A Business After Hours party to kick off the Black Bear Festival was held Thursday at the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts in Franklin. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce event included musical entertainment by Rick Lorenzo and many local food vendors. The festival kicks off tonight at 6 and continues through Sunday.
About 50 trees along the northern border of Franklin Senior High School are set to be cut down by a natural gas pipeline company.

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram has signed to play softball at Grambling State University. She also will walk on the volleyball team. Ingram, along with her cousin Jaiveianna Jones, held a signing ceremony at Morgan City High School Wednesday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram will be headed to Grambling State on a softball scholarship. She also will walk on to the volleyball team.

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram has signed to play softball at Grambling State University. She also will walk on the volleyball team. Ingram, along with her cousin Jaiveianna Jones, held a signing ceremony at Morgan City High School Wednesday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Synthetic marijuana use is on the rise in Tri-City area

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 u

Morgan City High students visit Rotary meeting

Morgan City Rotary Club members hosted Morgan City High School students Reagan Daigle, Callie Breaux and Shayna Furneaux at a recent luncheon where the students spoke about their school activities and education plans. From left are, Rotary student visit director Kim Hernandez, Daigle, Breaux and Furneaux.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members hosted Morgan City High School students Reagan Daigle, Callie Breaux and Shayna Furneaux at a recent luncheon where the students spoke about their school activities

Respiratory Care Week at Teche Regional

Respiratory Care Week will be celebrated Oct. 19 to 25 at Teche Regional Medical Center. The week is dedicated to supporting the professionals who have been referred to as the “silent heroes” of the medical world, a news release stated. Respiratory therapists treat people with disorders affecting the heart and lung systems such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders and trauma. The combined cardiopulmonary staff at Teche Regional Medical Center has more than 200 years of experience. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22, there will be an opportunity to view the services and equipment available to help therapists meet the needs of patients. There will also be therapists present to help answer questions and distribute literature at that time. From left, Jason Boudreaux, RRT; Jerry Daigle, CRT; Lindsey Foret, CRT; Raymond Pisani, RRT, cardiopulmonary director and president of the Louisiana Society of Respiratory Care; Rachel Torres, CRT; Hannah Stadalis, CRT; and Maria Gaudet, RRT.
(Submitted Photo)

Respiratory Care Week will be celebrated Oct. 19 to 25 at Teche Regional Medical Center.

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Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram has signed to play softball at Grambling State University. She also will walk on the volleyball team. Ingram, along with her cousin Jaiveianna Jones, held a signing ceremony at Morgan City High School Wednesday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram will be headed to Grambling State on a softball scholarship.
She also will walk on to the volleyball team.

Lifestyle

Chef Brian Blanchard organized the 26th annual Central Catholic High School Alumni Association’s Chef’s Dinner.
--Submitted photo

The Central Catholic High School Alumni Association’s 26th annual Chef’s Dinner, a Gold Medal Evening, was held April 12 at NicoBella in Morgan City.

Obituaries

March 14, 1937-April 2, 2015
Melvin Lynn Evans Jr. was a native of Louisiana. He was born in Evangeline Parish on March 14, 1937.

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