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.

Tourist center to temporarily close for levee work

The Cajun Coast welcome center in Morgan City is scheduled to temporarily close starting Feb. 22 because of levee work that will be going on in front of the building. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Parish tourism officials are planning to temporarily close the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau Welcome and Interpretative Center in Morgan City because of construction on the Morgan City

Speaking of Speechmaking: Local people hope to form Toastmasters chapter

At right, Maria Izaguirre , speaks spontaneously about an improvised topic “What’s your greatest talent?” presented by Table Topics Master Joyce Williams during the St. Mary Toastmasters meeting on Wednesday at the chamber of commerce building. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

A group of local speakers hope to establish a St. Mary Toastmasters Chapter club by mid-February. For this to happen, the group needs 20 members.

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The 13th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team couldn’t overcome miscues Tuesday night as the squad dropped a 3-1 decision to Nicholls in a non-conference game at Ray. E. Didier Field.

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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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