Berwick High School runs through its banner prior to its contest with Covenant Christian Academy during last week’s Morgan City High School Jamboree. Berwick will begin its season Friday when it makes the short trip across the Atchafalaya River to face Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle)

Berwick and Morgan City are looking for consistency in Friday’s season opener at Tiger Stadium in Morgan City. Berwick opened the Morgan City Jamboree with a 22-15 win against Covenant Christian Academy last week.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. today under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City will officially open the 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petoleum Festival. Then the king and queen will take the first ride on the Ferris wheel.

Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

The 80th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival officially begins today with a ribbon-cutting, carnival rides, and continued art show and sale. “We’re very excited to celebrate our 80th year,” said Darby Isham, executive director of Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival.

Captain Nick Rogers, Deputy Karla Meranto-Corne, and supervisor Captain Stephanie Duhon

Karla Meranto-Cornes has accepted the position of DARE Officer for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department. Meranto-Cornes recently graduated from advanced DARE Officer training held in Pineville.

Berwick High School runs through its banner prior to its contest with Covenant Christian Academy during last week’s Morgan City High School Jamboree. Berwick will begin its season Friday when it makes the short trip across the Atchafalaya River to face Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. today under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City will officially open the 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petoleum Festival. Then the king and queen will take the first ride on the Ferris wheel.

Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Captain Nick Rogers, Deputy Karla Meranto-Corne, and supervisor Captain Stephanie Duhon

Enhanced GPS technology is coming to La. paddle racers

From the mobile command center, Tour du Teche official Ray Pellerin watches the real-time progress of a team in the Chitimacha Race held last May. Using GPS technology specially designed for adventure races, TDT will be able to keep up with teams in the upcoming 275-mile Tour de la Rivière Rouge. (Photo by Ken Grissom)

Tour du Teche is putting on two new ultra marathons, Tour de la Rivière Rouge, 275 miles from Shreveport-Bossier City to Port Barre, and the 410 de Louisiane, 410 miles from Shreveport-Bossier City

Norwood is in Beijing, ready to compete in world track championships

Vernon Norwood emailed The Daily Review this photo, showing him with a world track championship banner in Beijing.

Ex-LSU track and field standout Vernon Norwood of Morgan City is looking for success now and momentum for 2016 when he begins competition in the IAAF World Championships Saturday night.

Blessing of the fleet moves to Berwick; registration required to participate in boat parade

The Rev. Greg Fratt of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morgan City blesses the fleet during the 2013 Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. The blessing of the fleet moves to Berwick this year while the Morgan City dock is being renovated.

For the first time in recent years, the annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival will be held on the Berwick side of the Atchafalaya River due to ongoing construction to im

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Obituaries

Tris Evans Matthews, 48, a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, and a resident of Morgan City, died Aug. 30, 2015, in Morgan City.

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