Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger explains the rules of his invention Captains of the Gulf board game at The Daily Review office. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger’s dream turned into reality has the attention of board game connoisseurs worldwide. A prototype even sits on the desk of a potential publisher in Europe.

Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.

Taylor takes over as school board president

Former St. Mary Parish School Board president Ginger Griffin, second to the left, passes the gavel to newly elected board president Michael Taylor at Thursday’s monthly meeting. They are joined, at left, by Superintendent Leonard Armato and newly elected board vice president William “Bill” McCarty, far right. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

CENTERVILLE–St. Mary Parish School Board elected new officers Thursday during its monthly meeting.

Como named Outstanding Graduate

Eight UL Lafayette seniors have been recognized as Outstanding Graduates. Seated from left, are: Amélie Desormeaux, College of Liberal Arts; Angelle Patout, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions; Casey Dugas B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration; and Nataly Kruh Elendt, College of the Arts. Standing, from left, are: Dr. Joseph Savoie, UL Lafayette president; Amanda Sphar, College of Education; Juliane Mahoney, Ray P. Authement College of Sciences; and Benjamin Como, College of Engineering. Not pictured is Erica Didier, University College.

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Benjamin Brady Como named the Outstanding Graduate for the College of Engineering for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s winter graduation ceremony.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now. I’m happily married with two beautiful children.

Obituaries

Shirley Price Giroir, 95, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Patterson Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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