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.

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

Nicholls Alumni Awards for Excellence

The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation held its Alumni Awards for Excellence March 26 on the Nicholls campus in Thibodaux. The awards ceremony is held each year to honor alumni and students who have contributed to the university and their community. The 2014 Nicholls State University Hall of Fame awards also were announced at the event, which recognize students with both scholastic and service-oriented excellence. In the front row, left, are Nicholls President Bruce Murphy and Hall of Fame honorees Nicole Doherty of Jacksonville, Fla.; Jacob Foret of Houma; Lanie Detiveaux of Houma; Katherine Gianelloni of Donaldsonville; Brittany Chiasson of Napoleonville; Melissa Cloutet of Bush; Olabisi Akingbola of Nigeria; Rusty Bruce of Cut Off; and Erin Bonvillain of Houma. Back row, from left, are Hall of Fame honorees Brandon Naquin of Bourg, Tanner Thibodeaux of Thibodaux, Jason Ray of Thibodaux, Victoria Verdun of Natchitoches, Chelsie Bergeron of Pierre Part, Jordan Hanberry of River Ridge and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Eugene Dial. Not pictured is Hall of Fame honoree Elizabeth Mateer of Rockwall, Texas.
(Submitted Photo)

The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation held its Alumni Awards for Excellence March 26 on the Nicholls campus in Thibodaux.

Rotary Club cookbook

Morgan City Rotary Club members received an advertisement for the club’s upcoming cookbook from Morgan City Bank at a recent luncheon. From left representing Morgan City Bank is Rotarian Karen Froreich and cookbook project director Cherie Laiche.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members received an advertisement for the club’s upcoming cookbook from Morgan City Bank at a recent luncheon.

Louisiana news briefs

Bayou Corne sinkhole. Photo courtesy of the Assumption Parish government.

Murphy to be inaugurated Thursday at Nicholls
THIBODAUX (AP) — Nicholls State University is preparing for the official inauguration of its new president.

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THIBODAUX _ The Franklin Senior High School Hornets suffered a 48-6 District 9-3A loss to the E. D. White Cardinals here Friday in Thibodaux.

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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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