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)

Ribbon-cutting held for skate park in Morgan City

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday for The Complex Skate Park in Morgan City located behind Cypress Park. The park is a skateboard-only facility and will be open during all daylight hours, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi said. The city received $26,000 in funding from the parish to help pay for the equipment and cement work, Grizzaffi said. The total project cost was $36,000, the mayor said. Among those present were, on ramp, from left, local skaters Chad Rageur, Jesus Lopez, Drake Bertrand, Peyton Voisin and Jayson Hidalgo. Back row, from left, Mike Banks, Morgan City police chief; Logan Fromenthal, parish councilman; Louis Tamporello, Morgan City councilman; Mark Griffin Jr., Morgan City police assistant police chief; Seth Thomas, City of Morgan City recreation director; and Christopher Frye, Baldwin Redi-Mix. Front row, from left, Tania Hahn, Hahn Enterprises Inc.; Bob Harrison, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce board member; Kevin Voisin, St. Mary Parish councilman; Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish chamber president; Emily Berry, St. Mary Parish chamber board member; Paul Naquin, St. Mary Parish president; Grizzaffi; Jarrod Longman, St. Mary Parish assessor; Dwayne Barbier, City of Morgan City director of recreation and culture; and David Bourdier, chamber ambassador.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Monday for The Complex Skate Park in Morgan City located behind Cypress Park.

Arrests reports

Lionel Joseph

A 24-year-old Labadieville man, who had been in The Daily Review’s Most Wanted edition since June, was jailed for stealing nearly $3,000 in cash and electronics from a Morgan City restaurant, Morga

Shrimp & Petroleum Festival poster unveiled Monday

The official poster for the 79th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival was unveiled Monday afternoon on the front porch of the festival office on Second Street in Morgan City. Front row, from left, Paige Johnson, Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival queen; Robert Olivier IV; Madison Olivier; Robert Olivier III, artist; and his wife, Amanda Olivier holding Trent Olivier. Second row, Bobby Dufrene, festival board member; Lee Darce, festival assistant and vendor chairman; and Lt. Mary Gilday, U.S. Coast Guard. Third row, Rodney Gros, festival vice president; Kim Olivier, mother of the artist; and Greg Price, festival chairman of the board. Fourth row, Louis Tamporello, city councilman and festival board member; Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce president; Robert Olivier Jr., father of the artist; Lee Delaune, festival director; and festival board members Deborah Lodrigue and Kim Hernandez. Back row, Peggy Acosta, festival board secretary; Barry Dufrene, city councilman; Mark Griffin Jr., Morgan City police assistant police chief; Bob Harrison, St. Mary Parish chamber board member; Frank Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; and Louis Ratcliff, Berwick mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Bayou Vista artist Robert Olivier III’s art was chosen as the official poster for the 79th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival.

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Sports

Central Catholic High School defeated Ascension Episcopal 28-21 in District 7-1A action. The Eagles utilized both Stefano Guarisco and Tyler O’con in place of injured quarterback Blake Byrne. Guarisco rushed for 244 yards and three scores and passed for 37 more yards, while O’con passed for 62 yards. Above, O’con hands off to Guarisco. (The Daily Review/Courtney Long)

Guarisco, freshman QB propels Eagles to 28-21 win

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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