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)

Morgan City Junior High School adopted

Coastwide Electric in Morgan City signed a certificate promising continued support and adopted Morgan City Junior High School Tuesday morning in the school’s library. Louis Tamporello, representative of Coastwide Electric, was honored with a special plaque from school principal Kenneth Holmes and students thanked him. Front, from left, are eighth-graders James Solar, Kenny Lai and Tyler Sylvester. Back row, from left, are eighth-graders Lanie Martin and Alaysia Williams; St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce President Donna Meyer; Holmes; Tamporello; eighth-grader Shanna Tran; and St. Mary Parish adopt-a-school sponsor Bridgette Guillotte. (Submitted Photo)

Coastwide Electric in Morgan City signed a certificate promising continued support and adopted Morgan City Junior High School Tuesday morning in the school’s library.

Top student at Morgan City Junior High School

Taaj Daniels is Morgan City Junior High School’s 2013-14 Student of the Year. He now competes against other middle school qualifiers for St. Mary Parish Student of the Year in January. From left are his mother, Jessica Daniels, Taaj Daniels, and his father, Reginald Daniels. (Submitted Photo)

Taaj Daniels is Morgan City Junior High School’s 2013-14 Student of the Year. He now competes against other middle school qualifiers for St. Mary Parish Student of the Year in January.

Schools presented with performance plaques

Local public schools that attained an A or B school performance score from the Louisiana Department of Education in 2013 were presented with plaques in recognition of the accomplishment. The scores are derived from various academic performance related measures. In 2013, the state instituted a new scale in which schools with an A designation obtained a score between 100 to 150, and B schools are denoted by scores of 85 to 99.9. All three Berwick schools achieved A status in 2013. Receiving plaques, kneeling from left, are Hattie Watts Elementary Principal Niki Fryou, Berwick Elementary Principal Debbie Tompkins, Bayou Vista Elementary Principal Claire Guarisco, Patterson Junior High Principal Suzanne Bergeron and Wyandotte Elementary Principal Barbara Leleux. Standing, from left, are Morgan City Junior High Principal Kenneth Holmes, Morgan City High Principal Mickey Fabre, Berwick High Principal Buffy Fegenbush, Berwick Junior High School acting Principal Teresa Bagwell, Aucoin Elementary Curriculum Facilitator Andrea Barras and Shannon Elementary Principal Rebecca Harris. (Submitted Photo)

Local public schools that attained an A or B school performance score from the Louisiana Department of Education in 2013 were presented with plaques in recognition of the accomplishment.

Casino revenues up

Revenues increased in November compared to last year at the Amelia Belle Casino. (The Daily Review File Photo)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — State-licensed casinos in Louisiana won $206.5 million from gamblers in November, up $13.6 million from a year earlier.

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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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