Flores nets seven awards at LOWA conference

John Flores, The Daily Review and Banner-Tribune outdoor writer as well as a magazine freelancer, was honored with seven awards in the 2014 Excellence in Craft competition during the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association’s 69th annual conference Saturday. In the above photo, from left are Larry Reynolds, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Waterfowl Study leader; Flores; Dave Moreland, retired Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Deer Program manager and biologist; and Kell McInnis III, wildlife and fisheries foundation executive director. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Taekwondo academy holds 20th Dragon Championship

The Silver Dragon Taekwondo Academy of Morgan City held its 20th Dragon Championship at the Berwick Civic Complex on Aug. 2. About 15 schools attended and more than 120 competitors. The Silver Dragon Taekwondo Academy would like to thank its sponsors for helping make the tournament one of the best ever. Members of the Silver Dragon who took part in the tournament are, front row from left, Rashell Gomez (first in sparring), Amber Olivares (second in forms), Leslie Martinez (third in forms and second in sparring), Payton Godeaux, Huy Tran (first in forms and third in sparring), Cade Menina (first in sparring), Jeffery Esquisuel (second in forms), Justin Hamrick (second in sparring), Emmanuel Perez, Raymond Rutledge (first in forms), Jorge Martinez (first in forms and third in sparring) and Jairo Gomez (first in sparring). On the second row, from left, are Noah Castaneda, Anndy Olivares (second in forms), Sau Salinas (second in sparring), Jeremy Godeaux (first in forms and third in sparring), Zeph Aucoin, Caleb Menina (first in sparring), Elijha Brown (first in forms and sparring), Jessica Hamrick (second in forms), Isaac Aquino (first in sparring) and Blake Toups (third in forms). Standing, from left, are Brycen Verdin, Assistant Instructor Rhonda DeHart (4 Dan placed first in forms), Master Instructor Brian Rutledge (6 Dan), Ryan Davidson (third in forms) and Kacie Toups (second in forms and first in sparring). Not pictured are Tony Dunn (first in forms and second in sparring) and Michael Hartenstine. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Silver Dragon Taekwando)

Patterson Ducks Unlimited holds 30th annual banquet

Patterson Ducks Unlimited held its 30th annual membership banquet Friday at the Patterson Area Civic Center. The event featured both a silent and live auction as well as a beauty pageant. At left, an auction item is shown to the crowd. (The Daily Review/Photos by Geoff Stoute)


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