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.

Early voting nears 1,800 in St. Mary Parish

Joan Simon, a commissioner at the St. Mary Parish Registrar of Voters Office in Morgan City, assists Pat Stansbury and Kim Stansbury with signing in to cast their vote today. Early voting continues through Saturday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Early voting totals in St. Mary Parish neared 1,800 ballots cast through the third day of voting Tuesday, Registrar of Voters Jolene Holcombe said in a news release.

HOBY Ambassador chosen

Mayavellie Bochas was selected by Central Catholic High School to be a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador. HOBY Ambassadors are high school students selected as representatives from their high schools because they have demonstrated the potential to lead others. Founded in 1958 by veteran actor Hugh O’Brian, HOBY’s mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower individuals to achieve their highest potential. O’Brian set out to help young people make a difference and become positive catalysts for change — in the home, school, workplace, and community. HOBY now has more than 355,000 alumni. Bochas is a sophomore at Central Catholic High School. (Submitted Photo)

Berwick Junior High sends care packages to soldiers

Berwick Junior High’s Student Council and seventh-grade American history class recently collected items for care packages to send to soldiers overseas. Some of the participating students are Chase Roberts, kneeling, and on middle row, Katelyn Richard, Justin Baltes, Seth Canty, Devin Leblanc and Randi Joubert. On the back row are Landon Harris, Natalie Bourgeois, Alyssa Gray, Lauren Cantrelle and Isabella Lodrigue. (Submitted Photo)

Community action agency receives donation

Carol Bethea, left, and Suzanne Ramagos, center, Family Service workers with St. Mary/Vermilion Community Action Agency, received a donation from Patterson State Bank presented by Pamela Manuel, the bank’s Community Outreach manager. The donation will be used for the Adopt-A- Family program held annually to help provide a better Christmas to under privileged families in the area. (Submitted Photo)

Berwick Junior High Operation Christmas Child

Berwick Junior High’s Student Council, 4-H and Anime clubs collected items for Operation Christmas Child. Students were able to pack 73 boxes that will be sent to children in need around the world. In the front row are Randi Joubert, Katie Taylor, Jordan Gallegos, Ryan Domingue, Alyssa Gray and Kennedy Hill. In the back row are Cody Williams, Emily Roy, Shalyn Leonard, Rustin Scarbrough, Kamryn Dehart, Scott Price, Natalie Bourgeois, Katie Conrad, Patricia Lloyd, Madeline Bourgeois, Isabella Lodrigue, Miranda Rodriquez and Dylan Lambert. (Submitted Photo)



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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