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.

Franklin teams honored

The Franklin City Council and Mayor Raymond Harris Jr. honored the Franklin All-Stars eight, 10, 11 and 12 year-olds for their achievements in Dixie Youth Softball this year. Mayor Harris presented each member in attendance at the council meeting Tuesday with a certificate. Photos do not include all team meetings due to limited space inside council chambers.

Tourism official: Flood shows La.’s resiliency

Doug Bourgeois, director of the Byways collection for the state Office of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, speaks Wednesday during the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Recent widespread flooding in parts of south Louisiana will once again show residents’ resiliency and the state’s great outdoor opportunities for visitors, a state tourism official said Wednesday.

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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.

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DEAR ABBY: I bought my 11-year-old daughter a cellphone. My ex does not approve. We have been divorced for six years, and he still can’t get over it. He despises me.

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