Workers move dirt dug Thursday from the Hellenic property in Morgan City. The soil will be used to raise levees in the area while also providing for a canal that will lead to a new pump station. Local drainage district officials are asking voters to approve a bond proposition March 25 for the district to issue $6.25 million in bonds to pay to build the new pump station. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Drainage district leaders are asking Morgan City residents to vote March 25 for a bond proposal that they say would allow them to build a new pumping station but wouldn’t raise residents’ property taxes.
The ribbon was cut Friday at L&E Express Daiquiri, located at 1423 Joe Hoy Drive in Franklin. Owner Kirby Madison Sr. and manager Alison Jones Madison were joined by St. Mary Chamber of Commerce members and staff as well as friends, family and others for the occasion.

This is one of 25 eagles spotted by Eagle Expo participants during Saturday's boat tour along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City over the weekend. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing. “Bald eagles are doing fine in Louisiana,” said Michael Seymour of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at a Saturday morning seminar at the Petroleum Club.

They get the message

The camera didn't pick up all the letters in this warning sign Thursday on U.S. 90, but drivers got the message. work to install J-turns to replace crossovers between Calumet and Patterson on U.S. 90, with narrow or closed portions of lanes, and new 45 mph limits continues with the potential to slow traffic. Meanwhile, overpass work at Franklin is diverting traffic on eastbound U.S. 90, and the construction of an overpass at Four Corners continues to narrow lanes and reduce traffic to 55 mph. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

The work to install J-turns to replace crossovers between Calumet and Patterson on U.S.

Dentists: Take care of kids' teeth

Dental hygienist Nichole Nelkin examines 11-year-old patient Alexa Chaisson’s teeth during a routine dental cleaning visit at the office of Jane Birriel in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Tri-City area dental professionals encourage parents to begin preventive dental care as early as the infancy age range.

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Sports

Central Catholic High School will begin Division IV postseason play Monday when it travels to face Cedar Creek in Ruston in a 6 p.m. contest. Central Catholic enters the contest as the No. 11 seed, while Cedar Creek is the No. 6 seed. Both teams received first-round byes. Above, Central Catholic's Taylor Picou dribbles during regular season action against Gueydan. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Central Catholic High School girls’ basketball team will begin postseason play Monday when it travels to face Cedar Creek in a Division IV regional round contest set for 6 p.m. in Ruston.

Lifestyle

Ashley Totten and Luke Derise
--Brittany Totten Photo

Ronnie and Philomena Totten of Patterson wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie Totten, to Luke Joseph Derise, son of Joey Derise of Morgan City an

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