Dr. Steven McPherson has been granted a 30-day extension through April on his contract with Franklin Foundation Hospital but Dr. Donna Tesi will be in a 90-day transition period beginning Wednesday.
The Broussard-Harris Committee hosted its 11th Annual Black Achievement Award Banquet Saturday, March 14 at Broussard-Harris Recreation Center. Among the 18 honorees were Thelma Phillips, above with family, and Shirley Boykins, below with family. The theme of the evening was “Dream with a Vision, Live with a Purpose.”
A locked gate may be placed toward the end of Cotten Road to prevent trash dumping and other illegal activities that may be taking place in a wooded area between the roadway and the Intracoastal Canal.

Morgan City man receives Purple Heart

Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis, adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard, presents the Purple Heart combat decoration to Spc. Stephen E. Griffin, of Morgan City, during an official ceremony Saturday at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans. Griffin received the decoration for injuries he sustained when an improvised explosive device struck the convoy he was a member of while conducting convoy logistic operations in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 1084th Transportation Company in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
(U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Tarell J. Bilbo, 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Four Louisiana National Guardsmen, including a Morgan City man, were presented the Purple Heart combat decoration Saturday at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans.

Head Start, Breast Cancer awareness

St. Mary Community Action Agency Head Start students made “Healing Hands” banners in support of Head Start Awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness month. On Thursday, there was an official dedication to the radiation and cancer departments of Teche Regional Medical Center. One student from each center along with his father or father figure was selected to dedicate the banner to the hospital. From left, holding the banner, are David Teno, fatherhood coordinator and Jeff Beverly, director for St. Mary Community Action. From left, back row, are Debby Acosta, Oncologics Cancer Center; Marvin Young III, Baby Bear Head Start; Guy Jones Sr., Yogi Bear Head Start; Jamal Hartman, Cinderella Head Start; Ronald Billiot Jr., Tweety Bird Head Start; and Sabrina Roy, Teche Regional Medical Center. From left, front row, are James Young, Guy Jones Jr., Jamal Hartman Jr., and Ronald Billiot III.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thlelepape)

St. Mary Community Action Agency Head Start students made “Healing Hands” banners in support of Head Start Awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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Sports

The Morgan City High School girls bowling team will begin Bi Regional play Monday at Holiday Lanes in Bossier City. Morgan City is 12-1 this season. The team consists of, front row from left, Rylee Sartwell, Meghan Amador, Ali Tregle and Caroline Owens. On the back row, from left, are Alyssa Rich, Hannah Pipes, Laura Nolazco and Cayce Keton. Not pictured is Marissa Davis. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Morgan City High School girls’ bowling team and the Berwick High School boys’ bowling team both will continue their postseasons Monday as they compete in the Bi Regional round of the state bowl

Lifestyle

St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin presented keys to the parish during the St. Mary AARP March meeting. Sidney Boudreaux was honored for his 100th birthday, and St. Mary AARP Mardi Gras King and Queen Laurie Vining and Rebecca Vining were recognized. From left are Genevive and Sidney Boudreaux, St. Mary Parish Councilman Sterling Fryou, Rebecca Vining and Naquin. Laurie Vining was unable to attend.
--Mark Leonard Photos

St. Mary AARP held its monthly meeting March 2 at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center in Morgan City, home of St. Mary AARP.

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