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)

Donation to Bayou Vista Elementary

Pamela Mahaffey, left, secretary for Bayou Vista Elementary, accepts a donation from Patterson State Bank presented by Cindy Cart, assistant vice-president. Bayou Vista Elementary will hold its annual school carnival Nov. 15 and will use funds donated by local businesses to purchase a variety of items to be used during the event.
(Submitted Photo)

Pamela Mahaffey, left, secretary for Bayou Vista Elementary, accepts a donation from Patterson State Bank presented by Cindy Cart, assistant vice-president.

Morgan City Rotary Club

Morgan City Rotary Club members learned about a cooperative project between USA Rotary Clubs coordinated by the Morgan City Rotary in partnership with the Beijing China Rotary Club directed by Jim Firmin. The project is called the China Literacy Project. From left are, Firmin and Rotary President Carla Prejean.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members learned about a cooperative project between USA Rotary Clubs coordinated by the Morgan City Rotary in partnership with the Beijing China Rotary Club directed by Jim

SUGAR

Trucks were being loaded with cut sugarcane in Ricohoc on Tuesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Early reports indicate the state’s sugar cane harvest will be about average after initial concerns that the cold weather earlier in the year may have led to a sub-par crop, American Sugar Cane Leag

St. Mary Parish School Board honors

Students of the Month were named during the October meeting of the St. Mary Parish School Board. They are, from left, Natalie Bourgeois, eighth grade, Berwick Junior High; Katie Trivitt, fifth grade, W.P. Foster Elementary; McKenzi Smith, eighth grade, Morgan City Junior High; and Shaceed Hernandez-Alamo, fifth grade, J.A. Hernandez Elementary. (The Daily Review/Jean L. McCorkle )

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

Obituaries

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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