The Rev. Andrew J. Simms of Lee Chapel A.M.E. Church in Morgan City speaks during the Hearts of Care banquet Saturday about building Morgan City Adult Day Care, an activity center for senior citizens. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

A group of community members hopes to bring a day care facility for senior citizens to Morgan City before the end of 2018.

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In January, St. Mary Parish students in various related programs converge on Franklin High School to demonstrate their learning and their achievements. Last weekend's event was the latest in a long tradition of that showcase.

JD3 dancer De'Iryah Green, right, practices her moves. Her troupe hopes to appear on 'Bring It!' (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Judah Dazzling Diamond Dancers – JD3 – of St. Mary Parish need the support of their community as they compete for the No. 1 spot as finalist to be on the hit television dance show “Bring It!”

J-turn work to start soon; Should cut down on worst crashes

A crossover is shown Wednesday in the Patterson area. J-turns will soon be constructed from Patterson to Berwick. J-turns are traffic safety features that prevent vehicles from cutting straight across oncoming traffic in order to go in the opposite direction. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Motorists in the Tri-City area should see work begin within the next couple of weeks along U.S. 90 to install J-turns to try to eliminate dangerous T-bone, or right angle, crashes.

Christmas open house

Above, McKynlee Grizzaffi, 1, of Morgan City, walks around from tree to tree touching ornaments in arms reach during the 21st Annual Weddell-Williams & Cypress Sawmill Christmas Tree Festival open house Tuesday night at the Louisiana State Museum near Patterson. Below, J.B. Maitland Elementary Principal’s Place Kids sing Christmas carols at the event. The festival features Christmas trees decorated by local organizations and students from St. Mary Parish Schools. Maitland Principal’s List students won first place, Stephensville Elementary placed second and St. Mary Talented Art Students followed in third place. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

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Centerville snaps Vermilion Catholic’s 5 game district winning streak 68-57. Centerville is now 12-5 on the season and 4-2 in 7-1A, while Vermilion Catholic slips to 8-4 overall and 5-1 in 7-1A.

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