Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger explains the rules of his invention Captains of the Gulf board game at The Daily Review office. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger’s dream turned into reality has the attention of board game connoisseurs worldwide. A prototype even sits on the desk of a potential publisher in Europe.

Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.

Sheriff’s academy graduates

From top left, Deputy Eriq Blanchard of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received the Physical Fitness Award for the highest score in athletic performance; Officer Jordan Fabre of the Nicholls Police Department received the Firearms Performance (Top Gun) Award for the highest score in firearms performance; and Deputy Ryan Aucoin of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office was presented with the John Kahl Sr. Award of Excellence. This award is presented to a deputy who achieves the highest academic scores. Below, from back left, are Jared Palmature, SMPSO; Ryan Veillion, SMPSO; Eriq Blanchard, SMPSO; Aaron Fetty, SMPSO; McCloures Manuel, Franklin Police Department; Latanuia Perry, Jeanerette Police Department; Jimmy Stinnett, SMPSO; Ryan Aucoin, SMPSO; and Jordan Fabre, Nicholls Police Department.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy graduated nine of the 12 cadets who began training in February.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now. I’m happily married with two beautiful children.

Obituaries

Shirley Price Giroir, 95, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Patterson Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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