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.

(Updated) 2017 Cypress Sawmill Festival canceled

Farm Bureau Queen Rebecca Simoneaux and Sugar Festival Queen Mary Claire Simoneaux practice log rolling during the 2013 Cypress Sawmill Festival. The festival committee announced Wednesday that they have canceled the 2017 festival due to declining revenues and uncooperative weather the past few years. Officials are leaving open the possibility of resurrecting the festival another year. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Organizers of the Cypress Sawmill Festival near Patterson have made the decision to not hold the festival, normally held in April, in 2017.

Santa's helpers

The East St. Mary Parish Chapter of Junior Auxiliary recently hosted its Fourth Annual Santa’s Workshop. The event took place Dec. 3 at the Morgan City High School Multi-Purpose Building.

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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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