A package of synthetic marijuana seized by Morgan City police
(Photo courtesy of Morgan City Police Department)

The local emergency room has seen what doctors describe as an “alarming increase” in patients using synthetic marijuana, and police say that while it’s been in the area for a number of years, its use is on the rise in the Tri-City area.

Bridgett Bassa, LPN, is giving Cedric LaFleur his annual flu shot at Dr. Robert Blereau’s office in Morgan City on Wednesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

While it’s still early in the season, 16 cases of the flu were reported by Teche Regional Medical Center’s emergency room between Sept. 1 and Tuesday. Sabrina Roy, hospital spokeswoman, said the 11 cases in September and five in October are not indicative of a spike in disease.

A package of synthetic marijuana seized by Morgan City police
(Photo courtesy of Morgan City Police Department)

Bridgett Bassa, LPN, is giving Cedric LaFleur his annual flu shot at Dr. Robert Blereau’s office in Morgan City on Wednesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Synthetic marijuana use is on the rise in Tri-City area

A package of synthetic marijuana seized by Morgan City police
(Photo courtesy of Morgan City Police Department)

The local emergency room has seen what doctors describe as an “alarming increase” in patients using synthetic marijuana, and police say that while it’s been in the area for a number of years, its u

Morgan City High students visit Rotary meeting

Morgan City Rotary Club members hosted Morgan City High School students Reagan Daigle, Callie Breaux and Shayna Furneaux at a recent luncheon where the students spoke about their school activities and education plans. From left are, Rotary student visit director Kim Hernandez, Daigle, Breaux and Furneaux.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members hosted Morgan City High School students Reagan Daigle, Callie Breaux and Shayna Furneaux at a recent luncheon where the students spoke about their school activities

Respiratory Care Week at Teche Regional

Respiratory Care Week will be celebrated Oct. 19 to 25 at Teche Regional Medical Center. The week is dedicated to supporting the professionals who have been referred to as the “silent heroes” of the medical world, a news release stated. Respiratory therapists treat people with disorders affecting the heart and lung systems such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders and trauma. The combined cardiopulmonary staff at Teche Regional Medical Center has more than 200 years of experience. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22, there will be an opportunity to view the services and equipment available to help therapists meet the needs of patients. There will also be therapists present to help answer questions and distribute literature at that time. From left, Jason Boudreaux, RRT; Jerry Daigle, CRT; Lindsey Foret, CRT; Raymond Pisani, RRT, cardiopulmonary director and president of the Louisiana Society of Respiratory Care; Rachel Torres, CRT; Hannah Stadalis, CRT; and Maria Gaudet, RRT.
(Submitted Photo)

Respiratory Care Week will be celebrated Oct. 19 to 25 at Teche Regional Medical Center.

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Roxanne Brown, left, Louisiana coordinator for Quilts of Valor, recently gave a lecture to the Bayou Belle Quilters Association.

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Jerry John Perera

December 8, 1932 — October 16, 2014
Jerry John Perera, born in Franklin and a resident of Lafayette, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at the age of 81.

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