The area in the yellow is Morgan City’s cultural district.

The manager of the state cultural district program will be in Morgan City Wednesday to explain the benefits of the city’s new cultural district, according to a news release.
Chitimacha Tribe’s inaugural Pow Wow was held Saturday in the Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino. Visitors packed the bleachers to watch indigenous tribal dancers and drummers. There were also Native American crafts vendors, foods such as fry bread and Indian tacos and much more. Organizers called the event a great success.

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.

The area in the yellow is Morgan City’s cultural district.

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

Morgan City, Berwick team up for ‘Rock the 5th’ Saturday

Jeraldine Gros was baiting her hook while fishing the Atchafalaya River Wednesday. The quiet scene will be replaced Saturday when “Rockin’ the Fifth” is held on the riverfront. The Fourth of July weekend celebration will include fireworks at 9 p.m.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The Atchafalaya River will be lit up Saturday with a fireworks show for Morgan City’s “Rock the 5th,” which will feature live music and food for sale benefiting various causes.

Making Cents Summer Program

M C Bank’s credit analyst Whitney Vanderson presented a weeklong summer program called Making Cents. Vanderson is a member of the M C Bank’s Future Young Leaders Committee, which assisted in creating the new Making Cents Program to be presented in the elementary schools. The Mount Era community enrichment camp was held at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium under the direction of the Rev. Norman Stovall, coordinated by Patsy O’Gwin. They were in need of an additional fun educational program for their summer camp. Vanderson presented three activities geared towards the students in kindergarten through fifth grades to engage them in math; needs vs. wants; addition and multiplication bingo activities; and the importance of saving. The campers left with a better understanding of the 50 U.S. state quarters along with a refresher course in math.
(Submitted Photo)

M C Bank’s credit analyst Whitney Vanderson presented a weeklong summer program called Making Cents.

Whitney Bank donation to AARP

Whitney Bank recently made a $22,000 donation to the St. Mary Chapter of AARP. The AARP chapter formed an alliance with Whitney Bank 25 years ago. Whitney has made donations to the organization annually since that time. From left are AARP board members Jerry Fabre, Alicia Robicheaux, Joe Pizzuto; Jo Anne Bergeron, Whitney vice president; board member Bill Darce; Floyd Hymel, AARP Vice President; Jeff Blum, Whitney market president; Curtis Leonard, AARP president; AnnEtta Lombardo, AARP treasurer; and board members Myrtle McNemar and Carol Francis.
(Submitted Photo)

Whitney Bank recently made a $22,000 donation to the St. Mary Chapter of AARP. The AARP chapter formed an alliance with Whitney Bank 25 years ago.

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Sports

Morgan City Junior High volleyball coach Allise Jennings collects a donation from Patterson State Bank, presented by Asia Breaux, head teller in Morgan City. The volleyball team held its third annual walkathon Saturday and its Pink Game Thursday. The funds raised during these events will be donated to Miles Perret Cancer Services and will be dispersed to families in the area undergoing cancer treatment that may be in need of assistance.

Lifestyle

Steve and Liz Ellison were presented a Patterson Garden Club Yard of the Month Award for October. The Ellisons’ yard has a display of azaleas, nandinas, hollies, camellias, begonias and Lily of the Nile.
(Submitted Photo)

Steve and Liz Ellison were presented a Patterson Garden Club Yard of the Month Award for October.

Obituaries

Dane C. Walker

Funeral services were held today, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grosse Tete for Dane C. Walker, 55, who died at 10:15 a.m.

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