complete Interstate 49 from Lafayette to New Orleans. The photo was taken this morning on U.S. 90 in Berwick on the westbound lane.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

A state-funded feasibility study finds tolls starting at 18 cents a mile could pay from one-quarter to one-half of the more than $3 billion price tag to complete I-49 South from Lafayette to New Or

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The current exhibit, Handcrafted Treasures from the Louisiana Crafts Guild, at Louisiana State Museum — Patterson features art by Louisiana artisans such as hand-carved puppets by Alice Wallace, foreground. Among the many people attending the exhibits opening on Thursday were, foreground from left, Polly Rolman-Smith, Louisiana State Museum curator of science and technology; Miles Peterson, Louisiana Crafts Guild president; and Emma Hughes, guild board member. The yearlong exhibit will be on display 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free.
--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears photos

Obituaries

Wildon “Billy” Paul Gros Sr.

February 20, 1939 — September 28, 2014
Wildon “Billy” Paul Gros Sr., of Amelia, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 28, 2014, at the age of 75, after a brief illness.

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