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.

Officers on alert during holiday

Shantell Mendez bags fireworks for customers in Stephensville on Tuesday. While fireworks are legal in portions of neighboring St. Martin Parish, they're banned in St. Mary.
(The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The Louisiana State Police and St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office will be on alert during the New Year’s holidays to ensure residents’ safety as they travel.

Giving to Toys for Tots

Students from Central Catholic High School recently participated in the Marine Corp Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. Members of the National Junior Honor Society encouraged students to bring in a new toy to provide gifts for disadvantaged children. Kneeling from left are CCHS students Terre’Yan Johnson, Madison Blanchard, Chloe Rivere and Macy Sims. Standing: Coy Ribardi, Issac Bochas, Bryce Grizzaffi, Lindsee Case, Ali Comeaux, Emma Thomas and Cade Boutte. (Submitted Photo)

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Morgan City High School fell in first-round Class 4A playoff action at Rayne High School Thursday, 74-55. No individual stats were submitted today. Look for more in Monday's newspaper. Morgan City finished its season with a 9-12 mark. Above, Morgan City's Twanna LeBeau shoots during regular season action against Ellender. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

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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