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.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

At the August meeting of Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Massabielle, members were recognized for perfect attendance. Recipients pictured are Pat Autrey, Sundra Deshotel, Veronica Governale, Betsy Grizzaffi, Marian Jones, Marguerite Landry, Angela Mire, Mary Rentrop, Denise Ritchie, Betty Rulf and Marie Swiber. Absent: Terrie Verret. Roses are presented and are donated by Marian Jones in memory of her sister.

At a recent meeting of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, members were recognized for 50 years of service.

Locals discuss new school law

From left, Oraline Robinson, Anna Cunningham and Beverly Polk answer discussion questions Thursday night about student success during the Louisiana Association of Educators community forum at Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Community stakeholders in education all agree that more parental involvement is needed in schools to ensure a better future for St. Mary Parish students.

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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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