Morgan City High student A’mari Martin answers a question during the teen forum at the St. Mary NAACP annual Martin Luther King Jr. program at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City. Tri-City area students, from left, Kamryn Bradford of Patterson High, Fernando Torres and Tayla Weary, both of Morgan City High, listen as each respond to the moderators’ question. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Tri-City area residents, young and old, were challenged Monday to have a cause in life that requires them to overcome giant obstacles during the St. Mary NAACP’s Martin Luther King Jr. program at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City.

Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan presents Franklin Councilman Eugene Foulcard with a key to the city of Patterson during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance and March at Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Foulcard was the guest speaker during the service. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The struggle for people to live out Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence is all too real for Franklin City Councilman Eugene Foulcard and his family.
A boil water advisory has been issued for St. Mary Parish Waterworks Dist. 5. The district encompasses the area from Red Cypress Road in Patterson to the east side of Franklin including Calumet, Verdunville, Centerville and Garden City.

National Guard, local agencies meet threat of flooding head-on

St. Mary Parish Levee District Operations Manager Mike Brocato, at top, walks along a section of flood control barriers erected by members of the National Guard. The barrier is intended to prevent flooding from upriver that is expected to impact the area in coming weeks. Work also continues on the Bayou Chene flood control structure that includes driving 70-foot-long planks of metal into the canal’s bottom to block water from entering the area.

By COLIN MURPHEY

Officials look to spring as winter flood prep finishes

St. Mary Levee District Operations Manager Michael Brocato Jr., center, speaks Thursday with National Guard Maj. Jim Williams, left, and Maj. Lance Hargrave on Avoca Island. The National Guard was finishing building almost 3 miles of levees using HESCO baskets filled with sand that will help protect the area from flooding. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

As work nears completion on projects to protect the area from the winter high water, St. Mary Parish officials already have their eyes on what the spring may hold.

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With the start of the spring semester Wednesday, the defending Sun Belt Champion Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team resumed preparations for the 2017 season with spring practice at M.L.

Lifestyle

½ cup ketchup

2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar

1 lb. lean ground beef

½ lb. ground pork

½ cup baking mix

¼ tsp. pepper

¼ cup onion, finely chopped

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