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)

M C Bank ‘Cozy Toes’ presentations

M C Bank employees duplicated their Cozy Toes donation to Morgan City Health Care by wrapping Christmas gifts for their residence. On hand for the presentation, from left, were Karen Froreich, M C Bank; Jeremy Ryman, Morgan City Health Care administrator; Chyral Whitehead, Morgan City Health Care activity director; Kevin Boisseau, Morgan City Health Care administrator trainee; and bank employees Mary Ann Rodrigue, Rowena Verrette, Travis Richard, Joyce Williams, Jason Pye, Tessie DuBois, Whitney Vanderson and Tammie Johnson.

M C Bank employees duplicated their Cozy Toes donation to Morgan City Health Care by wrapping Christmas gifts for their residence.

Student of the month

Devanta Steward was honored and named M.E. Norman Elementary School’s student of the month for November. From left, Herman Hartman, mentor and volunteer reading listener; Shannon Hoffpauir, principal; Steward; and Earl Johnson, St. Mary Parish sheriff’s deputy and mentor.
(Submitted Photo)

Devanta Steward was honored and named M.E. Norman Elementary School’s student of the month for November.

Donation from Cote Blanche Mines

St. Mary Outreach in Morgan City received a holiday donation of $6,238.50 Tuesday afternoon from Cote Blanche Salt Mine in Iberia Parish. The donation was the result of Cote Blanche Mines recent “hoist day” in which more than 12,000 tons of salt was produced. The mine donated $1 for each ton to local food banks. The contribution will help benefit needy families during the holiday season and throughout the year. Standing in St. Mary Outreach’s collection room, from left, are Don Brumm, vice president Cote Blanche Salt Mine; Kay Raymond, executive director Morgan City St. Mary Outreach facility; and Carey Landry, vice president United Steel Workers Local 14425.
(The Daily Review Photo by Courtney Darce)

St. Mary Outreach in Morgan City received a holiday donation of $6,238.50 Tuesday afternoon from Cote Blanche Salt Mine in Iberia Parish.

Morgan City High School choir performs

Morgan City Rotary Club members enjoyed Christmas songs sung by the Morgan City High School choir at a recent luncheon. In the center is choir director Beth Dupuy with choir members.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members enjoyed Christmas songs sung by the Morgan City High School choir at a recent luncheon. In the center is choir director Beth Dupuy with choir members.

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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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