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)

Patterson school work

Demolition of the former office of Dr. Earl Eues on First Street in Patterson began with asbestos abatement recently by R&D Contractors in Jeanerette. The project now is in the demolition phase in anticipation of construction of the new Patterson Junior High School building, according to St. Mary Superintendent Donald Aguillard. Architect Jim Firmin continues to develop the plan for the new school, and a mechanical engineer has been contacted to look at options for cooling the existing building while the new building is under construction, Aguillard said. Meanwhile, a contractor broke ground this week on Hattie Watts Elementary’s new $1.9 million multi-purpose building. Both projects are supported by $21 million in bonds backed by a 15-mill property tax voters approved a year ago.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Demolition of the former office of Dr. Earl Eues on First Street in Patterson began with asbestos abatement recently by R&D Contractors in Jeanerette.

Vacation raffle

Tickets are on sale for the St. Mary Parish Foundation raffle of a trip for two to Rome and Florence, Italy, including airfare from Lafayette and hotel for seven nights or a Royal Caribbean cruise vacation in a VIP suite. To purchase one of the 200 tickets available at a cost of $100 each, contact Alice Pecoraro at 985-518-2575 or email alicepec@gmail.com. Here, volunteer Charlotte Wise sells a ticket to Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi.
(Submitted Photo)

Tickets are on sale for the St.

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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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