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)

Massive effort to clear bayou here

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Last Saturday, The TECHE Project, a local nonprofit group working to raise awareness of the environmental, cultural, historical, and recreational values of Bayou Teche, partnered with ACA/LL Bean,

Tour du Teche V paddle race starts Friday

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Paddlers, their coureurs de bois, and traveling cheering squads are coming to the Teche Country this weekend from Texas, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, California, Wisconsin and Maryland as well as all

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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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