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.

Scout's Vietnam project makes Pawpaw proud

Morgan City High student and Boy Scout Troop 49 member Sean Dennis presents his Eagle Project “Operation Welcome Home” Friday at the high school’s Veterans Day program. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

As much as veterans are honored and on days such as Veterans Day, it’s also a bitter reminder of the mistreatment experienced when they arrived back in the United States.

Mayon: Never forget veterans’ sacrifices

World War II veteran Jerrel Frederick, 90, of Morgan City, left, and Vietnam War veteran Phelo Keller, 70, of Verdunville, shake hands after Friday’s Veterans Day Celebration at Lawrence Park in Morgan City. The city and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4222 hosted the ceremony. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

People must never forget the sacrifices veterans have made and should continue to educate younger generations about what veterans have done to defend the country’s freedom, local Vietnam War vetera

Tribute to Tri-City veterans

At Thursday's Honoring Our Veterans luncheon in Morgan City, top photo, veterans, from left, Wilmer Lee, U.S. Air Force; James C. Nash, U.S. Army; Phelo Keller, Army; Roy Mitchell, Army; Ray E. DeFils, Air Force; and David Moore, III, Air Force, salute the flag as he national anthem is sung. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

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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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