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)

Legislators: Emergency center construction to be funded

The 360-foot ship Oslo Bulk 9 being leased by PMI Nutrition International was docked at the Port of Morgan City this morning. The ship is importing salt and exporting feed ingredients from the port. The vessel first came to Morgan City in August and has made seven trips to the city so far, Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade said. The photo is from the Mr. Charlie rig.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Area state legislators are optimistic that construction work on the Port of Morgan City’s Government Emergency Operations Center will be fully funded by Thursday, they said Monday.

Health fair at Teche Regional Medical Center

Belinda Wilper and Sean Perera were taking Christel Hicks’ blood pressure during the Teche Regional Health Fair and Screening on Friday at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Belinda Wilper and Sean Perera were taking Christel Hicks’ blood pressure during the Teche Regional Health Fair and Screening on Friday at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.

Evening of Art for Education

An Evening of Art for Education featuring dinner and a live auction will be held by Holy Cross Elementary at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. Whitney/Hancock Bank has purchased the first table for the event. Holy Cross grandparents Diane Irwin and Jan LaRocca along with Whitney employee Dean Listi Jr. are shown. The auction will feature a signed and framed George Rodrigue print titled “The Three Amigos” that is only available for sale through non-profit organizations; personalized one-of-a-kind class projects by each class, grades Pre-K3 through 6; and art masterpieces painted by each grade, Pre-K4 through 6. Also featured will be a wine pull and mystery magnums. Tickets are $50 per person or $500 per table.
(Submitted Photo)

An Evening of Art for Education featuring dinner and a live auction will be held by Holy Cross Elementary at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.

Drug Court program

Morgan City Rotary Club members learned about the Louisiana Supreme Court Drug Court Program at a recent luncheon from Lars Levy, who is with the St. Mary Drug Court. From left are Levy, Rotary President Carla Prejean and Rotary program director Mellissa Dupre.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members learned about the Louisiana Supreme Court Drug Court Program at a recent luncheon from Lars Levy, who is with the St. Mary Drug Court.

Hoodstock fun in Morgan City

The fourth annual Hoodstock was held Saturday at Brownell Homes in Morgan City. The event featured entertainment and free health screenings as well as food, drinks and other items for sale. Inflatables also were onsite for youngsters. Above Bryalen Kemp, 10, of Siracusa goes airborne on one of the inflatables.
(The Daily Review Photo by Goeff Stoute)

The fourth annual Hoodstock was held Saturday at Brownell Homes in Morgan City. The event featured entertainment and free health screenings as well as food, drinks and other items for sale.

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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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