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.

Economist: Obamacare needs changes

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Economist Michael Bertaut speaks the St. Mary Industrial Group's meeting Monday. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The federal government’s health insurance marketplace is in need of major structural changes to get costs under control, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana economist.

Cuts make Stuff the Bus more ‘beneficial than ever’

Members of the Patterson community held a Stuff the Bus school supplies drive Saturday in the parking lot of Family Dollar in Patterson. From left, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan is pictured with Hattie Watts teachers Fran Lantz and Tonya Hills holding supplies collected during the drive. Other participants in the drive are shown inside the bus holding school supplies. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Saturday’s Stuff the Bus in Patterson marked the fifth year of the drive. This year’s drive had a special importance.

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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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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Ivy confronted Quinn after seeing her in the steam room with Ridge, and Quinn insisted she has no feelings for Ridge.

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