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.

Detectives investigating wallet/ID theft at Bayou Vista Walmart (update)

Vehicle believed identified by St. Mary Parish sheriff's investigators as involved in a wallet theft at Walmart in Bayou Vista on Monday.
(Surveillance Photo Courtesy of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office: The suspect has been identified. Charges are pending.

Louisiana news briefs

The 12th Fast Response Cutter, the Isaac Mayo, has been delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard by Bollinger Shipyards.
(Submitted Photo Courtesy of Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger delivers cutter
LOCKPORT (AP) — Bollinger Shipyards has delivered its 12th Fast Response Cutter, the Isaac Mayo, to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Berwick officials sworn in

The Town of Berwick mayor and council were sworn in Tuesday. From left are councilmembers Duval Arthur and Damon Robison, Mayor Louis Ratcliff, and councilmembers Jacki Ackel, Troy Lombardo and Greg Roussel.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

The town’s elected officials were sworn before Tuesday’s council meeting at town hall.

Gumbo weather!

A bowl of savory gumbo can take the edge off a cold day.
(File Photo)

South Louisiana cooks typically learn to make gumbo in the kitchens of their mothers and grandmothers, creating memories and recipes handed down between generations.



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


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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